Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tony Stewart won his third and by far most impressive Nascar Championship today. Im a casual Nascar fan at best but I dont think any true racing fan could deny the drama that Sundays race provided. Stewart - totally out of contention when the Chase for the Sprint Cup began months ago, proved all doubters wrong, winning 5 of the last 10 races, and beating the one man ahead of him in points in the last race of the season, where they finished first and second.
Carl Edwards and Stewart actually finished with the exact same number of points, but because Steward had won 5 races, he was awarded the Cup. It was an impressive display of racing ability, with Stewart coming from 40th place due to car damage to eventually take first with a risky fuel management strategy, even though Edwards started the race in pole position and lead for the majority of the race. He just couldnt hold off Stewart, who used aggression masterfully, passing other cars on the inside and outside as they raced around turns 3 and even 4 cars wide. Like I said before, I dont watch much Nascar, but I made sure to catch this race - and it was truly a classic.
If racing is relevant to your interests, make sure you watch the Tony Stewart vs Lewis Hamilton Seat Swap Special Race, where in June 2011 the drivers swapped Nascar and F1 cars to test their skills against each other. Its a 6 part series on youtube, the first part of which is presented here.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Run CJ, run! At least Im pretty sure thats CJ from San Andreas running away from the cops towards the end of the trailer, probably going to meet Brucie flying in from Liberty City in that executive jet shown at the very end. At least, thats what Im hoping. As great as GTA IV was, I always felt it didnt quite live up to the vast, sprawling world of mini games, stunt flying, pot field flamethrowering, and BMX cop chases that was San Andreas. Dont get me wrong, GTA IV was amazing, one of the best written and highest "production value" video games ever made, but they spent so much on the story and world detail that they left a lot of the best gameplay features of San Andreas out. Now that Rockstar has had years to master the hardware, and plenty of time and money to develop the next iteration with hefty profits from Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noir, anything less than the best GTA game ever made will be a disappointment.