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Video: GT5 physics are completely realistic

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Dec 9th 2010 at 12:30PM

Gran Turismo 5 has been billed as a hyper-realistic driving simulator. And while it's almost impossible for Polyphony Digital's golden egg to live up to six years of hype and hope (we called the game "an incomplete title"), there are plenty of gamers out there who feel the driving dynamics are second-to-none. But no matter how hard the hundreds of GT5 developers tried, perfection and pixels are still miles apart.

For instance, what happens when you're driving a Nissan GT-R really fast on a banked oval track, and as you begin to ease left, an equally fast Porsche 911 taps you on the driver-side door? In real life, there is a solid chance that you'd lose control and perhaps come to a stop with your wheels pointing skyward. In GT5, you can apparently lose control, land on a Lamborghini Gallardo and still finish the race. Want proof? Hit the jump to watch the replay of one gamer's hilarious but not-so-realistic experience. At least the Lambo slowed down once it began piggybacking an extra 4,000 pounds.



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What is the big deal? Like you haven't ever had this happen....

I was driving my old '92 Buick RoadMonster one day on a banked corner at about

115mph when I lost control, bounced off a guardrail and did a 540* helicopter

through the air, landing on top of a Kia Rio. The girl in the Kia was a really cool,

understanding type... she was gracious enough to drive to a loading dock near my

house where I drove off her roof and she was on her way. I did give her $5 for a

bottle of touch up paint since my catalytic converter put a hairline scratch on her

roof and C-pillar.

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Sadly, no... it went to Automotive heaven.... along with my wifes' BMW 735iL after

we racked up a ton of miles & it developed a nasty electrical issue. This was NOT

BMWs fault but the moronic previous owner who did "alterations" to the car's

electrical system / wiring harness. Some people should not be allowed to own or

use wire cutters, wire strippers &/or any quick fix items. Esp. not on a wiring

harness in a car as complex as a 7-series BMW.

I'll post an update about my fleet soon, there's been a few changes recently.

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