I suppose many sports fans spent yesterday engrossed in March Madness, but I spent my TV time engrossed in the 12 hour Sebring race on SPEED. It seems like each year I get more and more involved (dare I say engrossed) with endurance GT racing – very interesting racing, with tons of high quality drivers. I was disappointed that one of the two Corvette C6-R cars did not win their class; the new C6-R is a damn impressive car.
Each time I watch one of these endurance races I always wonder why a video game developer cannot give us a Gran Turismo style physics game, with a Melbourne House 24 Hours Le Mans style game. The DC and PS2 Melbourne House games were always fun, if not a bit easy, but the cool thing about them was the 18-24 car field vs. Gran Turismo’s 6 cars. Plus the PS2 version of Le Mans has the Petite Le Mans Road Atlanta Race.
Speaking of Gran Turismo and Le Mans, I am only 5% or so into GT4; Le Mans goodness is coming, but apparently it is one of the tracks that is time released after a certain number of GT4 days. I will have to post some updated statistics later (for anyone that cares), but I have not really had much time to play the game since it came out, which makes me question my judgment of my PSP pre-order with 5 games.
EBgames.com has confirmed my order; still waiting for the AMEX to get charged to “prove” it, but I feel certain it is a done deal. The brick and mortar EBgames also have told me that I would have a shiny new PSP waiting for me at midnight on the 23/24 of March. I guess that means there is the opportunity to make a little extra cash on eBay, but I do not get the feeling that massive shortages are imminent. I have to make some decisions this week about what to do with my two PSPs. Right now I am thinking about canceling the local store order, but maybe I will read stories today about all the expected shortages. Either way, hopefully on Thursday I can say “I got mine!”