29w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie announced today that GT Academy 2013 officially kicks off in July with a Gran Turismo 6 demo!
To quote: Buckle up, Gran Turismo fans - our annual GT Academy competition will return for a fifth season this year, and it's set to be the biggest yet, with more countries than ever before participating.
The online gaming element of the competition gets under starter's orders this July via a demo of the just-announced Gran Turismo 6 exclusively on PlayStation 3.
Since it began in 2008, the acclaimed virtual-to-reality competition has attracted over two million entries, with gamers and motor sport fans battling it out in Gran Turismo for the chance to become real Nissan racing drivers. Six former winners of the competition, which now runs in Europe, the USA, Germany, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa, are now Nismo Athletes competing in top-level motor sport on behalf of Nissan.
Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, revealed the plans for GT Academy 2013 today at the famous Silverstone Circuit, at the same event where Kazunori Yamauchi announced Gran Turismo 6.
193w ago - According to NeoGAF user lherre, a new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 demo is rumored to be on PSN, but unfortunately for GT5 fans it's not currently available to the public audience.
To quote: "This member has impeccable credibility and this demo is definitely available on PSN, though it may only be available for a select group of people at the current time.
lherre later states that this demo may be used for media events only, but that is speculation on his part, as of now.
With this demo uploaded on PSN, could we be seeing a new GT5 demo in the relative future? Let's hope so since we haven't had a new demo since last Fall when we had the Time Trial demo, which gave us small tidbit of what to expect in the full release."
Finally, a release date for the title is slated as 2010, so the wait for a full release is still unknown.
205w ago - Grave from GameTrailers has shared a GT5 video highlighting a humorous physics glitch in the recently released Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Time Trial Demo.
Of course this isn't the finalized GT5 PlayStation 3 game, so there are indeed bound to be glitches in a Time Trial demo.
To quote: "Definitely looks like an unintended physics glitch to me. Those little markers are obviously not bolted to the ground, since the first one moved, yet the second one ramped an entire car without even touching a wheel.
I started hitting those distance markers and I noticed.. the collision detection on those are not only completely off, but extremely exaggerated. If you tap one, the go about 20 meters and I would see the car make a little hop.
I'm sure there's plenty of touching up to do with the engine still."
208w ago - During a short demo presentation of Gran Turismo 5 earlier this week, SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda re-confirmed the March 2010 GT5 PS3 release for Japan.
Without getting too specific, he then revealed that Sony was eying a vague "Summer 2010" release, which hopefully means we'll see it before leaves start falling off trees next year.
However, those seeking to get their hands on Gran Turismo 5 sooner will find a PS3 demo on PlayStation Network next week.
To quote: "Interestingly, Hinojosa-Miranda had mentioned to me that he was traveling the U.S. in the coming week to photograph cars for Polyphony's reference material. With nearly 1,000 cars in the game, it's not that big of a stretch to think that they may still be working to flesh out the game's roster.
And while he wouldn't confirm how far along they were towards completing Gran Turismo 5 development, he did say this work wasn't necessarily for the current game.
"It's not for Gran Turismo 5 or a DLC release," he said, clarifying that it's constantly building on its reference material archives. After years of development and multiple Gran Turismo titles, how else do you think it's filling those garages but with non-stop research?
321w ago - Big news from the world of Gran Turismo. With the Tokyo Motor Show only a week away, Sony is already prepping for a huge unveiling on October 24th. There are rumors around what Sony could possibly be revealing, but for now the more important news at hand is the fact that GT5 Prologue will be a downloadable demo as of October 20th. That's right, a free download. That explains why Gran Turismo HD was removed from the PlayStation store on September 30th.
Chances are that this is the same demo shown at Tokyo Game Show (TGS). Most of you who didn't attent TGS will be able to see calendar and other functions in the new Prologue. If that's the case and the Prologue demo is the same one shown at the video game show last month, this upcoming download should feature Alfa Romeos, Nissans, Ferarris and other vehicles, a total of 16, as well as three tracks, Suzuka, Fuji and Daytona.
The October 24th downloadable demo of Prologue should hold fans over long enough until the December 13th release of Gran Turismo Prologue. Pricing will be set at 4,980 Yen for the Blu-Ray disc and 4,500 as a straight download. If it's only four bucks, give us the disc; we don't want a download that costs as much as a full game.