Immersion – The Videogame Car | Rooster Teeth

Immersion – The Videogame Car | Rooster Teeth


The following video contains stunts performed by trained professionals on a closed course under strict supervision. Any attempt to recreate these activities could result in injury, death and significant damages to personal property. And you would forever be known as the person who died trying to imitate something from the internet. Don’t try this at home. You know, the guys here at Rooster Teeth play a lot of video games. And one of my favorite kinds of games to play are third-person action games Like Grand Theft Auto four here. I realized I always kind of take it for granted that when you drive a car in these kind of games you drive from a third-person perspective. You can switch to first-person like in the real world, but you never do because it is kind of inconvenient to drive a video game car like it’s a real world car. And then I thought, it’d be kind of fun to drive a real world car like a video game car. But you can’t really do that. Or can you? And so I thought, I’ve got some spare time, I have some spare money I have a car that I hate. So I asked my good friend Griffon Hello! To help me run a little experiment. Today we are going to be trying to make a real life video game car. Come on and let me show you what we did with the vehicle. Alright. So what have we got here? Well the main challenge was suspending a camera above and behind the vehicle in a stable fashion. Right. So we custom built this steel z-bar to fit into a two inch trailer hitch. Okay. And we cut an opening for the tripod to fit into. And then on top of that we have a canon 5D mark II with a dslr that can take full-frame HD video with a 17mm lens, that way we can see a lot of the truck, in front of it, and on the sides. Without getting any kind of distortion or anything like that. It’s basically about $2500 worth of camera equipment sitting on top of what looks like duct tape and zip ties. Well that’s exactly what it is. Behind a truck that’s going to be moving at 40 miles an hour. Right, but don’t worry about it, we’ve got this. Alright, well let’s go see where this video cable goes. Watch your head. So we’ve secured a 15 inch monitor behind the steering wheel. Run by the HDMI cable from the camera, and powered by a 120 volt battery. Alright, so, in theory the way this is going to work is that everything the camera back there sees, is going to be projected on the monitor in front of them. Yeah. And just so that there’s no cheating, and they don’t look past the monitor to the road in front of them we’ve blacked out all the windows, including the windshield and the drivers’ side window. So they won’t be able to see anything at all, besides the monitor. Safety first, kids. Alright, and finally, we have here our test subjects. Number one and number two. Here’s all you need to know guys, over here we have set up a vehicle for you. All you have to do: get in the vehicle and drive the course that we have prepared out here on the runway. Think you can handle that? Yeah, it’s easy. What are Monty and Frank doing over there? Yeah they’re like greeters.. Think of it as valets. Why do the valets need bats? Go! [Geoff getting hit by valets] [loud thuds] [valets grunting] Oh fuck, that’s hard dude. Okay, so all Geoff has to do now is he has to navigate to the finish line using the course that we’ve laid out here. Without running over any cones or any of our blow-up pedestrians on the side. Yeah, too late already. Not that cone. The rest of the cones he has to stay in the middle of. Alright, what do you say, do you want to make this interesting? Yeah, let’s do it. Competition between them, competition between us? Well how much? I don’t know. How much have you got? – 50? 50 bucks, sure. – Alright. Who am I taking? – Oh you’re gonna have Geoff, please take Geoff. You don’t want 50 bucks on your own husband? – No. Alright, a halfway decent horrible ride by Geoff. That was about thirteen cones knocked over, and two pedestrians. Am I going to have to do this? Yep, you’re on deck buddy, get ready. Wow! That’s super- super hard. Go! [Gus getting hit by valet] This is just like Gus’ normal walk to school. He had years of training. Except he didn’t have a car at the end of it. Please don’t kill anyone, we’re not wearing a seatbelt. [Gus laughs] [laughs] Yeah, he’s gonna die. I’m gonna fucking die! Is that a blow-up doll? Where the fuck am I? That’s Brandon. Hey Brandon, what’s up. Are we like going sideways? [Jack laughing] You’ve gone through the course. This might be close! I think Geoff might actually beat him on time. That hairpin turn is impossible. Okay, there’s the guys with the cameras, don’t kill them. I don’t even know which way straight is. I think the steering wheel is like fucking crooked or something. Photo finish. Luckily we have eighteen cameras out here. How do you think you did? I think I did awesome! Until i got to the hairpin turn. We’ll see. Alright, he made it. There you go, you win. Good job, buddy! Well, I have to say that you did not hit any civilians. Which is good. I did. – You hit all civilians. You’re like a genocide. [laughs] You hit 3.. 4.. how many cones? He hit 7 cones, and you hit 13 cones. So, Gus, you’re the champion. – I win science! Congratulations buddy. What did you guys learn? I learned that foam baseball bats hurt about as much as real ones. That can’t possibly be true. You guys are babies, this is for science! [loud thud] Oh fucker!

100 thoughts on “Immersion – The Videogame Car | Rooster Teeth

  • December 17, 2016 at 8:36 am
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    I Love when Gus gets kicked it's so funny

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  • January 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    it was funny when monty fell while beating test subject 1

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  • January 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    better used DJI Phantom!

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  • January 13, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    That's a really nice F-150 King Ranch though.

    (That's the truck lol)

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  • January 17, 2017 at 7:15 am
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    EWWWWW SEPTUM RING WTF IN 2010 TOO

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  • January 19, 2017 at 12:28 am
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    Skip to 5:44

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  • January 28, 2017 at 5:46 am
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    First time I can say "He whooped their ass like it was his job" and be right.

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  • January 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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    Rest in Peace Monty! At least you got to bat around some idiots before you passed! xD

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  • February 8, 2017 at 6:33 am
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    But recommended…this is 6 years old D:

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  • February 9, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    Was that other guy beating the crap out of Geff Frank from heroes and halfwits?

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  • February 24, 2017 at 6:48 am
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    did anyone else want the chicken dance song to play on the radio like in red vs blue?

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  • February 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm
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    Wow Frank was with these guys for so long without us knowing.

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  • March 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    Huh, Frank actually looked cool.

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  • March 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm
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    i whould be so damn good at this

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  • March 24, 2017 at 2:05 am
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    you can really see how much Bernie has changed and perfected his craft.

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  • March 24, 2017 at 2:08 am
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    Geoff looked so young and happy back then

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  • April 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm
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    0:00 that inhale

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  • April 9, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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    how did you get S1 E1 (Season 1 Episode 1)?

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  • April 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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    Mmm, Griffon in a blacked-out van…

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  • April 21, 2017 at 5:04 am
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    Steering wheel vs stick

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  • April 22, 2017 at 4:20 am
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    Griffon is cute)

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  • April 25, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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    Hahahaha Gus had vertigo!!

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  • May 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm
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    So it's Grif vs Simmons from Red vs. Blue

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  • May 12, 2017 at 4:04 am
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    it's frank the DM

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  • May 18, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    I feel like they should revisit this immersion, but with a drone

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  • June 16, 2017 at 2:11 am
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    i think the camera should've been a little higher

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  • June 29, 2017 at 4:23 am
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    jesus h christ, that's the dm!!

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  • June 30, 2017 at 11:54 am
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    Although what I would like to see out of this series, is Breath of the Wild being not only simulated in combat, but the puzzles as,well. Rooster teeth kinda style. Any body second that?

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  • July 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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    I miss Monty but at least we still have Frank

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  • July 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Aw GTA IV i love that game

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  • July 27, 2017 at 8:12 am
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    3:50 that songs in gta iv

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  • July 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    Monty AND Frank? Too good to be true. Forgot about frank forever until Heroes and Halfwits

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  • July 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    How is Gus not bruised from that flying kick to his ribs?

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  • August 1, 2017 at 11:20 am
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    LMAO, Gus got whooped, and took it like a champ.

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  • August 4, 2017 at 11:02 pm
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    For Simmons it's high school all over again!

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  • August 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm
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    What is the background music at 0:49

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  • August 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    Monty is so funny ❤❤

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  • August 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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    Monty at 3:57 killed me!!! I love you, you beautiful man!

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  • August 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    I couldn't help but hear Grif during Geoff's mad dash into the car and imagining him getting kicked in the nuts.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 12:30 am
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    Both Frank and Monty (R.I.P) had a blast doing this. And beating up Geoff and Gus.

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  • September 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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    Man I'm like to Immersion just watched the newest episode but I never thought It would go back sooo much xD I mean I never heard of Immersion and it started 2010

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  • October 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    The first ever Frank the DM appearance too. Bojingles and Bor Ealis still got their asses kicked.

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  • October 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm
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    I would have loved to be one of the Yakuza guys

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  • October 19, 2017 at 11:28 am
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    Oh yeah. Frank is one of the Yakuza!!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 4:09 am
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    "Why do the valets need bats.."

    "GO!!!"

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  • November 9, 2017 at 12:23 am
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    MONTY WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  • December 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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    holy f season 1 and season 2 of immersion had a HUGE time gap in between

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  • December 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    damn, frank hit gus with a solid jump kick

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  • December 23, 2017 at 1:04 am
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    This is how everyone should drive

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  • December 26, 2017 at 7:17 am
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    No wonder Burnie hated his truck it’s a Ford

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  • December 27, 2017 at 3:22 am
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    Dude I would love to be known as “the guy who died trying to imitate something from the internet”

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  • January 6, 2018 at 3:41 am
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    0:50 Harley Quinn, dat you?

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  • January 10, 2018 at 2:31 am
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    3:26 i thought that was a real person he ran over. That scared me

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  • January 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm
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    3:26 HOLY SHIT,I TOUGHT THAT WAS A REAL DUDE.

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  • January 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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    They should redo this with more control over the camera. I mean, they can probably afford it now, amirite

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  • January 23, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    "You don't want $50 on your own husband?"
    And they're divorced now!

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  • January 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm
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    Frank ftw

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  • February 1, 2018 at 5:58 am
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    Griffin in pigtails really activates my lesbianism

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  • February 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    Does somebody tried to walk in vr glasses with a camera placed behind attached to his backpack? Seems pretty fun.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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    I wasn't going to try it… but then the second disclamer popped up Chalange accepted

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  • February 18, 2018 at 4:30 am
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    I would not be able to do it, props for Geoff and Gus in driving it

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  • March 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm
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    Dude these guys used to make videos about farts

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  • March 6, 2018 at 4:29 am
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    Heheh at the end where Geoff hits Burnie with the foam bat.
    Also, ouch. Gus took a flying side kick to the back hahaha

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  • March 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    i were 4 yrs old when this video uploaded lol

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  • April 1, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    Please remake this using VR

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  • April 4, 2018 at 1:16 am
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    Oh my god! That was Frank with Monty!? Was this Frank's first appearance in a Live-Action RT video too?

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  • April 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    "break up every night"

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  • May 22, 2018 at 10:09 pm
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    Oh my god monty. I'm about to cry for real

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  • June 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    They should redo this except give the driver control over the camera while it still being third person.

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  • June 8, 2018 at 10:18 pm
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    Do it with an FPV headset somehow.

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  • June 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm
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    Watching in 2018!

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  • June 21, 2018 at 3:39 am
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    Nice oilers helmet

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  • June 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    Monty for the WIN!

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  • July 8, 2018 at 1:09 am
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    I seriously doubt that any of you are trained profesional

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  • July 23, 2018 at 4:57 am
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    That kick in the ribs looks painful!

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  • July 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm
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    that camera is way to low

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  • August 4, 2018 at 11:46 am
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    You shoulda made it controlled with a controller

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  • August 20, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    The camera was WI TU LO

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  • October 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm
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    I think that it is time to revisit this idea now that we have GoPro cameras and much faster processing speeds. This should get rid of the lag between image capture and display.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 5:05 am
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    2:29

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  • November 18, 2018 at 6:19 am
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    This was so cool

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  • November 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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    QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE! QUAKE!

    Pls make quake irl it would be great

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  • January 3, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    They should've tried T-cam.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    "I have some spare money" wish I had that problem

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  • February 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    They should've gotten actual gamers to do this instead

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  • April 3, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    Yeah am I the only one who wants them to do this again because they legit put the camera in a horrible position?

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  • April 10, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    I feel like the camera is off center and too low

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  • April 13, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    That's a Houston Oilers helmet, before the Titans were in Nashville and before they were called the Titans

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  • April 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    Lol latest gta 4 update looks good

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  • May 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    Car istam

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    2019 anyone?

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    hi teo

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    RIP Monty

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  • August 1, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    GTA doesn't show up a load screen when entering a car

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    And thus begins years of abusing various groups of RT employees in the name of video game science.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    anyone watching in 2019?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    why do i feel like i would be better at this than normal driving

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  • October 19, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    5:18 a kick like that in dbz would send you through a few mountains

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  • October 22, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    Rig a keyboard to car controls

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