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  1. 'NASCAR' recreates season's best moments

    Jon Robinson

    Using the real-world telemetry data from races, Activision and developer Eutechnyx are giving "NASCAR: The Game Inside Line" fans the opportunity to relive the greatest moments throughout the Sprint Cup season. The DLC packs started with Daytona, and...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  2. How the PlayStation 4 affects sports games

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK CITY -- While there were 10 games shown at the PlayStation 4 announcement on Wednesday -- including the super-fun "Knack," delightfully violent "Killzone: Shadow Fall" and undeniably cool "Watch Dogs" -- the two-hour presentation didn't incl...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  3. Chris Jericho hosts robot fighting TV show

    Jon Robinson

    It's steel fist to metal face in Syfy's Robot Combat League, a show where WWE meets Terminator as million-dollar robots collide to separate the metal-chomping champs from scrapheap chumps. "Technology has advanced to the point where we not only cr...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  4. Inside Twitter, sports digital locker room

    Katie Linendoll

    Editor's note: This is the extended version of a story that appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 4 Perfect Issue. Subscribe today! It's not every day an athlete can tell the NFL off, not get fined and become an overnight social-media success story....

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  5. Ray Lewis has huge Klout in social media

    Katie Linendoll

    This is the first in a series of collaborations between Klout and ESPN to highlight athletes with surprising social media influence. Check out the Feb. 4 issue of ESPN The Magazine as well as the Playbook Tech blog for additional content driven by Kl...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  6. 'Big Buck Hunter' championship hits NYC

    Zach McCann

    NEW YORK CITY -- The West Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea is known for art galleries, high fashion and miniature poodles, but on Saturday afternoon, the famous Altman Building was overtaken by camouflage, Old Milwaukee, Lynyrd Skynyrd and half-drun...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  7. Can GPS devices prevent sports injuries?

    Igor Guryashkin

    Editor's note: This story appears in the Oct. 29 issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! Can injuries in the NFL be predicted -- and prevented? The Falcons are turning to new technology for a helping hand. Every season, there are more tha...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  8. Major League Gaming continues to grow

    Jon Robinson

    As Major Leagues Gaming's spring championship played out, the event was watched by more than 4.7 million people online. To put those numbers in perspective, the MLG championship Sunday outdrew the Sugar Bowl, the Rose Bowl and even the 2012 NBA Al...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  9. NASCAR The Game: Inside Line preview

    Jon Robinson

    Danica Patrick is getting on my last nerve. She has been bumping my car from behind for the past two laps, aggressively trying to pass me on every straightaway, and has almost caused me to wreck for the past few minutes of my heart-pounding first rac...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. New gadget enhances NASCAR experience

    Eric Morse

    For years, race fans have been using scanners to listen to their favorite drivers whine like toddlers being escorted from the candy aisle -- normally something you can get only by watching at home. However, the latest generation of in-race technology...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  11. NASCAR avatars hit Xbox LIVE

    Jon Robinson

    You might not be able to walk around your house dressed like Dale Earnhardt Jr. (OK, maybe you can, but it would be a little hot to watch TV in a firesuit), but thanks to NASCAR video game developer Eutechnyx, at least your avatars will be able to st...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  12. Danica Patrick joins 'Sonic' racing team

    Jon Robinson

    To NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick, seeing herself digitized into video game form is one of the coolest perks to come with fame. "This is something you can't just pay to do. You can't just be a character in a video game," Patrick told me from the ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  13. NASCAR The Game: Inside Line first look

    Jon Robinson

    Will real-world driver telemetry help drive consumers to the virtual tracks of "NASCAR The Game: Inside Line"? That's what the development team at Eutechnyx is banking on with their latest designs, incorporating everything from how hard Kurt Busch...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. New 'NASCAR The Game' announced

    Jon Robinson

    Activision and Eutechnyx announced today that their second NASCAR team-up, entitled "NASCAR The Game: Inside Line," will release this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The game is set to feature all 23 officially licensed racetracks, ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  15. NASCAR to use electric pace car

    Zach McCann

    The field of high-powered, performance cars will be led by an all-electric pace car at the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond on April 28. When the Ford Focus Electric takes its lap around the track it'll be the first time in NASCAR history a race...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  16. J.J. Yeley talks 'NASCAR Unleashed'

    Jon Robinson

    Around the track, they say "rubbin' is racin,'" but in the video game world of "NASCAR Unleashed," it's more like the "crash and dash" as wrecking your rival is the quickest way to move up in the rankings. A tactic NASCAR driver and "...

    Blog | November 15, 2011