Imagine yourself driving along a busy thoroughfare having to be extra careful with all the cars clumped together. It’s hard enough to maintain your concentration, right?

Now, imagine doing the same thing, only this time you’re driving view is that of the third-person, above-car angle that’s similar to what you see in video games.

You don’t need to tell us that’s its a disaster waiting to happen.
But just to illustrate the image of such an occurence, the folks from Rooster Teeth decided to give it a go, albeit within the confines of a test track. By mounting a camera with a stabilized lens onto the truck’s trailed hitch and feeding the live HD video into a screen inside the track’s cabin, with the driver being forced to use the screen as his driving view, the stage was set to determine whether the video game-style third-person angle would work in a real, live setting.

After two of its test drivers took turns navigating around the course - props for the Houston Oilers helmet, by the way - the verdict was loud, if not crystal clear.

The two drivers accounted for 20 hit cones and a number of side-swiped and run-over pedestrians, proving that while it’s fun to drive this way in video games, you probably can’t go one block - maybe even less - without hitting something, or worse, someone.

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Source: Rooster Teeth

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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7 comments:

  (647) posted on 10.21.2010

so are they saying that putting camera angle on the game is a great distraction.

  (442) posted on 10.21.2010

haha. what would be the possible solution for that.

  (341) posted on 10.18.2010

no i don’t think so that this one is a great idea. its bad!

  (518) posted on 04.12.2010

I guess these boys have nothing to to and so bored.

  (798) posted on 04.12.2010

agree this is a great way to ease some stress, but I must agree playing with it is very dangerous and might cause lives.

  (1022) posted on 04.12.2010

Well, l this is a good way to have fun, Isn’t it too much fun than can cause lives? LMAO.

  (1332) posted on 04.11.2010

I guess they are bored and nothing to do with their life, this stunt’s is very dangerous! Good thing these boys do have their guts running on their nerves.

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