My Christmas Gift: Sleep Deprivation!

Following up on Tony’s post So What’d Ya Get, I got an auto-related gift for Christmas…

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge video-game fan – particularly of racing games. Previously, my obsession with the Playstation 2 has gotten the better of me with awesome racing games like Gran Turismo 4 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (a couple of my favorites.) Now it’s only going to get worse: I got an Xbox 360 with Project Gotham Racing 4 and Forza Motorsport 2.

xbox pgr4

Since Christmas, I’ve played so much PGR4 I haven’t had time for hardly anything else; the other night a friend and I were working on getting through Arcade Mode. Next thing I know my fiancee is getting up to go to work and we’re still playing – it was 7:30AM! I haven’t done that since high school.

This game is so terribly addictive…it even has the Tesla Roadster as a playable car. And in case you were wondering, it’s almost completely silent while driving in the game – no engine noise (being electric and all) – save for a faint, high-pitched whistle at higher speeds. My favorite car in the game? The Koenigsegg CCX – just like in real life. That thing is a beast.

With DiRT, Forza Motorsport 2, and Need for Speed: Prostreet still to play, I have a great excuse to stay out of this freezing-cold crappy mid-west weather.

Chris Burdick

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Hi! I founded in May of 2006. I'm an avid sports car and supercar enthusiast. My favorite cars include the Audi R8, Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT, and Koenigsegg CCX. I think the Ferrari 360 Spider is still one of the most beautiful cars in existence. For “normal” cars, I tend to lean towards imports - Nissan, Audi, and of course the Italians. I'm in love with my Pearl Yellow (don't judge) 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo and plan to get around 550 HP to the rear wheels one day. I'm also a world traveler and have been backpacking Europe since March 2012, writing about cars along the way
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