Given its pretty open-crimeworld shininess but blah reception, Mafia 3 [official site] seems likely to fall in the category of 'games to maybe pick up cheap on sale and pootle around over Winterval while clutching our bellies and groaning 'I should never have drunk all that eggnog''. In which case, you might be interested to know that an update yesterday added races and car customisation. This update comes a month after an update added dressing up, another feature I'd sorta expect to see in a sandbox. But hey, now players can design super cool radcars.
Twelve zoomcar races are now across New Bordeaux, six of 'em circuits and the rest checkpoint 'em ups. Become raceking and you win a super fancy car! Races also unlock new parts for customising cars. Drop by one of the Big Rick's Garages and you can select different decals, exhausts, bumpers, superchargers, and wheels for your zoomers. That's all live now, launched in yesterday's update along with another three dressing-up outfits.
As for future plans, the announcement says:
"We were laser-focused to deliver this racing update so that you could roll into the New Year in style, but we do have more coming early next year. Namely, more customization and the ability to further enhance the performance of the cars in your fleet."
Fingers crossed for a hefty discount in the Winterval sales, enough that I'm happy buying Mafia 3 just to poke around the city for a bit.
I know what you're thinking: "What about the eggnog?" This year I've made this tequila & sherry eggnog and am quite enjoying it. However, I will warn you about measurements: 1) what the heck, sugar by volume is baffling 2) you may be surprised by how much one gallon is. After one Christmas party and several days of sipping I've still got ooh three litres of sickly sweet nog filling our fridge but, with the sweet baby Santa watching over me from his manger, I vow to see this through.