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Forza Motorsport 5 adds Long Beach track for free

Forza Motorsport 5 adds Long Beach track for free

As promised, the next title update for Forza Motorsport 5 will add new content to the Xbox One racer--for free. The centerpiece of the update is a new track: the Long Beach circuit, delivering eleven turns across 1.97 miles. This weekend's 40th Toyota Grand Prix is being held at the track.

As with previous free tracks, the Long Beach track will be fully integrated into the game, adding new events in Career mode, new Rivals, and more.

Read more: Long Beach Booster Pack adds five cars »

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Forza Motorsport 5 revs up with Top Gear Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 5 revs up with Top Gear Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 5 has something cool for fans of BBC America's popular automotive series Top Gear in the form of ten new cars. The cars can all be purchased as a tandem or individually.

Read more: The full list of unlockable cars »

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Forza Motorsport 5 DLC cars are now immediately unlocked

Forza Motorsport 5 DLC cars are now immediately unlocked

Forza Motorsport 5's economy has been the subject of controversy from the moment the game first released. Players have not been pleased with the idea of purchasing DLC cars that would then still need to be unlocked through in-game currency or even more real money. Four months after the game first launched, it appears that this finally will no longer be the case.

Read more: Free add-on announcement coming in April »

"While you could use tokens (real money) to unlock these, it's mainly talking about not needing ..."
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Free Forza Motorsport 5 with Xbox One consoles starting next week

Free Forza Motorsport 5 with Xbox One consoles starting next week

Seemingly forgetting about the Titanfall bundle also launching next week, Microsoft has announced that it will bundle a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 with new Xbox One consoles next week as well.

Read more: no double dipping »

"Dude, they give games with Plus. What sad is that the Games with Gold program has been ..."
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Forza Motorsport 5 gets Alpinestars Car Pack today

Forza Motorsport 5 gets Alpinestars Car Pack today

If there's still space in your showroom, Forza Motorsport 5 has ten more cars for you to show off. The Alpinestars Car Pack, named for the automotive apparel line, is now available for your Xbox One racer, with the 1999 Toyota #3 Toyota Motorsports GT-ONE TS020 available out of the starting gate. The other nine cars will need to be unlocked after purchase.

Read more: The full list of unlockable cars »

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Forza 5 celebrates console attach record with free track

Forza 5 celebrates console attach record with free track

Forza Motorsport 5 is the fastest selling of the series, Turn 10 boasted today, thanks to a heavy adoption rate among Xbox One purchasers. The announcement claimed that more than one-third of all XBO owners have a car simulator to go along with it, setting a record for console attach rates for a racing game. To mark the occasion, a track is available for free starting today.

Read more: Road America free track and Booster pack with cars »

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Forza Motorsport 5 gets trio of free Honda cars

Forza Motorsport 5 gets trio of free Honda cars

A new downloadable pack of cars is now available for Microsoft's Xbox One racer, and Honda fans should be thrilled. The 'Honda Legends Car Pack' introduces three new cars for players to drive in the game, available for download at no charge.

Watch: The Hondas in action »

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Forza 5 getting 'Smoking Tire' pack on Tuesday

Forza 5 getting 'Smoking Tire' pack on Tuesday

Forza Motorsport 5 is getting another dose of cars next Tuesday, in the 'Smoking Tire Car Pack.' Named after the popular car enthusiast site, it costs $10 for 10 cars, nine of which need to be unlocked in-game after purchasing the pack.

Read more: 1968 Alfa Romeo unlocked from the start »

"Damn. I hoped this was going to be a patch that fixed tire smoke."
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Why night racing and weather effects may never come to Forza 5

Why night racing and weather effects may never come to Forza 5

Bringing classic tracks to a next-generation console hasn't proven easy for Turn 10 Studios. Creative director Dan Greenawalt says that building next-gen tracks and assets for Forza Motorsport 5 is time consuming, and that adding weather and nighttime effects would've added a tremendous burden to the team. In other words, don't expect to see these additions come to Forza 5 any time soon.

Read more: Accounting for physics and lighting »

"I would hardly call his explanation an "excuse." There's pretty sound technical reasoning they ..."
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Forza 5 update will lower car prices, add drag racing

Forza 5 update will lower car prices, add drag racing

Players were none too pleased with how the economy worked in Forza Motorsport 5. While Turn 10 has made some changes, it appears an even more drastic update is in the works. A new title update, which can arrive as early as next week, will drastically reduce the price of cars while also increasing the rate at which racers earn money.

Read more: One-fifth the time as Forza 4 »

"Give us pink slips so we can win real players cars. How awesome would that be? "
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Forza Motorsport 5 apologizes to Limited Edition owners with a free car

Forza Motorsport 5 apologizes to Limited Edition owners with a free car

Forza Motorsport 5's in-game economy has been a hotly-contested topic since the game's release. The topic is a particularly sore one to Limited Edition owners, who were promised that their 1,250 car tokens would be enough to buy any car in the game. Turn 10 and Microsoft are now attempting to extend somewhat of an olive branch to users, offering boosts for Forza Rewards members and giving Limited Edition owners their choice of car.

Read more: Bonus credits for Forza Rewards members »

"I misunderstood thinking we started with these 5 DLC cars. I did not know we had to purchase ..."
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Forza Motorsport 5 review: auto-topia

Forza Motorsport 5 review: auto-topia

There's no sensation quite like stepping behind the wheel of a new car for the first time. You never forget the first time you rev your new ride's engine and, likewise, I won't forget the first time I took control of my first car in Forza Motorsport 5. Developer Turn 10's Xbox One launch title comes across as a true passion project, seamlessly combining many of the racing genre's best qualities.

First impressions are everything, and Forza 5 wastes no time in dazzling with its crisp, luminescent visuals. I'm not a car junkie by any means, but the attention to detail and the Top Gear narration made it hard not to become one.

Read more: Drivatars shape up races »

"No way in Hades I'm buying it now. Goodbye Forza! You were fun prior to your programers ..."
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Interview: Forza Motorsport 5 creative director defends in-game economy, amount of content

Interview: Forza Motorsport 5 creative director defends in-game economy, amount of content

Forza Motorsport 5 is shaping up to be an excellent playing game (our full review coming soon). However, gamers are angry at how certain locked cars are priced beyond the means of normal gameplay. With the game offering in-game credits via microtransactions, gamers are up-in-arms about the in-game economy. Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt responded to our questions.

Why are there locked cars in Free Play mode? There's no progression element to Free Play, but a player can't just play with all the cars in the game?

Having a limited Free Play garage including rentals was introduced in Forza Horizon. Our goal was to get players to form connections with the cars that mattered most to them and to feel invested in the cars they own.

Read more: Greenawalt answers our Qs »

"Seems like you could use the old course track data and then just do new art. They just need the ..."
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Xbox One playable at 75 Microsoft stores

Xbox One playable at 75 Microsoft stores

The Xbox One launch is right around the corner, and chances are you've already pre-ordered if you intend to get one. But, just in case you're not quite convinced to pitch a tent outside your local big box store on the evening of November 21 like a crazy person, Microsoft is opening several more opportunities to try it at the company stores.

Read more: 75 stores sporting Forza 5 demos »

"I bet they are upset they missed out of Teen Pottery Barn..... Nintendo just keeps innovating ..."
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Why first place doesn't matter in Forza Motorsport 5

Why first place doesn't matter in Forza Motorsport 5

One of the most significant changes to Forza Motorsport 5 is the removed focus on being first. While that may seem sacrilegious in a racing game, series director Dan Greenawalt explained that removing the need to place in first makes for better racing.

"In most racing games, Forza included, the goal is to finish first. So you set the difficulty to a place where you can get in first some point in the game, and then you sit in first until you get bored," he explained. "We've changed it in Forza 5 so that you’re trying to get on the podium."

Read more: Drivatars 'act like people' »

"I will say I had some moments in F4 where in only 4-5 laps I had to do stupid stuff like cut ..."
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