Presently, we argue about a number of driving simulation games, most notably the Gran Turismo franchise versus the Forza Motorsport franchise. In 1997, when the first Gran Turismo arrived, there was no such argument – the offspring that took five years to birth from the mind of Kazunori Yamauchi was the thing if you wanted the most realistic driving experience... and a bunch of Skylines and JDM kei cars to drive. It is the reason we have Forza - and GT Academy - and it took driving console
There is a road that has taken on the awe of a holy relic, practically the Dead Sea Scrolls of tarmac, and it goes by one simple name: Die Autobahn. There are few, if any, other roads in the world that are as significant for gearheads as those remaining polished stretches of German highway that remain unhindered by speed limits. Even for us jaded hacks, the opportunity to open up the right car in the left lane is, if not rapture, at least an out-of-body experience.
The team over at Hulu, the site that offers streaming video of television content from NBC, Fox, and now ABC, has added 51 episodes of Speed Racer to its lineup. That's right, you can now catch Speed, Trixie, Spritle, Pops, and even Chim-Chim from the comfort of your own work cubicle.