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Gran Turismo 5 Receives UK Date Of November 27

Okay, everyone just calm down and take it easy. Let's not lose our heads over this...even if it's easy to do so.

We still don't have an official release date for Gran Turismo 5, but most analysts and industry insiders are relatively convinced it won't make it this year. Realistically speaking, most believe that Q1 2010 is the earliest date one can hope for...and yet, as noted by TheSixthAxis, European website Play has the game listed with a November 27, 2009 release date. Now, a few things to bear in mind: firstly, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi did say GT5 is at a point where Sony can release it "any time" they want. Yamauchi is a perfectionist, though, so he intends to get the product as close to perfect as humanly possible. Secondly, November 27 doesn't appear to be a place-holder date, as those are typically random like December 31 or November 1, or something like that. Thirdly and lastly...well, there is no third. This is all we know. If GT5 does somehow manage to come out this year - and you can bet on a worldwide simultaneous launch - the PS3 is gonna get a huge boost, and that's an understatement.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MAG, and Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time are just a few of the exclusives scheduled for 2009, and let's not forget God of War III in March. But if GT5 comes at the end of November, everything's gonna explode...

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

6/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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pavlovic
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:12:54 AM
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Great news, I really hope that date is accurate.

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Naga
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:19:08 AM
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If it's accurate it's a dream come true

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Tim Speed24
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:20:32 AM
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I still believe it WILL release this year somewhere near the PSP GT launch. You can't promise all this inter-connectivity stuff and not be able to try it and tell your friends how totally awesome it is.

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MornelitheVT
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:30:46 AM
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Oh...my....god.....!!!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this is! Great news, even if as of yet, uncofirmed.


Morne

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0_o
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:31:32 AM
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! best news ever! I think 2morrow is going to be my best day... Happy Birth Day 2 ME! =)

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WolfCrimson
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:01:18 PM

Happy birthday dude. :) (in advance)

Last edited by WolfCrimson on 6/19/2009 2:01:43 PM

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kevinater321
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 9:27:34 AM

Happy Birthday! :D:D:D:D:D:D

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b3mike
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:32:52 AM
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Any input on the Activision nonsense?

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MornelitheVT
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:34:38 AM
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Ben, post a response or something, I gotta give you a thumbs up for this article!


Morne

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englishgolfer
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:35:27 AM
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if the rumoured price drops comes at the same time as GT5 then... WOW... major sales for the ps3. cool!

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MornelitheVT
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:43:01 AM

It's what I've been predicting all along...Sony would be idiots to drop the price now, when they have nothing of major value in the pipeline. However, the GT franchise represents a possible 3-5 million unit seller, within the first couple months of release. Who knows how many people would be enticed into buying a PS3 w/ a $100 price drop and the launch of GT5.

That's the golden pony Sony needs.


Morne

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RadioHeader
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:03:02 PM

GT5 a.k.a "The Golden Sony pony".

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dillonthebunny
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:39:06 AM
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Nov 27th?


...mine.

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Natalisrubbish
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:44:31 AM
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Will purchase, end of story. P.S., I finally registered for this site today, but have been getting my playstation news here for a good year now. Thank you everyone on the staff, you guys are bar none some of the best Playstation news sites around and have some of the best regular forum folks.
Cheers!

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MornelitheVT
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:15:09 PM

Welcome =)


Morne

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:44:29 PM

Welcome Bud. This is the best site bar none. It's also a haven from xbot fanboys. Ben chases them out if they smell like one.

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Nynja
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:52:09 PM

@HOODGE

Yeah, can you picture big B chasing a bunch of kiddies with a broom waving over his head while mumbling "damn kids"?

That's the image that I got, and for some reason he was wearing a maid's outfit... don't ask.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:09:54 PM

I'm somewhat too scared of that image to ask XD

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The_Benny
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:49:03 AM
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Looking around Play, they also seem to have Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted 2 for the exact same date, so it's definitely a placeholder. The other games are both 2009 though, which could be a good sign.

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crump602
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:04:12 PM
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I hope this is true!!!!! Does anyone know the full car list yet?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:06:19 PM

Nope, but it's definitely 800+ as the psp version has 800

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Arvis
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:25:20 PM

That's far from a guarantee. The more detail that goes into each car, usually means the less total cars we'll see.

However, I am hopeful for a number into four digits. That would be lovely. :)

-Arvis

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:41:08 PM

Not really, when it comes to detailing a car or something like that, it's not going to take all too much, probably most of the resources are going into the environment and physics.

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mexgeo86
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:14:42 PM
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It'd be a perfect day to release in the US as well given it lands on black Friday. Add in a possible bundle option w/new PS3 and SONY is set for the Holidays.

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Catastrophe
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:15:53 PM
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mixed feelings about this: 1. its GT, nuff said, 2. i really reaaaaally want to give nfs shift some love, but if GT5 indeed comes this year, there just wouldnt be any time to give to shift.

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:48:02 PM

Catastrophe, once GT5 comes out, Shift, Forza 3, and others will be of little interest anymore. Because I own both PS3 and 360, I'm getting all three of those titles, but I know GT5 will be the one given the most love.

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Catastrophe
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:12:44 PM

like i said, if gt comes this year, screw shift(not enough $$ for both), but if it comes until next year (march/april), then ill have... what, 4-5 months of shift goodness to play.

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Sir Shak
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:51:07 PM
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December 2009 . Believe .

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:07:17 PM

This Is Living

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vicious54
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:54:19 PM
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I can't wait for this one! This is going to be the most realistic racing sim ever and no one from M$ can do anything about it.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:08:45 PM

Wouldn't say that...I think GTR2 is still more realistic? But none-the-less, GT is the best you'll get on consoles, and I without a doubt am buying it day 1.

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SerichA
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:07:43 PM
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It will never be perfect, unfortunately. "Perfection" is a concept devoid of possibility, because you can add more and more. The only perfect games are those that can't have more added, like Tetris. As for GT, I'd prefer they release it soon; DLC can bring in new content that they're adding at the present time, unless they really are making big adjustments. My only hope is to see it hit ~25GB, which would be remarkable. And with compressed audio.

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Catastrophe
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:22:02 PM

am i crazy for hoping a 2 BD release?...
just imagine... 15xx cars, >60 tracks + variations...

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SerichA
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:41:57 PM

Tracks probably don't take up much space, actually. Think about everything from GT4-all under around 4-6GB. The only thing slowing them down there is making them balanced. So there really can be hundreds of tracks, given the space. Just filling it up is hard enough.

But a dual-layered BD disc wouldn't be good-the load times would take a huge hit, which are my biggest gripe of this series. They can easily stay below the 25GB line.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:09:13 PM
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Here's to hoping there's a Collectors Edition =D

(maybe a free car from the game?! LOL)

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N a S a H
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:20:14 PM
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:)

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Arvis
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:26:39 PM
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LISTEN UP SONY AND POLYPHONY:

Make.

This.

Happen.

-Arvis

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killzone100
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:46:26 PM
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Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true Please be true

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jlch777
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:47:41 PM
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OMG!!!!.......please PD and SONY make this happen!!!
I want to pre-order it already!

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:49:07 PM
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A little off topic here but you GT fans gotta here this about Forza 3.

Now I'm not here to bash Forza 3, it will be a good arcade/sim racer as they are really making it to look that way and I know that FM2 followed that path, but if you ever get a chance Ben/Arnold and all the others members here, please go to forzacentral.com where at the beginning of the page you will see 2 FM3 demonstration videos that took place at the time of the 24 hrs of LeMans. I believe Dan Greenawalt and that Che Chou made a special trip to France to attend the 24 hr race and to promote FM3.

The first video is a one lap demonstration on the Circuit De Lasarthe track in which Dan Greenawalt gives a super hyped speech intro first and sounding super confident about his almighty racer.

He mentions how amazingly gorgous the LMP1 LeMans cars look and how gorgous the track and draw distances look in the game. His cocky sounding voice and attitude really blend in well with the presentation. He then goes on to brag that he had the LMP1 Peugot team drivers each have a go on the circuit with their actual car and commented on how one of them said to him that finally someone has truly captured the look and feel of LeMans in a video game for the first time (I'm sure none of them have not had the opportunity to get their hands on PD's GT5 yet).

Anyways he takes the control pad (no wheel used by Dan Greenawalt - Figures), and proceeds to get the Peugot piloting down the track and does an absolutely horrible job of driving, bashing into the rear ends of the cars ahead of him and also mentioning how every car can flip and roll like it's the first to ever be done in a race game (and ever much so is the most arcadey/unrealistic damage rollovers I must confess seeing).

As he's flying down the first long straightaway, I notice the same sort of unintelligent AI much the same of FM2 where even tho a couple cars do spread out on both lanes, these seem content to follow the usual train track pattern and not acknowledge what is going on around them, as when Dan comes up on them down the straight, they seem oblivious to his presence. Seeing that was the first indication to me that his so called DEFINATIVE RACING GAME didn't seem to be as such.

Then he proceeds to rocket towards the first chicane pushing through cars and taking one into the sand with himself (which if done in real life like that would of spelled an amazing destructive crash scenario) marking the arcade race experience FM3 appears to look like. He does this so he can demonstrate his GRID like rewind feature so as to back up the race and attempt a cleaner run towards the chicane. He elaborates the rewind feature as excellent for drivers of all abilities and that it is useful in learning corners on tracks (funny the real drivers don't learn in real life that way - wow!! thats sim like).

He then lets the computer driver take over from him and finish the lap at the same time about bragging about his so called suggested line feature is something they created. Wrong. The GT series had that way before him.

While watching the remaining drive through the lap you can see at times some horrible pop up and nagging frame rate drops quite often which to me almost made me dizzy to look at. I'm sure they may iron some of that out, but not a good way to brag and promote your product as the definative racing game when it chugs along like the 360 may be working to hard and may blow up on you.

Then the 2nd video shows Peugots top driver Stephan Sarrazin having a go on the game with a Fanatec steering wheel and looking like he was majorly struggling to keep the car on the track. If it is a definative simulator, why can't Puegots best driver drive it like the real car? He was shaking his head from side to side like so as to say inside that this isn't how my real car drives. Lol's got a kick out of that. He even had the suggested driving line assist on..Hmmm makes you wonder what these guys think about Dan Greenawalts definative racing game doesn't it? I know that many racers use and praise GT simulators for practice and claim they are the best.

So all I can say is go to Forzacentral.com and check it out for yourselves. You'll get a better sense of why GT5 and Kaznori Yamauchi have nothing to worry about and how it will still and always remain the REAL DRIVING SIMULATOR. Great news if it comes out this November as Ben mentions in his article. PS3 is going to go over the top!!



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fluffer nutter
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:45:49 PM

I'm not done watching the video where he's showing the game and about to do the lap but he talks to the crowd like they're stupid. He stumbles a lot and then his presentation doesn't seem very structured for what he's trying to accomplish. I'm not trying to say he's an idiot but it hurts just to hear and watch that presentation. I would expect more from someone in his position.

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:43:43 PM

Just a note for Ben/Arnold and all members here. Please check out Forzacentral.com and at the top of the page their are a total of 4 videos to watch.

Check out the EDIT 2 category. Their are 3 videos in that section. Check out the first one on the Forza Motorsport 3 press conference where Dan Greenawalt spends time on the floor discussing the history of the Forza franchise and how FM3 is the definative racing game. He also goes into great depths to explain simulation physics and how Forza 1,2, and 3 have all had the best cutting edge physics. You will find this quite amuzing.

Ben and Arnold would love to hear a article from the both of you on Dan Greenawalt and your thoughts of these so called videos, and his immense so called knowledge of real car physics. Would make a very interesting article.

Seems this Dan Greenawalt guy thinks he is the father of the racing simulator. Check it out. Hope to hear some articles on this.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:43:21 PM

Thanks, but I think the two big articles we already did on this subject is enough (unless Arnold wants to do another).

I think by now Greenawalt has embarrassed himself enough. LOL ;)

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/19/2009 8:43:33 PM

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Banky A
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 10:11:37 PM

When he talked about the green line thing..

Wow o_O

At least they got millions of people to have complete faith that this is what a driving game should be. Some of those people could've started loving racing because of the series.

But still lol

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Banky A
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 6:59:59 PM

*to have complete faith 'FORZA 3' is what a driving game should be.

Since that's how some fans roll.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:26:18 PM
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Fake

I won't be happy 'till it's official

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Juanalf
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:32:39 PM
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I am embarrassed to say that I have never owned or bought any type of racing game going all the way back to the Genesis days but,I have already decided that GT5 will be my debut racing game.I am pretty stoked about it so hopefully I'll get my PS3 back by the time it comes out.

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Arvis
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:36:43 PM

Sweet! Welcome to the party! If you have even a passing interest in cars at all, this game will get you pumped about them. :)

-Arvis

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Victor321
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:39:41 PM
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Omg.....omg.....omg.....*gets in a cardboard box*

What?!?! Who the hell are you!?!?? And why are you in here!?!??!

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556pineapple
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 10:33:13 AM

Man, I can't wait til this g... huh? ...just a box... game comes out! I've been holding out for this game for 2 years, ever since I got my PS3.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:42:15 PM
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I'll pass





NOT

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kevinater321
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:42:00 AM

scared me for a sec...

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NonProphet
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:44:11 PM
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I was watching a trailer of GT5 from E3 and there were sequences that were so realistic, I couldn't tell if it was game footage or video, the graphics are just INSANE.

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Highlander
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:26:33 PM
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November launch of GT5 to coincide with the third birthday of the PS3. The new PS3 will sell for a new lower price of $300, and of course be 1/3 lighter, and 1/3 smaller.

Believe in the power of 3 this November....

;-)

Oh, and GT5 will be a pre-order guaranteed. If PD want to they can do a collectors edition, and I'll buy it, along with about half a million other gamers.

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 7:01:55 PM
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Hope for the best, expect the worst.

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Banky A
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 10:12:33 PM
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Oh boy!

This better be true.
Or the real date better be approx. December.

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karneli lll
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:44:27 AM
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It has to be november, they cant let forza get into the market alone.

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questing222
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 4:44:28 AM
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The headline excited me, the source dissapointed me.
Play.com are notorious for guessing dates.
They are completely untrustworthy.
I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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AntDC
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 9:57:13 AM
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I don't see what the big deal's about.




I kid, I kid. My social life will be destroyed when this game comes out.

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