One Lap of the Web: Senna's sweet go-kartFri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700
-- Gran Turismo has always included some, uh, unique car choices for its video games. (Sure, the Patent-Motorwagen is significant, but hot-lapping the 1-hp horseless carriage in "Gran Turismo 4" wasn't exactly riveting, unless you used cheats.) So that's why Ayrton Senna's go-kart from the 1978 World Karting Championship should be interesting -- it's nowhere near as fast as his Lotus 97T, but it shows that "Gran Turismo" wasn't kidding when developers said they wanted fans to chart the entirety of Senna's life. Plus, if you make it go 352 mph you can finally stick it to Prost.
-- We wonder how this crude bit of YouTubery happened.
"Yo, my Z can SMOKE your ass!"
"Uh…I wasn't really trying to race."
"That's cuz you're too scared! My 350Z can smoke your Benz!"
"Well, I mean, yeah it's fast, it's an E55 AMG, but…"
"You. Me. This abandoned causeway. Let's do this!"
"Fine. But make it quick, I gotta return my friend's lawnmower."
-- With every new iteration of "Transformers" movies -- '80s nostalgia freaks, let that phrase sink in for a second -- the Transformers themselves look scarier and more ridiculous. Optimus Prime gets a sword for some reason! Bumblebee gets shurikens and a laser cannon! Mr. Prime looks like he's one step away from firing his gun up in the air and going "ahhrgh!" "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (which resembles the title to an Avenged Sevenfold album) explodes across theaters on July 10, and will presumably feature all of these weapons used in an explosive manner.
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By Blake Z. Rong