The Race Driver: GRID demo just went up for us Silver users.
It's pretty incredible, all-told. I don't think I've been this excited for a racing game since PGR3. There's just something about GRID that lends itself to a very white-knuckle, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience. Driving your car feels like a very physical experience; fantastic sound design and great camera work make you feel every little bump in the road, and if you hit a wall, it's a very crisp, satisfying, and hard-hitting SMASH! Even watching replays is exciting, with camera work that almost feels like it's out of a street racing movie like The Fast in the Furious, with lots of quick cuts and shaking cameras. But the game doesn't really feel arcade-like; I suppose it kind of is a little bit, but it also doesn't feel like a simulation. The game has style but without being stylish. It's hard to describe, but it's right up my alley as far as racing games go. I am not a gear head and I seem to be doing pretty good in the GRID demo on all the default settings.
Been working for four or five days on a Machinima I made in Garry's Mod. Honestly, I did not intend for it to be anything super-involved (I figured one day, tops, to record and splice it all togther), but the more I worked on it the less patient I became with poor footage. I'm still not 100% satisfied with the footage I captured, but due to the nature of Gmod and my experience with it, it's about as good as I can do right now. I don't know if machinima from me will become a regular thing from me (probably not), so we'll see what happens when I'm done. With any luck it should be done by... tomorrow?
Then I can get back to GTA4. Unlocked the Third Island before I got inspired on the machinima. It's a good game. What else can you say? A lot of people are sick of hearing about GTA by now, I'm sure.
That's about it. There's a DBZ: Burst Limit demo on XBL right now, but since I am a lowly Silver, it will be next week before I can play it. Most pointless restriction ever.