Son races deceased father's ghost in Xbox racer, makes internet cry

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User Info: TBONE_OG

TBONE_OG
2 years ago#1
http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/23/5929075/rallisport-challenge-ghost-son-races-father-xbox

Get ready for some tears.

This is the most heart-warming video game ghost story Iíve ever heard. According to a post on Motoramic, a youtube commenter that goes by 00WARTHERAPY00 shared a supernaturally touching story about racing their fatherís ghost in Xbox racer RalliSport Challenge, ten years after he had passed.

On a spooky note ó The Besties actually conceived of this very scenario years before this happened ó check out their total pre-cog moment starting at 33:45.

Note: spelling and punctuation have been preserved from the post:

Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6.

i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

but once i did, i noticed something.

we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around... i found a GHOST.

literaly.

you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today.

and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and...

i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.

Bliss.

Judging from subsequent comments, 00WARTHERAPY00 wasnít necessarily looking for attention with their comment, they just wanted to share the story.

The NeoGAF thread I spied this on was ripe with crying .gifs and personal stories from other gamers. Itís a nice reminder, especially given the toxicity of some aspects of game culture, of the humanity behind games and their place as a hobby we can share with one another.


Touching. Kind of cool that games still do this today.
Always O.G.

User Info: Riverraider98

Riverraider98
2 years ago#2
bump This is a good one
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User Info: Geist

Geist
2 years ago#3
Very cool.
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scoobydoobydont
2 years ago#4
I... I have no soul.
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User Info: regsantotomas

regsantotomas
2 years ago#5
Great. Now my son is going to wonder why the hell his father is squeezing him extra hard when I get home.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything - Mark Twain

User Info: DonVito1990

DonVito1990
2 years ago#6
COLD
HughNeutron posted...
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User Info: regs8376

regs8376
2 years ago#7
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691088-xbox-one/69702618 dupe topic

User Info: TBONE_OG

TBONE_OG
2 years ago#8
DonVito1990 posted...
COLD


regs8376 posted...
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691088-xbox-one/69702618 dupe topic


Ah, I see. Funny enough... I figured no one would have posted about this... considering all the trolling here.

Oh well!
Always O.G.

User Info: regsantotomas

regsantotomas
2 years ago#9
Eh, I didn't know about it. Considering the kind of topics that ARE regurgitated on this forum, this is one I don't mind being duplicated
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User Info: TBONE_OG

TBONE_OG
2 years ago#10
regsantotomas posted...
Eh, I didn't know about it. Considering the kind of topics that ARE regurgitated on this forum, this is one I don't mind being duplicated


Exactly.

Besides I like the article I linked better... ha.
Always O.G.
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