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GT Academy Round Two Results Void Thanks to Cheaters

Written on February 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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This is how cutting corners ironically lengthen an entire competition.

Records have been shattered in Gran Turismo, but in ways that aren’t tolerable by developer or any other standards. Cheaters have risen again after the second round of Sony’s Gran Turismo Academy (GT Academy) racing competition as reports state that several players have cut corners and exploited course flaws and glitches to reach impossible lap times. As a result, Sony has ultimately voided the second round results thus allowing everyone to move on to the next.

Developer Polyphony Digital has announced that they are currently in the works of fixing any other potential exploits before proceeding to the third round. The original schedule of the third round of the GT Academy competition was supposed to be on the 14th of February, but due to recent events, the competition has been delayed indefinitely.

Sony’s GT Academy competition is a virtual racing stint to give the world’s best Gran Turismo 5 players a chance to become real race drivers by using their gaming skills to win.

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Sony Gives Out Three Gran Turismo 5 Cars for Free

Written on December 16, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Since Christmas is the season of giving, Sony rewards its Gran Turismo 5 players with three free cars to race. The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, BMW M3 Coupe and Jaguar-XJ13. The free cars are ready for download on December 24 to January 31, 2011.

Sony has extravagant Christmas presents for Gran Turismo 5 players. Owners of recent racer will get to chance to own one of these three downloadable cars. These modeals are rom Polyphony’s “Chrome Line” series. These are the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13.

See the shiny presents from Sony after the break.

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Gran Turismo 5 and Titanium PS3 Confirmed on November 24

Written on November 15, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It is such a dismay that November 3 came but neither Gran Turismo nor Titanium Blue PS3 was in sight. But hear the good news! November 24 is the day the bundle will be truly coming.

November 3 passed but there was no Gran Turismo 5 in sight, or even the Titanium Blue PS3 which come bundled with the game. But now, on November 24, the game and the device will finally be released.  However, it is available in Japan in meantime. Better talk to your Japanese friends to get you one. Plus, don’t forget to keep your pocket of no less than ¥35,980 (about $436) to avail the bundle.

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A Glimpse of Gran Turismo 5

Written on September 19, 2010 by Adam Eve

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All racers, in real life and wannabes, has something to look forward from Polyhony Digital this November. More cars and more innovations are already included in the newest version of Gran Turismo.

Polyhony Digital head, Kazunori Yamauchi, revealed in E3 and Gamescon that Gran Turismo 5 will ship with a track editor. GT 5 will sport massive community and race-sharing component, plus a robust weather and damage systems. During the Tokyo Game Show 2010 in Mukahari Messe Center in Chiba, Japan; Yamauchi held his traditional close-door demo of GT5. With Lamborghini Gallardo and GT500 race car on the list, GT5 also introduces a collaborative work between Polyhony Digital and Red Bull race — the Project X1 Prototype.

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