Very informative video explaining some of the finer points of drifting in Gran Turismo 5.
It is also a good video to highlight the outstanding graphics in this game although I think I personally like Need for Speed Hot Pursuit’s graphics a hair better.
Well worth a watch in my opinion.
Greetings one and all. Have we got a whopping, great, big show for you this week. Over two hours worth of gaming chatter Mr Cundy, Mrs Towell and Master Irvine covering such broad subjects as all this and loads more…
NEWS! – Justin answers his critics of his review of Gran Turismo 5 and the team discuss why parts of Uncharted 3 being set in the desert might not be such a dry idea.
APPRECIATION SECTION! – Cundy delves deep into his memory banks to show some love for the stellar telekenisis ‘em-up, Psi Ops.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK! – We thunder through your answers to this week’s burning question… What has been your favourite boss battle of 2010 so far?
GAMESRADAR HOTLINE! – Quite frankly we’ve had bloody loads of text messages this week from you beautiful people. Lovely stuff.
AND MORE MORE MORE!
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Gran Turismo 5 or Need For Speed Hot Pursuit? Which one will you buy? GT5 puts players in the driver seats of over 1,000 cars from standard models to supercars and in Hot Pursuit, players drive the world’s most high performance cars at incredible speeds. We know both games are different where GT5 plays like a driving simulator and Hot Pursuit brings high speed action to the racing genres, however, gamers might need a little help to make this decision. Luckily, we are here to present you with a comparison video showing the graphics, gameplay, and authenticity of both racing games. Which racing title are you going to pick up?
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On this week’s edition, Gran Turismo 5 slows to a crawl thanks to a congested internet, and Call of Duty: Black Ops is lauded and loathed in equal measure.
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You’re riding shotgun as Game Informer’s Senior Associate Editor, Matthew Kato, takes you on a guided tour of Gran Turismo’s races and features. (WARNING: Both videos must finish loading before they will play, go grab a bowl of popcorn.)
Check out the first video to see the game in action as Matthew Kato tests out the new damage modeling.
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In the following video Matthew Kato explains the new features for Gran Turismo 5.
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In anticipation of Gran Turismo 5′s Wednesday release, here’s a rundown of some the game’s many features. We got our hands on the game and wanted to give you a lay of the land. Be sure to stick around for more on Gran Turismo 5 leading up to its launch on Wednesday.
The game is divided into a four sections: GT Mode, Arcade, Course Maker, and Gran Turismo TV.
(Note: We didn’t get a chance to play the game’s online portion, but it’ll feature 16-player races, a personal message board, the ability to send cars/parts to friends, and more)
This is where you’ll spend most of your time taking license tests, racing (in both A-Spec and B-Spec mode), upgrading your cars, buying cars, etc.
This is more or less your career. As in past GTs, you’ll race through different events and championships that each have their own requirements. Some are for cars of a certain year, make, or origin, and others are for only front-wheel drive cars, etc. You get money and XP for each race, and this XP goes towards your A-Spec Level. All of A-Spec’s races are housed in the Beginner, Amateur, Professional, Expert, and Extreme series, and each series and race in the game requires a minimum A-Spec level.
Here you create and train an AI racers to drive through the same events and championships on your behalf. During a race you can command your driver on the fly, telling them to slow down, maintain their pace, speed up, or overtake at any given time (assuming the cooldown timer has expired). Appropriately, you earn B-Spec XP and a B-Spec Level which determines which races you are eligible to race in.
Used and new dealerships let you browse cars from across the globe and through time. The game features over a 1,000 cars, and the two dealerships have different inventory. In fact, the used car lot populates with an assortment of vehicles as you play, so you won’t always see the same selection.
You can fine tune your purchases in the GT Auto section and the Tuning Shop. The latter is where you’ll buy new exhausts and weight reduction kits, while the former offers a mix of services. You can get your car painted, change the oil, and perform engine overhauls for used cars and repair damaged chassis. You can only paint your cars with paint chips you already own, so GT 5 isn’t about tricking out your car in a rainbow of colors or decals. Paint chip colors can be earned or you can choose from the colors of the cars you already own. However, you can only use each paint chip once, so it’s not like you can paint your entire fleet of cars the same color all at once.
All cars are split classified as either Standard or Premier, and the latter are more detailed, offer a cockpit view, and show more damage than the standard cars.
This category of your My Life career hub is where you’ll find separate sections for things like NASCAR, rally, and Kart tutorials. These disciplines offer challenges of varying difficulty, which you’ll unlock as you make your way up the career ladder.
Gran Turismo Karting Experience
There aren’t a lot of races in this Special Event and its three difficulty levels, but you’ll run through some kart-specific race tracks like Eifel and Tokyo Bay. Even though karts are sequestered in this Special Event area, you can still race them in Arcade mode on whatever location you want. To do this, however, you have to make sure you go into your garage and label your kart as a favorite before you go into Arcade mode.
Jeff Gordon NASCAR School
Starting with a short intro to the sport with a virtual Jeff Gordon (voiced by the real deal), this event is more like a license test in stock cars. Hit the ovals and get a feel for how oval racing and stock cars handle differently than your normal vehicle. NASCAR racing in the game doesn’t feature a full 43-car field, and there are only cars for Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Jaun Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards, Brian Vickers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kyle Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Joey Logano, and Tony Stewart.
Top Gear Test Track
The hit show’s flat test track which turns in on itself like a figure-eight can be a formidable challenge. Take to this airfield in everything from an old VW bus to a Lotus Elise.
AMG Driving Academy
Here you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to tame the monster that is the Nurburgring. The cool thing about this Special Event is that it breaks the ‘Ring up into sections before making you tackle the whole gargantuan track all at once.
Gran Turismo Rally
Rally racing is a different kind of beast, and you’ll get your feet wet with different races surfaces and the tires that go along with them as you combine your times in different stages.
This is a five-race tour from the Alps of Switzerland to Rome that encompasses taking on the Monza track with a Ferrari, a Lamborghini-driven night race through Tuscany, a rally portion, and a spin through the streets of Rome in a different Lamborghini.
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This is a big week for the roundup, with the release of two games that we never thought would see the light of day. First is Donkey Kong Country Returns, a sequel to a long-dormant franchise. Next is Gran Turismo 5, which has been in development for a ridiculously long time. Welcome to stores, both of you. Other than that, it’s a pretty grim release week, with a new Rabbids game, a Splatterhouse update, and the Wii version of Michael Jackson the Experience.
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (Xbox 360, PS3)
Michael Jackson The Experience (Wii)
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time (Wii)
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection (Xbox 360, PS3)
Splatterhouse (Xbox 360, PS3)
Worms: Battle Island (Wii)
Spin Master (900 Wii Points)
And Yet It Moves (1,000 Wii Points)
Bit.Trip Fate (800 Wii Points)
Jett Rocket (1,000 Wii Points)
Snowpack Park (800 Wii Points)
ThruSpace (800 Wii Points)
Music On: Electric Guitar (200 DSi Points)
Supermarket Mania (500 DSi Points)
Tetris Party Live (500 DSi Points)
Understone Quest Pack (400 Microsoft Points)
The King’s Speech
Love and Other Drugs
The Nutcracker in 3D
Eat Pray Love (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Expendables (DVD/Blu-ray)
I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Search for Santa Paws (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Winning Season (DVD)
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #186
Sonic The Hedgehog #219
Dark Horse Comics
Billy The Kids Old Timey Oddities And The Ghasty Fiend Of London #3 (of 4)
Conan The Frazetta Cover Series #6 (Of 8)
Conan The Cimmerian #25
Gantz Volume 14
Kull The Hate Witch #1 (Of 4)
Star Wars Blood Ties A Tale Of Jango And Boba Fett #4 (Of 4)
Terminator 1984 #3 (Of 3)
Troublemaker Book 2
Usagi Yojimbo #133 (TAIKO Part 2 of 2)
Action Comics #895
Batman And Robin #17
Batman Beyond #6 (Of 6)
Batman Odyssey #5 (Of 13)
Boy Commandos By Joe Simon And Jack Kirby
Cartoon Network 2-In-1 Ben10 Alien Force The Secret Saturdays
Cartoon Network Action Pack #54
DC Comics Presents Superman #2
DC Comics Presents Young Justice #2
Detective Comics #871
Ex Machina Volume 10 Term Limits
Fringe Tales From The Fringe #6 (Of 6)
God Of War #5 (Of 6)
Gotham City Sirens #17
Gotham City Sirens Songs Of The Sirens
Green Arrow #6
Green Lantern Omnibus Volume 1
JLA The 99 #2 (Of 6)
John Constantine Hellblazer City Of Demons #4 (Of 5)
Justice League Generation Lost #14
Justice Society Of America #45
MAD Special Spy Vs Spy #1
Madame Xanadu #29
Outsiders The Road To Hell
Teen Titans #89
Artifacts #1 (Of 13)
Bomb Queen VI #2 (Of 4)
Chew Volume 3 Just Desserts
Darkness Pitt Volume 1
Elephantmen Volume 1 Wounded Animals
Firebreather Volume 3 Holmgang #1 (Of 4)
Pilot Season Stellar #1
Savage Dragon #166
Sword The Complete Collection
Walking Dead #79
Walking Dead Volume 13 Too Far Gone
Witchblade Redemption Volume 1
Amazing Spider-Man #649
Astonishing Thor #1 (Of 5)
Avengers & The Infinity Gauntlet #4 (Of 4)
Avengers The Childrens Crusade #1 (Of 9)
Avengers The Origin
Avengers Prime #1 (Of 4)
Avengers Vs Pet Avengers #2 (Of 4)
Black Widow #8
Captain America #612
Chaos War Alpha Flight (One Shot)
Deadpool Pulp #3 (Of 4)
Deadpool Team-Up #887
Deadpool Wade Wilsons War
Fantastic Four #585
Franklin Richards Son Of A Genius Ultimate Collection Volume 2
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 4 Realm Of Kings
Incredible Hulks #617
Incredible Hulks Enigma Force #3 (Of 3)
Invincible Iron Man #32
Klaws Of The Panther #3 (Of 4)
Marvel Masterworks Doctor Strange Volume 1
Marvel Previews #88
Namor The First Mutant #4
New Mutants #19, $2.99
Secret Avengers #7
Secret Warriors #22
Shadowland Blood On The Streets #4 (Of 4)
Shadowland Power Man #4 (Of 4)
Spider-Man #8 (Marvel Adventures)
Spider-Man Magazine #14
Spider-Man The Osborn Identity
Superior #1 (Of 6)
Thor Across All Worlds
Thor The Mighty Avenger #6
Thunderstrike #1 (Of 5)
Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #4 (Of 6)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #150
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Volume 2 Chameleons
Uncanny X-Force #2
Uncanny X-Men #530
X-Men Curse Of The Mutants Spotlight (One Shot)
X-Men Forever 2 #12
X-Men Legacy #242
B’TX Volume 16 (of 16)
Demon Sacred Volume 3 (of 11)
.hack//CELL Volume 2
Eensy Weensy Monster Volume 1 (of 2)
Gakuen Alice Volume 14 (of 21)
Maid Sama Volume 7 (of 10)
Red Hot Chili Samurai Volume 3 (of 5)
Sgt Frog Volume 20 (of 20)
Skyblue Shore Sorairo Kaigan Volume 1 (of 6)
Togainu no Chi Volume 6 (of 7)
Twelve Kingdoms Volume 4 Skies Of Dawn Volume 4 (Of 7)
Vassalord Volume 4
Your And My Secret Volume 7 (of 7)
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New release slate led by oft-delayed PS3 racing title, Nintendo’s Wii gorilla revival installment; Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, Michael Jackson The Experience, Undead Nightmare Pack also out.
This week’s new release slate isn’t quite a cornucopia of blockbusters, but it does include two hotly hyped exclusives.
Championing the week is the release of Gran Turismo 5, the long-awaited, oft-delayed PlayStation 3 racing simulator from Polyphony Digital. GT5 will feature close to 1,000 vehicles on more than 70 tracks in 20-plus locations. With a massive budget of $60 million, it is also an official licensee of several major racing circuits, such as NASCAR and the World Rally Championship. A sample of the PlayStation 3 exclusive, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, was released in April 2008, garnering decent reviews.
Gran Turismo 5 was originally unveiled for the PlayStation 3 back in 2006. Since then it has faced numerous delays, missing its first shipping date back in March of this year where its release was put on indefinite hold, before later being delayed again past its November 2 release date.
Another prominent system exclusive due out this week is Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii. The title was developed by Retro Studios, the outfit behind the Metroid Prime series. The 2D platformer sees Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong return to action with many of the DKC series’ familiar trappings, from banana collecting and mine-cart racing to being shot out of barrels.
The Wii-exclusives don’t stop there. Also due out this week is Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time. From Ubisoft, the zany title follows the neurotic, misshapen rabbit-like creatures as they use a time washing machine to go back in time and alter history to their liking.
The King of Pop will once again hold court this week as Michael Jackson The Experience makes its debut. While the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the title won’t ship until 2011, the Wii, DS, and PSP versions are out on Tuesday. The title displays the “breadth and depth” of Michael Jackson, with players dancing and singing along to some of his most famous songs. Those picking up the Wii version of the title will earn one of Jackson’s famous props: a facsimile of his iconic studded white glove. The glove will be bundled with copies of the game for a limited time.
Gamers looking to fight the undead can pick up the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Collection at retail this week. The content bundle will arrive in stores November 23, giving those who don’t own Red Dead Redemption an opportunity to play the game’s add-ons without needing the original disc. The package will include all four of the previously released downloadable content packs: Undead Nightmare; Outlaws to the End; Legends and Killers; and Liars and Cheats. The retail collection will also include all previously released multiplayer free roam modes and will sell for $30.
Game Republic’s Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom also hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 this week. The game focuses on cooperation between two lead characters, one of them a roguish youth who returns to his homeland after its population is decimated by spectral warriors controlled by a “dark force.” Once said youth arrives in the kingdom, he teams up with Majin, a horned creature with a mysterious past and the ability to evolve throughout the game. Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom’s gameplay has players directly control the youth, who in turn can give the AI-controlled Maijin orders to fight off enemies and overcome obstacles.
For further details on the week’s games, visit GameSpot’s New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Donkey Kong Country Returns–Wii–Nintendo
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time–Wii–Ubisoft
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Supermarket Mania–DS–G5 Software
Sniper Elite–Wii–Reef Entertainment
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2–DS–O Games
Chuck E. Cheese’s Kart Racing–Wii–Tommo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Unsolved!–DS–Ubisoft
Disney Tangled: The Video Game–Wii, DS–Disney Interactive
Drawn to Life Collection–DS–THQ
Fable III: Understone Quest Pack–X360–Microsoft Game Studios
Football Manager 2011–PC–Sega
Hot Wheels: Track Attack–Wii, DS–THQ
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom–X360, PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Michael Jackson The Experience–Wii, DS, PSP–Ubisoft
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX–PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection–X360, PS3–Rockstar Games
Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earrings–PC, Wii–Dreamcatcher
Silly Bandz–DS–Zoo Games
Spelunker HD–PS3–Tozai Games
Splatterhouse–X360, PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Worms: Battle Islands–Wii–THQ
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Gran Turismo 5–PS3–SCEA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Marvel Superheroes 3D: Grandmaster’s Challenge–Wii–Marvel Comics
It’s another jam-packed episode of Crosshairs, where Call of Duty: Black Ops’ military advisor Hank Keirsey takes us through an intense army workout, we speak to the minds behind Dragon Age 2, de Blob 2 and the PS3′s new arthouse film service MUBI, as well as take Gran Turismo 5 for a spin at the Sydney Motor Show!
PS3 still 'isn't enough' for Gran Turismo 5 creator. We have to wonder what would be (Gran Turismo 5)Posted on November 08, 2010
Gran Turismo 5 is officially imminent. It’s ‘gone gold’, which means it’s finished and is now being mass-produced. But its producer, Kazunori Yamauchi, isn’t satisfied. In fact, he says that he’s been limited by PS3′s technology. We wonder exactly what he means. Is head-tracked 3D not enough?
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