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Author Archives: BlowDog
I seriously have no idea. There’s a rumour abound that this game was literally an april fools joke – except…
I was properly smitten by the first Bioshock. It was a defining genre smasher with an original concept that many…
What compels a grown man such as I to inflict such visions of horror and violence upon not only myself,…
My mood is so conflicted. I’m both mildly upset and also somewhat relieved. As my experience on the bike increases,…
Hark the arrival of first in a string of ‘next-gen’ titles. Crysis looks amazing. I’m playing this on a PC…
Just how awesome is this film? A low-key movie set in a not too distant future, robots are part of…
I can’t quite figure out if Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is a total dude or a douche in this film….
Yup. Add me to the list of “Play me again in a year” games…. Bored, at home, sick with flu…
You can watch a hundred movies over the course of the year but I can guarantee it would only be…
I have a habit of picking games up, sometimes years after I last played them, only to inject into it…
Under no regular circumstances would I normally find myself playing such a game as this. I always thought about simulation…
It’s now been 17 years since Lara Croft was catapulted into popular culture as a household name. Back in 1996,…
I tell thee, I do not envy the job of the editor on this movie. The Wachowskis are not known…
Biowidge. I’ve been happy with people calling me that for 10 years now. Because for that long, it’s been the…
This is what life’s about. Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks – enough to get any adult excited. Strange given the films are…
What is it about reminiscing about these films of the 80′s and 90′s that trigger such fantastic memories? Arnold is…
I literally had no idea what this film was about when I sat down. Avoided any trailers and only absorbed…
Tell me to watch a contemporary movie and expect Philip Seymour Hoffman to be out-acted by someone else on screen…
Wow – what an earth am I doing reviewing a game from 2003? Ten years old this year, Homeworld 2,…
There’s a fantastic revival going on at the moment around 8 bit gaming. The past few years I have enjoyed…
The more I dig deeper into Drum and Bass, the further enriched I become. I don’t know of any other…
Have seen this film many times and I have to say, for me it’s my film of 2011. I’ve decided…
It dawned on me last night why I’m so hooked on motorbikes. As I rolled home from another insane, blurred…
It’s been a year now since Bethesda released its highly anticipated follow up to the excellent Oblivion. So why am…
This is what it’s all about really. In less than 5 months from passing my motorbike test, I’d already reached…
Because you see, when I watched the Matrix Reloaded for the first time in 2003, I needed a Ducati. NEEDED….
Now something I’m not is an expert on motorbikes. I can dissect a car down to its core values and…
Early this year I had an opportunity to fill a car sized spot in my garage. I didn’t want to…
Back in January 2012, I made a rather last minute decision to take my motorbike test. There really wasn’t much…
What better motivation to kickstart this site back into life than a total redesign? Hope it’s to everyones liking. I’ve…
Ahhhhhhh, Peter Jackson. I feel like I know you so well. When you first graced my consciousness with your divinity,…
So, I’m sat here scratching my bearded chin and I’m thinking to myself, how on earth have I managed to…
I waste a perfectly good day doing nothing other than wondering the showrooms of Ferrari and Lamborghini in central London. I feel such a bum.
So a year has passed and not much has really changed. LOL seriously. A fuck load has changed, but there’s…
Nissan give me a 2011 GTR to play with – it’s cat amongst the pigeons as we mix it up with supercar exotica.
I lose an iPhone and then end up chasing it across half of London. I kung-fu’d a few people, hospitalised many and stopped an alien invasion.
Angels cry, virgins sacrifice their first borns and mothers cry over war torn sons. Meanwhile, I shed a tear for over an emotional experience with an unforgettable car. LP560 I salute you.
The LP560 is more than a competent track tool, despite wrapping you in a world of leather and air con. Although not its main strength, it’s still a strong proposition. However, put it in context and it suddenly becomes a simply brilliant all rounder that has you smiling at every use.
I walk into a Lamborghini dealership on a whim and walk out £120K lighter. But oh god what an exchange.
A fitting eulogy to a car still in service, but retired from my employ. I pass the reign of the RS onto the next person.
Biting the bullet and I’ll regret it NO DOUBT, but the car wants a new home. My GT3RS is for sale.
Stay out of trouble and trouble won’t find you. Of course, that mantra is not part of my vocabulary, instead I look at ways of blowing an additional £30k.
I ponder the options and alternatives of a world without the sanctimonious delirium of Porsche GT3RS ownership. I am pleasantly greeted by a number of choices.
I never really understood the 911 Turbo in either of its forms. After 10 days with the car, it takes one particularly spectacular day to gain that insight that has entitled it the worlds most useable supercar. 200MPH scalp massage anyone?
I ponder the likelihood of Porsche having installed the improbability drive as we end up launching a 911 Turbo into next week. (read: yeah, it’s fast).
We take two GTR’s and two GT3RS’s across Europe to visit both the Nurburgring and Spa. All in the name of research, of course.
I hire a Z4 for the weekend and the inevitable Boxster comparisons come up.
By way of a semi apology, I try to justify my absence with a digest of the past three weeks.
A fabulously atmospheric and realistic depiction of life in the nuclear fall out jungle of Pripyat as a PC FPS game.
Tragedy and Joy mixed with Peter Jacksons trademark concoction of special effects and character development.
Matt Damon in war consipiracy thriller, revolving around the fake Iraqi war.
At last I’m given free reign with a GT3 RS gen 2 on the race track. I’m desperate to love it, I’m looking for a major reason to buy one – looks alone could define that decision. Are the sum of it’s parts greater than the whole?
A disappointing day at Oulton Park, ends on a high note after an easy, albeit expensive, modification to a key component.
As the Q7 lives out its twilight years with us, I ponder its replacement – a harder decision than any Porsche I may buy.
I’m invited to drive the GT3RS.2 this Monday. As somebody who is currently in denial, will this brief encounter spark my interest again, or enforce the notion that a 997 RS.1 is good enough?
This is me here telling you guys to buy this freaking kickin’ rad game of epic proportions. I played it and it ripped a hole in the fabric of my space time continuum.
Ray Winstone leads a pack of rogues in a case of revenge and redemption. Not first without parting with 400 C bombs.
The wettest track day ever, combined with a rear engined, rear wheel drive car on Michelin Pilot Sport Cups = many 50 pence, 5 pence moments. Still doesn’t detract from the sheer awesomeness of the GT3RS.
The Green RS springs on me familiar feelings of comfort through competence and excellence.
Snow owns the shit out of me.
As the 360 version demonstrates the ‘dumbing down’ culture of video games, it’s a beautiful show of support by Bioware by providing us PC die-hards with a better looking, more intelligent version of a stellar game.
Enough visual spectacle to ensure it remains your BluRay demo disc for at least a decade.
Whilst telling Porsche GB that they would benefit mostly from a reach-around, I decide to take matters into my own hand and buy myself a replacement car.
A beautiful, stirring, originally made, acoustically brilliant take on the Lebanon Wars and the folly of man.
I applaud one of the greatest films of 2009 as Moon wraps up a decade of spectacular film.
My face is awash with tears of short term nostalgia as I reminisce old days with the Focus RS on its day of departure. Read: Thieves desperate to steal my car, so Focus RS is now sold.
Porsche officially launch the new GT3 RS in the UK. Screw the recession, this I gotta get.
As I extend my delusions of grandeur to a new plane of existence, I decide that getting a proper race license is somehow a good idea.
One of the greatest horror movies I’ve ever seen makes me shit my pants for 4 days solid.
Alpina gets a major part of it’s restoration complete, as it comes out of the bodyshop sparking with newfound youth and vigour.
Who wouldn’t want to be the Fantastic Mr. Fox?
Knockout – just what my tired ears have been waiting for. I want to, nay, need to hear more of this.
Haunting sounds and beautiful soundscapes
I enjoy the greatest driving game ever made. Well, apart from Hard Drivin’ and Race Drivin’.
Modern Warfare 2 is perhaps the worlds first Hollywood style franchise action game – bigger, louder, more expensive – but is it better?
I’ve been running around like a headless chicken, jumping from car to car, all in good faith, mind. However, I end up a loner as Porsche do a dirty on me.
As the Focus RS rips its own backside to shreds in a valiant demonstration of capability and merit, a dawning realisation is thrust upon me.
I treat myself to an RS, although probably not the type you’re thinking of!
GT3 is sold in a frenzied panic of commerce and sensibility, whilst Bdog ponders his decisions over a late mug of coffee during a game of Forza 3
I express an epic monologue of a rant to reverberate across the walls of parliament and council.
3000bhp prowls the streets of London, taking pictures and posing for some too, courtesy of Metropolitan Police.
Another super duper day at the wonderful Snetterton, this time in the new GT3. “What are the differences?”, I hear you all ask in a chorus of poetic voice.
Further exposure gives the GT3 more time to shine as I explore some of its further territories, closing in on limits as much as one can on the road. In the name of educating others, of course.
So now I gotta call the car ‘red’ to differentiate between the new and old GT3. Don’t think of it as a name. Anyone who names their car needs mental help. They suck.
First picture of the new GT3 arrives bathed in the sexiest clothes possible for a car.
Frankfurt motorshow launches the new Porsche GT3 RS, I need no further excuse to pop over.
Batman in ‘I’m gonna git you Joker’ shocker. Cue, lots of bone breaking and flesh pounding. Bats is back.
An incredibly absorbing tale of racial intollerance, set in a sci-fi genre, using top grade acting and improv.
Jolly nazi romp that intimidates and tickles in equal measure.
Iraqi war drama surrounding the gung-ho exploits of U.S. Army bomb disposal experts.
Porsche responsible for causing mass confusion and hysteria (but seriously, how hot does this look?)
A great little go-kart track allows us a bit of farewell drifting in the GT3.
After two and a half years of awesome love / love relationships, I have put the car up for sale. Time has flown with this car, but imminent arrival of the new car means this must go. Good price too.
I know it’s not car related but this really needs a mention. I am quivvering with excitement and am having difficulties containing myself. Tron Legacy (or as it used to be called, TR2N) is coming.
Andreas Preuninger posing in awesome summer wear in front of the new GT3
Two GT3′s flank a new GTR in a failed attempt to grab some decent photos.
Transformers 2 is, as promised, bigger, louder, crisper, sharper and more demented than any movie has any right to be.
Terminator Salvation reignites one of the best movie franchises to ever exist with style and verve. This is a 400g rare fillet steak.
GT3 Mk2 Preview event at Silverstone showed the one and only RHD GT3 in the world, together with a technical breakdown of the new car. Oh and some juicy information about the new GT3 RS.
Really didn’t think colour would be such a difficult choice with the Gen2 GT3. At first, white looked a suitable…