Posted on 14th Jan 2010 at 12:33 by Mark Mackay with 41 comments
Back in my unenlightened console-gaming days I once went over to my cousin's gaff in Scotland for some family visits. He had a Playstation, a console that I either wasn't interested in owning or didn't have the money to own - probably the latter. For that Playstation he owned Gran Turismo. As a car lover, I was suitably impressed and ended up buying a Playstation for GT shortly thereafter.
When the PS2 came out I had little to interesting in buying that. However, when Gran Turismo 3 was on the cards, all that changed and I played through GT4 with equal relish. Back in those days, there just wasn't any competition for Gran Turismo. It was king of hill. People forgave the fact that there was no car damage, horribly hard lighting, stiff and lifeless handling and engine sounds like flatulence problems.
Posted on 16th Dec 2009 at 11:33 by Mark Mackay with 11 comments
I’ve been a fan of racing games since Wipeout 2097 which was the first one I developed a real obsession over. I was a big fan of the Gran Turismo series too and, back in the day, bought a PlayStation 2 just to play GT4. I was excited about GT5…until I played the Prologue on my flatmate’s PS3. Next to games such as Race Driver: GRID, the Prologue flat out sucked. Gran Turismo seems so stiff and formal compared to the Codemasters title. These days choosing Gran Turismo over GRID seems like opting to spend a Sunday afternoon taking a driving lesson instead of a track day.
Posted on 24th Jun 2008 at 17:42 by Podcast
The CPC podcast is now a legal adult with its 18th episode; it features Clive on the hosting mic for the first time, and he’s joined by Orestis, Phil and games reviewer extraordinaire, Dan Emery. The team look back at the GeForce GTX 280 launch, and discuss the top 10 games, including awesome new launches Race Driver GRID and Mass Effect. With Editor Alex away, the team also struggle with what words they’re allowed to say, and what are too controversial to be broadcast. There’s also the guess the game music competition, with copies of City of Heroes and Villains to be won.