All jokes aside, this loop-the-loop is pretty incredible, but it got me wondering: does the craziness inherent in video game 'simulations' affect the sport it's based on? I'd say undoubtedly. I'm sure Tony Hawk's Pro Skateboarder helped some skaters try different things and this stunt, done for a Hot Wheels world record looks like it came straight from a video game.
I'll never forget doing my first loop the loop in Hard Drivin' in the arcades -- and F-Zero X on the N64? Best loops ever.