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      06-22-2012 02:21 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Yep....SCGT was one of the first big game that the people(ISI) who went on to make EA's F1 game, rFactor, and the engine used to GTR1/2/Evo...etc made...I remember playing the demo version as well with the Lime Rock and Panoz, Porsche 993 GT2, and E36 M3 GTR...
      That's the one! I remember the Porsche GT1's being insanely quick on the highest difficulty setting... and I would make the difficulty low enough to have a fair race.
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      06-23-2012 08:27 AM #37
      EA is making a NFS movie
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      06-23-2012 12:27 PM #38
      No prize if they use the line "I feel the Need, the Need for Speed"

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      06-29-2012 09:52 PM #39
      I have a game called World Racing 2, while not meant to be a simulator it has a tons of cars that people have made for it. I have downloaded a lot of cars, but the physics seem too similar for all cars, wish that was different then I'd play it more, especially since the cockpit of every car is modeled pretty well.
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      07-06-2012 11:04 AM #40
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      07-18-2012 11:06 PM #41
      Midnight Club games.
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      07-18-2012 11:07 PM #42
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      07-19-2012 09:21 PM #43
      Are there any phone app racing games that don't suck?

      I have tried a few, and they all are way more akin to boating than driving.
      I can only assume the basic program for a BAD driving game is very simple (and possibly even a "copy-paste" type program), so it is an easy app to make.
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      07-21-2012 10:21 AM #44
      I was totally disappointed after playing Gran Turismo 5. One of the reasons why I bought Ps3 . God I was stupid.

      Any Nfs game after Carbon sucks all year long.
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      In before the autocross brigade of armchair quarterbacks chime in.

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      07-21-2012 10:43 AM #45
      i don't know why i even bother reading jalopnik anymore, but here's a dull article about the best racing games from a racing driver:

      Quote Originally Posted by Alex Lloyd
      Let's start with the most common of games, such as Forza and Gran Turismo. Honestly, about all you can learn from these are the basics of the racing line and familiarizing yourself with the tracks — and even those are a little tainted.
      i think the folks that run the GT Academy might disagree with his statement, especially Lucas Ordóñez who, after winning the competition, stood on the podium during Le Mans 2011.

      Gran Turismo is not the best, and certainly not the worst, but comparing console video games to pc sims isn't completely fair (in my opinion).
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      07-24-2012 11:00 AM #46
      I really think GT5 is garbage.

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      07-25-2012 07:02 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I really think GT5 is garbage.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      TCLers bitching about braking performance being subpar on a track is laughable. Most of you wouldn't have a pair of stones big enough or the skills to fade the brakes on a Prius.

      In before the autocross brigade of armchair quarterbacks chime in.

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      07-26-2012 06:36 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      I really think GT5 is garbage.
      in many ways i agree. I think anytime you have to design a game/sim to be used with controls that are nothing like the object you are simulating, there are going to be problems. Also, i can't stand the "tuning" exploits that take advantage of messed up physics properties. Things like: Max down force rear, highest suspension setting front, lowest suspension setting rear, medium downforce front and the car drives better than "stock".
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      07-26-2012 10:33 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      in many ways i agree. I think anytime you have to design a game/sim to be used with controls that are nothing like the object you are simulating, there are going to be problems. Also, i can't stand the "tuning" exploits that take advantage of messed up physics properties. Things like: Max down force rear, highest suspension setting front, lowest suspension setting rear, medium downforce front and the car drives better than "stock".
      I would agree that for the masses they really goofed this game up with the controller.

      However for those of us with Logitech G27 wheels it is awesome. It's not perfect but it does offer a great "driving" experience.

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      07-26-2012 12:56 PM #50
      The out of the box performance of GT5 with wheel is very good. Much better FFB than say Shift or the Dirt series...

      On PC those game can be tuned through setting(as well as other games on PC) to have better FFB, but for console I think PD got a lot of it right.

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      07-26-2012 01:59 PM #51
      I just can't get past the audio. It's a complete joke. How can you get a good driving experience from a game that's basically still using the same sfx from GT1? Sounds are a MASSIVE part of a good driving sim.

      I just don't even understand how they think it's acceptable, let alone "good".

      That's one of many reasons I can't stand GT5.

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      07-26-2012 02:47 PM #52
      I think the sound differs from car to car...on 5.1 system they sound ok. But some car just doesn't have the sound you expect it to make, while others seems quite spot on. As a trade-off though(it really shouldn't be), better driving dynamic trumps the engine sound for me though...

      As a game though I think GT5 is not that great. AI is poor and there are little in the ways of rewards for player to continue advancing. For me though the entire GT series has been more of a "jump in and drive a few laps" experience. And the variety of cars and the difference in dynamics between different cars is good enough to offer different experience.

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      07-31-2012 02:55 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      better driving dynamic trumps the engine sound for me though...
      IMO, both are required before you can even be considered a decent driving sim.

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      08-01-2012 09:23 AM #54
      It was just a huge let down in that they had enough time to put out 3 mediocre games and released one. Premium cars are a joke; all the cars should have the same amount of details instead of saying that you get the better textures with some and you're stuck with crap textures on the rest. The tuning is laughable compared to the other game. It's not that you can't switch engines, it's that you can barely do anything to the cars at all. It's like they took a step back from the last entry in the series. Handling is atrocious; I'm sorry, but I don't think you should have to stop at a turn just to make it through.

      And don't get me started on the loading. The loading is why I murdered my ex wife.












































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    20. 08-01-2012 11:25 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      i don't know why i even bother reading jalopnik anymore, but here's a dull article about the best racing games from a racing driver:



      i think the folks that run the GT Academy might disagree with his statement, especially Lucas Ordóñez who, after winning the competition, stood on the podium during Le Mans 2011.

      Gran Turismo is not the best, and certainly not the worst, but comparing console video games to pc sims isn't completely fair (in my opinion).
      Lucas certainly has some skill but folks keep forgetting he was a KART racer for many years when young prior to the competition even existed. He also received many weeks (like 4-8) of private race driving lessons from the Nissan racing team. He stood on the podium along with the other 2 drivers. Kid has some skill for sure but GT was just a marketing ploy and feeder to get him to the actual academy.

      Too many folks point at him as the poster child as if GT is the sole reason why he became a race driver. It was through GT competition that he got the chance but it wasn't because of GT on where he learned and honed his driving skill.

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      08-01-2012 09:54 PM #56
      I have a spot in my childhood for automodellista even though it was hard as **** to drive in it :p

      I'd have to say one of the worst driving games that could have had the promise to be really asome is.......



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    22. 08-03-2012 06:38 AM #57
      Need for Speed Porsche is among the good or the worsrt ?

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      08-03-2012 09:44 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by AudiSportFan View Post
      Need for Speed Porsche is among the good or the worsrt ?
      Porsche Unleased was one of the best NFS game for me....the cars drove like Porsches, pretty good graphic for its day. Only thing is its typical NFS tracks...I do like they have point-to-point track though, made it interesting...

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      08-03-2012 12:01 PM #59
      Yeah, Porsche Unleashed was great.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AudiSportFan View Post
      Need for Speed Porsche is among the good or the worsrt ?
      On PS2 it was terrible, but on PC I loved it.
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      08-15-2012 01:06 PM #61
      Dang... No one got even a *little* nostalgic with my Atari 2600 - Night Driver suggestion?

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      08-16-2012 12:09 PM #62
      they either need to bring back or make a game very similar to tokyo extreme racer. It came out on dreamcast and ps2.

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      08-16-2012 12:20 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by bajda22 View Post
      they either need to bring back or make a game very similar to tokyo extreme racer. It came out on dreamcast and ps2.
      Very awesome games... All the street racing with none of the stereotype street racer bro-douchery.

      Genki was going to make an online version, but they ran into financial trouble and discontinued it. I heard they made a mobile phone racing game recently, but no news of a proper Shutokou Battle/Tokyo Xtreme Racer coming out anytime soon..

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      08-16-2012 12:33 PM #64
      Genki brought out Import Tuner Challenge early in the 360's life (published by Ubisoft) which was the same old game all gussied up. I picked it up in some store's bargain bin for $20 a few years ago and haven't even taken the wrapper off. Gotta give it a shot sometime, I loved Tokyo Xtreme Racer.

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      08-17-2012 09:39 PM #65
      What do you guys think about NFS World Online for PC? The game is totally free until you want to get better cars and upgrades like lowering kits, window tint and body kit.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      TCLers bitching about braking performance being subpar on a track is laughable. Most of you wouldn't have a pair of stones big enough or the skills to fade the brakes on a Prius.

      In before the autocross brigade of armchair quarterbacks chime in.


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      10-08-2012 03:35 AM #67
      Automodellista, I really wanted to like it but the handling was terrible.

      But the game's non-racing aspect was fairly interesting, as well as the graphics on the then new PS2.

      My all time worst racing game experience? Initial D Mountain Vengence

      Second worst: Need for Speed Shift
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      10-08-2012 10:24 AM #68
      My TOP 10 worst racing games:

      1. NFS Pro Street
      2. NFS Undercover
      3. NFS Shift
      4. NFS Shift 2
      5. NFS Run (I only played demo on xbox)
      6. Gran Turismo 5 (one of the reasons why I bought ps3)
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      10. Juiced (Handling of RWD cars was unacceptable.)
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      TCLers bitching about braking performance being subpar on a track is laughable. Most of you wouldn't have a pair of stones big enough or the skills to fade the brakes on a Prius.

      In before the autocross brigade of armchair quarterbacks chime in.

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      10-08-2012 12:50 PM #69
      Okay. GRID was really fun, if you put the difficulty all the way up. There are a lot of things GRID has done that no other racing game does as well.

      I personally enjoy the Midnight Club Games, yeah, they're arcade-y, but Midnight Club: LA has the online mode that every NFS should have had.

      I loved NFS Underground, Underground 2, all the Hot Pursuits including the newest one, and most of all the original NFS Most Wanted. Need for Speed 2 SE was also brilliant.



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      Welcome aboard fellow NFS hater

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