Forza Horizon wears its influences on its sleeve, going so far as to create playable tributes to classic video game racers of the past.in the beautiful Forza Horizon 4. As part of the LaRacer @ Horizon missions, players enter a series of ten races all of which tip the hat to classic games including Sony’s Ridge Racer series, Sega Rally, Atari’s Test Drive, Dreamcast legend Crazy Taxi, arcade favourite Out Run and original Xbox launch game Project Gotham Racing, amongst others. There are nice touches within each mission too – the Project Gotham Racing level sends you to Edinburgh, one of the most memorable cities from Bizarre Creations’ epic racer, and lets you drive the boxart star Ferrari. As for the Crazy Taxi mission – that’s just easy with a massive jump ramp. Hey, hey, come on over, have some fun! You can find out how to access all the LaRacer @ Horizon missions here, and if you’re on the hunt for the hidden Barn Finds we’ve got … [Read more...] about Forza Horizon 4 pays tribute to classic racing games with playable Ridge Racer, Crazy Taxi, Out Run, Sega Rally missions
First Reformed is a disaster movie where the dread of Earth’s slow-drip destruction weighs on the protagonist’s, and the audience’s, shoulders. It’s a fantasy film in the sense that a spiritual mind is capable of transcendence (or in this case, astral projection). One could call it a horror movie, too: Toller (Ethan Hawke), the minister of a Revolution-era chapel in upstate New York, finds himself haunted by the death of his son, the capitalistic tendencies of a nearby megachurch and the plight of Mary (Amanda Seyfried), who recently lost her conservationist husband. The scares, bleeding out of his unraveling, are psychological, yet supernatural — not unlike The Bible. Watching the film, out now in theaters, is like witnessing an accomplished mathematician scribble down the solution to a chalkboard-sprawled equation. The scholar at work is Paul Schrader, who wrote the screenplays for four timeless Martin Scorsese films (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last … [Read more...] about Paul Schrader, the writer of Taxi Driver, is back with First Reformed. We talked to him about God and horror, and his thoughts might change the way you watch movies.
Microsoft’s next offering of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers is all about assassins and cars. The lineup for February 2018 is led by Shadow Warrior, Flying Wild Hog’s 2013 reboot of the late-’90s first-person shooter. It will be free all month long on Xbox One. The other Xbox One title for the month is Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, the downloadable spinoff starring Arbaaz Mir that was released in January 2016. It will be available free from Feb. 16 to March 15. February’s two free Xbox 360 games are two very different takes on vehicular mayhem. First up is Split/Second, Black Rock Studio’s beloved stunt racing game set in a reality TV show. It will go free for the first half of the month. The 2010 remake of Crazy Taxi, a Sega Dreamcast classic, will be free from Feb. 16-28. As always, both of the Xbox 360 titles will be playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. In the meantime, Gold subscribers can still download some of the … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold features Split/Second, Shadow Warrior in February
By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:03 GMT Car rides in PUBG are more often than not very exciting. If you’re not getting shot at every ten seconds, you’re having trouble with vehicle suspension, PUBG road bumps impossible to see, or just plain old unintended mistakes. In that way, driving (or being in) a car in PUBG feels a bit like an adventure not unlike what you’d find in Crazy Taxi. With the right camera cuts, menu mockups, and some editing ingenuity, you can turn PUBG car footage into something out of Crazy Taxi. Talented YouTube user Kiro-GX has created the perfect PUBG Crazy Taxi mashup. They even added scoring to the UI, and kept the aspect ration to 4:3. Just perfect. … [Read more...] about Someone made a PUBG Crazy Taxi mashup and we can’t stop watching it
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301