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Gamer connects with dead father through Xbox racing ghost

A recent post on Motoramic has shared the heartwarming story of YouTube user 00WARTHERAPY00, who connected with his dead father thanks to a ghost insider original Xbox title RalliSport Challenge.

“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,” the user wrote.

“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.


Writing style aside, the user’s story has pulled on the heartstrings of many NeoGAF users, many who’ve admitted to tearing up over the tale.

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