Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Real racing in the virtual world

BBCNews reports on a new gaming real-time software application that uses GPS data from racing events (a step-up from Atari!):

Sadly, the closest most of us have ever got is watching the Grand Prix on television. But that could soon change if a company from the Netherlands has its way.

"It's clear that the next trend in gaming is going to be bringing real objects into the virtual world; playing not against other gamers but people doing the real thing," said Andy Lurling, founder of iOpener Media.

The patented system his company is developing sucks in real-time GPS data from racing events and pumps it out to compatible games consoles and PCs.

The idea is that you could pit yourself against the top drivers in the world, as it happens, from the comfort of your living room.

Read more at - 'Real racing in the virtual world'

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