Tuesday, October 19, 2010

As a lazy Blogger I have embraced Twitter

...for most of my talking to walls. Much less pressure as I only have 140 characters to get my point across, and I don't have to worry about punctuation.

My goal is to share what I find funny or interesting, not what I am doing at the moment or what the cat is doing (I don't have a cat... yet...)

BTW, having a nice homemade cobb salad tonight. Props to Carrie. And a beer.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

F1 2010 (The Videogame)

Man, just finished 40 some laps of Monaco, and I am beat up. Using the my wheel and pedals I actually get pretty sweaty. (I typically don't sweat while gaming...) It is a workout, and I don't even have the force-feedback turned on.

Right now I am going through my first season on easy. I have the racing line turned on, full abs, traction control and an automatic transmission. For a bit of realism I am forcing myself to stay in the cockpit view. Good lord, you can hardly see anything when your eyes are only two feet off the road. Even tracks that I was familiar with from previous game are tough as the cars are so fast a brutal. Corners come at you like machine gun fire. Luckily, like in a real F1 race, you get a practice session before quali. It takes me quite a few laps to find the groove of the track. Monaco was especially tough, as going around Rascasse, you couldn't see a thing. I never really 'got it', but I was starting to get close at the end. The tracks without walls on the edge are much easier, as they are much more forgiving.

All in all, I love the game. Of course, I am a F1 fanatic... The graphics and sounds are great. The cars are very well modeled (the McLaren has the f-duct scoop on the nose, etc). I look forward to doing lots of laps when the weather goes completely south.

Oooohhh, and talking weather, they did a great job with that... When it rains, your vision is severely impaired. The cars throw up a huge mist, and you have drops all over your visor. Looks just like the in-car from TV.


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