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Rooster Teeth drives in the third-person – Click above to watch the video after the jump

At some point during the last seven years, Rooster Teeth went from making hilarious videos using Halo multiplayer and a little voice-over action to taking on questions Myth Busters-style. What kind of questions? Try, "What would it be like to drive a real-live F-150 in third-person?" The crew set up a fairly ingenious rig using a Canon 5d Mk II, an HDMI cable and a 15-inch monitor. Then they blacked out the entire green house and had two guinea pigs test subjects run a cone course. Did we mention they had to fight their way to the truck through two "Yakuza" armed with foam baseball bats?

The results are somewhat predictable, but hilarious none the less. Turns out it's just as hard to drive a real vehicle in the third person as it is in Grand Theft Auto. Follow the jump to see the video for yourself, though be warned, there's some NSFW elements, including a little language and a big blow-up doll.

[Source: Joystiq]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hook'em Horns
      • 4 Years Ago
      at least we know they never drove a car racing game with a steering wheel....everrrrr
      • 4 Years Ago
      In all seriousness, do all the auto blogs read each other for news stories or something?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pretty much, this site leans more to industry news whereas jalopnik is more focused towards quirky stuff like this and the 24 hours of lemons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Time to run over some pimps and crackwhores!

      I mean Crack Prostitutes :).
        • 4 Years Ago
        The new film: Clash of the Nissan Titans - "Release the crackwhores!!!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      The camera was too low, in the game you can see from an higher position, so it's really easier. Anyway, it was interesting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        actually, there are two 3rd person views in video games: the higher one you are talking about, and a second view that is lower and closer to the vehicle. The Guys at Rooster Teeth used the View that is Lower and Closer. they could have used Test Drive Unlimited for a base, but they did not because there are at least 6 different camera views in that game.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, watching this, I can see the same screen the driver is seeing and I honestly think these guys just suck. I almost think they'd do no better driving normally.

      I think most of us could complete this course just fine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whats the use of this.......instead they should turned the truck in to R/C then it will be awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it's pretty sweet that a Roosterteeth video ended up here... Btw, this wasn't supposed to be any kind of automotive anything, but rather a "what it life was like a video game?" type of thing. I guess it's pretty evident from the video, but you wouldn't know it from some of the comments. In any case, those guys are pretty funny and the video is woth watching just for a laugh...
      • 4 Years Ago
      MythBusters Did It!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the camera was placed too low....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rooster Teeth!

      They have an awesome Youtube Page
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the problem could be a combination of video capture rate and signal transmission and processing time. The human eye has an infinite image capture rate and can send signals to the brain at incredible speed. If the image displayed on the screen is slightly delayed when compared to real time then the driver's reaction will also be delayed and hence his performance will be negatively affected.
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