Ever since I got my new Mazda RX-8 in January, I've been reading all the import tuner magazines I can find, scouring enthusiast websites like RX8club.com, and scavenging performance parts stores for aftermarket exhausts, flywheels, lowering springs, and sway bars.
I've also been buying those import car videos you find in the miscellaneous section at Best Buy
But it's just this kind of enthusiasm that helped make Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick Electronic Arts'
This time, the game will feature more than 30 licensed vehicles (the original had 20) while promising "deep new performance customization and tuning" from popular aftermarket parts manufacturers such as Apex, Greddy/Trust, HKS, AEM, and VeilSide. Combined with twice the visual customization upgrades as the first one, the game will provide "a staggering 70 billion possible car combinations."
Last month, we talked about the potential for Acclaim's
One thing's for certain: This year's holiday season will be a live one, with several big-name competitors vying for a place at the top of the charts. Unlike last year, EA will face a challenge from long-awaited sure things -- a list that includes Sony's
It's solid franchises like Need for Speed and Madden that give EA the automatic Coca-Cola-like
Fool contributor Jeff Hwang owns shares of Electronic Arts.