GT5 Front and Center at TGS

Just as Mercedes-Benz told us, their new SLS AMG is on hand to represent GT5 at the Tokyo Game Show. offers this sneak peek at the show floor, and it looks like our favorite racing game is taking center stage at Sony's massive booth. It's hard to see much else behind the big display, but it's a safe bet there's a few PS3's loaded up with a fresh new demo of the game hiding back there.


Added alternative link to story on it. Original source is though.

It seems that 1up took their link down but the alternate source is up still through GTplanet. However both sites have live blogs running for TGS.

1up Live blog:
GTPlanet live blog:

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I did not murder him3222d ago

Says the contributor lol. The original header wasn't pro Sony enough?

Maddens Raiders3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

There have been video games about cars for nearly as long as there has been video games. Even so, for the past 10 years Gran Turismo has stood out among the many racing titles as the game about cars and driving. Gran Turismo was created by Kazunori Yamauchi and developed by Polyphony Digital studios for Sony’s PlayStation gaming console. Over the past 10 years and five versions of the game, Gran Turismo has continued to be polished and refined to create the de facto console-based driving simulator. Polyphony Digital has always worked closely with automakers to get the details of featured cars as close to the real thing as they can be in order to provide a true driving experience.

For those who have not experienced Gran Turismo first hand, the true-to-life handling of the cars featured in the games is what makes them so realistic. Each vehicle is fitted with sensors, video and audio equipment and then driven by Yamauchi and his team on the course. In addition to receiving CAD data from the auto manufacturers, Polyphony Digital takes thousands of photos that are used to replicate each vehicle in digital form. (Just as much time and care is taken to model the courses that are featured, including Circuit de La Sarthe, Daytona International Speedway, Fuji Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Suzuka Circuit, Tsukuba Circuit and Twin Ring Motegi.)

So it’s no surprise that the studio has collaborated with many automakers to provide customers test drives within the game. A recent example was with BMW using a special version of Gran Turismo 5 to offer test drives of the company’s new 1-series before the car even came out in the U.S. This attention to detail and love of driving has made a handful of exotic cars superstars around the world. The best example of this being the Nissan R34 Skyline, a car that was not well-known outside of Asia aside from a few performance-minded drivers, but due to it’s inclusion in Gran Turismo drivers around the world fell in love with it.

When Nissan started developing the R35 Skyline (GT-R) in early 2001, the company worked very closely with Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital to make sure the new model — the first with a worldwide release — lived up to the GT-R badge. Through the development of the Gran Turismo games Yamauchi and his team got to know the Skyline in every detail. Their modeling and data-logging of its performance and engine dynamics helped Nissan to prototype many virtual versions of the chassis, engine and aerodynamics well before they ever created a rolling chassis.

This close collaboration manifested itself in the new GT-R with something called the Multifunction Meter, an in-dash LCD-based data-logging and telematics system that was developed by Polyphony Digital using much of the same functionality and user-interface as you would find in-game in Gran Turismo. The multifunction graphical display allows the driver a complete view of every facet of the GT-R’s performance and functionality, which is intended to evolve sports driving to the next level. At the time that development for the meter started in Spring 2006, Yamauchi stated, “the GT-R is going to be a car with performance levels unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.”

The 2009 Nissan GT-R was officially released in October 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The GT-R has already been described by MotorTrend Magazine as the world’s fastest sub-$100,000 car. The production model GT-R is a 480-horsepower sports coupe and, in an unprecedented move, its auto show reveal was linked to the release of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. The base model ‘09 GT-R starts at nearly $70,000 and went on sale on July 7.

What does this collaboration mean for the auto industry?
Usability expert Don Norman has written that “The automobile industry is badly in need of guidance on human factors.” The automotive industry can only benefit from the human factors design experience of video game developers and others who produce digital experiences.

The Real Driving Simulator

Kenshinhimurasz3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Yup Yup the Italia Tribute video was so sexy. Hopeing for December release. TGS can't wait. GO GT5!! Also I love the drive training simulators in the GT games, make you wonder how race car drivers do the tricks and moves. At TGS everyone knows that some big announcement about GT5 is going to happen there. Looking at the pictures TGS looks great, wish i was there.

I did not murder him3222d ago

Did I mis something? I didn't see that biased crap in the story title/header. lol

GamerSciz3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

I originally found the story on gtplanet but after submitting it realized it was originally from 1up so I tried to correct it but once it's submitted I can't change the topic. On gtplanet, that is the title header...If you are too arrogant to forgive me then so be it. You seem to be hated by 99% of the community as it is with all your flamebait and rude comments so I am not sure why I even care for your opinion.

JOLLY13222d ago

Oh wait, no it isn't. It only has nothing to do with the original article.

N4G king3222d ago

and i was thinking that only PS3 fanboys troll in 360 article
and not the other way around

i think im wrong

RememberThe3573222d ago

What? I did not murder him is not hated, he's just not liked... A lot. I find him/her amusing. Almost as good as Brakefast used to be.

You rarely find someone so bias and illogical, it really is fascinating.

Shadow Flare3222d ago

aside form a release date, i actually wanna see the real-time weather change in action in GT5. Sounds cool. That's what happens in real racing. Apparently you can rewind real-life aswell according to Turn 10, but i've not yet seen that happen in real life racing myself

TheBand1t3222d ago

Well, what do you expect? It's just POG's new alt account on top of:

Why Dis
Really duh

etc, etc.

GamerSciz3222d ago

Breakfast was illogical but he was funny and clever. Most of posts that "I did not murder him" makes aren't funny and would either be considered flamebait or spam. Notice how breakfast got agrees with his irrational yet funny comments but "I did not murder him" gets mostly disagrees. The community seems to have spoken and given their opinion. I just happen to agree.

ThatCanadianGuy3222d ago

Careful when calling out his (obvious) dupe accounts.
Last time i did he ran to the mods and got me banned.

The bitter tears are strong with that one..

Shadow Flare3222d ago

Well tbh, i think a lot of people read 'i did not murder him's' comments in the following fashion:

- *Sees the name 'i did not murder him'*
- Reads: "Did I mis something? I didn't buh buh buh buh buh........."
- Clicks disagree

RememberThe3573222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

The days when POG and Breakfast were everywhere. I remember one time when POG had the nerve to make a Blog post about fanboys and how they suck. It was so freakin hilarious how hypocritical it was. And Breakfast was hilarious, I think we laughed him out of N4G. Even when he was being serious it was funny.

lol @ Shadow Flare, that is exactly how it goes!

I did not murder him3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Looks like I pissed off Saaking/Flipmode/Nasim/ThatCan adianguy420/TheBand1t for pointing out the fanboy title lol.

Spread the attacks with all your accounts so you don't lose bubbles on any one account?

I mean come on the same accounts log on to reply to me every time I post in the PS3 section lol.


Like clockwork

Hi Flipmode lol

ThatCanadianGuy3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )


Hook me up with whatever you're smoking

:Edit below..

"Xhi"? i don't get it?

I did not murder him3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

No you're smurfette

LOL @1.17 or should I say *xhi* jajjajajajajaja


I find it funny you're holding a conversation with yourself using all your personas

FlipMode3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Personally I find you very amusing.

What do you mean like clockwork? I hardly ever respond to your comments, if ever.

Maddens Raiders3222d ago

pretty funny stuff. He is a funny one. When he tries to act really hard it makes it all so cute.

I am Nasim.

dreamcast3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Don't forget the cars that auto-brake. Can't wait to actually find one of those in real life.

EDIT @below: I mean to help me turn. Every turn. Also, I was just being a smartass.

beardpapa3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Careful with saying "Rewind" is not like real life, because other people will say "Well then Restart is like Rewind." Truthfully, Restart is nothing like Rewind. You can rewind 10 seconds of an Endurance race to undo that accident, but if you restart, you have to live through those laps all over again avoiding accidents and whatnot.


Actually the new E class and some other vehicles have.... "auto" brake to prevent collision. You have to add the package though. But yea I know what you "mean."

Shadow Flare3222d ago

yep i forgot about auto-brake lol


JayAllard3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

I have to say, guys like "I did not murder him" do the entire community of gaming a disservice. I only wish everyone could enjoy gaming for what it is instead of hating on things others enjoy so much. I'll be the first to say Gran Turismo 5 looks great, will be worth the wait, and kudos to the Polyphony team for their efforts.

Back to the point, I appreciate the fact so many of you love the 360 and we put alot of work into it, but the hate going back and forth from both sides is a bit immature. Enjoy GT5, enjoy Forza. Enjoy Halo ODST, enjoy Uncharted 2. It's very easy to enjoy everything about both consoles and something we actually encourage as it helps build gaming as a medium into something more mature and accepted.


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Dutch Boogie3222d ago

It looks like Sony will be going all out with GT5 at TGS. I can't wait for them to announce the release date. Also add a new gameplay trailer and i'm all good for the day. Sony FTW!

Dutch Boogie3222d ago

Looking at the new Mercedes on the Sony floor just goes to show taht gaming is serious business.

Kenshinhimurasz3222d ago

Yeah it looks really nice maybe its a CGI model... (JK)
they should have put a Ferrari there also

Microsoft Xbox 3603222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

I like this pic:

Kratos is a badass looking mofo.

sunil3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Interestingly UC2 is missing !

Edit: and so is The Last Guardian

BlackTar1873222d ago

can i dream of infamous 2 details???? porb not but that game was fricken amazing and i love the hell out of it. prob my biggest surprise other then Dead space this gen.

poindat3222d ago

is 8:30 tonight central time? Or 7:30? I'm so out of the loop :P

poindat3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Alright, thanks guys. Have some bubbles.

Cannot wait for the keynote.

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