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The history of racing games, part 1 – Reader’s Feature

Pole Position - starting the race

Pole Position – starting the race

A reader names the most influential racing games in history, starting with coin-op classics including Pole Position and OutRun.

There are loads of different genres in gaming but few have more pedigree than the racing game, for almost as long as we could move pixels around, we’ve been racing them. The very first was Atari’s Space Race in 1973 and ever since we’ve raced everything from spaceships to snowboards.

Today I’d like to take you through the grande games, the big hits that helped define a genre. They are the innovators, the games that made bold moves and made them stick. So without further ado, let’s get to the grid.

And in pole position is… Pole Position,… Read the full story

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