Articles tagged with: Gran Turismo
Gran Turismo 5 feels like an age ago but we never expected to see the 6th installment so soon. For those who may be feeling bored with GT5, with it’s last-gen graphics*, can now look forward to GT6 and it’s Anniversary Edition.
*May be a big, dirty lie.
Yesterday evening, Sony announced the future of Gran Turismo at the franchise’s 15th Anniversary event at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix. It turns out that its future is in Gran Turismo 6, which (as has been widely reported across the internet over the last few weeks) is coming to PS3 this winter.
The recent release of LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation Vita has opened the floodgates for massive franchises to appear on the system, with the heavyweights of Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty to follow very soon. The Vita could always do with more games though, so we’ve been discussing which franchises we’d most like to see on Sony’s fledgling handheld.
Every generation, Sony takes one of its biggest franchises and turns it into a kart racer; on PSone it was Crash Bandicoot, on PS2 it was Jak and Daxter, and on PS3 it will be LittleBigPlanet. Kart racers are often looked upon with contempt by many gamers, because it normally signals the end of a console generation, and a refocus towards a more casual audience.
However, they also (usually) happen to be bloody good fun, so PS3 Attitude thought we’d take a look at which other games we’d like to see given the kart racing treatment.
Sony have announced that a new edition of the brilliant racing sim Gran Turismo 5 will be racing to PS3 later this Autumn to celebrate the successful collaboration with Nissan on the popular GT Academy programme.
Called the Academy Edition, it will include all of the downloadable content currently on the PlayStation Store as well as new features.
As much as I’d like one, unfortunately there’s no way I can justify, let alone afford, getting a PS Vita right now. Instead of looking upon owners of Sony’s latest handheld console with envy (well, to be fair I’ve been doing that too – obviously), I decided I would simply dust off my old PSP.
This is a tough generation for Japanese devs working on PS3 with sales and enthusiasm for their products down well below normal and healthy levels.
The UK PS3 game sales charts for 2011 (compiled by GFK Chart-Track) featured no games in the top 10 from Japan. The list was instead dominated by American, Australian, Canadian and European studios. In addition, Japanese devs barely figured in the top 100 multiplatform charts too, excluding the always prolific Nintendo devs.
Last year, PS3 Attitude brought you Pure Platinum, our guide to the best classic games on the PlayStation 3. In the PAL region, if a game sells at least 400,000 copies, then it qualifies for Sony’s Platinum range, giving it a swanky new case and, more importantly, a big price cut.
Since our first Pure Platinum feature, many more AAA games have joined the range, so, with December just around the corner, we thought it was about time we updated the list, in the hope of helping new PS3 owners sort out their Christmas lists.
Yesterday, Sony in partnership with Mercedes-Benz hosted a competition which had former F1 driver David Coulthard thrash around the famous Top Gear Test Track in real life while gamers challenged his times in Gran Turismo 5. David Coulthard won, but there was less than half a second in it. It was thrilling to watch.
Gran Turismo 5’s reputation as the ‘real driving simulator’ was tested today in an event held by Sony in partnership with Mercedes-Benz.
Six gamers, in their racing pods, tackled the virtual Top Gear Test Track, while former F1 driver David Coulthard ripped up the real thing. The Flying Scotsman was the winner, but the result couldn’t have been any closer.
Update v1.06 for Gran Turismo 5 is now available. It actually arrived on Friday, but we feel the need to get this on the site, because v1.06 comes with plenty of really nice features.
The notable changes relate to B-Spec mode: Remote Racing has arrived allowing you to control your B-Spec drivers from your browser, and you can now host B-Spec races online against your friends.
There were lots of other exciting features added with this update, some of which are very welcome, such as the ability to use user-created tracks online in Open Lobby and Lounge matches, and the new car rental system is also great.
There are many people who may feel swamped at the sheer amount of options and things to do in the epic Gran Turismo 5. But never fear! PS3 Attitude is here to help! We’re here to provide some of the best tips and tricks, which are tried and tested by the best experts out there: you guys.
This is news that will surely make a few PS3 Attitude posters happy. Gran Turismo Anywhere – the feature that allows you to drive B-Spec races remotely from another device – is expected to be available from early February. This date came directly from Gran Turismo’s creator Kazunori Yamauchi via his Twitter account (translated by Rob Groove).
We’ve been toiling through the comments section for the past few week, looking through and enjoying all your interesting thoughts, and now we’re finally in a position to announce our Platinum Community winners for December.
Selecting a game of the year is rarely easy, and it has been no different this year.
Today in both Europe and North America, Gran Turismo 5 users will be prompted to update the next time they launch the game. Coming in at 608MB, version 1.05 adds a sizable amount of new content and improves functionality within the game.
North American racers will also be pleased to know that today marks the start of GT Academy where one lucky contestant will win the opportunity to become a professional race car driver.
As of December 6th, Gran Turismo 5 has sold more than 5.5 million units worldwide. This brings the total sales for the franchise to more than 60 million!
Nurburgring Nordschleife is one of the most famous tracks in the world, and it’s also Kazunori Yamauchi’s favourite track. The car-obsessed creator of Gran Turismo has spent years trying to recreate the Ring in all its glory. Well, a racer in Germany has been putting his creation to the test, so we’re now in a position to ask the question: just how accurate is the virtual Nurburgring?
My oh my, what an insanely awesome month just passed. November is always known for being a big one in the gaming world but both the amount and quality of the games that just hit shelves is staggering. In case you missed any of them, we’ve got them all right here in one place. To go along with it, we’ve also got the latest news on several new streaming movie/tv apps in both Europe and North America.