Archive for May 28th, 2009

Yes!  I can’t get enough.  I’ve bought another spoiler.  Why?!  WHY?!  Well…  it was a number of reasons, partially because the first one didn’t quite fit.  Sure, it would have taken only a few minutes to make it fit but it didn’t right off the bat.  The other reason was that this second one I found, is deeper.  A further 30mm of depth.  I just had to cross my fingers that when it arrived it would fit straight on, unlike the previous one…  It arrived today, like so;

Fresh from Japan

Fresh from Japan

You’ll have to excuse the shoes, clothes and record player on the bed, I’ve recently been cleaning my room and that’s part of my cleaning method, to just biff stuff onto the bed…    Shhh, it works!

So I unwrapped it from it’s comparably less wrapping versus the first spoiler I bought, only to find this; (more…)

Drive a Volvo

May 28, 2009

If any of you (like me) enjoying turning your hand to driving cars on the computer every now and then, then you may well enjoy this title.  Volvo has paired up with SimBin, the makers of the GT series of driving games for the PC.  They bring you a small racing game, it’s not 100% refined or pretty but it is FREE and a neat way to pass the time.  The download is just shy of 600MB big, so it was never going to be a ground-breaking game.  However, if you’ve wanted to fang about in an over 300hp  RWD Volvo 240 then it is a game you’ll want to try!

I’ve only had two quick little races at it, obviously you put the settings onto Pro level so there’s no ABS or Traction Control or any of that malarky and you can biff the 240 about like nothing else.  Oh, there’s other Volvo’s in the game to including the legendary Volvo 860 Touring Wagon as used in the BTCC.

Here’s the few brief screen-captures that I took so far.  You can tell that at the moment I’m not really that fussed on the racing and time setting side of it.  Though there is an International competition that you can enter with some pretty decent prizes. (more…)