Sony Announces Remote Racing Hits Gran Turismo 5 for PS3

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165w ago - Today Sony's European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has announced Remote Racing is hitting Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: I am delighted to confirm that a new functionality update has been made to Gran Turismo 5, which in addition to a number of other enhancements, means that Gran Turismo is now playable from a web browser!

The main features of the update are as below:

1. Remote racing between friends to level up drivers

You can now set the AI drivers you created for B Spec in Gran Turismo 5 to be shared online, and you can host fully automated B Spec races (Remote races) that will grant rewards and experience.

You can either watch the live broadcast of the remote race, or save it to watch later. In B Spec mode the player is the director of a racing team, working to level up your very own AI Drivers.

The races are driven by AI Drivers against each other, and the player does not have to drive the car themselves.

This is a unique racing strategy simulation mode of Gran Turismo that allows you to enjoy races as you would in a live race broadcast on TV.

2. Supporting Remote Racing from the web browser

In "Remote Races" you can log in to the official "gran-turismo.com"...
 

GT Academy Starts Today, New Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Features

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174w ago - Sony Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has confirmed that GT Academy starts today alongside an announcement of some new expansion features for Gran Tusismo 5 PS3.

To quote: Round 1 of GT Academy, the ground-breaking competition that will turn one Gran Turismo 5 player into a professional race car driver, is now open!

If you haven't heard about GT Academy, it's an online competition within GT5 that takes the top 32 players in the United States, based on time trial events, to a national finals event where they will compete for one of 16 spots in the GT Academy boot camp.

At the boot camp, the finalists' strength, stamina, mental agility, and driving skills will be pushed to the limits and beyond. Only one champion will ultimately go on to train to become a professional race driver and compete in a real endurance race.

This unique competition will be documented in a GT Academy reality show that will air on the SPEED channel and PlayStation Network.

Round 1 is now open and runs through January 23, 2011. To enter, register at the GT Web site, then...
 

Sony Offers Free Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC Christmas Bonus Cars

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174w ago - According to Andriasang.com (linked above), as a special holiday gift for GT5 racers worldwide Sony will be offering three downloadable cars for Gran Turismo 5 PS3 owners in time for Christmas along with upgrading a few standard cars to premium status.

The three cars are the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13, which will hit PlayStation Store from December 24 to January 31 for fans to grab.

To quote: "Owners of the recent racer can look forward to three free downloadable cars: the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13. These cars have seen design arrangements by Polyphony and fall under the 'Chrome Line' series.

The cars will be distributed through PlayStation Store from December 24 through January 31. Anyone with GT5 will be able to make the download for free."
 

Lang Lang on Recording the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Soundtrack

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174w ago - Today world-renowned classical Pianist Lang Lang has shared details on recording the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 soundtrack, as follows:

Gran Turismo is my absolute favorite racing game - the speed, combined with the realism of the graphics and the sound, really gets my heart pumping.

My schedule gets really crazy, and it feels great to just be able to relax and enter this thrilling world of car racing.

I was so excited to be asked to perform music for the soundtrack. Combining music and technology has always been something I'm passionate about, and this was the perfect opportunity.

It might seem incongruous at first - classical music and video games - but the more we delved into what we could do with the music, the more excited I got.

Classical music reflects the same passion and intensity as racing, and hearing these musical pieces that have stood the test of time for centuries brings a whole new element to sensation of racing.

When I recorded the music for GT5 in the studio, I felt like I was racing on the track - it was really thrilling. I'm sure this music will bring more passion and excitement to the game when you play too.

About the soundtrack:

World-renowned pianist Lang...
 

Video: GT5 PS3 Birthday Exploit Glitch - Hundreds of Free Cars

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175w ago - Today ApexCadaver has posted up a video spotlighting a Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Birthday exploit glitch which gives the GT5 user hundreds of free cars.

To quote from the video's caption: "This is a video showing how the Birthday gift car is not a lie... it also shows a small exploit, and how to repeat it.

I made this video for the masses, not because I have tons of free time, which is why I don't do any editing."

Finally, below is a brief guide from PubArticles.com (linked above):

Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Birthday Exploit Guide

Gran Turismo 5 Birthday Exploit Guide Section 1:

Creating a new account with the bday year the same as whatever cars you want:

• Send your main account a friend request
• Accept friend request
• Launch game
• Receive Bday car

Gran Turismo 5 Birthday Exploit Guide Section 2:

• Gift bday to main account
• Exit game
• Delete save
• Repeat until you get all the cars from that bday year you want.




 







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