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Official Review: Gran Turismo 5

December 1, 2010 | | 20 Comments

Be sure to click images for high res versions, even this one!

Gran Turismo has always been considered the king of console-based simulation racing. For years, it’s had one of the most realistic physics engines in racing (although not perfect). Gran Turismo 5 was originally rumored back in 2005 at E3, with what was actually Gran Turismo 4 with more cars and rendered on a PC (the video was titled Vision Gran Turismo).

Inevitably, it was believed that GT5 was on its way, but as time passed, and with multiple delays and a general lack of information (until about last year), many had given up on the title, and the series, overall. Even a few weeks before the early November launch, the title had been delayed again, though it has released within the same month anyway.

So now that we have our hands on the long-awaited racer, the question, then, is whether or not the wait was worth the time. Keep in mind, I might come across as a bit harsh, and will have some negative things to say, but I still love the game and my score might seem out of place based on what my words make it out to be, so keep that in mind.

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Gran Turismo 5 Surpasses Polyphony Digital’s Expectations

November 26, 2010 | | 10 Comments

If you’ve purchased a copy of Gran Turismo 5 this week then count yourself as one of over 500k gamers who have done the same.

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Gran Turismo 5, Collector’s Edition Unboxing

November 22, 2010 | | 5 Comments

Today Jeff Rubenstein and his partner in crime Sid Shuman, unboxed the collector’s edition of Gran Turismo 5 that will be showing up tomorrow. So what’s so special about the Collector’s Edition you ask? Or why would you want to pay $99.99? Well look below:

  • Gran Turismo 5 on Blu-ray: 1000+ cars, a wealth of tracks, new Course Maker, stereoscopic 3D, kart racing, and more features than we could possibly list here. Seriously — this game is huge.
  • Collectible Diecast Car: Exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Gran Turismo livery designed by Polyphony Digital, produced by well-known collectible car maker Kyosho.
  • Exclusive “Apex” Car Guide: 300 pages of advanced GT5 driving techniques, a crash course in modern automotive history, track reference material and much more straight from experts at Polyphony Digital.
  • Five exclusive DLC cars: Special “Chrome Line” editions of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro, BMW M3 Coupe, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe, and Shelby Cobra 427. You may commence drooling.
  • Custom-etched Gran Turismo key chain: A man can’t live on his PS3 alone, so your friends at Polyphony Digital have arranged for a little keepsake memento of your GT5 conquests.
  • Numbered certificate of authenticity: Hang it on your bedroom wall and impress your friends, or stash it under your bed amongst the cobwebs — the choice is yours!
  • I myself don’t care to much for all of this, but I am sure hardcore fans or even fans of cars can appreciate this package. The only thing that I would love to do is get my hands on that Special “Chrome Line” editions of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro. Those that are interested in the video, hit the jump.

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    Gentleman Start Your Engines! GT 5 Release Date Confirmed!

    November 12, 2010 | | 8 Comments

    I am sure that this is going to make a lot of you out there happy. After being delayed not to long ago it seems we now have a SOLID date for the release of Gran Turismo 5. Mark your Calendars for “Personal Time Off” from work on Wednesday November 24th.

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    Gran Turismo 5 Weather Trailer and Community Features

    September 16, 2010 | | 14 Comments

    The above is the weather trailer that was shown at the TGS keynote last night. Yes, there’s snow and rain now! Unfortunately, the weather effects won’t be available on all courses. Mostly only those with a focus on endurance races, but there is lightning and the like. And yes, humidity and air pressure will be a factor as well (they also said that windshield wipers only work on premium model cars, which I think is kind of stupid).

    As far as community features go, GT5 has something call ‘My Home’. My Home seems to offer quite a bit, and can be used both in-game and online. There are three modes: GT LIFE, Profiles, and Community. Polyphony has only touched on Community for now, but has said that you will not only be able to communicate privately in races with friends, but you can also share photos, user-created courses, cars and parts (I’m sure tuning setups would be something as well). All of this can also be done online via gran-turismo.com starting November 2nd.

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    New GT5 TGS Trailer and Info

    September 16, 2010 | | 6 Comments

    The above is the new TGS trailer. This isn’t the weather one that was shown last night, though, but it still has a lot of eye candy. This comes from GT Planet, who also managed to pick up this information from Sony’s keynote (which will be available after the jump). This is going to be a huge game. When the weather effect trailer has a direct feed, I’ll post that as well.

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    Japan to Get a Titanium Blue PS3 Bundle for Gran Turismo 5

    August 18, 2010 | | 7 Comments

    Japan is already enjoying the ceramic white variation of the slimmed-down PS3, and pretty soon, they’ll be getting a new color to choose from. As part of its hardware bundle, Gran Turismo 5 will be accompanied by a sleek … Read More

    Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition downloadable cars revealed

    August 5, 2010 |

    Wondering what those exclusive downloadable cars for Gran Turismo 5‘s Collector’s Edition will be? They did say it will be custom-designed too. Well, you can stop wondering because Polyphony Digital has finally revealed them to the public.

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