"It's 2am and my hand is aching. I keep swapping between using the right thumbstick and the buttons to accelerate and brake, but both are equally painful.
I can't help wondering what the hell I'm doing this for. I've driven more laps in previous Gran Turismo instalments than all other driving games put together, and GT5 Prologue so far doesn't feel like a significant advance beyond the gorgeous PS3 visuals.
Clearly, Gran Turismo has an annoyingly intangible yet very special appeal. I want to stop playing and grumble about how Sony is "forcing" fans to pay $60 for a glorified demo."