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Brian Topp

Son catches dad ghost in video game

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This is lovely, strange, and wrenching all at the same time. A teenager whose father passed away when he was just six had pulled out an old Xbox game that he and his dad used to play together, only to discover a part of his father lived on in the game, as a ghost car.

This is less supernatural than that sentence sounds. In racing video games, a ghost car is a representation of a previous player's inputs and actions as they drove the track previously. Usually, the fastest laps are stored as ghost cars and then used by players to help them find the best line around a track, or have a way to compete with another player in a time-shifted way.

to read more: http://jalopnik.com/...game-1609457749

it's an youtube video, which it means that it is "real" but this case it is more real than others.

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Nice surprise for him..now he has to hope he doesn't beat his fathers record and overwrite the data.. :yes:

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Nice surprise for him..now he has to hope he doesn't beat his fathers record and overwrite the data.. :yes:

I came across this story a while back. The guy says when he raced his father's ghost car and came to the end of the lap, he deliberately stopped and allowed the ghost car to overtake him so he wouldn't overwrite the ghost car.

It's a nice story.

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what a magical story

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what a magical story

It is indeed a great story and the fact that it originated from that cesspool of the Internet, YouTube comments, makes me somehow hopeful for mankind...
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This must have been just a bit freaky for the kid at first, but it really is a nice story.

Racing cars like they had never stopped.

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Tis a beautiful story.

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Hnnnnngh

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