Though the Super Bowl has come and gone, with the Seattle Seahawks emerging victorious after a decisive win over the Denver Broncos, one incident that took place before the Super Bowl has stuck with me. To get to the Super Bowl, the Seahawks had to take on the San Francisco 49ers and that game came down to the wire, the winner decided by a pass intended for 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree being deflected by Seahawks corner Richard Sherman, effectively ending the game.
Immediately following the Seahawks victory, Richard Sherman was interviewed by reporter Erin Andrews, an interview that would quickly become infamous. Sherman’s crime? He was loud, passionate and animated, towering over the comparatively small and seemingly defenseless Erin Andrews. Rendered practically speechless by Sherman’s bold rant, it seemed as though all she could do was to keep her composure and avoid running away clutching her purse.
That is, if you believe the media’s portrayal of it.
Over the past couple of years I’ve posted a number of links to articles and reviews I’ve written on GUFUyourself. Well, the time of that site has come to an end, and my fellow contributors and I have moved on to new digs, and we’re calling this site Endless Backlog.
Put together by a buddy of mine, Wasdie, this will be the home of many of my writings such as reviews, editorials and whatnot as well as collaborative works with my fellow contributors including Gagandeep Singh, Christopher Compton, Aljosa Kljujic and many more. We’re already hard at work getting everything all situated and running smoothly on Endless Backlog and you as readers should expect much more content going forward including podcasts, video features from myself and Philip Hartmeyer and more as we find our specific niche within the gaming industry.
Gran Turismo 6 arrived on the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series, ending its run on the previous generation of hardware in much the same way as Gran Turismo 4 did on the Playstation 2. With the next generation upon us, this may well be the Playstation 3′s swan song, one last hurrah from what is arguably Sony’s most successful franchise, with the series’ biggest, most content-packed entry yet. But one must ask: is that enough?
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Disclaimer: As of this writing, I have not played Gran Turismo 6 but I did order it a couple of days ago and it’s on the way. Everything written from here on is based on the impression I have gotten from reviewers and people who have played the game. So, grain of salt and all that.
UPDATE: It’s here.
The fall of Polyphony Digital and its Gran Turismo franchise, one beloved by a huge community of racing fans the world over, hasn’t been an easy one to watch. To look at their efforts this generation, compared to those past, it’s hard to imagine what went wrong. Gran Turismo, a household name, a name held by many as the king of racing franchises has seen its crown snatched from it by an upstart in Turn 10.
So a few weeks ago, Katie Couric ran a week-long special on her daytime talk show called Katie’s Classified, helping three young women find jobs and giving out employment advice to the audience and whatnot today, they had the three young women on stage after interviews with companies and two received immediate hires. The third received a basket of cosmetics from the company she interviewed and the promise of a second interview with the CEO.
I can’t imagine the embarrassment she must have felt. Stood up on stage, on national television, saved till last, after the other two women received the news that they’d been hired and all she had was a second interview and a basket of cosmetics that looked an awful lot like a piss-poor consolation prize to me.
So that’s pretty bad on its own, right? I mean, it can’t get any worse, can it? Well, of course it can, and it does.
What if I told you that third woman was black and the two before her were perky, blue-eyed white women?