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Car Driving Games Go Social Via Fupa
Car Driving Games Go Social Via Fupa

Do you like driving games? Do you like social gaming? We thought Fupa meant something else, but apparently it's a gaming company out of San Francisco that's just launched a new car driving games website that you might want to bookmark, if you like lots of ads pre-gaming some pretty basic, though...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

Fast Five trailer playing at Car Town drive-in cinema
Car Town's Virtual World Offers Real-World Amenities -- Including Fast Five Movie Tickets

Last summer, we announced the launch of a new app on Facebook: Car Town. It was meant to be the gearhead's answer to Farmville and Petville and other social games that encourage obsessive-compulsive types to do repetitive chores in a virtual world while presumably ignoring their chores in this one...Read More»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Chrysler Launches 'What's My AQ?' Trivia Game

Stuck indoors on this cold, wintry Thursday? Of course you are. That makes today the perfect day for a timewaster, and Chrysler has a one that'll do just fine. The game is called "What's My AQ?", and it's a trivia game designed to test users' "auto quotient" (i.e. their car smarts). It's fronted by...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Win A 2011 Nissan Juke In The 'Juke The City' Contest

When the Nissan Juke debuted last year, it turned a lot of heads: it's stylish, it's functional, and it starts at just $18,960. The Juke is technically billed as a mini-crossover, but it's cute and quirky enough to compete against a range of models, from the MINI Cooper to the Ford Fiesta to MPVs...Read More»

Screencap from Isle of Tune
SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

Screencap from Need For Speed trailer
Video: Pagani Zonda, Lamborghini Murcielago Star In New 'Need For Speed' Commercial

As far as videogames go, EA does many things well -- The Sims, for example. Or Rock Band. Unfortunately, the company's racing title Need for Speed hasn't garnered the same buzz as its competitors, like Turn 10's Forza Motorsport and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo. (Though in fairness, half of the...Read More»

Car Town
Car Town And DriverVille: Two Games For Gearheads Come To Facebook

If you use Facebook -- and of course you do -- you know how much fun games like Farmville and Petville can be. Take a look at your news feed, and you'll see dozens of updates from nearly forgotten high school acquaintances, each begging you to help with chores and other drudgery so they can unlock...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame
Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more recent example, the Audi R8, which has co-starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man films? For its part, General...Read More»

TomTom's interactive Star Wars game
On TomTom: 'Luke, I Am Your Father! Now, Take The Third Left.'

Tuesday was Star Wars Day, and we spent it the same way every other fanatic did: by ordering a couple of pizzas, cracking open a case of Mountain Dew, and polishing our Yoda figurines while watching Robot Chicken's obsessive, amazing Star Wars parody. We also downloaded Star Wars voices to our...Read More»

Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers
Videogame Designers Love The Tesla Roadster's Quiet Ride

Tesla and its Roadster are a product of DIY ingenuity -- a perfect example of what can happen when a bunch of people come together and say, "Hey, no one else is doing this, so why don't we?" In that same the DIY spirit, game designers at Microsoft have cleverly recruited a Tesla roadster for their...Read More»

Pole Position!
Building A Virtual Racetrack For Stay-At-Home Drivers

We don't like to admit it, but there's nothing really new about racing videogames. They've been a staple since the days of mall arcades, Atari 2600s, and the Carter Administration; in the interim, they simply gotten faster, sharper, more complex, and more exciting. But the folks behind iRacing.com...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz 'Silver Arrow' Game For iPhone & iPod Touch
Mercedes-Benz 'Silver Arrow' Game For iPhone & iPod Touch

There are loads of auto-oriented applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, like racing games, GPS apps, and programs that help improve fuel economy. Mercedes-Benz has a couple of offerings, too, including its "Quartets" game and the updated version called "Silver Arrow". They're essentially...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Virtual Concept
Run A Virtual, Vertical Lap In The Audi R8 E-Tron Concept

Much like Microsoft's Xbox Live, Sony's PlayStation Home is an online hub where gamers around the globe can interact with one another, download expansion packs, and fiddle around with lots of nifty free stuff. Unfortunately, like certain auto companies we could name, Sony's rollout of the service...Read More»

Sony Releases Screenshots For Gran Turismo 5

Video gamers who love racing titles have been abuzz about Forza Motorsport 3 for the Xbox 360 -- and with good reason. (Have you seen the screenshots? They're pretty amazing.) Well as it turns out, Sony is finally prepping to launch its competing title, Gran Turismo 5, exclusively for the even...Read More»

Screencap from PositScience's DriveSharp game
Brain Game Aims To Boost Driving Skill

Posit Science has released a game called "DriveSharp", which is, according to the company, "clinically proven" to better driving skills by boosting reaction time and peripheral awareness. The game should have some appeal for aging Boomers -- the same demographic targeted by Nintendo and its popular...Read More»

2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway
Videogame Brought To Life: Street Fighter's Ryu Mauls Car With Bare Hands

Ever fantasized about ripping up a car with your bare hands? Ever fantasized about doing that while dressed as a Ryu, a popular character from the old-skool Capcom videogame, Street Fighter? You're not alone. Anymore. [Buzzfeed]Read More»

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