• May 7th 2010 at 8:01AM
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Scalextric is so retro, so old school, so... analog. PadRacer takes the concept into the digital age. The top-view racing game, as you might have guessed, is designed for the iPad. But that's not the end of its hardware requirements. To control the game, each player (up to four) uses an iPhone or iPod Touch, controlling the movement of his car with the smaller device's gyroscopic motion sensor.

Sound like fun? Well, it oughta, considering you're going to need a good grand's worth or more of machinery running Apple's iPhone OS. Fortunately the game itself only costs $5. Check it out in the brief 19-second video after the jump.

[Source: Wired]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is pointless... all this gaming fun adds up to around 1150$. And thats not including the game...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's $399 for an iPad, $199 for a Touch. All you need is a buddy with an iPhone/iPod Touch and you're set.

        I've never met a person who solely bought an iPhone/iPod Touch for a single game so I'm not sure I see your point.

        By your argument a decent TV can cost over $2,000, stereo/speakers: $700, $Xbox360: $199 Halo 3: $20. That's almost $3,000 to play Halo! Makes the iPad set up seem like a bargain, and it's portable, too...
        • 5 Years Ago
        $1155 with the game, just in case you can't add =P
      • 5 Years Ago
      $5 for the game!? WTF!!!

      For the price of the Apple equipment alone, one could purchase a Xbox 360 or PS3, a quality HD racing title (normally published by Codemasters -- or Forza or Gran Turismo 5...whenever the hell that will be released), a pair of driving wheels, and a pair of Playseats driving seats.

      ...And probably enough leftover for you to pay the cancellation fee to your AT&T and 86 your iPhone for an Android phone on another carrier.

      Damn you, Steve Jobs!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        No one is buying all the hardware for the intent of playing one silly game. Most people that purchase an iPad probably also have an iPhone or Ipod Touch. If you happen to be one one of those people, you can use this game. If, not use the iPad for its myriad other uses.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Most people that purchase an iPad probably also have an iPhone or Ipod Touch."

        Just goes to show people have more money than brains.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the "I hate apple products because they're apple products" mentality. It never fails to amuse me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is not met to thrill.... it's to be nostalgic.... these games were impossible back in the day and it looks like they're still impossible on modern hardware. They were not out to build the ultimate racing game.... I guess you had to have played this game back in the day to appreciate it. Gaming has come a long way..... this is like some sort of video game time machine.... remember the table top style arcade games that used to be at bars? Cool effort but I"m not sure I'll throw down $5 for that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool! I don't have an iPad but I have the iPhone covered. Don't most people have an iPhone by now?
      • 5 Years Ago
      2010 RC Pro-Am for the new generation of d-bags
      • 5 Years Ago
      Okay... depending on the hardware specs of everything, that's about $1000-$1800 in equipment just to play a silly game.

      Talk about a solution looking for a problem... hey, but it's fun and it's made by APPLE!!!

        • 5 Years Ago
        That's right, someone bought all the hardware, just to play this one game.

        You honestly can not be this stupid, can you?
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can usually tell a persons income by the foolish remarks that they leave in comments. Too things are very obvious today, not only can these fools not afford the cars they drool over on autoblog, they can't even a iPad or a Touch! Pehaps if you ever even used a iPad, you might realize that it does a heck of a lot more than play games. trolls go home to your masturbatingly good times with you xboxes! trolls belong indoors anyway!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep, most of the dissing comes from people too strapped to afford it, so they project their frustration on the device itself. I empathize with being tight of cash but such a response is kinda silly...

        Bottom line is that it's brilliant for car enthusiasts and people who are tired of lugging a laptop for simple tasks (that may not be everyone). More screen real estate makes it a TON more useful and a lot different than "just a big iphone." With all the auto-related apps available, such as this, it's a gas for any car guy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pad Racers - The Exciting New Game from Kotex
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought i was safe from Apple news on here.

      Excuse me while i shoot myself in the face
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