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I'm a firm believer that racing talent is not a learned skill. You either have it or you don't, making this "study" ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
Not really. Your racing skills may improve as you grasp better concepts of grip, acceleration, cornering, clipping points etc... but all it translates to on a proper road is an increased risk taking attitude.

Things like RFactor aren't realistic enough to give you tangible skills in driving, they are more about giving you a mind more suited to racing. I'm trying to explain myself but failing So, spending 1000 hours will not make you any safer at taking a 45 degree corner, just teach you how to approach it optimally to carry through the most speed!
Here I can help ya..

Games...well games with at least a hint of realism that is, can teach you racecraft (i.e. situational awareness), but they cannot teach you how to be fast.
Edited by ljason8eg - 2/2/11 at 8:01am
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Here I can help ya..

Games can teach you racecraft (i.e. situational awareness), but they cannot teach you how to be fast.
Yeah, that's what I mean. They give you the knowledge and situational awareness to understand racing and optimum lines etc... but unless they are a full sim (including hardware), they won't teach you to drive any faster or safer.

If anything, you just take more risks.
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Forgetting that is a terrible idea.

People who drive real cars like they see in the movies or video games are irresponsible and a danger to everyone else on the road. On another note, this study sounds like a bunch of hot air, even though I'm sure there is a correlation between video games, age and poor driving.
Oops little fail there, I meant to say that if you dont forget that in real life there's no restart button then your an idiot and shouldn't be on the road.
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Oops little fail there, I meant to say that if you dont forget that in real life there's no restart button then your an idiot and shouldn't be on the road.
I figured =)
    
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Oops little fail there, I meant to say that if you dont forget that in real life there's no restart button then your an idiot and shouldn't be on the road.
I think you typo'd there again lol.

If you forget that there's no reset button in real life, you're an idiot.
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Oh god lol, i can't seem to get anything right today lol, thanks for correcting me.
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This is bullcrap as has been said. Driving games will teach you how racing works, what lines are the best and, if you actually like realism in your games, what happens when you don't have ABS and TC (F1 2010 is not for newbs when playing with no TC), but you don't learn how to drive IRL and if you bring any "experience" you gained from games out into real world traffic, then YOU're an idiot, it's not the games' fault.

I see racing games, even non-sim games, as a good start if you want to become a race driver, you know, for learning the basics of RACING (not driving). I have a Momo wheel and enjoy a good racing game and with the knowledge I have about cars, I believe I could drive one although I'm not old enough and haven't taken any lessons, but that doesn't mean I'll go steal a car and start running red lights.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 2/2/11 at 8:21am
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Originally Posted by Bonzâ„¢ View Post
Logical.

I don't play driving games, and I am an amazing driver.

My friend, however, always plays driving games... and is a terrible driver.
I play them, and I'm a good driver as well. You can't base your point of view on a basis of 2 persons.
post #29 of 94
After reading more, the article also fails to realize there's a huge huge difference between driving on the freeway or around town and racing a car. Everyone, well most everyone, can handle driving on the freeway. A video game that involves racing isn't going to change that unless a person has a mental problem. Real vs. virtual is not a hard thing to distinguish. On the flip side, most people can't handle racing a car. Most will either be terribly slow, or crash because they don't know where the limit is. Racing games aren't going to change that either because even the simulators really are not that close to the point you could use them to train.
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This is not entirely true. I was doing hardcore simracing for 3-4 years on Live for Speed (live, not need) and it definitly helped me develop my driving skills (I was like 14-15 when I started, so yea). Even though I don't have a driver's license yet, I discovered how to shift, how to use the clutch and etc (I used a G25).
But it's obvious that some guys are just gonna floor it because they think they can do that 200pts drift with a volkswagen polo :\\
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