FleshEatingZipper writes: There it lies: a smoldering husk of a car spun off the tarmac into the weeds. Maybe the wheels can still spin, maybe the engine can still pump, but it seems like a lost cause at this point. Racing is a genre that you’d assume would have more heft than, say, snowboarding – which had a renaissance last generation and then quickly vanished with little trace - and yet here we are. Before I bought my first console, my experience with racing games was limited to Mario Kart and Papyrus’ relatively hardcore NASCAR Racing for the PC, but exchanging my keyboard and joystick for a controller was the best way to satiate my need for speed. But what happened? Why did these games disappear?