Car games - Monday Open Thread
I grew up in the video game world. We played Oregon Trail on the early green screen Commodore PET's in my elementary school. I think I started out with Pole Position as my first racing/car game. I played Spy Hunter at the roller skating rink, and eventually moved on to Out Run.
As time passed the games continued to improve along with the technology behind them. In the late 90's I was almost addicted to Need for Speed II. In the early 2000's it was The Simpson's: Hit & Run. My roommate at the time & I spent every free waking moment the first week we got Hit & Run trying to get new cars in the game. To the point we had blisters on our fingers. Soooo not kidding.
New games now are so realistic in graphics and game play that after playing for a while it is almost hard to go back to driving my slow old beater of a van. Have you SEEN Forza Motorsport 4? They've even included the Tesla Roadster! Play this thing on a big screen in HD & you'll want to fall over from the motion graphics if you try standing while playing (...so I've "heard").
What car games have you played and really enjoyed over the years? Still play any of them today? I've given up playing video games for the most part, I guess for me it was part of growing up & having a family. But don't for a second doubt that I'm looking foward to Mario Kart when he gets just a little bit older!
As it is every week, this is the lint bin to collect your thoughts on things that might not fit in other threads.