Gran Turismo 5
In the OP of this thread I will be compiling a list of links to any useful information relevant to Gran Turismo 5 posted here at PSN NA.
Please PM me or post ITT with anything you feel qualifies as relevant information for Gran Turismo 5.
Large reams of actual and confirmed information about GT5 will exist soon after release of the game, and this post will be where you should check first.
Official GT5 Information and unofficial GT5 user manuals wanted here include these topics:
GT5 screenshots and box shots, note when posting to limit width to 800px to prevent page stretching.
Media previews and reviews of the full game.
User reviews of GT5 features.
Offline race reports.
GT5 (and GT5P) compatible hardware, such as steering wheel sets.
If you have the time to maintain a thread about any portion of GT5 content properly during the lifespan of GT5, then you certainly can do so. Typical subjects that often have their own thread for past GT titles include (but are not limited to) Licence test write ups, track lists, overall car lists, prize/reward car lists., etc. Until a volunteer presents themself to take that on, that information can and should be posted ITT and I will deal with it.
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release Date: 2 November 2010
Number of players Offline: 1-2
Number of Players Online: 2-16
Not only that, there's a Collector's Edition
GT PSP has its own information thread: Gran Turismo PSP Information Thread
GT : TV has its own thread (yes, GT : TV is still broken): GT-TV Content and Discussion Thread
A name-the-GT5-E3-trialer-song contest was held - transcript ITT here - source Title selected for the Gran Turismo 5 E3 2010 trailer music
Collectors' Edition DLC cars revealed - Collector's Edition DLC cars revealed
SCEE region customers get a choice of three versions - Three GT5 Editions Announced : pick your upgrade!
Features list, sevn pages of good reading - Latest Information on Gran Turismo 5 Uncovered
Image-free transcript ITT here
E3 2010 trailer - Gran Turismo 5 E3 2010 trailer debut
Retrospective trailer from just before E3 2010 - Gran Turismo 5 Retrospective Trailer Revealed
Night racing trailer, packed in with NTSC God of War III, made it to the official site on 12 March 2010 :
Official box art on the US official site: Gran Turismo 5 Package Art Revealed
On 24 September (Japan time and date), the Tokyo Games Show started.
Thanks to calvins48 for the thread devoted to it: The 2009 Tokyo Games Show Updates Thread!
Gameplay videos from this show can be found with a YouTube search.
On the GT official site: Gran Turismo 5 Feature List Revealed at TGS
On 22 September 2009, we first saw Gran Turismo Ferrari 458 Italia Debut . Shown circuits include High Speed Ring, Fuji Speedway, Nurburgring Nordschleife and one we don't yet know the name of.
On 18 Aug 2009, the Japanese official GT site had information posted for approximately 1 day. Repost with translation here
Thanks to thepatriots for this GT5 (and GT PSP)-related thread from August 2009 The unofficial GT at Gamescom 09 thread
Commonly called the "E3 trailer", here is the Gran Turismo 5 Concept Movie from E3 2009.
IGN devotes three pages to it here
Forum discussion about this (E3) begins here
video-specific discussion and screenshots begin here
A thread devoted to this topic: E3 Trailer analysis
The GT5 News, Media and Comments thread was where we collected information regarding GT5 for a couple years up to 24 September 2009. Most of the useful links and tidbits are now reposted here.
GT5 confirmed content:
Trade show demos:
Youtube user mimaximax has his hands on the demo build and has uploaded plenty of videos with useful write-ups atached.
15 Jun 2010 E3 official screenshots here
03 November 2009 official screenshots from SEMA: here
15 October 2009 official screenshots: here
8 October 2009 official screenshots: here
2 October 2009 official screenshots: here
Various GT5 galleries:
The early batch of official Screenshots are also posted ITT.
Bunch of E3 gameplay vids here
Interviews and previews:
igamereport tried to nail down interior views versus no interior views for Standard cars - 23 June 2010 - transcript ITT here - source has 404'd
Motor Trend previews NASCAR in GT5 and speaks with KY - 4 Mar 2010 - source here
PS3center finds the leaked/planted OPTM magazine pics 6 Jan 2010 - here
OPM with KY, transcripted ITT by calvins48 here
G4tv with KY at SEMA - 12 Nov 2009 - here
Autoweek with KY - 04 Nov 2009 - here
- transcript reposted here
Gametrailers with KY - 13 Oct 2009 - here
PSXExtreme previews GT5 - 11 Oct 2009 - here
gameblog.fr with KY, english text and link from/to N4G - 08 Oct 2009 - here
Gamezine.co.uk translating a foreign story/interview - 05 Oct 2009 - here
IGN with KY - 28 Sep 2009 - here
joystiq with KY - 28 Sep 2009 - here
Gamespot UK with KY - 28 Sep 2009 - here
G4TV with KY - 1 Sep 2009 - full interview
edge-online with KY - 4 Jun 2009 - repost here
Inside Line with KY - 2 Jun 2009 - repost here
Demo (Time Trial Challenge):
Pics and video on videogamezone.de: Gran Turismo 5 Demo - videogamezone.de
More demo details from the official site: Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge Starts 17 Dec
A demo of GT5 tied to a time trial contest will be available on the PSN Store 17 Dec 2009. Read more at the official site: Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge Announced
Many active players of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue have accessories to make their gameplay experience better; these are links to those threads. Get started ASAP.
For commercial products:
Last but certainly not least, check out The Gran Turismo Forum's GT Information Centre as the vast majority of useful threads here are linked to the GTIC.
I was gonna start this thread Clacks, then I though, what's wrong with MastrGT's GT5 News, Media, and Comments thread? It's been going for longer and serves the same purpose.
The only thing wrong with that thread is that it's huge and not very well organized. I applaud Clacksman for starting this thread and I'll even give him some advanced applause for updating the first post as information is added. Now if we could get someone to sticky it so it's always on the top, I think this would be a great thing.
Actual quote from a driver: "I never brake check anyone, but if I see you right behind me, I'm going to brake as hard as I can"
I was gonna start this thread clacks, then I though, what's wrong with MastrGT's GT5 News, Media, and Comments thread? It's been going for longer and serves the same purpose.
I thought so too, but our favourite moderator asked if I would take this on so away we go.
There's nothing wrong with the GTNMC thread you referenced for anyone who's kept up with it. Without information (and/or links) edited into the OP of a big thread, the lazy ones will just post a thread instead of reading.
Sorry to say, but unless this thread gets stickied to the top of page 1, I have a feeling it will be just as useless as some of the other threads. Is it that hard for some people to wrap their heads around the idea that, if you want people to post specific things in specific threads, you need to make those threads easy to find, not having to go digging thru page after page of threads that all start looking the same just to find the right one. So, without sticking this thread, in a few days/week, you'll get the same thing that happened last night/this morning with someone making a post and then having replys stating "this should go into 'posts link to the appropaite thread'." and just turning more people off to this corner of the forums.
With that said, Kudo's clacksman