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Gran Turismo 5 ‘Spec 2.0′ Update Detailed

With over 1,000 cars, 26 different locations, and 71 different tracks available in the game, Gran Turismo 5 is easily PlayStation’s most respected and exclusive racing simulator. The game was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by SCE, then released on November 24th, 2010 as the first entry of the Gran Turismo series to be developed for the PS3.

As the release date of the Xbox 360 exclusive racer, Forza Motorsport 4, is closing by, questions were rising of what team Polyphony Digital has been up to? The answer came shortly after …

In a series of twitter messages, Gran Turismo Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi started to reveal more of a Gran Turismo 5 major, FREE update to be released in the second week of October. The major update, entitled “Spec 2.0”, will answer some of the fans requests, including a few technical patches and improve some of the game features.

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David Coulthard Pips Gran Turismo Gamers By Half A Second


On Monday, 05 September, 2011, Formula 1TM ace David Coulthard was thrilled to take victory in an innovative Mercedes-Benz virtual reality race staged simultaneously at two locations in Surrey, England. Driving a real-life 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, ‘DC’ completed a 15 minute shoot-out around the Dunsfold track, home to BBC Top Gear. Up against him were six drivers in the virtual Gran Turismo(R)5 version of the SLS AMG racing on the same track but from the comfort of Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey.

With a live-feed from both locations being broadcast on the Mercedes-Benz website, the stakes were high. Coulthard was keen to uphold the honour of his profession while the gamers were keen to upstage the master and win a trip for two to attend the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix as guests of Mercedes-Benz.
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GT5 Tournament Delayed Until July 31st

Unfortunately, the GT5 tournament has been delayed until next Sunday (same time) due to a couple participants not being able to make it (leaving us with only 3 competitors). Because of the delay, I have decided to also open up signups for a couple days. If interested, you can do so here. Be sure to read the requirements for eligibility. The only unlisted restriction I have is no sports cars that are almost 500PP stock, including the NSX, as, for some reason, they still have an unfair advantage. The timer shows the new countdown until the event.

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Last Chance for GT5 Tournament Signups!

Today is the last day for signing up for our first GT5 tournament, which is to take place this Sunday! Currently, we have 5 people ready to race, so the odds of winning one of the prize cars is VERY good (3/5). If you want to join, be sure to reply here. Right now, with only 5 people, 1st place will get the Corvette and 500 points for the site. If we get more signups, 1st place will get more points, as will all other places (up to 10th). You also get 150 participation points since it will take up a bit of time, but you must finish the tournament to receive any points.

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