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Gran Turismo 5 1.01 Patch Lands

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Anyone that’s lucky enough to have snared a copy of Gran Turismo 5 before its official release date of – yes – tomorrow, would have no doubt been slightly confused as to the lack of any semblance of an online mode and lots of error messages saying that whatever you’re trying to do can’t be done with ‘this version of the game’.

Well, that’s because the version on the disk doesn’t have an online portion at all, until now.  This morning the much anticipated (at least amongst those of us trying to write up some kind of ‘review’) patch was released, which takes GT5 up to version 1.01 and adds lots of new features mainly revolving around the internet community.

So, when you get your game tomorrow look out for a more in your face install pop-up, the ability to trade car cards with friends, a comprehensive (and highly collectable) meta game in the form of the Museum and the option to create lobbies.  Oh, and of course, the chance to take the racing simulation online rather than just battling the AI.

If you want to know what we think of Gran Turismo 5 be here tomorrow, at 8am…

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109 Comments
  1. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    I’m glad they didn’t delay the release to add this to the retail disc. There would have been an outcry!

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:27.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      It’s funny that it didn’t make it on the disk… I mean it’s not like they sent out the disk to the prints and then remembered that they forgot to add the online functionality to that version…

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 11:35.
      • pvwradtke
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Not funny: it was smart. Remember that the PS3 was hacked just a while ago? And that pirated games can’t be updated? I bet that online was released as an updated to block any attempt to trick the PSN to allow a hacked console to play online by the simplest way possible: requiring an update that the hacked consoles can’t do so far. Which is great, as we won’t suffer from cheaters.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 12:46.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      I actually assume that part of the delay was them tearing out 133MB of vital data so that pirates can’t play online.

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 12:58.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        That sounds more likely than the other reasons doing the rounds.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 13:36.
      • Bladesteel
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Nope. They were adding the hidden “Run over zombies” mode that will unlock once you’ve collected every car.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 16:16.
  2. psyco
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I’m soooooooo looking forward to this but I won’t be happy until my copy is in my ps3. Been waiting for years. Only 1 more sleep. Lol

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:29.
    • bajere
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      sounds like my little one counting to christmas.lol

      Im not going to buy this for another month, soo much work on, nothing will get done.lol

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:03.
    • samiro05
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      OMG IT’S IN MY HANDS!! IT SMELLS FIT!!…

      *cough* 8-) honestly though it does :)

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:46.
      • woodsy321
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        AAARRGGGH Mine was posted from PLAY.com on FRI, and its still NOT COME YET AAARRGGGHHHHH!!!!

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 11:58.
      • woodsy321
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Let me smell yours… please …pleeeeeasee

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 11:59.
    • Gaztee
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      No Sleep for me – I’ll be up all night working :O( Finish at 8am & then a dash home to wait for the postman :o)

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 13:30.
    • robeagle
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      Mine arrived today, but I don’t get home til 9.30 tonight and have to be up at 5am, so will probably only get as far as having it installed and patched :( – or maybe an all-nighter would be more appropriate, hmmmmm…

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 14:37.
  3. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    All I will say is god speep nofi.

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:29.
    • icuyesido
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I couldn’t even say that right *sigh*…. speed*, you know what I meant. :P

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:37.
  4. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Mine will arrive today, or the postman will have a dog set on him!

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:33.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      The dog is a big softie by the way and will just lick the postie to death lol.

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:35.
    • samiro05
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I am hoping for the arrival of Gran Turismo 5 today along with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II – I think today is a sick day.

      ~ sick is used here as both the illness sense and the modern day term for awesome.

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:08.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Haha, the nation comes to a grinding halt as everyone in the country throws a sickie or takes paid leave in the wake of the greatest game ever to arrive through letterboxes.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:31.
      • samiro05
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        A few posts up I’ve wrote what I wanted to write here, was too excited to scrolled down further lol

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:51.
  5. GTRsannin
    Member
    Since: Nov 2010

    That is good news i was starting to get worried i got mine yesterday and it said that error message i was worried my copy was damaged or something

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:43.
  6. Shadow0410
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    This is great news! my copy should be here today, it was shipped on Saturday morning :D can’t wait.

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:44.
  7. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Oh dear, I’m very very tempted to get a pay day loan and get this with a steering wheel. Stupid thing is, I get paid on Thursday, surely I can wait til then?

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:46.
    • Squalje
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      No, it cannot wait. You must succumb NOW! :)

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:34.
      • ericzap
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        lol censored.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 22:54.
  8. stonyk
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    What! I have to wait another 5 minutes for a download?!? Count me out then. My money is going elsewhere then! (lol)

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:51.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Sadly, this exact comment is probably posted several places around the internet, minus the sarcasm!

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:00.
  9. Soild_Nat
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Working from home today… might not get chance to play but at least i will get the install and patch update out of the way so when i do sit down to play the game i can start straight away and get into the action.

    Shopto.net and Royal Mail don’t fail me now!

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:57.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I can’t work from home on days when I know something like this is coming. I am too weak! I often end up in the office, even though I have no reason to be, just to avoid temptation

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:01.
  10. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Tomorrow at 8am? I will be balls deep in GT myself by then! Maybe read your review on one of the compulsory toilet breaks my body inconveniently insists on during marathon gaming sessions.

    Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 08:59.
    • shields_t
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Caomdes are the way forward.

      Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:24.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Er, or rather commodes.

        Comment posted on 23/11/2010 at 09:25.

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