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The Traxion Podcast - Racing video games, esports and sim racing

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The Traxion Podcast is your entry into the world of racing video games, esports and sim racing. If there's a game or platform out there – we will discuss it. Sim, arcade, indie or a combination of all three, this podcast will cover all your car and motorcycling gaming needs. Listen if you're interested in releases such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo, iRacing, Forza, F1, DiRT Rally, MotoGP, WRC, RaceRoom, NASCAR, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

The Traxion Podcast is your entry into the world of racing video games, esports and sim racing. If there's a game or platform out there – we will discuss it. Sim, arcade, indie or a combination of all three, this podcast will cover all your car and motorcycling gaming needs. Listen if you're interested in releases such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo, iRacing, Forza, F1, DiRT Rally, MotoGP, WRC, RaceRoom, NASCAR, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The Traxion Podcast is your entry into the world of racing video games, esports and sim racing. If there's a game or platform out there – we will discuss it. Sim, arcade, indie or a combination of all three, this podcast will cover all your car and motorcycling gaming needs. Listen if you're interested in releases such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo, iRacing, Forza, F1, DiRT Rally, MotoGP, WRC, RaceRoom, NASCAR, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

Twitter:

@traxiongg

Language:

English


Episodes

NASCAR legend Bill Elliott discusses his career and gaming | S3 Ep 3

10/25/2021
A former NASCAR Cup Series champion, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, a Hall of Fame inductee and current driver in SRX, Bill Elliott has a storied career. He's also got plenty to say about video games and sim racing, as he once had his own game in the early 1990s, and his son Chase Elliott – 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion – uses simulators to stay sharp. Listen to the latest episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast as we ask Bill about his career highlights and what it's like being immortalised...

Duration:00:16:47

Why you should be excited for Forza Horizon 5 | S3 Ep 2

10/13/2021
Forza Horizon 5 is launching soon. Like, really soon. 9th November 2021 to be precise. Well, okay, a few days before that if you buy the $99.99/£84.99 Premium Edition that comes with early access so you can play on 5th November. There’s been a deluge of information about this game in the weeks running up to launch. New cars, new Festival Playlists, new Showcase events, the new environment and new gameplay elements. In this episode of the Traxion Podcast, we dig through what’s important and...

Duration:00:40:32

Circuit Superstars developers explain the game's origins | S3 Ep 1

10/12/2021
Stylised racing simulator Circuit Superstars releases in its final form for PC via Steam and Xbox One today, 12th October 2021 and so we spoke to the Original Fire development team about their journey so far, the initial reception, how they feel now the game is available and what's next. In this episode, join us as we speak to Caro Mastretta – Founder and Studio Lead, Carlos Mastretta – Founder and Designer and Alberto Mastretta – Founder and Creator. They have some fascinating insights...

Duration:00:33:27

How Hot Wheels Unleashed came to be, with Lead Game Designer Federico Cardini | S02E17

9/20/2021
This week on the Traxion.GG podcast, we are joined by Hot Wheels Unleashed’s Lead Game Designer Federico Cardini, who works for developer Milestone in Milan. We discuss the upcoming racing game, which features diecast models racing around miniaturised circuits, a track editor a livery creator and an extensive post-release roadmap and split-screen multiplayer. We learn how the team managed to secure licences for real-world vehicles and how one of the most exciting games releasing this year...

Duration:00:35:15

Behind the scenes of the Esports WRC Grand Final in Athens! | S02E16

9/13/2021
We visited the 2021 Esports WRC Grand Final in Athens to speak to the drivers, the organisers and the WRC 10 game developers. Find out what it takes to become a virtual rally champion, why the World Rally Championship takes esports so seriously and what it takes to put on such a big live event. Also, we speak to the WRC 10 Game Director for the full lowdown on the latest game and what the future holds for KT Racing. In order of appearance: Let us know in the comments below if you’ve...

Duration:00:44:15

Here’s why you should be watching racing esports in 2021 | S02E15

9/6/2021
Following the explosion of racing esports in 2020, as motorsport series around the world turned to virtual events to keep fans engaged, we look at the current state of professional esports in 2021 and see if the buddle has burst. Are people still watching live virtual motorsport events? Which championships are succeeding? Is there growth or decline overall? Even if you aren’t deeply invested in the world of esports, we hope this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast will help explain the...

Duration:00:39:16

Why we’re excited for Assetto Corsa Competizione in 2022 | S02E14

8/30/2021
Last Friday witnessed a profusion of Assetto Corsa news, be that Assetto Competizione coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, Assetto Corsa Mobile releasing on the 31st of August or the new cars, a new track and visual improvements coming to ACC on all platforms. But, the reception amongst some parties was a little mixed. John and Tom discuss why they think that shouldn’t be the case, and why there’s plenty to look forward to in the world of Assetto Corsa no matter what platform you drive the...

Duration:00:29:09

The current state of motorcycle sim racing with ROBO46 | S02E13

8/23/2021
Joining us this week on the Traxion Podcast is ROBO46 to talk about motorcycle sim racing. We cover all the big hitters on the market at the minute and, discuss the pros and cons and consider where we think the genre is heading. MotoGP, RiMS Racing, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge, TrackDayR and Ride 4 are all talked about – so if you aren’t into bike games, you can get up to speed and see what you are missing out on. We felt that often sim motorbikes games get put in a corner during...

Duration:00:43:21

How 'art of rally' captured our imagination | S02E12

8/16/2021
With art of rally now releasing on console, Xbox and Nintendo Switch out now and PlayStation coming soon, here’s why the Traxion team has fallen head over heels for the unique take on rallying and why you should pick it up. Maybe it’s the art style, or the handling, or the attention to detail or the rally call-backs? Perhaps a combination of all those elements? Listen to the latest Traxion Podcast as we discuss why we think you should be playing it, and how the successor to...

Duration:00:31:32

Why you should care about the GRID games | S02E11

8/9/2021
GRID Legends is a blockbuster new racing game from EA and Codemasters that centres around an extended reality story, but what came before this 2022 release? Lots of other GRID games, of course! In this episode of the Traxion Podcast, we run through the TOCA lineage of the GRID series, which of the main GRID games we think was the best and why you should care about the future of the franchise. It’s a patchy history, filled with amazing ideas, lots of solid racers and one outstanding...

Duration:00:39:47

Sim racer turned REAL racer with Rudy van Buren | S02E10

8/2/2021
Rudy van Buren has twice finished on the podium this season in the highly competitive Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, but his career path to this point has been far from conventional. Starting out in karting, Rudy then focused his effort on sim racing, where his natural talent shone through. This culminated in two GPVWC titles in 2017, the Superleague and International Touring Cup and winning the inaugural World's Fastest Gamer competition to become the McLaren F1 team's simulator driver...

Duration:00:33:53

How iGP Manager continues to evolve, Jack Basford interview | S02E09

7/26/2021
Joining us this week on the Traxion.GG podcast is Jack Basford, founder and CEO iGP Games, creator of iGP Manager – a leading single-seater management game. Originally released back in 2011, the free-to-play online-league-based title is available via any web browser, or through PC, iOS and Android apps, all of which synch together. Earlier in 2021, a new 3D race feature was added to the game too, and the development team continue to evolve the platform. We speak to Jack about how he...

Duration:00:32:08

What we'd like to see in the new NASCAR game | S02E08

7/19/2021
Last week, Motorsport Games spoke to IGN about the upcoming NASCAR game, the first in an all-new series that replaces the existing NASCAR Heat franchise. Utilising the tyre and handling physics of PC-sim platform rFactor 2 and the Unreal game engine for graphics, a selection of static images has been revealed showing off the new look and additional attention to detail. Not much else has been revealed, other than the working title of ‘NASCAR 21’ and the inclusion of a detailed paint...

Duration:00:40:38

Just how good is F1 2021’s Braking Point story? | S02E07

7/12/2021
The biggest feature of the F1 2021 game is arguable the all-new Braking Point narrative-led mode. Playing through a story that mixes cinematics, incidental details and gameplay challenges, you take on the role of young upstart, Aiden Jackson, as he progresses from Formula 2 to a midfield Formula 1 team. You get to select from one of five F1 teams to partner with and joining you as an experienced teammate is Casper ‘Cas’ Akkerman. It’s not just two characters though, as antagonist Devon...

Duration:00:31:03

The racing games YOU would like to return | S02E06

7/5/2021
We enlisted YOUR help to decide the racing games YOU think should return. In this podcast episode, we discuss the games that the Traxion community replied with upon asking the question. From Diddy Kong Racing to Ridge Racer and everything in-between, we had a shedload of incredible answers that sent us straight down memory lane, and some that resulted in a quick Google search as we frantically tried to remember obscure titles from the past... We discuss some of the answers that caught our...

Duration:00:38:51

Talking F1 2021 with Senior Creative Director at EA, Lee Mather | S02E05

6/28/2021
On this week’s Traxion.GG Podcast, Tom sat down with Lee Mather, Senior Creative Director at Electronic Arts, to talk about the new Formula 1 video game that will be out soon. Traxion has been covering F1 2021 with some early access for a few weeks now, detailing a bunch of the new features that will grace the new game. They’ll talk about all of that, Mather’s background in the Codemasters F1 games, what goes into making these games and a whole lot more in just under 30 minutes. The new...

Duration:00:27:57

Why Assetto Corsa Competizione is so popular | S02E04

6/21/2021
It’s been a long journey, from Early Access back in 2018, to PS4 and Xbox One versions in 2020 and finally – for now – the British GT DLC in 2021, but Assetto Corsa Competizione seems to be in the form of its life right now. With extraordinarily active player counts, and next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X version slated for later in the year, this latest episode of The Traxion Podcast explores why such a serious game that only includes one slightly obscure racing series has become such a smash...

Duration:00:30:17

Racing games that have aged like a fine wine | S02E03

6/14/2021
We’re back with a brand new episode of the Traxion.GG podcast, and this week we discuss games that have aged like a fine wine. Dodgy episode title aside, this is pertinent, as we live in an age where games are updated, refined, patched and added to post-launch, which means that the original Metacritic becomes less and less relevant. ‘Games as a service’ is a term that exists. Some simulators work on a subscription basis. Games have a second life beyond the initial release. So, here are...

Duration:00:41:19

E3 2021 racing game predictions | S02E02

6/11/2021
E3, the biggest gaming media event of the year is upon us! Following the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live, the extended Traxion team discusses what to expect as racing game fans from the event. Sure, the Covid-19 pandemic has clipped its wings a bit, no press or public within giant theatres celebrating gaming robs us of some atmosphere, but there will still be a long weekend packed full of live streams, updates, DLC and fresh game reveals. We cover Koch Media, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Nintendo...

Duration:00:45:27

Game development and winning rallies with Jon Armstrong | S02E01

6/7/2021
Jon Armstrong is a busy person. Alongside competing in the 2021 Junior World Rally Championship alongside co-driver Phil Hall for the Codemasters DiRT Rally Team, he’s also a game designer at Codemasters during the week. For those who perhaps aren’t aware, Jon starting rallying and working is way up the championships, competing in Ireland, the British Rally Championship, the Junior European Rally Championship, and then onto the Drive DMACK Cup and the WRC 2 competition. But then, faced...

Duration:00:44:39