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Take a sho’t left: There’s a new NASCAR game coming

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I don’t really understand the appeal of most racing games. If there are no blue shells, bananas and homing turtle shells, I’m generally not interested. I’m even less interested when the racing game in question is nothing more than a series of mild left turns. Yes, there’s a brand new NASCAR on the way, because apparently people want one.

Developed by a brand new studio called DMi, Inc, the new NASCAR game will be developed a number of veterans to the NASCAR video game scene. Studio head, Ed Martin’s been doing NASCAR games since the 90’s.

“As of January 1, 2015, DMi became NASCAR’s licensee for video games,” he said in a letter. “It is a deal that had been in the works for several months. But it was something that could not be disclosed until everything was finalized. And by “everything”, I mean a very long and complex set of negotiations and agreements. Just to give you some context, a contemporary NASCAR video game has over 1,000 licensed and approved properties in it. That’s a lot of stakeholders and people to get organized!”

They’re busy making a brand new turning-left simulator, which you’ll be able to play next year.

“We are already hard at work on several new games including an all-new NASCAR racing sim created by DMi for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC that we expect to release in 2016.”

In the interim, the studio, which has acquired pretty much all the other NASCAR related game properties, will be re-releasing NASCAR manager – because the only thing more fun than turning left for 200 laps is managing virtual drivers who turn left for 200 laps.

I really don’t get the appeal of NASCAR. Anyone willing to try explain it to me?

Last Updated: January 21, 2015

31 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    January 21, 2015 at 08:43

    High NASCAR driver: Brooooo, has it ever felt to you like, you know your life goes in circles all the time.

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  2. Pieter Kruger

    January 21, 2015 at 08:47

    Yeah right…I mean left…

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2015 at 08:49

    Watching Nascar to see drivers drive is like watching hentai for the plot. People expect crashes. And lots of them. Something this game needs to realize before a single line of code is written

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    • HairyEwok

      January 21, 2015 at 08:56

      If they take that into consideration they’ll probably go overboard and make a new Destruction Derby.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2015 at 08:57

        Nothing wring with that. More entertaining

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    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 21, 2015 at 08:57

      Yeah i hate perfect AI racers in games, never a crash.

      Well at least i can look forward to making a left turn!!!

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      • HairyEwok

        January 21, 2015 at 09:00

        The only game where a stupid AI would be great to have XD

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  4. HairyEwok

    January 21, 2015 at 09:01

    So this is how it all started? (rfrsh)

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  5. M

    January 21, 2015 at 09:02

    You should have used “Zoolander” as a header……

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  6. Hammersteyn

    January 21, 2015 at 09:02

    Also Why? Because people buy Madden,NHL,NBA,Fifa every single freaking year. I’m surprised it took this long for a new Nascar game. MURICA!

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 21, 2015 at 12:44

      I am not an Amurikan!!!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 21, 2015 at 12:54

        You’re the exception, there’s always an exception

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  7. Admiral Chief

    January 21, 2015 at 09:08

    ‘MURICA

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  8. CAE9872

    January 21, 2015 at 09:14

    I actually have a few NASCAR games on PS3 and they great. It is a lot more technical than you may expect because when you get into the draft the car can become a real handful. And you try concentrating going left for 3 hours!

    So yeah I look forward to this.

    But then I like all American sports bar basketball which is the most senseless sport I have ever had the dis-privilege to actually see live! It is pointless.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 21, 2015 at 09:15

      I thought they score points in the game?

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      • CAE9872

        January 21, 2015 at 09:17

        Yes and? Its still pointless watching one giant dunk a ball, only for the other giant to then go and dunk the ball. And when I ask the fans they all tell me – yes but the last 5 minutes are so exciting! So my question was “Why not make the game 5 minutes long then?”

        To which I didn’t get an answer.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 21, 2015 at 09:27

          Aye, make it 5 minutes a side, put spikes on the out of bounds and light the ball on fire, then I’d watch

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          • CAE9872

            January 21, 2015 at 09:37

            Now THAT I would watch. Come on Chief – make it happen.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 21, 2015 at 09:54

            Sure thing, I’ll just pull out ye olde naughty list of Lagz perps and draft some names

          • Matthew Holliday

            January 21, 2015 at 09:58

            Dont support the Admiral.
            Ryanza is coming.

          • CAE9872

            January 21, 2015 at 10:01

            LOL

          • Admiral Chief

            January 21, 2015 at 10:19

            I see you volunteer as tribute

        • Matthew Holliday

          January 21, 2015 at 09:30

          hoops need goal keepers.
          its only logical.
          scoring is not exciting if people score 50 times a game.

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          • CAE9872

            January 21, 2015 at 09:37

            exactomondo

    • Matthew Holliday

      January 21, 2015 at 09:30

      still wish we had american football in this country.

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 21, 2015 at 09:31

        Why?

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        • Matthew Holliday

          January 21, 2015 at 09:36

          game is fun.
          i got into 7s rugby because we had a shitty athletics team and i just liked to run, but was always the lightest guy on the field, being 15kg lighter than the next guy up is pretty nerve wracking .
          American football is super specialised, so my size doesnt matter, if you’re a runner, you run, if you’re not a runner, you dont, you have a specific role in the team, they dont expect you to do anything else.

          also: ‘MURICA

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        • CAE9872

          January 21, 2015 at 09:38

          American football is great fun. I am not a big rugby fan but love the chess-like nature of American football.

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          • Klipkop1980

            January 21, 2015 at 11:08

            On TV it’s 2 minutes of actual game play, followed by 3 minutes of advertisements.

  9. ToshZA

    January 21, 2015 at 11:55

    Arrow looks like a 7.

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  10. Rock789

    January 21, 2015 at 14:11

    I think the appeal probably boils down to the crashes and the post race UFC matches between drivers and pit crew… Coz no rules means someone’s gonna get a hurt real bad – whether it’s on the track or back in the pitlane!!

    Coz ‘MERICA!

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