Shuichi Shigeno’s Japan-based street-racing series Initial D began in the mid-’90s and took nearly two decades to complete. The original manga soon took anime form, and was even adapted into video games and live-action film. The franchise is a significant contributor to Japanese car culture, yet works especially well…
Outstanding news for anyone who loves drifting, Japan, and unassuming Toyotas that decimate vastly more powerful cars: a new Initial D movie is coming this fall! And here's the first full-length trailer.
This is what Grand Theft Auto would look like in real life — a group of Honda Civic street racers are spotted by a police helicopter, then flee through the streets of Philadelphia. They outsmart the cops, and then upload the whole thing to YouTube.
Street racers dart in-an-out of oncoming traffic at night, hitting triple digit speeds across multiple stages. This isn't a video game. Or, well, it is a video game. But it's also what these Chinese street racers did in this incredible video series.
Casual game players still have hardcore priorities, as social game behemoth Zynga is discovering after its plans to drop Street Racer on Monday without refunding players' balances incited a user riot.