Today’s best April Fool’s Day simulation racing gags

Today's best April Fool's Day simulation racing gags

It’s April Fool’s Day, aka April 1, 2022. Here’s what caught our attention, and at times, made us laugh from the racing game and sim racing community.

It’s that time of year again when practical jokes and pranks spill over the internet and playgrounds.

The same goes for the internet, with several racing and sim racing video game companies posting hilarious hijinx this morning to upset those who are not quite awake yet.

Here’s what made us laugh at 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

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 hydraulic racing pedals Invicta is asking for today, with the launch of their pedal covers.

“Available” in four varieties – Poshch Furry Sentation, Furrari Rapid Red, Lambborghini Fluffy Fantasy and Jagua-aah Splendor – they are said to provide a “warm and fuzzy” feeling to sim racers. They are available now, although of course they are not.

Coanda Simsport Speeds up Simulation Racing for Zwifting

Coanda Simsport, one of the world’s leading simulation racing teams and winner of the 2021 Autosport Esports Team of the Year, has left the virtual motorsport business.

Instead, it will focus on Zwift competitions, essentially cycling in a room connected via the internet.

“For us in sim racing, we’ve achieved pretty much everything we wanted to as a team and it’s almost starting to get monotonous for us,” said former driver David Williams.

“I really like pushing my limits and I really think there’s no better way to do that than Zwift,” continued teammate Tommy Østgaard.

Strangely, we don’t think there will be a Zwift class within the next Le Mans Virtual Series…

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is coming to ZX Spectrum

With the current trend of releasing new Game Boy games and devices to play N64 games legally, the retro gaming scene is going through a purple patch.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is coming to ZX Spectrum

Now, on April 1, 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 gaming lineup, as SCS Software celebrates 10 years of open-world truck gaming with a new port.

Specter ZX from Euro Truck Simulator 2

A release date has yet to be confirmed, but the sim has been faithfully recreated in all its 8-bit glory. All joking aside, some sort of indie-published title like this will likely sell well to nostalgia-fueled older gamers.

The Fiat Multipla will come to Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

The sprawling open-world racer slated for later this year and set in Hong Kong has so far featured a collection of Range Rovers and Aston Martins.

But, the most expensive item was revealed today (April 1, 2022) with a golden Fiat Multipla.

The unique people mover was launched by the Turin-based automaker in 1998 to much acclaim from journalists – Top Gear’s Car of the Year, no less – but also plenty of sneers due to its wide stance, his front paunch, his wide eyes and his fried breakfast. mimicking the rear lights. Urgh.

Our own Ross McGregor played around with one in, and here’s the result…

Logitech introduces anti-rage gaming keyboard

I see what you did there Logitech. Here’s a gaming keyboard to help stop the rage because we gamers are both excited for a virtual experience. Haha.

The G1.4 FAK3 Anti-Rage Keyboard was “built to smash”, seeming resistant to being thrown across the room every time you get sidelined in a Forza Horizon 5 Open race. Except you’d use a gamepad or a steering wheel, but ride with me here…

Logitech G1.4 FAK3 anti-rabies keyboard

Oh, and then you linked to Rick Astley – how about.

Seriously, in-game sanity is an important topic, with regular breaks advised. Here are some tips from Young Minds.

Next Level Racing’s cardboard racing cockpit

In what is being billed as a world first, Next Level Racing isn’t just creating the superlative Wheel Stand 2.0 or F-GT Elite iRacing Edition, because here is its Elite Eco Cockpit.

The days of aluminum profiles are over, comes cardboard.

The cardboard racing cockpit sim of Next Level Racing, Elite Eco

Yes, cardboard. Easy to recycle, of course, but we have serious concerns about its structural rigidity after using a direct drive and load cell – despite the promising claims

The opinion of Youri Kasdorp

Yes, you’re probably right, Yuri.

One more…

It would be remiss not to mention…