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Forza 3 goes Back to the Eighties

Gets DeLorean and Ferris Bueller's Ferrari.

Cars made famous by cult movies Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Back to the Future are included in a Forza 3 downloadable pack due out next week.

Second place for UK at WCG

Gold in Forza and silver in Guitar Hero.

The UK achieved its best ever result at the World Cyber Games in Los Angeles at the weekend, finishing joint second with Germany and Brazil.

Forza 3 Ultimate Collection sighted

In Aussie and German rating databases.

Microsoft will release an "Ultimate Collection" version of Forza Motorsport 3, judging by its appearance on the Australian classification database.

More DLC cars released for Forza 3

Bentley! MX-5! Holden! Insignia.

Microsoft has released yet another downloadable pack of cars for its superlative motoring playground, Forza Motorsport 3. It's the Road & Track Car Pack, put together by editors of Road & Track magazine, and it costs 400 Microsoft Points (3.40 / 4.80).

Forza 3 gets DLC boost, hits 1m sales

Forza 3 gets DLC boost, hits 1m sales

Hot Holidays out now, more DLC in Jan.

Microsoft and Turn 10 have released the Hot Holidays Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 3 and announced that the game has racked up over a million sales worldwide.

The Xbox 360-exclusive racer's new downloadable content goes for 400 Microsoft Points (3.40 / 4.80) and is comprised of eight race cars due out next year and two of this year's most desirable.

Microsoft also said that another DLC pack would be released on 12th January to coincide with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, although it didn't elaborate.

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New Forza Motorsport 3 DLC launches

New Forza Motorsport 3 DLC launches

Get a bunch of new cars for free.

Microsoft has released a new batch of DLC for Forza Motorsport 3 - and it's free to download.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack gives you the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the HKS Genesis Coupe and the special edition Forza 3 Genesis Coupe.

Plus as of 8th December you'll be able to download the Hot Holidays Car Pack. It will feature ten hot super cars coming in 2010 such as the Ferrari 458 Italia. The pack will cost 400 Microsoft Points (3.40 / 4.80), but you'll be able to download the 2010 Audi S4 for free as a taster.

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Digital FoundryTech Evolution: Forza Motorsport 3

Forza old vs. Forza new vs. Gran Turismo.

Digital Foundry has already taken a look at core aspects of the technology powering Forza Motorsport 3 in the initial demo tech breakdown, but in this feature we're expanding our analysis of the game to cover both its past and its potential future.

UK charts: PES 2010 overturns FIFA 10

Forza 3, Borderlands, SmackDown appear.

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 has overturned a rampant FIFA 10 to take the UK all-formats top 40 crown. The PS3 had the lion's share (66 per cent) of the sales.

Forza Motorsport 3

Forza Motorsport 3

All will drive.

Is it nave to think you can judge the character of a racing game from its choice of cover star? Probably. Yet the Project Gotham Racing series' love affair with Ferrari was perfectly suited to its flamboyant character; Race Driver GRID's hulking Dodge Viper in race trim captured its brutish, high-octane track-day drama. And Forza Motorsport 3 couldn't be more aptly summarised by the car that adorns the box (and kicks the racing campaign off in the obligatory high-speed teaser, before you're relegated to buzzing around in superminis): the Audi R8.

It's not, frankly, the prettiest of supercars. It's not the most soulful or thrilling, or, as our American friends would say, the most storied. It is, however, a paragon of ruthless and meticulous engineering excellence, a perfectly balanced, impossibly capable, surprisingly easy-to-handle all-rounder that doesn't need a hardcore enthusiast at the wheel to simply drive around the competition. That's Forza Motorsport 3 all over.

Audi has clearly been more than a commercial influence on the third in Microsoft's exemplary series. The classy, clinical understatement of the presentation, with its blinding white menus and note of cultured authority from narrator Peter Egan, is pure vorsprung durch technik. Developer Turn 10 has admitted that it's heading in the opposite direction to the loud Americanism of Codemasters' Racing Studio, seeking to give its game a high-end, European feel. It's a success, even if it has you reaching for the contrast controls before you're able to see some of the light-grey-on-white type - so quiet in its refinement that you can't actually read it.

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Free "Legends" DLC at Forza 3 launch

As Turn 10 reveals game's full roster.

Microsoft will give all buyers of Forza Motorsport 3 a coupon to download a batch of free DLC from 27th October.

That will be the Motorsports Legends Car Pack, which includes 10 classic cars and two new maps.

Those sporty stallions are the '65 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, '64 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage, '81 BMW M1, '60 Chevrolet Corvette, '69 Dodge Charger, '57 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, '80 Fiat 131 Abarth, '67 Lamborghini Miura P400, '71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R and '65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe.

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Digital FoundrySlick performance in new Forza 3 vid

Game gold, demo coming 24th September.

Turn 10 Studios has announced that the hugely anticipated Forza Motorsport 3 has "gone gold", meaning that the codebase has been locked down and the final disc image has been dispatched for duplication. To celebrate, the developer has released details of the forthcoming playable demo along with a 60FPS gameplay capture, showing a 2004 "Yellow Hat" racing Toyota Supra in action on the Sedona Raceway Park circuit.

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It's got rubber, but does it have soul?

There aren't many surprises in our second chance to see Microsoft's flagship 360 racer, simulator, paint shop and all-round petrol-head playground, Forza Motorsport 3. We had already been given a definitive look at the self-appointed "definitive racing game of this generation" at E3, where we were thoroughly schooled in its philosophy of accessibility, flexibility, 400-car and 100-track comprehensiveness, obsessive technical detail, world-beating community features and general all-things-to-all-men definitiveness by an on-message phalanx of developers from Turn 10.

Microsoft treats heading to EG Expo

Forza 3 and Halo 3: ODST on show.

Yes! More Expo games! We can hardly believe it either. Today it's Microsoft who takes centre-stage, tossing AAA Xbox 360 exclusives into the fray like thongs at a Timberlake concert. The Redmond giant isn't messing about either - the two games we're happy to confirm today are Forza Motorsport 3 and a little old thing called Halo 3: ODST. Yes, yes, we're aware that both of these titles will be in the shops at this point, but, as Tim Westwood might say - hold up, big dog.

Forza Motorsport 3 dated for US

Xbox 360 exclusive for October.

Microsoft has given Forza Motorsport 3 a North American release date of 27th October. Confirmation of a European date hopefully isn't too far behind.

Turn 10: Polyphony checked out Forza

GT devs dropped in to take notes at E3.

When they weren't showing off Gran Turismo PSP on-stage at the Sony conference or giving interviews, folks from Polyphony Digital were apparently checking out the competition at E3.

E3: Forza Motorsport 3

So, "the best simulator on any console"?

Microsoft's racing studio Turn 10 wants to make the "best simulator on any console", and one that a child of six could play. It wants to get 65-year-old classic car restoration enthusiasts playing videogames. It wants to make the biggest racing game the world has ever seen. It wants to be the first to bring you tyre flex and deformation at 60 frames per second. It wants to foster the most vibrant user-generated-content community in all gaming.

E3: Forza 3 officially unveiled

To feature 400 cars and 50 marques.

Dan Greenwalt, boss of Forza Motorsport studio Turn 10, has announced the third instalment in the racing series, calling it the "definitive racing game of the generation", "memories of first cars" and the "glamour of the Hollywood chase".