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Army June 9, 2011
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May 26 winner
“When they said it was time to ‘retire’ I
didn’t think they had this in mind.”
Sgt Rob Logan
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“Now that she had Grumpy, Sleepy and
Doc, Edna’s collection of Army garden
gnomes was halfway complete.”
Maj Dan Hayes
Gran Turismo 5
Available on PS3
ALTHOUGH it was
released in late November
last year, Gran Turismo
5 (GT 5) has just made it
into my lounge room and
on to my 42-inch plasma,
due to deployments and gaining permission from the
better half to purchase it.
Being a self-confessed car nut who’s never played or
owned a copy of the previous four GT games, it’s been
an eye-opener and secret fantasy (just don’t tell my wife)
having at my disposal 1030 cars and 26 tracks, of vary-
ing configurations and surfaces including asphalt, snow
Firing up the game, you are faced with a choice of
two different modes – GT and arcade – to test your driv-
Arcade mode lets you choose your car and track and
either drive in a single race, time trial, drift trial or a two-
player race with a friend sitting next to you.
This is a fun way to play, but not as satisfying as GT
mode, which is really the only way to play GT 5.
This is where you create your profile, buy and sell
your cars, earn credits and racing licences, enter and win
races and championships.
There are two main ways to go racing; either begin
your virtual life as a driver in the A-Spec racing world or
manage a racing team and a driver in B-Spec.
B-Spec gives users the opportunity to watch a race
driven by their virtual driver and give commands to
ensure he tries to get the best result for the team.
It’s an entertaining aspect of the game, but most peo-
ple will find actually racing the cars themselves more
fun in A-Spec.
In this mode, petrol heads will soon have callused
and chaffed thumbs and forefingers and sore, itchy, red
eyes as they work their way through the race licensing
system and attempt to win races and championships,
earning enough credits to buy better vehicles and tune
them to get through the game levels.
It’s as addictive as discovering chocolate after your
first Easter egg hunt when you were a kid.
The visual rendering of time, weather effects, tracks
and cars is magnificent and the way you tune a car
before a race does change the handling characteristics.
Each time you drive a race you will have a variety of
different computer opponents to race against. Depending
on the type of race, most of them are either classic
or current-day high-end vehicles such as the Bugatti
You can also enter races online and drive against your
mates or strangers.
There’s also a course maker which allows the crea-
tion of race tracks from seven different themes.
It’s the type of game that will end up melting in the
disc drive of many gamers’ PS3s as it’s so addictive and
takes car nuts to a level of car heaven not even Top Gear
could hope to achieve.
Be careful, though, not to make your partner a
GT 5 widow/er.
– Sgt Andrew Hetherington
For petrol heads: Gran Turismo 5 allows players to go into fine details tuning their
vehicles for better on-track performance.
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