Nissan To Sponsor GT Racing Academy Competition

Details have emerged from Sony's "PlayStation Day" in London that Nissan will be sponsoring a Gran Turismo-branded competition with one hell of an eventual prize: the opportunity to compete in a 24-hour race in Dubai next January. Getting to that race is quite the task, though. Beginning on May 23 you can fire up your… » 5/06/08 3:40pm 5/06/08 3:40pm

Gran Turismo Creator Can Drive Real Cars, Too

The mastermind behind the Gran Turismo series has proven that he can handle real cars as well as he took the 2009 Nissan GT-R for a joy ride. Not only could the game's creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, handle the famed Nurburgring track, but he did so with it wet. Yamauchi even cites his familiarity with the track from the… » 5/02/08 2:00pm 5/02/08 2:00pm

Confirmed: GT5, Prologue To Get Damage Modeling

Kazanori Yamauchi told us that Polyphony Digital were getting close to finally including deformation, or damage modeling, in the Gran Turismo series, and we finally have some confirmation. Yamauchi recently said that the series will finally be implementing the long-awaited feature in the release of Gran Turismo 5 and… » 4/04/08 12:20pm 4/04/08 12:20pm

Sony Welcomes European GT5 Prologue Release With Pit Lane Party

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is still a couple weeks away for us Yankee Doodle Dandies, but our European counterparts get a crack at the game now, as the demo is currently available for European PlayStation 3 consoles. To commemorate the release of the demo, Sony threw a pretty big party in London and had quite the… » 3/28/08 4:30pm 3/28/08 4:30pm

Carmakers Warm To "Damage Modeling" In Games

The final hurdle of realism may be crossed in Gran Turismo sooner than expected. Kazanori Yamauchi, the creator of the famed series, recently said: » 3/27/08 12:45pm 3/27/08 12:45pm

And by "deformation" he of course means damage modeling, i.e. enabling the cars to show the evidence of wrecks, rollovers, and collisions. Believe it or not, the likes of…

Play With It: Top Seven Examples Of Automaker-Video Game Industry…

There's a trend I'm beginning to notice around the massive halls of auto shows: scattered among the sheet metal, booth babes and PR flacks, there's a hell of a lot of video games — both your standard issue Xbox-PlayStation3 setups as well as the more elaborate simulators. Taking a look at just a few of the many… » 3/24/08 1:30pm 3/24/08 1:30pm

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Car, Feature Lists Now Available

Remember Gran Turismo 5 Prologue? You know that glorified full-priced demo of GT5? The car and feature list is now available, and I am mighty impressed for the semi-real-game nature of GT5 Prologue. Some of the interesting features include a drift mode where drifting is judged based on multiple variables, in-depth car… » 3/10/08 5:30pm 3/10/08 5:30pm

Gran Turismo 5 Intro Makes Playstation 3 Price Look Reasonable

In case you missed it, there has been a playable Gran Turismo 5 demo available for download since October. If you have a Playstation 3, we'll assume your thumbs have been bleeding since then. If not here's the intro video. Pretty would be an understatement. If the GT5 trailer we brought to your eyes last year was… » 1/10/08 2:30pm 1/10/08 2:30pm