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Gran Turismo 5 To Be Released November 24th 110

Posted by Soulskill
from the for-real-this-time dept.
UgLyPuNk writes "After many, many delays, Gran Turismo 5 has finally gotten a solid release date: November 24th. ('Tis the season for vaporware titles to emerge into the real world, it seems.)" Eurogamer posted a preview of the game back in August, saying, "It's been a whirlwind of features and car chatter, beneath which the game still looks fantastic. It may have been in development for the whole of this console generation, but the technical arms race has slowed down and GT5 still looks as good as any other racing game we've seen, and it is, to say the least, comprehensive." Joystiq has a video of the course maker and a collection of screenshots.
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Gran Turismo 5 To Be Released November 24th

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  • Re:I'll pass (Score:2, Informative)

    by Narishma (822073) on Friday November 12, 2010 @08:42PM (#34212466)

    WTF are you talking about? You don't need HDCP to play games on the PS3.

  • Re:I'll pass (Score:3, Informative)

    by _xeno_ (155264) on Friday November 12, 2010 @10:26PM (#34213032) Homepage Journal

    Actually, there is: the PS3 turns on HDCP as soon as you start playing a game. If you're using composite/component it won't use it, but if you're using HDMI, you must have an HDCP-equipped display.

    Note that if you hook up the PS3 and get nothing, you're doing something wrong, since HDCP isn't required just to look at the XMB. It's only required for playing games, if you're using HDMI.

  • Re:Sorry Sony (Score:4, Informative)

    by AbRASiON (589899) * on Saturday November 13, 2010 @02:31AM (#34213952) Journal

    Ok so buy one now then? They are cheaper? The list of games is quite good now, the exclusives are really nice. The graphics for most games are neck and neck on 360 / PS3. The online is free, the device is quiet, it plays blu ray movies, it plays HD MKV's over the network, some of the PSN downloadable games are brilliant etc.

  • Re:I'll pass (Score:3, Informative)

    by smash (1351) on Saturday November 13, 2010 @06:57AM (#34214728) Homepage Journal

    Problem is, to get accurate damage modelling, they would need to simulate a lot more of the car. The handling can be approximated fairly simply by using simulated weight distribution, traction levels, suspension operation and torque outout.

    Proper damage modelling needs panel deformation AND more importantly simulation of the various systems in the car, their location, and simulation of impact damage to each of the individual systems.

    Which really... is a lot of work for something that is a sideshow to the real purpose of the game which is to simulate driving fast, and accurate car handling.

    From what I have heard/read this is why they have not made a serious effort with car damage. its a hell of a lot of work to get anywhere near right, so rather than do it half-assed, they simply omitted it, rather than do some shitty cheap simulation of it.

    NO GAME that i am aware of has accurate damage simulation. The GT series is no different in that respect.

  • Re:I'll pass (Score:3, Informative)

    by hardburn (141468) <hardburn@wumpus- ... OWnet minus city> on Sunday November 14, 2010 @12:04AM (#34219786)

    The penalty system was on, it's just that it isn't quite perfect. If you tap the wall carefully with the back of the car, it won't penalize you.

    Here's a video that shows the track/direction I'm talking about (though not the cheat):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgsrioeEEw8 [youtube.com]

    You can probably find all the top replays for the course to use the cheat.

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