Most PlayStation 3 gamers have played a game and thought “this is crazy, that is so unrealistic”, which could be in Call of Duty when you shoot someone point blank and they don’t die, or it could be in a racing game like Gran Turismo 5. Does this sound like you?
The digital world and reality will meet on Monday when the former F1 driver, David Coulthard, and GT5 gamers on the PS3 meet for a race. The event is hosted by Mercedes, and will see Coulthard driving the SLS AMG in real life with all the risks involved, while PS3 gamers can relax in the safer place of a sofa and big screen television. This has to be one of the biggest races to take place this year, especially where the PS3 is concerned and will show just how “real” the Gran Turismo game is to real life.
You can find the Mercedes live stream below this article, so make sure you bookmark this page. The same track and cars will be used in real time, will the GT5 gamers beat David Coulthard?
The gamers will be the best GT5 players in the world and they know how to get the best out of the game and the problems associated with Gran Turismo, although their competition is an F1 driver (former) who really knows the car well and how to get the most from real life racing, which he hopes 26 years of racing is enough.
The result may depend on just how lifelike the game is, and we wonder if the gamers have any advantage or disadvantage when it comes to realism, although DC has a reputation and his life that are more at risk than the gamer.
Do you think you can beat the real thing? The live stream starts at 3pm BST time, so give us your thoughts in the comments until then. You can read a full preview of this landmark race over on the Telegraph.
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