Giant Bomb Forza Race Night: Thursdays, 10:30 PM ET

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#201 Posted by slowbird (1761 posts) -

@HayFourZee: It's definitely in my plans.

#202 Posted by Xtrminatr (265 posts) -

God I wanted to play this past Thursday so bad but I fell asleep right after the TNT D:

#203 Posted by Jugnutts (437 posts) -
@ShaggyChu: How would one bug Turn 10 about the pre-order receipt cars?
#204 Posted by Trace (3581 posts) -

@Jugnutts: I'd hold off on it thus far, as there's a pretty big thread on forzamotorsport.net (238 strong and growing) with people in our situation regarding pre-order incentive cars. Ekberg also said he'd look into it when people were continually complaining about it in the discussion thread for his latest week in review.

If they allege to have sent out said cars to everyone yet again sometime this week, then I believe forzafb@microsoft.com is a nice address to bother.

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#205 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

Huh, so I guess the cars I posted on page 8 are those incentive cars. Had no idea until I saw people talking about them in that thread on the official forums. There was no message or anything accompanying them when they showed up in my inbox in-game.

#206 Edited by Falconer (1722 posts) -

GUIZ, I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FAVORITES!!!

Go into your garage. Go into the Grid view (far left). Select cars (says at the bottom, I think RT) that you would like to be in a Group. Once you're done, press A on one of your selected cars. Alllllll the way at the bottom is the option to create a new group, do that, name it, and done. Going back to your main car list, you will now see those cars in front of your other cars. In the Grid view you can make multiple groups and move cars in and out of groups. All of these cars will appear before your cars that are organized by class.

Why Turn 10 has completely hidden this feature is beyond me, and it adds to the list of reasons why this game is far from perfect (in my opinion). But anyway, GO FORTH! AND CREATE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAVORITE GROUPS MY FRIENDS!!!

#207 Posted by matt_wickstrom (156 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

GUIZ, I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FAVORITES!!!

Go into your garage. Go into the Grid view (far left). Select cars (says at the bottom, I think RT) that you would like to be in a Group. Once you're done, press A on one of your selected cars. Alllllll the way at the bottom is the option to create a new group, do that, name it, and done. Going back to your main car list, you will now see those cars in front of your other cars. In the Grid view you can make multiple groups and move cars in and out of groups. All of these cars will appear before your cars that are organized by class.

Why Turn 10 has completely hidden this feature is beyond me, and it adds to the list of reasons why this game is far from perfect (in my opinion). But anyway, GO FORTH! AND CREATE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAVORITE GROUPS MY FRIENDS!!!

Thanks for catching this. I've been in dire need of a group feature to better access and organize the DLC and LCE cars I have.

#208 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

@matt_wickstrom said:

@ShaggyChu said:

GUIZ, I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FAVORITES!!!

Go into your garage. Go into the Grid view (far left). Select cars (says at the bottom, I think RT) that you would like to be in a Group. Once you're done, press A on one of your selected cars. Alllllll the way at the bottom is the option to create a new group, do that, name it, and done. Going back to your main car list, you will now see those cars in front of your other cars. In the Grid view you can make multiple groups and move cars in and out of groups. All of these cars will appear before your cars that are organized by class.

Why Turn 10 has completely hidden this feature is beyond me, and it adds to the list of reasons why this game is far from perfect (in my opinion). But anyway, GO FORTH! AND CREATE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAVORITE GROUPS MY FRIENDS!!!

Thanks for catching this. I've been in dire need of a group feature to better access and organize the DLC and LCE cars I have.

Shit yes, that's pretty awesome.

#209 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -
#210 Posted by Trace (3581 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=rpm&id=7147538

Well then...

Holy shitfucking shitfucks. F1 in Jersey? If this makes it for all ten years, I will be surprised as hell.

...then again, I also thought there was no way Baltimore could put on an entertaining IndyCar race and I was proven quite wrong, so maybe the Armpit Monaco GP will have a chance (and apologies if you live in the area, but I have to take my shots and ridicule the idea before it's word-eating time in the event this actually works out).

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#211 Posted by matt_wickstrom (156 posts) -

@ShaggyChu: Early prediction: Jersey Shore cast does "Gentlemen, start your engines!"

#212 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@matt_wickstrom said:

@ShaggyChu: Early prediction: Jersey Shore cast does "Gentlemen, start your engines!"

Fuck that! ICE T UP IN THIS MOTHA FUCKA!!!

#213 Posted by vaportra1l (271 posts) -

Unfortunately they don't do that at F1 races like in American racing :P.

#214 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@vaportra1l: Implying Ice T won't start that for only American races because he's that awesome.

#215 Posted by gnarlycore (86 posts) -

Looking forward to this tonight!

#216 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

Wow. So turns out the World Tour stuff does go towards the Event list. It's just that each box has multiple events. Sometimes as many as TWELVE. That's kinda fucked up. I'm finding more things to hate about this game every week.

#217 Posted by gnarlycore (86 posts) -

That's how it was in forza 3 also, I believe.

#218 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@gnarlycore: No, it wasn't.

#219 Edited by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

@gnarlycore: No, it wasn't.

There were definitely some boxes on the Event List that had multiple races in them. Don't be snippy, now.

#220 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@wrathofconn: *thinks* ... okay, maybe I'm crazy. But it most certainly wasn't to the degree that it's going on in F4.

#221 Posted by Renahzor (1003 posts) -

@ShaggyChu: It was actually almost entirely the same. between "season" races in world tour you would pick 1 event from the event list which had between 3 and 8 races to complete during a 1-2 week period on the calendar. The 12 race events were about the same as well, and now endurance events are gone!

#222 Posted by gnarlycore (86 posts) -

Yea I remember the only box that had one race each was the endurance races. Unless you're going for the achievement, no big deal.

#223 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@Renahzor: I guess I just hate everything about Forza 4 that isn't the actual driving. (Not really, but I'm that frustrated with some aspects.)

#224 Posted by slowbird (1761 posts) -

@ShaggyChu:

#225 Posted by gnarlycore (86 posts) -

Couldn't connect to anyone's invites, must not have had mojo with whomever was hosting :( hate when my nat says open but i still have connection issues.

#226 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

want

#227 Edited by Renahzor (1003 posts) -

Happy upcoming anniversary and a big thank you to all of the people who have kept this running the last couple years. Amazing job! My tribute:

Available in the GB club garage, or on my storefront for 5k credits. Search GBDC

#228 Posted by slowbird (1761 posts) -
Hey guys!
#229 Edited by pakx (922 posts) -

hey guys, sorry i wasn't around last week, i worked pretty much all last week and on thursday wanted to spend some time with the girl, but i'll be on this week for sure and just in time for the new DLC!

also i got engaged.

peace out!

#230 Posted by Trace (3581 posts) -

@pakx: Congratulations, dude! Glad to hear that worked out.

Now, then, onto something I've forgotten for the past two weeks.

Cue the god damn cat.

The Race Night Cat has notes!
  • We've managed to get near-full lobbies over the past few weeks, which is utterly amazing. Hopefully the connection issues will be dealt with, but in the meantime, if my lobbies start messing up, I'm designating Jugnutts as the backup host. While he experienced some of the same issues, it seems they go away for a while when we switch hosts.
  • One of these days, I will make you race stock Hummers at 50% horsepower around Fujimi Kaido for 18 hours. Be prepared.
  • The Bertone Mantide: It's a codpiece for your soul.
  • I have OM NOM HUMMA written down here, but I can't for the life of me remember why.
  • I also have YEAH STRATOAST written down, but I totally remember what that's about. I kind of want to spend some time making this design in Forza, except with "I make racing FUN!" instead.
  • This week, Race Night was powered by VALIUM! Goes down smooth.
  • Our new mode, Hummer Down Now, is absolutely teeming with rapscallions.
  • Hummer Down Now's just downhill clunker pushing with Hummers as the clunkers and Chevy Volts as the pushers. I think it still needs a bit of tweaking, like maybe removing all the grip from the Hummers.
  • Even Batman was playing Forza this week. That stupid city can wait.
  • One of the rarest statements was uttered this week: "Laz, ready up."
  • Next week: TWO YEARS OF RACE NIGHT. I'm completely unprepared, thanks to my computer's death!

I hope everyone had fun, as always. I don't have any images or graphics prepared for next week's celebration, unlike last year, so...I'll probably just write a blog.

Still, two years. We're the longest running game night on Giant Bomb by half a year -- the next longest is Thursday Night Throwdown. I don't think any other game night's come close to our longevity, which speaks volumes about Forza and all of you awesome motherfuckers. With the club functionality in Forza 4, I think we have the potential to last for quite a few more years.

Here's to another year of good racing and wild shenanigans.

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#231 Posted by Renahzor (1003 posts) -

hooray for 2 years again! I remember the first race nights, very fun, glad you guys have kept them running, see you again on thursday!

#232 Posted by wrathofconn (1453 posts) -

@PsEG: I think the om nom Hummer thing had to do with out first attempt at the new Clunker Pushing thing, before we switched the roles. Hell, I don't know.

Since I joined right before the one-year anniversary, I'm excited for this occasion.

#233 Posted by Jugnutts (437 posts) -
@ShaggyChu
 

Conquering The Bull - Battle your rival at the limits of speed in the brand new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. each week 100 randomly chosen players from this leaderboard will receive a 2002 BMW M3-GTR, a "unicorn car" only available from Turn 10. The November Speed Pack is Required to participate in this event.

#234 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@Jugnutts: Bought. A small price to pay.

#235 Posted by pakx (922 posts) -

okay so uh... when do season pass people get the pack? because i just turned on Forza and it's not even in the game listed. kinda fucked...

#236 Posted by matt_wickstrom (156 posts) -

@pakx: I saw on Twitter that Turn 10 said they were aware the dlc wasn't showing up in the game, and they're actively working on a fix. Hopefully this means up with the season pass will have access to the dlc very soon.

#237 Posted by HayFourZee (362 posts) -
#238 Posted by pakx (922 posts) -

if you go into the marketplace and download the Volkswaggen Sirocco R for free, if will unlock all of the cars for season pass holders.

#239 Posted by matt_wickstrom (156 posts) -

@pakx said:

if you go into the marketplace and download the Volkswaggen Sirocco R for free, if will unlock all of the cars for season pass holders.

Turn 10 said that the dlc should be showing up now in the game marketplace, so all should be well.

#240 Posted by pakx (922 posts) -

A few things: i have some codes for the alfa romeo guilletta quatro. Ill leave what to do with the ten codes up to laz. We can use them as prizes or give em away or whatever. Also we totally have to do a car soccer game with all gmc typhoons!

#241 Posted by Jugnutts (437 posts) -

Where's the Ford Lighting? they need to have that to round out the sporty pickup/SUV offering IMO.

#242 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

Does anyone know if the Rivals event for the new Lambo is up yet? I don't see it anywhere.

#243 Posted by Trace (3581 posts) -

@ShaggyChu: I believe it's scheduled to go up with the rest of the November Rivals events this Friday.

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#244 Posted by Falconer (1722 posts) -

@PsEG: Oh gotcha. The way their post is written on fm.net makes it seem like it would have gone up yesterday.

#245 Posted by Trace (3581 posts) -

So I've finally gotten around to creating a topic on Tested requesting advice on my future computer build, since what should be my current computer is still very dead. Not that this affects many of you, but I know a few of you might have more of a clue about this sort of thing than me. Also, once I get a new computer put together I can get back to doing any graphic or video work for Race Night, time willing.

...well, that, and I could stop using sluggish loaner computers that my family's beginning to get irritated at me for hogging up.

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#246 Edited by Jugnutts (437 posts) -
@PsEG: Gimme a budget and ill see what i can put together.
 
Edit: nevermind looks like you're getting tons of assistance already!
#247 Posted by slowbird (1761 posts) -

Ta-da.

#248 Posted by RandomHero666 (3185 posts) -

sweet I don't have to wait to 3:30am this week. Clocks went back so it begins at 2:30

Just like last time I will paint cars all cool n stuff, and not get a chance to use any of them!!

#249 Posted by j3ffro919 (244 posts) -

Great video, though as soon as I saw my red M Coupe I cringed. AWD + stupid amounts of Hp + never driven before race night = easy way to go from 2 to 16 the spectacular way.

#250 Posted by gnarlycore (86 posts) -

Haven't been able to connect the last two weeks, but connected fine the first week. Sucks. Nat says open, don't know where the issue is coming from :(

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