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DradusContact

Forza Tournament

Is this ever likely to happen do we think?
BeN

I have good news and bad news I'm afraid.

Good news is that I finally have my XBox Live up again.

Bad news is that due to my younger brother playing the XBox day and night during his holidays, my XBox has now gotten the red ring of death, and suffered a hard drive failure.

It'll take a while to get a new XBox, and all my stuff are now gone (including the lovely artistic cars I have painstakingly drawn).

You guys can start without me, if you wanna.
DradusContact

BeN wrote:
I have good news and bad news I'm afraid.

Good news is that I finally have my XBox Live up again.

Bad news is that due to my younger brother playing the XBox day and night during his holidays, my XBox has now gotten the red ring of death, and suffered a hard drive failure.

It'll take a while to get a new XBox, and all my stuff are now gone (including the lovely artistic cars I have painstakingly drawn).

You guys can start without me, if you wanna.


You dont need to lose your saves, just take your hard drive off the unit.
BeN

I'll see what I can do, but as it's a hard drive failure my guess is that all the data is gone now.
Tim

Are you sure it's the hard drive that's gone?

Mine did the red ring thing a few months ago but I successfully transferred all the data to the new hard drive.
BeN

Right now when I turn it on there's nothing but a whirring sound.

I'm not a tech expert, so at the very least I'll wait for my brother (who knows about such stuff) to return and try to fix it.
Humphrey The Pug

I didn't think the red ring of death was a hard drive problem.
him

Well I guarantee it will happen before a GT5 tournament will...

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/gran-turismo-5-delayed-again

Humphrey The Pug

Good job I decided to go for a Blu Ray player instead of the PS3 as GT5 is really the only reason I would buy a PS3.

At this rate the PS4 will be out!!
DradusContact

Lol.  We should set a night and see how many we can get.
Tim

I'll have to go back onto Forza if we're going to do this.
I haven't played it since COD came out.
DradusContact

Im the same really.  I find racing games don't hold the same appeal to me they once did.  In fact i find doing loads of laps on Forza a bit dull, i end up drifting off the track as im looking at the clock or spinning the camera round for something to do.
Humphrey The Pug

I still haven't bought Forza, I think I will come payday.
Tim

DradusContact wrote:
Im the same really.  I find racing games don't hold the same appeal to me they once did.  In fact i find doing loads of laps on Forza a bit dull, i end up drifting off the track as im looking at the clock or spinning the camera round for something to do.


Since I'm a Driving God I let the pack get a decent head start then go after them overtaking and when I catch the leader try to run him off the road Destruction Derby stylee*







*Then crash myself, damage the car beyond repair and have to sheepishly restart the race and do it properly.
Max Headroom

i've taken to driving fuji mountain in free play quick race giving the little ai darlings a two and a half minute start. Iam convinced that the opposition slow down waiting for you to catch them up.
Pete

Right, well, I now have XBOX Live, and need some people to race.

So I have a suggestion; Spec Miatas. Its quite popular, and a few forums have their own series of it, all sharing similar specs.

Its cheap, they drive nicely, and if the cars are based evenly we should all be able to race each other equally (besides some of us being the forza equivilant of Shumi...)

The cars follow a certain basic tuned set up, which leaves them as much like the real spec Miata cars. You're free to play with the suspension settings, but the engine mods are out of bounds. They end up about E270, which is fast enough to have fun with, without being daunting (around 9mins for the Nurburgring with muppet here at the wheel.

Heres my car;



So anyone interested? If people are, i'll post the specifications, and we can get racing XD
Matt

I'd be up for it at UK weekend times

Heh, most times during Saturday is fine be me.
DradusContact

Does anyone else find forza 3 a bit boring?  Im only in year 3 and the races are all getting too long now, and ive read by the time you get to season 6 your doing 8 laps of full tracks.  I finished forza 2 in a couple of weeks, every race on gold, but this is just daft, far too big for its own good.

I found this which made me laugh

Humphrey The Pug

Yes DC I'm finidng it a bit boring too, I'm not sure how far I've got into the game, I'll have a look tomorrow.

I find really easy too.
BeN

Me too. Although an online tournament between us lot would spice things up....
Pete

I dont tend to play the computer races, as even on hard I find it too easy (and I'm not terribly good!)

Online or against mates is much better. Also, the "Playground" bit is great fun, I just spent 4 hours playing tag online with my mates!
DradusContact

We need to get some online play going really.
Matt

Tonight?
Humphrey The Pug

I'll be up for that at some point, probably not tonight though, it'll have to be a night that Tina is out.
DradusContact

In cinema tonight, tommorow potentially free, and thursday too.
him

Pencil me in for that too...
Matt

Sorry "him", no Saxos...
him

Matt wrote:
Sorry "him", no Saxos...

Is it because I am Cornish?

I would rather know...  
DradusContact

Can you re-phrase that into a more 'wkd' style?
Matt

Iz et cuz oi iz Kernow ya pasty-shy mudder flipper?
Pete

Awww, I want to play. The only time I can really play is friday or saturday due to the time difference.

At least itll give me a cast iron excuse for losing ;)
DradusContact

Went online last night at 9pm and nobody was on
Humphrey The Pug

DradusContact wrote:
Went online last night at 9pm and nobody was on


Very difficult for me to get on the X-Box at that time as that is our TV time together.
DradusContact

Been thinking about this.

How about we pick a night, say thursday nights at 9pm as example.

We start off with class G.  Two laps of the ring.  Then move on to class F, E, D etc etc until were on R1.  Winner of each round gets 10 points, second gets 8, etc etc.

What you think?
Matt

If I'm home on Thursday, I'd be up for it.
BeN

Dammit DC. I'll be asleep then!
DradusContact

Thursday at 9 was just an example, someone else is welcome to suggest a better time.
Humphrey The Pug

Thursday is gym night for me.
BeN

How about a weekend DC?
DradusContact

Fine for me but for those with kids i imagine doubtful.
Matt

I'm working Thursday any how.

Free Friday and Saturday evening.

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