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Hefty Gran Turismo 5 Update Arrives

When Kazunori Yamauchi said Polyphony Digital would continue to support Gran Turismo 5, he really wasn't kidding.

Update version 1.05 for the masterful racer has arrived and it clocks in at a super-hefty 608MB. Why? Because, as GTPlanet reports, the upgrade offers a ton of improvements and alterations. GT Mode now has Seasonal Events, where you can "participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team," there's the Online Collector's Dealership, Online Race Rewards and Experience, Improved Rewards (rewards for A-Spec and B-Spec races have been increased for a limited time), and the ability to set the Race Information Display. In terms of a stability upgrade, the team has "made improvements to the [Log] within [GT Mode]-[Community] section, in order to make its operation more stable." GT5 is a driving simulator and deserving of constant tweaks, as one would constantly tweak a race car. It takes a few laps before you really get it running well, but the core mechanic is what matters...and when it comes to realistic physics, there's nothing better.

So next time you log in, prepare to wait a bit as the update downloads. If you're a hardcore racer, it's worth the wait.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gt5, gran turismo 5, gt5 update, gt5 patch

12/20/2010 12:10:01 PM Ben Dutka

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SILVERAMMO
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:24:22 PM
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aewsomnezzz

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:37:05 PM

Okay, that inspiring comment aside..

This game must've been rushed..ironic considering the delays but rewards for online race's should be in there already.
Also, "GT Mode now has Seasonal Events, where you can "participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team" is this just like GT5P?

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:59:23 PM

LiamDaniels-

I don't believe that GT5 was rushed at all. I think PD is a slower development house, that's all.

Plus, go to the GTPlanet news section, and you'll see some interior photos on the cars, and you'll understand just how NOT rushed GT5 was.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:04:39 PM

Yea 6 years isn't rushed. The game is a powerhouse even though it has some flaws. This idea that GT5 is broken or was rushed is ridiculous. People expected more after 6 years, and I get that but c'mon! The game is a beast and packs plenty value for the $60 price tag. And the fact PD plans to give us updates and fixes for the foreseeable future for free only adds to that value.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:22:39 PM

Hang on, I don't think I got what I meant across.
Sorry when you write on the PS3's on-screen keyboard, you think about stuff while your writing, & because its so slow you forget what you were thinking about XD

I meant sony 'rushed' the game out, & PD probably only accepted because of the prospect of patches. Because they'res stuff that should've being in the game all along...like leaderboards.

I've saw the cock-pits & honesty I couldn't stop saying "Oh my god.. Oh my god..HOW!? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?"...when Kaz said these cars were built to last he was being for real.

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jlch777
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 4:12:17 PM

Yeaaahhh!!!

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Qubex
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 8:02:33 PM

Jawknee, the issue is "perception". There were quite a lot of complaints from users from the outset. If people didn't complain PD may have not tried to enhance the experience and fix these "flaws" quickly. They may have taken another 2 years to do so. Its an assumption though.

Sony and PD have a huge brand to protect. If people become discontented with it, it can ruin a great future for PD. You just need one "bad" game, and your future could be in jeopardy. Sony and PD have no choice but satisfy the masses...

I continue to watch the refinements. There will be more patches and my timing of picking it up GT5 mid next year I think is perfect, not to mention the price of the original disk would come down a tad as well. I am in no rush at all, plenty of other stuff to get on with.

Until this latest patch, I always felt GT5 was still in Beta... but I have to admit, with every patch it is getting better and better :)

Hoping to enjoy playing the beast in the next couple of months.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 9:25:55 PM

"Until this latest patch, I always felt GT5 was still in Beta..."

How do you know? You don't have the game.

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thj_1980
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:36:50 PM

It was defs rushed. The game is almost incomplete, in my eyes they spent way too much time in car detail. Less focus on gameplay.

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Qubex
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 11:16:23 PM

I know because I owned the first GT HD, Prologue and the GT Time Trial... and have played them for hours and hours. Visually the shadow flaws and glitched are obviously still present in the full release of GT5.

The later GT Time Trial demo was to show the "new" physics engine. From what I have read, seen (plenty of video footage on YouTube in HD + the "now playing" series on Gamespot) and heard, I can see the differences between GT HD, Prologue, GT Time Trial and the full release.

Obviously the game is bigger with more cars, but the "flaws" previously present are still, to some extent, part of the main release of the game.

In GT5, the "flaws" people speak seem to be a mix of visual glitches and gameplay/navigation/online issues - some worst than others, but non so terrible that the game cannot be enjoyed... as we know it can, and many people are in fact loving it.

As for the visual glitches we know of the low polygon car models (for the non premium models) and some bad 3D model stitching. My friend at work has it and he complains about it on a daily basis. Other "flaws" extend to the online lobby and the grind it takes to get anywhere.

So what we are seeing is PD trying to fix this mix of "flaws", both technically and also from a gameplay/navigation/online perspective.

This latest patch it seems will go some way to address some of the issues. We will see what more they do to add the final coat of polish to the title.

As stated, by mid next year, we won't be having this conversation as the game will be ready for its real release.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Last edited by Qubex on 12/20/2010 11:21:37 PM

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:59:51 AM

The ignorance burns my eyes.

One guy (Qubex) talks a lot of ish about a game he doesn't own.

And the other guy "sh4dowking" says the gameplay suffered.

Wow, it's almost hilarious what I'm reading :D

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:06:55 AM

Qubex, my friend, Scarecrow is right. You really need to buy or rent GT5. I don't even know where to begin. My question is why are you relying on Youtube & the internetz? GT5 is perfect without the update. Now that we have the update, you can't complain, it just got better. Don't rely so much on Youtube, your opinion matters the most. The game is a beast at simulating how to drive! If you like GT, you'll love GT5. It's just that awesome. Know what? I have so much money I'll even gift you a car! Anyway, when you GET it & PLAY it you'll see its awesomeness.

P.S Yes you can "Gift" cars to friends.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:31:46 AM

Nothing like reading ones (Qubex) opinion on a subject when he doesn't even have first hand experience.

I never have understood how or why people claim to be experts or knowledgeable about any given subject when it's painfully obvious that they have only gone by 2nd and third hand experiences.

Oh, so you (Qubex) have played GTHD, GT5P, and GTTT? Good. That means nothing when speaking of GT5 since so much has changed.

GT5 is not perfect. However, when it comes to driving, it nearly is, and last time I checked, Gran Turismo was all about the driving.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:41:52 AM

Ugh!

OK look, let's boil this down to the nub of the issue. Is GT5 perfect? No, are there things that could be better? yes, could that be said of every game, even Uncharted 2? Yes. Are there any visual issues that break or ruin the game? No. Are there any game breaking issues at all? No. Are there minor user interface tweaks that could make things better? Yes. Are there improvements to online that would be welcome? Yes.

Seriously, GT5 gets a lot of criticism for things that on any other game would not be a source of criticism. This thread is a great illustration of much of that.

So, let's look at the issues raised. Shadows, there are some jagged looking shadows, but it's a small visual element in an otherwise extremely good game. Smoke/spray clouds do not blend well when the car is in-front of the cloud, otherwise, the effects are pretty well done. OK, the blending is a visual issue, but it's no worse than the shadowing, and to be honest, it's just a minor visual flaw.

I'm aware of no navigation issues, the main menu feels a little thrown together, but the recent addition of the online dealership and seasonal events were seamless. Navigating the menus is not difficult, and everything is organized just as it has been in the past. can it be cleaned up? Probably, but it's not terrible, and not a distraction.

Online. Yes, at launch the online was a problem because they completely under-estimated the demand for online play. It has got better, and continues to get better. leaderboards and such are re-appearing as they are added for the Seasonal events such as the GT Academy. They look and function just as those in Prologue did.

Some of the standard cars were clearly sourced from lower resolution sources, and it shows, other than that, most cars in the standard line up look fine, I don't honestly see how this can be a real issue for anyone, the biggest issue is not being able to take these cars into the full photo mode, granted they would look less good, but even so, it would be nice.

3D model stitching issues? First I've heard of it.

As for the grind, if you played GT3 or GT4, then this should be familiar, and to be honest, it's no where near as bad as it was in those games. In fact there are several events that are relatively short and easy wins that generate a decent amount of credits each time making grinding relatively pain free. But come on, any game where you save credits to buy in game items has some level of grinding. I'm level 20 and the only real grinding I've done was to obtain and tune the heck out of an E-type Jaguar which I then gifted to my wife in-game. I think that this is an example of mountains being made of mole-hills.

Actually, I think that all of this is mountains being made of mole-hills. By all means recognize flaws, but put them into perspective and context for heaven's sake. The biggest 'flaw' in the game is actually the fully custom transmission not being fully custom, even though the game manual and help say it is. Other than that, everything else is non-consequential.

Qubex, I've played GT2, GT3, GT4, GTHD, GGT5Prologue, GT Time Trial, and now GT5. I can honestly say that I find your comments to be overblown with respect to GT5. Truly and honestly, GT5 is the best driving of all of them, and although the menus in Prologue were slick by comparison, everything else is the same or better. Until you play the game, your criticisms will ring hollow.

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:24:57 AM

Thanks for your mature response Highlander. I will definitely purchase this title, but I would like to see what further improvements are brought to it in the coming few months.

Admittedly, I never said the game is "bad", I know its good, and I know it has the best simulation engine on any platform - I owned GT2 on PSX.

It still doesn't mean PD should be so easily forgiven for a release I honestly think was rushed through. If Sony did not put pressure on them I feel you would have gotten this game Holidays 2011 and not 2010. It needed a few more months of polish that is all.

I think the whole community is just glad they are going about fixing whatever needs fixing... enough noise was made about it... if they didn't or showed arrogance they would have begun destroying this great I.P. Gamers would have just started to lose confidence in future GT iterations.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 4:48:57 PM

@Qubex, like most games it could have benefited from extra time in the oven. I fear though that with PD, the extra time would have been swallowed up by other things. In some ways the way that the game is reminds me of a pitfall that I personally have fallen into when building an application. I spend 90% of my time making the core of the application as good as I can, so the logic and code is tight, and nearly bullet proof, but then I have only 10% of the time left to put the user interface together. Of course the UI suffers, and requires some polish. If I get the time after launch I go back and do that, but if you gave me more time to complete the project, I'd just spend more time perfecting the guts of it an still only have 10% of the time for the UI.

I don't know whether that is even close to what happened with GT5, but I do know that the core of the game is extremely good and solid, and the user interface is what lets some things down.

I was one of those calling on PD to just get on and release the game, I was impatient to play. So I can hardly turn around now and blast them for releasing it too early (I don't think that they did). Like you though, I am glad that they are still working on the game and adding/refining things. GT5 is such a big game, there are so many features and aspects to the game. As such, that means there are many ways in which the game may be improved, despite it already being the best GT I've played.

Honestly, I think that when you play it, you will be extremely pleased. Many of your worries will melt away as the game warms your heart in so many other ways that you won't worry about some things in the same way as you may be now.

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:34:21 PM

Thanks Highlander, I agree with everything you wrote above. It won't be long before I add it to my collection, and really happy PD are growing it making it into what it should be... Forza has been forced out!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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StangMan80
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:27:36 PM
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Sweet
Doing it now.

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SilentMassacre
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:28:18 PM
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Hey guys, any idea whether or not this is going to solve the "cannot connect to server" issue? It's seems like it's an isolated problem that's only effecting a few people. When you are using WiFi on the PS3 and signed in to PSN GT5 just hangs on the screen for about 2 minutes looking for online data or something...

It's rather annoying and the only way I get around this is by logging off PSN when I'm playing GT5. I want to compete in the GT Academy!! =)

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:39:27 PM

The only time I have had problems with connecting was when PD was doing server maintenance. That's expected though. From what I read over at PlaystationLifestyle, here are the features and fixes included in the update.

* “[Seasonal Events] have been added to the upper left side of the [GT Mode] – [GT Life] screen. From here you can participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team.
In these events, all participants race under the same regulations, and if you complete the event you will win rewards and experience. In Time Trials and Drift Trials, compete on the leader boards with players around the world.
* An [Online Dealership] has been added to the left center of the [GT Mode]-[GT Life] screen. In here you will find popular and rare used cars. You might just come across that one car you’ve always been looking for, that you haven’t been able to find in the [Used Car Dealer]
* Online Race Rewards and Experience
When you complete a race in the [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge], you will now gain rewards and experience points.
Therefore if you are focused more on playing online, you’ll still be able to gain rewards and levels that you need to progress in [GT Life].
* Driving Distance and Number of Wins in Online Races
The driving distance and the number of wins you achieve when you complete a race in [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge] will now affect your stats in [Profile] and the [Garage].
Here again the results from your online play will c*mulate within [GT Life].
* Improved Rewards
The rewards for winning races in both A-Spec and B-Spec in [GT Mode]-[GT Life] have been increased for a limited time only. (This applies until the end of January 2011)
This is a great chance for those who were previously having difficulties getting ahead in the game, due to a lack of funds for tuning and purchasing required cars.
* Race Information Display
[Race Information Display] is now available in [Start]-[Quick Options]. (You can also see this in [Race Display] in [Options]).
* Save Data Backup
You can now copy and restore your save data. For details, please refer to the in-game [Manual].
* Personal BGM (Menu)
From [Options]-[Hardware]-[Audio], it is now possible to set the [Personal BGM] (Menu)]. (This can also be accessed from the [Music Library] within [GT Mode]).
* Car Name Change
The official name of “Red Bull X1″ has been changed to “Red Bull X2010″.
* Integration with the Website
The main features within [GT Mode]-[Community] can now also be accessed through the “gran-turismo.com” official website.
* [Important Note:]
* We have made improvements to the [Log] within [GT Mode]- [Community] section, in order to make its operation more stable. Please note that the information that was here before the update has been reset.”

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Lawless SXE
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:29:38 PM
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Nice. And, given that PD filled up a Blu-Ray disc, it only makes sense that these updates will be similarly huge.
Peace.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:32:26 PM
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Saw this over at PlaystationLifestyle. This update is MASSIVE. Will download this in a bit and try it out later tonight when the day is over. Still annoyed with myself and at how easy it is to accidentally quit or restart the race when the game is paused. I spent 3 hours on a 4 hour endurance race last night only to accidentally restart the freaking race by accident when I was coming back from a paused game. UGH! 3 hours of my life wasted.

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frylock25
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:41:08 PM

on some of those b spec races in the extreme tier you can have more than one driver, you start to run out of gas and tires wear and the driver gets tired. i only have one driver so i am working on a second right now

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frylock25
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:39:32 PM
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man i will have to stop playing and update the game so that i can keep playing again.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:56:39 PM
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A few of these updates in this patch were discussed in detail and requested over at GTPlanet. Glad to see they are listening.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:48:19 PM

The tuning the LSD always comes easy to me. Never have a problem adjusting for acceleration and deceleration. However....

When it comes to "pains" in car tuning, the dampers give me problems.

All this time spent talking about the game makes me want to leave work and try out 1.05!!

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Highlander
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:06:09 PM
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The biggest change here is the ability to backup your game save. That is huge because before it meant that you could not take your game save with you. Since Ip going to upgrade my HDD in the new year, this update comes just in time for me.

Now, if they could fixed the fully custom transmission, I could pretty much live with everything else.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:11:14 PM

I still haven't been able to find a concrete answer as to why they left that option out when in the help menu it clearly implies otherwise. I don't know much about adjusting gear ratios but I would like to learn. :)

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Highlander
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:23:00 PM

I think that what it came down to was that in the user interface if you manually set the ratios, and then tabbed through the top speed setting it would reset the ratios to a proportionate setting based on the top speed. the way it was described it sounded like you could either go with the fully custom transmission without a top speed setting, or have the top speed setting without the custom ratios. In which case, why not have two custom gear boxes? One for novices and one for experts. I suspect that this is something that is on their fix list, although why it became an issue is beyond me, it'd just be a case of adding radio button to switch from novice to expert mode on the transmission tuning screen.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:58:46 PM

Agreed. However, it's become more of nuisance to me now.

With nearly every car I tune, the gear ratio's are by far the easiest thing to do.

It's the suspension and aerodynamics that require more attention.

But yeah, all the other GT's have had it, so it is missed.

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Highlander
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:09:23 PM

Yeah, perfecting the suspension is difficult, I think that's because with the transmission you are working to the power curve of the engine, and so you can more easily see what to do, and detect the performance benefit.

The suspension is more of an art, and it can be difficult to determine the best settings because sometimes your best sits on a knife edge between horrid and uncontrollable.

The thing that I have the worst time with is the limited slip differential. More than once I have had a car with a powerful engine, but have not been able to find a setting on the LSD that allows the power to be tamed.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:32:22 AM

The tuning the LSD always comes easy to me. Never have a problem adjusting for acceleration and deceleration. However....

When it comes to "pains" in car tuning, the dampers give me problems.

All this time spent talking about the game makes me want to leave work and try out 1.05!!

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:48:52 AM

Oh, the dampers are definitely a difficult thing to get right, especially the balance of front/rear. The LSD is an issue for me, for example I installed one in my Dodge Charger '70. I had boosted horsepower to the roof, and was having a little trouble with grip and wheelspin. So I got the LSD and put it on the car. Immediately the car accelerated a little better, *but* the amount of wheelspin and lost traction to one or other rear wheel increased. No matter how I set it, the car is far less stable with the LSD than without it. I find that setting it up can be something of a mystery because as far as I am concerned the LSD should at worst default to diff-lock which would have both rear wheels spinning, but that's not what happens.

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0_o
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:08:22 PM
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That's what we're waiting for! :)

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:00:29 PM

OMFG I love your avatar!
Glad I'm not the only one who sees faces on cars lol.

The Viper has the sexiest face of them all!

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SixSpeedKing
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:40:25 PM

Lol I see them too. I love when they look like they are angry faces, especially if it's a fast car.

The Viper is one of my favorites. And the Lamborghini Reventon is pretty kick ass.

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Alienange
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:14:09 PM
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Oh I see. So because it's a SIMULATOR it gets compliments for constant patch work? In FPS land that's called "unfinished."

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:17:10 PM

Difference, GT5 was actually playable when first taken out of the box unlike Call of Duty. Besides, adding features is not something I'm going to complain about with any game, Call of Duty or GT5. It's buggy unplayable games that deserve scorn.

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Alienange
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:40:24 PM

I wouldn't complain about adding features either but I do believe their exact words are "made improvements."

Unfortunately even the best games fall prey to patching. I for one was already tired of hearing my coworker complain about patches. I do not look forward to the day after he has to wait through this one.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:02:23 PM

Well considering that PD has included several items off players wish lists (see GTPlanet for example), I don't see a problem.

Plus, I believe FPS (COD specifically) have plenty of reason for scorn when it's the same game year after year with $15.00 map packs.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 3:04:37 PM

Black Ops and GT5 are completely different. Black Ops, especially for the PS3, had broken parts of the game that needed to be fixed. There's nothing "broken" about GT5 and there never has been.

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:02:30 PM

lol, nice try Alienage.

GT5 was fully playable and fully packed since the beginning.

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Imagi
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 9:23:37 AM

If the game was so finished when launched why have the first 5 patches mainly being for fixing faults?

How come GT5 gets a free run like this, if this was any other racing game, the same people which are defending GT5 would be critical and screaming out about it's faults.

A whole load of hypocrites in here! Now hit the thumb down button for a post that is not conforming with GT5 = the second coming!

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Hezzron
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:26:59 PM
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I'm afraid that "continues to support" is sounding a little more like "continues to finish, fix and make more appealing to people with common sense".

I was seriously contemplating getting this, but between the huge install and the amount of large sized patches, I don't want to fill up my hard drive with Polyphony's "support".

I'm gonna have to wait for the "GT5 Finally Complete Edition" that will be out in 2013 sometime. You know it's coming....

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:03:32 PM

If anything, you might have a point if you said that PD was attempting to cater to the casual fan base-slash-microwave crowd.

Most of the other features that were included were strictly from fans wishes.

Last edited by maxpontiac on 12/20/2010 2:05:23 PM

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Highlander
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:10:22 PM

Hezron, was that true of Criterion with Burnout Paradise? No.

So why make that accusation of PD with GT5?

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:49:17 PM

Excellent point Highlander. Burnout Paradise is another excellent example of a game changing over time, for free.

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:05:06 PM

Why are people so simple minded?

Clearly the game's finished, the extra features are extra things that make the game better.

Right out of the box without patches the game is the best racer (sim) there is, there's no argument against that.

With that cemented, adding extra content is only a good thing.
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Only in the West do you hear people whine about extra content.

Unbelievable.

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TheShadow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:31:39 PM

@ Scarecrow

Tell me about it, Most comments I read from other website's involve GT doesen't have this or this thing is not in and this game has that and their are graphical issues (which I don't really see) and that Forza is better (I tried it, its OK but GT is better especially today)

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 7:46:47 AM

Burnout Paradise was a borderline launch title. The patch also included motorcycles and extra challenges. It's patch does sit at a whopping gig, but we all know GT5 will make quick work of that....and if BO was as deficient, then shame on them too.

Scarecrow is clearly confused, and his cheap shot at the West is unwarranted. GT5 is not getting "extra content". "Extra content" would be cars, tracks and challenges. What GT5 is getting, as the article clearly points out, is "improvements and alterations". In other words, Polyphony released the game one way, and now a few weeks later, they're changing things around because it was lacking in many obvious areas.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:37:22 AM

Hezzron, please, get some education in the matter when it comes to GT 1.05.

The patch came with the "Seasonal Events" which has several new A-Spec races located in there which in turn will change on a monthly basis.

Scarecrow is right in a sense though, the US (yes, I am a proud American) does whine over a heck of a lot of issues. Problem is, jaggies (for example) are excused in games like COD, but nitpicked until the end in GT5.

The American media is hypocritical, and it's not that hard to see.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:50:46 AM

Burnout Paradise was never borderline at launch, and motor cycles didn't arrive until the third major patch. I was there from day one on that game. Of all the games I've played this generation that is probably the one I know best. You could never describe Burnout Paradise as borderline at launch, it was extremely well polished.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:27:50 PM

Sorry Highlander, maybe I wasn't clear. I meant that BO was released fairly soon after the PS3's launch, about a year after....making it a "borderline launch" title.

In no way is BO of borderline quality. I loved it. It was my first Plat! You never forget your first! Sure it has a good sized patch, but like I said, it included substantial bonus material, not just common sense fixes. I only played BO with the full patch, so I never got to experience what it was like before.

As for the rest of you guys....I'm done upsetting you for now. ;)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:49:26 PM

Hezzron. I am not upset. Is not the comment section for discussions?

If you are only posting for flamebait purposes only, I'll keep that in mind and ignore your posts in the future.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 4:59:19 PM

I gotcha Hezzron, my mistake, I misunderstood your post.

With regard to GT5 and the recent patch, It's definitely improvements and enhancements, and a few additional elements such as the seasonal events and online dealership. The thing is that a game as big as this can't ever be perfect, it will always be possible to improve it in some fashion. *Some* of the things included are, as you say, common sense fixes, others are enhancements and improvements targeted at things that players have clearly been sensitive to. It's one of those things where I'm not sure it's fair to criticize a developer for supporting a game with improvements and enhancements. On one hand you could say that the patch includes things that should have been there from day 1, so the dev didn't do a good job. On the other hand, you could say that the developer released the game and is refining it based on user feedback, and it's great that the developer is so responsive to player views.

Glass half empty, glass half full. I like the glass half full.

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0_o
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:29:22 PM
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As long as it's free ;)

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556pineapple
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 1:35:15 PM
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This makes me upset that my PS3 is dead. Oh well, January isn't THAT far away.

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Random_Steve
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:01:52 PM

My GT5 was stuck in mine :(

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556pineapple
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 8:47:41 PM

Ouch, that sucks. I can play mine for 15-20 sessions before my PS3 just shuts off completely. Though I don't really do it often, because I'm afraid of it becoming stuck.

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Amazingskillz
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 2:31:09 PM
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Updates already...hmmmm..kinda wierd. Was the game not finished?

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:29:47 AM

It seems for many, it wasn't... Holidays 2011, the perfect release date for it...

Q!

"play,experience.enjoy"

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:29:49 AM

It seems for many, it wasn't... Holidays 2011, the perfect release date for it...

Q!

"play,experience.enjoy"

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Shadow_Ninja
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 3:55:03 PM
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I think the people that are misinterpreting updates for "fixes" don't understand that nothing is perfect, and everything can be improved.

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t4_robz
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 4:38:58 PM
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who said anything needed to be fixed? their just improving the game... theres a difference!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:39:20 AM

Indeed. Plus since when is listening to fans a bad thing?

PD made a few mistakes, and they are improving the issues as we speak, all within a month of release.

How is COD BO going?

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 4:41:15 PM
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Funny, the complaining about GT5 has shifted from "just release the game!" to "what, the games not finished yet?"

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TheShadow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:34:40 PM

COuldn't have said it any better myself. Today Gamers want the game out as fast as possible and to perfection or they go crazy, mind you I see this on websites mostly in America, don't know about Japan or anything.

To me GT5 has its flaws Yes, but seeing what they offer you it overshadows it by a mile, just played about 4 hours straight and its glorious fun, Love the new update.

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Scarecrow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:08:24 PM
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Seasonal online events sounds delicious! Loved the online events for GT5P, so hopefully they will add challenging events like in GT5P.

Extra features and improvements for free? OMG NO I DON'T WANT THEM! *cries*

Off to burn the roads/dirt/snow!

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tes37
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:08:24 PM
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I'll be losing sleep tonight to get this. I'm capped at 500mb a day. If I exceed it, they slow you down to a crawl for 24 hours. 1am to 6am is penalty free and I can manage to get up to 3GB during that time.

I've only been able to connect to GT5 online twice, so I hope this update will help out. I won't be getting upset about it if it doesn't. There is plenty to do in offline play.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 5:39:13 PM
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These are just extras, the game is already perfect enough.

Though I hope this also fixes the loading issue, it may not be often but I already encountered it a few times already.

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sticklife
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 6:00:31 PM
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Man GT5 is so great, I've lost a ton of hours in it already. This is the first gt that I got my S license in, I'm very proud. The only thing I wish is that gran turisom was up the the quality of the new Iphone game "real racing 2"( according to IGN) That game got a 9, while GT only got an 8.5. Oh well I still enjoy this "lesser" game.

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FM23
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 6:10:18 PM
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So I just downloaded it and wow, they really changed alot of things and by change...I mean they added some beneficial features, most of which are just for personal gain...but that online part is the most necessary...great job, but the game should have been released in this condition from the get go if you ask me...either way, GT5 has been the only game I have played since I got it and that says alot. Other games to hold that crown is Fallout (Both), Demons Souls, and GTAIV. Nothing in between. I really love this game, now just give me a patch that actually prevents me from bringing my overpowered ? to a race. I raced a wagon, and I was driving a GTR....lol

This game just feels special and I can say honestly, I can't trust review sites anymore except this one. I mean I loved Transformer War for Cybertron and that pulled down average ratings. I can't believe people gave GT5 a score below 8.5. The driving is sublime. No game has ever felt this good on the track. I know everyone on here can agree.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 6:22:15 PM

"but the game should have been released in this condition from the get go if you ask me"

I agree but remember, Then people just wanted them to "release the damn game." Now they are mad because the "games isn't finished".

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FM23
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 7:59:08 PM

I'm not mad...it doesn't feel rushed at all, it's just missing features and that's pretty much it. But really though, if it only took 3 weeks to make these patches...one could easily assume this could have been added to final product during the 5 year period...right?

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Jawknee
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 9:24:18 PM

Oh I didn't think you were mad. I was just pointing out some of the whiny hypocrisy of some. :)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:40:52 AM

Jawknee..

I blame the whiny types such as Liber....

...my bad.

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RebelJD
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 7:45:45 PM
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I woke up this morning to this awesome update prompt when I started GT5. Even if it's 600MB it didn't seem like it took that long to download and upload.

As soon as it completed I checked out all the added features and let me tell you. I love it. I was able to find a car I needed and could not find anywhere in the used car nor new car dealership. I found it in the online dealership and was like "Yes!!".

Gran Turismo is effen awesome and these updates are making this game even more gorgeous. Love it.

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Temjin001
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 9:14:13 PM
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Christmas day is coming soon and I'll get to play it with these cool updates for the first time. woo hoo!

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TheShadow
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:17:35 PM
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3 things I love from this Update:

1. The online Dealership, Aweosme and rare cars to buy.

2. Online races with rewards and XP= Level up and up and upppppppppppppppp.

3. And the special host events hosted by PD.

+ other things like better rewards offline and leaderboards.

Some companies that I won't mention, but you all probably know would make you pay 15 dollars for all this (or less) "wink" "Wink"

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X_shadowkilla_X
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:23:38 PM
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this update saved me hours of trying to get that dang Formula gran turismo to appear in the used cars .... its available in the online garage now... and it is SWEET :D

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___________
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:27:08 AM
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funny how peoples attitude changes so quickly.
a month ago they were swearing blue demanding the game be released, and now there swearing blue because the games not perfect.
in hindsight they should of delayed this till next year, theres heaps of things that should of been in there, and other things that need to be polished up.
the wait is whats hurt GT5 the most, if it came out after 3 years of development everyone would of shat themselves because of the amount of work done in such a small time line.
but 6 years?
i dunno, i just cant see 6 years of work in GT5.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:02:42 AM

Then you need to look harder.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:05:55 AM

@I have no name and no real arguments,

blah blah blah

Care to back up your points?
It's easy to say a game this and a game that without backing it up.

The fact remains that it's the most complete racing game on the market. Easily outstrips the competition in content, and overall quality is second to none.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 2:20:13 AM

All your comments on any game are negative.
Well maybe... just maybe... gaming is not for you? Im sorry, ___________, your game ends here. You are not the next Playstation Tester.

I just always wanted to say that 8xD

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___________
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 6:07:16 AM

where did i say its not the most complete racing game?
it most certainly is, theres no other game that offers so many different comps to participate in but thats half the problem.
they spend all there time adding in karts, nascar, rally that they ran out of time to polish the dam thing!
better to have 1 glasses of purified water than 1000 glasses of muddied water.
PD should of just given us A spec and licenses and thats it, than maybe add extra stuff as DLC or for GT6.
but no they had to cram it all into GT5 and because of that the quality has suffered.
quality over quantity!
the standard cars for instance, they look like cardboard cut outs from GT4 for crying out loud!
that is unacceptable, 6 years in development and 800 of the 1000 cars look like a freaking ps2 game!
as i said before if this came out after 3 or 4 years of development people would be shocked and really impressed.
but 6, sorry but i dont see 6 years worth of work here.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:47:02 AM

_______ -

1000 glasses of muddied water?

Over 200 of them is the finest, most refreshing, and purified H20 you'll find anywhere.

Sure, 800 of the glasses are "only" tap water, but man, they taste (drive and tune) so good!!

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Imagi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 9:15:46 AM

Be serious guys, GT5 brilliant though it is has some glaring discrepancy's many of which their is no excuse for, especially when it calls itself a Simulator.

This latest patch has made the game 10x better for me because I can now finally turn the HUD off, but why the hell did this need a patch it should have been in the initial release?

PD should seriously look at other developers and take some que's from them, I mean I cannot even tweak my wheel setup, again this is supposed to be a simulator!

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:26:38 AM

Well Imagi, I have been saying it all along!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 1:38:35 PM

Qubex, just stop. Stop comment on a game you DON'T FREAKIN OWN!

You say perception matters, my perception of you is you talk a lot of bs about stuff you know nothing about.

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:35:29 PM

Thanks Jawknee, I appreciate your understanding and maturity on the matter...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 8:40:00 PM

Just to add, I am sure Jawknee, you have commented on games you have not owned but only played the demos of. Now I am not saying that is wrong, as I respect your opinion on all matters discussed. I enjoy reading your posts and agree with the majority of what you write

I don't get upset about these things; I can't help it if you do.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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UK_MrSim_UK
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 7:51:24 AM
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LOVE <3 the season mode the amaerican race just tune your transmission and suspension 750'000 in the bag :D!!!

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UK_MrSim_UK
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 7:51:44 AM
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i meant american

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 9:10:04 AM
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I hate to admit it but the __________ nameless one has a point. After,six years the game should have been ready like a real car off the assembly line. You get in it drive it home and put gas in it. You don't want to buy a new car then 3 weeks later they tell you they got all these new features for it. I believe the game was probably incomplete or there was a power struggle within as to what should be in the final version.

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BadWolf1
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:49:49 AM

@ Amazingskillz

I could believe that. Kazunori Yamauchi did say he wasn't totally happy with the final result when it was released. An the updates are free. Give'em a chance to tweak the game an lets see what he comes up with.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:11:54 PM

Things in the patch that were addressed. PD is listening to the fans, and I respect that.


* Improved clutch for G25/27
* “Thrustmaster” label fix
* Car sorting in garage will be saved
* Restart option after finishing a race
* Corrected taillights on the ’91 Acura NSX
* Improved force feedback on the RedBull X2010
* Improved loading times in the car dealership menu
* Reduced screen tearing incidents
* You can now export all your photos to the XMB at once
* The rev meter in the Mazda RX-7 (FC) ’90 and the gear display in the NSX GT500 were fixed
* Slight shadow improvements
* Sticky bumper physics fixed
* 16 cars on-track in Arcade Mode
* Set-up menu now called “Settings” instead of “Tuning”
* Smoke/spray pixelation around the cars improved
* RE-Amemiya RX-7 sound improved
* Laps, restrictions and other infos are now displayed in the online race browser
* In GT Rally, there are now only two choices for map display – off or fix to track (or maybe it was fix to car). Manually changing the map scale doesn’t make any difference as it now auto-scales depending on your speed
* In online lounge, when browsing the servers, there is a check box for recommended
* In GT Mode > Practice, mechanical damage can now be one of the following: off, light, heavy
* Tach from the Silvia S13 was fixed
* You now get 5 museum cards and 5 paints for your online log-in

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 4:52:27 PM

I love that last one and the restart after finishing a race. Thanks Max. Good to see that they are listening on the shadows and spray/smoke cloud pixelation issue.

Now, 1.06 just needs to give me my custom transmission and I will be happier than can be.

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 1:12:12 AM

Well, that is a great list of improvements... they are trying to fix the shadowing issue as well... as I stated earlier in my posts, the game will keep on improving, getting better and better... ready for when I want to purchase it :)

Thanks Max for collating all the info in one easy list. I was reading about the improvements in drips and drabs around the interweb, but this makes it easier...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Imagi
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 7:38:17 AM

So many little things let this game down, they are being sorted with patches, and hopefully PD will get them all.

It is many of these little things that leave me with one word..WHY?, such as the restart race option for example, why when a race has being completed were we forced to go back to the menu?
When the load times to leave back the race selection menu's so to just to get back into the same race are so long it makes you wonder why not one person at PD thought of just putting a restart option it from the start, why force gamers an unnecessary wait of a couple of minutes!

Yes it is patched now but why did it need to be in a patch, remember their are people who will buy this game without any internet connection so they are stuck with the game on the disc.

Though I love this game, and would probably re-buy it, even with it's faults, that does not mean I am going to put on GT tinted glasses and let it and all it's faults have an easy ride, as so many others have.

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CaptainWinkie
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 12:27:13 PM
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NO HUD b4....YES! All we need is mechanical damage option for A and B (well everywhere option). Increase more damage in downloads as well. Stupid marketing, putting the premiums and the premiums with more damage and rally and NASCAR and snow near the ends of the game and deep in the career mode. Seriously??? I had to unlike Nürburgring and top gear test track? What a bitch. Still don't gave the gold 24 hour Ring. Also more options with HUD?!!! If I turn it off, still give lap times and position at intervals or end of lap. Lap count as well. Or just a gear and red gear for where I should be. I told all of you that 80% of the fame was finished at launch. 1 GB later in patches and nearing 10GB in total on my HD... We are at around 90% completion. Some stuff like already modeled cars and most standards will never be finished or cockpitted! Good Stuff POLY-(maybe not)-PHONY

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