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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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Thrustmaster T500RS: Gran Turismo 5’s God Wheel

Written on December 06, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Let the competition eat your dust as you drive around the curves to the final stretch of the race with unmatched precision. Thrustmaster teases its latest work for your Gran Turismo 5 needs, the T500RS.

Logitech has always been providing one of the best steering wheels for top-notch racing games such as the Gran Turismo series. But as we enter the new world of GT5, Polyphony digital seems to have approved another manufacturer that stepped up to the plate to provide the ultimate steering wheel to complement the extremely popular game.

Thrustmaster unveils a short preview of their under-construction masterpiece, the T500RS. The T500RS promises an ‘ultra-realistic race sensation’ with its HallEffect AccuRate Technology or simply put H.E.A.R.T. System that defines accuracy to its finest. The T500RS has 65,356 values of sheer steering and seems to equip the magnetic sensor technology of their HOTAS Warthog controller.

There is no official word as to when T500RS will be released and how much it will cost, though reports predict that this engineering masterpiece will cost around $500.

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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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