159w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared a video today revealing what's under the bonnet in the Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition for PS3.
To quote: If you haven't already seen something similar from a popular UK retailer *shakes fist* then here is a sneak peek of what you can expect from that glorious moment, seconds after the postman has arrived on 24 November, when you lift the lid on your GT5 Signature Edition.
We shot this video as soon as the first delivery of Signature Editions arrived at SCEE HQ and, before you ask, no I haven't played the game yet. I argued that I should get to keep it, seeing as I've already taken the box out of its plastic and breathed my DNA all over it, but that didn't seem to work.
If anybody else thinks that I should keep that Signature Edition, fight for me in the comments. YES WE CAN!
Edit: as FULLMETAL56 pointed out in the comments, you can win your own Signature Edition by entering the competition at eu.playstation.com/psn/competitions.
160w ago - Today Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5 is making its rounds on the Internet by release group DComics, while PS3 JailBreak users are working on how to get it running without updating the PlayStation 3 console to 3.50 Firmware as required by the title.
The full US release name is Gran.Turismo.5.PS3-DComics and the game weighs in at 19.4GB (20,882,698,502 bytes) in size unpacked for those wondering (packed at 19515.8MB), with the leaked European version coming in at 13.72GB in size.
According to the NFO File, the following important note states: "To play the game you need to spoof your fw as 3.5 with one of the payloads available in net."
There is also now another scene release named Gran.Turismo.5.EUR.JB.PS3-PEMA in which the NFO File states the following: "Spoofed firmware 3.5 required" and under Install Notes: "Unrar files and copy gamedir dir to external harddrive or use some PS3 FTP server. Files must be placed in the GAMEZ folder."
Although there have been a few reports of it working they are unconfirmed thus far, with most currently reporting getting a black screen...
160w ago - We've seen the GT5 unboxing with some Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition pictures, and today GamersMint.com (linked above) confirms via amar212 at GTPlanet.net that Gran Turismo 5 has an optional 40-minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD installation with the US game being reported as 19.4GB (20,882,698,502 bytes) with the EU version coming in at 13.72GB in size.
To quote: "The initial install size of Gran Turismo 5 on your PS3 HDD is going to be 6.4 GB. He also revealed that it takes about 40 minutes to install.
However, interestingly, he says that the game will continue to install and decompress data throughout the course of your playtime and the actual disk space taken by the game on your PS3 will be a lot more.
Kindly note that this installation is optional and you can play the game without doing this. It only requires 256 MB of your HDD if you decide against doing it but it's highly...
160w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has revealed today that Dragon's Lair, GT5 and My Chemical Romance are hitting PlayStation Home this week starting tomorrow.
To quote: One of this year's most anticipated games and eagerly awaited albums pair up in PlayStation Home this week for a special giveaway.
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th, visitors to PlayStation Home's Central Plaza or Theater will be able to pick up an exclusive Gran Turismo 5 costume designed by the platinum-selling rock band, My Chemical Romance.
The band's single "Planetary (Go!)" from the upcoming Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, is the main song in GT5's opening cinematic sequence. This special racing suit will only be available for a limited time, so be sure to log in to PlayStation Home Thursday and pick yours up while you can!
Miles from civilization, hidden deep in a gorge that once housed a secret government facility, lies the long-lost Dam personal space, the perfect location for each and every aspiring arch nemesis that simply needs a proper hideout from which to formulate plans for world domination.
Pick yours up Thursday from the Estates store in the PlayStation Home Mall and...
160w ago - Today SCEA Brand Alliances Theresa Custodio has initiated a countdown to the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 launch, and shared with fans details on how to win a Tissot GT5 watch.
To quote: With the launch of Gran Turismo 5 set for November 24, we've teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Tissot, the official timekeeper of NASCAR, to bring you the Countdown to GT5 launch sweepstakes.
Each day leading up to launch, we'll be giving you a chance to win a Tissot PRS 516 watch customized for Gran Turismo. This watch, valued at $495, features a stainless steel case and rubber strap with folding clasp engraved with the GT logo. It's a true fan collectible that won't be sold in stores - you can only win it here.
Continuing on with the GT5 love, you can now pick-up limited edition Schick razor packs featuring Gran Turismo 5.
Each pack includes a download code that unlocks exclusive content including a dynamic theme and GT5 racing suit for Home. For more details, click here.