Off the mark
This editor’s gaming news engine has been stationary for a few days now, so what better way to remove the rust than with a cheeky post about Gran Turismo 7? It would appear that the industry’s still very much in first gear following the excitement of E3 2014 earlier in the month, but speaking with Eurogamer.net at the Goodwood...
Better be quick
To herald in what many are declaring to be the all-digital era, Sony has recently announced that it'll be removing all of Gran Turismo 5's DLC from the PlayStation Store on 30th April. This follows the news that the game's online services are planned to be completely shut down. It's not all bad, though, as you'll still be able to...
Wait, has Gran Turismo 6 even come out yet?
Polyphony Digital has recently been doing the media rounds for the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Gran Turismo 6. But not content to rest on its laurels, the company has already begun talking about the game's PlayStation 4 sequel Gran Turismo 7. In an interview with Top Gear, th
Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 3 swansong Gran Turismo 6 is racing onto store shelves very soon, and to celebrate, the Japanese studio has released a trailer detailing the game's GPS visualiser mode. For the uninformed, this mode allows you to save your real world racing data to a USB and then compare it to your in-game performance...
For good reason
Speaking during Gran Turismo 5’s Asia Championship Event this weekend, Polyphony Digital head honcho Kazunori Yamauchi once again confirmed that a sequel to the simulation racing series is in development – but he stopped short of providing any specific details about the game. “If I carelessly say when it will be released,...
Probably not DLC
Gran Turismo fans are amongst the sneakiest in the industry, which means we’re often privy to plenty of leaks. While this isn’t a leak per se, it’s still a brilliant story. According to a post on the GTPlanet forums, Polyphony Digital was spotted scouting out the Mount Panorama track in Bathurst, Australia over the weekend...
It'd be hard to criticise Polyphony Digital's post release support for Gran Turismo 5
More than a year after release, the Japanese developer is still announcing content updates for the driving sim — and it feels like it's only just getting started. Kicking off the new year is a brand new car pack, which bundles a bunch of coveted motors such as the Lamborghini Aventador and Jaguar XJR9. The full..
As previously rumoured, Sony's confirmed the release of the Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition for North America
The inflated retail package includes the original game bundled with all of its hefty title updates, in addition to a voucher for all of the racer's recently released DLC content. The repackaged release will set you back $39.99 when it launches on January 17th. There's more information available..
Y'know, we'd love to get back into Gran Turismo 5, but those patches are a big deterrent
We admit that we haven't been keeping up to date with the racing game's monthly updates, and as a result we're about six hours of downloads away from playing the game. We always kind of hoped that Sony would release an updated version of Gran Turismo 5, with all of the game's DLC and updates included on disc..
We know what you've spent the past 12 months doing
No, we're not stalkers or anything, we've simply been keeping a keen eye on your PlayStation Network account. You've been playing Gran Turismo 5, haven't you? Ok, so this post might not apply to you specifically, but there are genuinely four or five people on our PSN friends list that play nothing else. Every night, it's the same old thing: Gran..
We were eager to dive back into Gran Turismo 5 when it got its Spec II update earlier in the year, but we just couldn't justify sitting through a day's worth of downloads and updates
Given the price of electricity at the moment, it would probably be cheaper for us to just re-purchase an updated version of the game. But up until this morning, a re-packaged version of Gran Turismo 5 didn't exist..
There was a surge in excitement for Gran Turismo 5 earlier in the year when Polyphony Digital dropped the game's title-changing Spec-II patch
In fact, for the period of a week our PlayStation Network friends list was pretty much dominated by Gran Turismo 5. (A year on there's still two or three folks that haven't really put anything else into their system). But while Polyphony Digital is committed..
Haha, you couldn't make it up could you? Never one to show up to a party on time, Gran Turismo 5's hotly anticipated DLC has been delayed in North America
To make matters worse for American fans, European players can pick up the DLC right now from the PlayStation Store. SCEA's promised it'll offer players a "special bonus" in order to make up for the delay, but wouldn't clarify what's..
Sony's attached UK price-points to its debut batch of Gran Turismo 5 DLC
The course pack — which features two new tracks including Spa and an indoor go-kart arena — will retail for a reasonable £3.19. It'll be joined by a racing car pack for £6.29. Additional DLC includes the racing gear pack and paint pack, both of which will cost £1.59 each. Those planning on purchasing all the..
"Enough," we hear you scream
Three Gran Turismo 5 posts in one day is more than enough for anyone. (You obviously weren't around last year.) But we get it. We just wanted to very quickly draw your attention to a screenshot of Gran Turismo 5's upcoming indoor go-kart arena. It'll launch as part of the game's new "Course Pack" DLC alongside the eagerly anticipated Spa track. You can get way..
Whether or not you intend to dive back into Gran Turismo 5 for its new Spec II update, the game's updated intro movie should get you pumped
Featuring a remixed version of Daiki Kasho's '5oul On Disply', the new intro includes glimpses of Gran Turismo 5's upcoming DLC and some pretty impressive cinematic shots. It's hard not to get excited, really. Catch it after the jump.
Gran Turismo 5 is no more
It's now Gran Turismo 5: Spec II. The long awaited update launched overnight, carrying a hefty 1192MB file-size. But if you own the game it's completely free to obtain, and includes a number of game-changing features including a standard cock-pit view for non-premium cars, improved loading times, enhanced physics and AI, a new introduction movie and more. You can peruse..
When Gran Turismo 5 launched, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi said it was only the start of the journey
And true to his word, GT5 has received updates on an almost monthly basis, fixing issues and implementing new features that players requested. Now, on October 11th, Gran Turismo 5 will get its biggest update to date. Spec 2.0 will include a variety of headline features, the most notable..
Polyphony Digital's achingly precise gaffer Kazunori Yamauchi has Tweeted that the Spec 2
0 update for Gran Turismo 5 will arrive at some point during the third week of October, with a fresh batch of DLC due out a week later. Yamauchi didn't clarify what the update nor DLC would entail, but we expect details to follow in the coming weeks. [Thanks VG247]
Gran Turismo 5's got a new patch including some new features and fixes
Patch 1.11 weighs in at a lowly 62MB and introduces a new NASCAR Seasonal Event featuring Jeff Gordon's racing suit and helmet as a special prize. There's a new Time and Drift Trial added to the game too, as well as an updated version of the game's online dealership. There's more information available on GTPlanet.
It's been a few months since we heard anything new from Polyphony Digital
The studio released the long anticipated Gran Turismo 5 late last year, and gobbled up the time of many car enthusiasts in the process. But with the project now seemingly in the past, many are starting to wonder what's next for Sony's premium racing game developer. According to Sony worldwide studios president, Shuhei..
'Tis the season for hardware bundles apparently
After this afternoon's Call Of Duty: Black Ops bundle announcement, Sony has followed up with a pretty decent PSP set. The package — which can be yours for a bargain $159.99 — includes a PSP-3000 in Piano Black, a 2GB memory stick, a copy of MLB 2011: The Show and Gran Turismo PSP. Not a bad set this actually, especially if there's a backlog of..
How would you like to race in the Dubai 24-hour International Race in a Nissan 370Z GT4? Yeah, we're sure there are plenty of you dangling your arms in the air right now
But could you actually do it? Fine. Prove it — win the GT Academy 2011 competition. In order to compete you'll first need to set a top lap-time on a time-trial track in Gran Turismo 5. The holders of the top twenty lap times from..
Gran Turismo 5's strive for perfection is distinctly the developer's intention, but sometimes Polyphony Digital goes a little too far
Take the game's endurance races — we don't all have the time to race the same laps over and over and over and over and... Thankfully Kazunori Yamauchi's got a trick-up his sleeve. Save-points. The Polyphony Digital boss said in a Tweet to a disgruntled fan,..
Looks like Sony's premium racing franchise, Gran Turismo, has brought home the bacon once again, with updated shipment figures from developers Polyphony Digital pitching the latest entry of the series well beyond the 6 million figure milestone
The numbers count up until the end of December 2010. Gran Turismo 5 launched late last year amidst much controversy and drama. Europe got the bulk of the..
Gran Turismo 5's got a bunch of new features as of this morning, thanks to the release of a new patch bringing the game up to version 1
06. The 300mb download includes support for remote racing, allowing you to access B-Spec GT5 races via your web browser. Other features include Performance Points for online matchmaking, and the introduction of Course Maker tracks in multiplayer. The full list of..
First announced during the final straight of Gran Turismo's agonising development cycle, Gran Turismo 5's "Anywhere" mode is finally gearing up for release this February
That's according to a Tweet from series honcho Kazunori Yamauchi anyway. He knows about these things. The mode will allow players to engage in B-spec races remotely using a computer or mobile device. The service will be accessible..
Isn't it bizarre how patching can change games? For example, the MAG we reviewed in January is no longer the same game
Likewise PlayStation Home, the whole things changed yo. So while Gran Turismo 5 sits looking sulkily at its respectable Metacritic score of 84, Polyphony Digital's been busy beavering away on new features that could easily brings its average tally up into the 90s. Perhaps most..
Sony's sent us a juicy bit of PR this morning, claiming that they've shipped 5
5 million copies of Gran Turismo 5. The tally puts the series' total beyond the 60 million mark, which is insane for a racing game franchise. The majority of Gran Turismo 5 copies were shipped to Europe, with 3.5 million units sent to the region. North America got 1.2 million copies, while Japan received 550k. Big..
Presumably in response to the rush of reviews claiming, "Blah blah blah the damage is rubbish and the game took five years to make and we spent three minutes reviewing it because the damage is rubbish," Polyphony Digital's upgraded Gran Turismo 5 to version 1.03, introducing the option to turn-on the game's damage features. Great, now you can pretend you're playing Destruction Derby..
We're still swimming through all the information Polyphony Digital's, Kazunori Yamauchi, dropped regarding Gran Turismo 5's mechanical damage patch next month, but the studio gaffer's decided to reveal some more upcoming updates
According to the OCD legend, GT5 will get a patch at the end of this month allowing users to back-up saved data. Handy. Kaz recently revealed that Gran Turismo 5 would be..
It's been a while since we posted the weekly Japanese hardware and software sales numbers
We stopped posted them a while back because we were running out of things to say — the hardware charts in particularly nearly always occupy the same order of systems, with even the numbers staying fairly predictable. So why have we decided to post the numbers this week? Gran Turismo 5. Sony's banner..
Polyphony Digital's boss, Kazunori Yamauchi, has revealed that Gran Turismo 5 will get a patch bringing mechanical damage options to the game this month
The details of the patch are unknown, with some sources stating it will improve on the game's current cosmetic damage model, while others believe it will allow the feature to be selected at any point in the game. Currently damage needs to be..
"The inclusion of damage is so slight as to be insignificant, and even the most violent of crashes will only result in a polygon shifting slightly ajar," writes IGN's Martin Robinson in the website's review of Gran Turismo 5
It's a statement that's not strictly true, and has been exposed by those who've actually had time to play through the game since its release last week. To be fair to IGN, they..
Gran Turismo 5 is the very definition of a "system seller"
Like Super Mario for Nintendo and Halo for Microsoft, Gran Turismo is the holy grail of franchises for PlayStation. There's no doubt that God Of War and Uncharted are big-name games, but Gran Turismo sits in a league of its own. And SCEUK reckons that it's going to push systems this Christmas. Sony's head of UK PR, David Wilson, told MCV..
It was going to take a monstrous game to overcome Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 is that game
Sony's exclusive has netted the top-spot on this week's all-format charts, pushing Treyarch's Call Of Duty title into the second-place spot. Polyphony Digital's racing sim enjoyed the sixth biggest launch ever on PlayStation 3, with sales 6% higher than GT4's launch week..
Kazunori Yamauchi promised an update for Gran Turismo 5, and Kazunori Yamauchi has delivered
The promised multiplayer update patch released on the PlayStation Network this morning bringing with it upgraded server infrastructure while enabling enabling maximum power and weight restrictions for online races. We checked the patch this morning and the game's multiplayer component now appears to be..
Gran Turismo 5 is barely cold off the manufacturing line, but already Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi is pledging huge updates for the title
This weekend's set to deliver the first update, with Kazunori promising it will "refine the usability of the game to make it a better experience". Fast work Kaz. We received a lot of demands for having more regulations placed on the online..
Polyphony Digital's gaffer, Kazunori Yamauchi, has told Eurogamer that he "doesn't know" if Gran Turismo 6 will launch on the PlayStation 3
Ten years ago it was easier to predict what would happen three years in the future, Yamauchi said at Gran Turismo 5's launch party in Madrid last night. Nowadays no-one knows what happens in the future. In three years, we dont know what will happen...
We thought we were the only ones having issues with Gran Turismo 5's loading screens last night, but apparently our issues were shared by a majority of players
To cut a long-story emphatically short: Gran Turismo 5's online servers are getting raped. That's probably a good indication of the game's initial sales, but it causes a few issues for those of us wanting to actually, y'know, play it. The..
It's the day we never believed we'd live to see -- Gran Turismo 5 is on store shelves all around the world
Right now. We know because we've seen it. Reviews have been dropping across the Internet all day, and while the general consensus seems to agree that this is still a video game (not the declaration of world peace like it's often been hyped to be), it's a mighty fine video game. We're holding..
That 3DTV sitting in your local Sony Galleria's window might look like an unnecessary expense, but it's slowly becoming an essential purchase
What with the PlayStation 3 now supporting 3D movies and games, the upgrade's looking more and more justified. Just to hammer home the point, SCE's revealed that they have 3D functionality in the works for over 20 first-party games. What's more, Sony claims..
You might have started the week sitting on the fence with regards to Gran Turismo 5, but we know you're all happily playing in the field of "must buy" right now
So how about those midnight launches? For those of you in the UK, looks like GAME's getting the show on the road (pun intended) with 55 midnight launches nationwide. GameStation will also be opening 38 stores, so you should be covered. The..
We're hearing some complaints around the 'Net this afternoon from those who received Gran Turismo 5 a day early
Apparently the game hangs on an early logo screen. This is not an issue with the game, it's because Gran Turismo 5's online servers have yet to be properly switched on. Remember: the game is not officially released until tomorrow. There are two simple methods to fix this issue (and get..
Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony Digital's gaffer, may have only just got finished with Gran Turismo 5, but the racing game veteran is already looking to the future
Recently Yamauchi revealed in an interview that work has already began on Gran Turismo 6, with the veteran furthering that it's "too early to talk about it". But in an interview with NowGamer, Yamauchi's stated that he "would..
In a move presumably implemented to prevent piracy, Sony's announced that a day-one patch for Gran Turismo 5 will be required to unlock the game's multiplayer component
The 133mb update is apparently available now for those who've snagged a copy of the game early. For the rest of you — 12 hours to go.
If you've got a good hunk of cash burning a hole in your pocket, chances are you've been considering picking up Gran Turismo 5's Signature Edition
The gigantic package includes a bunch of extras including exclusive DLC cars, a key fob, USB stick, model car and more. It's all packaged within a contoured metal case. It's super classy. The PlayStation Blog's outlined the full contents of the..
Debunking reports this afternoon that Gran Turismo 5 has a 50-minute mandatory install, Sony's revealed that the game can actually unpack chunks of data while you play it
"GT5 gives users the option of an install," Sony noted. "This makes loading times throughout much faster but is not a requirement when first playing. "If users choose not to install the data straight away it..
Kevin Butler's excelled himself this time
Not only is this American commercial for Gran Turismo 5 pretty darn comical, it also hammers home every single one of the game's unique selling points. For a spot that's just thirty-seconds long, it's pretty much perfect. Good job SCEA. [Also: ten points to the first person to correctly spot Jacky-T]
Here is Japan's official Gran Turismo 5 commercial
Everybody sing with us: "We love cars, we love cars, la-la-la-laaa." Imaginitive stuff. Still - Gran Turismo 5 is out next week folks. Next week.
Gran Turismo 5 has had a lot of trailers over the span of its five-year development
None of them have come close to being as good as this fan-made trailer. Sure it uses bits of recycled footage from the official trailers, but it's the way that it's cut that makes it so exciting. There are eight days to go now folks. Eight days.
Sony's just confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will finally launch worldwide on November 24th (Japan has to wait until the 25th)
It's been a long wait since the game was delayed in late October. The game's been leaking all over the Internet for a good week now, with copies reportedly going astray in Europe. But none of that matters any more, the game's finished and set to launch in under two weeks. And..
Polyphony Digital's head-honcho, Kazunori Yamauchi, has Tweeted that the Gran Turismo 5 release date is "about to be announced
" It's about time, ever since the game was delayed late last month we've been waiting patiently on a new release window. The game should have been out by n0w. GT's been leaking all over the 'net for the past week or so now. The sooner we get a solid date, the better.
For a game that's been in development for so long, it's rather fitting that Gran Turismo 5 should have an epic introduction movie
While we tried not to spoil too much of the intro for ourselves, we did enjoy how classy the opening moments were. This is Polyphony Digital through and through. No jumping cars and chugging guitars, but pianos and factories instead. Apparently Gran Turismo 5 is in stock..
It's fitting that the most complete title to hit the PlayStation 3 also happens to have an insane number of trophies
Gran Turismo 5 will come packaged with a whopping sixty awards, so prepare to work your ass off for that platinum. It's also hilarious how this story continues to develop. Let's not forget that Gran Turismo 5 is the biggest game in the PlayStation 3's immediate future. It currently..
Just to put a nice, frilly feather-bow on top of one of the worst build-up campaigns to a blockbuster release, it seems photographed copies of Gran Turismo 5 that have been popping up on the Internet all weekend were real
How do we know? Because this guy's playing it. Hot rumours around the 'Net are stating that the game's going to hit the US on November 27th and Europe on November 30th. Still no..
Polyphony Digital god-father Kaz Yamauchi believes that the PlayStation 3 "restricted" what was possible in Gran Turismo 5
"Software has to be created under the restriction of the hardware," he told the latest issue of Esquire UK (via CVG). "With each new PlayStation, the vessel has become bigger, but it's still not enough. "With Gran Turismo 5 we've made it as clean and..
Everyday that passes without word on Gran Turismo 5 raises more concern in the PushSquare office
We'd just like to know what's going on. We get the impression Sony want to make sure everything is absolutely 101% locked down before they make a new announcement, and that makes sense, but it would be nice to be kept in the loop wouldn't it? SCEA's marketing gaffer, Peter Dille, has done his best job..
Gran Turismo 5 may have gone gold, but there's still no release date for the top-tier racing sim
That said, it's not stopping Polyphony Digital's head honcho, Kazunori Yamauchi, from turning his attention to the next game in the Gran Turismo series. When asked about Gran Turismo 6 in an interview with Autoweek, Yamauchi admitted that development for the next GT game had started, but that it is..
According to reports blowing up all over the 'net over-night, Gran Turismo 5 has finally gone gold
Gold is a term used in the industry to describe a game which is finished and has been sent off to manufacturing. According to Jalopnik, who spent the evening with Polyphony Digital's gaffer Kazunori Yamauchi, the game is finished and is in manufacturing plants being "stamped" as we type..
The Red Bull X1 concept car was designed by the Red Bull Racing team in conjunction with Polyphony Digital to show what a vehicle could do without any limitations or restrictions
The result is it being fast. Really, really, really, really fast. 400kph fast. In this Gran Turismo 5 trailer, Sebastian Vettel test drives the car on the Nurburgring track. Vrrrrrrrooom. Sadly, GT5's still not got a..
Gran Turismo 5 may have been delayed, but that's not stopping Kazunori Yamauchi looking to the future -- once the current vision of GT is in store shelves anyway
Speaking to PSM3 magazine, the Polyphony Digital head's hinted that motorbike DLC could be on the cards if people demand it. The environment we have right now allows us to drive motorcycles, but we need to get Gran Turismo 5 done..
Given Gran Turismo 5 is not only the prettiest racing game ever created, but also runs in full 1080p at 60FPS -- we can forgive Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi a bit of slack
Most games struggle to maintain 30FPS at a sub-HD resolution; Kaz remains a genius. Still, such is the perfectionist of the man, Kaz has "begged forgiveness" from his fans for the odd frame-rate dips. At times,..
NeoGAF's got their hands on a brand new trailer for Gran Turismo 5
It comes out of Thailand just days after the game was delayed. Sony's revealed that the delay is likely to be a "short one" this morning. One day we might actually have the game in our hands. One day.
Perhaps further supporting rumours posted last night, SCEE's steadied fanboy hearts by stating that the Gran Turismo 5 delay is to be a "short one"
There are numerous reasons why we need a little more time, but Im not going to go into them, an unnamed rep from SCEE told Kotaku. What matters is that the delay will be a short one and the game will live up to expectations. It would be..
It's the story that's been giving all day - why exactly has Gran Turismo 5 been delayed so close to release? It seems, as time passes, we're getting closer to the true reason
One respectable poster on Blu-ray.com cites firmware as the issue. Like I said it is manufacturing issues, notes the promptly-deleted post. I had it confirmed today. The post notes that Sony mandated firmware 3.50 on..
So perhaps the Gran Turismo 5 delay might not be the big set-back we've all been crying about
According to a Japanese-based colleague of GameReactor, Polyphony's claiming the game is just three days behind schedule. Of course, those extra three days of development could mean weeks in terms of getting the game into consumers hands — but it suggests the delay might not be quite as frightening as..
Gran Turismo 5 was delayed yesterday
There's a temptation to write "again" somewhere in that first sentence, but in reality this is only the game's second delay. It just feels like more because the game's been in development so long. We were angry about the announcement yesterday, and we still kind of are. We don't see how Sony could possibly allow the game to be delayed, especially when..
How could Sony possibly let this happen? Gran Turismo 5 is by far and away the most important game to hit the PlayStation 3, yet its reputation is in tatters after the game has been delayed today
Officially, it's only the second time the game has been pushed back — but the fact remains that Sony's premier racer has been in development for what seems like an eternity; something which has led to..
It was inevitable wasn't it? Gran Turismo 5 is the biggest title to hit the PlayStation 3 to date, so a good value bundle was always going make sense
Seems like Amazon.co.uk are the ones to spill the beans, listing a 320GB PlayStation 3 package with the Gran Turismo 5 Collector's Edition included. It'll retail for £284.99, saving you nearly £50 if you were to buy th
During TGS, Polyphony Digital announced a bunch of new cars for Gran Turismo 5 - including the VW Samba and Citreon GT
The hottest announcement was the X1 Prototype, however, a car being developed in conjunction with Red Bull's racing team. Yamauchi's designed the car without "rules and regulations" in mind and reckons it could be "the fastest car on land". Check the trailer..
Gran Turismo 5 keeps getting better
It's almost like Polyphony Digital can't stop adding features. In all honesty, this game could end up being the most complete package ever made. It's almost like a software suite now, rather than a video game. The latest addition is the weather system. The effects won't be included on every track, but Kaz has stressed it'll likely come into most use on the..
Never shy to add a few more features to their game, Polyphony Digital's announced a web portal for Gran Turismo 5 at TGS, entitled Gran Turismo Anywhere
The application will allow players to participate in message boards, photo sharing and other social activities, aswell as Remote Races, which brings team management simulation online. Kaz also announced a new fantasy car for Gran Turismo 5 entitled..
Are you one of those people that hates to wait? Hates to wait so much that you'll spare an initally long wait, in order to make all subsequent waits shorter? Then, Gran Turismo 5's top-bod Kazunori Yamauchi has some big news for you: the game will feature a whopping 10GB optional install
Before you get on your high-horse and troll the comments, note that this is an optional insall, meaning it's not..
Who would have thought a bunch of harmless flags could cause so much controversy? As reported last week, officials from Siena are not too impressed with Gran Turismo 5's recreation of Piazza Del Campo
Their problem is with the location of GT's kart track, which happens to be used in real-life as the site of the Palio di Siena, a bareback horse race. Polyphony use the flags and colours of the 17..
The Consortium For The Protection Of The Palio (or TCFTPOTP for short
) has warned Sony that they're not impressed with the use of its Gran Turismo 5 kart track, which is set in the </span>Piazza del Campo. The historic public space in Tuscany is used to host the Palio di Siena, a horse race which runs twice a year. Apparently, the Gran...
Sony's had a fantastic GamesCom for the second year running, packing the show with banner announcements once more
Thankfully, the GamesCom awards have paid testament to the quality of Sony's showing — awarding the platform holder with the Best Hardware, Best Console Game and Game Of The Show acknowledgements. PlayStation Move beat out Microsoft's Kinect in the first blow of the motion control..
We all know about Gran Turismo's A-Spec career path
It's the driving simulator portion of the game, the section where you pick a car and race it. But what of Gran Turismo 5's new B-Spec mode? It's basically a "racing simulation RPG". In B-Spec you are not the driver, but are the voice in the driver's ear. You watch races from the side-lines and tell the driver how to react. Each driver..
Gamersyde's captured some pretty stunning footage of Gran Turismo 5's new go-kart modes from GamesCom
It looks like a ton of fun, a super-serious Mario Kart if you will. We can't wait to try it our for ourselves. Apparently there are more Gran Turismo announcements to follow tomorrow; we're not sure how Polyphony can top the excitement from this morning. We've embedded some other more general GT5..
What have Polyphony Digital been up to for the past five or so years? Quite a lot actually
Aswell as building the prettiest racing game ever made, Gran Turismo 5, they've also been packing the title with features. Producer Kazunori Yamauchi's blown the lid of some of the goods at a GamesCom conference today. The biggest addition is the Course Maker, which will bring the number of tracks available..
Japan seriously gets all the fun
They already have white PlayStation 3s, and now, to celebrate the November 3rd release of Gran Turismo 5 in Japan, they're set to get a "Titanium Blue" console too. The Gran Turismo 5 Racers Pack includes a 160GB blue PS3 Slim and a LE edition of the game for ¥35,980 ($421). The limited edition of the game includes some bonus cars and a 308 page-book. We..
Sony's confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will hit Europe on November 3rd
That's just a day after the US release which is currently scheduled for November 2nd. Those in the UK will probably have to wait until the 5th due to the way distribution is handled here. Still, it's nice to have firm release dates isn't it?
Don't worry, ok! Gran Turismo 5's still going to meet its November release date. Kazunori Yamauchi — Gran Turismo father [a.k.a. the Internet's top troll] — has revealed that GT5 still ain't finished. He recently Tweeted, "GT5 is getting to where it will be finished shortly." He went on to add that each GT release is usually this way, with work going right through until..
Gran Turismo 5 is gorgeous
Unbelievably so. Chances are, you already know. We're just here to remind you. When we saw the Toscana rally track in motion, we were stunned. Startled in fact. The game's silky smooth, running at an unwavering 60 frames per second. We watched on as day turned to night, and the blue sky was replaced by twinkling stars...
Well you've been patiently asking for it -- now we know about it
SCEE's just confirmed the top-tier collector's edition for Gran Turismo 5, and it's just a little bit mad. Known as the Signature Edition, the bumper package will set you back a whopping 179.99 (~£150). Let's take a look at what you get then: a metal sculpted box finished in SLS AMG Obsidian Black, exclusive GT branded SLS AMG 1:43..
Sony's line-up has been exceedingly strong this year
In fact, it's probably the strongest the PlayStation 3 has ever had. It's been a banner year for the system, with games such as Heavy Rain and God Of War III all being massive success stories for the brand. It's telling of the industry's state that people should choose to criticise the line-up —...
What could we possibly have left to say about Gran Turismo 5? The franchise is an institution among car lovers, and the wait has been long, hard and tiring
But the definitive racing simulator is finally upon us, packing a feature-set that's out of this world. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the game's ridiculously beefed-up roster. When it...
Kotaku's got a new video of Gran Turismo 5 which features some new and some familiar footage
The key thing to remember though, is just how pretty it all looks. The dusk. The night-time racing. The cockpits. The dusk. Oh man. Give it to us now, now, now.
We already know about the American collector's edition for Gran Turismo 5
It includes a Kyosho model of the Nissan GT-R, a 300-page car guide, and a key-chain, amongst other bits and bobs. While this edition has yet to be confirmed for the Europe, it's thought that a package similar to this will be GT5's first collector's edition. But, according to PlayStation India's boss, Atindriya Bose, there's..
The embedded video includes a quick little look at Gran Turismo 5's photo mode
As you can see, the whole things rather pervey. Good grief though, the whole thing looks ridiculously pretty. You'll be able to take your cars out to a range of lush settings to snap them amongst nature. Does anyone know if you can select camera? We're serious — we wouldn't be surprised if they'd simulated the..
People like Top Gear
We're told it's a show about cars. It looks more like a show about buffoon's egos to us, but what do we know? Not a lot. Although, we do know when something's pretty. Like this shakey-cam footage of the Top Gear Test Track in Gran Turismo 5. Gorgeous.
Sony's Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has told VG247 that there are plenty of Gran Turismo 5 features to be announced before release
The associate producer told VG247 that E3 was just the beginning of a siege of information regarding the racer. E3 is a big event for us, and this is where we start releasing information, said Hinojosa-Miranda. Launch date first, taking a peek at some of the game..
A rather juicy rumour emerging from the British PlayStation Magazine has lead a few forums to literally ignite into flames this afternoon
Honestly. According to the magazine, and more importantly an interview with Sony Worldwide Studios honcho, Shuhei Yoshida, Gran Turismo 5's going to have go-karting, dynamic weather and a track editor when it launches this November. Yoshida mentions "dynamic..
Kaunori Yamauchi, the series creator of Gran Turismo, has revealed that discussion regarding Gran Turismo 5's 3D implementation started internally at Sony three years ago
It was officially confirmed during Sony's E3 press conference that the racing sim would include full 3D functionality out of the box. Speaking over at the PlayStation Blog, Kazunori confirmed that because the game already runs at..
Truly, truly bonkers. With most games this generation unable to stick to 60 frames per second and stuggling to meet 720p — Gran Turismo 5 is a technical marvel hitting 60fps constantly, and reaching the dizzying heights of 1080p. But there's more. As per a video interview with GameTrailers, SCEA's Chris Hinojosa-Miranda confirms that the 3D version of Gran Turismo 5 will also stick to..
It's taken half-a-decade, but Polyphony Digital are now just months away from lifting the lid on their masterpiece; Gran Turismo 5 launches this November
With a budget so high even Kazunori Yamauchi won't disclose, and attention to detail so cute you can see the individual screws of its roster's door panels - Gran Turismo 5, like its predecessors,...
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