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If the movie industry was the entertainment king of the 20th century, the video-gaming industry is where disposable income is headed for the 21st century. Nowhere was this more apparent than the Electronic Entertainment Expo–E3 for short–going on right now in Los Angeles.

True, the vast majority of the games at E3 involved vixens and/or steroid-shot musclemen shooting and/or chainsawing bad guys and/or zombies. Actual zombie video-game quote overheard at E3: “And when the bullets run out, there’s always the chain saws.” (Another actual quote, “. . . and spray giant pieces of poo!”)

But there were plenty of car-related games, and that was why we went.

The first one we saw was the coming Forza Motorsport 3. We saw that one first because …  Details

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Can’t afford the $114,200 for a 420hp V8 Audi R8?  No room in the garage for this beautiful luxury sportscar?  No problem.  Drive it on your Xbox 360.  Get those gaming fingers ready. 

Audi is teaming with Forza Motorsport, the hottest name in racing games, to launch the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro on the new Xbox 360’s “Forza Motorsport 3”.  

But you’ll have to wait until October, when “Forza Motorsport 3” parks on gaming store shelves, real or virtual.  That’s about the same time the real life version arrives in Audi showrooms.  Audi and Forza Motorsport are hoping the new Xbox 360 game will set a new standard…  Details


shawnToday Ubisoft announced that it is collaborating again with Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White in Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage. Developed by Ubisoft Montréal, the game will be available exclusively for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and will be on store shelves holiday 2009.

“Working with Shaun on the first title was an excellent experience,” said Antoine Guignard, Ubisoft producer of Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage. “The great public reception of Shaun White Snowboarding and the wonderful collaboration with Shaun made it a slam dunk for us to reunite to create a fun, new adventure for fans.”

Players will hit the slopes with Shaun White and his crew, but this time the stakes are higher as you pursue the world’s top competitions from a half-pipe in the middle of New York’s Time Square to the most prestigious competitions of France, Canada and Japan.

“Ubisoft has been a great partner, and I’m excited for World Stage,” said action sports phenom Shaun White. “It’s cool to give people insight on what my life is like on the competition circuit.”

Shaun White Snowboarding was a worldwide success for Ubisoft, selling over 3 million copies since its November 2008 launch and establishing a new sports brand for Ubisoft. The title was also one of the first and most popular video games compatible with the Wii Balance Boardâ„¢ accessory. Players will be able to break out their Balance Boards once again for Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage when they flex their board skills either alone or together with family and friends.

Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage will be showcased at the Ubisoft press conference during E3 at the Los Angeles Theater on June 1st at 5 p.m. Visitors can hit the powder, as well, at the Ubisoft booth on the show floor (South Hall, Booth #1022).

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Digital Chocolate has released an iPhone version of its well reviewed mobile title Stunt Car Racing 99 Tracks [link] through the App Store.

Stunt Car Racing 99 Tracks is a physics-based jump-tilt-and-land racer with a gameplay mechanic similar to that of the “2.5D” iPhone titles GI Joyride and Monster Truck Nitro, but with much simpler 2D graphics that reveal its mobile handset origins.  Gameplay involves …  Details

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