Gamers rejoice. Volvo releases their new video game. Free.

Friday May 15th, 2009 at 1:55 PM
Posted by: asgruben

Volvo, the game - 850By Adrienne Gruben

Hot Moms with crushes on their tennis coaches. Professors with NPR tote bags.  This is what I think of when I hear the word Volvo.  But like Madonna and her new adolescent boyfriend, Volvo is retooling its image and possibly skewing to a younger set.  Volvo, in conjunction with SimBin (maker of the game Race Pro which scored 72% on Metacritic) has released a Volvo racing game called, wait for it…Volvo: The Game.

The game allows you to race Volvos that span each generation (including the 850 station-wagon, which to me, its inclusion is a tongue in cheek send up of the Mom car, but which Volvo calls a legend) or the futuristic looking V60 concept car.  I like old school, but a concept car, for any racing game enthusiast, is always cool.

As we all know, the success of a racing game comes down to five things: graphics, handling, varied skill level, track and cool cars.  The graphics look good.  Side by side photos of the game’s station wagon and the actual wagon were hard to distinguish.  Handling.  We’ll know May 26 when the game is made available.

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5 Greatest Video Game Cars–EVER!

Monday January 5th, 2009 at 7:11 AM
Posted by: goofshow

What would video games be without cars? Most likely they would be “car-less.” But what would be the greatest video game cars of all time? Don’t think it’s about time that someone out there on the InterWeb would decide to compile a list of these computer-generated-gaming vehicles? Well, thank bloody goodness for Jalopnik (who incidently is “obsessed with the cult of cars”) to compile a list of their fav joystick operated four-wheel-obsessions:

Grand Theft Auto - Infernus5.) Infernus (Grand Theft Auto Series)

This is the vehicle game amongst vehicle games. In fact stealing autos in a grand-sort-of-fashion is in the game’s fricken title. There’re many models of the Infernus to choose from in the GTA series. Be it, GTA III Vector-based Infernus or GTA IV’s Murcielago, nothing excels more than reving up and then have some high-flying, high-speed antics off a ramp.

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