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Quick Quenchers: Forza 4 Five Weeks Away From Going Gold – Turn Ten

by Ernice Gilbert on July 22nd, 2011, under Microsoft, News, Xbox 360

“Right now, we’re just heading into finalising the game ahead to certification, which is making sure we’re complying with [Microsoft's rules] on the box. There’s about five or so weeks until we submit the finished game. People are really stunned by what we’ve been able to achieve with an engine that shipped in the box twice previously.” – Turn 10 director Dan Greenawalt, speaking to CVG, about Forza 4 going gold.

Forza 4 Collectors Edition Detailed

by Ernice Gilbert on June 27th, 2011, under Microsoft, News, Xbox 360

Microsoft’s sent live details on Forza Motorsport 4 Collectors Edition, confirming the game’s steel book edition in the process, and some other cars that comes with it.

Video Thirst: First Forza 4 Vid Gets Leaked, Microsoft Confirms, Says It’s Legit

by Ernice Gilbert on April 2nd, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

Yesterday a Forza 4 video landed on YouTube (spotted by Kotaku) showing off some of the game’s features and some gameplay footage. In the vid, the racing sim’s touted to be the best looking this year, boats Kinect compatibility and the most support from manufacturers in any game before it.

Since yesterday was April Fools, many thought it was an elaborate prank forged by a fan of the series, but Microsoft’s come out and confirmed that though the footage wasn’t supposed to be released, the vid you’re about to see below the break is indeed real, MS also confirmed that more information concerning Forza Motorsport 4 will race our way soon.

Mid-Race Save Feature Coming To Gran Turismo 5

by Ernice Gilbert on March 2nd, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony

Soon GT5 will allow gamers to save their progress mid-game during endurance races, Polyphony Digital boss has confirmed through a tweet.

GT5 Sells 6.5 Million Copies Worldwide

by Ernice Gilbert on February 21st, 2011, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

Boom. Just like that, GT5′s now the best selling PS3 exclusive game to date. And that’s after being on the market for just 3 months.

GT5 Update Version 1.06 Is Live, Massive

by Ernice Gilbert on February 18th, 2011, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

Gran Turismo 5 has received one of the most massive updates to ever hit a racing simulator, adding, amongst tons of other things, remote racing. Indeed, now you can start a B-Spec race via the internet and watch how your PS3-controlled drivers are doing remotely. If that ain’t awesome, The Rock can home. It was promised, and Polyphony Digital delivered.

There’s loads more, too, everything from car loan events to even more car settings. Head past the break.

Update Coming To GT5, Might Bring Back Performance Points

by Ernice Gilbert on February 14th, 2011, under News, Polyphony Digital, SCEJ, Sony

In all honesty, Gran Turismo 5 is one of the most content-filled games to hit any console, and yet Polyphony Digital’s releasing more as time goes by. What’s the latest? A tweet from the boss himself, Kazunori Yamauchi, hints at an update that will revive the Performance Points system first helmed in Prologue.

Gran Turismo 5 Is Not A Game Utters Shift 2 Producer

by Ernice Gilbert on January 27th, 2011, under Hot, News

What is it, then? Let’s hear what Shift 2 producer Jesse Abney says it is.

Video Thirst: Official GT5 Wheel Unveiled, Detailed, Will Set You Back £450/€500

by Ernice Gilbert on January 5th, 2011, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

How much cash are you willing to spend to get the ultimate Gran Turismo 5 driving experience? No, tell me. Because Sony’s detailed the Thrustmaster T500 RS, it’s the second official GT5 steering wheel and it’ll run you…. wait for it….

£450/€500. That’s about $1,000. Video past the break.

Gran Turismo 5 Holds The Top Spot On The PS3 Chart

by Ernice Gilbert on January 4th, 2011, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

Yes indeed, the best racing simulator to release this gen’s also the best selling game of all time on the PS3. Imagine that. And in the UK, the game’s holding strong the number spot, beating out big titles like EA’s Need for Speed, Treyarch’s Black Ops, and even EA’s Fifa 11.

The full list’s past the jump.

Gran Turismo 5 Sells 5.5 Million Units In Two Weeks, Becomes PS3′s Best Selling Game Easily

by Ernice Gilbert on December 10th, 2010, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

Over five years under development, and Gran Turismo 5 franchise didn’t missed a beat. In fact, it’s so powerful a brand that doesn’t matter what other PS3 exclusive game’s made the headlines as of recently, the real racing simulator’s still top dog amongst the gathering.

To prove it’s staying appeal, Gran Turismo 5 has sold 5.5 million units in less three weeks, topping all other PS3 exclusives in the sales department easily.

That’s Metal Gear Solid 5: Snake Eater, Uncharted 1 & 2, Killzone 2 and all the other popular PS3 brands.

Hit the link.

Black Ops Upstages GT5 For Number One Spot In UK

Last week, Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 5 sent Actvision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops packing to second spot, but just like its brothers before, the game’s rather relentless, and just like a winner who knows not how to quit, grabs back the number spot in the UK charts.

Victory At Retail: GT5 Sells 2 Million In Two Days

by Ernice Gilbert on November 28th, 2010, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

It’s the biggest PlayStation exclusive game for a reason, and at retail, Gran Turismo 5 proves it can yet again hold its crown.

No GT5 Reviews Until Tomorrow At 12:01 PST / 8:01am GMT – We’ll Have The Full Quencher

by Ernice Gilbert on November 23rd, 2010, under Hot, News, Polyphony Digital, Sony

There’s no bigger PS3 game. There’s no other so highly anticipated. Many have tried, but the biggest PlayStation system seller of all time has always been Gran Turismo, and coming in but a few hours, the fifth installment will crash-land on planet earth, sending many a PS3 owner into seclusion. There are guys and gals you won’t hear from, or see for weeks on end, and that’s because of GT5.

So here’s the simple question many of you are asking: Where the hec are the reviews?

Don’t worry, they’ll be here soon, and the moment they start going live, Games Thirst will have the full quencher ready for you. Expect fireworks, tears of joy and fighting fanboy words – it’s only natural when such a big game’s being reviewed.

New GT5 U.S. Kevin Butler Trailer Is Obviously Good, Obviously

by Ernice Gilbert on November 18th, 2010, under Uncategorized

When you want to do a good PlayStation trailer for one of your hottest upcoming games, there’s only one man to do the job and that’s Kevin Butler.

Below the break, watch him in this latest Gran Turismo 5 trailer. It’s hilariously brilliant. Did I say that right?