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it IS true.....

Paid for my copy of GT4 this morning, the store is going to pick up their shipment tonight rather than waiting for it to be delivered in the morning so I get my copy around 7pm this evening
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I thought they were already releasing them as of this morning
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I thought they were already releasing them as of this morning
Me too but apparently games are shipped on tuesdays now and released on wednesdays....not exactly sure why
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Re: it IS true.....

Well, that's not entirely true.

But usually when something is "released" on Tuesday it's already in the store before hand, and then either stocked at midnight, or after the store closes on Monday night.

I just got off the phone with a chap from our local EB who said the game was shipping from St Louis this morning to the Columbia store, which is about 25 minutes from here. And then someone from this store would actually have to drive up to Columbia and get the alotted games for this store. So they should be in stock around 4 this afternoon.

I must admit, this is incredibly bizarre. Almost makes me a bit gun shy. Why is Sony guarding this game in such a downright paranoid fashion.



It's like when a movie isn't shown for review before it's released.

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I said I was going to wait, but couldn't resist. I bought a copy today.

Gamestop wasn't getting them until after 8pm for some reason, so I went over to EB and picked one right up around 5pm. I haven't had a lot of time to play it, but it looks pretty cool so far. Lots more fluff, slightly improved graphics, and the 350z I tried in arcade mode doesn't seem as twitchy as the cars in GT3. They seem to hold the road a little better too. Overall though it looks like more of the same old GT, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Looks like the game will support LAN parties, and there are hundreds of cars again. I also did a run on HIGH-SPEED RING, one of the original GT tracks

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Just got back from the store with mine....WHOO-HOO!
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Dirty bastards!!



EB still hasn't received their shipment.

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High Speed Ring!!!!

That was always one of my favorites!!!!
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Update...

2hrs into the game. If you're not a GT fanatic, I'd consider waiting a while and rent it or buy it used. I'm going to have a good time playing through the game, but it's seems more like GT 3.5 that GT 4. I'm very surprised to see how much of GT 3 has been "cut and pasted" into GT 4.

If you're a GT nut, and looking for more of the same, you should like the game.
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Transfer your A & B licence from GT3 was nice, but this is soooooooooo hard to get the ib licence. Also transfer $100,000 from GT3 so I just bought a shiny STi YAY and am going to start the FF class with a new SRT-4...if I can ever get my iB, iA and Super crap tests out da way
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I got it!! I got it !!!!!







See ya'll in a few weeks.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............
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I got it!! I got it !!!!!







See ya'll in a few weeks.

Sweet, few weeks??? Got to drop updates in from time to time you know its in the rules
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Re: it IS true.....

Yesterday at lunchtime I walked into a fairly empty EB at the mall and proceeded directly to the counter, where there were no customers. The forty-something clerk looked up from a the stack of GT4 boxes he was pricing.
I said "Hi. I'd like a couple copies of GT4, please."
With a half-frown and one slightly raised eyebrow, he queried: "Did you make a reservation?"
I said "No I did not."
He said "You really should reserve a game like this. But we just happened to get sixty extra copies."
I said "Well, then I guess I lucked out."

What a maroon! But long story short, I paid for my two copies and left.

After work, my buddy came over for a while (to get his copy), and we played some (split screen) head-to-head arcade mode for a while. It was okay, but what I love is simulation mode.

Instead of 'cheating' and importing my GT3 licenses (all Golds, thanks!) and cars, I decided to go through all the GT4 license tests. I started with the B tests (no choice), and buzzed right through with the "conventional" controller and got my bronzes and the license. Then I hooked up my wheel (I got the new Logitech Driving Force Pro last fall) and started working on silvers. Test number five (lap of Tsukuba in a Mini) held me up for about twenty minutes; my best lap was about .3 too slow. My wife had come into the room, and after suffering through five or six attempts, she gave me an ultimatum: make the next run my last, or she was going to bed without me. I guess that's exactly what I needed, because I scored a silver on that very next run. Some of these - even in the "B license" tests - are going to be REALLY hard to score a Gold on.

Overall, I agree that it seems more like GT3.5 than a whole new version. I'm not as blown away as I'd hoped. Although there are obviously a lot of cars, there are a TON of them that I'm just not even interested in buying or driving. Some of the new tracks seem cool, and others I'm not impressed with.

It's a damn shame there's no online multiplayer.

I'm going to play the hell out of this one, but now I'm really looking forward to Forza Racing for Xbox.
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I'll just wait a few weeks 'til the used copies hit eBay
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