Archive for October, 2007
Here’s a press release I got about Top Gear coming to GT5. Follow this GT5 Top Gear press release link for the whole press release plus images.
Top Gear to provide content for download via GT TV™
Tokyo, October 24 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and Polyphony Digital, Inc., the creators of the best-selling racing franchise, Gran Turismo®, today announced a collaboration with BBC Worldwide that will allow BBC’s Top Gear programme to be downloaded through Gran Turismo TV (GT TV™) on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).
GT TV, a dedicated online channel packed with the latest news and content from the motoring world, will launch worldwide on PLAYSTATION®Network in 2008. BBC Worldwide will provide 40 episodes of Top Gear, the award-winning BBC television series about motoring for download.
In addition, the Top Gear Test Track – the track featured each week on the show, where host Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team test the latest cars – will be replicated in Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) on PS3. For the first time in a racing game, players will be able to burn rubber and experience every white knuckle, hairpin turn on the Top Gear Test Track for themselves.
“We at Polyphony are great fans of the world’s best motoring programme, Top Gear, so we’re delighted to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide to deliver Top Gear content via Gran Turismo,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, President, Polyphony Digital, “We’re sure that players will be as thrilled as we are when they get the chance to put their own driving skills to the test on the Top Gear Test Track in GT5, as well as enjoying classic episodes of Top Gear via GT TV.”
Simon Danker, Director, Digital Media, BBC Worldwide commented, “BBC Top Gear is the world’s number one motoring media brand and we’re thrilled to make it accessible to Gran Turismo gamers. We continue to explore different avenues to share our content with an expanding audience, and are delighted to participate with Polyphony Digital in the launch of this exciting new opportunity.”
I was taking a look at the calendar for upcoming PS3 games, and noticed that for the next little while, every month will have some awesome hit games:
Ratchet & Clank
Guitar Hero III
Call of Duty 4
The Orange Box
Devil May Cry 4
Metal Gear Solid 4
Army of Two
Metal Gear Online
Too many titles, not enough money…
The first title that will support rumble will be Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Joystiq says FW 1.94 is on the disc as well. Will this be a new trend? Warhawk will also rumble come this December.
I’ve read several places the the controller is region free. So a Japanese controller should work on any PS3 in the world. So will you import? Or will you wait until Spring 2008? I personally can’t wait, so me and Henning pre-ordered one (see story below).
Well, I bit the bullet. I followed Tosh’s lead today and pre-ordered a DUALSHOCK 3 from YesAsia.com. (Use the code WGASIA5 for $5 off. Thanks Tosh!) I already have four black SIXAXIS controllers, so I thought I’d do something different and get this one:
I know the price ($65) is a bit much, but hey. I know I’ll at least be able to use it with Warhawk come December. I hope other games issue rumble updates soon.
Once I get it, I’ll tell you all about it!
Woohoo!! I love the Ratchet & Clank series and I would’ve got this even if it got a 7.
I don’t care if it’s too easy or similar to the previous games. The previous games were superb with excellent replayability so more of the same is fantastic.
This and Uncharted are going to be awesome for the PS3 this year.