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In Other News – November 24, 2010

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Happy Gran Turismo 5 day! Or is it?

My copy of Gran Turismo 5 will be arriving in an hour or so and I am incredibly pumped to finally start playing it. If you haven’t noticed though, there has been a lot of controversy on the web today, most notably that review scores aren’t all looking as peachy as everyone had hoped.

For now, I am going to wait and see how it feels for myself. I’m a big fan of the series and a real petrol-head, so truth-be-told, it won’t take much to make me happy. If it does turn out to be a disappointment, I will probably be more worried about the death threats that my review will attract rather than the money I spent on the game.

I see that the comments section of yesterday’s ION post has been buzzing with GT5 talk. Well bring it over this side and let us know what you think about the review scores, if you are going to buy or have already bought it and so on.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because I wasn’t sure if I was putting on a racing helmet to enhance my gaming experience, or protect me from fanboys with half bricks in a sock.

News :

First images of Sonya Blade’s new look in Mortal Kombat
Rocksteady on Robin in Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack update is out
Activision will never charge for Call of Duty multiplayer
GT5 includes a surprise for your birthday


Top 13 failures of this generation
How to design SEGA’s next mascot
Photo-realistic GT5 screenshots
Gran Turismo 5: 10 ways it wins
Gran Turismo 5: 10 ways it fails
Complete Super Meat Boy cast revealed + wallpaper  


Spelunker – Deep underground trailer
Spike TV VGA awards mystery world premiere
LittleBigPlanet 2 – Controlinator trailer  

Header: Krystal Forscutt

Last Updated: November 24, 2010


  1. All in all mid 80’s is awesome for a sim-racer truth be told because the genre doesn’t cater much for n00bs and casual gamers but I also believe that’s where Forza scored browny points from the reviewers.

    On the same token GT5 is packing some concepts that will get Turn 10 sweating with their next release.

    If GT5 was a launch title or released a year even after launch, many petrolheads would have dumped the 360 and I doubt the 360 would be having a lead over PS3.


  2. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 16:28

    There is no doubt that its gonna be a good game and a great game for series vetarans, problem becomes accessibilty. I mean do I need to be a car enthusiast to enjoy a racing game? A great game is one that the average gamer can pick up and play without lenghty learning curves and knowledge of the actual subject matter. A good example is FIFA you don’t need to be a soccer fanatic to play FIFA. So as a Video game Forza 3 is better than GT5 from a critics point of view.


  3. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 17:24

    And the excuses begin…biased, ms paid them, noobs! The real problem with the game is what people having saying all along, all simulation and no fun makes for a dull game. Esp when you lack TRUE variety in cars, disparity in graphics, retarded AI and most of all MASSIVE HYPE from the SONY FANBOYS! The 2nd coming this is not. The Real Boredom Simulator. Definitive


  4. easy

    November 24, 2010 at 17:27

    that’s an interesting point of view, but on the flip side, dumbing down a semi-sim racing title, to me, is not what the game is about. ms’ flight sim is a good example of a game not really being a game… if that makes sense. it’s more for enthusiasts, which gt5 is aimed at imo.

    forza does not hold the heritage of the gt series, which doesn’t mean gt is better than forza. it’s kinda like saying ferrari f1 is a better team than rbr… clearly that’s not the case (anymore), but i would rather have the heritage of ferrari than the young gun approach of redbull. matter of opinion, not which is better.

    if you enjoying racing titles, you’ll get ’em all. simple.


  5. easy

    November 24, 2010 at 17:29

    i take it you basing your arguments on actual game time you’ve managed to have with gt5?


  6. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 18:10

    Nope, general consensus…you know, if there’s smoke, there’s a fire? But yeah, the whole internet is against sony right? And naughty bear is actually a fantastic game too


  7. Rez

    November 24, 2010 at 18:13

    Better luck in another 5 years Polyphony Digital.

    On a more serious note it would be interesting to compare how the individual reviewers (IGN, Eurogamer etc) rated GT 5, Forza and NFS: HP (I know its not a sim racer but it it still a racing game and is scoring quite well).


  8. Dreder

    November 24, 2010 at 19:09

    Where there’s smoke, theres some fanboy starting a flame war…..


  9. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 19:22

    Forza 3 is still the highest rated racing game this generation 360 owners and Forza heads can stand proud.


  10. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 20:34

    That karma woman is such a b*tch ain’t she? She sure does go around


  11. al360

    November 25, 2010 at 11:03

    “Handling is much improved
    Each version of Gran Turismo has improved its car handling and in Gran Turismo 5, we think, the handling is better than ever. It’s just the right side of arcade – just enough give and forgiveness in the steering and braking to allow a novice to recover from a bad track position and enough simulation to punish experts for daring to outbreak a Zonda. Great stuff.”


  12. al360

    November 25, 2010 at 11:06

    i’m not saying its better than forzza as i have that as well i just think it brings more to the table. more than it could handle that is but after 5 years they have no excuse for the sub par release everything should’ve been near perfect.
    having said that i’m still njoying GT5 somehow :biggrin: and i was bored of forza 3 after 4 hours of playing never picked it up again so i’ll see how long gt5 can keep my attention


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