Posts Tagged ‘Gran Turismo 5’

GT5 Seasonal Events #8: Course Maker Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 22 2011

The seasonal events updated on Friday last week, but I’ve been away since then, so that’s why I haven’t posted before now. Better late than never right? Anyway, for those that wasn’t all to impressed with the different Drivetrain and Ferrari Formula Challenges will be happy to see the Bonus Races coming back. It’s the format similar to special events when it comes to payouts. You get money for each position once and when you finish 1st, you have gotten all and driving them again will not yield more money, but there’s a very nice reward. In a nice surprise by Polyphony, they now include courses created with the Course Maker.

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GT5: New Patch Going Live On February 18th

Title Update | Posted by Pesico
Feb 12 2011

Kazunori Yamauchi announced earlier today in a tweet that the new patch for Gran Turismo 5 will go live on February 18th, which is Friday next week.

@Kaz_Yamauchi: In the next update. What day 18 February. RT @ driftlover35r: @ Kaz_Yamauchi PP scheme is implemented or when? Have the same advantage in torque power difference, I get the penalty

The patch will include some fixes to the penalty system which has made the last round of GT Academy a disaster with a bunch of people cheating by cutting corners. It’s also expected to enable remote races. Money prizes from races is also expected to go back to normal, which in case of B-Spec means ridiculously low. So make sure you grind the Dream Car Championship as much as possible before this coming Friday.


GT5 Seasonal Events #7: Ferrari F1 Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 10 2011

Are you one of those people that grinded away, bought one of the Ferrari F1 cars for 10 or 12,5 mill and then realized you couldn’t use them in A- and B-Spec mode? Well, you may be happy about the new seasonal events that after taking a break last week has seen a face lift. In stead of 5 races with huge money and XP rewards there are now 12 races divided into 4 events and the money and XP rewards are considerably lower. On the flip side, you can do them over and over again.

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Next GT5 Update Coming In Mid-February

News, Title Update | Posted by Pesico
Feb 07 2011

The next Gran Turismo 5 Title Update was scheduled to release early in February, but will be delayed with a new release window of mid-February. It is expected to enable Remote Racing and the ability to race B-Spec races by controlling it from a computer. With the recent events in the GT Academy, where people were cheating, they need some more time to fix penalties for cutting corners. After all, this isn’t a lawn mower game.

This was tweeted by Yamauchi.

Source: Yamauchi

Where Are The New Seasonal Events?

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Feb 04 2011

So the Online Collector’s Store updated as usual last night and brought a nice collection of 90′s Rally Cars, including the Lancia Delta HF Integrale from ’92. Also worth mentioning is the Caterham Seven Firablade ’02 and the Suzuki GSX-R/4 Concept ’01. What didn’t update and still hasn’t are the Seasonal Events. They did announce that it could be updated +/- a day from now on, but it has been more than 36 hours now.

Kazunori Yamauchi at least gave a rather limited answer on the subject on twitter:


So there you have it… Oh wait, I guess I don’t have that many Japanese readers, so I will explain. Yamauchi was asked whether the new seasonal events would be up soon, and he answered: “A little break”.

So what do we get out of this? Not to much. In Japan, it’s just past midnight into Saturday, so that probably means we won’t see any new events this week. In Japan, they celebrated Setsubun, which means “Beginning of Spring” (lucky guys, still winter here), so that may explain why we may not see any events this week. For any development, stay tuned to KittyGotWet.

GT5 Seasonal Events #6: Ferrari Edition

Seasonal Events | Posted by Pesico
Jan 28 2011

Bonus Race No. 6 went live earlier today and this time, Ferrari makes it’s first appearance in the seasonal events. If you have followed my Race Series Guide over at, you may allready have at least 2 of the cars needed for these races.

Ferrari 430 Scuderia overtaking the Citroën by GT

This is the list of the races:
Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R) / Clubman Stage Route 5 / 5 Laps
Mazda Roadster RS (NC) / Tsukuba Circuit / 10 Laps
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP / Trial Mountain / 5 Laps
Ferrari 430 Scuderia / Monza Circuit / 5 Laps
Chevrolet Corvette* / Indianapolis Road Course / 5 Laps

*Any Chevrolet Corvette is eligible.

For some tips and detailed info, check out the Seasonal Events portion of my Race Series Guide

Online Collector’s Store
Like usual, the Online Collector’s Store got new inventory as well. This time there is a huge selection of different Chevrolet Corvette’s. The Formula Gran Turismo is also there like it always has been. There are also to very expensive race cars. The Sauber Mercedes C9 Race Car ’89 and the Bentley Speed 8 Race Car ’03 will both set you back more than Cr. 5 millions.

As always, stay tuned on this site for any Seasonal Event news. There will also be some special events outside of the Seasonal Events, that may require a patch first. I’ll blog about it as soon as I know anything.

GT5: New Seasonal Events Info

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 25 2011

Ever since patch 1.05 I have had a lot of joy out of the Seasonal Events, which now is getting updated once a week. GT5 is all about cars and driving them, and the seasonal events forces me to drive cars I may not have driven otherwise. When booting up the game, you’ll get a news message about “Seasonal Events Update Schedule”. It reads as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

GT5 Seasonal Events #5: Touring Car Edition

Guide | Posted by Pesico
Jan 21 2011

Another Thursday and another set of seasonal events. This time you’ll be racing in a 69 year old Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, you’ll be racing on the classic circuit of Cote d’Azur and you’ll use a touring car for a possible one race 2 million profit. Walkthrough after the brake.

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Remote Races Coming To GT5 In February

News | Posted by Pesico
Jan 14 2011

Remote Races has been one of the promised features for Gran Turismo 5 and was originally planned to be available from December, but was later pushed back. Not much has been said about it, but has been updated with a planned release window to be February.

B-Spec Driver in GT5

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4th Batch of Seasonal Events in GT5 – JGTC/SUPER GT Edition

Guide | Posted by Pesico
Jan 13 2011

Late last night, 5 new seasonal events was added, and at the same time, the 2nd batch expired. Looks like the seasonal events will change up once a week and that you have 2 weeks to finish anyone event. It continues to be no requirements for them, except the car obviously, which means the events are as hard or as easy as you want them to be. Read on to find my tips on how to do them and get a profit of Cr. 3,3 million and gain 350,000 worth of Experience.

High Speed Ring in the Tom's Supra
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