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Forza Horizon 3 Review

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Update: We've updated our review to reflect the PC version of Forza Horizon 3. Please scroll to the bottom of the story to find the updated content. - PB, 9/27/2016, 10:40 AM PDT

However sacrilegious, the ability to launch a Jaguar over a hill and into a cornfield with no risk of mechanical damage is one of the reasons why Forza Horizon 3 is such a blast. As with every well-made open world, Horizon’s lands are rife with distractions; in this semi-fictionalized setting of Australia's Pacific coast, every mile between you and your presumptive waypoint can feature dozens of detours. Before you know it, you’re up five levels, 1 million credits richer, and you still haven’t arrived at the music festival that you meant to reach an hour ago.

Developer Playground Games expands upon the previous game's regional hubs--glorified garages and showrooms to buy new cars--and turns them into their own festivals. Imagine a multi-stage music gathering like Coachella or Glastonbury, except you have to drive five miles to get to the closest tent. Sure, it’s unrealistic, but so is this series’ conceptual marriage of music and cars.

To fit new fans, your handler, Keira, advises you to expand your festivals from time to time. Doing so unlocks more driving events in a festival’s respective region. Whereas the last Forza Horizon’s main campaign path was the completion of tournaments (and is still a substantial mode this time around), there’s a new emphasis on gaining followers in order to open up more events. A single region can offer at least 50 activities by the time you’ve maxed out its potential. Combine all four regions, and you have a campaign that rivals Burnout Paradise's generous to-do list.

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Many racing games in the last decade have cleverly crafted single-player narratives around building the player’s reputation. This has been used to attract fictional rivals and grow an imaginary fan base, the latter being the crux of Forza Horizon 3's main path. It takes the reputation game to its next evolutionary step with a lesson in Branding 101. Without blatantly using the term “influencer,” some of the most effective fan-growing events are themed on positive public relations. No joke--these sections are actually called “PR Stunts.” Once you finish rolling your eyes and accept that it’s a sign of the times, you can look beyond the propagandist window dressing and simply focus on the objectives, such as stringing together stunts or executing a single vehicular feat.

Like Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon 3’s point-to-point or circuit competitions are never bereft of split-second moments of gratification, whether it’s shaving off a tenth of a second through drafting or executing a sublime drift. Placing first is, of course, the traditional goal, but you can’t underestimate the thrill of making a clean pass against a competitor, even if it’s to avoid placing last.

Forza Horizon 3 transcends the genre’s classic reward designs by pummelling you with dopamine hits well beyond the 12-car races. It’s not unheard of to gain a level, unlock a perk, expand a festival, and obtain a new car in the span of seconds. This can occur at any time, whether you’ve just completed a championship or simply avoided traffic while jetting down the highway. This is what happens when you add a fame-based component to an already robust reward system that includes the previous games’ level progression and skill trees that recognize risky behavior.

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That's one way to ruin an Audi.

It’s especially compelling if you can get a well-rounded car into a vineyard and spend the next 30 minutes laying waste to grape plantations with e-brake drifts to earn skill points. The skill tree has tripled in size for this Australian excursion. Along with the perks that enhance the ability to get more perks (e.g., improved skill point multipliers, longer skill point chains), you can purchase XP and earn bonuses that ultimately lead to new cars.

Forza Horizon is known for taking sensible liberties in its real-world locations. In Forza Horizon 3’s case, that means being able to drive from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay in 90 seconds, normally a little over a one-hour drive. Real-world locales like the Kiewa Valley and the Twelve Apostles also litter this eastern region of Oz. It’s a pleasingly subdued version of Australia rather than a caricature of it. There’s no risk of hitting kangaroos, and the local hosts don’t spout slang in every line of dialogue. There’s a generous helping of lush forests and open fields set to the often-gorgeous backdrops of weather and day/night cycles. Those who miss the Out Run-inspired coasts of Italy and the French Riviera of Forza Horizon 2 also get an adequate stretch of shoreline. In short, you won’t ever run out of photo opportunities.

After Colorado and Mediterranean Europe in the first and second games respectively, the shift to Australia is fitting for a driving series that has now made room for more off-road competitions. You have to think 50 yards ahead when planning a dirt jump in a Hummer-like Lamborghini LM002. Your landing, however bumpy or misplaced, can mean the difference between maintaining the lead or fighting to escape last place. The natural unpredictability of off-road driving is a stimulating accompaniment to the more structured asphalt races.

Forza’s three-year-old Drivatar system has proven itself as a viable alternative to traditional catch-up or rubber-band AI. Supplanting generic names with those of your friends and their driving behaviors puts a spin on asynchronous multiplayer. What’s surprising about Forza Horizon 3 is the wealth of social options without your friends’ real-time presence. Familiar features like leaderboards and clubs are now joined with modes that let you curate your own shareable championships and special events using templates.

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These forms of asynchronicity are so persistent--including the option to race a friend’s Drivatar during freeroam--that it’s sometimes easy to ignore Forza Horizon’s 3’s online component, despite the return of King and Infected modes, as well as a capture-the-flag-style mode called Flag Rush. For the most part, they’re worth trying out, if only to help friends (and yourself) knock off campaign objectives. The trade-off? Races and adversarial modes can feel like a hassle at the first sign of rubber-banding or lag, which was evident during a number of pre-release online sessions.

For a game series that associates itself with ever-popular music festivals, it would be an embarrassment if there wasn't a kickass music playlist, and Forza Horizon 3 doesn’t disappoint. The return of Chvrches’, a band that stood out in Forza Horizon 2, accentuates the near-utopic vibe of this spin-off series. Some events have their own pre-chosen song to fit a given moment. It’s hard to beat listening to Richard Wagner while making an epic 500 foot leap into a gorge or hearing Night on Bald Mountain when racing to a haunted house. And thanks to Crazy Taxi, listening to the Offspring during a timed driving contest makes for a sweet trip down memory lane.

The PC version of Forza Horizon 3 benefits from being able to adjust myriad visual options; you have flexibility in optimizing things like lighting, detail, and anti-aliasing. It can be a demanding game, but even a three-year old Razer Blade laptop can run Forza Horizon 3 with performance on par with the console version. High-end graphics cards let you experience Forza Horizon 3 at speeds beyond the Xbox One version’s 30 frames per second, complemented with vibrant lighting and smoother blur effects. It’s not enough to make me regret spending my first 25 hours on Xbox One, but it’s conceivable that the rest of my treks around Playground’s vision of Australia will be exclusively on PC.

With Forza Horizon 3, Turn 10 and Playground Games affirm the series’ status as the driving game for everyone. The new emphasis on off-road options isn’t at the expense of traditional races, thanks to the sheer volume of activities. All the while, Playground Games’ calculated kitchen-sink design philosophy and rich reward system persistently tempt you to explore beyond your comfort zone, whether it’s gifting your first Ariel Nomad buggy or reminding you that stunt races can impress thousands of fans. Enhancing your own brand might feel like a strange motivation to hit the road, but pulling off sick e-drifts on a mile-long series of curves makes the PR work worthwhile.

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The Good
Gorgeous environments
Accessible driving controls
Robust reward system
Great mix of off-road and traditional races
The Bad
Minor online performance issues
Unappealing brand-building narrative
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While exploring all of Forza Horizon 3's modes, Miguel took 20 hours to complete the festival component of the campaign. He’s still crossing his fingers for a Forza Horizon set along the Pacific coast of California, Oregon, and Washington. At least that would be less cliched than setting a Horizon festival in Ibiza. Microsoft provided GameSpot with complimentary download codes for the purpose of this review.
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Looks great and i wanted to play a racing game for a while but i wont buy Xbone for 1 good title.

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@iskaroth: but xbox has more than 1 good title

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@iskaroth: That's one more than sony has

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@iskaroth: Good news for you then, BUY IT FOR PC!

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@iskaroth: There's also Dead Rising 3, Halo 5 and Sunset Overdrive to get you started. And that's just the AAA-titles. Soon enough there's Gears Of War 4 too.

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@lordbeefjerky: you forgot Forza Motorsport 6, Forza Horizon 2, Killer Instinct, and my personal favorite Quantum Break

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@lordbeefjerky: None of those games are essential and certainly not amazing. Dead Rising 3 is just ok. Halo 5 was alright, but a bit of a chore and I absolutely hated Sunset Overdrive because of the douchey main character. Ori and the Blind Forest and Forza 6 would have been better examples.

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@domiddian: Dude! That is just your OPINION!!!

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@domiddian: lol the ignorance surrounding the Halo series is astounding. The game by far has the most innovative DLC plan that actually works and doesn't rip its fan base off. Still the best competive MP by a long shot. Yeah I realize the campaign is weak, but I'm over it.

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@blaise0fgl0ry: It's not ignorance. It's an opinion and I'm entitled to it. I've played Halo since the first game came out on the OG Xbox, even played Spartan Assault and Halo Wars etc. Halo 5's campaign was weak, I'm not into the multiplayer and don't invest in ANY DLC on principle, not out of ignorance. The base game was just ok. That's all I'm saying.

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@domiddian: Halo 5 doesnt have dlc, nice try thought sony pony

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@chiefwiggum16: So I suppose "Battle of Shadow and Light" was a figment of all our imaginations then? Just because it's free doesn't mean it's not DownLoadable Content.

Idiot...

Check my name on Xbox Live, I have a lion's head as my avatar.

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@domiddian: You just proved your ignorance. Halo 5's DLC is completely free for anyone who purchased the game, so what are you investing? Hard drive space? download time?

I know plenty of people who play Halo and are still ignorant about it.

Its kind of hard to have an oponion on a series that is so heavily MP based without playing any of the MP...... So your right that you are entitled to your opinion, but im also entitled to mine. My oponion is that your opinion is weak.

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@blaise0fgl0ry: I'll admit I didn't know that, but simply being unaware of something does not make someone ignorant. Ignorance is refusing to acknowledge certain facts about something when they're staring you straight in the face.

I'm not refusing to acknowledge Halo 5's longevity for other gamers. I just have a huge backlog of other games to play. Even with free DLC, I just don't have time to go back to Halo 5. But sure, call that ignorance if you want; it just illustrates how ignorant you are about other peoples gaming habits.

We don't have to like everything you like or do everything you do. All I said was that the campaign for Halo 5 was just ok and you came steaming in calling me ignorant because I haven't had the time or the incentive to go back to it.

And, err, Halo has always been about the campaign; that's the series' main focus, not the multiplayer.

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@domiddian: Well I hate to break it to you but your wrong about a few things again.

First off, if you open a dictionary you will find that the definition of Ignorance is the lack of knowledge or training or being uninformed or unaware. You won't find anything about refusal in there, but whatever lol. That's all besides the point really.

I agree that the campaign was weak, and yeah the campaign traditionaly is a big part of Halo, but ever since Halo 2 launched Xbox Live into the stratosphere it is undeniable how important of an aspect the MP of the series has become weather you like it or not. Hell even before Xbox live people thrived on Combat Evolved's MP.

You obviously haven't been paying close attention to the direction the series has been taking, otherwise you would realize that the focus has shifted greatly.

I don't really care if you play Halo 5 or any MP for that matter, that is your prerogative, but how can you try and argue about how essential the game is to the console's library when you are missing such a big piece of the puzzle?

The problem here isn't that im being ignorant about your gaming habits. The problem is your showimg no objectivity whatsoever

in your argument. Its evident when you say things like "MY OPINION" constantly.

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@blaise0fgl0ry: Alright fine, have your cake and eat it; I was ignorant about the DLC being free. Not anymore.

I disagree, though, that I’m ignorant about the Halo series. Regardless of what you say, the main draw for most gamers is the single player campaign. Yes I know the MP has become more prominent as the series has progressed, but the focus certainly has not shifted more towards multiplayer. It still plays second fiddle to the single player. We’re not talking about Call of Duty here, this is Halo; a series as famous for its lore as it is for its (for the most part) game play.

I said the game wasn’t essential, and granted I should have added the words “based on the single player experience” although I kind of alluded to that when I said "the campaign was a bit of a chore". I’ll concede that my perception is skewed as I play very few multiplayer games, but even if I did I honestly believe I would invest my time elsewhere.

Not one reviewer worth his/her salt rated Halo 5 as essential, even with a fully sampled multiplayer. That, coupled with my own personal experience with the game led me to expressing the comment I did.

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@blaise0fgl0ry: It is his own right not to like multiplayer in general, though. In which case, strong multiplayer in Halo 5 would not substitute for weaker campaign.

Just saying...

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@nikon133: Hey all im trying to get across is that the MP is a huge part of that game's

focus, and was rather successful in that arena. It deserves some merit as an exclusive.

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@domiddian: "douchey main character"? Uh, you do realize you create your character in Sunset Overdrive? If your going by the pre-release videos, yeah that character was douchey, but you can be a girl or fat or whatever you want and you can change that at any time. It's still my favorite xbox exclusive. Forza is close though.

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@streetmagik: You can change the look, but the character's personality remains the same in the cutscenes and dialogue etc.

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@domiddian: I could've mention Forza 6 as well as Horizon 2, but why play them when Horizon 3 is coming out? And Ori is amazing, but I kept it to the AAA-titles. Could also have mentioned #IDARB, Killer Instinct etc. Anyway - should be plenty of good titles to play. To call Horizon 3 the only reasonable exclusive on the Xbone so far just isn't fair.

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@lordbeefjerky: Fair enough. And I agree

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A 9 is too low. Does GS not do .5's? 9.5 seems like the general consensus.

Side note: Never received my warthog code.

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@jshah500: "A 9 is too low." stopped reading there

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@jshah500: Gamespot has stopped giving scores with decimals a long time now.

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@jshah500: the hell are you talkin about? 9 is a great score. you haven much to complain about

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I played the demo in a Best Buy store a few days ago and I was very impressed. Outstanding graphics, consistent 60fps animation, realistic physics (on the highest settings) and addictive "just one more run" gameplay make it a very attractive package. :-)

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@Stesilaus: Except it's only 30 on the X1. For the Horizon series 30 fps works quite well though, just pointing out that it's not 60.

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@Acidic__Thought: Sustained, rock-solid 30fps in racing games is good in general. Cars have mass and inertia, 1/60th of a second lag to controller input should not be noticeable.

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Got a lovely Logitech G920 here that I only use for Project Cars on PC (YES OK I PLAY EURO TRUCK SIMULATOR TOO JEEEZ) so I'm happy I can put it to good use on this too :P

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@mattcake: My G920 works very well on Euro/American truck simulator (especially with H-shifter) and I'm looking forward to implementing it in Farming Simulator. #noapologies

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@93ChevyNut: Especially now Logitech finally fixed the drivers to allow combined axis so Farming Simulator works properly... so I read... someone told me... or something... I like ploughing dem fields OK! :P

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Wow.....great score. I was going to buy Mafia 3 but I think I will grab Forza instead. Is PC port 9/10 too?

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@Karmazyn: it's the same game so as long as you're not multi gpu you should be happy with the performance.

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@bigrob007: How can you be so confident given the state of ports nowdays?

Well... you can't.

and your assumption is wrong ten folds when we talk about a Windows Store title.

Windows Store is gimping games.

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@ragnarocking: based solely on how forza 6 apex performed on my pc. the only thing windows store games aren't doing right right now is a lack of multi gpu support. forza apex was free because it was a test bed laying the foundation for this game. we'll see this weekend, I'm not ruling out the potential for trouble either. I'm also not the type of person to get their panties in a bunch because of a rocky launch. I'm confident playground is going to do whatever they can to make the game work good on pc. even if they fail, I'll still be able to play directly on my XB1 where I know it'll play good, albeit way below 100 fps and way below 4k.

I don't know what to tell you if you honestly believe MS is gimping games on the windows store on pc, that's some tin foil hat shit right there. they are trying to do something that's never been done well before. maintaining a robust single ecosystem across multiple platforms is no small task.

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Meanwhile on PS4...... enjoying driveclub?

Definitely picking this up for PC.

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great series though I prefer sony, I am not a fanboy and can flitter from 1 device to another...and this is one of the good titles...always has been IMO so...I kinda figured this game would get nothing less then a 9 - it looked solid.

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@Itzsfo0: What does sony have that is equivalent to this ? driveclub is nothing like this.

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not a fan of racing genre, except for Mario Kart series, but kudos to MS and PLAYGROUND for a well received score

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@freedom01: Yes till this day the only enjoyable racing game I find is Mario Kart (though NFS Underground series was an exception).

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@cboye18: Diddy Kong Racing on N64?!

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@blaise0fgl0ry: So good!

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And this is the start of greatness you don't have to wait for.

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@rasterror: Bloodborne > all xbone exclusives combined.

opinions suck, don't they?

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@groowagon: yeah here is another one DS3 > Bloodborne... So your point is moot.

The only way your going to get anywhere in these threads is by at least attempting to be objective.

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@blaise0fgl0ry: you are actually right but it doesn't make my point moot.

Ds3 > bloodborne > xbox exclusives

So ps4 still offers more for me.

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@groowagon: I respect your opinion and if the PS4 is more your cup of tea thats cool. I'm even glad you agreed with me about DS3 lol, but you totally missed my point.

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@rasterror: Well it's a semi-simulator racing game, so a very niche genre. Not something that most people are dying to get.

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Played the demo with a Fanatec ClubSport BV2 wheel, CSSSQ shifter, Clubsport Pedals and Universal hub with OMP 330mm round wheel. Everything worked great including the shifter. Just wish the Forza series would have an audio option for buttkickers, I want to feel the engine and car not the radio station. I could only lower radio volume to 1 there was no 0.

Sense of speed borders on insane and no frame-rate drops at all! Races with the AI set to unbeatable are lots of fun. On Scorpio with VR you could really turn one of these machines into a major vomit comet!

Night time racing looks great, it will suddenly start rainng in the middle of a race, but rain physics are nothing like FM6, it's just a bit looser grip and puddles don't seem to be physically modeled.

12 cars with these crazy routes and the changing elements will make it a blast online when taking some reprieve from serious or semi-serious racing sims.

This game is a no-brainer for anyone with a cockpit and a must buy for any racing fan and a definite look for those who are interested in trying out the genre.

What are you waiting for? Gentlemen start your downloads!

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Wait wait wait... Is it pronounces "Fort-Za"? I've just been saying "For-Za" for years.

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@jcharp: that's the more traditional, italian pronunciation but for-za isn't wrong either.

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@jcharp: It is. But live your life bro.

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I appreciate it that microsoft has allowed pc users to be able to buy this game but after using GFWL in the past i am really really afraid to use another of microsoft's digital delivery service.

I would have pre-ordered it if it was on steam, guess i will wait for the game to release and see what pc players have to say about it.

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@serialkisser: The windows store is NOTHING like GFWL.

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@Nick3306: it's a million times worse, sadly.

was GFWL capping fps? kiiling SLI setups? blocking use of V-Sync?

nope.

sure, it was annoying as shit, but not even close to Windows Store levels.

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@Nick3306: Yeah it's a lot worse unfortunately.

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@serialkisser: 100% agree. hard to trust that service.

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Will this support the Logitech G25?

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    You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.
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