138w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has shared a video today where Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi test drives ModNation Racers on the PS3.
To quote: It's not everyday that the creator of the biggest racing franchise EVER takes another racing game for a spin... and has a good time doing it! On top of that Air Raid is available to all tomorrow on the PSN!
Artist Spotlight: Kazunori Yamauchi, Creator/Producer of Gran Turismo
Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend behind the Gran Turismo franchise, has a passion for racing, a passion that has led to over 56 Million copies of Gran Turismo shipped to date.
As he prepares to launch his greatest creation yet (Gran Turismo 5 hits shelves November 2nd!) he took a moment to tell us what drives him and his team, shares memories of creating his first game, and what he thinks about racing... ModNation style!
Take Flight with Air Raid this week!
Whether he's soaring through the skies off jumps or shooting Hydra missiles at his latest opponent, Air Raid will not stop at nothing to win the race. Once in the crosshairs of his one-of-a-kind Fighter Plane Kart, you better say your prayers! Available as a separate Mod ($.99),...
139w ago - Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has announced today that Gran Turismo 5 is preparing to team with Honda in a massive New York Times Square event, as follows:
Gran Turismo fans! If you're in New York this Thursday, we will be part of a major Honda event in the middle of Times Square to celebrate the launch of their CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe.
In addition to tons of displays, interactive elements, and on-stage entertainment (N.E.R.D.!), we will have a number of racing sleds available for consumers to come by and play the latest build of Gran Turismo 5 in glorious stereoscopic 3D, featuring the all-new CR-Z.
Honda will have a huge 3D Spectacolor screen installed to show off their new "Eclipse" commercial in 3D (at 46th, between Broadway and 7th), and there will be a host of other 3D content that will be showcased at the event.
Some other items to keep an eye out for:
• Exclusive musical performance by N.E.R.D. at the Honda Stage at 12:30pm located on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
• Interactive CR-Z vehicle displays
• Racing simulators for fans to play Gran Turismo 5 in 3D, featuring the CR-Z...
139w ago - Today Kotaku.com (linked above) has shared some pictures (below) of a new Gran Turismo 5 Titanium Blue PS3 bundle, which will be hitting Japan later this year.
PlayStation 3 owners who love GT5 will definitely appreciate this new PS3 bundle, if you don't mind spending about $420 US for it of course.
To quote: "Sony had exactly one Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle on the Tokyo Game Show floor giving us an in-person peek at perhaps the prettiest of PlayStation 3s.
The console comes with a matching "Titanium Blue" DualShock 3 controller and a limited edition copy of GT5, plus a warm sense of ownership, for just 35,980 yen. That's about $420 USD if you're thinking of jumping in.
The Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack bundle arrives (in Japan) on November 3."
139w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some video footage today highlighting community features, legacy tracks, weather effects, the X1 prototype and more in Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 at Tokyo Game Show 2010.
To quote: At last night's Gran Turismo 5 panel at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari Messe, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi gave an extensive update on new features coming to GT5.
Highlights included new community features related to My Home, weather effects such as rainfall, returning legacy tracks, and new cars. For more details, see the full announcement on Gran-Turismo.com.
But first things first! Watch the new Tokyo Game Show trailer for Gran Turismo 5 below.
My Home Detailed
Gran Turismo 5 will include a big focus on social media functions and community interaction. The record of your playing experience, as well as your future objectives, are all organized on the "My Home" screen -- a sort of "home base" for GT5 players.
In addition to your PS3, My Home will also be viewable from your PC's web browser starting on November 2nd, GT5's release date. Kazunori explained...
143w ago - Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has shared details on the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 announcements from GamesCom 2010 today.
To quote: Guten Tag Gran Turismo fans! We're coming to you semi-live and sort-of on-location from ze lovely German city of Cologne, site of this year's gamescom, with a quick update on the latest news on Gran Turismo 5 and some of the features we'll have ready for you come November 2nd.
Below are some brief notes on these features, but for a more detailed break down, brand new screenshots and some cool historical bits, visit the official Gran Turismo website.
Single Player Career Modes: A-Spec and B-Spec
In A-Spec, you are the driver and it will be your driving skills that decide where you stand on the grid.
B-Spec, you are the Team Director, and your job is to study the competition and properly play to your driver's strengths to come out on top. Winning will be a team effort, with every race a chance to improve your driver's technique and help him develop into a top-tier driver. This is a brand new style of racing.
Garage: A Virtual Rolodex for Your Rides
Gran Turismo 5 gives you the chance to own over 1000 hyper-detailed cars, and the Garage section will be their home, complete...