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New Forza 2 DLC available soon


Forza fans finally have something to be excited about. After tooling around for months with the same ol' boring cars, Microsoft has announced new downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 2. Technically, there are two bits of DLC, including one free car and an additional pack of ten cars for 400 MS Points. The free car is the 2007 SEAT Leon Cupra. The pay content includes cars from all over the spectrum, including American muscle, European sports, and Japanese tuners. While no specific date is given, the content should be on Xbox Live Marketplace sometime this weekend. See the full list of new cars after the break.

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Win big in Forza 2 Nissan Sentra challenge

Officially kicking off this Saturday, August 25th is a new Forza Motorsport 2 tournament challenge where the grand prize racing winner will be rewarded with a brand new Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V. To participate, you'll have to complete a few steps first registering by either heading to the XBLM to download the free tournament theme or signing up online. Once registered, you'll need to download the free Forza 2 Nissan car pack and race in the qualifying rounds (which start this Saturday) through September 8th. From there they'll be wittling down the racing participants and crown the Nissan Sentra SE-R Forza Motorsport 2 Online Tournament winner at the LA Auto Show in November. If interested, check out the complete tournament details, rules, prizes and more after the jump.

Deal of the Day offers Forza 2 for only $40

Thanks to a few eagle-eyed consumers and Amazon.com's Deal of the Day special you can pick up racing sim Forza Motorsport 2 for only $39.99! What's makes everything even sweeter is that this offer includes free shipping to boot, which we can't complain about at all. But you better lay down down your plastic quickly, because we presume the Deal of the Day only lasts until midnight* August 8th. Get shopping!

*By stating the offer ends at midnight we are making a sweeping generalization about time zones. We have no clue what zone Amazon.com bases their Deal of the Day on, whether it be pacific, mountain, central or eastern. As a result, X3F will not be responsible for you missing out this awesome Forza 2 deal. Sorry. But you can cry on our shoulder should you feel the need. We're cool like that.

[Thanks, PacoDG]

Forza 2 gets some DLC love, tournament soon


Forza fans out there should take note that the first batch of downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 2 is now available. There are two content packs to download. The first of which is the Nissan Tournament Pack, which includes the 2007 Nissan Altima, 2007 Nissan Sentra, and 2007 Nissan 350Z. Oh, and we should probably mention that the Nissan pack is free. The other pack is the Peugot #8 turbo diesel 908. If you want this ride, however, it's going to cost you 50 MS Points. Still, we don't remember the last time we got a car for less than a buck (virtual or otherwise) so it's not that bad of a deal. Now download, play, and be merry.

DCEmu also informs us that a tournament will soon be kicking off on August 18. The tournament will be an all out Nissan Sentra showdown between 256 players, with the finalists competing in Los Angeles. We assume further details on the tournament are forthcoming. In the meantime, you might want to start tuning up those Sentras. Finally, a Nissan Sentra customization contest is also in the works. In the contest, players will compete to create the best custom paint jobs. More details should be available on XboxLiveTournament.com starting August 10.

Canadians: Drive fast and win with Forza 2

Beginning August 4th our dear Canadian Forza Motorsport 2 gamers can enter Xbox.com's Forza 2 Drive Fast giveaway where you they drive away some some rockin' prizes. During the four promotional weeks in August, racers who earn (or already have) the "1,000,000 online credits" achievement will automatically be entered into the weekly giveaways that include Microsoft points, accessories, Xbox Live memberships and a grand prize that'll take you and three friends to the Bridgestone Racing Academy. And entering this giveaway is even easier, because all you have to do is download the special Checkered Flag gamer picture and you're entered. That's it! But remember, this giveaway is only open to Canadian residents, so European and US racers need not apply. Race on fellow Canadians, race on!

[Thanks, DjDATZ]

Forza 2 patch performs general maintenance

If you haven't already noticed, a new title update has been released for Forza Motorsport 2 fixing random bugs and completing some general game maintenance. Big changes include the temporary ban of the overpowered Lotus Elan, a deny on gifting or reselling of cars with locked paintjobs, and the removal of the host option to boot players. Other update fixes include the rotation of cars in the auction house and various scoreboard fixes. Overall, it sounds like a successful update to us. Also, current high ranking Forza 2 gamers will be happy to know that the dev team decided to NOT reset the learderboards and are instead focusing on removing invalid leaderboard scores individually. So, if you used the Lotus Elan to achieve greatness your score will be wiped clear off the leaderboards. Now get back to racing kids.

Win Forza 2 from Uncle Gamer


Our friends at Uncle Gamer -- who we finally had the pleasure of meeting at E3 -- have contacted us to let us know that they're giving away a brand-spanking-new copy of Forza Motorsport 2. All you need to do is head over to the Uncle Gamer forums and think up a caption for a special E3 photo. We won't spoil the picture for you, but let's just say we spent four hot minutes in the dark with the guy on the right. You will have register for the Uncle Gamer forums to participate, but that seems a small price to pay for a free game, no? Hit the "read" link for full details.

Wolfmother challenges you to a race off

Our fellow Guitar Hero II rockers Wolfmother will be playing some Forza 2 this Saturday as part of Xbox.com's Game With Fame. The band will be online playing Forza 2 sometime on June 23rd and to get a chance to race with them simply send gamertag WolfmotherGWF a friend request. That's it, sit back, rinse, repeat (minus the repeat part). We're also nearly certain that they'd be more comfortable rocking out to some Guitar Hero II online if they could, but you know ... a certain developer didn't include such feature in the 360 version. Oh well, Forza 2 will work just fine.

Yippy! More of your custom Forza 2 cars

It has been a while since we've added your custom Forza 2 cars to the official X3F gallery, but it's not like we forgot about them or were purposely avoiding you. Really, we weren't. So, let's get to the vehicular goods. One of our favorite cars we received is Gabriel Acevedo's sequel to his first Spawn vehicle. His new one, as seen above, is down right beautiful. Gold star for you Gabriel, job well done. Our other favorite is Jayman007's X3F inspired car, because it says "X360F FTW" on the back, which is just the right amount of butt kissing to be enjoyed. And if you're feeling really manly and are up for some eye candy, be sure to stare at cade's Jessica Alba Sin City ride. Uhh, yeah ... it's nice. The custom Forza 2 cars gallery is updated, so go take a look and see if your handy work made the cut.

Gallery: Forza 2 Custom Cars

Live Top Ten: Demolicious


This week's live top ten has a third of the list devoted to digitally distributed demonstration content. Of those demos, Shadowrun came all the way in fourth, with Tenchu Z down in 7th, and the Overlord demo rounding out the list in tenth. Without the Halo 3 Beta there to hog the list, Forza moved up all the way to second, behind Gears of War. Crackdown proved it had some staying power without the help of the aforementioned beta, as it maintained the middle ground at fifth. Also, Prince of Persia managed to make the list at ninth. Speaking of the list, you can find that after the break. Enjoy.

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Forza 2 bundle available in Canada, eh?


If car enthusiasts are going to be picking up an Xbox 360 solely for Forza Motorsport 2, then they're in luck, provided they reside in the Great White North. Yes, not only do Canadians have the ability to grab the Forza 2 Collector's Edition domestically, but they also have the standard game packed in with Xbox 360s. The bundle comes with your standard Xbox 360 "Premium" or "Pro" set up, wireless controller, 20GB Hard drive etc. If you don't, or didn't have the console already, would the inclusion of Forza 2 sway your purchase?

[Thanks, DjDATZ]

More custom Forza cars: Castle Crashers FTW!


There are a few ways to make sure you get noticed here on Xbox 360 Fanboys. One of those ways is to show your love for Castle Crashers. This Forza 2 car was sent to us by Anton Ernst (Gamertag: xXxADRENALiNxXx). The car features Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from Castle Crashers and we just love it. The boys at The Behemoth would be proud. We've added it and a handful of other new cars to our Forza 2 custom car gallery. Go check 'em out. Don't forget, you can submit yours by sending us a tip. We'll add more to the gallery periodically, so keep your eyes peeled for our next addition.

Gallery: Forza 2 Custom Cars

Fanboy submitted Forza 2 custom rides

Wowzaz! You guys really answered our call for custom created Forza 2 cars. So, as promised, we're giving you your four seconds of fame (yes, the time has decreased) by adding more fanboy submitted Forza 2 cars to our gallery below. New ones include Jay's Spy vs Spy car, JesseBlue's Camo GRAW Cooper, and a few other beauties. So, enjoy your fellow fanboys' custom vehicle artwork and, if you're up to it, feel free to submit your own. That is if you handle the two seconds of fame (it decreases by the second) without needing to check into rehab. Submit at your own risk.

Gallery: Forza 2 Custom Cars

Ring of death inspires Forza 2 artwork

Another Forza 2 customized paint job arrived in our inbox today and we thought its inspiration was noteworthy. Some of us (including me) have experienced the dreaded red lights and have had to deal with Microsoft's semi-helpful customer service to send off a broken 360. CoolNumber9 is having the same red ring of death problems and has been using the "towel trick" to keep it running long enough to make a ring of death inspired Forza 2 car. It may not be the most badass ride on the block, but anyone who has had to deal with the red lights will shudder when they see this beast in their rear view mirror. Long live die the ring of death!

And as always, send us your custom Forza 2 creations so we can add them to our lovely gallery below.

Gallery: Forza 2 Custom Cars

How-to: make custom Forza 2 paint jobs


If you listened to the latest episode of the Xbox 360 Fancast (and you really should have), then you'll know that the copious amounts of Forza 2 custom paint jobs hitting the net both amazed and befuddled us. They amazed us, obviously, because the level of work and detail that goes into these cars is amazing. They befuddled us because we had no idea how they were created. Lo and behold, we have discovered a handy how-to on the Forza 2 message boards. Posted by one Neubourn, the tutorial shows you step by step how the many shapes available in the Forza 2 livery editor can be transformed into incredibly detailed works of art. Yup, every custom paint job is merely a collection of shapes in different configurations and transparencies. It seems damned near unbelievable when you view the initial rough outline of Batman's Harley Quinn (see "Before" above), but after some extensive manipulation (and plenty of time we're sure) she came to life as clear as crystal. Hit the "read" link to learn how to make custom designs yourself.

[Thanks to murph for pointing this out]

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