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This Awesome Mouse-Driven Zonda R Nordschleife Lap is Inspiring

In our world of racing games, many players have different preferences as to what peripherals they choose to drive their virtual machines with. Some folks swear by using a wheel and won’t bother playing with anything else. Other people are content with using the standard controller supplied with a game console. The mouse, on the other hand, is probably something that you haven’t seen being used to play a racing game in any serious capacity—until now.

More GT Sport Off-Screen Videos: Nordschleife & Brands Hatch

Due to the broad range of video game conferences GT Sport has been appearing at lately, we’ve been witnessing a great deal of off-screen recordings the last few weeks. While arguably the biggest shock came from the surprisingly meaty Mercedes-AMG sounds we showed you earlier this week, the latest additions provide additional glimpses at what seems to be the latest build.

Mixed Reality Video: RUF GT3 Cup at iRacing’s Nordschleife

Marcel Pfister, creator of the popular Mixed Reality series of videos, has decided to run yet another session in the popular and distinctive racing simulator iRacing. The video once again demonstrates the ability of the Oculus Rift VR headset, an interesting accessory that in combination with green-screen technology allows for new levels of immersion in virtual racing.

In Pursuit of Realism: Mixed Reality Nordschleife Lap Reproduction

One reality against another – that is exactly how we could describe this latest split-screen comparison video, meticulously prepared by Youtube user Marcel Pfister. His Mixed Reality gameplay and tutorial videos (previously highlighted here and here) show off the advantages of owning an Oculus Rift VR headset, a device that could soon change the experience of playing a video game tremendously, driving games in particular. Just look at the level of immersion, all without going far from your sofa!

Assetto Corsa vs Real Life: Nürburgring Nordschleife Comparison

We recently spotted another video game channel – 60fps Sim Racing – pitting the virtual world against the real, featuring none other than that most illustrious of German courses, the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Using real lap footage of the BMW M4 (narrated by BMW development driver Jörg Weidinger), the channel peruses the technical achievements of one of the newer players on the sim racing block: Assetto Corsa.

Watkins Glen Beats Nürburgring in Forza 6’s Most Popular Track List

There’s no such thing as “too many tracks”. Any sim racer will tell you that. Of course, just like the available garage that ships with a new title, the track roster is always going to be limited by time. Developers have to walk a fine line, including tracks that (hopefully) please as much of the player base as possible. Some, as it turns out, will end up more popular than others.

Four Laser-Scanned Nürburgring Nordschleife Replicas on Test

Including the famous German track Nürburgring Nordschleife in modern video games isn’t the rarity it once was. Console players were technically first introduced to the Green Hell back in 2003 with Project Gotham Racing 2, though that version was scaled up by roughly 10% to increase passing opportunities online. A more accurately-sized model arrived a year later with Gran Turismo 4, and has since spread to numerous other titles in the decade following.

GT6 vs. Real Life: Nurburgring Nordschleife in a GT86 Race Car

Dale Lomas is a driving instructor and race car driver at the Nurburgring, and he had the chance to drive the Swiss Racing Toyota GT86 in a VLN race at the circuit last year. When he got his hands on GT6, he quickly purchased the game’s GT86 Race Car to create this comparison video.

First Gran Turismo 6 Nurburgring Nordschleife Video

Gran Turismo’s logo was prominent around the Nurburgring this weekend at the 24 Hour race, and Polyphony Digital  surprised viewers of the race’s live broadcast by showing off what appears to be the first-ever video of the Nordschleife Gran Turismo 6.