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March 5, 2005 by Ravenblack
I am going to have to find an online photo album to store all these pics. I don't want to fill my blog with just car pics from Gran Turismo 4, and it would be convenient for friends to be able to go to one link and view all the pics.

I've completed the Sunday Cup races. Here are a couple of highlights from the events.




Going head to head.

A different track...





This is what I got for completing the Sunday Cup - Autobianchi A112 Alarth '79.



With the credits I won, I...
March 3, 2005 by Ravenblack
More photos from Gran Turismo 4, using the in-game 'photo travel' function.

I just got my A licence. Bronzed it, so I was rewarded with the Pontiac Sunfire. (But I am determine to get silver times for these test someday, and then maybe reach for gold - one step at a time.) So, I took my new ride to a few locales for a photo shoot.

The quality of the in-game shots are so good that I wondered if I should have posted this in the photo section. This almost is like using a real camera, becaus...
February 28, 2005 by Ravenblack
These pics are taken from the licence test replays. The replay is paused, and then you can select up to 64 camera angles, zoom in/out, focus, etc and save the pic to a USB storage device.

Nissan Skyline GT-R spec II '94 at the fantasy course "Trial Mountain" (Licence test A-13)





Lancia DELTA HF Integrate Evoluzion at "The Grand Canyon" (Licence test A-11)

The crowds in this game are a lively lot. They would actually step back when they see you coming.







Honda Integr...
February 27, 2005 by Ravenblack
I had spent a chunk of my weekend playing Gran Turismo 4 (Link). Managed to get my B-licence and am now working on getting my A-licence - these are in-game licences to race (you might think of them as tutorials). Messed around in a few of the races and found out how much I sucked at driving. (I don't drive in real life so the public is safe.)

This game just blows my mind. The graphics and the sound is just incredible. And I would shut off the background music just to listen to car engines. T...
February 11, 2005 by Ravenblack
Restarting sucks but I guess I'm gonna have to with this game.

It's a real mental ache because I have put over 35 hours into this game. (It's a 80-100 hours kind of a game.)

I made one stupid mistake of not playing around more with inventing better equipment for my characters. Now I'm stuck because I can't get past this boss character, Robin Wind. I am seriously lacking in good equipment.

I guess I could backtrack but that in itself is a pain in the neck. In addition to have to fight my...