Well, after a disastrous morning of my computer pretending to be dead… I finally managed to get an episode of Sunday Driving recorded!
Our Split/Second adventures continue as we progress through the game’s “Season” mode, the challenges growing ever more severe as we reach each new episode.
Hit the jump to see how today’s automotive mayhem went…
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Threshold Break – Split/Second #7
Look at me, I’m on camera!
Yes, after some reluctance and a surprising amount of urging from my wife (who either really wants me to suffer or genuinely thinks this is a good idea) I finally decided to show my Actual Face on one of these videos. I thought Sunday Driving was as good a place as any to experiment a bit with this format.
And yes, I know I cut the top of my head off in my GameFace shot. This is why we do experimental takes like this!
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Midway Pass – Split/Second #6
You thought we got off lightly last time around with “just” some races and time trials? This week’s episode more than makes up for that.
That damn helicopter is back, and ready to cause considerable grief. And those trucks are back, too, ready to hurl flaming death out of their rear end, much like my friend James did after he decided to find out what kind of curry a “Naga” was.
Hit the jump to see how things went.
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Hit the Skids – Split/Second #5
Split/Second’s explosive run on BRTV (or, rather, its repeat on MoeGamerTV, the Dave of YouTube) continues with some challenging races that keep our contestants on their toes.
Still, at least no-one is shooting missiles at me or attempting to drop explosive barrels directly through my windscreen today, so there’s that, I guess.
Hit the jump to see the chaos unfold as it happened!
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Sunset Fire – Split/Second #4
Today on Split/Second, we introduce the second new type of event: Survival!
This event sees our brave drivers attempting to survive as long as possible against the odds, as the Split/Second trucks throw deadly explosives their way!
Hit the jump to see how yours truly coped with this fearsome challenge…
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Big Rig Boom – Split/Second #3
Having cleared the pre-season training and the first episode of exciting new TV show Split/Second, it’s now onto the next installment.
This episode, Splashdown, introduces the Air Strike event type. This involves helicopters firing missiles at you while you’re just minding your own business trying to drive in circles around an abandoned city.
It’s as intense and ridiculous as it sounds. Hit the jump to see how things went…
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Splashdown – Split/Second #2
I fancied a bit of a change from OutRun this week, so I present to you one of my all-time favourite arcade racers: Split/Second, developed by Black Rock and published by Disney.
Split/Second is a tragic tale, really; it was a spectacularly good game that came out at a bad time, had no marketing whatsoever and consequently flopped so badly that Black Rock had to close down and Disney stopped doing anything interesting like unusual cinematic arcade racers ever again. Booo.
Still, at least Split/Second still exists, and we can still enjoy it for ourselves, so let’s do just that!
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Rigged to Blow – Split/Second #1
Oh, Flagman. Why do you taunt me so? Why does beating Clarissa in a straight-up race through the easiest courses in the game seem to be such a challenge?
Who knows. And apparently after today’s experimentation, it is not the car that is to blame — though it may well be my driving. It seems that flipping over your extremely expensive sports car on the final corners of the race may well cost you a few valuable seconds as well as a few thousand dollars.
Hit the jump to see today’s efforts…
Continue reading Sunday Driving: It Keeps Happening – OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast #5
OutRun has endured in popularity for so long for a number of reasons.
First and arguably foremost is its sheer “pick up and play” nature. It’s simple to understand, easy to get into and tricky to master — exactly what you want from an arcade game — and this overall feel has continued into its later console incarnations.
Secondly is its soundtrack. Classics like Magical Sound Shower and Splash Wave sound just as good today as they did back when the first OutRun game hit arcades — and Sega very much understands this has always been part of the appeal!
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Timeless Classics of Video Game Music
After some… rather varied results on our last outing, I thought today we’d concentrate on a specific part of OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast.
Specifically, I thought it was time we took a look at the next tier of Flagman’s objectives. These mostly encompass racing and related disciplines, but there are some interesting challenges along the way that aren’t quite what you might normally expect from an arcade racer…
Hit the jump to see how things went today… and if I lost my girlfriend!
Continue reading Sunday Driving: Don’t Lose Your Girlfriend! – OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast #4