Meanwhile, in Turismoland
After a break of nearly four months, Gran Turismo 5 returned to the disc drive. Changes had taken place, equating to three updates totaling up to half a gigabyte. Thus, it took a sweet 15 minutes of downloading and installing to actually play anything. If there's anything wrong with current generation console games, this is it. Oh well, at least I acquired a shedload of bug fixes, a new song, and the ability to buy racing suits and helmets. Yay...
That's not to say the game wouldn't have surprised me in a positive manner, too. Unlike I thought, the regularly released Seasonal Events don't overwrite each other. As a result, my long pause meant a good five hours worth of brand new challenges with still more left to experience. The bugger of a game even remembered my birthday! Even if its gift card only unlocked a drab, black Golf I GTI '76, the gesture itself was quite charming!
Also, my return was apparently accompanied by Lady Luck due to scoring the elusive Human Stopwatch trophy. Three consecutive laps with times within 0.2 seconds of the Best Lap Time. I grabbed that one totally out of the blue while racing a Corvette ZR-1 around Tsukuba. I suppose even us Sunday drivers get unexpectedly blessed every now and then (^_^*)
Since that regular extra content stole my attention almost entirely, my statistics haven't really changed that much over the last time. 44 hours played, A-spec 29, B-spec 6, 141 cars, and 2,420 miles. If anything, my virtual wallet got a healthy boost and I'm soon off for a bit of virtual car shopping.