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Gran Turismo 5: New PS3 DLC & Update 2.02 Coming Next Week

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137w ago - Today Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced that new PS3 DLC and update 2.02 is coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week!

To quote: We're excited to announce all of the new content coming to Gran Turismo 5 next week, including our second round of DLC.

Next week you'll be able to download Car Pack 2 for $3.99 and add some fantastic new rides to your garage.

Car Pack 2 includes the 2011 Mini Cooper S, 2010 Volkswagen Golf VI R, 2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R, and the new and improved 2012 Nissan GT-R Black edition R35.

There's more good news, because as a special gift anyone who purchased anything from the first batch of DLC will get unlock the Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 SP and five New Car Refresh cards in the game for free.

The refresh cards will take any car back to being 'as good as new' while maintaining any modifications or paint jobs you have given your motors. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to install the new downloadable update hitting next week.

The free downloadable update coming next week will also add several new enhancements to GT5 as well as correcting some reported issues. A few examples of the benefits of update 2.02 include:

• Users can now change wheels on Standard cars
• The...
 

Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 Update Live, PS3 DLC Hits October 18th

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146w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced today that the Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 update is now live, and confirmed that the PS3 DLC arrives on October 18, 2011.

To quote: After revealing last week all of the great free content coming to Gran Turismo 5, which dropped to $39.99 as of last week, I'm happy to report that the Spec 2.0 update is now live for everyone to download and explore.

And if you're a PlayStation Plus member and have Automatic Downloads enabled, the next time you turn on your PS3 you might find that the update has already been installed. Otherwise, you can launch the game now and update [Register or Login to view links] to Spec 2.0.

The [Register or Login to view links] update enables you enjoy a new and improved GT5, including interior views for all standard cars, improved physics and AI, faster menus and load times, additional functionality and control in the online racing mode, updated 2011 NASCAR cars, a gorgeous new opening cinematic movie, and much more.





I mentioned last week...
 

Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Update 1.07 Arrives, GT5 Changes Detailed

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179w ago - Today Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Update 1.07 has gone live, with a complete list of the GT5 PlayStation 3 changes detailed below from the official site (linked above):

Update Notice (1.07)

A new update has been released for Gran Turismo 5. The main contents of the update are as follows:

[Major Changes and New Features]

• Friend Rankings - In Drift Trials and Time Trials, you can now display leaderboards that shows only your friends. While it was difficult before to locate your friends in the general leaderboards, this now makes it easier to compare your lap times and points with them.

[Fixed Issues]

• Performance points (PP), which is an index of a car's overall performance, is now calculated regardless of your tire selection. You can now set performance point restrictions and tire restrictions separately when you race in a lounge.
• Fixed the issue where the performance of electric cars increased/decreased after a certain amount of driving.
• Downloaded replays from Seasonal Event Rankings can now be viewed properly.

[Other Changes]

• Cars worth over 1,000,000 Cr. (including gift car coupons) are now prohibited from being traded to prevent issues during the trading process. When...
 

Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Update 1.06 Now Live, GT5 Changes Detailed

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180w ago - Following up on our earlier GT5 article spotlighting remote racing, the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update version 1.06 is now live and the complete changes are detailed below from the official site.

To quote: GT5 PlayStation 3 Update Notice (1.06)

An update to Gran Turismo 5 has been released. The contents are as follows:

[Major Changes and New Features]

・Remote Racing

[Remote Races] have been added to the bottom left of the [GT Mode] - [Community] screen.

Here you can start a fully automated B-Spec race using yours and your friends' "My Drivers", and gain rewards and experience from it.
For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the main menu, and also the new "Remote Race" page on gran-tursimo.com, under the GT5 product information section.

・Remote Racing from a Web Browser

In [Remote Races], you can visit the official "gran-turismo.com" website using a web browser, and remotely control your PS3® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check results from the website. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere.
 

GT5 PS3 Patch Update v1.03 Arrives with Mechanical Damage

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190w ago - Today another Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update has arrived, with the v1.03 patch weighing in at 149MB in size.

According to GTPlanet.net (linked above), the update includes an option for mechanical damage added to the settings for online races.

To quote: As can be seen in the online “My Lounge” options for an online race, a new “Mechanical Damage” setting is available for the event with three settings, as described by the scrolling information bar on the bottom of the screen:

  • None – No mechanical damage.
  • Light – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will “automatically be repaired after a short time has passed.”
  • Heavy – Mechanical damage will be more severe, and can only be repaired by making a pit stop. Damaged parts will be indicated with on-screen icons.

I just downloaded it and can confirm it does add mechanical damage to online races.


 
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