by Garethin Art & Design, Media, MotoGP, Technology0 commentstags: 2010, game, gaming, MotoGP
If you’re a MotoGP fan and an iPhone (or iPod touch) user then one thing that you really should put on your device is the MotoGP 2010 game. It’s a fantastic 3D experience featuring the 17 riders from the 2010 MotoGP grid including Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, and comes with the official bikes and all 18 tracks which make up this year’s calendar. There are a host of other excellent features too which make this a must-have for both gamers and MotoGP fans. Championship mode allows players to compete for the 2010 World Championship, with two camera angles giving amazing views and acceleration controls that replicate the lean angle of the bikes through accessible handling. Racing like a professional allows players to unlock all 18 circuits, and the game’s iPod library support function allows an individual soundtrack to be created. When you put a game like this on your iPhone it’s very easy to just dive in and enjoy the experience, but given my interest in things like design and what happens to bring the sport and everything that goes with it to the fans I wanted to find out a bit more about the […]
by Garethin Art & Design, Media, MotoGP0 commentstags: directory, google, links, search
This news kind of falls somewhere between shameless self-promotion and genuinely useful stuff for MotoGP fans. So I’ll try to sound really really altruistic and say that it’s definitely the latter, and tell you about the new improved MotoGPLinks.com… As I – and friends and colleagues at Vroom Media – run a few MotoGP and motorsport related websites, we’ve often found it important to have loads of different sources at our fingertips. It was this need that originally drove the build and launch of MotoGPLinks.com – a site we hoped could become the ultimate web directory for MotoGP fans around the world. Basically, that’s what it has become – and it goes far beyond MotoGP too; taking in many other championships and country events. Its main focus however remains MotoGP itself – all three classes, and all the rider, team and news sites related to them, along with all key blogs, forums and other sites out there that could possibly interest the true MotoGP fan. Official bodies, merchandise – MotoGPLinks.com pretty much has it all. Nonetheless it came time recently to look again at its whole build and structure, and I’m really chuffed to say that the newly relaunched version […]
by Garethin Media, MotoGP0 commentstags: 125cc, alvaro bautista, CEV, fans, magazine, moto2, MotoGP, red bull rookies, spain, webzine
This has been going on so long it no longer feels like news to me. Nonetheless it *is* news and it’s good news. Say hello to VROOM Magazine – my latest web launch and a project that I have really enjoyed developing along with stv21 (that’s Tamara to you and me) – who helps run the BatiFans network of sites as well as her own blog, Sonrisa de Talavera. VROOM Magazine has been in build since late 2009, and has been the subject to ongoing development, content backfilling and design tweaks to bring it up to a really spiffing launch standard. And of course that’s all well and good, but the key question is *what is it*? There are plenty of websites out there dedicated to MotoGP (mainly the top class admittedly) and to bikesport in general. VROOM Magazine was built because in running BatiFans it became apparent that fans who support one Spanish rider quite often support or follow or take quite an interest in others – often, many others, too. It’s not everyone of course – and we all have our likes and dislikes – but it has definitely been a genuine and widespread phenomenon. And basically we […]
by Garethin MotoGP0 commentstags: danny kent, red bull rookies
It’s not only MotoGP’s main classes that are in action this weekend, following the volcano induced long break since the season opener at Qatar… I’m also kind of excited because Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup kicks off its 2010 season in Jerez this weekend as part of the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez. With practice on Friday and a race both on Saturday May 1st and on Sunday May 2nd it is a crucial double header for all 25 of the sport’s fastest racing teenagers.
by Garethin MotoGP, Technology0 commentstags: twitter
Lots of people slag off Twitter. They’re idiots of course. But they do. And sometimes you can accept that there’s differing levels of usefulness, triviality and purposelessness to the phenomenon in an already crowded world of communications and technology. Nonetheless, any MotoGP fan should find themselves very grateful that Twitter exists this coming weekend, when the world’s first genuinely virtual sporting event takes place on the service – a completely virtual MotoGP weekend played out in the absence of the *real* Japanese GP (which has been postponed until October due to the travel chaos caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption). It’s not a real race of course – but it’s definitely going to be a great exercise in fun and entertainment, and a genuinely sweet and fun way to lift everyone’s spirits. Already attracting the notice and apparent cooperation of high profile MotoGP media figures, the event is spearheaded by a Twitterer/Tweeter called @twitgp – who is promising a weekend of full sessions, celebrities and typically MotoGP fun. If you’re not already on Twitter, then you should be – so get signed up and get following (there are plenty of MotoGP riders and personalities already on there that you can […]
by Garethin MotoGP0 commentstags: competition, REV’IT!
Great news from the good folk over at REV’IT! – an amazing prize draw to win an unforgettable VIP MotoGP weekend at the race in your country. This is too good not to enter! REV’IT! is raffling off a MotoGP VIP package for two. The winner will not only be their VIP guest for the weekend to the MotoGP in his or her own country, but can bring a friend too. The two of you will get to see the races from a very good position, take a walk through the paddock and meet the REV’IT! riders (that’s Alvaro Bautista and Randy de Puniet for a start!) in person. And you will also receive a complimentary stay in a quality hotel, compliments of REV’IT!. What are you waiting for? To enter the contest, you only need to sign up for the REV’IT! digital newsletter before April 30th. So visit www.revit.eu/en/win and sign up now! (*Correspondence about the result of the contest is not possible. The winner will be notified through an e-mail.)