4th Annual GB100 GP Endurance Race - Jan. 1, 2013 8:00 PM EST

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#1 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -


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^^^THIS POLL DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING NOW! CAR SOCCER WON!^^^

A new year is upon us, and with that comes yet another GB100 endurance series in Forza Motorsport! This year, we're looking into redefining exactly what the 100 stands for in GB100.

The 4th Annual GB100 Grand Prix Endurance Race

WHERE: Forza Motorsport 4 online

WHEN: January 1st, 2013, 8:00 PM EST.

HOW TO JOIN:

  1. If you're in the Giant Bomb car club, you're set! Just wait for an invite (and be sure to let me know if it doesn't work).
  2. Otherwise, send a message to Peace Egg saying you want in on the GB100.
  3. When the time comes around, I'll start a lobby and invite everyone I see in Forza 4. If possible, feel free to join my lobby without an invite!
  4. If you'd really like the ability to easily join the lobby on your own, you can send Peace Egg a friend request, as well, but at least let me know what it's for if you don't think I'll know who you are by gamertag alone.

In the incredibly unlikely event more than sixteen people show up, the order will be first come, first served, with Race Night Regulars getting invites first.

THE RACES:

As voted on by you and the rest of the Giant Bomb community in the poll above, the potential options are as follows:

  • Car Soccer: Two 45 minute sessions of no-damage collisions-always-on any-class-goes car soccer, followed by a ten-minute "overtime" period with full damage for fun.
  • Fujimi Kaido: Five two-lap races of Fujimi Kaido, a fun and challenging Japanese mountain course. Starting at F class and working up to B class.
  • Sonoma: Four 25-minute races at the NASCAR circuit of Sonoma, that place Ryan visits for a NASCAR race every year. Starting at E class and working up to B class.
  • NASCAR: Stock NASCAR stock cars (yes, stock Stock Car stock cars) in four 25-lap races around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunset Peninsula, Twin Ring Motegi Speedway, and Sedona's oval.

THE RULES:

  1. Have fun.
  2. Don't be a dick.
  3. Damage will be set on cosmetic this year, so damage will not be a concern. Assists will be allowed.
  4. If you hit or take out someone accidentally, abide by rule 2 and give them back their position once they've recovered. Just a helpful suggestion of courtesy!

PRIZES:

As always, prizes are subject to be added or changed. Depending on turn-out, prizes may take some time to be gifted.

Last year, I made the mistake of letting participants choose from a pre-set list, creating a lengthy and annoying process that lasted well beyond the running of the GB100. This year, I may spend an inordinate amount of money sending ugly and unique cars to everyone who participates. The overall winner, as judged by completely arbitrary criteria, may have an opportunity to pretend I'm Calypso and wish for the car of their dreams and deepest desires.

Just expect me to burn a lot of credits on gift cars, especially if there's a good turnout. I always tend to do just that.

January 1st, 2013, 8:00 PM EST.

A night of endurance competition awaits you. You should join us!

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#3 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

If it's car soccer, I'm not showing up.

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#4 Posted by Falconer (2053 posts) -

NASCAR or buuuuuuuuuuuuuust

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#5 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -

I'm gonna go with Fujimi Kaido. I love that course. I'll try to show up tomorrow if I can.

I don't know if I could handle 100 minutes of Nascar though.

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#6 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Car soccer?

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#7 Posted by wrathofconn (1505 posts) -

I may actually be home at the right time this year! Also, I voted for Car Soccer but I'd be ok with Fujimi as well.

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#8 Posted by sirpeewig (13 posts) -

i will be there if i can the time zones might stop me on the west cost of Australia 100 Minutes of Sonoma but i don't care

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#9 Posted by mfpantst (2654 posts) -

my body is ready

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#10 Posted by wrathofconn (1505 posts) -

Car futbol is a go, now all we need is Telemundo announcers and an exploding scoreboard.

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#11 Posted by Ben_H (3929 posts) -

Fujimi Kaido obviously. Only in Japanese drifters like Silvias, RX-7s, and Mitsubishis and other such cars. I would go with an Evo VI but I don't have XBL Gold anymore so I can't partake, plus I have other stuff on the go right now, like punching sharks.

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#12 Posted by mfpantst (2654 posts) -

@wrathofconn: I'll bring the urine bomb. Who's got the hooligans?

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#13 Posted by wrathofconn (1505 posts) -

@mfpantst: Motherfucker I AM the hooligans.

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#14 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

You guys (and by "you guys" I mean "everyone who voted") are the worst.

Anyway, I lied. I'll be there. But only because I know you guys love me.

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#15 Posted by wrathofconn (1505 posts) -

@slowbird: You had fun!

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#16 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

@wrathofconn: yeah but I didn't mean to!

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#17 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (202 posts) -

I saved the replay of the 45 laps on Le Mans.

IT SAVED ALL 45 LAPS!!!!

If I send you the replay can you get a picture of the 4 who finished on Sushi's last lap?

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#18 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

@Grnd_Lb_Knt said:

I saved the replay of the 45 laps on Le Mans.

IT SAVED ALL 45 LAPS!!!!

If I send you the replay can you get a picture of the 4 who finished on Sushi's last lap?

OH MY GOD THAT IS AMAZING.

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#19 Edited by Dethfish (3809 posts) -

That was my main goal, if I would of made it all 45 laps, was to try and save the replay and see if my xbox would explode. I just couldn't make it though.

@Grnd_Lb_Knt: I can try. I wonder if it will even let you gift a replay that big.

Oh and btw, I thought the actual challenge of 100 minutes of soccer was incredibly fun.

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#20 Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt (202 posts) -

It's probably only the first 20-30 min. That's kinda terrible. It should be at least the last. ;(

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