gran turismo

  • Ready To Wear A Pink Watch? Chopard Gran Turismo XL Limited Edition

    I put this question before you now: Can a man wear a pink watch and retain his masculinity? I made fun of the first guy I saw wearing a “salmon” colored shirt. But, today, it isn’t that uncommon. Worn properly, and in the right style, pink isn’t always out-of-place. So I wonder, has the time come when a man can get away with wearing a pink watch? Read More

  • Interview: Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo

    You may have caught our interview with Yamauchi-san as it streamed live (about 40 minutes in) on Saturday, but for your convenience I’ve pared it down and added in our non-live footage. At 24 minutes it’s quite a long interview (so no transcription ready yet, though I’ll add one eventually) but an interesting one. Among other things, we talked about his approach to… Read More

  • Shock: The Gran Turismo PSP bundle isn't half-bad

    Credit to Sony for actually putting together a reasonably good PSP bundle. Starting on October 1, for $199, you can buy a bundle that includes the PSP-3000 (not the PSP Go, mind you), a copy of Gran Turismo PSP, a voucher to download a Corvette ZR1 in an exclusive-to-this-bundle color, a 2GB memory stick, a PSN movie downloadable voucher (movie hasn’t been announced yet), and a Sony… Read More

  • ZOMG: Car damage in Gran Turismo 5 Read More

  • Gran Turismo on the PSP

    Is anyone planning on getting GT for the PSP when it comes out in October? Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Gran Turismo!

    We’re an open-minded bunch at the Gear and we really wish folks would throw more events like Downshift Sessions’s 10th Anniversary party for Gran Turismo that celebrates the marriage between automotive design, art, gaming and music. Because gadgets aren’t drab little things anymore and we like that added touch of art to go with our gear. I do, at least. Last week at the… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Gran Turismo heading to the PC?

    Gran Turismo’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, was making noises in an interview to the effect that the sim racing series might be coming to the PC. Historically, if someone in his position with regard to a game makes comments like that, it means that the port is practically finished, or they’re already working on it. He says they’re thinking mainly of “the Chinese… Read More

  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's car list finalized; is yours on there?

    Check out the fat, finalized list of cars available in GT5:Prologue. I can say with authority that I’m pretty awful at driving sims, but I’m formidable at Need For Speed. From this list, I’d say my favorites are:
    Domestic: 2005 Subaru WRX STI Spec C
    Exotic: Audi R8 4.2 (semi-exotic I guess)
    You’ll find the whole list after in the Read More or via the via. Gran Turismo… Read More

  • Logitech announces official steering wheel for Gran Turismo

    Just in time (not really) for the release of the latest iteration in the Gran Turismo franchise, Logitech has announced the Driving Force GT racing wheel, which appears to be the most advanced wheel ever created. It features the usual force feedback, but it’s said to be more powerful this time and it has a 24-position real-time adjustment dial so you can tweak your brake bias… Read More

  • Sony's ad for Gran Turismo 5 is refreshingly easy to follow

    Skateboard Pete[r Ha] (yes, a delicious take-off of Pharrell’s nickname) is notorious for his hatred of recent TV adverts, but I don’t see how he could hate this one for Gran Turismo 5. It’s pretty straight forward: family walks into an electronics store, kids want TV and the game which the father thought was real life footage. He then freaks out because it’s so… Read More