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@pete0r:

Kickin'. Geoff Crammond, please return to salvage Formula One video games from the ruins. That is a cracking version of 'The Chain'.

Right, Polyphony, you'd better use that Lotus Challenge music as menu music in GT6. So many sepia wonders I've never seen before!

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@zirilius: Dude. DUDE! I have never seen anything like that. It was like a combination of Ridge Racer Type 4, Wipeout, F-Zero, G-Police and an '80s Wheel of Fortune or Family Fortunes. Way to wildcard. I do not regret watching that whole thing at all. Amazing.

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@zlimness: I never played R Racing, but I can feel how goddamn nostalgic that intro must be to watch now. Man, even I can feel it glooping all over me and I hadn't even seen it before now! Was it a good game? I was hugely dependant on magazine reviews back then (I was barely an adolescent), so perhaps it had middling reviews that consequently swayed me against picking it up.

@keres: It's definitely up there. The EU version of A-Spec used Feeder's "Just a Day" to accompany the movie--I hugely prefer it to the NA one you posted, but I'm from the UK, so I'm naturally biased. Great nonetheless.

#5 Posted by skelington_ (292 posts) -

There aren't that many around these days (oh woe), but what's your favourite intro-movie to a racing game? There's nothing like a craftily-edited video full of roaring engines, high-speed shunts and gleaming paintwork to get your pulse...ugh, I sound like that Drive Club guy (or was it Forza?). I'll stop before this heads into vaguely phallic territory. You know what I mean. Racing games seem to nail (hurrah!) introductions better than most other genres--or at least used to--so I thought it time to praise the best around, and engender some nitroglycerine-fuelled nostalgia trips, made psychedelic by the exhaust fumes.

I was inclined to put forth the original Gran Turismo's intro initially, but in the interests of relative obscurity and unpredictability, I'm throwing this little number into the hat. Total thrill.


Any takers?

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You'd better be on UPF, @alex! It's been too long since your last appearance on a live show.

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@charaznable said:

@skelington_ said:

@tafae said:

The change I'd make is simpler, just change the betting to guessing the round score. There'd be a hell of a lot more upsets that way.

That's not a bad shout. How has Salty not turned this into a massive money-spinner yet? The possibilities seem endless: hooking underage kids on grey-area gambling, whilst simultaneously luring in the once-virgin adult populace into a lifetime of addiction.

I'd imagine that the second this dude starts making real money off this, every company in the world will come knocking with a cease-and-desist order. Mad copyright infringement with all the unlicensed characters and music.

Isn't that Illuminati thing already monetising it? I guess it's indirect and below board in comparis--Jesus Christ when the hell did the viewer count leap to six-and-a-half thousand?! Anyway, I suppose somebody would come knocking on Salty's door soon enough with a rather long-winded c&d order if its infrastructure happened to become more 'organised'. You're most probably right.

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@tafae said:

The change I'd make is simpler, just change the betting to guessing the round score. There'd be a hell of a lot more upsets that way.

That's not a bad shout. How has Salty not turned this into a massive money-spinner yet? The possibilities seem endless: hooking underage kids on grey-area gambling, whilst simultaneously luring in the once-virgin adult populace into a lifetime of addiction.

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@boocreepyfootdoctor said:

2) Everybody seems to already know which character will win, even when its two obscure anime dudes that appear to be evenly matched. Say it were Godzilla vs T-Rex from Jurassic Park, everyone will bet Godzilla as if they've been watching long enough to know which character was designed to be a better performer.

3) That knowledge makes it impossible to make money, as risky bets are nearly 100% guaranteed to lose, and safe bets will only net you pennies on the dollar.

As much dissention as this thought has generated, I'm more or less in agreement with it.

It's not that we're "taking it seriously" or expecting it to transcend its "dumb fun" status or anything by looking at it this way. It's a pretty realistic long-term vision of the whole phenomenon.

The betting system should (if possible) be overhauled, owing to the format's sudden surge in popularity. The lack of dynamic ('in-play') betting means that for anybody struggling in double-digits, odds are typically too prohibitive to regain lost Saltys at anything other than a tedious rate, and the risk/reward ratio is skewed so far in caution's favour that until you've recouped half a grand, betting "recklessly" is close to unfathomable. Guys who made it big either started betting when the view-count was in the hundreds (better odds, even on top-tier characters), watch the stream an abnormal amount or are Illuminati. An 'in-play' betting system (like real-life exchanges, a la Betfair/WBX) would enable players to gamble on characters whilst a match is in progress, granting them the opportunity to reap rewards for having quick fingers (e.g. getting on a character whilst the odds are stacked against them, but are staging a comeback). I can't code though, so I have no idea if that's even possible on such a small scale (compared to IRL exchanges).

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SUPER METROOOID.