What If 8-Bit Racing Cars Were Rendered In 3D?

After being at this year's E3 and seeing the new Forza Horizon game, I realized how much I take for granted the fact that modern racing games look pretty much like actual video of racing. From a distance you can't tell. But it wasn't always this way, and some nostalgic, idiotic part of me misses that. » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm

Meet The Doctor-Engineer Who Basically Invented The Modern Racing Game

Chances are good that if you read yesterday's post about that racing simulator, you're a fan of racing games. And, chances are also good that the racing games you play and love so damn much are first-person — basically, where you're looking out of — or over — the windshield. Let's meet the unsung German engineer who,… » 5/02/12 2:00pm 5/02/12 2:00pm

'You Look Like a Jerk!' 'Pole Position' Goodness

The man they call Lew found this amazing piece of Saturday-morning genius from Atari. For those of you too young to remember, and although the game still survives in laundromats to this day. Pole Position was absolutely revolutionary when it came out; a cut above every other racing game of the day. Meanwhile, this…

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