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Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 Arrives, GT5 PS3 JailBreak WIP

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210w 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...
 

Gran Turismo 5 Has an Optional 40-Minute 6.4GB PS3 HDD Install

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210w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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...
 

Countdown to Gran Turismo 5 Launch: Win a Tissot GT5 Watch

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210w 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 [Register or Login to view links], 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 [Register or Login to view links].

Continuing on with the [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links].
 

Videos: Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Final Rally Gameplay and Unboxing

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210w ago - Today we have a few new GT5 PS3 videos available showcasing some rally gameplay footage from the final version followed by the unboxing of Gran Turismo 5 for the PlayStation 3.

The first video comes from rulk at Spanish site [Register or Login to view links] spotlighting some amazing GT5 gameplay featuring a rally race in the final PS3 version of the video game.

The second video below is courtesy of gt5launchstuff via [Register or Login to view links], and reveals a teaser of the Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3 unboxing as mentioned above.

GT5 fans can check out both videos below- Enjoy!







 

Gran Turismo 5 Release Date Confirmed for November 24th, 2010

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211w ago - Today Sony Public Relations Manager Alex Armour has officially confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 will be released on November 24, 2010 and posted a new video trailer!

To quote: The date is locked in: Gran Turismo 5 will go on sale throughout North America (and [Register or Login to view links]) on Wednesday, November 24th.

That means you'll be experiencing [Register or Login to view links], including karts and select NASCAR cars, scores of tracks, the all-new Course Maker, a dynamic weather system, a robust online community, and everything else Gran Turismo 5 has to offer in less than two weeks.

Along with confirming the November 24th date, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. had this to say:





Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!

When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which...
 
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