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Forza Horizon 2 is the kind of racing game that expands the idea of 'simulation' to include less material, more ambiguous parts of driving. What it feels like to zoom along the breezy coast in a lovely LaFerrari. The cringe of your beastly Nissan GT-R scraping through a tight turn in the castle town of San Giovanni. Inhaling for your Ford Raptor as it squeezes throug...

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Best of the Rest: Ludwig's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Jazzpunk Jazzpunk is likely to be misunderstood, or impossible to understand, by design. You ...

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Best of the Rest: Earnest's picks of 2014

ATTENTION: The year 2014 has concluded its temporal self-destruct sequence. If you are among the escapees, please join us in salvaging and preserving the best games from the irradiated chrono-debris. Forza Horizon 2 Don't let the checkered flags and supercars speeding from point to point fool...

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You can still browse New Years deals on the Xbox Marketplace

New year, same simple pleasures - Shockingly, it turns out that saving money in 2015 is just as fun as it was in 2014! In recognition of this truth, Xbox Marketplace's existing, week-long New Years deals have been extended until January 6, providing a range of savings across the Xbox One and Xbox 3...

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New expansion takes Forza Horizon 2 off-roading in a storm

Open-world racing hit Forza Horizon 2 grows a little larger today with the launch of the Storm Island expansion, a DLC addition that adds new cars, new areas and new events to the already sizable racer. Like the Rally Expansion Pack for the original Forza Horizon, the Storm Island expansion is d...

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Six new DLC cars roll into Forza Horizon 2's garage

Playground Games' open-world racer Forza Horizon 2 picks up its second post-launch DLC pack today, which includes six new vehicles for players to race, paint and smash to pieces against the picturesque countryside. The highlight of the Falken Car Pack is the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, the beautiful Ita...

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Joystiq Weekly: Vib-ribbon launches, Driveclub Review, RE: Revelations 2 preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. "Better eight years late than never," PlayStation Network...

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Forza Horizon 2: Xbox 360 vs Xbox One graphics showdown

We quite liked the Xbox One's new flagship racer Forza Horizon 2, but how does it perform on older hardware? According to this seven-minute video from the techies at Digital Foundry, the answer is "surprisingly well." [Image: Microsoft] ...

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Don't expect Forza Horizon 2 DLC on Xbox 360

Playground Games has issued a clarifying statement revealing that the Xbox 360 version of its open-world racer Forza Horizon 2 will not share any of the DLC planned for the game's Xbox One release. The announcement follows up on this week's launch of the Mobil 1 Car Pack, the first of several pl...

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Forza Horizon 2's first car pack rolls out on Xbox One

Microsoft has released its first batch of add-on content for the Xbox One version of its open-world racer Forza Horizon 2, adding a collection of six new cars to player garages. The pack introduces the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the 2013 Renault Clio RS 200, ...

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FIFA 15 holds off Mordor, Forza, Smash in this week's UK charts

FIFA 15 survived a three-way attack to score a second week as the UK No. 1, despite a 70 percent drop in sales. EA's soccer sim shimmied its way past multiplatform action-RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Xbox-only racer Forza Horizon 2 and porta-brawler Super Smash Bros 3DS, placing second, thir...

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