Gran Turismo 5 Special

Who wants some Gran Turismo 5?

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Hey folks,

We just got word from Sony that Gran Turismo 5 is on its way to us for Monday delivery, so we figured we should share the fun with you. We'll be heading over to our local Fed Ex distribution center and grabbing our copy as soon as it opens so we can dive into it.

Then, starting at 9 a.m. (give or take a few minutes depending on how the Fed Ex trip goes), we'll be doing a live Now Playing gameplay marathon for about an hour or so as we dive into the game. If you're around, tune in and feel free to hit us up with questions or leave them here, and we'll answer them as best we can. If you can't watch live, leave us questions anyway and check out the On Demand version of the show.

Discussion

59 comments
Count_Conrad
Count_Conrad

I've never thought that ANY game reviewing website or magazine was credible. Just look at all the DLC that COD MW1 has got; World at War, MW2, Black Ops... they're all DLC but they still get scores to compete with games like Mass Effect 2 and Uncharted 2.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Can't wait for my copy - hoping it drops through the door tomorrow :D

twztid13
twztid13

Gamespot is the one place that scored the GT games fairly (without being so blinded by fanboyism that the review scale for GT games is between 9 and 10 like every other site). GS also ONLY reviews retail copies of every game & not from review parties like MANY sites (not GT5 in particular. just commenting on GS' credible track record).

Askanishkillo
Askanishkillo

@pvpaco dude, they don't use wheels here in GS, if you want a review with a wheel, wait for the ISR review, where they treat it like a sim, and use the whole equipment XD

pvpaco
pvpaco

how does the G27 logitech wheel work on GT5?

BADPHL
BADPHL

I need to change my PS3 hard disk, because i need space for my new cars . :)

Askanishkillo
Askanishkillo

@Civilization_55 dude, if you want to see that game with a wheel, go to ISR and wait for their review. here they use a controller.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

please tell me that there is a normal career mode, which is what makes this game so special. u know, where u have to grind it out in the sunday cup and climb the ladder to better avents, choosing ur own route around the game....the other possibility isnt even worth thinking about, oh god no,

progamemania
progamemania

can we import cars and credit from GT5 prologue into Gran Turismo 5?

SRR91
SRR91

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Qv9
Qv9

OH EM GEE!!! Im gonna go buck over this game!!!!

frogmanbearpig
frogmanbearpig

Is there going to be any chance that there will be DLC for motorbikes ala SBK2010. Even if there is DLC, what the hell is there to add on? more cars?

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

@fkbwii thanks for the info duude. Btw if it has grown from 6.4GB to 7.2gb you may just reach 10gb. I pity the guys with the 20gb ps3 who have not upgraded to a larger capacity HDD. @progamemania I hope so too coz I have a sizeable collection of super cars and almost 2 million credit.

fkbwii
fkbwii

@F-14-D_TOMCAT - 6.4GB but it seems the more you play it the more it decompresses stuff. Now it's at 7.2GB

ecto69
ecto69

I saw the box of GT5 at the store today, it will be available for Wed 24 , they can't sell them early. Not sure on the CE version as they did not yet have them.

benboz
benboz

I'm definitely watching this.

robbob8888
robbob8888

I always have wondered why GameSpot gets there games SO much later than all the other major gaming websites. They are always so behind.

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

F yeah, this beast is almost here, will be looking forward to this. @fkbwii a whole hour to install ? for real ? Pliz tell how many gigs was the install.

fkbwii
fkbwii

@c_rake - Thanks, but I live in CT, so that's 11 pm for me.

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

@fkbwii - No, it starts at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, so in your time zone it would start at 12 p.m.

Civilization_55
Civilization_55

just wondering, will you use be using a wheel.. if yes, which ones ? If possible, could you test the logitech G27 ? (please, it would be such a waste not to use a wheel)

JimInPT
JimInPT

You guys are about two weeks behind GTPlanet.net (when videos and writeups started coming in from Czech Republic), and especially Amar's detailed reporting since Wednesday. We're all over it already, and IGN is reporting they've driven hundreds of laps and cars already, as they work on their review THIS WEEKEND. Not enough clout to get a review copy early, guys? Even anonymous Czech guys have had it for a couple of weeks!

buft
buft

looking forward to it

fkbwii
fkbwii

ATTENTION: Just to let GS know, the install time is 50 mins, so you should compensate for that time. (Just got the game in our store)

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

Great, I have the option of watching the gameplay marathon or going to my court date (both are at 9). Argh, Mondays are always bad. :(

booty56
booty56

Getting mine Wed., can not wait

gibb1
gibb1

@Raistlin555 hoping for that too, i can't wait!

alexgontijo
alexgontijo

I would like to see the Ferrari F10 (F1) on the Nürburgring... Some Enzo x SLS in Suzuka... If you guys could make it! I'll be there on monday!

jhab007
jhab007

can u guys give me one copy? :)

benz1980i
benz1980i

I am interested to see the AI driving- if they have charactor or will they travel on a fixed path?

fkbwii
fkbwii

Can you check if there is vinyls? (I know triple post)

fkbwii
fkbwii

Thats 9AM Eastern Time right?

fkbwii
fkbwii

Awesome! Can't wait!

Raistlin555
Raistlin555

Sweet! My hope is that the game has a view from inside the car, while driving.

DiscoBiskit
DiscoBiskit

My copy was dispatched yesterday from Play.com so i should get it Monday .... Can`t wait Whoohooooo :-D

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I want to know the quality of the car models of used cars vs the premium cars.

vufor
vufor

We will see how it changed the racing gaming, as they say! Cool, thanks GS for this pre look to the game before we get it.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

Yay, love marathons. The LBP one was my fav =D

c_rakestraw
c_rakestraw moderator moderator

@Vamphaery - The Now Playing page is where you'll find the broadcast once it goes live. @wushin12345 - Yep. GameSpot's not one to charge for archived content, so no worries on that front.

Doolum
Doolum

i have marked that in my diary for things to do on monday.

sssb
sssb

good i hope i can be in time

Vamphaery
Vamphaery

@ metalkid9 Main page as in Gamespot.com ?

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

Sweet, finally get to see what this game is truly like!! Cant wait !!

mix4
mix4

Awesome, right when everyone starts work. Great planning.