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4th March 2014, 12:33 at 12:33 pm #250784
Is this really the final livery, rather than some awful launch gimmick?4th March 2014, 0:57 at 12:57 am #250707
Yeah, it’s been a very long time since they worked properly for me. They are only displayed if I go to my drop down menu and hover over ‘activity’, then I can see if there are notifications next to ‘mentions’. But the number next to ‘wWelcome, matt90′ only ever shows a green zero.3rd March 2014, 11:42 at 11:42 am #250649
People have talked about Porsche not being allowed to be too competitive thanks to being from the same VW Group as Audi. I wonder if we’ll see the same thing as with Bentley, where after letting the Porsche programme develop until they are clearly best of the rest, Audi take a year out, or maybe even hand over the reins completely. Audi didn’t actually compete with their typical factory team from 2003-2005, so maybe they’ll take multiple years out.
I was disappointed by this video- I was really hoping to finally see the car in a real or even plain livery.28th February 2014, 11:47 at 11:47 am #250166
14, 20. 20,14. 2014. Maybe. One Porsche (936 in 1976) won Le Mans with number 20.27th February 2014, 11:57 at 11:57 am #249973
Much nicer having larger text.23rd February 2014, 19:06 at 7:06 pm #249634
Teams can barely afford to compete, he massively undersold the rights so that he could stay in control, almost instigated a confused medals system and successfully violated F1 with double points nonsense. Work it out for yourself what I think…20th February 2014, 14:31 at 2:31 pm #249218
Also, the use of ‘rarest’ is indeed weird. They must have meant significant, surely?20th February 2014, 12:55 at 12:55 pm #249210
Did they seriously spell Lauda’s name wrong?19th February 2014, 16:14 at 4:14 pm #249067
I think it has to be Senna, but the development of carbon cars was also fairly important, even if accidents did still happen in the ’80s.15th February 2014, 16:25 at 4:25 pm #248708
One thing I did notice recently was the value of an AutoArt Bentley Speed 8. I was looking to get a signed one on ebay (Grand Prix Legends offered one years ago, but only just after I had got an unsigned one) if the price was acceptable to me and I could sell my unsigned one for a reasonable amount. Bit hard to tell because the winning car doesn’t come up very often, but the 2nd place car seems to regularly sell for double its original price as long as it isn’t damaged and includes the box.
So that might agree with Nick’s assertion that non-F1 could be good.15th February 2014, 16:10 at 4:10 pm #248704
I used to have quite a lot of models. I cut back to only ones which are signed (which, circumstances permitting, I never intend to sell) and a few select others. I’ve kept the only F1 cars I had, which are 2 Minichamps Senna models, both with the full tobacco branding. Those seem to have certainly risen in value after looking on ebay. The price of diecast models has increased fairly significantly over the last 10 years, so picking something with historical significance which hasn’t been been produced too much might be a nice investment.15th February 2014, 1:04 at 1:04 am #248627
I don’t find it too difficult to amass credits. If you sign in almost every day (not necessarily to play if you are pressed for time) you can keep a 200% bonus going. Getting gold on every seasonal time trial brings in a fair amount of money and sometimes prize cars of not inconsiderable value. Some of the Red Bull Junior races are a fairly quick and quite fun way of getting credits too if new seasonal events aren’t available. I don’t find it too much of a slog because I always have enough credits to buy a variety of cars.
With many cars and the large variety of tracks I still enjoy working through the career, getting to experience my garage and improve my cars along the way, although admittedly the AI being better would vastly improve the career. You do unfortunately need to pick your car carefully- if you want a challenging race (in terms of getting from last to first as that is the disappointing format) then pick a conservative car in relation to what the performance index actually allows you. I won’t argue that the career mode couldn’t do with more variety (as well as rally events), but I still have fun with it.
GT6 is pretty much GT5.5, but all the minor improvements really add up for me when I look at the entire game. Most of the new cars are interesting, as well as the tracks (some of which were DLC for GT5 but which I was too tight to shell out for). The game is generally quite a bit slicker in terms of layout. Some of the visuals are tidied up- the standard cars look better and the shadow flicker is reduced. And there’s an awful lot more to come with the interesting course creator and, most importantly, some Senna and (I think) more Andretti content.
Regarding one of the complaints from that video, the amount of cars is obviously silly and unnecessary. But the notion that they should only keep cars with interiors isn’t right for me. Yes it would be nice for all the cars featured to be top quality, and one of the biggest pushes for the series should be upgrading the best standard cars. But I’d much rather basic versions of what is a vast number of interesting cars than see them omitted completely.
It’s also worth noting that the video review gave it a 7 despite all the complaints. And that’s because GT6 is still spectacular in many ways. I suppose how much it’s worth the money depends on how much you enjoyed GT5 butif you also felt like you finished with that game completely (played it to death) and want a fresh start. Particularly if you never got any DLC, this could be for you. Or maybe wait until the extra content that is supposed to appear actually does. I will say that trying to nail a lap up the Goodwood hill is a wonderfully frustrating experience.
And yeah, a casual racing league sounds good on the off-chance you change your mind.4th February 2014, 11:08 at 11:08 am #248418
If the Lotus is against the spirit of the rules then so is the Caterham. They both have two prominent bits on their nose, which seems to be the only issue people have. But neither of them actually are.4th February 2014, 11:06 at 11:06 am #248402
A vanity panel doing that would completely ruin their concept of maximising airflow between the tusks.3rd February 2014, 12:16 at 12:16 pm #248368
I’d like to have seen Lotterer and Kristensen in the same car.