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It Works! You Can Play Giant Pole Position With A Lancia

Last night was the big night — I unveiled my installation at the Indianpolis Museum of Art, and I’m pleased to say it worked, finally answering the old question “can you play Pole Position using a clapped-out old Lancia?” I’m happy to say the answer is yes. I’m sure you’re all quite relieved. » 8/07/15 4:00pm 8/07/15 4:00pm

Hear Me Talk About Cars, And Playing Old Video Games With Real Cars

I’m excited to say that today is the opening of my installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: an old (and now pixelated) Lancia that I’ve rigged up to play the old video game Pole Position on actual 1982 hardware, on a huge screen in an amphitheater. And before that, I’ll be talking about cars, and you can watch… » 8/06/15 3:40pm 8/06/15 3:40pm

F1 2015 Is A Solid Racing Sim That Atones For Last Year's Mistakes

If you are like me and commit to the annual ritual of playing Codemasters’ yearly F1 games, then last year you were more than likely disappointed. After the amazing 2012 and 2013 entries, F1 2014 felt like a skin on an aging engine with dumb AI, ugly visuals, and no model for how the new V6 turbo hybrid cars worked. » 8/06/15 10:01am 8/06/15 10:01am

I'm Having A Lancia Pixelated And You're All Invited To Drive It

You may recall a few months ago when I told you I was going to be making a colossal installation of the 8-bit driving game Pole Position that you play using an actual car. Notably, I wasn’t lying — the installation will open August 6, and, even better, the car used to control it is an ‘82 Lancia Zagato — that’s being… » 8/03/15 8:00pm 8/03/15 8:00pm

And Now, Our All-Time Favorite Sports Video Games 

Listen, it’s the dead of summer, only boring sports are happening, and nobody much feels like blogging any blogs, so let’s all play some video games instead. Here, now, the Deadspin staff reminisces on their all-time favorite sports games. Here’s how we wasted our youth; please stick around afterward and let us know… » 7/28/15 5:45pm 7/28/15 5:45pm

iRacing Showed Up Before Le Mans So You Can Drive It In Your Living Room

Nothing’s better than getting home, saying auf pantsdersehen to anything more substantial than a pair of gym shorts and enjoying some small-screen entertainment. If your screen is usually an iRacing display, you’re in for a treat: the lovable wonks showed up before Le Mans to scan the Circuit des 24 Heures. » 7/10/15 4:09pm 7/10/15 4:09pm

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 4:25pm 7/01/15 4:25pm

Feast Your Eyes On The Spectacular F1 2015 Game Teaser

Here’s a teaser of the new F1 2015 game, which promises to be one of the most realistic ways to drop yourself right in the middle of the Formula One season action. Drive your favorite cars, visit your favorite tracks and contend for a season championships—all from your console or PC. » 6/29/15 2:31pm 6/29/15 2:31pm

Here's Your First Look At The Realistic Dreamworld That Is Forza 6

Don’t have enough mountains of cash on hand to buy a brand-new 2016 Ford GT? Well then Forza 6 is as close as you’re going to get. Not only is it the car on the cover, but in true Forza tradition it makes racing look gorgeous. And it should look gorgeous, because now there are big new features that demand it.
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This Simulator's Steering Wheel Is Strong Enough To Break Your Wrists

So how realistic do you like your simulators? Some racing fans are willing to spend thousands of dollars on displays, controls, and seats that move and shake to enhance their virtual driving experience. But a company called CXC Simulations is taking things to a whole new level with a new force feedback steering wheel… » 5/13/15 2:45pm 5/13/15 2:45pm