... I'm on vacation, which means plenty of time to finally get up to speed on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, but also conscious decision to do a little less blogging while I'm out on R&R.
I'm totally blown away by the fidelity of the GT 5 driving experience. I just spent a challenging evening getting to grips with the twitchy rear end of the Corvette Z06, and to good effect: there are a bunch of virtual Ford GT and Dodge Viper drivers wondering just who that guy was who blew their doors off... man does that V8 sound good!
I salute the dedication and high standards of Kazunori Yamauchi. The games he and his teams create embody everything we at metacool hold sacred: that quality is the basis of all remarkable experiences, that the best marketing is built off that base of extreme quality, and that quality is best achieved by organizations led by people who know whereof they speak. Because of all of this, Gran Turismo is as incredible a total experience as the iPhone, the Nissan GT-R, or a dinner at Frasca. All of those are created by teams of quality fanatics. There is no substitute for doing really good work.
Okay, only $301,849 more of virtual GT 5 money and I'll have me a Ferrari F40 (I already bought a virtual GT-R, natch).