Should Vinny buy a racing wheel?

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#1  Edited By Landru
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#2  Edited By Simplexity

Don't buy a racing wheel, unless it's the kinect one.

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#3  Edited By DonutFever

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL

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#4  Edited By RE_Player1
Hey Vinny... don't buy a racing wheel...
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#5  Edited By froesti

Buy one, it can be used to fend off intruders!

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#6  Edited By BlackMantis

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL.

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#7  Edited By CarpetRemnant

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL

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#8  Edited By phrosnite

NO!

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#9  Edited By Spacemonger

Me no likey wheels d'racing

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#10  Edited By Mahonay

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL.

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#11  Edited By Sin4profit

On a serious note, i would see Vinny shelving the racing wheel if it's true that he doesn't play a lot of racing games. It's very much a thing you'd want a specific setup for, otherwise it's a cumbersome pain in the ass when setting it up just to play one game and then breaking it down when you're finished. Vinny, you get enough of that from work, i'm sure. 
Also, i dunno if it's only with the official 360 racing wheel but the Dirt games are terrible with that wheel.

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#12  Edited By KarlPilkington

Totally not worth getting a racing wheel.

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#13  Edited By Landru
@Sin4profit: I'm in agreement about this. Buying a peripheral to enhnce a game that you're not into to begin with is usually a mistake. I got fightstick recently. It's great, but after the initial wave of arcade fighting nostalgia I'm pretty much done with it. But as for what Vinny should do, I don't know, some of those racing wheels look pretty sweet...
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#15  Edited By Mahonay

Meme fail, that should be Ryan's floating head.  Preferably giving his usual indifferent stare.

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#16  Edited By JasonR86

Hey....
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hey guys....
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hey over here...
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DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL!!!

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#17  Edited By T0mF5

Vinny should make his own racing wheel.

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#18  Edited By Daveyo520

Don't buy a racing wheel!

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#19  Edited By jozzy

I say: Vinny, buy a racing wheel!
Not because I think a racing wheel is a smart purchase, but I'd love to hear the responses from the crew if he did.

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#20  Edited By hockeymask27
@DonutFever said:

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL

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#21  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Do not make a purchase of a similacrum meant to emulate the instrument used for the rotation of vehicular devices Vincent!

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#22  Edited By DonutFever
@T0mF5 said:
Vinny should make his own racing wheel.
Vinny should be his own racing wheel. 
If anyone wants to make an image of this, you have my full support.
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#23  Edited By Vorlonesque

I could see buying one if you're really into racing sims...especially hardcore racing sims like iRacing or something.  My brother has the Fanatec or whatever that works on both the 360 and PS3 (as well as the computer)...it does exist and its made pretty well...it actually feels like a real steering wheel (partially because its a leather wrapped steering wheel with crazy force feedback motors and shit).   
 
I wouldn't personally buy a racing wheel...as I just don't have enough room for one and racing games aren't a big enough deal for me to go that route.  That having been said, I have a flight stick, throttle, and rudder pedals on my PC...and I feel if you're playing hardcore flight sims (like say...IL2 Sturmovik 1946 or the DCS games or whatever) you really need at least a stick and throttle...and ideally some rudder pedals.  I think that wheels are probably the same way.  
 
Then again I'm the worst guy to be giving advice on this...I have a shit load of controllers...two arcade sticks, an expensive mechanical keyboard, a ton of vintage game controllers, and a lot of other stuff...and thats with limitations on what I have room for (if I didn't have any constraints its scary to think what I'd have...hell I'd probably have a huuuuge collection of old arcade games (Sega Rally would be high on the list if I had no limits in terms fo space or budget), a lot of old consoles (I'd love to have a NeoGeo and those Super Famicoms were dead sexy...even if I do already have an SNES).
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#24  Edited By HeathCharnock
Having played many sim based style racers over the years I can honestly say that playing with a steering wheel adds considerably to the feelings of immersion and enjoyment. I really don't understand how the lads can say it does nothing to the experience?? Is it because that no one at GB, other than Dave, is even bothered with proper racing games such as GT 5, Race On, GTR, Grid etc etc and thus have no idea what they are talking about? or is that the boys think a racing car game is limited to the likes of Mario Kart or Mod Nation Racers? 
 
I would say give it a try Vinny because you never know, you may actually love it. 
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#25  Edited By Julmust

Buy a racing wheel, and a second set of the Witcher novels in case of a fire.

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#26  Edited By Landru

I just figured out why Jeff is so adamant about Vinny not buying a racing wheel. He's a Trackmania fanboy. Any control method beyond the arrow keys is overkill for him.
But I still don't think Vinny should buy a racing wheel. He definitely shouldn't buy this racing wheel:
 

 ONLY 10 LEFT IN STOCK!!! VINNY BETTER NOT BUY THIS RACING WHEEL SOON!
 ONLY 10 LEFT IN STOCK!!! VINNY BETTER NOT BUY THIS RACING WHEEL SOON!
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#27  Edited By isomeri

I'm usually anti-peripheral, but I've been thinking of buying a racing wheel for quite some time. I've had nowhere to bolt the wheel onto, but since I moved my consoles to my PC-desk I'd have a perfect place for the wheel and pedals. Forza 3 and Gran Turismo 5 are my most played games on their respected consoles, and I'm a real fan of especially Forza. My current plan is to get a wheel for the release of Forza 4, hopefully Microsoft will bring the Wireless Wheel back to the market. And I wouldn't buy the wheel if I was using assists, but since I've stripped all assists from Forza and am driving with manual transmission I really feel that I need to buy that wheel to reach that extra level of control. 
 
EDIT: So yeah Vinny, buy that wheel if you feel like you play enough racing games.

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#28  Edited By TheVeteran13

Hellz to the nah
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#29  Edited By bybeach

Buy one and wear it 
it will be the height of fashion.
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#30  Edited By VirtuaXav

We should somehow get about 800 GBers to put in 50 cents each and BUY Vinny a racing wheel. For the lulz.

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#31  Edited By Danteveli

As a person who owns couple racing wheels and never uses them (too much hustle) I have to go with NO.

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#32  Edited By RIDEBIRD

Should totally buy a racing wheel to enjoy with his Witcher books.

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#33  Edited By Franstone

YES Vinny!!
Buy a racing wheel if you damn well please.
Just buy a nice one.
I'm talkin 3 hundo +
 
Are people against them because they just can't actually handle using them?
Most of my casual gamer friends are against them too cuz all they do is crash when trying mine.
I beat them using a wheel while they supposedly get the upper hand with a gamepad.

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#34  Edited By JoeyRavn

Buy a racing wheel but don't buy a racing game.

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#35  Edited By priorityseven

Don't buy a racing wheel.

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#36  Edited By Franstone
@Landru said:
I just figured out why Jeff is so adamant about Vinny not buying a racing wheel. He's a Trackmania fanboy. Any control method beyond the arrow keys is overkill for him.
But I still don't think Vinny should buy a racing wheel. He definitely shouldn't buy this racing wheel:
 
 ONLY 10 LEFT IN STOCK!!! VINNY BETTER NOT BUY THIS RACING WHEEL SOON!
 ONLY 10 LEFT IN STOCK!!! VINNY BETTER NOT BUY THIS RACING WHEEL SOON!
I've seen that wheel for $300.
I want it...
Vinny you should buy this wheel!
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#37  Edited By TeamJersey

Long answer...
 
NO.

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#38  Edited By phish09

DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL!

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Don't buy a racing wheel.

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#40  Edited By Landru
@xavmeese: For the dark ritual to be complete, Vinny must be compelled to waste his own money. What I want to happen is this: Six months from now he opens a seldom used closet and the racing wheel tumbles out, moving Vincent to fall to his knees, tilt his head upwards and yell "Noooooooooo..."
I also really want to hear the Bombcast where Vinny admits he bought a racing wheel. I believe that will be the Bombcast that finally makes Jeff snap. He'll just get up, gently place his headphones on the table, leave the room, leave the building, and walk off into the desert... never to be heard from again.
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#41  Edited By Brendan

Vinny, don't fall victim to buyers remorse.  Don't buy a racing wheel.

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#42  Edited By Catarrhal

As far as I can tell, Vinny's not exactly a "car guy" in real life. As such, a racing wheel is sure to be frivolous. Also, if you go back and watch the Dirt 2 Quick Look, Dave Snider, who's ordinarily a racing wheel advocate, claims that this particular series is unplayable with a wheel. Never question Dave Snider, Vinny; don't buy the racing wheel!

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#43  Edited By VirtuaXav
@Landru Haha, totally. I think he might actually do it. Considering all that money he spends on Steam game's he NEVER plays it's definitely possible. The day that Bombcast gets recorded will be a good day for all.
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#44  Edited By ahab88

Vinny.... DO WHAT FEELS RIGHT.

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#45  Edited By chilibean_3

Should Vinny buy a racing wheel? Probably not.   
 
Should people who are really into sim and "simmy" racing games buy a racing wheel?  Yeah, probably.

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#46  Edited By bubahula

vinny, DONT BUY A RACING WHEEL!

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#47  Edited By mnzy

I like racing games alot, but wheels don't give you anything. I think Jeff put it best, it's just a different (expensive) kind of not-real.

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#48  Edited By Hizang

Vinny, DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL!
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#49  Edited By Little_Socrates

Don't buy a racing wheel!

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#50  Edited By c_rakestraw
@ahab88 said:
Vinny.... DO WHAT FEELS RIGHT.
Which is obviously DON'T BUY A RACING WHEEL!