Racing Cars From Your Sofa

Racing Cars From Your Sofa

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Most car racing fans enjoy watching every minute of the action either live or in the comfort of their own homes. I bet a lot of these people wonder what it would be like to get behind the wheel of one of those cars out on the track. In recent years, a number of racing schools have offered wealthy fans an opportunity to do so. For the more economical folks like me, you can get a much cheaper version of that experience right from your couch. All you need is a gaming console and a TV and you’re ready to go. There are a number of racing video games out on the market, but there are two established names that set the standard.

The Forza Motorsport series is one of the best options for those with an Xbox 360. In the most recent release, there are more than 300 cars available and a whole slew of tracks and customizations. Most races in the normal game play are designed to be circuit events and drivers are awarded money based upon how well they performed. Microsoft’s wireless racing wheel brings an entire new level of difficulty to the game. Vehicles handle just as they would in real life and are susceptible to damage on the track. If you hit a wall and damage your front end or tires, it will become extremely difficult to steer the vehicle. Many fans of the game design custom artwork and paintjobs. Users can race against each other and trade cars via the Xbox Live gaming network.

If you’re more of a PlayStation fan, the Gran Turismo series is the pinnacle of racing games. Although the latest release was intended for the PS2 platform, PS3 users can still enjoy the rich game play and large selection of cars. Gran Turismo 5, a PS3 exclusive that is wildly anticipated by fans, is still in development. Limited information about the current car line up and game mechanics is currently available. It is expected to play much like previous incarnations of the franchise which will appeal to just about everyone that has ever seen the game played. The GT series is known for extremely realistic handling and customizations. Car physics and track designs are always stellar and make you feel like you’re right there with the other racers.

For just a small investment, you can set yourself up to race without ever having to leave the house.

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Submitted On August 13, 2009Console GamesMost car racing fans enjoy watching every minute of the action either live or in the comfort of their own homes. I bet a lot of these people wonder what it would be like to get behind the wheel of one of those cars out on the track. In recent years, a…racing cars,game play,gran turismo,gaming console

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