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FREE car update for GT PSP

The Gran Turismo PSP car pack is now available for free at the PlayStation Store.

The update includes the following cars.

2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in the Black M color
2008 Citroën GTbyCITROËN in yellow
2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV in an exclusive blue color
1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 in Arancio orange
2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari in Giallo Modena yellow.

Enjoy!

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Gran Turismo 5 DELAYED

Gran Turismo 5 Delayed, New Release Date: TBA – gran turismo 5 – Kotaku

January hasn’t been good to gamers so far. First there was the Dragon Age expansion pack pulled at the last minute and now Gran Turismo 5 will not be released in March in Japan and has returned to the ominous TBA release date.

i know that Kazunori Yamauchi is a perfectionist but that’s what updates are for. If Polyphony keeps this up they might find themselves as the next Duke Nukem. They’ve already spent $60 million dollars already making this a very very expensive game already. It’s almost just as expensive as a major Hollywood picture. Just because GT5 was demoed in CES last week in full 3D glory doesn’t mean we’re looking forward to play it in 3D in March since 99.8% of the people buying it don’t have the equipment just yet.

I’m almost at a point where why even bother stating release dates at all. At this point I wont believe anyone’s release date until they’ve actually reached the gold master. Because this is getting ridiculous.

Danica Patrick Wins!

Finally Danica Patrick wins a race! We waited for Sarah Fisher to win. Danica led the Indy 500 and everyone just waited for the first win to happen. Two years later and she wins in Japan.

Congratulations Danica!

Schumacher announces retirement

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will retire from Formula One at the end of the season.

The end of an era. No matter what anyone says about him, he has still made his mark in Formula 1 and in autoracing history. No other driver has ever been as sucessful as him. There are a few who made their mark in their sport. There’s Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, Tiger Woods, Richard Petty, Mario Andretti and one Michael Schumacher. It’s quite sad when a sporting great retires but they have to someday.

Another driver will come along and win championships and win races but they will always be measured by those who have come before him (or her).

I can still remember the day when Ferrari finally won the Driver’s and Constructor’s championship in 2000 in Suzuka, Japan. The races when Michael came back to win the race from dead last. His signature leap on the podium when he wins a race and the joy of the faces of the “tifosi” when he wins in Italy. The emotional moments when he chose to race and won even when his mother just passed away. The time when he passed Aryton Senna for the most wins, a press conference where he spent most of the time crying and Mika not wanting to talk to the press. And of course, the day when he announced his retirement.

Just as he did today.

Next year will be a new chapter for Formula 1. Kimi will be in red. Alonso will be in the silver car. A new season of possibilities. But for now, we have to savor the moment while he’s still in the car. Beacuse it will be a very long wait for someone with his talent to come along once again.

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