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[Gran Turismo 5]: The Real Cash Cow Simulator (Spec v2.0 and DLC out)

The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh...Uh, uh.Registered User regular
edited November 2011 in Games and Technology
Previous thread, for those who give a damn.
PSN List
Here is where we keep PSN names and regions, for all kinds of fun stuff. If you want in, spin me a PM or post in this thread with your PSN name and region.
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What's a Gran Turismo 5?
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1000 cars? Seriously?
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Hold on a sec. Ferraris? And F1 cars?
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What's all this about "standard" and "premium" cars? They're all cars, aren't they?
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Wait, damage physics? In my GT5?
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A-Spec and B-Spec. What's the difference?
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So I heard this game has online play. Is it any good?
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Anything else I should know?
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  • kyleh613kyleh613 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This game really is getting legitimately better. Polyphony has been releasing a lot of patches and trying hard to listen to player feedback and incorporating those idea's into the game. So if you gave up on GT5 in frustration last year, you should really come back and give it another try.

  • GMaster7GMaster7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    kyleh613 wrote: »
    This game really is getting legitimately better. Polyphony has been releasing a lot of patches and trying hard to listen to player feedback and incorporating those idea's into the game. So if you gave up on GT5 in frustration last year, you should really come back and give it another try.

    I don't consider myself a huge fan of racing games, though I do enjoy the Burnouts, Need for Speeds, etc. I'm less interested in A-Spec and more interested in the car collection, tweaking, and B-Spec stuff... will I enjoy this, and should I pick it up? I know everyone in this thread will probably say yes, but I just want to make sure that it isn't like, "Well, A-Spec is the REAL game, and the car collection and B-Spec will bore you after two days." I like that they keep patching this game, and reading this thread makes me want to get the game, get a car, run some races, and either watch some bars fill up or at least enjoy taking in the sights.

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    blue dotted. and still online levelings for everyone!

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  • DJ Cam CamDJ Cam Cam Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Ever since all this B-Spec changes this is my go to game for casual gaming. I can have it running in the backround and do whatever I want, and still enjoy the game a lot.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid JFW Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Man, I should get in on this B-Spec thing. My PSN is my sig, so if you want to add me, add me.
    I'll share my dudes and maybe run a few races when I get the chance.

  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    kyleh613 wrote: »
    This game really is getting legitimately better. Polyphony has been releasing a lot of patches and trying hard to listen to player feedback and incorporating those idea's into the game. So if you gave up on GT5 in frustration last year, you should really come back and give it another try.

    Totally agreed. I came in late to the game, just after Christmas when things weren't great, but as I played, things got lots better. It is extremely enjoyable.

    I'm pretty addicted.

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I still need to get of my rear and get the patch and share some online racers. I really want a few of those very expensive cars but the thought of grinding for them makes me weep. I'm also not good enough at the game to win them through events. I have fun with it, but I'm pretty terrible.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You know what would help with the OP? On the list of PSN users if you could put the PA user name next to it. Took me a while to figure people out and their PSN names by diving through the original thread. Gave up after a few pages though.

    You can add mine to the list.

    betsuni7 - US

    I've been playing it for over a month now and enjoy the game. I liked the previous GTs but gave up after a while because the licenses were insane or something ticked me off after a while. The B-Spec really does let you enjoy the entire game AND buy the cars you've always wanted. Plus their online race events really do boost your credits and experience from time to time. Plus the great community here to help with B-Spec online races.

    Overall if you're on the fence for this game and have some extra cash to burn on a racing game I'd say give this one a chance.

    On another note, the Lotus can go burn in a pit of magma.

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    On a side note.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ...Wait, they're actually going to make the X2010? Holy fuck. I wonder if it'll be ready for the next series of Top Gear...

    The best part of Remote Races is getting home from work and finding 200k+ credits waiting for you in the First Bank Of Bob. Although, I'm going to need 4 of my guys spare at the weekend; I've unlocked 24h of Nürburgring at last. Just checked the gtplanet forums, and it looks like it'll be worth about 4 million xp for each driver.

    Checking the A-Spec part, it looks like they still don't know what the A-Spec reward is for the same race, but given that Le Mans is worth close to 7 million xp...

    Also...

    It looks like there'll be a new car added soon

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Can you get the Redbull car from Bspec level 35?

    Also, you nerds who only have one driver need to upload more.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    deveric wrote: »
    Can you get the Redbull car from Bspec level 35?

    Also, you nerds who only have one driver need to upload more.

    Yes. B-Spec level 35 gives you the S.Vettel version, that you can also get from bronzing all three X2010 events. A- or B-Spec level 40 allows you to buy the standard version for 20 million, in about 20 different colours - this is the same as the one you get from all silvers. All golds gets you a prototype version, which is carbon fibre.

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    deveric wrote: »
    Can you get the Redbull car from Bspec level 35?

    Also, you nerds who only have one driver need to upload more.

    Yes. B-Spec level 35 gives you the S.Vettel version, that you can also get from bronzing all three X2010 events. A- or B-Spec level 40 allows you to buy the standard version for 20 million, in about 20 different colours - this is the same as the one you get from all silvers. All golds gets you a prototype version, which is carbon fibre.

    Cool, Thanks.

    I've had almost no time the last two weeks, and probably won't until next week to level my a-spec, and bspec is leveling at about a level a day right now, with the remote racing

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  • kyleh613kyleh613 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »
    kyleh613 wrote: »
    This game really is getting legitimately better. Polyphony has been releasing a lot of patches and trying hard to listen to player feedback and incorporating those idea's into the game. So if you gave up on GT5 in frustration last year, you should really come back and give it another try.

    Totally agreed. I came in late to the game, just after Christmas when things weren't great, but as I played, things got lots better. It is extremely enjoyable.

    I'm pretty addicted.

    I was one of the people who followed GT5s development for years and was really hyped up, so when the game launched in November, it was pretty D: inducing. There were a lot of wtf moments with the games design that PD has tried hard to fix.

    There are some things that i'm stilly annoyed with though, like tracks that were shown off throughout 2010 that didn't make it into the game.

  • BetsuniBetsuni Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    deveric wrote: »
    On a side note.
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    You mean Tiger got higher than second to last??? No way...

    Love the evidence of the M. Athanasiadis' mad ability.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I love that a nardo can start in last and a V8 can start in first, and their positions will completely switch.

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Betsuni wrote: »
    deveric wrote: »
    On a side note.
    Spoiler:
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    You mean Tiger got higher than second to last??? No way...

    Love the evidence of the M. Athanasiadis' mad ability.

    It's more towards what Icemopper noted, the nardo was in last, the V8 was in not last and beating it, until a few laps later

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Didn't notice the lap numbers... My bad.

    Yeah I've noticed Icemopper's theory since he pointed it out and I started racing the B-Spec races online. Whenever I start a race I always look to see who "won" the Nardo then wonder who's going to be second. Usually it is one of BlitzAce's drivers in my races.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    From the 11 races on Trial Mountain that I've checked, there's been 9 different people getting the Nardo; all with one use, with the exception of deathscythefish getting it three times. However, I did find this freak result:

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    I don't know how your guy managed it, SmokeStacks, but he lost to a Vantage.

    EDIT - I guess deveric's pics show that he thought, "NOT AGAIN! NEVER AGAIN!" :D

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Love the evidence of the M. Athanasiadis' mad ability.

    I wish we could bring our B-Spec drivers into an A-Spec race and compete against them. I'm pretty sure old Mr. A would kick my ass.

    In the spirit of ridiculous B-Spec driver names, I've just hired one Mr. G. Papadopoulos. A quick trip to Wikipedia tells me that Papadopoulos is a very common Greek name, meaning "Son of a priest".

  • HooverFanHooverFan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Since you guys have been using my B-spec Bob's so much and giving me free money, I decided to spend it all on a nice fun car to share out to you all...

    The baddest f'n station wagon EVER! HOON TIME MOFO'S!!!

    Bought it used, gave it every last high end part, engine rebuild, new spoiler, the works... and it's set so that anybody can borrow it from me if they want to HOON AWAY.

    But yeah, let me know how it goes with that thing, as I have to head back into work now and tomorrow night so i'll be limited in my playing time again.

  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    690 cars in my garage now, and what do I get as my random 30-car-paint-chip-prize?

    Silver Chrome.

    I have no idea what I'm going to use it on. :)

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  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Also, using cars like the formula GT in races is usually unfair. but f it.

    http://www.deveric.net/photoarchive/completelyunfair.jpg

    Not spoilered for huge

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  • ironsizideironsizide Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I gotta re-race that last Ferrari race tonight before it goes away tomorrow. Lost 1st on the last lap due to post-dinner carb coma and falling asleep at the wheel... at 150mph.

    I gotta work on adding more of y'all to my friends list too.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    deveric wrote: »
    Also, using cars like the formula GT in races is usually unfair. but f it.

    http://www.deveric.net/photoarchive/completelyunfair.jpg

    Not spoilered for huge

    It is even better with the X2010. Almost embarrassing.

    And BlitzAce, wow... I never thought I would see the Nardo Concept of all cars lose to the V8 Vantage. I wonder what went wrong... Such a shame you can't save a replay after the race is over.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Okay, screw it, I'm putting this up to a vote; which of the following should I respray Silver Chrome?
    1. Nissan GT-R SpecV '09
    2. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce '09
    3. Ferrari 430 Scuderia '07
    4. McLaren MP4-12C '10
    5. Ford GT '06
    6. Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The Nissan. I love that stinking car.

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  • ironsizideironsizide Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Okay, screw it, I'm putting this up to a vote; which of the following should I respray Silver Chrome?
    1. Nissan GT-R SpecV '09
    2. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce '09
    3. Ferrari 430 Scuderia '07
    4. McLaren MP4-12C '10
    5. Ford GT '06
    6. Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07

    That is a tough choice. The Nissan is an awesome car indeed, but the Lambo is so damned puuuuurdy. But it looks best in that orange if you ask me. The Ford GT looks best with a racing stripe. For me, the best choice is the Audi R8.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • ironsizideironsizide Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Icemopper wrote: »

    YES.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Spoiler:

    Limed.

    I'm just glad it means I won't have to keep putting off the 9h Tsukuba race.

    "I'll do it at the weekend."
    *wakes up late, stares at PS3*
    "...Fuck it, I'll do it next weekend."
    *wakes up late, stares at PS3*
    etc.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'll second the Nissan.

    Also echo the Yessssss!!!!

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  • HooverFanHooverFan Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The GT-R SpecV is most beautiful when it's just black pearl... it has to be completely stealth to maintain it's awesomeness.

    Personally, my vote would go towards a 458 Italia or '69 Corvette Stingray (although I do love that Nick Hogan "Pussy Yellow" option they give you to begin with for both).

    Ultimate Option = Kubelwagon

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    HooverFan wrote: »
    Ultimate Option = Kubelwagon

    Hahaha yesssss.

    So I was dicking around in Photo Mode, checking out all of the storefronts in London, and I realized that the level of detail in certain areas is pretty insane:
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    Also, I was able to find a way to get a few closeups on a standard car, the Ford GT '05 (imported from the PSP copy of Gran Turismo), and for kicks I tried to take similar shots from the Ford GT '06, which is a premium car.
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    It was kind of a pain in the ass, but I even managed to get a photo from inside of the standard GT '05, and I was able to catch the rearview mirror:
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    And finally,
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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm gonna go with "apathetic Jesus".

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I like how those Ford GT shots are kind of like "Guess what this image is!" Then I scroll down and find out the answer.

    Fun game!

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    And the winner is...
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    Bonus pic, because I managed to get hold of some Matte Black:
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    Doesn't look black enough for my liking...

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Looks more flat gray than black.

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  • IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Much more "gray." Weird.

    But that Nissan looks awesome. Well done!

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