Normally I'm not much of a racer--I think that over the course of several video game generations, I've accumulated maybe four racing games in my collection. I picked up Hot Pursuit a while ago, mostly because it was developed by Criterion Games, who made the Burnout series that I was also a fan of. They know what they're doing when it comes to fun arcadey racing games. Hot Pursuit's "campaign" stages are divided between being a racer and being an officer; the latter generally features objectives that focus on taking down racers before they can reach the finish line, which amounts to smashing their cars until they're taken out of the race. Which can be fun and all, but sometimes you've just gotta race.
I finally started watching Penny Arcade's reality show, Strip Search
, which I'm finding to be pretty enjoyable so far. Aside from being entertaining in its own right, it also introduced me to some great artists. All of them are talented and certainly worth looking into, and I've updated my links page with some of my favorites. So check that out, and check them out.