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Project CARS Released For Wheel (For Real)

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"Here in my car I feel safest of all," sang Gary Numan. "I can lock all my doors," he added. "It's the only way to live - in cars." But what would our electric friend say about Project CARS [official site]. I phoned his agent, and, well, looks like I'm writing this news post.

After delay after delay after delay (I'm missing a few there), Slightly Mad Studios' partially-crowdfunded car 'em up finally came out yesterday. It has a lot of cars and you can drive them around lots of places, but really you're 'supposed' to drive them fast.

The doors are always locked in Project CARS, as I understand it. Hmm. Let's see. I wish Gary were here. He'd know what to say. Well, let's turn again to his old words of wisdom.

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars

It has been a long wait, one filled with torrents of screenshots and videos from Slightly Mad and folks who backed the game and got access to dev builds.

Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please
If I open my door
In cars

I do agree that buzz around the realism of the graphics is a touch overblown. Yes, it's pretty, but I do sometimes wonder if people ever open their eyes or look up from the pavement when in the outside world. Ah, I get it: "Here in my car / where the image breaks down" - we come to understand the real world through the fake and identify more with the fictional worlds we see so regularly than the real one many find so hostile.

Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

Gaz, mate, it's on Steam now for £39.99.

Oh, I guess here's the CARS launch trailer too:

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