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Posted by TromboneTony


Posted by eccentrix

I want my prize!

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

I was like 10 minutes late to this. I was downloading the updates and they finished just after you guys finished recording :(

Posted by hustlerlt

No Vinny?

Posted by rathantoras

Brodyquest for 10 hours.

Posted by kollay

I sure like these three duders in a QL that we have going on.

Posted by Kinapuff

Please quick look more websites in the future.

Edited by Knale

I built most of the New Hampshire Speedway for this game...I'm having serious flashbacks watching this quicklook.

Posted by mrcraggle

This is the iCarly of racing games

Edited by fargofallout

Never even heard of this game prior to these guys putting it on the schedule.

Posted by Jertje

Long time iRacer here! Love that it's getting some GiantBomb love :)

Posted by Mister_V

I lost 18 months to this damn game. On the plus side if it wasn't for iRacing i would not have found Giant Bomb...

Posted by mcmax3000

Collision-free racing? No way... That can't possibly be a thing.

Edited by JesterPC238

My issue with iRacing is the cost. You need a good setup (wheel, shifter, TrackIR, etc.) which itself is pricey. The subscription doesn't bother me, but the price of tracks and cars, which you need to compete, is pretty high. I understand that they charge as much as they do because they model the cars and tracks so meticulously, but it's still a hard pill to swallow.

Posted by Kaiserreich

the payment schemes for this are fucking insane.

Edited by KirkDouglas

Learning how to heel-toe, as @drewbert described, is difficult but immensely rewarding.

Edit: this reads like a fortune cookie.

Edited by LarryDavis

Jeff already knows all about collision-free racing! He's an expert on the subject!

Edited by nakke

Oh boy :D Hope this isn't a crashfest

Posted by flasaltine

Who would play this shit? Monthly fee, then buy cars, then buy tracks, then buy fucking server time?

Posted by Cazamalos

Drew! :D

Edited by BasketSnake

I just want to ram others. I want destruction.

Posted by rjayb89

The hell. When I downloaded the High quality version of this, I got an MS-DOS application.

Posted by nakke

@flacracker: People who like competitive simracing? It's not that expensive in the end. They run promos for 50 usd/year for the subscription quite often, you never need to buy server time (it's just for non-official races, all the official leagues you don't have to pay for) and you can race for years in the free cars and maybe 3 paid tracks (I know I have, tho I don't race that actively). Compared to the amount of time you have to put in to actually do even half-decently, it's not very much. Yeah, compared to other non-subscription games it is, but this is a super niche product and they've obviously calculated that they wouldn't get enough more subscribers to cover the costs if, say, all tracks and cars were free.

Edited by Fungiefips

@flacracker: People who want the absolute best in terms of simulation. This is for a super-niche audience who are heavily invested and gain an immense amount of joy out of this. iRacing really is in it's own league when it comes to this level of precision and life-like simulation experience.

Edited by Mister_V

Oh man.... watching this really makes me want to re activate my iRacing sub.....

Posted by sharkeh

@flacracker: You pay a monthly sub for just a gaming website! Seriously, who'd pay for that shit?!

Posted by fisk0
Edited by jimmyfenix
Posted by Draugen

@jertje: I signed up for a year sub a while ago. Played it for about 2 months, and really enjoyed it. What ruined it for me was that it was impossible to get into races with my friends. Too bad, because the concept is great.

Posted by brutushayesosu

I want an iGolfing equivalent.

Posted by nakke

Drew seems to be using the oval config in the Legends (at least at ~10min), the car is practically undrivable on a road track with that. Pretty awesome, with that in mind, that he's going slow and steady and not spinning around like crazy (which is easy if you push at all on the oval baseline). Exactly like you're supposed to learn to get faster!

Edited by Cerberus3Dog

It is for things like this that I love GiantBomb.

Posted by deerokus

I'm looking forward to them doing pCars whenever that actually comes out, the whole way that game is being funded and developed is so crazy.

Posted by jayjonesjunior

Heel toe is pretty basic stuff, certainly not iRacing exclusive.

Edited by datarez

Awesome! Thanks for the QL @drewbert I added you in iRacing. I also have some screenshots over on the iRacing page of some whiskey media paint jobs I did. I have a Obuto cockpit with the triple screens but I don't have a picture handy.

Drew just had the mirrors off. I race with them on but they're a big performance hit.

Also helpful for Drew is to have F3 up during races.

edit: It's also week 13 now which is the off week. They just do random events mostly. Seasons are 12 weeks rotating tracks each week in each series.

Posted by Jertje

@draugen: Yeah, it's what made a bunch of people I know reconsider the sim as well. The thing is, that iRacing tries (and in many ways succeeds) to be an online alternative of real race competitions on all levels. With the hosted events you can get your own thing going for a charge, but in practice this is only really used to host tournaments or practice for track/car combinations that are on the schedule for the following week and don't yet have 'official' servers.

What makes it so ridiculously expensive compared to other sims/games is that all tracks and cars are laser scanned and modeled to perfection. There is no room (besides the sheer difficulty of 'getting it right' with current day technology and knowledge of, say, tyre compounds) for guess-work or modeling anything based on 'feel'. Also, many guys I know have invested thousands (we're talking $1000-$5000 here) on their setup. For many people, including myself, iRacing is not a game but a relatively cheap alternative to racing for real and having to spend $5000 per weekend to get a car to a track and potentially wrap it around a wall somewhere.

It's also worth nothing that there is nothing you can do on a PC that is more exciting than racing a very, very difficult to control car around a perfect virtual track in perfect harmony with other like-minded and insanely skilled people. The fear of ending your race (no resets, damage is always on, people racing with you are seeerious about this stuff), the pressure from having a faster driver 0,2 second behind you into a 100mph brake zone, going into a turn side-by-side while both cars are sliding slightly... to myself and many others, that can't be beaten by anything but the real thing.

Posted by Jerome85


Posted by Bell_End

i went to the British Grandprix at Silverstone a few years back and can testify to just how insanely loud the cars our.

Posted by Draxyle

Pff, they already quicklooked the internet quite thoroughly in the Euro Truck Sim 2 quicklook.

Posted by grayfox1210

Excited to see this. I just started a month or so ago and love it. Just stick with it and watching the driving school videos can really help. I sent you a friend request friend

Posted by namco51

Wow, I think Drew and I are in complete synergy. I just started iRacing a few weeks ago and have been loving it. Before that I was flying warthogs and choppers in DCS World.

I love this guy!!

Posted by Mister_V

Well @drewbert you have gone and done it. i just re-activated my years old iRacing account. I blame you for this!

Posted by Lysergica33


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Posted by BigStupidFace

Shit on a stick! that's an expensive game.

Posted by chan05

Is it really weird for people in the US to use a clutch to switch gears? are all cars in the US with automatic transmission? Every car i owned was non-automatic. It's really the way to drive a car if you ask me.

Posted by Devil240Z

Gear Ratio? come on guys thats baby stuff.

Posted by nakke

After 13th week (which is basically just between seasons fun) it'll return to normal schedule, and there's 3 road series you can run with the content you get for the subscription IIRC. The Spec Racer one has some tracks (tracks change week by week) not included tho.

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