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Drive By Wire: 5 Best Racing Games

You grew up on Mario Kart, but that's just it -- you've grown up. But... not entirely. You still want to grip a controller and curse at a screen and burn rubber without having to see (real) flashing lights in the rearview. You want risk life and limb in the pursuit of speed -- but not actually, you know, risk life and limb. Stretch your thumbs and be prepared to make up for the drudgery of that godawful commute this morning: here are the best racing games for most every platform.

There goes your weekend

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Whether you have the urge to gun down some terrorist types or get screamed at by whiny preteens, Call of Duty consistently delivers. The franchise is built on fast game play and fun online chaos; that continues in Call

No Payne, No Gain

Max Payne 3

It’s been nearly 10 years since a video game pulled us through the living nightmare that was the life of Max Payne. Much to the pleasure of fans worldwide, everyone’s favorite tormented soul is back and so is Bullet Time.
Ready for Round Two?

Batman: Arkham City

While Christopher Nolan certainly deserves the lion's share of credit for molding the caped crusader into his 21st century, cash-raining form, the impact of game developer Rocksteady on Batman's recent popularity can't be downplayed. Batman: Arkham Asylum was slathered with

The Future is Yours

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

A sense of truly free will is an incredibly difficult thing to pull off in a video game. Taking into account a seemingly infinite number of player choices and possibilities just gets messy in the hands of typical game designers.
Putting the Axe in Relax

Dead Island

Zombie games are a dime a dozen, but Dead Island ($60) has a few intriguing tweaks worth paying attention to. The most obvious is its tropical paradise setting on the fictional South Pacific island of Banoi. Here, the flagship

The Best of College Football (sans smuggling Bourbon in your pants)

NCAA Football 11

Depending in part on how and where you spent your formative years, you should understand the following statement: nothing in the sporting world compares to the excitement of college football. Of course, you're entitled to disagree or to blow your vuvuzela in

Just One More Thing to Anticipate

Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition

It's still going to be several months (Nov. 2) before you can experience the latest edition of Sony's premier racing title at home, but true fans with an obsession for memorabilia should look alive and pre-order this limited edition set now. Besides

Ancient Deities Behaving Badly

God of War III (PS3)

kratos So in case you didn't know it, this is big - as in Mount Olympus big. Released today, God of War III is to the PS3 what Halo 3 was to Microsoft's Xbox 360. It's a massive action hit and the

Drake Returns. Adventurous Hijinks Ensue.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

drakes3 Sequels can be tricky to pull off. Whether you're talking movies, books, or, in this case, video games, experiencing the follow-up to a much-loved original work is conflicted with expectations. The 2007 PS3 hit Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was one of

F*$%&@#! Finally

Netflix Streaming On PS3


After what seems like ages, it finally appears that Sony and Netflix have reached an agreement to bring the movie company's glorious streaming service to over 9 million U.S. PS3 units in November. This is a major boon to current PS3

Your Guide to the Next Big Thing(s)

10 Best, Most Anticipated Video Games (Late 2009)


There's nothing like waking up to a crisp Autumn morning, your body shivering thanks to the open bedroom window, to remind you that time flies. Somehow, summer is behind us, and we are on a steady march towards the holidays and

Beating Thugs with The Bat Just Never Gets Old

Batman: Arkham Asylum

We've heard it said that Batman: Arkham Asylum is the year's best game. We wanted to spend some quality time of our own with the Dark Knight, before passing judgment. Having done so, we're hard pressed to disagree with all the hype. Check our full take here.

Gear Patrol Details the Cream of the Playstation 3 Crop

10 Best PS3 Games (Late 2009)


Your Gear Patrol editors certainly appreciate good video games. In fact, those of us hailing from the University of Tennessee could likely pool our credit hours sacrificed before the throne of N64 and have a whole undergrad degree left over. We're

Call of Duty: World At War

There Are Few Better Ways To Celebrate Veterans Day


So, by now your gaming budget has probably been crushed to a bloody pulp by the relentless parade of A+ titles that have been released over the past few weeks. Prepare to part with another

Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2

It’s Easier To Pick The Leader Of The Free World

resistance-2-gears-of-war-2.jpg The only choice able to rival the consternation facing undecided civic duty-doers today might be taking a stand for one of this week’s blockbuster new releases. Fear not, for unlike your singular opportunity to pull

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots


If you haven’t played any of the Meetal Gear series then MSG4 is a good way to get your feet wet. Guns of the Patriots is the fourth installment of the Metal Gear Solid series, by Kojima Productions and if you've seen the

Resistance 2 2 is an upcoming science fiction first person shooter video game for the PlayStation 3. It is currently in development by Insomniac Games and will continue to be published by Sony Computer Entertainment America. The game is scheduled for a European release

PS3 DualShock 3

ps3.dualshock.3.rumble.controller.jpgBehold, the ridiculously long overdue PlayStation 3 DualShock controller. Aptly named "DualShock 3". Starting April 15 you'll be able to finally add rumble features to many of your favorite games like every other system has been doing for, oh, 10 years. There are no

Rock Band Special Edition

rockband.special.edition.jpg Unless you've been living in a cave you know about Guitar Hero. Well, like any good thing in America it hasn't been left alone. We're already up to Guitar Hero III and now comes the ultimate collection of virtual thrashing - Rock Band

Heavenly Sword

heavenly_sword.jpgThe much anticipated Heavenly Sword is finally out for the PS3. If you haven't noticed the initialy roll out of games for the PS3 has been underwhelming. If you have noticed then we don't really need to go into further detail.

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