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#1 Squee

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

http://www.koryogrou...acer/racer.html

As of right now it seems as if everyone on the internet is trying to access that site. But luckily, there's a video to satisfy your curiosity.

 

 

THAT HORN!!!! LOUD!!!!



#2 Salvatorin

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

lol it's surprisingly honest to the true pyongyang, there being maybe 5 other cars in the whole city



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

exciting north korean car ride adventure is best adventure



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

lol it's surprisingly honest to the true pyongyang, there being maybe 5 other cars in the whole city

 

Haha, yep

 

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

I was hoping some DPRK female soldier would wave the checkered flag at the beginning, like in the craptacular 90s arcade racing classic Crusin' USA

 

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Leave it to North Korea to make a sequel to Desert Bus...



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

nice engine sound



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:33 AM

Looks like they're slowly making their way out of the dark ages. The important lesson it teaches is not to piss off the female traffic officers.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:10 AM

why did they make this game? serious question

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:22 AM

why did they make this game? serious question

 

I don't know... I'm scared, too. But you can visit the video game company's website right here:
http://www.nosotek.com



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:32 AM

why did they make this game? serious question

 

I don't know... I'm scared, too. But you can visit the video game company's website right here:
http://www.nosotek.com

 

 

Lol "Secrecy Skills Dedication" Wtf



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

if you actually read the site, it's clear the studio (an outsourcing studio) is run by foreigners (I see a German and a Chinese, along with someone with a Korean name, possibly ABK). So much for local initiative/innovation. 

 

Like how they also brag about their captive workforce, lol. 



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:01 AM

The Vice Chairman has a .co.uk Yahoo email adress. weird... lol



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

as said, they're a bunch of foreigners looking to milk the cheap labor. Notice you pay offshore as well. So none of the profit goes back to "enrich the local economy" (ie. Kim Jong Un's bank acct). 



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:18 AM

That music.. lol


Edited by Npoess, 27 December 2012 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

The horn! THE HORN!!



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

Visit Pyongyang! I guess this is a tool to promote tourism and international relations. North Korea looks like a sweet place to live drive a car.


Edited by Gocab, 27 December 2012 - 03:44 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

This game was made 30´s years too late



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

Or maybe it's the future

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

I like how you get shouted at every time you have to make a turning.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

I'm pretty sure this is the top level graphics they could get to run on north koreas supercomputer.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

LOL - I hadn't noticed how the game subtly disses other cities

 

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

The horn! THE HORN!!

 



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:45 AM

LOL - I hadn't noticed how the game subtly disses other cities

 

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

Leave it to North Korea to make a sequel to Desert Bus...

 

 

The horn! THE HORN!!

 

 

LOL

 

For those asking "why?" I believe the game was funded by the Beijing based Koryo Tours, who do tours of parts of North Korea.