Everyone is on pins and needles anticipating the announcement of a 2009 launch date for Gran Turismo 5 , but not everyone enjoys the uber-simulated racing feel.

Some may be interested in the more accessible Blur and if so, you should know that Activision has announced the pre-order incentives for the game that retailers have scheduled for release on November 3. These retail-exclusive incentives are big these days. If you decide to drop your five bucks down at GameStop, you'll receive an "Exclusive Multiplayer Advantage Booster Kit," which nets you a Ford Bronco (um, yippee?), a "Double Fans" bonus for the first 10 multiplayer races, and an exclusive "Last Man Standing" multiplayer survival mode. Not a bad deal, right? But maybe you're more intrigued by Game Crazy's offering, which is double cash for the first three single-layer races. Pre-ordering at Best Buy will get you a code to unlock the Dodge Hennessey Viper that, for all intents and purposes, sounds more appealing than the Bronco. But that extra mode you have access to if you pre-order from GameStop sounds a bit more appealing to us… Once again, it's up to you; which incentives will coerce you into a pre-order?

No, it's not GT5 but then again, it isn't necessarily supposed to be. We think the game looks decent and we're definitely hoping for a fast, entertaining racer for the holiday rush.

Related Game(s): Blur

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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

yawn. i want my GT5 after DRiT 2

mastiffchild
mastiffchild
11 years ago

Whereas, as a UK based gamer, I just want Activision to eff off. For good.

And Infinity Ward can go the same way 'til they distance themselves from what Acti are trying to pull with their game. As for Blur-it really doesn't look up to matching the competition. By that I mean the rebooted NFS games coming out and not the sublime likes of GT5 so no matter what crass temptations theyu put in my way they can count on me never buying a damn thing they publish these days.

They're worse than EA ever were and the sad thing is they'll get away with conning the UK and my fellow Ebglish gamers will still buy the inflated price for MW2 without a murmur.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales too?!

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

hope it doesn't get "blurred" out by GT5 if they release GT5 in Nov.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

"…we're definitely hoping for a fast, entertaining racer for the holiday rush."

So, that'll be Gran Turismo 5 then?

😉

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

only if racer=simulator lol

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Don't know about you, but I don't use GT4 as a simulator. No Sunday drives for me, I race in it…

😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Is it a white Ford Bronco that goes slow?

I_defenestrate
I_defenestrate
11 years ago

Ah, World, once again you beat me to it.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

lol!

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

lol, That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw that…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

ya gotta be quick! 😉

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Hey! I waved to him when he drove by.

King_Krollen
King_Krollen
11 years ago

First post… Whoopeeee. (twirls finger)
Anyway… It looks as though I'm one of the minority here. I really don't like uber-simulated racers. So I will be looking forward to this one.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Take it from a casual gamer like me. I take Gran Turismo very seriously but I do love me some fun games. I still enjoy arcade racing games, except for when they pretend to be simulators. That just really makes for a bad experience. I'm looking at you, Turn 10. If this game is indeed fun, then I'll probably get it. Even though I'm a bit bitter with the way Activision is acting lately. I know, I can't blame them. Good ol' corporate stuff working the way they work.