Quantcast
It moves! OutRun arcade machine turned drivable - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



It moves! OutRun arcade machine turned drivable


9:00 PM on 08.08.2011



This is a driving videogame. I mean, the game cabinet itself moves. University of California at Irvine's OutRun Project is ultimately looking to create gaming therapy systems for quadriplegics, but somehow along the way they've blended a golf cart and an OutRun cabinet and have created a driving game that you can actually drive.

With this contraption you're not actually playing the original Sega racer OutRun, but it looks at lot like you are. The cart features two video cameras that scan the environment in front of the car, while custom software analyzes what they see. That software then displays the road on screen, but rendered in the graphics of the game. Gizmag says that the software can't actually see things like other cars yet, so you wouldn't want to hit the real road with this thing.

The creator also proposing an iPhone augmented reality app that would let users see the world around them as if it were in the OutRun world. I'd love that.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Racing games

6:30 PM on 04.15.2014
Krautscape redefines tactical racing, jumps off cliff

Everyone's favorite cuddle bunny, Jonathan Holmes, got a chance to check out Krautscape at the Midnight City booth at PAX East this past weekend. King Friday gives the low-down as to how this game is "tactical racing re...more



11:30 AM on 04.09.2014
Forza Motorsport 5 gets another free track tomorrow

Additional tracks for Forza Motorsport 5 is a very good thing indeed, I think we can all agree. Especially when they're delivered as free DLC. Like the Road America track before it, Turn 10 is giving away another course, sout...more



5:55 PM on 04.08.2014
You might want to avoid The Crew if your internet is unstable

Ubisoft's upcoming "MMO RPG of racers" holds up to that comparison. If you lose your internet connection, even if you're playing solo, you'll be booted out to the title screen, creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGame...more



View all Racing games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more