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Old 12-13-2010, 07:37 PM
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Gilboyto, I forgot to add you last night. Will do next time I'm on. I'm only level 10 and I've had the game since launch. I need more playing time.

rlnewby, I remember your PSN but I'm not sure if you're on my list or not. I'll double check.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:22 AM
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I had to sell my soul and a couple bodyparts, but I got Santa to give me the game early. So I'm back among the living. A-spec at 24.5 and B-spec 27.5. The endurance races on B-spec are allowing me to actually get some work done while the game is on. What a concept!

I kinda gave up on the licenses. I did all but the last level of licenses, but got to the point where getting more than bronze was becoming a pita, so I quit for now. It's a shame, because they're the best experience in the game for A-spec. When I have some time to be annoyed, I'll probably give it another shot.

I haven't really played around with any of the online racing. Can you earn exp that way too?
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:45 PM
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Polyphony Digital to Gift Cars in GT5 on Christmas Eve
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First picked up by our own Amar212, SCEJ (Sony Japan) has announced that three free cars for Gran Turismo 5 will be available to download from the PlayStation Store on December 24th. The free cars will be “Chrome Line” editions of the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, Jaguar XJ13, and a BMW M3 Coupe. Keep in mind this news report has – so far – only come out of Japan (though Japanese gaming site AndriaSang rather confidently states that “Anyone with GT5 will be able to make the download for free.”)
http://www.gtplanet.net/polyphony-di...christmas-eve/

Awesome!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:35 PM
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That's cool news. Hopefully it will be available stateside as well. Although aren't all of those ones from the "collector's edition"? That would suck for those that already spent the extra dosh to get those cars.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:04 PM
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The Lambo and the M3 were in the CE but the Jaguar is new. I hope they do this for the US too, fingers crossed.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:21 PM
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Me too I don't wanna spend 20million credits for a car I'm gonna use once....
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:20 AM
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Just hit level 32 in B-Spec, and working to get to 35. Heard at 35, the X1 is available. I tried doing the X1 challenge when I got to 30, and yeah, I'm going to have to wait to get it at 35 B-Spec. That challenge is pretty much insane/impossible.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:11 AM
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Did some good old stock-car racing tonight. They are pretty fun on the oval tracks, but in the NASCAR series, "America's Sport", the road courses are tough. It's all about set-up. I also did the advanced NASCAR challenge, and I gotta say, compared to the stupid intermediate challenge with the cones, it was cake. I'll take that 33k worth of xp please.

I'm looking forward to being Aspec level 22 as it's time to do the Super GT race.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:21 PM
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New update out today. There are a lot of cool things that have been added from what I read. I gotta leave for work in a few so I haven't had a chance to see the changes myself.

GT Academy starts today too.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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www.gtplanet.net

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The latest update to Gran Turismo 5, version 1.05, was made available just a few hours ago and weighs in at 608MB. Here’s a quick, official summary of all the new changes, but users are discovering a few more new tweaks in our forums as well:

Seasonal Events: [Seasonal Events] have been added to the [GT Mode] – [GT Life] screen. From here you can participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team. In these events, all participants are under the same regulations, and if you complete the event you will win rewards and experience. Compete on the leader boards with players around the world, in Time Trials and Drift Trials!
Online Collector’s Dealership: An [Online Collector's Dealership] has been added to the left and centre of the [GT Mode]-[GT Life] screen. In here you will find popular and rare cars. You might just come across that one car you’ve always been looking for, that you haven’t been able to find in the [Used Car Dealership].
Online Race Rewards and Experience: When you complete a race in the [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge], you will now gain rewards and experience points. Even if you are focused more on playing online, you’ll still be able to gain rewards and levels that you need to progress in [GT Life].
Driving Distance and Number of Wins in Online Races: The driving distance and the number of wins you achieve when you complete a race in [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge] will now affect your stats in [Profile] and the [Garage]. Here the results from your online play will cumulate within [GT Life].
Improved Rewards: The rewards for winning races in both A-Spec and B-Spec in [GT Mode]-[GT Life] have been increased for a limited time only. (This applies until the end of January 2011.) This is a great chance for those who were previously having difficulties getting ahead in the game, due to a lack of funds for tuning and purchasing required cars.
Race Information Display: It is now possible to set the [Race Info Display] in [Start]-[Quick Options]. (You can also set this in [Race Display] in [Options]).
Save Data Backup: You can now copy and restore your save data. For details, please refer to the in-game [Manual].
User BGM (Menu): From [Options]-[Hardware]-[Audio Settings], it is now possible to set the [User BGM] (Menu)]. (This can also be set from the [Music Library] within [GT Mode]).
Car Name Change: The official name of “Red Bull X1″ has been changed to the “Red Bull X2010″.
Integration with the Website: The main features within [GT Mode]-[Community] can now also be accessed through the “gran-turismo.com” official website.
[Important Note:] We have made improvements to the [Log] within [GT Mode]- [Community] section, in order to make its operation more stable. Please note that the information that was contained here from before the update has been reset.
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The license test menus have been streamlined. After winning a bronze or silver trophy, for example, you have the option to immediately restart the test without having to sit through the animation sequence. (Thanks, Alex.)
GT Academy USA has now been listed in the new Seasonal Events (I’m writing up a full post on this now).
Mechanical damage has now been implemented in the game’s “Practice Mode” – the first time the feature has been usable outside of the custom online events.
One interesting thing to note is that today, December 20th, was set to be the launch date of the US GT Academy. However, as of writing there is no mention of this in the latest update, though presumably it may appear in the new “Seasonal Events” later. Stay tuned for more, and thanks to all who sent this in so quickly!
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Thanks for the quote Erik, GTPlanet is one of the eleventy bazillion sites blocked here at work. Looking forward to d/l-ing this when I get home.
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nice update. I wish they would fix the shadows from being squilily
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:37 PM
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I am starting to get stuck I really need to find some cash for a faster car!

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Old 12-22-2010, 04:26 PM
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have your b-spec guy make some for you.
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Can the B-Spec guy run races while you play A-Spec? I've never touched B-Spec mode in GT4 or 5.
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