Anki is infusing the toy cars for its real-world race track with even more video game flavor. A new update, released Friday, raises the customization list for its cars to 20 upgrades and adds new weapons, making its physical race track and software-fueled video game hybrid an even more complex media mashup.
Some of the cooler additions: an Bond-esque electromagnetic pulse weapon that lets you disable other opponents and a 180-degree turn option for quickly escalating a race into an all-out Maria Kart-style battle arena. The update also makes it easier to switch between upgrades, allowing for more casual experimentation. … Read more