Ever since starting this blog a few months ago, I’ve received a steady amount of criticism for being a whiny bitch who doesn’t like anything and has a vendetta against Project Cars. And iRacing. And every other game that isn’t Assetto Corsa.
Why? Well that depends on who you ask. And it’s to the point where I won’t even bother clarifying anything because some of the rumors are more entertaining than the truth.
What I will say is that for all the negativity and angry responses I receive on places like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook from my fellow pretend race car drivers, there’s an equal amount of positive comments coming from places I’d never expected. The detailed statistics I can view through the WordPress dashboard only tell part of the story, but it’s safe to say my little platform for me to spout shit spread around like the party pictures of Reh-… I’ll stop there before the Canadian government comes after me and politely tells me not to make a joke like that again.
So when I checked Facebook today and saw a certain announcement on VirtualR, I was pretty goddamn happy.
On January 18th, I posted a rather boring, mundane article about the announcement of Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, an uncompromising rally simulator by Milestone set to be released for the PS4 and Xbox Juan. After introducing the title by copy/pasting the description given at VirtualR, I complained that the game was only coming to consoles – why would you develop a spiritual successor to RBR for a freaking console? I mean, I like the PS4, it’s easily the best console ever made, but that’s what you play Madden and NHL on.
Since that article was posted, this blog has spread around, the sheer numbers being pretty damn impressive, as well as some of the names who’ve gotten in contact with me to vent about the state of the industry and where racing games stand as a whole. It’s been a neat experience and a bit of an eye-opener for someone who literally just hit the CREATE FREE WORDPRESS PAGE button and combined VirtualR with TheDirty, using a writing style of mine that previously was reserved for court exhibits.
So it’s not a stretch to assume someone at Milestone read the January 18th entry and went “wow, we’re really fucking retarded” because:
I don’t know, maybe I’m just a narcissistic asshole who wants to take credit for everything… Maybe there was a petition on some German sim site asking for a PC version of Rally Evo and it had like 20,000 signatures, or maybe the Steam forums for WRC 4 exploded in traffic when Rally Evo was announced to only be a console sim, but I know what’s in my Facebook and Reddit inbox.
Thank you Milestone for listening. I’m jacked. WRC 4 was so glitchy on the PC I had to buy a copy for my PS3, but WRC 4 was fun when it worked aside from the shitty stages with 50,000,000 hairpins and the fucked up differential settings that made the cars bounce off the rev limiter like in Grand Theft Auto IV. Fix that shit and you’ll have a killer rally sim because RBR’s old as fuck and installing 15GB of mods every few months gets old after the fifth time.
On the plus side, it helps me brush up on all the French I took in High School because Canadian schools are like that. Je telecharge les filmes adultes avant le travailer.