The Penny Arcade iRacing league has grown to over 150 drivers now and our weekly races continue to be totally rad. Last night was especially crazy and I encourage you to check out the VOD because it was such a wild race but also because we’re working on some new tech. My eldest son Gabriel has discovered a real passion for setting up and producing our streams. He was elbows deep in Streamlabs yesterday working on some new features for the Gabir Motors show and even though we had a few hiccups last night, I think it was really cool.
We can now switch to Kara’s screen during the race so you can see what the spotter is looking at. What’s really cool about this is she can also jump around to other cars during the race so folks watching the show aren’t stuck in my cockpit the entire time. We were able to check out the race for first or just check in on our friends. Gabe is also working on all the transitions and effects you see during the stream now. Things like the Mike Racecar intro, the scrolling quotes and Haikus, and the wipes are all his handiwork. He is currently investigating ways to let people watching from home control the HUE lights in our house during the show. If you could not tell, I am a very proud papa.
So the Gabir Motors streams are just going to get cooler and cooler thanks to my clever offspring. Our next stream is today from 2-4pm PST if you’d like to join the Pit Crew. Jerry is unavailable today so I’ll be playing the My Team mode in F1 2020. If you want to get caught up, we’ve only done two episodes of this show so far. The first is right here and the second is right here. It’s a lot like our Motorsport Manager streams (which I cannot believe we have been doing for five months now) in that we are managing a racing team but instead of just watching the races from above and cheering on our A.I. drivers, We are down in the cockpit doing the driving as well. I am no Enriqua Lara, but I’ll do my best.