By on August 7, 2012

Growing up, my parents were adamant about prohibiting video game consoles in the house; TV was time-limited as it is (the permitted shows included South Park and The Simpsons…go figure), the computer was for “educational purposes” (i.e. school work or reading about cars) and recreational activities took the form of a book or outdoor activities. Until that fateful day in Target.

In the spring of 1998, my family headed to Florida, not for a vacation, but to say goodbye to my Grandfather, who had little hope of recovering from a cascade of illnesses that ultimately led to his death. My Dad was tasked with occupying my brother and I (10 and 6 at the time) while my mother, grandmother and uncle waited by my Grandfather’s bed.

We were easily amused, and so my Dad would take us to Target, where we would occupy ourselves with the video game console displays; a novelty to us, since video games were verboten. On one occasion, the demo being played at the Playstation stand was Gran Turismo. The list of available cars included my all-time favorite, the NSX (a very cool, JDM Honda NSX, no less) and from that point on, it was game over (no pun intended). I didn’t even have to hound my parents for a Playstation. They knew this was a turning point.

For years, battling it out in the various iterations of Gran Turismo was a favorite past time. Controllers were thrown, fractions of a second were agonized over, endless vexation was endured over those motherf***ing license tests. And then, I turned 16, began driving and never picked up racing games again. To me, it’s analogous to Playboy and the real thing. Some of my friends still love to nerd out over Forza 3 and GT5 and compare virtual gear ratios, tire compounds and engine swaps. I don’t get it. But then again, some of them love to argue over who is a better porn star, too. Let me know if you still like to play racing games. Keep the x-rated opinions to yourself.

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56 Comments on “QOTD: Does Anyone Still Play Car Video Games?...”


  • avatar
    The Doctor

    It’s horses for courses – just because you can take your car to the track doesn’t mean that a computer game has no allure in the same way that being in a relationship doesn’t mean that you have zero interest in the content of Playboy.

  • avatar
    raph

    sure, every once and awhile I pull out the PS3 load up NFS and try and whittle down my ‘ring time for well… several hours when the mood strikes me. Used to be an ardent fan of Gran Turismo but the series has gone to far in the simulation direction (howerver limited it may be) and become very dry. Need for Speed: Shift however filled the visceral void and is fun to play even if the online servers are dead.

  • avatar
    ByTheLake

    Never been into virtual reality, instead preferring actual reality. Motorcycling, kayaking, hiking, etc. No time for TV or games. My TV hasn’t been turned on in a month. So, I’d definitely be in the “no games” column.

  • avatar
    Jaynen

    Still play Forza 4 pretty regularly. My 2yr old daughter loves it. It does not replace real driving or track time but it augments it and lets me geek out on more cars.

    In fact new DLC today finally the Boss 302 and Camaro ZL1 will be available in game

  • avatar
    npaladin2000

    For those who can’t afford an NSX along with the track mods for it, a $50 game on a $300 console can be an acceptable substitute. Not everyone can be blessed with a WRX, Mazda3, Miata, CivicSI, Focus, Mustang, or other actual sport-able car.

    And actually, these smartphones were pretty much made for car games, when you can turn the screen to steer. Which we all do, even if the steering ISN’T motion-controlled. :)

    • 0 avatar
      tuffjuff

      Bingo.

      While my ’12 Focus is an acceptable machine, I don’t have the money (or the will) to turn it into something worth showing at a track, nor would I want to to begin with – recently hitting a deer was enough for me, thanks!

      There’s just something about putting the V10 from the R8 into the S5, then realizing after a lap that you forgot to do the breaks, only to realize that would bump you up into the next class, thus making your car completely uncompetitive (versus just mostly uncompetitive, but loud and fun) that makes me want to load up some Forza 4. That and it’s really, really pretty.

      • 0 avatar
        tuffjuff

        As a side-note: the handling on the ’12 Focus is really, really decent (I’ll avoid using the term “good” considering a BRZ/FR-S starts around $5,000 more than I paid for my car) for not being at all sporty, and despite being labelled by Top Gear and CAR as “not as fun as the last gen car” – I wonder what a set of proper performance tires, and not the all-seasons she came with, would do to help this.

  • avatar
    Robstar

    What a timely post!

    I love car/motorcycle games (Tourist Trophy was a marvel for it’s time), but once I grew up & got my sports car & sportbike, I don’t find them interesting anymore. However, I _do_ go take weekly drives/rides in my free time.

    About a week ago, a relative of my wife (13 yo) was asking me if I had a ps3. i told him I had an xbox (360) but hadn’t played it in a while. He was telling me about all the cool cars in GTA4. I asked him if they had a Subaru STi in it, and he said “Yes, I was driving it the other day!”. I told him I drove one daily and offered to take him for a ride. He was ecstatic, and agreed. Now I’m just waiting for him to get a visa to come to the US…..

    Perhaps getting the younger generation interested in automobiles via video games and then letting them experience the real thing when they (hopefully/eventually) can afford it will get them interested in driving again….

    My 16yo niece on the other hand doesn’t play video games and probably can’t tell one brand from another. Her 5 year old brother however talks about cars constantly…(guess what? He plays car games on his original xbox…)

  • avatar
    juicy sushi

    GT5 fan here, I even have a steering wheel and pedals. I don’t have the money for a second, fun car, at the moment, so this is the next best thing. It’s not perfect, but it scratches an itch until I can get that MX-5 or BRZ in my driveway.

  • avatar
    67dodgeman

    Yeah, it’s great imagining all the “I never played video games after I turned 16″ drivers going out and rat-racing their riced-out civics on city streets. I’m sure you’re all driving at 10-tenths through Monday morning stop-n-go traffic. Not. Daily commuting is not an enthusiastic proposition.

    Forza 4 / Gran Turismo allows me time in cars I’d never be able to afford, never be able to justify, and never dream of modifying even if I did somehow get one in my garage. It gives a sensation of driving at 190 mph without, you know, actually endangering myself and the general public by really driving 190 mph on the 610 loop around Houston.

    Life’s dangerous enough as-is, if you’re not in a position to actually race on a track, race on your X-box.

    • 0 avatar

      I commute on the subway generally, and I still find little enjoyment in GT5. Once you’ve had the tactile sensation of speed, it’s hard to go back.

    • 0 avatar
      Robstar

      I find driving around the STi, even at moderate speed (under the speed limit), even in snow/rain much more fun than videogame “racing”. Sure if I’m at somebody’s house and they are playing I’ll play along, but it really just isn’t the same.

      Being able to rev match as I shift up & down, and point/put the car where I want, or just hitting the gas to get up to speed on the highway is fun, like no video game can be.

      The same can be said about bikes. Nothing will capture the feeling of a well executed, leaned over turn.

      I haven’t yet found a game/console/controller combo that actually lets you shift/drive that is anywhere near as fun as a real car/bike.

      Also: My commute is at normal highway speeds, no bumper-to-bumper, and if things get bad I can take the much slower local roads with lots of curves. YMMV of course, but in general I look forward to driving to/from work every day…

      • 0 avatar
        67dodgeman

        Robstar – not sure of your age, but in many cases age, family, life choices will mean that the STI gets sold and you end up in a much less enjoyable vehicle(usually, YMMV). I still have a bike, and yeah, there’s two or three spots where I can full-throttle for a handful of seconds before dialing back down. No game will ever simulate that, but then it’s only 10 to 15 seconds of fun in a 45 minute commute. So yes, the video game has it’s place.

        Derek – trash the GT5 and get Forza 4, there’s your real game.

        For the record, I’m closer to 50 than 40 and I put in several hours of console play per week. I freely give up TV time(nothing on worth watching anyway) for game time. In between checking out TTAC, of course.

      • 0 avatar
        hubcap

        “I haven’t yet found a game/console/controller combo that actually lets you shift/drive that is anywhere near as fun as a real car/bike.”

        In your heart of hearts do you really expect one to?

    • 0 avatar
      Robstar

      @ 67dodgeman:

      I think you are confusing “not-full-throttle” with “not-fun”. In reality, I consider any non-traffic clogged driving fun. I pretty much can have fun in any car or bike. This is one of the (many) reasons I moved out of Chicago.

      For bikes, I’ve been on a 400c falcon, a 250cc rebel, a vtx-1300 and my current gsx-r 600. They are all FUN, although in different ways. In each case, I enjoy them much more than sitting on a sofa pushing buttons.

      With that being said, I _still_ own dirt2/dirt3 on pc, and several racing & driving games for xbox 360 & do occasionally enjoy them from time to time.
      I have even bought the microsoft adapter for my pc so that I can use the normal 360 controllers on it and have played dirt2 in “crossfire” with dual video cards across 3 monitors (“Eyefinity”).

      I’m not anti-video game by any stretch, but I’d take driving a camry/civic/accent over a video game ferrari any day of the week.

      • 0 avatar
        67dodgeman

        I think you are confusing “not-full-throttle” with “not-fun”.

        Actually, I live in a part of Texas where, if I drive for 2 or 3 hrs straight, I’ll actually get to a road with a curve in it. Otherwise it’s straight lines as far as the eye can see. So “fun” typically equals drag strip style full throttle acceleration.

        I used to live in West-by-God-Virginia, where “fun” meant not sliding off the mountain on your way home. I guess it’s all location-location-location.

  • avatar
    JCraig

    I continued to play GT into my driving years but as I’ve exited my 20′s I rarely fire up the PS3 any more (for games anyway). I never spent much time on GT5, maybe because it became buggy after numerous updates, but more likely because real life continues to be far more interesting and entertaining. I do still have fond memories of GT2 (I think) in the late 90′s. My car of choice was the Imprezza, but it was also fun getting a Dodge Intreped over 1000hp for the endurance races…

  • avatar
    B.C.

    Occasionally. Gas/tires/brakes/insurance are expensive, y’know.

  • avatar

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on XBOX1. Made me respect the Mclaren F1

  • avatar
    eliandi

    I play PC based racing sims like rfactor. The console games never interested me too much, but trying to simulate something I have no hope of doing in real life is attractive. Have an inexpensive cockpit with big screen monitor, wheel, pedals, and seat. Just did a team enduro at Le Mans driving an Acura P2…very fun.

    I also take my car to the track and to the auto-x from time to time, so I’m proof there are people who like to do both. There are good models of several of our local tracks for rfactor made by a local racer, so I can get a little practice in before I hit the real track.

  • avatar
    Sky_Render

    I race cars in real life. I also spend an irresponsible amount of time racing on Forza Motorsports 4.

  • avatar
    grzydj

    I still play the hell out of GT4, mostly because I got all the cheat codes and unlocked all the cars and tracks and I’m living like a king with 7 billion dollars in the bank.

    With all that money, I spend my time driving stock Honda Accords around the ‘Ring, trying to keep my lap times withing a second of each other. It’s really pathetic.

    • 0 avatar
      sportyaccordy

      You know what, its not that bad. I used to play GT4 a lot with cheats, using the money to build time attack cars and drift cars. I would just race the clock or my own ability.

  • avatar
    Sinistermisterman

    As I currently live more than 7000 miles away from the Burgerkingring, and the fact that I one day want to take a car around it, I figured that the best way to know the corners before I even get there is by playing Gran Turismo 5. Other than that, the only time I generally play is when drunk in competition with a few friends.

  • avatar
    racingmaniac

    I still playing GT5 regularly(I was playing last night too), I still go out autocrossing on the weekend, and go do for a drive for fun. But video game driving(with wheels, on a driving seat setup) is still fun for me, and when I first started autocrossing I use it to get used to shuffling the wheel…

  • avatar
    Flipper35

    We still play a lot of racing games. Even with an air cooled 911 and Cobra replica you can only push so hard on public roads and I don’t have access to the track 24/7 (especially in the winter) so racing on the computer gives me my fix. It also is a good way for my kids to learn the dynamics and differences of FWD/AWD/RWD in a safe manner and what to do when you push yourself over the limit. It is also fun on a LAN when you can have several racing together with their own wheel and pedals on their own screen.

    It isn’t a substitute for real racing, but pilots use sim time to enhance their skills so why not racing as well.

  • avatar
    JMII

    I still play GT5 every now and then, if I had a dedicated game room I would play ALOT more as currently dragging out the wheel/pedal setup into the living room is a major pain. Plus my setup isn’t ideal… its more makeshift and not comfortable for long gaming sessions. And as one might expect the wife doesn’t really approve of a steering wheel in the middle of the living room, but my nieces love it. I drove more when I was in a league over at GTPlanet but since it broke up I never bothered to join another. In single player mode the game is rather dull do the stupid AI, but racing against real people (online) was a fun experience. I plan on tracking my 350Z later in the fall when the temps aren’t so brutal, but till then the digital version will do, too bad Sebring or Homestead isn’t in the game.

  • avatar
    SuperACG

    Why would anyone NOT play car games? YOU CAN’T DRIVE LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE! It’s fun to crash, but expensive and dangerous to do it out on the street!

  • avatar
    Freddy M

    Even after beginning my driving life, I continued to play Gran Turismo for years afterward. Lately though I have waned from it, not due to the idea of outgrowing “synthetic driving” in favour of real driving, but moreover just outgrowing video games in general.

    A good friend of mine though who is married with two young boys and a BRZ on the way still plays every new Forza and NFS game. I can’t speak for his passion but I believe that he views it as a video game; escapist entertainment and not as a surrogate to being able to drive a car – exotic or otherwise.

  • avatar
    Zewspeed

    Yeah, I’ll give up playing Forza and GT just as soon as someone gives me unlimited access – free of charge – to ALMS prototypes, Super GT sports cars, and NASCAR stockers. Not to mention all the street cars that are so far out of my budget range, they might as well exist on another planet.

    Real-world competition can be a blast, but it’s a very expensive pastime that most of us have trouble affording. Racing sims let me play with my dream cars without the massive outlay of cash (or professional skills) required to access them in the real world.

  • avatar
    stryker1

    Hell yes. I play lots of Forza 3, and the burnout series, while more of an arcade racer, is top shelf. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit also.

  • avatar
    Dubbed

    Yes I most definitely still play car video games. It is cheapest way to deal with my addiction to speeding. Since I picked up this game I have spent a lot fewer days not treating stretches of the local limited-access road like the unrestricted Autobahn.

    • 0 avatar
      Zewspeed

      That’s a good point too. Let’s just say that a decade or so back I, uh, (dangerously and irresponsibly) used to use the wide, flat roads of Central Florida as the arena for living out my Formula D dreams in my ’93 240SX.

      Gaming is much better way to get the urges out without endangering innocent bystanders.

  • avatar
    hubcap

    Seems some people are disappointed that a $300 console and $60 game fail to deliver the real life chills and thrills of actually operating a car/motorcycle.

    I’ve been in FAA Level D (the most life like) simulators. They’re good as far as simulators go but are not like strapping into the actual airplane.

    That being said I enjoy racing, driving, and flying games but I take them for what they are.

    Oh… and I’m kinda looking forward to the next Microsoft Flight Simulator and Forza Horizon.

    • 0 avatar
      jhefner

      “Oh… and I’m kinda looking forward to the next Microsoft Flight Simulator and Forza Horizon.”

      Don’t hold your breathe waiting for the next version of MS Flight Simulator. Microsoft has cancelled MS Flight; that was the closest thing to the next version of Flight Simulator; and it had only been out a few months before MS cancelled it. That was probably Flight Simulator’s last chance.

      (Between two computers, I have Flight Simulator 2002, 2004, and Flight Simulator X installed; plus Combat Flight Simulator. Even created a few aircraft for Flight Simulator.)

      I got a wheel/pedal setup so that they don’t skate all over the place, and my son and I have been enjoying it. He has a Playstation 2, I think; I have been driving a NASCAR ’97 game because it has the NASCAR Ford Taurus in it; my son has been introducing me to some of the other driving games as well.

      And like others said; in real life, you can’t drive a NASCAR Ford Taurus on the various NASCAR tracks; nor can you drive around town, smashing into cars, running into lightpoles, trees (love when the leaves are flying) and everything else; looking like the Dukes of Hazzard in a 69 Charger. No connection there to real life.

    • 0 avatar
      Ryoku75

      As a flight sim guy I think its a shame that they’re fading away in favor of more Ace Combat knock-offs.

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    GT5 is better than Forza 4! You can thank me for the insuing rampages of arguement comments later.

    I’ve played racing games ever since the NES, but less and less I’ve been playing them recently as I’ve grown up, once I get my license I may retire my controllers.

    It is fun to drive a Gallardo in the rain, race a friends Supra in the snow, and tune up classic cars. But nothing beats the fear of driving a tiny Tercel at 70mph on a lonesome country road.

    Serious video game racers tend to actually drive badly in the real world, expect sudden lane changes, stage 3 racing exausts, stage 1 weight reductions, a complete lack of notice to the sides of their cars, uneeded revving at stops, pale skin tones, and very anti-social behavior.

    • 0 avatar
      Dubbed

      Now why do you have to go with wide brush strokes like that. I religiously use my side view mirrors and turn signals. I go so far as to look for other drivers to do those things you mentioned drivers of my ilk are responsible for. And my daily driver is rather really hard to “rice out”.

      Yes I am a proud owner of a V8 Cadillac rwd sedan.

  • avatar

    Many pro racers use iRacing. Now there may be a difference between sims and games, but some top rank drivers endorse iRacing and they aren’t paid to do so. Dale Jr. does ads for free for them.

  • avatar
    suspekt

    I have to admit my game playing has nosedived to the point of probably a few hours every 6 months when the mood catches me and I am free to waste some time.

    Top Gear 2 on Super Nintendo got me hooked back in the early ninties.

    Gran Turismo 3/4 is pretty much the only game I even bother to play on any console. A few hours is all I need nowadays to get my fix.

    Derek is very correct that nothing can match the simple pleasure of operating a real car… but… home alone for a few hours with a nice surround system cranked to the max running the Nordshleife in a nicely balanced factory NSX-R, with a couple of single malts… man, that is still fun!!!!

  • avatar
    Travis

    Absolutely. One thing that helped me stand up to two hours stints in chumpcar was forcing myself to play GT5 in a similar car with no air conditioning in a full race suit. It might sound goofy, but having your hands and feet making those same movements in the same sweltering Texas heat was good practice. Hell, racing was a lot more comfortable just because of the wind cooling.

    The extreme customization of the suspension is pretty far from realistic, but it teaches the basics of how you’re supposed to respond in a given car in a given situation. It might not prepare you to do it correctly since G forces make all the difference in the world, but it can help you to go “next time that happens, I will not lift no matter what because this MR2 will go ass first.”

    It’s pretty enjoyable with a wheel. *shrug*

  • avatar

    I used to love all racing games whe I was a kid but I haven’t had a gaming console in my home for about 3 years. I just don’t have the time.

  • avatar
    Styles79

    Kinda funny, I wasn’t really into racing games as a kid, and as a teenager I had a 1986 Celica that kept me “entertained”. I’ve only had a console for the last 7 years or so, and Forza is one of my favourite games. So for me it’s almost the other way around, my love of cars got me into games. That said I don’t spend a huge amount of time playing, maybe an hour or two here or there every couple of weeks. It’s really a casual entertainment thing for me, rather than a past-time as such. Given I’ve just started work on the suspension and brakes on my ’82 Celica XX it will be a fair few weeks before I touch the X-Box again…..

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    you only need to look up the sales figures of Forza 4/GT5 and the avg. age of console buyers to work it out

    add in stuff like Need For Speed and the sales of steering wheels and the popularity of the serious sims on PCs to work out that the audience although not huge is quite substantial

    its also full steam ahead with Forza 5/Forza Horizon/GT6 and the 2013 intro of new consoles

    Microsoft has Turn 10 which is a company dedicated to pushing the Forza franchise.

    Big money = big audience

  • avatar
    th009

    Three words: Nissan GT Academy.

    http://eu.gran-turismo.com/gb/academy/2012/

    No one plays any more?

  • avatar
    luvmyv8

    Put me down as a yes…..

    My first car game was Test Drive 4 on the PS1, which was a blast. Sure it was unrealistic (I’m pretty sure a ’70 Chevelle SS454 LS-6 can’t do 186 MPH and fly off the hills of San Francisco without breaking anything) but damn that game was fun! Plus it had real cars, modern cars for ’97, but classic muscle cars as well and what a roster…. ’69 COPO ZL1 Corvette and Camaro, LS6 Chevelle LS-6, ’71 Hemi ‘Cuda, ’69 Charger Daytona Hemi and a ’66 427 Cobra. Though exagerated, I understood why GM only built 2 ZL1 Corvettes!

    I also liked the Need for Speed games where you could play as a cop. I loved High Stakes with it’s reasonably accurate depiction of the ’96 9C1 Caprice. The latest Hot Pursuit was a blast and yes I love demolishing everything in my way with the almighty Panther Police Interceptor! All hail the P71!

    … and yes Gran Turismo, that game introduced me to cars that I had never heard of; the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Nissan Skyline GT-R…. I still lust for a R32 GT-R to this day…. and why I loathe the R35….

    • 0 avatar
      TonyJZX

      i drive a V8 in the real world and it has its downsides but like most guys i try antisocial behaviour every so often… just today i was in a quiet underground car park and i gave it some herbs on the smooth concrete and offramps… i’m sure the people there enjoyed the low beat of the LS1…

      its what you pay for… that an highway onramp acceleration runs

      my favorite is Forza 4 and its about driving cars you’ll never drive and never want to own on race tracks you’ll never drive in the real world doing stunts you’ll never dream doing

      want an 400hp RWD Honda Accord on the Nurburgring? you can here

      my dream is to one day drive a 9-10 min lap on the ‘Ring in a moderately powerful RWD car

      until that day, simulations is what i have

      games are about fantasy and driving games is largely about driving in a manner that will get you arrested in the real world just like first person shooters and any other genre

  • avatar
    Signal11

    The average age of XBox and PS3 owners being somewhere between 33-44 (PS3 trending older) says something’s wrong with your hypothesis, Derek.

    I drive and used to drive a lot of different cars in a lot of different conditions, everything between Grp N rallies in Uganda to weekend drives out in the mountain twisties in Korea to unauthorized fun in Land Cruisers and Defenders in the Sahara.

    I don’t have time for gaming anymore, but I do fire up my PSP to track cars when I’ve got long layovers in airport lounges.

  • avatar
    Compaq Deskpro

    I play Forza 4 regularly, it’s an adequate substitute to storing maintaining and insuring 500 cars.

  • avatar
    Mark MacInnis

    The fact that my nearly-twenty-two-year-old son spends appreciable chunks of his time playing video games and fastasy role play games is an excruciating vexation to me….

    I’ve tried to show him and tell him that life is not an indoor sport, that he’d find greater challenge, joy & satisfaction climbing a mountain and howling at the moon than by “improving his lap time by .05 second.”

    I’ve tried to tell him that he’s trapping himself into an unhealthy and ultimately unhappy world.

    I rue the day when he was 7 and I bought him that damned N64…

    Those damned things are more addictive than crack.

  • avatar
    akitadog

    35 years old here, and I regularly play GT5 and F1 2011 on my PS3. Of course, it’s with a wheel and pedals, the best wheel-and-pedal set, in my opinion (Logitech G27). I used to play GT3 and 4 with the controller, but that was before I was prepared to shell out 3 Benjamins for the wheel. I’m glad I did, though.

    My wife actually tolerates me playing my racing games, as long as I’m not shooting Vietcong or Krauts in C.o.D. while she or our toddler daughter are around. I think, for her, it’s a small price to pay to keep me from running around to various track days in the region (though I still get a few events under my belt from time to time).

  • avatar
    rpn453

    I thought my video game days were done after the Sega Genesis. But my buddy bought GT5 Prologue shortly after we did the 4-day Grand Prix Road Racing course at Bondurant and it seemed pretty realistic. I eventually decided to buy a PS3 just for GT5. Shortly after, so did the other two buddies who attended the course with us. One of them even used it exclusively for driving a few laps of the Nurburgring every evening for a year leading up to his trip to Germany. It made a huge difference in him getting the most out of his two days lapping the Ring in an M3. I couldn’t imagine attempting to learn that track in person with other cars constantly flying by on my left.

    The game has really taught me a lot about driving dynamics and track driving, and honed my reflexes and muscle memory. I wish I had that experience before attending Bondurant. I’d have gotten way more out of the course if I had all that simulator experience beforehand. There was just too much to learn in addition to the thrill of actually driving fast cars to the limits of my ability. The Logitech G27 provides a pretty realistic feel to the controls. You can even practice your heel-toeing with the manual.

    It’s also taught me a lot about racing history and the various types of racing around the world, as well as greatly increasing my interest in real racing and respect for the skills of professional drivers. I’ve had this thing for three years, and I’m still nowhere near the best GT5 drivers. Online racing plus track experience gives you an idea of how intense a serious race actually is. It used to look pretty boring on a TV screen before I knew what was really going on.

    I don’t play any other games, nor do I ever plan to unless a better simulator is released. I haven’t even been playing GT5 much lately, but I still enjoy it occasionally. A good F1 race often gives me the itch.

  • avatar
    night driver

    I still play Night Driver on my Atari. Does that count? :)


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