Gran Turismo 5 Delayed… Again

Just as we were finally believing Gran Turismo 5 was going to be something more than a shiny bauble for Sony and Polyphony Digital to drag out for E3, the word dropped on the Official Playstation Blog:

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Gran Turismo 5: Will It Be Worth The Wait?

GT5BoxLet me make this clear: I have no ties to Sony Computer Entertainment, I’m not getting a free review copy of the game, and I will not be receiving compensation of any sort for this preview… or the subsequent review when the game is released.

I’m just a guy who really likes racing and racing games.

My current favorite racing titles? Need For Speed: Shift and Forza Motorsports 2 (Forza 3 didn’t really do it for me).

That being said, the combination of being a racing fan and writing game reviews has come with a penalty; the eternal wait for Gran Turismo 5 has been unbearable.

With a firm release date of November 2, 2010 the wait may finally be over.

Has the development cycle been so long that the game has stagnated, been passed by other franchises in design and performance, that it will release with a whimper and a groan?

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Game Review: Split/Second (PS3/XBox360)

 

Split/SecondIt’s a little late, but getting a good comparison with it’s nearest competitors was important, and there was some competition. It took a while to get to this review, but I assure you, the game has been thoroughly played.

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Drunken Monkey Tech – 2009 Game Of The Year Awards

bastardssmall.jpgIt’s that time of year again. Okay, in hopes of helping you with your holiday shopping, we’re doing it a little early.

Games released before Black Friday (November 27, 2009) were considered. Anything released during the remainder of the calendar year will be considered for our 2010 awards.

If you’d like to hear how we came to our decisions, you can listen in on the entire conversation in Episode #106 of Drunken Monkey Tech Podcast.

Without further ado, our winners.

Best Racing Game
Winner- Need for Speed: Shift
Runner Up – Dirt 2

Best Music Game
Winner – The Beatles: Rock Band
Runner Up – DJ Hero

Best RPG
Winner –
Borderlands
Runner Up – Demon’s Souls

Best Action/Platformer
Winner – (TIE) Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time and Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best First-Person Shooter
Winner – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Best Co-op Game
Winner – Resident Evil 5
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Most Innovative Game
Winner –
DJ Hero
Runners Up – Flower and Dead Space Extraction

WTF?!? 2009
Winner – Noby Noby Boy

Best Portable Game
Winner – Resistance: Retribution
Runner Up – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Best PS3 Game
Winner – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Runner Up – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time

Best Wii Game
Winner – Dead Space Extraction
Runner Up – MadWorld

Best XBox 360 Game
Winner – Halo 3: ODST
Runner Up – Halo Wars

Game Of The Year 2009
Winner – Borderlands
Runner Up – The Beatles: Rock Band

Game Review: Forza Motorsport 3 (XBox 360)

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Game Review: Need For Speed – Shift (PS3/XBox360)

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I’ve been waiting a long time for a new Gran Turismo, and I’ve been counting the days until Forza 3 is unleashed.

I spend an inordinate amount of my time playing rFactor, iRacing, Race Pro, and any other ‘racing sim’ title I can get my hands on.

Half of my gaming space is taken up by racing wheels, controller mounts, and an authentic cockpit setup.

I am a virtual gearhead.

While previous entries in the Need For Speed series have been too much of an ‘arcade’ experience for my taste, EA has thrown it’s hat into the simulation ring with NFS: Shift.

Too little too late, or a pleasant surprise? Find out inside.

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