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My Review Of Forza Horizon (Yes, The Full Game)
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Posted October 12th, 2012 at 08:12 by Viper007Bond in Other

I was lucky enough to be sent a review copy of Forza Horizon for Xbox 360 ahead of it’s public release on the 23rd so I thought it was only fair that I actually post my amateur review of the game. If you’re interested, you can find my review over on our forums.

Free Tickets To Adam Carolla’s Car Show Filming In Early-July
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Posted July 1st, 2011 at 00:12 by Viper007Bond in Adam Carolla, Other

While we’re on the subject of free filming tickets, I thought I’d point out that tickets are also available for The Car Show. That’s Adam Carolla’s automotive show after he was unable to host Top Gear America.

On a side note, we will probably not be providing coverage of this show here on FinalGear.com. There’s lots of great automotive TV shows out there and it wouldn’t be feasible to cover them all. Plus we like our niche of being the best place to get news about everything Top Gear and discuss the show and it’s directly related shows.

Team Schrick
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Posted June 30th, 2009 at 06:45 by Viper007Bond in Other

Here’s a little something to keep you busy until next Sunday.

You may remember racer Tim Schrick who along with Sabine Schmitz and another guy hosts Germany’s D-Motor TV show. D-Motor’s hosts competed against Top Gear last year.

Recently Tim prepared an Aston Martin V8 Vantage for the 2009 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. The German DMAX television channel aired a 6 part documentary on his adventure, however it was only broadcast in German. Thanks to the hard work of some of our forum members though, it is now available with English subtitles. If you’d like to watch this great little documentary, you can find a torrent right here.

µTorrent Now Available For Mac
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Posted November 27th, 2008 at 01:29 by Viper007Bond in Other

Great news for all of you Mac users — µTorrent is now available for Mac. You can now join us Windows users in using the best BitTorrent client out there.

µTorrent Users: Make Sure You’re Running 1.8
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Posted August 13th, 2008 at 13:59 by Viper007Bond in Other

Besides being totally awesome, µTorrent v1.8 fixes a “critical” vulnerability that exists in previous versions. So if you’re running an old version of µTorrent or even the BitTorrent branded client (which is just a reskinned µTorrent), please upgrade/switch to µTorrent 1.8. It’s easier to use and more secure. You can update by going Help -> Check for Updates.

Getting Slow Season Pack Download Speeds?
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Posted August 11th, 2008 at 00:12 by Viper007Bond in Other

If you’re downloading any of the season packs and are getting slow speeds, then here’s who to blame: the people the download it (100%) and then stop the torrent in their client.

Take the season 4 pack for example — there are currently 76 seeders and 715 peers. However, at least 348 people have completed the torrent. That means nearly 275 people have downloaded it and then not returned the favor by seeding for a while. Even if it’s a slow upload, every bit helps.

So if you’re one of those hit and runners, please be nice the community and continue uploading for a few days rather than being a dick. Thanks.

Use µTorrent? Upgrade To The Latest Version
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Posted January 18th, 2008 at 06:52 by Viper007Bond in Other

If you use µTorrent, please make sure to upgrade to the latest version, 1.7.6. All previous versions have a bug where a remote user could crash your copy of µTorrent and in some cases, possibly even get into your PC.

So again, if you use µTorrent, please make sure you’re running the latest version!

UPDATE: I almost forgot — this exploit applies to the BitTorrent branded client too as it’s just µTorrent with a different name.

UPDATE #2: If you’d like to read more on this, TorrentFreak has a good article.

UPDATE #3 (1/21): µTorrent v1.6.1 is immune and safe to use. All other versions besides 1.7.6 and the latest 1.8.x alpha are unsafe (that includes 1.6.0).

Mininova Is Having Issues
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Posted November 20th, 2007 at 03:13 by Viper007Bond in Other

If you’ve been trying to download a torrent today, chances are you’ve been getting an error message over on Mininova. Seems they are having server troubles.

Not much I can do about that, but I can link you to the torrent for the latest Top Gear episode on isoHunt.com.

UPDATE 11/21: Mininova seems to be back up and running as usual.

Rest In Peace, Colin McRae
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Posted September 16th, 2007 at 00:30 by Viper007Bond in Other

Yeah, this isn’t Top Gear or Fifth Gear related, but I’m sure many of you were Colin McRae fans, so I’m posting anyway.

The former rally driving champion Colin McRae was killed and his five year-old son feared dead in a helicopter crash yesterday (it’s Sunday now in the UK. -Viper) afternoon. The aircraft came down in Jerviswood, Lanarkshire, half a mile from the family’s home and burst into flames just after 4pm.

Jean-Eric Freudiger, McRae’s agent, said the 39-year-old driver had been piloting the helicopter himself. Also on board were believed to be his son Johnny, another adult – said by locals to be a school friend of McRae – and another child. McRae’s wife Alison and their daughter Hollie, 9, were not on board, friends said.

More details at the Times Online and discussion on our forums.

Rest in peace, mate.

UPDATE: The Telegraph has a good article / obit. Worth checking out.

uTorrent v1.6 Released
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Posted July 1st, 2006 at 00:12 by Viper007Bond in Other

If you’re a uTorrent user, go upgrade. Version 1.6 is now out! :)

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