For those who appreciate racing games, there’s a new entrant into the field. Known as Rivals Masters, players will look to both succeed in racing through traffic as well as adding to, and upgrading their fleet of cars; cash can be accrued for things like “near misses”, where passing another car at recklessly close range (without making contact) earns cash.
Creative Mobile, the creators of racing game Nitro Nation, have released a sizable update for the game. For starters, there’s a new mechanic who can both create and upgrade blueprints. Upgrades now are done instantly, and at no cost. Repairs for blown engines are also instant, but continue to cost. And both of those no longer require a mechanic. Cars can also be traded in for one of the following three: cash, a booster package that’s random, or an upgrade kit for cars that are racing class.
Nvidia has been sticking their chips in Tesla cars and bringing them to CES for a couple of years now. Other companies have dabbled in similar projects as well. Google, however, has gone ahead and created the Open Automotive Alliance and announced its existence today. Similar to the Open Handset Alliances, the Open Automotive Alliance (or OAA for short) is a partnership between Google and a variety of car manufacturers where they will be bringing Android to cars, mostly as an in-car info-tainment service.