Gran Turismo 5 Update Now Available

Since the launch of Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3, a couple of updates have arrived to fix the odd problem here and there. This new update is rather large though in that it’s a 600MB download and brings a number of new features to the game.

The 600Mb update brings more realism to the game and also adds the GT academy. Seasonal events are now part of the game as well as a new hot car dealer. [Read more…]

Gran Turismo 5 Installed to SSD Speeds Up Load Times

One way that you can increase the load speed of Gran Turismo 5 is by installing it to an SSD drive on your PlayStation 3. Some tests were performed with various configurations that revealed load times could be cut in half (from about 40 seconds) right down to about 20 seconds in some cases.

The problem here is for people with a slim Playstation 3. Unfortunately, this isn’t for you. However, if you still own an older fat Playstation 3, then switching out the hard drive for an SSD will help things move along more swiftly. [Read more…]

Gran Turismo 5 Damage Patch Launching This Month

The boss of Polyphony Digital has mentioned on Twitter that an update is being made available, early in December, for Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3.

The new update is for damage control and will allow users to control in the options menu the amount of mechanical damage caused by crashes.

‘Mechanical damage options will be implemented in a new update for GT5 coming “early December”‘.

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Gran Turismo 5 Hits Number 1 in UK Games Chart

Gran Turismo 5 has landed at the top of the charts in the UK for game sales across all formats (week ending November 27).

With its sales, GT5 has become the sixth largest PS3 launch title to date in this region. The sales of the game increased 6 percent when compared to the launch of Gran Turismo 5 back in 2005.

Check out our Gran Turismo 5 review roundup for full details on the game and how it scores. [Read more…]

Gran Turismo 5 Review Roundup

After a number of years waiting, Gran Turismo 5 has finally launched. Reviews have been positive of the game although there are some problems to be found. Problems we have been hearing, and from our own testing of the game, relates to some of the cars not being finished. Some look amazing inside while others look like they come from an older version of the game. Shadows are also not strong point with lots of jaggedy edges. Other than that, and perhaps a point raised in one review about originality, all looks to be fantastic with the game.

We have created this Gran Turismo review roundup to highlight the best reviews from some of the most respected blogs and review sites around the world. All go in depth with their reviews, so it would be worth you having a good scan through the list to see what they think of the game. [Read more…]

Angry Birds Coming to the Big (TV) Screen

Pigs have taken your eggs. What better way of getting back at them by firing ‘angry’ birds from a massive slingshot directed straight at them. That’s pretty much it as far as the premise goes and that’s really all you need to know.

Since it’s launch on the iPhone back in December last year, Angry Birds has gone from strength to strength. With downloads literally in the millions, the fowl-flinger has seen huge success amongst it’s rivals and since then has more recently arrived on smartphones running Google’s Android operating system and is currently still doing rather well indeed. [Read more…]

Gran Turismo 5 has a date… Seriously, it does

“We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay”… That’s what Sony Computer Entertainment producer Taku Imasaki when Sony promised the game would be on store shelves for Christmas.

Since then, many retailers had dates set for sometime in 2011. Other announcements included one mentioning the discs ready for dispatch.

First announced in 2006, eager fans have been waiting and waiting VERY patiently, knocked back time after time it seems that a date has now been settled after an announcement made by Sony today. That date is November 24th – You can write that down in stone. It’s now official. [Read more…]

5.6 Million Copies Sold – Call of Duty: Black Ops

We posted an article yesterday regarding pretty impressive stats concerning Xbox LIVE’s online multiplayer gamers logging on to Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Receiving raving reviews (GameSpot for example giving the game a 9.0 with the only downside being that the campaign mode is too short) Black Ops has managed to sell 5.6 million copies in the UK and North America combining to gross a grand total of $360 million during the game’s first 24hrs. Though inspite of this, many gamers arrived home after the games midnight release disappointed due to lag issues and graphical glitches and the like. [Read more…]

More Details on Mass Effect 2 on PS3

Those gamers only concerned with their PS3 but relishing the idea of having a go on Mass Effect can now relax and won’t need to feel envious much longer. The original Mass Effect is still out of reach as this will remain exclusive to the Xbox 360 but Mass Effect 2 on the other hand is definitely making it’s way to the PlayStation 3 console. [Read more…]

New Fallout Patch for New Vegas

A multitude of posts regarding Fallout: New Vegas and it’s bugs started cropping up as gamers got to grips with their new desert wasteland soon after release day. Though credit where credit’s due, Bethesda did their job and fixed various known issues via online updates across the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 days later.

We reported on this before and posted a couple of fan-uploaded videos including a moonwalking dog and a one of New Vegas’ new characters playing a scene right out of the exorcist. [Read more…]

No Confirmed Release For Gran Turismo 5 Yet But 6 Now In Development

Though hounded by constant delays and unconfirmed release dates, it does seem however that a real actual launch time is immanent with thanks to Polyphony Digital’s announcement that they are now working on Gran Turismo number 6.
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Ninja Gaiden 3 – A few new details

The Ninja Gaiden series in general has always been notoriously difficult for those less coordinated of gamers and is by no means casual-gamer friendly, but does on the other hand, provide great visuals, stunning boss fights and decent gameplay.

For it’s third installment, Team Ninja have given a few bits of information regarding Ryu Hayabusa’s latest outing including a bloodied concept image above. [Read more…]