157w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a recent interview that James Gallagher conducted with Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital.
To quote: With a November 2nd release date now on the horizon for Gran Turismo 5, our dashing European counterpart James Gallagher sat down with Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi yesterday.
While the new Gran Turismo 5 trailer at the SCEA E3 press conference was still fresh in the mind, a select few journalists were invited to a behind closed doors presentation from the father of GT, Kazunori Yamauchi, at the Los Angeles Conference Centre.
We were shown the Lounge feature, which gives every player a dedicated area to host their car collection and results, and the online lobbies where you and a group of friends can race, perform test laps, chat and watch other people driving. The floor then opened for questions with my favourite being when someone asked if Kazunori had visited every location used in the game.
"I have to be moved by something in one of my games so...
157w ago - Sony's Senior Product Marketing Manager, Stephanie Yoshimoto has brought more news from E3 - this time a release date for the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5.
To quote: That's right. At the Sony E3 press conference today at the Shrine Auditorium, SCEA President & CEO Jack Tretton unveiled a jaw-dropping showpiece trailer of Gran Turismo 5 that disclosed the big news - GT5 is officially coming on November, 2, 2010.
As you can expect from any Gran Turismo game, GT5 will be bigger and better than ever, including everything from 950+ cars to a new and improved online component with expansive community features and custom race lobbies.
Before you head off to pre-order the game that every racing fan is going to be playing, you'll need to decide which version you're going to get: the standard edition or the limited Collector's Edition. And if you're a true Gran Turismo fan, of course you'll want to pick up the Collector's Edition.
Gran Turismo doesn't cut corners, and neither does this Collector's Edition. It's packed full of must-have items that were picked and designed for true car lovers: an exclusive 1:43 scale diecast Nissan GT-R Spec V, an in-depth 300-page car guide, a GT-branded key chain, a voucher for five (5)...
158w ago - Today Sony Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has shared a new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 trailer in preparation for the GT5 E3 Expo 2010 next week.
To quote: I know everyone is anxious to hear more about is Gran Turismo 5.
Last night, GameTrailers and Spike TV unveiled the latest Gran Turismo 5 trailer in their hour-long pre-E3 special. The trailer features some brand new footage of the game's gorgeous cars and detailed, realistic tracks.
Even if you didn't catch it, you're in for a treat because here is the full version of the trailer, featuring a retrospective of Gran Turismo 1 through GT4 and all-new footage of Gran Turismo 5.
If you've been a fan of Gran Turismo, you may recognize some of that classic footage from back in the day. Since it first released on PSone, Gran Turismo helped to revolutionize the racing genre of video games, and this year, Gran Turismo 5 will set the bar even higher as the most realistic and comprehensive racing experience -- and it's exclusive to the PS3.
162w ago - SCEA Producer Taku Imasaki has shared new details on Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 today, which now includes more Nurburgring!
To quote: If you saw our Web site this morning, then you already know about the news.
If you're a true racing fan, you know that Nürburgring is a world-renowned racing complex in Nürburg, Germany.
It's known for being extremely challenging, a grueling testing ground for even the most seasoned race drivers and the most highly tuned performance cars.
It's home of various world-famous races including the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, and used as a testing ground for bleeding-edge performance cars by companies like GM, Dodge, Nissan, Lexus, and Ferrari.
In the words of Mr. GT, Kazunori Yamauchi himself, "For a car enthusiast, the Nürburgring is the equivalent to what places like the "Eiger Nordwand" or "Mount Everest" means to a mountaineer. There is that special allure about it that you just can't explain in words."