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Ambitious Upcoming Online Space Sim Has its Own Version of Top Gear


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Right, so games nowadays need not only be pretty yet functional, mature yet fit for a broad audience, but also do their best to immerse the player.

The margin for error is low, risk of failure high as this is a field where everything you can think of appears to have already been done before. Developers will go to some lengths to ensure their title has character and personality, and this shines through quite brightly in the upcoming (massive scale) online space sim called Space Citizen.

Shocker: Ukrainian Dash Cam Catches Destruction of Rocket Attack in Mariupol


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Now, I'm not going to get all preachy about how affecting the lives of innocent people in order to push political and diplomatic agendas through military action is so-last-century (or should be), but you cannot remain unaffected by videos such as this one.

Veteran Of Chrysler, Ford PR Calls NY Times Reporter "Piece of Sh!t", Takes Shots At CEOs


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Sometimes, you want to know what someone in automotive PR really thinks about a person or a product. And sometimes, you really get to know what he or she thinks about a person or a product.

Microsoft’s New Holograms Will Improve Car (and Product) Design Process


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So, Microsoft made a big splash recently when it revealed its very promising looking hologram tech called HoloLens. It has an extremely wide array of possible applications, one of which being product design in general and automotive/vehicle design in particular.

Woman Plows Minivan Into Office Almost Squashing a Customer


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Here we go again; another driver hit the wrong pedal while parking and smashed into an office, almost killing a woman waiting in front of the desk.

RWD Toyota Prius Makes for an Unusual Drift Machine!


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A rear-wheel drive drift car, with a powerful engine and a turbocharger is the exact opposite of a Toyota Prius, which is why the car in the video below is a treat to see in action. We don’t have that many details on it, but the video’s description does say it’s the first of its kind (roughly translated from Japanese, that is).

That Dreaded "Oh, Crap" Moment


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Sometimes, you cannot do anything but hope for the best when the road throws you a smack in the face.

Turns Out Toyota’s RND Concept Is Just an Auris with a Red Nose


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Remember the so-called RND concept teased by Toyota two days ago ahead of a January 26 official reveal?

Watch South African Thugs Posing as Cops Try to Hijack Couple in BMW X5


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A group of men reportedly dressed in South African Police Service (SAPS) uniforms attempted to hijack a vehicle in Pretoria on Thursday, with an eyewitness capturing the scene on film.

Russian Military Robot Riding an ATV Fails to Impress President Putin


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Russian president Vladimir Putin appeared less than thrilled during a public presentation of an “android combat avatar robot” on the outskirts of Moscow earlier this week. Although the video only shows the robot riding an ATV at walking speed, it is reportedly capable of shooting a handgun accurately.

Watch Security Footage of Red Bull F1 Trophy Heist


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Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing reported a bizarre trophy heist that occurred at their Milton Keynes team HQ on December 5. Now, CCTV footage of the trophy leak is finally revealed.

This is How Fast a Small Fire Can Burn Down Cars in a Parking Garage


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Have you ever wondered how fast a vehicle fire can spread in an enclosed parking garage without sprinklers?

Car Slams Woman's Bicycle, She Somehow Remains on Her Feet and Walks Away!


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Since we're on the subject of lucky motorists on our Offbeat News section today, here's a freaky accident with a happy, yet baffling outcome.

Czech Road Racing Punks Drive Like There Are No Rules


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Now, anyone criticizing someone else's reckless driving on public roads has a high likelihood of being a hypocrite. However, pulling a risky maneuver from time to time is one thing, what you will see here is another story altogether.

So, the video below shows a bunch of drivers from the Czech Republic honing their sporty cars in traffic at dangerously high rates of speed.

Unbelievably Lucky Moron Avoids a Bike and Two Cars


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Go ahead, call this Thai driver what you want, he probably deserves it after what he tried to pull off, but at the end of the day, we're extremely glad he lucked out.

Helluva Lucky Driver Survives Container Falling on His Truck in Greece


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A dash-cam recorded a brutal incident on January 12, when a large container fell and crushed a truck driving through the Piraeus Port in Athens, Greece.

Batmobile Tumbler Baby Stroller is Beyond Wicked [w/Video]


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Just picture yourself pushing this badass baby stroller that replicates the looks of Batman's 'Tumbler' from The Dark Knight trilogy. Come on, aren't you even a little bit envious?

Bouncy Girl Twerks Herself Right Out of Moving Car


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Surprise, surprise; this little twerk fest didn't end well for the young lady in the car.

All it took was a brief moment of extra excitement and lack of attention for the hip-thrusting woman to imprint her face forcefully on the asphalt.

See The Two Classic Mercedes-Benz 300SLs Left To Die In Cuba


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There's far more to the story of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL found in Cuba under some trees that we saw a photo of last year as part of a calendar.

There’s a Company Called Lucra Cars that Builds 200MPH Supercars in California


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Not many people can say they designed and built their own supercar, but Luke Richards from California is one of them. His dream car has always been one that would combine American muscle and European maneuverability and he says he was able to accomplish it.