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New GT5 Info: GT Life Replaces Gran Turismo Mode

Every time we think we know everything there is to know about Gran Turismo 5, another round of information hits...and we get impressed all over again.

Sony revealed even more details for the upcoming racer at GamesCom, and to read through an in-depth summary, check out the European Gran Turismo 5 site. A-Spec and B-Spec modes are back but instead of merely choosing either for a particular race, you will choose one during "GT LIFE" mode. This new option replaces the standard Gran Turismo Mode, and here, you will forge your career either as a driver in A-Spec or a driving director in B-Spec. And of course, you've got the requisite Garage, Dealerships, and Tuning features and perhaps to the chagrin of many, the License Tests have also returned (Golds better not be hair-pulling impossible this time!). The My Lounge option for online multiplayer fans is great, the Course Maker will certainly require imagination and attention to detail, and that kart racing looks pretty darn entertaining. Lastly, they heap some history on you, and explain how some of the classics came to be in the game. Gran Turismo 5 is downright loaded; it should be the complete simulation experience.

So who's ready to drive? If you're feeling a little uncomfortable, you can always hit "Practice" for the first few hours, or something.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gran turismo 5, gt5, gt5 ps3, polyphony digital

8/19/2010 10:37:30 AM Ben Dutka

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whiskeytango74
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:07:03 AM
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so you have to choose either A-spec or B-spec for the entire career?

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NazzyQ
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:11:47 AM
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Not so. You can do both at the same time

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RobiinzZ
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:16:07 AM
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So theres like 2 carers now, A and B.

i'll play this game for a whole year and still wont finish it lmao, aww, its gona be awsome, cant wait :D.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 10:24:23 PM

lol I know that giddy feeling. see ya online!

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:20:45 AM
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i can't stop drooling. i have to have this now. i love how they're taking advantage of blue ray. they're packing it tight with goodies. lol @ 360 owners thinking forza is better than GT.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:04:35 PM

Looking at some of the screen shots that came out of Gamescom make it more then obvious.

You know it's a reach when all they can do is whine about dynamic tire marks.... ooops. The newest video out of GC10 fixes that.

Now what??

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:27:19 PM

don't forget they showed that slow motion video trying to make it seem life gt5 took forever to load. smh

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:04:58 PM

I can't stop drooling either, It looks so amazing It can't be real.
now try to imagine GT6 on the PS4... Wow

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 11:17:01 AM

i can't even fathom gt6.

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NazzyQ
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:20:49 AM
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From what i can gather , you'll start GT life mode with a small amount of cash and no cars (as per usual), but this time you'll also have one B-spec driver at your command. As you progress through the game you'll end up with a team of six drivers.

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spiderboi
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:48:18 AM

Not familiar with B-spec myself. What determines the driver's skills? How can i make my driver win?

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JackC8
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:37:21 PM

In GT4, I think the B-spec mode just consisted of hitting the directional buttons to tell your driver to drive faster or slower. Faster resulted in more passes, but more sliding off the track. Slower gave you better consistency, but of course you wouldn't use that until you were in the lead. It always drove me nuts how the AI driver could control a car perfectly when I was so awful with the exact same one LOL.

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frostface
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:31:05 AM
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I don't we can expect any new reviews for other games, after this one comes out. Ben's gonna be very busy fine tuning engines and tweaking every minute detail, he'll forget about his job just like everyone else who's into getting this game. lol

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556pineapple
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 11:44:33 AM
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Oh man, I can't wait for this game, but curse those license tests! I still remember in Gran Turismo 2 when I got gold on the test where you need to navigate the chicane in the Laguna Seca raceway with the Dodge Viper. I had never done those corners so well, and will probably never do so again.

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Streets_74
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:03:36 PM

Oh my god!!! I feel you on that one you just brought up a repressed memory, I lost two DS2's(anger issues yes) on that Laguna Seca, in fact I haven't thought about it in so long I can't remember if I got gold on it. If they have anything like that for GT5 I need to stock up on DS3's(yeah i'm still working on the anger thing)lol.

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556pineapple
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:09:02 PM

I hear you on the anger issues. I lost my Sixaxis on a GTA:SA, and the LEDs on one of my DS3s on the GoW Collection.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:16:05 PM

OMG, I remember that...holy God...pretty sure it was impossible. Goddamn piece of sh** Viper. LOL

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RadioHeader
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:21:09 PM

I always felt like a steering wheel was vital to achieve all golds, and that's why I never achieved all golds. But this time I'll be ready for them with my DFGT. I'm quite looking foward to it.

The other good thing about having a wheel is the fact that it's locked in place so you can't throw it at the TV.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:06:29 PM

The corkscrew at Laguna Seca is one of my favorites.

Slow in.... Fast out..

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Arvis
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:17:53 PM

I'm one of the most non-angry, laid back people in the world, but even I have been known to chuck a controller when a game sufficiently frustrates me. When a game is appropriately engaging, it heightens the emotional reactions.

Anyways, Vipers are the greatest cars EVER, so I didn't have too much trouble passing that test. However, I didn't bother trying to get golds on any of the tests. I just wanted to pass.

-Arvis

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Scarecrow
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 5:27:39 PM

Viper and Laguna Seca always go together for some reason...

I kinda love and hate Laguna Seca. Some days you take that curve perfectly but other days you just eff it up... Yeah yeah practice makes perfect but when you're behind the leader and you're losing seconds it can really push you to the limit.

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NazzyQ
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:09:17 PM
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@Spider Boi
Winning in B-Spec mode in GT4 required good management ( like for example, knowing when to tell your driver to enter the pit stop).

This time round, however, you have to 'nurture' your driver. He'll start off inexperienced, but you'll be able to mould him into a pro eventually, after a good couple of races.

Also in GT5 ,winning races is dependant on how well you issue commands to your driver. If you give him too many commands , he'll become flustered and make mistakes, thus costing you the race

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spiderboi
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 11:14:34 AM

Thanks NazzyQ :) Now I've got my pokemon driver. Go overtake! haha.. but seriously, gonna try that mode on when GT5 gets inside my PS3. Can't wait....

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0_o
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:27:01 PM
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Everything in GT5 looks SUPER GREAT and I bet there will be more greatness, the only unfortunate thing about it is that only Premium cars will have cockpit view.

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Mr_Nice_Guy
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:34:53 PM

No, all cars will have a cockpit view. Only the premium cars will have the cockpit detailed down the the exact stitching of the real life car. So don't worry, you'll be able to drive in the cockpit of all the cars.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:08:43 PM

Sorry to bring this up, but Kaz said in an interview that can be found on GTPlanet that interior views will not be present in the "standard cars".

Mildly disappointing, but literally meaningless when one considers just how much content is coming our way on GT5.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:11:09 PM

Not all cars have cockpit view?
Great, another reason for the bots to diss GT5.

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:12:19 PM

This sucks but with what you'll be getting it an't that bad like what you said maxPontiac.
I hope there will be a hood view thou.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:59:34 PM

Snake -

If that happens, direct them to other features that GT has. It's a genre defining experience.

NASCAR Series
WRC Rally cars
F1 Open Wheel race cars
Super GT Series
LeMans Series
Top Gear and The Stig
Redbull Racing
18mp Photomode
16 cars on track
16 player online races
32 player lobbies
Track Creator
KART Racing
A professional race driver who project leads.
1000 plus cars
200 plus of the most detailed autos in a game.
The return of Race Modification (YES!)
Dynamic time settings
Weather including snow, rain, and wind
Dynamic damage modeling
RPG inspired B-Spec Team mode

Plus, the official unveiling isn't until TGS10

If all that doesn't work. Tell them GT5 is the "definitive" racing experience 10 times in one sentence. MS folks respond to that kind of stuff.

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ed_winchester
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:43:35 PM
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Ive just started GT on PSP and jeez its hard to get gold in the licences.

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PSJB
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:46:46 PM
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The PS3 has been hacked.wow

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:34:13 PM

Feel free to discuss this in the forums. This isn't an article or news piece about that.

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:36:54 PM
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I'm glad there still working on it and hope they keep tricking things right up to the Launce. I think it's stupid when people say, "there still not finished?", when there is still 3 or so months left.

This is going to be the best racing/sim ever and it will last another 5 years after it launches.
I can't wait tell Nov. 2 to come. My other games are going to collect dust. I see me playing it right up to the GT6 release date and I might not own a PS4 until GT6

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JackC8
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:48:02 PM
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I'm gonna have a huge grin on my face starting in November, and I probably won't get rid of it until 2012. :)

On that site that's linked in the article, the last two pages have the history of some of the cars. I wonder if that's what's in the book in the deluxe edition? I may just have to upgrade my pre-order if it is.

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 6:25:49 PM

2012? I'll have mine sitting next to GT6 in my game collection :D

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maxpontiac
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:09:24 PM
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Bring on GT5. The screens out of GS10 are pure car-porn!!

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NazzyQ
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:32:15 PM
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I am afraid that maxpointiac is right, PD confirmed in an interview to GT planet that only the premium cars will have cockpit view.

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Alienange
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:43:51 PM
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Not going to be getting this. It sounds great, but the gameplay in GT games is just out of control. Having to slow to a crawl to take a turn while the AI opponents whip by me is hair pulling enough. I can't imagine trying to get gold or ANY medal for that matter when these things control like freight trains.

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Arvis
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:54:29 PM

You just have to adjust. The only reason the AI "whips by" you in the turns is because they're breaking BEFORE they turn, and can therefore sustain momentum through the turn without losing control.

It's just something that you feel out over time.

The best thing for GT newbies is to race with a car you've owned, or at least driven, before. If you own a car, you've probably thought to yourself "What would it be like if I just redlined this machine as fast as it could go?"
The only safe way to find out is to try it in Gran Turismo. :)
The novelty of using a car you're intimately familiar with IRL can keep you playing, and eventually you'll get used to how the cars handle.

Plus, adding Turbo Kits or Superchargers to cars you've owned makes it interesting as well. There's really SO MUCH to love about this series that adjusting to the hyper-realistic controls is well worth the time.

I only say this for your benefit, Alienange. :)
If you'd rather give the game a pass, that's fine too.

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:41:18 PM

If you can't drive, you can't drive. ;)

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Alienange
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:32:42 PM

Thanks arvis I really appreciate that. It may not be my preferred game but I do respect those who are passionate about it.

I think my main issue is that if GT is truly "hyper-realistic," then wouldn't my car turn when I push left or right even if I was going too fast? Wouldn't the realistic thing be my car rolling and not just plowing ahead in a straight line?

I doubt I'm the only gamer who's screamed "TURN!" at a GT game.

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rogers71
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 9:27:30 PM

I have to agree with Ben here, you can't drive, accept it and move on.

Anyone who has went too fast in their car can attest to the fact that if you try to turn while going too fast.....well....the wheels turn but the car doesn't. You will just slide right into a wall....or tree....or another car.....or depending on the vehicle you could turn but as soon as you do...flip city baby.

Gran Turismo is THE BEST Racing Sim ever made. If you want to drive way too fast and still be able to turn, slam into a wall and maintain speed, pick up some previous versions of Need For Speed. That is arcade racing at its best.

The rest of us will be driving like a car was meant to drive.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 8:27:52 PM

20 mph in a school zone?

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Arvis
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 2:48:42 PM
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Oh man... I just read every word of that six-page document linked in the article. I looked at every photo. I just... I... I can't even... *weeps*

It's just so beautiful! T_T

I officially don't even care about the cockpit thing anymore (which, by the way, was confirmed in that link, Cockpit Views have been prepared for only the 200 Premium cars).

-Arvis

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StangMan80
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 7:07:58 PM

I read every word on all 6 pages and stared at each pic for a few minutes drooling.
I still don't believe how good it looks

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kraygen
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 3:26:50 PM
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Have there been any vids of the kart racing? I'd really like to see what that is like.

I'm super excited for this game, but due to my new rule of not buying anything at release, I'll be waiting a while to get this one. Not that I don't think it'll be worth $60, but I'll enjoy it just as much if I wait a while and pay less.

Plus I have so many other games to play right now it's ridiculous.

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Arvis
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 4:20:38 PM

If you click the link in the article, there's a video link on like the third page. It looks pretty cool. :)

-Arvis

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kraygen
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 2:28:13 AM

awesome thanks.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 5:41:12 PM
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This game is effing beautiful...!

This is the only GT game I need 'till ps4, it's packed! blu-ray really is the difference of it all.

I love the fact that there's so much in this game. You don't have to feel inferior or anything. The game will have so much that you can choose to be whatever you want to be.

For example, there's rally, you can be the best rally racer amongst your friends. Or you can be the best road racer. You can also be the best Nascar or Kart racer. The one who's great with classic cars. The one's who's best with the LeMans cars, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

Wow....I just can't freaking wait for the Game of the year!

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dante_zero
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:05:55 PM
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if you think GT5 looks good now wait till you get a 3Dtv. trust me. I've pre-ordered the signature edition of GT5 @ £150 and it'll be well worth it. I was gonna get the cheap limited edition but after having played GT5 i just knew that this is something that is gonna serve me as a gamer for a long time and opening that collectors edition and putting it into my ps3 is probably the best gaming moment for along time. (well since i got uncharted 2 and fired that up).
Strangely enough i'm kinda looking forward to Nascar as can honestly say i havent played a decent Nascar game in like forever.

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StangMan80
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:43:44 AM

I would of gotten the signature edition in a heart beat if it was available here

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Lawless SXE
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 2:35:20 AM
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You're making it damned hard for me to continue on without placing my preorder when you keep giving me more and more info about this guaranteed GOTY contender. To be honest, I'm trying to keep myself unhyped, but it's just not working. One game to rule them all: GT5, and it will be the highest selling PS3 exclusive to date. I'd bet my games collection on that... If only to not have the urge to play them all over again and cut into time that can otherwise be spent on GT5.
Peace.

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RebelJD
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 4:24:29 AM
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GT5 is super cool.

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