128w 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.
128w ago - Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has announced today news of new GT5 PS3 goodies and confirmed that GT Academy registration starts today for fans!
To quote: Lots of exciting news in the Gran Turismo world today. First, starting today, you can now register for GT Academy, the ultimate chance to become a real professional race car driver using Gran Turismo 5, now available exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
In case you hadn't heard about this exciting competition, we're not talking about a weekend racing school here. The GT Academy winner will ultimately go on to train with elite race car drivers in actual Nissan vehicles and race as part of a professional team...the ultimate dream.
The actual GT Academy competition, in collaboration with Nissan North America, will start in the US on December 20 and will continue through January 23.
In the case that you just want to have some fun playing Gran Turismo 5 online and don't think you'll win GT Academy, all participants will earn free GT digital content just for playing. But if you do have some serious GT skills, you have a chance to win some cool GT prizing, including Logitech Driving Force GT steering wheels, Playseat racing rigs,...
129w ago - This is another test post for our Member News promoted articles, which includes Gran Turismo 5 v1.02 PS3 update details, a Level 40 Advanced Damage Modeling video and some GT5 PlayStation 3 cheats below.
The GT5 v1.02 patch weighs in at 133MB and is the second update to Gran Turismo 5 within a week.
The first update activated the game’s online mode and added a few tweaks to the user interface, while the second allows the video game to take advantage of Polyphony Digital's upgraded server infrastructure while enabling maximum power and weight restrictions for online races.
Next up, WandaNoOrchestra has shared Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Level 40 Advanced Damage Modeling video via GamersMint.com, to quote:
"Thought Gran Turismo 5 did poor damage modelling? Think again! Since this is a sim and nothing comes without hard work, you will also need to reach a high enough level in order to experience damage at its worst form.
As you can see, this user has reached level 40 in Gran Turismo 5 and has unlocked highly realistic damage modeling for his cars.
130w ago - While GT5 PS3 hit the Internet a few days back, today Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has announced that Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 officially races into stores today and shared a new launch trailer!
To quote: Christmas has arrived a little early for all you GT fans across the world with today's release of Gran Turismo 5.
That's right, it's been five years in the making and it's finally here -- the most realistic and comprehensive driving experiences in one of the most highly-anticipated games ever released. And what better way to spend the 4-day weekend than diving into the world of Gran Turismo 5 head first?
To celebrate today's release, check out our new GT video with never-before-seen footage of the game.
Not only will you be able to play with over 1,000 licensed cars from the world's top manufacturers, race on more than 20 tracks with over 70 variations of famous world circuits, city courses, snow and dirt, and original environments popular to fans, but experience new features BRAND NEW to the franchise.