Ladies and gentlemen,
You probably know me as the weirdo who runs Forza Race Night on Thursdays. I've also tried running race nights for Blur, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Shift 2, and DiRT 3, usually on Sunday night. Unfortunately, none of those games seem to have the longevity of Forza, so their race nights peter out after a few weeks.
I have an idea on how to fix this issue. I'd like to try devoting a few weeks worth of Sundays to a specific racing game before switching to something else. Well-loved games might get two or three weeks, whereas less popular or engaging racers might only have one week of playtime. For example, maybe we'd have a week or two of Burnout Paradise, and once that was over, we'd switch to something like PGR4, Blur, or Burnout CRASH! (if it has decent online multiplayer).
Hopefully that's an interesting idea, but I'd like to gauge community interest (despite the short notice). That starts tonight, with one of my favorite racing games of all time:
Burnout Paradise has pretty amazing online multiplayer, so we should put it to use tonight. Let's say...the following:
Wild Card Race Night: Burnout Paradise -- Sunday, 9:00 PM EDT on Xbox LIVE
To join, send a friend request to Laz PsEG,
and when the event's running, I'll fire an invite your way (provided there's room, which there probably will be). I'll set a few different game modes, based on what people are looking for, but expect plenty of freeburn and even more crashing. Maybe we can help with achievements or something! I don't know!
We'll see if this idea has legs. If so, I'll put together a more official topic for Wild Card Race Night within the next few weeks.