Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Teenage on discovers his deceased father's "ghost" car in Xbox rally game

I came across this moving story via Yahoo! Autos.

The YouTube channel PBS Game/Show recently took a look at whether video games could provide a spiritual experience. The video’s worth a watch if you've spent any time in front of a console, but it’s nothing compared to one commenter’s story.

YouTube commenter (00WARTHERAPY00):

"Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6.

i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

but once i did, i noticed something.

we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around... i found a GHOST.


you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today.

and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and...

i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.