HI Eagle ,
You sound like me " Hands of the GEAR !!!! , I hear you loud & clear on that one !!
Yes , you must play GRID , it is wicked !! GRID 2 comes out on May 28th.
The first time I played GRID was on my MBP-R , it heated up so bad that when I quit the game it sounded like the cars were still running
Turns out my fan speed had jumped to over 5K per fan ( right and left ) .
I called Apple and they said for the short while I was playing it , no damage was done , and said " you are covered anyway" , but I have not played it on my MBP since , it is a really nice computer to be messed up because of a game , I called Feral , and they also confirmed what Apple said as far as being normal for the fans to spin up that much , "they were just doing there job" , well maybe so , but I`ll leave the heavy graphics games of my notebook !!
Well__ All my best , take care