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Adam Ismail
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Staff Writer at Jalopnik. 2017 Fiesta ST. Wishes NASCAR was more like Daytona USA.

Wreckfest can get away with it because its cars are not licensed. Read more

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Fair. I don’t understand how Senna’s MP4/4 is valued at like half the price of a McLaren F1. Read more

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I’d refrain from calling devs lazy — there are a host of reasons why the status quo is what it is, as we’ve discussed. The point about visual damage indicating aero problems to other racers is a good one, though. That’s why it’s also important for visual damage not to be totally client-side — all players should see Read more

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Thank you! And thanks for inspiring the interview! Read more

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We laugh, but with GT7's secondhand car prices reflecting actual car prices, I could see the devs going the extra mile to convey the proper Ferrari owner experience. Read more

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As someone who once leased a 2012 Focus with the PowerShift, that was nearly my answer Read more

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The most beautiful race car there ever was, ever will be

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Thanks for the detailed response.” You’re right, I’m absolutely seething over here. Read more

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Sorry, but I’ve never bought this argument. The purpose of a livery editor is not to reward people who are good at manipulating primitives; it’s to let people make liveries. A tool that makes that process easier is better. Read more

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Wow, the reflectors actually look best in FM4. Read more

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Thanks for the detailed response. Those are good questions to ask and frankly, given this was a developer showcase, I hoped and expected they’d dive into the why more than they did, instead of retreading the grand proclamations. Also, if you go back every new iteration of a sim has advertised a new tire model. At Read more

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The manufacturer influence definitely has a lot to do with it, which is why in some games if you look closely you’ll see different brands or categories of car subject to different degrees of damage. But I suspect that’s not the only reason — changing development priorities and expectations from consumers probably have Read more

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It’s a good question, but unfortunately it’s too early to tell. It’s possible they’re still finalizing the license terms — sometimes these things can drag on until the last minute. Read more

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They certainly needed a reset. They did use the phrase “rebuilt from the ground up” at least three times during the trailer, which worries me a bit because it seems almost like they’re overselling it. Very few things in game dev these days are totally thrown out and remade from scratch, and I recognized all of those Read more

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If we did that Marlboro would comprise at least a third of the list though Read more

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I’m on board for the Gemini Rennaissance Read more

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You’re a competitor, and you’ve trained a lot for this. You choosing the race with the reasonable failure/disconnection rate and safeguards in place? Or the one that leaves itself and all your effort open to fuckery? Some people are so desperate to establish a real-world metaphor to justify failures that clearly Read more

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Right, so Out Run is a unique case. Nothing was ever licensed, but since the early 2000s every rerelease of the game has significantly altered the Testarossa model, presumably to not piss off Ferrari further. Here’s how it looked in the Sega Ages 2500 series for PS2:

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I think some angles, like this one, really serve it better and make it look like an improvement. Doesn’t look as great head on, IMO. Read more

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