YouTuber Random Callsign on sim racing being an affordable hobby and Nintendo’s Mario Kart Live.
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YouTuber Random Callsign joins Indiana “Froskurinn” Black in this week’s episode of Nitro Nights! The London-based Portuguese got into sim racing through a bit of a detour. He’s got quite a lot to tell about why it is actually a much more affordable hobby than people tend to think.
Sim racing for everybody
To Frosks question, how many euros her own sim racing set-up would cost her, Random Callsign has a very bold answer: zero. According to him, whatever medium is available will suffice as long as the desired game runs on the device. He is positive that a simple controller and a PC or console can be enough for an enjoyable virtual racing experience. In games like Gran Turismo, Assetto Corsa Competizione or Project CARS, Random Callsign guarantees that whatever you have at home will be sufficient.
Random Callsign found his way to sim racing from a rather unusual place. Having played mostly micromanagement PC-games like X-COM UFO Defense or Transport Tycoon, the YouTuber found his way to the PlayStation 3 with Gran Turismo 5. He then progressed to the sixth part of the series and afterwards came into contact with Assetto Corsa in what he calls a “natural progression”.
Mario vs Coffee Tables
With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Nintendo has released the first physically tangible version of the beloved franchise. In this week’s episode of Nitro Nights, Frosk and Random Callsign take a close look at the newest addition to the series and try to gauge the potential of Nintendo’s extremely innovative concept.
At the end of the day, Frosk even gets to try her luck on our very own circuit in the OverTake studio – with mental support and commentary from a slightly amused Random Callsign.
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