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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1130d ago | news

Gran Turismo 5; Video gamer takes second in real race

Jalopnik - It was a long day for Nissan Signatech racing, and a longer one for Lucas Ordonez, the "digital kid" who won Nissan's first GT Academy. The team's inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring was a nail-biter of a second-place finish.

Ordonez scored a seat in Nissan's first American sports-car-racing effort since 1994 after playing the crap out of GT5 Prologue, besting contenders in a bona-fide race car in the Academy's high-profile contest at the UK's Silverstone circuit and then performing for real in European GT4 competition. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3)

-Mezzo-  +   1131d ago
He finished second, thats pretty amazing.
zootang  +   1130d ago
I guess that's why they call it The Real Driving Simulator.
mrv321  +   1130d ago
Another gamer finished in last, he hit the barriers but to his shock he could not rewind the race.
Si-Fly  +   1130d ago
I wonder if he'd spent his time on iracing instead if he would've finished first...
SpaceSquirrel  +   1130d ago
That's really impressive
Ilikegames76  +   1128d ago
iRacing is great too. The champion in one of the iRacing events was given a chance to drive a real race car, he did good. But he did barf in his helmet while driving at high speed. Just goes to show that there is a difference between driving a simulator and a real car.
upturned2  +   1128d ago
yea, well, that's totally obvious. no one gets motion sickness from playing a video game unless the camera view's like shift 2's.

iRacing is more accurate than GT5 but Lucas Ordonez and speed sickness iRacing champion are prime examples of how realistic these "video games" are. why do people deny that?
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zag  +   1125d ago
You can, motion sickness comes from the visual effect of swaying.

You can make someone sick by simply having them in a tent and just spinning the tent around them.

I think 1 in 100 people suffer from this, the rest may suffer mild effects but that's it, the hardcore ones have to be driving so they don't get sick.
Hitman0769  +   1130d ago
I wonder if his real life skills were enhanced by gaming? Who am I kidding, I know it was. Hope he wasn't playing with the controller though to make me into a half-liar lmao. #Wheel for life
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ian72  +   1130d ago
I love playing GT5 with a wheel, started with GT5p. It is way better than using a game pad.
It makes the game more realistic and IMO can help people to learn to drive better.
I use the cockpit view (on premium cars), and bonnet/roof cam on others. Its suprising how near to real driving, a game can be.

O.T, This is really impressive, finishing second in a race.
NotSoSilentBob  +   1130d ago
My hats off to both this driver and PD. Showing that playing games can lead to a successful endeavor.
offdawall  +   1130d ago
its funny even the wors site in history vgchartz has gt5 over 6 million sold ..... but no one talks about it smh
Gran Touring  +   1130d ago
It's not the sales that matter, its the level of quality that's put into GT5 that people talk about
upturned2  +   1130d ago
Way to go Ordonez! He's pretty fascinating.
Ddouble  +   1130d ago
That's it, I'm getting a wheel.

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