Ghost in the [XBOX] Machine

Ghost_Dad_Poster[1]To this day, I still have A LOT of original XBOX games and once and a while, I do like to break them out and play a few. Some of my favorites are Need For Speed – Underground, XIII and lets not forget DOOM 3 (check out the new Doom 4 stuff here)! The nostalgia that comes with dusting off an old system and playing for hours is pretty intense, but what if you found the ghost of your dead father living inside one of your saves?

While this story may be a little misleading, it’s still very cool:


Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together – until he died, when i was just 6.

i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

but once i did, i noticed something.

we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around… i found a GHOST.


you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it – his ghost still rolls around the track today.

and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and…

i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.


more on this story from our friends over at Road & Track…

If you could have 2 hours to play a video game with someone that has past, who would it be? What game? Comment below!



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