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GT5 To Boast More "Human-Like" AI

The newest Gran Turismo will boast a host of upgrades and enhancements, as we'll certainly expect extremely refined visuals and yet another improvement on authenticity and realism.

However, another improvement will involve the game's AI, which has been chastised in the past. According to CVG's sister mag, PSM3, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has said the AI in GT5 will be more "human-like" than ever before. In order to have a proper simulator, it helps to present us with a field of opponents who appear to compete like real racers; this is obviously a major aspect of the experience. Said Yamauchi:

"How close the AI can come to human lap times? That was the focus of development up until GT4. Now that has been successful to some degree, an attempt has been made to express more human-like behavior in GT5."

Earlier this year, Yamauchi stated that GT5 was about "90% complete," despite the fact that it has now been delayed to the fall. We know they took the extra time partly due to the addition of 3D functionality and a nifty GPS feature, but most fans simply want it to hit store shelves ASAP. The good news is that when it finally does arrive, you can bet on the finest GT yet, with the most diverse selection of cars and tracks. We're still not sold on the whole NASCAR thing but hey, NASCAR is huge. We get that.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

4/3/2010 10:27:06 AM Ben Dutka

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shadowpal2
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:05:40 AM
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Good stuff, good stuff...at least we know that this game shall be releasing this year. I just really wonder when - ...October release? I think it'd be better for a Holiday release - although we'd have to wait 2 more months.

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JackC8
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:18:35 AM
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They're delaying it to add 3-D? Well, that makes perfect sense. I mean, by November, probably 1% of people will own a 3-D TV, so...yeah.

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jlch777
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:34:26 AM
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This waiting is .........

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faraga
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 2:55:31 PM

Unbearable?

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IronFace2
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:39:22 PM

making me want to buy this game even more.

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shaydey77
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:08:27 PM

even waiting at this point.

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Irievibes
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:37:36 AM
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release this game already!!! i giggle like a schoolgirl with the latest trailer (included in gow 3 disc) this will be one of the most impressive pieces of software ever released for a console , of that i have no doubt

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jlch777
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 10:04:30 PM

me too lol

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PAKINIPS
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:38:15 AM
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Sweet!
I hate games where the AI is just out to get you.
Would be nice to see other cars crashing or screwing up and not just me lol

There making this game sound like the god of racers with every possible feature.

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Tim Speed24
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:11:36 PM

See GRID.

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Taha1
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:19:24 PM

WHOA! timster whatd'ya mean?

are you saying grid is a better racer than gt? :O
or are you simply saying the ai in grid is always out to get you?

please explain

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:27:28 PM

He's commenting on the AI in GRID. Also, the AI in Need for Speed: Shift is very vengeful when you screw with them.

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Jian2069
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 7:33:17 PM

haven't played grid but the AI in dirt 2 is pretty bad (might be due to the fact that I play on easy and suck at racing games :) )

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Mornelithe
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 11:43:56 AM
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The amount of content and engine work that've gone intot his game, are truly remarkable. Sure, it's taken a long time, but nobody expected it to be a quick process, after all. I'm really excited though, so many things we know are going to be part of this game...to say nothing of what we don't know.

E3, or TGS, whenever they drop the bombshell on this sucker, it's going to be massive.

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Titch1794
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:28:38 PM
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I seriously don't mind the weight as long as I know that they are making the game as great as possible.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:20:36 PM

Yes. Unfortunately we can't expect that type of devotion from all the devs.

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rell
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:28:41 PM
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@jor_anbu I agree with u. Playb3yond

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mike_1
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 12:31:46 PM
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How long have we been waiting 4 this? They gave us a bit of it 2-3 years ago but not the real thing. That's alright they release it around christmas at least and your looking at another system seller. Isn't that all that matters? If everyone gets a PS3 and all those xbox lovers have nothing good to play except old games

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:23:52 PM
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Does anyone feel that in the time we've been waiting for this game they could have already released it and been working on GT6 in which they could've been applying all these new features instead?

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Victor321
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:33:17 PM

That will kill any anticipation for GT5 imo, since all GT fans would know that GT6 would be better than GT5 in terms of gameplay improvements.

It'd be really impractical.

There are numerous reasons I can think of that would make this a detriment more than a benefit, but that's the most important one to me lol

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 6:45:10 PM

I see.

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Victor321
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:23:37 AM

Don't worry shadowscorpio, if you're eagerly anticipating GT5, I guarantee you, it will be extraordinary.

Sure, I am not part of the development team, nor have I played the game (only the Time Trial Demo, and GT Prologue), but this is one of those times where you have a gut feeling, it turns out to be right ^.^

You won't even be wanting GT6 for the next 2 years, at least =)



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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:27:42 PM

It is going to be great! I just hope that they do release it this year otherwise it is going to start to look like a bit of a joke within the industry with several announced released dates being pushed back after so many years.

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Imagi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 12:06:36 PM

Yes it is a shame, but sad as it is, it is true. Any longer and it will almost miss a whole generation.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:43:05 PM
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More human than human.

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Irievibes
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:48:36 AM

*cue Minus human from metalicaa s&m*

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:47:02 PM
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Twice I've had dreams where GT5 was in my possession, and trust me it's awesome!

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IronFace2
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:52:11 PM

Me 2... Had GT5 dreams aswell lol

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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:23:33 PM

Any wet stages?

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ctd669
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 1:56:57 PM
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You might not be sold on the whole NASCAR thing Ben... But I sure am!
Cannot wait for this!!!

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maxpontiac
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:23:46 PM

Indeed. I would be willing to bet that NASCAR is one of the most popular modes online!

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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 3:18:30 PM

I just don't get the appeal of NASCAR, maybe it is because I am from Europe, I am not trying to get anybodies back up but compared to other forms of racing it just seems so dull to me, I mean oval circuits wtf?

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:44:57 AM

I don't believe any NASCAR fan on this site has ever said you or anyone who dislikes NASCAR to become a fan of the sport.

Just respect it.

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Imagi
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 12:03:25 PM

Fair nuff, I will give it good go when I get the game.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 1:00:13 PM

Online it should prove a blast. Between the drafting, and pit management, it should be special gameplay.

That and there will be a ton of people playing it. NASCAR is big here, and depending on the tracks in game, you should be treated to a few of the road courses.

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HighLife
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:04:20 PM
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Some NASCAR drivers have twittered that they were playing GT5.

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The Stig
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:25:09 PM
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Thats one thing that let previous GT games down. The AI drivers would all follow the exact same line around the track, it made it far too easy to over-taking. There was some improvement in GT5P, AI drivers would make mistakes and were a little less predictable.

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IronFace2
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 3:49:54 PM

Agree... all u had 2 do was put a chip in ur car so it can go faster than the others and ur the winner.
4 me GT2 is the best. Lets see how good GT5 will be ;)

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DemonNeno
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 4:03:44 PM
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Look, I don't give a CRAP about how great or horrible this game is said to be! Just give me a DEMO so I can find out for myself... PLEEEASSEE?!? :)

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shaydey77
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:14:46 PM

There was a demo. well a trials thing a while back with a Skyline or a 320Z.


Either way both are crap.
one was made in part by some GT5 Yamuchi guy and the other is owned by a small playstation website journalist. :)

(im pretty sure it was the 320Z though!)

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Victor321
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:29:42 AM

Ummm that "GT5 Yamauchi Guy"....he's the creator, and his love and passion for cars is what made him so successful in life.

Nuff Said.



DISCLAIMER, not related to post above- Does anyone not remember anymore that it was the Japanese who revolutionized gaming?

Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Kazunori Yamauchi, Fumito Ueda, the list goes on....

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shaydey77
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 2:42:53 PM

So hard to convey sarcasm these days without actually announcing it publicly...

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Qubex
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:13:49 PM
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we continue to wait patiently, like monks at a monestary... Experiencing heaven is worth the wait is it not?

Q!

"play.experienxe.enjoy"

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shaydey77
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:06:20 PM

Most people wait their entire lives for that one!! Lets hope this is a bit less!!!

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shaydey77
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 5:18:46 PM
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More human like AI... as long as they are not like the eejits that reverse at the start of online races...they really annoy me when they end up wrecking bout half the field (GRID).

I dont see the fascination with nascar either. Circular repetitive flat track. Go for something with corners that takes actual skill to drive through like rally or Formula 1. but whatever your into i guess.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 6:22:32 PM

I'm not a fan of nascar personally, but as someone who has driven a car over 100mph, I'd like to say that regardless how straight or circular a track is, driving that fast takes some intense skills.

Whether you like it or not, nascar still takes talent.

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shaydey77
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 12:24:44 PM

i completely disagree. any fool can drive at over 100mph. Motorways,highways, autobahns all easy to do over 100 if you so wish and require the skill to put your right foot down on a pedal.

Corners, ditches etc are in my opinion what really tests a driver and requires skill.

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maxpontiac
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:27:29 PM

You are right. Anyone can drive 100 mph.

However..Not everyone can drive it good. Just ask all those complex experts on how difficult it is to drive 150 mph with dozens of cars, no computer assists (like Indy cars).

Ironically, NASCAR drivers prove they can drive the "tough" tracks with the Road Course events they do.

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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:21:35 PM

If you want to see what talent really is, just watch some of the on-board camera views of laps made by the Formula 1 drivers, or rally drivers for that matter.

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Irievibes
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:52:13 AM

its easy to go on an oval at 157 mph per hour right?

now do so for 5 to 6 consecutive hours, while pittin in the less you can without melting your tires...

its not a speed race, its an endurance and strategic race, and if you have driven for prolonged periods of time, you understand how it gets exponentially harder to mantain your pace and concentration, not to mention you will be sitting down with ahelmet full body gear, 4 point harness , gloves and all that jazz for 5 dam hours...

it IS NOT easy , regardless of how "dull" it may look , there is a reason why its so competitive, cuz its not ez

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 11:48:13 AM

Indeed. It's a difficult endeavor. There is a reason no one from any other league has been successful in NASCAR.

You said it perfectly Irievibes..

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shaydey77
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:07:58 PM

I just dont find peoples ability to stay awake all that exciting or see how it takes skill.. but clearly you guys like it so enjoy.

As someone else said its just an extra feature. :)

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Irievibes
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 5:04:17 PM

ok think of it like this....ANY fool can climb a rock, but there is a reason so many people DIE climbing the everest, its not a matter of just staying awake, it actually gets HARD, to even keep your vision from blurring and focused on what you want to focus after 3 hours of doing so, its the strain and tension of all the small things , over a prolong period of time , make it an endurance race...

i am not a HUUUGE fan as i said, but i can understand its appeal, ill be happy to get into the nascar mode in GT5 and learn more about it! more features is always a plus!

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shaydey77
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 @ 7:34:30 AM

That analogy is a bit exxagerated compared to car racing. but i understand your point.

Heck im going to have a go off it too!! I might even become a fan. gotta learn to keep an open mind with these things!!

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kraygen
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 6:23:36 PM
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I'm perfectly happy to wait until the game is finished in the eyes of the creator. If released before then it would be like stripping the game of its soul.

I want the whole experience, and I expect I will be pleased.

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Nerull
Saturday, April 03, 2010 @ 6:30:01 PM
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Same for me, what's so exhilarating about 4 hours of left turns? My guess is the fans that actually go to the races just get turned on by a deafening amount of engines and enjoy huffing gas fumes.
And even though I heard the AI was supposed to be improved back before the last couple delays its still more of a draw than the 3d and that seemingly even more pointless head tracking.
GT was overdue for an AI overhaul since GT2 or so. If a car crashes into you, you have to work to keep your car stable or, if you're in a light car at a high speed you're almost certainly going to spin out.
But if you crash in to the AI its like trying to move a dump truck. It'll be interesting to see a group of cars not moving on such an obvious rail.

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Imagi
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:07:35 PM

I really like the head tracking idea, I always use in car or bumper view. The ability to be able to use my mirrors as I would in RL will be great.

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Irievibes
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:41:59 AM

how lil u understand a nascar race if you think speed is the main factor here...

you do know these guys are driving for 5 to 6 hours STRAIGHT right? not only that, but as the track gets hotter, and you get more tired, it gets progressivley harder to drive and shave those lap seconds, not only that, but you have to play with your pit ins and tires

yeah its all right turns, nascar is a strategic, and endurance race, not a who gets from point a to point b faster...

i am not a huge NASCAR fan, but i understand its appeal

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Irievibes
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 8:54:50 AM

me too imagi, since i heard the head tracking idea, i said in my mind "Finally!" i can actually drive like a real car, i can use rearview mirrors and look at the guy next to my door if i want to without having to bind a whole bunch of keys to do so..sounds awsome, if they are taking time to add these kinds of features its a-ok by me

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RebelJD
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:16:46 AM
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GT5 to feature more "human-like" AI? Does that mean getting the occasional bump causing you to wipe out? LOL. Whatever, what they really mean is making the AI harder to compete against I bet. "Human-like" would mean seeing AI biff and screw up..but like other platforms with "better AI" it only means making it a pain the rear to play against.

The Nascar feature should be awesome, racing is racing people. GT5, rock on.

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maxpontiac
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:28:23 PM

Good point. Kaz acknowledges that NASCAR is a motorsport, yet alot of people wont.

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___________
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 2:16:49 AM
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dont care just release the fudging thing already!!!!!!!!!!!

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maxpontiac
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 1:22:24 PM
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The addition of NASCAR to Gran Turismo is another reason why I love Kaz.

There is not only the practical reasons, such as sales in the USA, it is further proof of Kaz's love for the automotive industry.

He doesn't mind at ALL that a good chunk of GT fans won't care for NASCAR. Why? It's racing. It's skill. It's pure unadulterated horsepower. There are 75 million NASCAR fans out there right now. How many of those represent potential sales?

There is a NASCAR video on the US Playstation Store in which highlights Kaz as he tours a race event. He talks about how he is a huge fan of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and how he loves the atmosphere due to the mass amount of people in attendence.

Bravo KY and PD for including the biggest motorsport on the planet (holds 17 of 20 top 20 attended sporting events in the world).

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FM23
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 5:41:02 PM
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Seriiously Ben, your not excited about them including Nascar. This is one of the reasons why I am anticipating GT5 and I am far from a Nascar fan. I like the fact that game is so diverse. And even if you don't like it, look at it as a bonus feature.

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Jian2069
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 7:33:58 PM

yeah it's kinda the same as OtherOS feature
even if you don't use it it's still a feature, and shouldn't have been removed

>:(

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gangan19
Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 6:29:48 PM
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the longer the wait, the better the game

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 05, 2010 @ 4:00:35 PM
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I have GT5 on the brain...

Hey Ben! What don't you like about NASCAR? Or are you worried about something?

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