We Should Probably Tackle The Bigger Issues in Sim Racing First

The month of performative wokeness is upon us, but I shouldn't have to tell you that. It's easy enough to deduce by merely signing into your social media account of choice. Your favorite sports team, video game developer, and restaurant will all spend the next four weeks rocking a tacky, rainbow-flavored variant of their logo, … Continue reading We Should Probably Tackle The Bigger Issues in Sim Racing First

Your Favorite Sims Could Be Fixed in an Afternoon; Why Aren’t They?

I was one of many who gave Automobilista 2 the benefit of the doubt, and was pleasantly surprised by my first few hours with it. The off-brand Holden Commodore was immediately up there with one of the best sim cars I'd ever driven, and I promptly spent a giant chunk of my evening blasting around … Continue reading Your Favorite Sims Could Be Fixed in an Afternoon; Why Aren’t They?

iRacing Accidentally Admits Paying Customers Are Expected to Act as Their QA Testers

I've held the stance for several years now that if iRacing fail to change how they approach sim racing, there lies the potential for the developer to face much bigger problems beyond "Austin Ogonoski is mad at them on his blog again." This came to fruition Tuesday night, as the eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series race at … Continue reading iRacing Accidentally Admits Paying Customers Are Expected to Act as Their QA Testers

The Face of a Sim Racing Product Line Who… Hardly Sim Races?

So earlier this morning, Logitech proudly announced that Darrell Wallace Jr, driver of the #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup series, will be the "cover athlete" for all major Logitech sim racing products going forward. The details of this endorsement deal are obviously scarce at this time, but we can … Continue reading The Face of a Sim Racing Product Line Who… Hardly Sim Races?

eNASCAR Invitational Events Expose iRacing; Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?

In the beginning, I was pretty supportive of the idea. Regardless of whether you believe all this lockdown nonsense was necessary or not, one reality remained unavoidable; for a period of time, every single sports network had giant empty gaps on their television schedules, and had no idea how to fill them. Living in central … Continue reading eNASCAR Invitational Events Expose iRacing; Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About It?