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Here’s the Deal with Real Racing 3’s Team Driver for Apple Watch

Posted by Rob Rich on May 18th, 2015
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Whether you’ve been playing Real Racing 3 for a while or are just getting started, chances are all you Apple Watch users are wondering what’s up with its watch functionality. Well, rather than acting as some weird sort of remote or letting you race directly on your wrist, it actually functions as a companion app. It’s not unlike a bizarre car-racing virtual pet now that I think about it...

Real Racing 3 has Been Updated with More Tracks, More Cars, and Apple Watch Support

Posted by Rob Rich on April 23rd, 2015
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Another week, another Real Racing 3 update; this time with a new Race Teams mode, more tracks, more cars, and... Apple Watch support?

Need for Speed No Limits has Been Unveiled for iOS

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 24th, 2014
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EA and Firemonkeys have announced Need for Speed No Limits, the next mobile installment in the Need for Speed franchise.

Firemonkeys is known as the team behind Real Racing 3 and other mobile Need for Speed titles, with No Limits being built from the ground up in order to deliver the best performance and graphics as possible on the newest devices.

More details about Need for Speed No Limits are set to be announced by Firemonkeys in the following weeks and months.

Take Back the Night and Much More In Real Racing 3's Newest Update

Posted by Blake Grundman on May 29th, 2014
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Racing after dark is nothing new for fans of the European Le Mans Series. The endurance competition's preeminent track, Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, has been included in the most recent update for Real Racing 3, along with the ability to relive the sunset from behind the wheel.

Speaking of behind the wheel, there are a trio of new Le Mans vehicles being added into the game, including the Porsche 919 Hybrid. Plus, the aforementioned Porsche can be unlocked for free!

Last, but most certainly not least, the newest patch includes the ability to connect bluetooth controllers to your iOS devices and play split screen for up to four players. Fire up your engines, because the checkered flag is about to drop.

Real Racing 3 is available now as a Universal app for free.

EA Mobile and Firemonkeys Giving Away Free Gold in Real Racing 3 in Preparation for Big Update

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 15th, 2014
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EA Mobile and Firemonkeys are saying "Something big is coming for Real Racing 3," and apparently it's so big that they want to make sure people are prepared by giving them 10 free gold, worth $1.99. Just visit this site from your iOS device, and it will open the App Store to give you a promo code for your free gold. This is one of the first uses of promo codes for in-app purchases, which typically have been for obtaining paid apps.

No further details are available on just what said "big thing" is that would make this gold necessary, though.

Give Your Cars New Rims, Paint, Vinyl, and More with the New Real Racing 3 Version 1.2.0 Update

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 12th, 2014
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Real Racing 3, known as that racing game from EA with breathtaking graphics, has received an update featuring a massive number of new car customization features. After you've used these new features to tweak your ride's height, its rims, and you've given your car one of a multitude of new vinyls, the update also lets you share your creation with friends using a new "Photo Mode" - allowing you to stop the action mid-race and capture a beautiful shot of your car.

Other new features in this version 2.1.0 update include new cars - Aston Martin’s DB9, Vanquish and V12 Vantage S - to add to your Real Racing experience, support for your favorite MFi iOS 7 controller, "Gold Achievements," and a "New All Star Vendetta Series."

You can get Real Racing 3 - and all the beautiful car tweaking features available in this update - on the App Store for free.

Real Racing 3 Gets Yet Another Big Update - This Time it's Adding... Real Time Multiplayer?

Posted by Rob Rich on December 18th, 2013
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Well now, this is awkward. It would seem as though Real Racing 3's Time-Shifted Multiplayer is no longer the only way to compete against your friends. In this latest update, Firemonkeys has added the (apparently much-requested) ability for players to race against each other in real-time. Everything old is new again, huh?

It's not just about putting the real-time back in Real Racing, though. Two new Supercars - the Lamborghini Veneno and the McLaren P1 - are joining the roster as well, along with the new Vertex event series, and a special holiday paint job for your Ford Focus RS. This timely and festive new update is available now.

Real Racing 3 Drives in the Enzo Ferrari in the Latest Update, Adds Over 100 New Events and Race Replay Capabilities

Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 22nd, 2013
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Real Racing 3 makes all Ferrari fans happy once again as it receives new vehicles from the popular car manufacturer. The update adds the Enzo, 458 Spider, and 599 GTO Ferraris along with weekly time trial tournaments and 4 New event series that hold over 100 new events within. The update also adds race replays that let users view the entire race with a full cinematic camera. Talk about a great time to add that feature with the three new Ferraris in town!

Real Racing 3 Got a Beautiful New Update, Adds Ferrari's To The List of Cars Players Can Drive

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 17th, 2013
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Oh, yeah! Real Racing 3 just got real beautiful by adding gorgeous new Ferrari vehicles to the game. The latest update brings the Ferrari FF, 458 Italia, and the F12 Berlinetta. Do I really need to say anything more? It's time to drive Ferraris!

Ok, fine, the update also added Spain's Circuit de Catalunya track to the game and the ability to hire crew members to earn Real Racing money. Those are pretty noteworthy things, but still not as cool as FERRARIS!!!

Time to race!

GT Racing 2 Races Against Real Racing 3 in a Battle of Tracks, Cars, and More

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 24th, 2013

GT Racing 2 is on its way and Gameloft wants to make sure we have all the right stats to help us get even more excited for the game. Driving head-to-head against Real Racing 3, check out some of GT Racing 2's numbers in comparison:

GT Racing 2 has 67 cars at launch and a total of 35 manufacturers while Real Racing 3 has 67 cars after 3 updates and only 16 manufacturers. GT Racing 2 features 13 tracks compared to Real Racing 3's 10 tracks. Also, for those who like a little more change in the weather, GT Racing 2 has day, night, twilight, and rain, while Real Racing 3 only has day and twilight.

I look forward to learning more and actually getting my hands on with GT Racing 2. We'll wait to see how well it handles on those 13 tracks before getting any more excited.

Real Racing 3 Update Drives In Seven Generations Of The Porsche 911

Posted by Andrew Stevens on September 5th, 2013
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Porsches are such beautiful cars, and now we can all enjoy seven generations of the Porsche 911 in the latest Real Racing 3 update. This includes the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (1972), the 911 GT2 (2003), and the brand new 911 RSR. The update also comes with a new Porsche-themed series to race in that's all about the 50 years of the 911 Series.

Check out the beautiful Porsche-filled trailer below! I love Porsches!

Real Racing 3 Shifts Into Dubai, Adds Lexus and Dodge Cars

Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 30th, 2013
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Real Racing 3, in the latest update, speeds onto the challenging Dubai Autodrome. The new Dubai track has 6 different layouts with day and twilight racing for you to navigate. There are also new vehicles available as Lexus has brought its Lexus IS-F and Lexus LFA to the game, while Dodge adds the Dodge Charger RT and Dodge Charger SRT8.

Now, go dominate the new track, and check out the 50 new events while you're at it!

Real Racing 3 To Speed Through Dubai In Coming Update

Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 28th, 2013
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Pocket Gamer reports that the Real Racing 3 will receive its second content update soon, The Dubai Update. According to the Real Racing Facebook page, the update will feature twilight racing at the Dubai Autodrome, along with new cars and events. Check out the short trailer below to get a quick glance at what's soon to come.

Real Racing 3 Chevrolet Update Is Out Now

Posted by Andrew Stevens on April 11th, 2013
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It's time to grab the Camero ZL1 or Cobalt SS because the Real Racing 3 Chevrolet Update is live in the App Store. A new event type, Hunter mode, is also available, allowing players to pursue and overtake the hunted car within a single lap. There are also over 100 new events to partake in as well.

Real Racing 3 Recap and a Contest with Prizes!

Posted by Rob Rich on March 1st, 2013
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Wow, what a month it’s been for racing fans. Specifically Real Racing fans! You might recall how we kicked things off with our three-part series documenting the history of the Real Racing series, Firemint’s (now Firemonkeys’) approach to designing the first two games, and a peek at Real Racing 3’s Time Shifted Multiplayer that everyone’s been talking about. If you don’t recall you should give them a read. You know, for science or something. Not because I wrote them and am proud of my work or anything.

Of course that was just the beginning. There was also our look at Real Racing 3’s first true hands-on demo. And of course that whole free-to-play business that turned into something of a debacle. Let’s not forget the seething jealousy that was undoubtedly felt when we all found out both New Zealand and Australia were getting the game a couple weeks earlier than the rest of the world!

Before we knew it, Real Racing 3 was only a week away. Our lord and master, Jeff Scott, really dug into the mathematics at play and analyzed the in-game economic structure, for better or for worse. Blake Grundman followed with a look at the top 5 drool-inducing rides players can get their hands on (thus far), and soon after that Carter Dotson stepped up with a look at the 5 most alluring real-world racetracks on offer. Finally, the week was capped off with Carter’s in-depth look at Time Shifted Multiplayer while Jeff hopped back in the driver’s seat (sorry, I’m only human) one last time to bestow his Real Racing wisdom with an impressive number of tips and tricks. We also reviewed it, of course.


Get Racing - we've got prizes!

Since it’s been something of a non-stop Real Racing 3 party here at 148Apps we wanted to draw things to a close with a bit of style. Which is why we’re going to capitalize on all the spirit of Time Shifted competition and challenge you, our readers, to a race. Specifically the Pure Stock Challenge, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nissan Silvia (S15) Showcase Cup race pictured above. I think I’ve typed that out correctly. Why this event? Because it requires one of the first cars new players will have access to and doesn’t allow for any other; providing as even and easily accessible a playing field as we could find.

All you have to do is drive your heart out. Snap a screen shot (hit the Power and Home buttons on your iOS device at the same time) of your best time and post it in the comments below along with your Game Center username. We’ll pick random winners from all of the entries and post the results here on Monday (3/4) afternoon.

The prizes? We'll give away three $10 iTunes gift cards to spend how you see fit. Although in the spirit of the contest we’d suggest something like, oh, maybe the Race Car Booster Pack that includes 65 gold and a 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X?

Update: We'll contact our three winners via email. Thanks for playing and look for more Real Racing 3 contests coming up soon.