It’s April Fools’ Day, also known as April 1, 2022. This is what caught our attention and sometimes made us laugh from the racing game and sim racing community.
It’s that time of year again when practical jokes and hoaxes spread across the Internet and schoolyards.
The same goes for the internet, with various racing video game and sim racing companies posting hilarious hijinx this morning to annoy those who are not quite awake yet.
Here’s what made us laugh over our cereal: today’s best April Fool’s jokes from the world of racing video games, esports, and sim racing.
Asetek SimSports Invicta Ultra Soft Pedal Covers
Why run in shoes or socks, when you can run barefoot? That’s what the Danish creator of Invicta hydraulically simulated racing pedals is asking for today, with the launch of his pedal cover.
‘Available’ in four varieties – Poshch Furry Sentation, Furrari Rapid Red, Lambborghini Fluffy Fantasy and Jagua-aah Splendor – they are said to provide a ‘warm fuzzy feel’ for sim racers. They are available now, although of course they are not really.
Coanda Simsport Accelerates Simulation Racing for Zwifting
One of the world’s leading sim racing teams and winners of the 2021 Autosport Esports Team of the Year, Coanda Simsport has abandoned virtual motorsports activities.
Instead, it will focus on Zwift competitions, essentially cycling in a room connected via the Internet.
“For us in sim racing, we’ve pretty much achieved everything we wanted as a team and it’s almost starting to get monotonous for us,” former driver David Williams said.
“I really like to push my limits and I really think there is no better way to do it than Zwift,” continued his teammate Tommy Østgaard.
Strangely, we don’t think there will be a Zwift class within the upcoming virtual Le Mans series…
Euro Truck Simulator 2 comes to ZX Spectrum
With the current trend of releasing new games and Game Boy devices to play N64 games legally, the retro gaming scene is going through a purple patch.
Now, on April 1st, Euro Truck Simulator will arrive for the classic ZX Spectrum.
Clive Sinclair’s microcomputer masterpiece from the 1980s now has a new addition to its game lineup, as SCS Software celebrates 10 years of open-world trucking with a new port.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but the sim has been faithfully recreated in all its 8-bit glory. Jokes aside, some sort of published indie title like this will likely sell well to nostalgia-fueled older gamers.
The Fiat Multipla will arrive at Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
The sprawling open-world racer set to launch later this year and set in Hong Kong has so far showcased a collection of Range Rovers and Aston Martins.
But, the big-ticket item was revealed today (April 1, 2022) with a gold Fiat Multipla.
The unique minivan was launched by the Turin-based automaker in 1998 and received much praise from journalists, no less than Top Gear Car of the Year, but also plenty of laughs due to its wide stance, front paunch, googly eyes and fried breakfast. mimicking taillights. Eurgh.
Our very own Ross McGregor has been playing around with one on BeamNG.drive, and this is the result…
Logitech introduces an anti-rage gaming keyboard
I see what you did there Logitech. Here’s a gaming keyboard to help stop the rage, because we gamers care about a virtual experience. Ha ha.
The G1.4 FAK3 Anti Rage keyboard has been ‘designed to smash’ and seems resistant to being tossed across the room every time you get knocked out of the way in an open Forza Horizon 5 run. Except you’d be using a gamepad or wheel, but stay with me here…
Oh, and then you linked up with Rick Astley, how on point.
In all seriousness, mental health in gaming is an important topic, and regular breaks are recommended. Here are some tips from Young Minds.
The opinion of Yuri Kasdorp
Yes, you’re probably right, Yuri.
I would be remiss not to mention…