Forza Motorsport 4: Week in Review 5/25/12
Wow, what a busy and
sensational last couple weeks it has been. The lead up to the release of the
Porsche Expansion Pack had me tweeting like a canary nearly ten times a day
providing the world with the latest updates to that now released gob of
awesomeness that is the Porsche Expansion Pack. Since the pack’s release on
Tuesday, thankfully, I have found some time to enjoy some of the cars and check
out the new Rivals events. If you haven’t already, check them out and go
destroy the times I have set down as T10 Johniwanna. I will say that I am
proudest of my time in “Love, Panamerican Style,” that Panamera Turbo handles
so well, and getting a clean lap among
traffic at “the Ring” is no simple task. Certainly the Porsche pack is one more
bucket of reasons to love Forza 4.
If by the slim chance you
missed our rollout announcements that included prizes, pictures and a really
cool trailer check out the Unveiling
If you’re in the market for
the Porsche Pack you may also want to consider picking up the VIP Program that
just went on sale last week. VIP members get a $5 discount off the price of the
Porsche Expansion Pack, in addition to all the benefits of being a VIP. Check
out the full story on the VIP program
to find out just what being a VIP means and why it’s worth purchasing.
And now, to quote our absent
world traveller whose immense, presence and considerable shoes I have been
filling…”On to the week in review!”
Third place winner in this week's community photo contest D2044
New Team Member Kenan
We have added a new member to
the Turn 10 Community Team. Kenan, will be working with the community in a multitude
of ways, we welcome his experience and capabilities to the team. One of his
first tasks was to track down the winners of our Porsche code and prize giveaway.
No easy task, given the winners are located all around the world and
communication was conducted solely via tweets. Who knows, you may see him as a
Community Bounty soon, as this seems a right of passage for new team members.
In his own words…
My name is Kenan Besirevic. I
was born in Bosnia/Herzegovina and I have lived most of my life in Richmond,
Virginia where I completed my education in Digital Entertainment and Game
Design. About two years ago, after I
graduated, I picked up my bags from the East coast and moved to the West coast
to pursue my career. It took me about six days to drive across the country and
it was exhausting but a very awesome experience indeed.
I started out with Nintendo
as a tester. Shortly after that I had an opportunity to work with Zipper
Interactive (SCEA) as a Community Specialist/Assistant Designer and now I have
joined Team Forza as a Content Coordinator. I’m really excited to be here as motorsports
is one of my great passions and to have an opportunity to be part of this great
studio/franchise is pretty special.
My hobby, no surprise, is
gaming and my favorite genres are racing and shooters. I also enjoy books, movies, sports, cars,
grilling, beer, outdoors, traveling and clean endurance races (if
Again, I'm excited to be here
and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. My gamertag is HTKenan and I'll be seeing you guys
Winner of this week's community photo contest Kesselring1987
Heavy Metal Affliction—Speedware Motorsports
There is really nothing more
fun than hanging around a car shop that does amazing builds(aside from playing
Forza 4 perhaps), which is what I was able to do for a couple hours this last
week. Local speed and performance shop Speedware Motorsports allowed pro-photographer
Landin Wiliams and myself some VIP access to what goes on within their hallowed
and humoungous facility. I also featured Shaun Duncan’s(president of SM) 1975
Porsche 911 Carrera that is tweaked perfectly in every way. Here is a link to the full story. A couple
more pictures from this extremely cool shoot are featured here in WIR.
Look to our official Facebook page in the
coming weeks for some more wicked sick photos from this rare opportunity.
Status Symbols vs. Driver’s Cars
This question has been
stirring in me for some time and I wanted to put it to the community to further
define it. What makes a car a status symbol and what makes a car a drivers car?
What are the factors that put one car in one category or the other. For example Porsche 911, certainly a drivers
car, but is the Porsche 911 Turbo also a driver’s car even though it will more
than likely be purchased by someone looking to make the statement “I made it.”
Lamborghini is obviously a driver’s car yet many who purchase them cannot even
drive them, much less take them to their performance limits.
So I put it to you Forza 4
Community, give me a list of driver’s cars and status symbols and help me reach
a conclusion. The best car lists and reason sets will receive a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera for their wisdom. Post
it in this week’s WIR thread.
This week’s Tuning Garage Community
Bounty is F1SH0 of DirtT Tuned Racing. F1SH0 is the
co-founder and one of their most experienced tuners. He also has a penchance
for speed and is doing his best to represent for his garage. The event he is
competing in is Autumn Fallout at
Maple Valley, so if you haven’t already go to the Monthly Rivals Event and lay
down a time. F1SH0 and his garage are giving out a really sweet
Jaguar to those who beat F1SH0’s time. Last time I noted was 136.906. Check out F1SH0's thread to see all the details.
Second place winner in this week's community photo contest Manual Clutch
Have a great memorial day weekend folks!