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Eyes front: DJI just released a new, lower latency FPV system for advanced drone pilots

DJI has launched a first-person view (FPV) headset for pilots that has a mere 28 milliseconds of latency and can stream at 720p at 120 fps.

Trials Rising – Engine in perfect nick, body could use a bit of work

The Trials series from developer RedLynx has been around in one form or another since 2000, though many players will have had their first exposure to the game with 2008’s Trials HD on the Xbox 360. The premise of the game hasn’t changed much in the eleven year’s since that game and 2019’s Trials Rising. You’re still on a motorcycle and you still need to use delicate t...[Read More]

Gran Turismo Sport – Sony is ever the traditionalist with this one

If Lewis Hamilton is anything to go by, there are three prerequisites for becoming a racing pro: practice, patience and a planet-sized ego. As ever, Gran Turismo Sport goes big on the first two to deliver the latter once you’ve conquered its never-ending plethora of races, time trials and challenges. It’s a decidedly old-fashioned approach to racing in an age where the instant thrills of Fast &...[Read More]

Forza Motorsport 7 – Leaves other racers languishing in the rear view mirror

It was going so well. We had memorised all eighteen of Silverstone’s iconic bends. We knew exactly how hard to push the race-prepped Bentley Continental GT3 into each corner – all 1300 kilos of it. The Stig? We’d have left him in the dust. Then, the heavens opened. Maggots and Becketts became a waterlogged quagmire, visibility dropped to almost nothing, and finding grip was near-impossible. ...[Read More]

Project CARS 2 – Hyper-realistic, packed with options and an absolute blast to drive

It’s a great time to be alive if you love racing games. As blockbusters Forza Motorsport 7 and Gran Turismo Sport prepare to burst into the world, Project CARS 2 provides a different kind of ride; this game offers up an authentic and immersive sandbox experience that Microsoft and Sony’s offerings simply can’t achieve with their crowd-pleasing remits. How? Well for starters it allows you to race a...[Read More]

Think you have what it takes to race FPV drones? Think again

Flying drones can’t be that hard, surely? And FPV drones (first-person view drones) are just a real-life version of a video game, right? So anyone can do it? Er… how about ‘no’? Not if this footage from this year’s Drone Racing League has anything to say about it. For those that don’t know, FPV racing involves drones piloted by drivers who wear a first-person vi...[Read More]

Forza Horizon 3 – Nothing but blue skies in this amazing speed showcase

Since making the leap up to Xbox One, Forza’s open-world Horizon spinoffs have handily surpassed the more serious Motorsport originals. What starts as a fun aside from the mainline entries delivered open-road thrills across the Franco-Italian countryside with 2014’s brilliant Forza Horizon 2. Now, Forza Horizon 3 is here to cement its pole position with an even larger and more exhilarating r...[Read More]

How might drone racing drive innovation?

Over the past 15 years, drones have progressed from laboratory demonstrations to widely available toys. Technological improvements have brought ever-smaller components required for flight stabilization and control, as well as significant improvements in battery technology. Capabilities once restricted to military vehicles are now found on toys that can be purchased at Wal-Mart. Small cameras and t...[Read More]

Forza Horizon 2 – Does it deliver or stall at the lights? (Xbox One)

After initial concerns that it would dilute the hardcore spirit of the game too much, we unexpectedly fell head over heels with the original Forza Horizon on Xbox 360. That meant expectations were high for the sequel, particularly considering its access to the turbo-charged power of a next-gen console. While it uses the same graphics engine and Drivatar tech as Forza Motorsport 5, Horizon 2 is a v...[Read More]

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