If you're going to photoshop, look at the source images



  • The popular online racing game Test Drive Unlimited has a fairly good installer. It knows proper Dutch and even presents action-packed images like this one to the user while installing. This picture shows the dash of a Ferrari in mid-race, going no less than ...0 kph. The engine isn't even running. Way to photoshop, guys.

    Meep meep!


    Considering the tilted camera and motion blur, maybe it's just a Ferrari parked in the middle of the road after a few pints of alcohol.



  • @Brother Laz said:

    ... maybe it's just a Ferrari parked in the middle of the road after a few pints of alcohol.

    That would also explain why there are no hands near the flappy paddle gearbox



  • It amuses me that the Ferrari badge in the middle of the steering wheel isn't put on straight. The photo also appears to show rather adverse weather conditions -- looks like snow given that it's monochromatic -- and people driving at speeds that under those conditions are pretty much asking for death.

    The /t[iy]re/ tracks left by the yellow car – which looks suspiciously driverless – also appear to show an interesting swerve further up the road, so I wonder what it was trying to avoid. Granny with a shopping trolley? Who knows. Probably going down the wrong side of the road and spotted some oncoming traffic.



  • @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    Probably going down the wrong side of the road and spotted some oncoming traffic.

    Like the bike and player car headed for him? =P Besides, if it's a race then why is he going the other way anyway?



  • @Kemp said:

    @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    Probably going down the wrong side of the road and spotted some oncoming traffic.

    Like the bike and player car headed for him? =P Besides, if it's a race then why is he going the other way anyway?

    Bad sense of direction ?



  • It being a checkpoint race and the best way to the next checkpoint being the same road back?



  • @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    The photo also appears to show rather adverse weather conditions -- looks like snow given that it's monochromatic -- and people driving at speeds that under those conditions are pretty much asking for death.

    The game world is actually a supposedly exact rendition of Oahu. A Hawaiian island.



  • @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    The /t[iy]re/ tracks left by the yellow car – which looks suspiciously driverless – also appear to show an interesting swerve further up the road, so I wonder what it was trying to avoid. Granny with a shopping trolley? Who knows. Probably going down the wrong side of the road and spotted some oncoming traffic.

    Bah, it appears to me that this is a bend in the road and the swerve in question is a brief jaunt toward the edge of the road, not away from it. The driver was clearly trying to get points from running over grannies.



  • @Daniel Beardsmore said:

    It amuses me that the Ferrari badge in the middle of the steering wheel isn't put on straight. The photo also appears to show rather adverse weather conditions -- looks like snow given that it's monochromatic

     

    Looks straight to me.  And given the prevalence of blue-white glare among the trees, mountains, and sky, I'm thinking the ground is meant to be wet dirt.

     

    (insert favorite Vista slam here)

     


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