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Why I am playing Sim-Racing games ....

By Danny 'HuskY' Engels
Sep 30, 2008 16:46


or why you can't call Need for Speed a real Racing Game!

Just found this today - maybe some of the US guys who are interested in NASCAR have seen this ... but i guess he was obviously playing the false game ;) :

Computer game inspires racing driver to crash his car
By Nick Farrell: Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 8:39 AM

NASCAR DRIVER Carl Edwards decided it would be a clever idea to try a trick that he learned from racing cars on his computer.

Edwards noticed that in computer games you could bounce your car off the side of the race track to get around a corner a lot easier. Figuring that the games developers knew a bit about physics, Edwards attempted to defeat rival and two-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson by bouncing his car off a concrete wall in the same way he would in the game.

He told Kotaku that he planned on hitting the wall, but didn't plan on the wall slowing him down quite as much as it did. "In video games, you can just run into the wall and run it wide open. That's what I did, but it didn't quite work out the same as the video game," he said.

Unfortunately he just crashed!
Source: http://www.theinquirer.net/

That is the reason why we are playing Sim racing games. Get real and don't call Need for Speed or PGR a racing game or even a simulation !!!....

If you only know racing games like Need for Speed, then you definitely missed something....
Check this video made by our Racing Team Member SK|kraniwani:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvj0iY1Zig

just my 2 cents :)
Real Racing ftw! Eventhough i know that Carmac thinks synchronous swimming is more interesting .... ;]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaMYJ_Z2eCM


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