How To Turn Your Whole Car Into A Video Game Simulator

Along with doing dumb things with old cars, I also sometimes like to do dumb things with old computers and video games. Occasionally, I can convince someone to let me parade these things out in front of a lot of people. That’s why the Indianapolis Museum of Art will let you play Pole Position with an actual car this… » 4/07/15 12:30pm 4/07/15 12:30pm

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… » 7/10/06 3:00pm 7/10/06 3:00pm