Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

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Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:20 am

Appropriately, on the Nordschleife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mi_xKz3WLw

I may need a PS3.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:32 am

Yep. It's like that. I've been playing alot of gt5, untill my ps3 died :(

I think the game looks great, a little TOO clear but great nevertheless. Barring the spectators being low res sprites and the skybox being a rather low resolution that doesn't move when you drive, it's a damn pretty game.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:03 am

Captain Ned wrote:I may need a PS3.
You may have to. Excluding the real simulator grade that F1 teams use and high end simulator-like engines like rFactor, GT5 is as close as it gets.

Mr.Lif wrote:Yep. It's like that. I've been playing alot of gt5, untill my ps3 died :(
I have heard that you may have to blow a fan into it to help with the PS3's cooling.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:23 am

Captain Ned wrote:I may need a PS3.
There are a number of very good games available.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:06 am

Flying Fox wrote:I have heard that you may have to blow a fan into it to help with the PS3's cooling.

That's generally not necessary. However, I do know from first-hand experience that it cools better vertically than it does horizontally. As in, when mine sat horizontally it would spin the fan up to 100% after a few minutes. Putting it vertically fixed that.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:14 am

Flying Fox wrote:
Mr.Lif wrote:Yep. It's like that. I've been playing alot of gt5, untill my ps3 died :(
I have heard that you may have to blow a fan into it to help with the PS3's cooling.

Ah my house is cold as heck all the time and the fans never needed to spin up too much. Besides, it all started going downhill after a nasty power outage one fine evening.
Now less talking about my broken PS3 and more about GT5.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:06 am

I've had the PS3 since Christmas, and GT5 is keeping me away from the excessive number of great PC games I picked up in the Steam sale.It's seriously addictive, and even more fun since I've got together with a group of colleagues for a bit of online racing. The PS3 does get pretty hot and audible sat horizontally on the desk, so I might have to give vertical a go.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:06 am

I am so tempted to pick up the new PS3 just for GT5. I have wasted so many hours on GT1, GT2 and GT3. I never play the same amount into GT4.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:35 am

I'll stick with Forza on my 360.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:00 am

First time I saw the Madrid track gameplay video and later got to actually play the track (I don't own a PS3), let me tell you it's bone chilling damn accurate for a game. On that video, at 1:22, there is a building right in the middle, at a distance... mate, that thing is blocks away in real life, they could have easily forgo that detail, and no one would have noticed the difference, but going to the extent of adding that content just comes to show some of the reasons why it took 5+ years to develop the thing..
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:21 am

Philldoe wrote:I'll stick with Forza on my 360.



I don't own either but having spent a fair amount of time playing both while at friend's houses I've got to agree with you. Forza is a much better driving game.
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Re: Gran Turismo 5 vs. Reality

Postposted on Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:22 am

Hmmm.... i think i will finally get a current gen console when the Ico/SotC pack comes out. Then i will take a week off work, purchase GT5, Demon's Soul, UC1&2 and Ico/SotC and maybe Valkyria Chronicles and get it over and done with. Then sell everything and switch back to PC. Just waiting for the PS3 to come out with a game pack of things i want for about $400AUD
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