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First announced at Tokyo Game Show last year, Gran Turismo 5's long-awaited Remote Races feature is finally gearing up for launch. A tweet from series head Kazunori Yamauchi confirms an "early February" release for the update. Formally known as "Gran Turismo Anywhere," Remote Races allow you to co...

January 17th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony has a video comparing the real-life Nürburgring with its digital re-creation in Gran Turismo 5. It naturally features the amount of impressive detail work one would expect from a game that was so long in development.

January 12th 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Inside Sim Racing does not mess around. When the site got its hands on what it says is one of the first Thrustmaster T500RS units in the US (a.k.a. the official Gran Turismo 5 racing wheel), it made this epic unboxing video. Carrying a $600 price tag [Ed.'s note: Not a typo!], the peripheral is exp...

January 3rd 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Not only are the best Gran Turismo 5 players getting a chance to be professional racecar drivers, but they're gonna be on the teevee, too! The competition, which started up this month, is turning into a reality show on the Speed Network next year. When the finals start up in March of 2011, the last...

December 18th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony Japan is putting a special Christmas gift in the stockings of Gran Turismo 5 owners in that territory. From December 24 to January 31, Japanese GT5 drivers will be able to download a Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, a BMW M3 Coupe and a Jaguar XJ13 completely free for use in the game. The Lambo...

December 16th 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Sick and tired of sitting through loading screens between races in Gran Turismo 5? If you've got yourself the cash, slap a solid-state drive (SSD) into that puppy and watch the loading times plummet -- at least, so says Phil over on the Beyond3D forums. Taking two PS3s (an older "fat" with the gam...

December 14th 2010 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Sony's pretty confident in its latest big release, Gran Turismo 5. The publisher shipped 5.5 million copies of the game to retailers worldwide since launching in late November, pushing the entire franchise's worldwide lifetime shipped numbers to just over the 60 million mark (61.41 million, precise...

December 10th 2010 at 9:36am 0 Comments
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Those of you taking Gran Turismo 5's detailed vehicles onto the information superhighway will be glad to hear that the latest patch for the game adds selectable car damage. After downloading the patch, GT5's "My Lounge" section allows you to choose how much mechanical damage you're willing to suffe...

December 7th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments