While NASCAR is hot on the track, there's an equally heated trend of recording yourself playing video games. Most notably, in our case today, NASCAR Heat Evolution.
The game, which was released in the middle of September, is packed with realistic racing elements and doesn't fail to deliver a stunning experience, a dip into the world of stock car racing. While it could never compare fully to the real thing (as we all know, you won't have to fight off heat exhaustion from your living room!), it's a leap in the same direction.
However, if you've ever thought about wanting to watch someone else play the game, a new wave of video streamers has hit the internet. Often called "Let's Plays", humourous and/or talented players can give you their insight on nearly any racing game that's ever been released.
That's not to mention how often our own drivers end up playing themselves on camera while waiting for their pit crews, such as on Media Day 2014 when Dale Jr. got a chance to hit the virtual tracks!
While playing at home, or watching someone else from your computer, may not be the same as sitting on the sidelines, raising your arms in a triumphant cheer as your favourite slides their wheels across the finish line, watching as the black and white checkered flag proudly flies above your head, it's still an amazing time consumer.
When new games come out, tune in to your TV in order to get the best marketing promotions for it possible--having the drivers take up the controller instead of the wheel, letting you see their enjoyment of the game and their firsthand experiences about how it measures up!
Race a friend. Race a foe. Maybe the person on the other side of that screen is Matt Kenseth, getting in some away time. Cheer on a streamer, you'll never know who they'll record next.
Photo by Michael Gil.