Forza Motorsport 3

XB360 / Racing / Release: Oct 27, 2009 / ESRB: E


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Daily Filter: October 20, 2010

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Forza Motorsport and Top Gear TV Combine Forces in a Partnership for Future Forza Titles

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360, Business

Microsoft has announced a new deal that will partner the Forza Motorsport brand with BBC's Top Gear, which "integrate the Top Gear brand in future versions of Forza Motorsport products," beginning with the previously rumored Ultimate Collection set to launch later this year.

"Bringing together Top Gear and Forza Motorsport is a natural fit," Turn 10 franchise director Dan Greenawalt said in the announcement press release. "Top Gear is all about automotive passion and playing around with cars which is exactly what we deliver with Forza Motorsport games. We are looking forward to collaborating with their team to bring some of what they do so well on television to our game design process." Read more »

"Hmm, I guess I don't have to be a jealous Forza player regarding GT5 getting the Top Gear test ..."
- Freon    See all 9 comments

OFLC Rates Forza 3 'Ultimate Collection'

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360

If an OFLC listing is to be believed, Microsoft is poised to re-release an "Ultimate Collection" of its popular, first-part racing title.

Yesterday, Joystiq spotted a listing on the Australian rating board's website for Forza 3: Ultimate Collection. Presumably, the re-release would include most, if not all of the game's numerous downloadable content "packs." According to the listing, the game was submitted for classification on August 19, 2010. Read more »

"I heard there is an even bigger ultimate collection coming out called Gran Turismo 5."
- phinn    See all 12 comments

Forza Motorsport 3 adds "World Class Car Pack" DLC

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360

Racing fans looking for a distraction before Microsoft's Kinect allows them to walk around their virtual garage can now download a new set of "World Class" vehicles for Forza Motorsport 3.

The "World Class Car Pack" is currently available for purchase at a cost of 400MS Points ($5) and adds ten vehicles to the game's growing roster.Added in this downloadable content pack are the following vehicles: Read more »

"Has Microsoft really released Forza 2+3 while Sony still hasn't delivered GT5? Is GT5 gonna be ..."
- matthaeus    See all 17 comments

Forza Developer Unveils Kinect Racing Game

Turn 10 Studios, the developer behind Microsft's popular Forza Motorsport series, has demonstrated a new racing game that uses the Xbox 360's upcoming Kinect add-on.

Due in 2011, the game will see players holding their hands out an controlling their car with an imaginary steering wheel.

The company promised, "radical new car experiences, experiences that could not be delivered until now," such as being able to walk around a car and hold your hand over its parts to get a more detailed view, or literally climbing into a car and starting it up. Read more »

"I totally want to play racing games w/o any tactile feel, awesome! "
- james t kirk    See all 21 comments

Forza Motorsport 3 Gets 'Exotic Car Pack' DLC

An additional ten motor vehicles are now available to owners of Turn 10's racer Forza Motorsport 3 in downloadable form.

Priced at 400 Microsoft Points / $5, the 96MB Exotic Car Pack delivers the SSC Ultimate Aero, JOSS JT1, Weismann GT MF5, Devon GTX, Spada Codatronca TS, Spyker C8 Laviolette LM85, Mosler MT900s, Q1 Rossion, Radical SR8 LM, and Gumpert Apollo. Read more »

"At least with MS downloads, you get a fair amount of content for a fair price. This is awesome."
- Coffeemate    See all 4 comments

Forza 3 'Road & Track' Pack DLC Adds New Cars, Doesn't Include New Track

Working in conjunction with the editors of auto enthusiast publication Road & Track, developer Turn 10 has released a new downloadable add-on for its Xbox 360 racer Forza Motorsport 3.

Appropriately named "The Road & Track Car Pack," the 400 Microsoft Point / $5 download brings ten additional vehicles to the game, with one of those ten --the 2010 Mini Coupe Concept--available as a free sampler. Read more »

"Entire lineup here is quite lackluster...Bring on the new 599GTO!"
- operator_stavros    See all 5 comments

New Xbox 360 Elite Bundle Packs Two Games

Celebrating the seasonal change, Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox 360 Elite hardware bundle that includes two games at no extra cost.

Carrying the same $299.99 price as a regular Xbox 360 Elite, the "Spring Bundle" packs Bungie's sci-fi shooter Halo 3: ODST and Turn 10's racer Forza Motorsport 3--both Xbox 360 exclusives--alongside the Xbox 360 Elite hardware and its 120GB hard drive. Read more »

"these bundle packs tend to suck, always include games that i wouldn't bother with for free. ..."
- araczynski    See all 9 comments

Forza 3's New Copy Bonus DLC Now Available to All, VIP Pack Sales Benefiting Haiti Relief

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360, DLC

The three downloadable add-ons bundled with all new copies of Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360) are now available for individual purchase, along with the "VIP Membership Car Pack" formerly exclusive to the Limited Edition.

Publishers have recently begun to embrace the practice of bundling downloadable content--in the form of a one-time use code--with new copies to fight piracy and used sales. Read more »

"I still have an un-used new game voucher if anyone wants to paypal me $10 for it. Save $5!"
- aggressor    See all 3 comments

Interactive Achievement Award Winners Announced; Uncharted 2 Snags Ten

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the winners for the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards yesterday. Developer Naughty Dog's cinematic action-adventure, Uncharted 2, was the undisputed star of the show, running away with ten different awards.

The Jay Mohr-hosted event, held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas during the DICE Summit, highlighted the most impressive achievements in game development in 2009, as decided by industry peers. Read more »

"That list is bollocks. What I want to know is how Fifa 2010 won and its not even out yet? I ..."
- X-Nice    See all 33 comments

Forza Motorsport 3 Nurburgring Track DLC Released as Game Sales Race Past 2 Million

Another bit of downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 3 arrived today--this one adding two layouts of the Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit--alongside word that Turn 10's Xbox 360 exclusive racer has now sold over two million copies since it hit retailers in October 2009.

Priced at 400 Microsoft Points ($5), the 134MB "Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit Track Pack" is now available through the Xbox Live Marketplace, with an assortment of media showing off the virtual recreation. Read more »

"I know Turn 10 can't fix the career mode economy now but man these guys need to gift everyone's ..."
- ErichTopp    See all 14 comments

Forza 3 'Community Choice' DLC Voting Begins

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360, DLC

Forza Motorsport 3 developer Turn 10 has joined forces with Gawker-owned automotive enthusiast blog Jalopnik, allowing fans to help select nine of the vehicles to be added to the Xbox 360 exclusive racer over the summer.

Encompassing a total of 120 possible additions, the voting runs from January 25 through January 29, with the various selections broken down into multiple rounds and groups. Read more »

"As a 91 Syclone owner (with only 20K miles on the clock), I had a WTH reaction with the ..."
- Syclone    See all 11 comments

Forza 3 DLC Brings 10 More Cars

Related Topics – Forza Motorsport 3, xbox 360, DLC

Continuing to support its Xbox 360-exclusive racer, developer Turn 10 today brought ten more cars into Forza Motosport 3 with the downloadable "AutoWeek Car Show Pack."

Of the new cars, one--the 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven--is available as a free download, while the remaining nine are only available after purchasing the 400 MS Point / $5 add-on. Read more »

"Some of those screenshots look really bland, especially the lighting... Maybe I'm just too used ..."
- phinn    See all 9 comments

Forza 3 Sells 1 Million, 'Hot Holidays' DLC Out Today

Forza Motorsport 3 has sold over one million copies since being released for Xbox 360 on October 7, developer Turn 10 declared today.

Turn 10's statistical swaggering continues with the boast that "the Forza community has collectively logged over 6.6 million man hours playing online in more than 64 million connected sessions while driving over 590 million miles," which for those who can only think in cosmic terms is apparently "more than three trips from the Earth to the Sun and back!" Read more »

"Custom Public Lobbies - there I said it. I'd like a muscle cars series with simulation ..."
- MondayJBlack    See all 17 comments

Forza 3 Free DLC Adds 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, More DLC Announced

Three "custom and fully-tuned" variants of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe have arrived today in Forza Motosport 3 as part of a free downloadable content pack.

The 33MB Hyundai Car Pack adds the drift-tastic Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, speed-tuned HKS Genesis Coupe and developer Turn 10's custom Forza Motorsport 3 Genesis Coupe, as well as Genesis races for Career mode. Read more »

"I get an error when I try to add this to my queue on Sorry An error has occurred ..."
- OrkO    See all 8 comments

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