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well, depends on the driver actually, just because you play GTA 4 doesn't necessarily mean you will go blazing guns at everyone. Just because you play a racing game wont make you a bad driver "I hope not"

I haven't played a racing game since 2007 / 2008 i think..but I havent gotten a single traffic ticket in over 10 years now, my daily driver is a bmw and I am no good driver either..
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Hehehe... we have quite bad drivers here. I'm aware that nearly everything in Europe is manual, even women drive them. I DARE you to ask a random woman in the US to drive your manual car. Short of my wife and very few others, you'll have a hard time finding one that can.
Very few men as well...

I have a friend, and after seeing me drive my manual version of the same car her family has, she asked me to teach her how to drive it because it was so much responsive and better than theirs- and she has become decent though she hasn't logged much time. Se has told me that she is a convert though because of just how much better my manual car was, and she WILL learn :-p

Also, I have more female friends who drive manual cars than male.... I dont know why though.


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Also- video game clutches do NOT approximate real life- at all...


I hate racing games, when I do use them I set it to automatic because I cannot stand the unrealistic shifting.. and my car provides so much more feedback than any computer. It is also more fun for me.


2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport- 2.5i 173 hp NA engine. 5 speed manual. Not a fast car, but it handles great.
Edited by christian_piper - 2/2/11 at 6:01pm
post #43 of 94
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No, that's not what I meant.

"even women drive them", if you said that to an English woman, you'd be walking around with a very squeaky voice!
Oh lol, got you.
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In my 5 years of driving, I've received 4 tickets. Not because of racing 'games' (lawl, what a joke they used), but because of peer pressure and emotions (mostly anger).
    
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Source (Italian Tom's HW)
Link to the original article: http://www.conti-online.com/generato...eo-gaming.html

What do you think about it?
People should understand the difference between the digital and real world...
If I run fast is just cause I want/like it, not cause NFS is telling me to (but I might be wrong since I'm in the middle of a 9months driving license retrival for excessive speed )

Your 2 cents come on!
NFS is hardly realistic, and it encourages dangerous driving by giving you poitns/nitrous, of course those drivers would be more reckless. Tthey need to test players with realistic racing games. While gaming can't replace real driving experience, it's the next best thing to let drivers learn how to control the cars at limit safely.
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post #46 of 94
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post
In my 5 years of driving, I've received 4 tickets. Not because of racing 'games' (lawl, what a joke they used), but because of peer pressure and emotions (mostly anger).
If you received 4 tickets in 5 years here you'd be banned for a year. Not judging you or anything, just saying.
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If you received 4 tickets in 5 years here you'd be banned for a year. Not judging you or anything, just saying.
Assuming all the tickets carried points

Plus they get wiped after 5 years, so you'd be mightily unlucky
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Very few men as well...

I have a friend, and after seeing me drive my manual version of the same car her family has, she asked me to teach her how to drive it because it was so much responsive and better than theirs- and she has become decent though she hasn't logged much time. Se has told me that she is a convert though because of just how much better my manual car was, and she WILL learn :-p

Also, I have more female friends who drive manual cars than male.... I dont know why though.


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Also- video game clutches do NOT approximate real life- at all...


I hate racing games, when I do use them I set it to automatic because I cannot stand the unrealistic shifting.. and my car provides so much more feedback than any computer. It is also more fun for me.


2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport- 2.5i 173 hp NA engine. 5 speed manual. Not a fast car, but it handles great.
Nothing hotter than a woman who assumes full control of her vehicle

Men who drive automatics should feel ashamed of themselves. Unless they got good reason for it.

Most the women i know drive automatics, and i'm in the UK.
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Assuming all the tickets carried points

Plus they get wiped after 5 years, so you'd be mightily unlucky
5 years? I thought it was longer than that.

The main reason i don't want to get any points is because my insurance will double because i'm under 21. I can't afford £188 a month, lol.
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Any points/tickets 5 years or older get wiped. By this summer, I will have been driving for 5 years. No points and only 1 speed awareness course
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