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Video: GT5 PS3 Demo at Nurburgring Nails Sense of Speed

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226w ago - At the Nürburgring 24-hour circuit a lucky gamer named Michi takes a Lexus out for a spin in the GT5 PS3 demo, and MrTUX82 has uploaded it to YouTube demonstrating Gran Turismo 5's sense of speed.

To quote: "Using the game's new professional driving physics, the gamer does a bloody good job at posting a respectable time at extreme speeds.

Now, we're not sure if it's just the quality of the driver, or the choice of camera, but the sense of speed in the following video is palpable.

Let us know whether you agree in the comments section. We'll hear more about Gran Turismo 5, which is expected to release later this year, at next months E3."

Circuit: Nordschleife 24h-circuit with GP connection
Car: racing Lexus - forgot the name sorry
Time: 8'31.144
Settings: professional driving physics without driving aids
Wheel: Driving Force GT

Check out the video below!




 

Why Halo 3 and CoD4 Map Pack Pricing Makes No Sense

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335w ago - While both Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 have given gamers hours upon hours of entertainment, sometimes fragging people in the same setting can start to get a little stale. Lately, we've seen a couple of new maps packs released, the latest being the Legendary Map Pack for Halo 3, as well as the recent Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty 4.

Both map packs retail for 10 US dollars (or 800 points in Microsoft land), and give gamers three, or in CoD4's case four, new maps to tool around with. Although to be realistic, not all of these maps are truly new, as two of the Legendary pack's maps are remakes, as well as one of CoD 4's.

Both games have practiced differing methods of distributing this content, raising the question if gamers could be getting a better deal.

The hardcore crowd will of course eat these maps up no matter what the cost, but the reality is that the majority of people won't be buying them. By that, I mean people who aren't reading news articles on gaming.

However, there are obviously enough interested consumers for publishers to charge us 10 whole dollars for more content, as less popular games, such as Turok, have seen map packs containing five new maps retailing for only $4.99. This shows that the bigger the game, the more leverage a company has to charge...
 
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