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Blur vs Split Second was Deep Impact vs Armageddon for mid-2000s arcade racers

They're nothing like buses! They're sports cars!

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Big Western style open-world RPGs from beloved Japanese studios who tend to be known for other things (inhale) are like buses: there's none for ages, and then two come along at once! See also: Clinton-era disaster movies about Earth getting clobbered by an asteroid. See also: Clinton-era disaster movies about America getting clobbered by volcanoes. See also: those ones about the White House (former home of Bill Clinton) getting clobbered by some guys with guns. I dunno. You don't read this anyway.

The gist is this: there are two games with superficial similarities that have come out at the same time, and so I'm asking our regular panel to come up with previous games that have followed this pattern, and to add a further layer of meta grief, asking them to specifically pitch me on the Deep Impact equivalent of the pair. As in, the less good one. The less well known one. The one that didn't have an associated Aerosmith song, if you will.

Listen. It's just an excuse for everyone to shout at me. Listen at your own inconvenience here.

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