A teenage YouTube user says he discovered he can still play with his deceased father on an Xbox racing game 10 years after his death.
In the comments section of a PBS video titled “Can Video Games be a Spiritual Experience?” user 00WARTHERAPY00 shared an amazing story about a game he used to play with his father when he was only six years old.
“Well, when I was 4, my dad bought a trusty Xbox. You know, the ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. We had tons and tons of fun playin all kinds of games together--until he died when I was just 6,” he wrote.
“I couldn’t touch that console for 10 years,” he said, “but I once I did, I noticed something.”
When he turned on the game “Rally Sport Challenge,” he saw it had recorded his father’s highest scoring race so that other users could try to beat it.
As long as he doesn’t beat his father’s score, 00WARTHERAPY00 can still play with his father.
“So i played and played, and played, until 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,” he wrote.
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