How to Calculate Your FOV for Sim Racing

To heighten your experience when engaging in the virtual world, you need to recognize the importance of your field of vision (FOV). When you are in a simulated race, you want to have a visual experience that replicates driving an actual car. The FOV offers you the chance to have a real-life experience while playing … Read more

How Much Does iRacing Cost?

When people talk about iRacing, they are referring to a membership-based premier racing simulator for computers. The intention is to put people in the driver’s seats of their favorite race cars and let them loose across their favorite tracks worldwide. Unlike other racing games of its kind, iRacing strives for an immersive experience in as … Read more

Split Screen on Forza Horizon 4

Developed by Playground Games, Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most popular racing games on the market. Your racing skills are put to the test on the endless country roads with twisty hills and beautiful countryside. With 647 vehicles to choose from, this is a popular game that you can play on Xbox Series … Read more

Best Open World Racing Games

Open world racing games are exciting racing games that allow you to choose racing courses in different parts of the world. You can drive various cars and motorcycles that you can customize to your heart’s desire.  There are many games out there; you can play some on different gaming consoles, while others are exclusive to … Read more

Guide to Assetto Corsa Graphics Mods

Released in 2014, Assetto Corsa quickly became a favorite for those who enjoy high-quality sim racing games. To increase the realism, graphic mods can be added to mimic real-life racing conditions.  Many gamers have found that Assetto Corsa offers a driving experience like no other, only improved when adding mods (or modulars). Graphic mods can … Read more

What Is ERS in F1 2020?

If you have a passion for racing, look no further than Formula 1 2020. This Formula 1 (F1) installment is a massive game with more immersive features than its predecessors. It’s available on Xbox and PlayStation and puts you firmly in the driver’s seat unlike any F1 game has before.  Part of the polished new … Read more

How to Fix Thrustmaster T150 Not Working on PC

The Thrustmaster T150 is one of the best sim racing wheels in the gaming arena. It’s popular not just because it’s from Thrustmaster but because it packs a punch of awesome features at a pocket-friendly price. Despite its wide-spanning popularity, the Thrustmaster T150 can sometimes prove problematic to pair with a PC. If you’re here … Read more

How to Fix Assetto Corsa Steering Wheel Not Working

Assetto Corsa is one of the most thrilling sim-racing games in the market. It boasts over eighty cars and a handful of special edition models tailored in collaboration with an array of prestigious automotive manufacturers.  Thanks to this, Assetto Corsa reigns supreme in force feedback and offers a realistic feel, especially when paired with a … Read more

How to Fix Thrustmaster Pedals Not Working

Any budget-conscious sim racer will tell you that Thrustmaster makes great steering wheels and pedals. However, the pedals may malfunction for one reason or another, making sim racing difficult or impossible. In this article, we’ll review the most common Thrustmaster pedal problems and fixes. Common Thrustmaster Pedals Problems The most common problem with Thrustmaster pedals is underperformance. Many … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite: Best Budget Wheel Base (Review)

The Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base is a fantastic middle ground between regular sim racing wheels and direct drive wheels. It provides stronger, more accurate force feedback than your average wheel, at just a fraction of the price of a direct drive system. In this article, we’ll review the CSL Elite in-depth, including what features … Read more

RivaTuner and RivaTuner Statistics Server Guide

RivaTuner is one of the most commonly used tools for overclocking. Overclocking is the practice of increasing a component’s clock rate more than certified by the manufacturer. The software has a graphical interface that allows users to tweak certain driver-levels, as such, that it has gained fame, especially among gamers. RivaTuner tool is used to … Read more

The 11 Best Formula 1 Wheels for Sim Racing

F1 steering wheel for sim racing

The first thing that comes to mind when talking about racing simulators has to be Formula 1. The emblematic motorsport that got a lot of people into racing sims in the first place has a lot of great racing wheels wheels for your at-home enjoyment. Here are our top picks for the best F1 wheels … Read more

The 7 Best Fanatec Wheels and Wheel Rims

Fanatec direct drive steering wheel for sim racing

Fanatec can’t but be considered as one of the best racing sim wheel producers out there but, within the Fanatec product-line itself, what are the best available wheels? Here’s our guide to 2021’s best Fanatec wheels: Best Fanatec Wheels of 2021 Top Pick – CSL Elite WRC Runner-Up – CSL Elite BMW GT2 Best for … Read more

The 8 Best PS4 Racing Wheels

The PlayStation 4 has had a long and productive lifecycle punctuated by a number of great titles across all genres of gaming – not the least of which is racing. Headlined by Driveclub and the Gran Turismo series, the PS4’s racing games pair best with a great racing wheel setup. Here are the best on … Read more

Thrustmaster vs Logitech: Head-to-Head (Wheels, Pedals…)

There are multiple companies that produce racing simulator wheels and peripherals. You might want to pick and choose the products depending on what you’re looking for, or you might decide to pick a company and stick with it. Whatever your choice may be, we’ve compiled a short head to head between Logitech and Thrustmaster to … Read more

Thrustmaster T-LCM vs Fanatec Pedals: Head-to-Head

Whether you’re building your first rig or upgrading an existing setup, a good set of racing pedals is arguably the best way to improve your lap times. High end sim racing pedals suffer from diminishing returns and cheap entry-level sets leave a lot to be desired; midrange pedals hit a sweet spot, and that range … Read more

The 7 Best PS5 Wheels for Sim Racing

Sony has finally dropped their PlayStation 5 console after what feels like eons of wild anticipation, and it seems to be living up to the hype so far. Perhaps the most-praised aspect of the new PS5 system is the dramatically-improved DualShock 5 controller, but one thing the new pad doesn’t excel at is providing an … Read more

Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which Is Better?

Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel and Pedals

The Thrustmaster vs Logitech debate has arguments for both sides, but to compare the two brands effectively, you really need to look at specific products. The Thrustmaster T300 RS and Logitech G29 are two of their most popular wheels, but which of the two is better? We think the Thrustmaster T300 RS is definitely the … Read more

Thrustmaster T150 vs Logitech G29: Which Is Better?

Thrustmaster T150 Steering Wheel

The Logitech G29 is as a great cheap racing wheel, but so is the Thrustmaster T150. So, which of the two should you choose? Overall, we think the Thrustmaster T150 is the better purchase. Although the two wheels are very similar in terms of build quality and performance, the T150 is almost half the price … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX Pro vs Logitech G920: Which Is Better?

TMX Pro Steering Wheel and Pedals

Both the Thrustmaster TMX Pro and Logitech G920 are excellent entry-level steering wheels for PC and Xbox One, but which of the two is the better choice? We think the Thrustmaster TMX Pro is the better steering wheel. It delivers similar force feedback to the G920, but comes with far superior pedals that can detect … Read more

The 6 Best Rudder Pedals for Flight Sim

Rudder pedals inside flight simulator

After purchasing a flight yoke or joystick, your next step has to be getting rudder pedals. The extent to which your immersion will increase after not only having to use your hands, but entire body, to manoeuvre the plane cannot be overstated. After extensive research, we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 rudder pedals … Read more

The 6 Best Sim Racing Gloves

Person putting on racing gloves

When you plan on taking your sim racing experience to the next level, gloves are a great addition. Not only will they help you enter the mindset of a true sim racer, but they’ll increase your precision and minimize catastrophic slips. In this guide, we’ll walk through 6 of the market’s best products. The Best … Read more

The 6 Best VR Headsets for Sim Racing

Man sim racing with virtual reality headset

If you’re into sim racing and haven’t tried it yet with a VR headset, you’re definitely missing out. When you pair a VR headset with your steering wheel, you’ll be immersed in the racing world like never before. We’ve listed the five best VR headsets for sim racing below, based on features, user reviews, and … Read more

The 10 Best Sim Racing Monitors

Racing simulator with triple monitor setup

If you’re in need of a monitor for sim racing, then you need something that will keep up with the fast-paced speed and high-quality graphics. We’ve reviewed 10 of the best monitors for exactly this, so that you can find the right choice for your requirements. The Top-Rated Sim Racing Monitors Best Overall: Triple AOC … Read more

The Best Sim Racing Wheels for Every Budget

Logitech G29 steering wheel for sim racing

The beauty of sim games is the immersion they offer. Few things feel as satisfying as a last corner overtake after a hard fought battle on that one Grand Prix you always have trouble with. This guide will look at the top rated steering-wheels on the market right now, what their main pros are, and … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster TS-PC: Which to Choose

The Fanatec CSL Elite and Thrustmaster TS-PC are a pair of great wheels that offer similar features and specs, upgradability paths and stellar build quality. Either is a great buy for serious sim racers, but we think the Fanatec CSL Elite takes the cup here. CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster TS-PC: Technical Specs CSL Elite TS-PC … Read more

Thrustmaster TX vs TMX: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the game for a long time and they’ve made wheels for every game console in recent memory.  As for their Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S wheels, the choice comes down to the TX and TMX wheel sets.  While the TMX is a solid offering for casual racing fans or those … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster TX: Ultimate Comparison

The Thrustmaster TX is a great sim racing wheel that comes in two varieties: the Ferrari 458 Italia Edition and the Leather Edition. However, we think the Fanatec CSL Elite is even better, although it doesn’t come with pedals despite its high cost. We’re going to go into further detail below and explore which of … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport V2.5 : Best Belt-Driven Wheel? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V2.5 Wheelbase

If you’re looking for an affordable, but high-quality wheel base for your sim racing setup, Fanatec has the product just for you. Their ClubSport V2.5 wheel base offers extensive compatibility and customizability, without the four-figure pricetag of most direct drive wheels. What to Consider Before You Buy Before I review any product, I always like … Read more

The 7 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheels

Cheap steering wheel for racing simulator

Sim racing wheels can set you back hundreds of dollars, but the good news is that there are more and more affordable options on the market. Sure, they won’t have all the top-tier features that you may find in most other racing wheels, but you’ll still see a serious jump in immersion with these solid … Read more

The 9 Best Sim Racing Wheel Stands

Steering wheel for sim racing attached to wheel stand

If you plan on truly optimizing the ergonomics of your racing simulator, then consider purchasing a racing wheel stand. Following some thorough research, we’ve compiled a list of 2021’s best sim racing wheel stands.  Best Racing Wheel Stands of 2021 On a tight budget? See our guide to the best cheap wheel stands. Top Pick: … Read more

The 11 Best Sim Racing Shoes and Boots

Formula One racer drinking from shoe

With a realistic sim racing setup, you might find your feet starting to ache or blister if you’re playing in socks or barefoot. For this exact purpose, we’ve compiled a list of the best sim racing shoes. Whether they be made specifically for racing simulators or karting, these shoes are all high quality choices that … Read more

The 7 Best Sim Racing Shifters: Buyer’s Guide

H-shifter in racing simulator

If you want to experience the fun of a manual gearbox while sim racing, you’ll need to invest in a gear shifter. For this article, I’ve rounded up seven of the best sim racing shifters on the market, including both traditional H-style shifters and sequential shifters: Fanatec ClubSport SQ V 1.5 Thrustmaster TH8A Heusinkveld Sim … Read more

The 6 Best Sim Racing Handbrakes

Handbrake in racing simulator cockpit

If your idea of sim racing fun involves rally and drifting, then it’s essential to consider purchasing a handbrake. A handbrake will not only allow you to drive more aggressively, but also tackle tighter turns without losing speed and time. We’ve dug deep into user reviews and product specifications for this popular peripheral in order … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD2 Review: Is It Worth $1500!?

Fanatec Podium DD2 direct-drive steering wheel

Direct-drive steering wheels are the ultimate experience in terms of simulation. They not only faithfully translate all your tiniest changes in wheel position to the sim game, but they convey to you unparalleled feedback. From the wetness of the track, to which tires are slightly more worn out, direct-drive sim racing wheels truly put you in … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 Review: Worth Every Dollar

Fanatec's force-feedback DD1 steering wheel base

Upgrading from a controller to a force feedback steering wheel base provides an incredible jump in terms of both racing accuracy as well as immersion. Similarly, upgrading from a “normal” steering wheel base to a direct drive wheel base will have you feeling like you’ve abandoned a toy and stepped into a race car. More … Read more

The 5 Best Triple Monitor Stands for Sim Racing

One thing that every single sim racing fan has in common is a need for a great display solution in order to keep themselves immersed in their game of choice.  Three-monitor setups are increasingly common, but the wide array of stands can be hard to parse; we’ve done the legwork to bring you this list … Read more

The 7 Best Sim Racing Cockpits

Man sitting in sim racing cockpit

Best Sim Racing Cockpits of 2021 Top Pick – Fanatec RennSport V2 Runner-Up – Simetik K2-R Budget Pick – NLR Challenger Luxury Pick – AP-Xtreme Mobile Bare For Tall Pilots – Extreme Simracing Virtual Experience V3.0 Breakdown of the Best Sim Racing Cockpits Based on our extensive research, here are the best racing cockpits: The … Read more

Fanatec Podium F1 Review: Is This the Best F1 Wheel?

The Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1 is a high-end sim racing wheel that is loaded with advanced tech such as a direct drive force feedback system and meant to take gamers’ performance to the highest levels possible. Officially licensed for PlayStation 4 (and by extension, PlayStation 5) as well as PC, the Fanatec Podium Racing … Read more

Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Review for Sim Racing

The Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is a specialized F1 racing wheel rim designed to be used with the company’s T500, T300, and TX racing wheel series. This officially licensed wheel is a full-size replica of the Formula 1 Ferrari 2011 racing wheel, solidifying its status a collector’s item in addition to the the functional … Read more

RennSport Cockpit V2 Review for Sim Racing

The RennSport Cockpit V2 is a sim racing cockpit from Fanatec that aims to be as close to an all-in-one solution to your mounting and seating needs as possible. It is an undeniably massive leap over the first iteration of the cockpit, due primarily due to the increased customization options and various refinements and improvements … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX vs T150: Ultimate Comparison

The Thrustmaster TMX and the Thrustmaster T150 are the French peripheral manufacturer’s current entry-level force feedback sim racing wheels for the Xbox and PlayStation console lines, respectively. These wheels exist in an exceedingly competitive tier of racing racing peripherals, going up against the likes of Logitech, Hori and others. While these two Thrustmaster wheels exist … Read more

iRacing Setup: PC, Wheel, Pedals, Graphics, and Cars

iRacing has been the premier online motorsports simulator for years at this point, and the platform seems poised to continue dominating the genre in realism, breadth of content and scope of features for years to come. The developers behind iRacing are well aware that they’ve managed to catch lightning in a bottle with this sim … Read more

Thrustmaster Direct Drive: Release Date + Alternatives

Way back in 2016, rumors were swirling among sim racing enthusiast forums that Thrustmaster was preparing to announce that they were working on their first-ever direct drive racing wheel. Shortly after these rumors began to circulate, Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital (developers of the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation console racers) confirmed that Thrustmaster was … Read more

Fanatec Discount Codes, Promotions, and Black Friday

It stands to reason that budget savvy shoppers looking for the best wheel base, pedals and shifters are always on the lookout for a promo code or coupon to help them avoid having to pay full price for these products. High-end sim racing peripherals such as those manufactured and sold by Fanatec don’t come cheap, … Read more

Fanatec’s Return Policy Explained (Step-By-Step Guide)

Fanatec has a solid track record of providing timely and attentive customer service, and the manufacturer’s return policy and warranty information is relatively fair and easy to understand. That being said, those policies do vary by region and there is some nuance to the proceedings. As such, we decided it would be worthwhile to compile … Read more

Fanatec Reliability and Warranty (Wheels, Pedals, etc)

Gamers know what to expect from industry staples like Thrustmaster and Logitech: reliable products that typically perform as expected, and are covered by reasonable warranties and backed-up by solid customer service experiences. But what about the players like Fanatec? Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Fanatec’s track record in the sim racing peripheral … Read more