5 of the Best Family Friendly Racing Games for PS5

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The PlayStation 5 has been out for a little over two years now and is excellent for kids and adults alike. Here’s a list of some of the best family-friendly racing games for PS5.

Sony’s Gran Turismo 7

The king of racing simulations, Gran Turismo 7 is the acclaimed newest entry in the series. While it’s not as instantly entertaining as some of the simpler drifting games available, you learn a lot with this game. First, GT7 goes back to its roots, and you feel like you have the old Gran Turismo back after over a decade. But it’s great for kids because there’s a ton of educational material within the game for car manufacturers, individual vehicles, and even each country’s approach to design. And you can set assistance options to max if it’s too hard for the kids.

Sonic Team Racing

There are many novelty racing games available. Nintendo’s Mario Kart is a perfect example. Like Mario Kart, Sonic Team Racing is an excellent pick-up-and-play title you can jump into for instant fun. Plus, you get access to many beloved characters like Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails. If you know Mario Kart, you will feel right at home, as it plays very similarly. However, you can customize each character’s vehicle with a surprising amount of detail, adding to the fun. Of course, you can also unlock even more options as you progress through the campaign mode.

Family Friendly Racing Games Includes F1 2022

Over 400 million people watch Formula 1 racing each week. The pinnacle of motor racing, the games themselves are extremely popular. While they dipped in excitement over the recent years, veteran racing video game developers Codemasters has brought the series back to life. F1 2021 intrigued a revamped career mode and improved AI. The latest release, F1 2022, builds upon the best parts and adds greater immersion with race day features. While most children won’t be entertained by this game, it will add tons of value for sporting families.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Almost every child has memories of Hot Wheels play sets. Countless kids spent countless hours setting up wild tracks at home and then running their zany cars through them. Finally, Mattel’s best-selling toy range comes to PS5. You and your kids can race wacky tracks and try gravity-defying stunts with some of the most beloved Hot Wheels cars. But the fun doesn’t end there. You can also build your own crazy tracks together as a family and share them with the world. Or you can download the creations of other families and gamers.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Nintendo has Mario, Sega has Sonic, and PlayStation has Crash Bandicoot. So it’s no surprise there’s a racing game featuring everyone’s favorite marsupial. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is pretty similar to Sonic Team Racing and Mario Kart. As a kart racer, it plays out the same. There’s fast-paced action, zany tracks, and cute weapons. But there are also many well-known Crash characters and a very intuitive customization mode. Additionally, you can unlock more skins and game features as you make your way through the game’s story mode.

Summary

Not all racing games are too serious. Some of the best family-friendly racing games for PS5 include the in-depth GT7, the immensely fun Hot Wheels Unleashed, and Sonic Team Racing.

5 Tips To Start Your DJ Journey

DJs are in high demand these days. They are in charge of what songs are played when they spin on the turntables and are the life of any event. That means that they have to be creative with their music selections and know what will work well together. DJs need to know how to read a crowd and know how to keep them engaged throughout the night. They also need to make decisions quickly, which is a skill that most people don’t have naturally.

This is an interesting career path for people who like making decisions, reading crowds, and thinking creatively about what songs will work well together. So, if you’re interested in becoming a DJ, here are five tips to get you started. 

Learn the Basics of Music Theory 

Learning basic music theory can help you become a DJ in many ways. First, it will give you an understanding of how music works and how to construct your own music. Second, it will help you understand the patterns in different genres of music so that you can mix them to create fresh sounds. 

Third, it will teach you how to read charts and understand the structure of songs so that you can find the right beats to mix together. Finally, learning basic music theory will teach you how to read sheet music so that if there is a song that is not on Spotify or YouTube, then you can still play it.

Get The Best DJ Gear and Software

The best DJ gear and software can help you become a DJ. There are many reasons why this is the case, but it is important to know that the best DJ gear and software will not make you a DJ. You need to know how to use it, which takes time and practice. 

The first reason why looking at the best DJ gear and software can help you become a DJ is because it can give you an idea of what equipment to buy. For instance, you’ll be able to find the best cheap audio interfaces and mixing equipment. This may seem like an easy decision, but many people who want to be DJs don’t even know where they should start when looking for equipment.

One of the many reasons to look at what the best DJ equipment and software can offer is because it can provide guidance on which software is best for you, offer tutorials on how to use a program, and show reviews of specific products.

Get Educated On The Equipment Needed for Mixing and Mastering 

There are many reasons why learning about the DJ equipment needed for mixing and mastering can help you become a DJ. One of these reasons is that it will teach you how to mix two songs together, so they sound great. You’ll also learn about different speakers, amplifiers, and other gear that you’ll need in order to master your mixes.

Practice Your Skills by Playing in Public Venues or Online Communities 

Practicing your skills by playing in public venues or online communities can help you become a DJ, since it can help you gain experience, which is essential for the profession. It also helps to build confidence and improve your skills. Playing at public events or through online communities similar to Twitch can help you become a DJ by allowing you to perform on stage and get feedback from an audience. So, the more experience and skill you have, the better your chance of success as a DJ.

Start Producing Your Own Music and Services For Clients 

One of the first steps to becoming a DJ is to produce music. This means that you need to make your own music and not just remix other people’s work. There are a few reasons it is important to produce your own music if you want to become a DJ. First, remixes are seen as cheating by most of the community. Second, they don’t give DJs any room for creativity or originality in their sets, which is what DJs are all about.

In order to be taken seriously in this industry, you must put in the time and effort into creating your own original content, learn about your equipment, and understand the music you want to play. This will help you to pull in more gigs, clients.. and allow you to reach a wider audience. 

Giving Your Car a Longer Life

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When you buy a car, you are going to be making a long-term investment. After all, you don’t buy cars to change them after a few months; you are going to want them to last. The trouble is, cars can and do break down and stop working, and whilst you may not always know when this is likely to happen, the good news is that there are ways that you can try to limit it happening and to stop it having too significant an impact if it still does. 

To help to ensure that your car lasts for as long as possible, we have put together our main tips for what to do and what to avoid too.  

Look after your battery 

There are many essential things in your car, but the battery is up there near the top. This means that one of the best things that you can do to look after your car is to look after your battery. One of the simplest ways to do this is to make sure that you use your car regularly rather than sit for an extended period. If you leave your vehicle without being started, you should think about using a trickle charger to keep the power flowing and stop your battery from degrading. 

Book regular servicing 

You are not an expert in cars, which means that you will not know what to look out for when it comes to picking up signs of your car stopping working. However, there are experts out there who will be able to check your car over properly. This is why it is essential to book in regular servicing – something that can be cheaper if you go with Volvo service plans. This will pick up any current issues that can be fixed and any future problems before they get too major and can’t be fixed.  

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Drive as smoothly as you can 

Another way that you can look after your car is to make sure that you drive the best that you can. Driving with understanding for your vehicle means that you will reduce how much wear and tear you place on your car’s components and keep things such as your gearbox, wheels, and pedals in the best condition possible.  

Replace the leads and spark plugs 

They may be some of the minor parts of your car, but that doesn’t mean that you should overlook them. If you know how to replace them, then this can be an easy enough job to do regularly; however, if you don’t know, then you should definitely make sure that you take your car to be serviced and you ensure that you point out that you need this as part of the service.

At the same time, you want to check the fluids within your car, topping these up and making sure that they are at the right level is really going to help with not on longevity, but also performance too. 

If you have spent a considerable amount of money on your car, you will want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. This means that you need to make sure that you take proper care of your car each and every day. 

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.

How Much Better Can Tech Really Get?

Technology is already pretty amazing. Just think about what a modern smartphone can do compared to twenty years ago. There’s just no comparison. 

But given this incredible progress, many people are asking themselves just how much better things can get. Isn’t there some sort of hard limit imposed by physics? 

Well, yes – technically speaking there is. But we have no real idea where that lies in terms of practical devices. We don’t even fully understand how the universe actually works, with major mysteries remaining at the core of science. So, as far as we can tell, the capacity for technology to progress appears almost limitless. 


Whether it will be practically useful, though, remains another question. Currently, smartphones are in a bit of a lull. For the first few years, they offered consumers tremendous improvements in features and functions. Each new model promised to revolutionize the consumer experience and people lined up outside stores in the middle of the night on launch day to get their hands on products first. 

But those days appear to be behind us. It’s not clear that this year’s iPhone offers people much more than last years. And now commentators are wondering whether progress is stalling. 

It Depends On Where You Look

In technology, nothing ever moves in a straight line for long. Benefits tend to follow an S-shaped curve through time. At the start of any project, technologies are expensive and not particularly good. Just think back to the early mobile phones. They were great hulking things that you needed a sherpa to help you carry around. Then in the early 2000s, the technology started to get good, and we’ve been riding that wave ever since.

In the last few years, however, that pace of progress has begun to taper off, just as it has done in things like washing machines and dishwashers. Like them, smartphones are bumping up against the limits of what’s possible. 

If you take a look at this site, however, you’ll find that it’s a different story in other industries. Drones, for instance, continue to improve at a rapid pace, with new innovations coming on board with each iteration. 


There are also rapid improvements in other areas of note. Machine learning is revolutionizing software in a way that nobody expected. Blockchain is changing the financial world (even though it is still only just getting started). And robots are learning how to be dexterous in a way that nobody thought was possible just ten years ago. 

Technology, therefore, tends to arrive in fits and starts. Things go well for a time, and then they taper off. Then new developments take their place, with some back-compatibility with earlier technologies. Everything builds on everything else, creating a remarkable edifice. 

But What About The Human Element?

Sure, individual technologies are progressing well. But stitching them together seems like a challenge. For instance, we’ve had the technology to do telemedicine for about fifteen years. Yet, it’s only recently that the idea has really begun to take off. 

The same goes for machine learning. We’ve known about its applications in marketing for about ten years, and yet most companies have no plans to use it. 

For consumers, some new technologies are downright undesirable. Google tried to evolve the smartphone into wearable glasses. But, to their surprise, people didn’t want to look like the Borg. The technology exists to do it, but socially-speaking, it’s just not viable. Smartphones are infinitely more acceptable. 

Pushing The Limits

A movement towards a more technological society, therefore, is both cultural and technical. You need the right science and engineering in place to make it happen. But you also need a willing population to allow brands to commercialise solutions. We could quite easily have a well-established smart glasses segment by now if individuals were willing to wear computers on their faces. But it doesn’t look like they are, so that idea is going to have to sit on the back burner for a while. 

Pushing the limits is also going to require rethinking the human body. The vast majority of individuals are not cyborgs, despite arguments to the contrary. But to make our technology more useful, the bandwidth between it and us is going to have to expand. In other words, we need to figure out ways to plug it into our brains. And that’s not going to be easy to do or sell. 

How much better things will get is, therefore, unclear. Perhaps we’ve already harvested all the low-hanging fruit technologically-speaking. Or maybe there’s still a long way to go. We just don’t know. 

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.