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  1. HadACoolName

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  2. SixSixSevenSeven

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    According to wikipedia it was Hurst Performance who invented them - an american company Pennsylvania specifically
     
  3. Autofan

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    Yes, the jaws of life were invented by American George Hurst. The original purpose was to free race car drivers after a crash. George Hurst invented several other things as well, and of course founded Hurst performance.
     
  4. HadACoolName

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    Huh, the guy who informed me of that is a f***ing idiot.
     
  5. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Ask him to retrieve you a tin of tartan paint, a left handed spanner and some Fallopian tubing.

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    Someone did ask me to retrieve tartan paint once, unlucky for them I knew what tartan was...
     
  6. rsb0204

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    nearly fell out of my chair lol.
     
  7. Corvette82

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    How do you do that?

    Sent from my Droid Incredible 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. btcb48

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    view > settings > interface

    or

    right click tray icon > settings > interface

    There's a skin folder where steam is installed to put them in. It contains a readme too.

    OT: (Running on fumes here)

    - The PS3 Motorstorm games feature driver ragdoll physics for the trucks, buggies and cars but not in Flatout's ejector seat manner. Only the limbs and head (no HANS) flail madly around as the body is otherwise strapped in. I even got my driver's legs above the steering wheel once.

    The fact that this and the 'conventional' ragdolls for bikes and quads exist makes me wonder why Burnout didn't do something similar for Paradise's free bike DLC at least. Even the Midnight Clubs showed the rider being thrown off in a crash and sliding along, if without the ragdoll effect. Trials even makes it an art form!
    And none of these games incurred M ratings for that. (Trials Evolution only got E 10+)

    - This isn't mentioned frequently enough IMO; the new Eagle in Carmageddon Reincarnation has surprisingly detailed active aerodynamic effects. A rear wing rises first, then extra flaps on the top of the wing deploy at even higher speeds, and then under braking, the rear flaps flip vertically while additional ones around the front fenders open outward.
     
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  9. Leet34

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    Fun Fact: GTA SA beta version was waaay better than its released version
     
  10. Bakasan

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    Well, in GT4 there wasn't really any people at all. I assume you mean the later games which as I recall had the driver's name for each car. If so, it does seem that the names are usually male ones, not sure why there is not more female names, or whether it's a coincidence or not. I think in general, racing games generally are male biased, perhaps it's because their audience is mainly males, but that said I'm sure there are plenty of females that play Gran Turismo, I think...
     
  11. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Spectator stands I think had a few people in them
     
  12. Bakasan

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    Oh yes, I forgot about those:p I suppose you could count the drivers and pit crew in the cut scene as well.
     
  13. bunnns

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    Did you know the race update was supposed to come late January? Jk the devs are working their arses off.
     
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    Lol, at first we were wondering why it had been a month at thanksgiving, then we hoped for a Christmas present, then a New Years gift, then I hoped for a birthday present, then a valentines day thing, then spring break, then April fools day. Every holiday has been a speculated release date, maybe it'll be Easter. :p
     
  15. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Not originally a christian celebration. Ishtar, god of fertility, massively predates easter as a christian festival and celebrated around the same time, also pronounced: easter

    So theres a fun fact for the day. Easter is the illegitimate bastard son of all the christian holidays
     
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    True story ;). Now a serious question: will it come this year? I'm always optimistic, I think we'll have it soon, 2 months top.
     
  17. Potato

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    Right now, I really have no idea whatsoever when this update will be here. I can't even really make an estimate. Not even a month I feel good with. I remember in probably january or february my estimate was by april. WHOOPS.
    I'm just gonna throw a month out here: Late June

    EDIT: We've past the 2 week mark on the last blog post. :/
     
  18. Nadeox1

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    Probably the update will come after HL3 will be announced..

    Just wait :)

    although seeing more frequent blog post would be nice. At least we know what they are working on. Even if the post is "omg guise we made the covet red lol" I'd be happy :p
     
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    omg nady1 i made the covet red lol den I hit the treez :p
     

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  20. Shadowdragon94

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    fact: i think that the race update will come january 25,2097...or it could come in febuary 22,100000000000000000999999999999999
     
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