Racing Games: Past, Present, Future

I’m sitting in my lounge and I have my iPad hooked up to my Apple TV and I’m watching the Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man video. The driver, Mark Higgins, has a camera in the car and the video editors have overlaid a few graphics such as speed, G-Force, skin temperature, respiratory rate plus the slightly letterbox view out the windscreen gives you a video game feel. But it ain’t no game and its terrifying fast. How he doesn’t miss a corner or scrape a wall (or spectator at times) is amazing. True skill. Watching Higgins scream down a long straight flat out at 170 MPH+ had me reaching for the camomile tea to calm the nerves… seriously it’s fast and frightening.

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