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RCT, in FP

RCT is near and dear to my heart, next to Tetris and Halo, it’s quite possibly my favorite game. Easily up in the top 3 with those and probably a few others I’m forgetting. I’ve dumped countless days into the game, again, rivaled only by Halo probably.

That being said, it’s alittle crazy that people love it more than me. (Well, not crazy, look at some of the things people make in it!) This blocky re-creation of the game in first person view is pretty neat. Too bad it’s super blocky and such, but I for a learning experience, and something that no one asked for and no one is being paid to do, this is pretty cool.


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FPV Drones

Say what you want about Episode I, the Pod-Racing was amazing.  Unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like that available to us humans just yet, and not only because we’re not Jedi and can’t react quick enough, mostly because we don’t have the technology.  However, attaching GoPro cameras to drones, and piloting them in through the camera’s perspective, that’s pretty darn close.

MAKE has put together a list of some of the best First-Person Video of Drone racing, and tricks.  I’ve posted it before with the French Drone Racing, and I gotta say, they are pretty fun to watch.

This video by Carlos Puertolas is probably the closest we can get to Star Wars type Pod Racing.  Could do without the tricks, but hey, everyone has to show off: