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01 May 2012
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Hey everyone,

 

We are pleased to announce this years GT Academy is almost ready to begin.

 

Australia and New Zealand have been excluded from this and so anyone trying to purchase the DLC for this will not be able to.

 

For those who are unaware of what GT Academy is, it's a competition where you have your chance to evolve from a Gran turismo driver to a real life race driver!

 

From 5pm BST today (May 1st) until 24th June (Midnight BST) you can download the exclusive Gran Turismo Academy content from the PlayStation®Store free of charge. Then all you need to do is take part in the the 8 rounds fortnightly. Each round consists of 5 sections to drive with Round 8 being the final round and a qualification event.

 

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Round 1 and 2:

1/5 (Tue) 17.00BST – 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST

Round 3 and 4:

14/5 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST

Round 5 and 6:

28/5 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST

Round 7 and 8 (ROUND 8 IS FINAL/QUALIFICATION EVENT):

6/11 (Mon) 00:00 - 24/6 (Sun) 23:59 BST

 

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Here's a trailer for GT Academy 2012

 

 

Be sure to doanload the content from the store from 5pm BST today and good luck to all who take part!

 

 

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I had no issues, all went very smoothly and got my 10 golds, just waiting for the my cars now and the next event :)

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same here done all the races on it so far and i want my cars :P

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Can you use a wheel such as a G25 or is it PS3 controller only?

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you can use steering wheels if your fortunate enough to own one

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shame mine isnt here yet :(

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30.499 is my best so far on the first one. I downloaded the ghost replay from the number one American dude and during the corner I am equal to him but on the exit he just pulls away :S 

 

Back to practicing. 

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Ensure that TCS is off for all events. ;) Also, be aware that these settings revert to default in every event, so you need to change them again.

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TCS and ABS off, you dont do any braking and when you exit the corner you want to straighten up as soon as possible, going into a left corner stay as far left as you can for the quicker line.

you will see what i mean when your ghost is with you although it barely makes any difference you will do it, the leaf round was probably the easiest
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hey i live australia and can't find anything for gt academy expect the teaser video any help guys?

 

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damovsdee

 

GT Academy 2012 is not available in AUS. Many other Australians are playing it though, I suspect they have US cousins or perhaps family in the UK ;) ;) and have been able to download the Academy from the respective PSN Store.

 

Obviously, their participating times will not be counted as a qualifying time, they also probably don't realise that any earned DLC will not work with their localised copy of GT5. ;)

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Danlisa wrote:

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GT Academy 2012 is not available in AUS. Many other Australians are playing it though, I suspect they have US cousins or perhaps family in the UK ;) ;) and have been able to download the Academy from the respective PSN Store.



Thanks. I was not aware of this.

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Australia is included.It is present on the leader boards 124 australian times posted in the top 1000 and quite a few thousand overall and they wouldnt have aus on the board if they cant do it australia is holding position 15 out of 52 countries which means plenty of them are doing it and there times do count.

 

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How they are doing this is anyones guess but if i can help you get it then i will but i dont know how ?????? Ive logged onto other psn for other regions by going on the web browser on the ps3 and finding psn and selecting the countrie i wanted.It may let you download gta from eu psn but the dlc would be a bit of a grey area and you could be right about that.

 

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^ Just because Aussies are playing doesn't mean they can download it from their PSN store or are actually included in the competition. Unless the Academy has since been added, this thread confirms that AUS can not take part. http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Gran-Turismo/GT-Academy-Downloadable-game-Available-in-Austra... Edit - I have explained HOW they have done it. ;)
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I never said they could download from aus psn in fact i know you can,t but they are downloading it from somewhere and there times are being recorded as australian times.???

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Right i see.Oh well you know what to do then.I know it sucks and its not right at all it should be open to anyone with a ps3 regardless and if i were you i would most likely feel a bit insulted by this but then thats sony.

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Hi

 

I have downloaded the GT Academy 2012, am really enjoying it.

 

I do not have the game, but have now ordered it, as enjoying so much.

 

What I would like to know is do we get to keep GT Academy at the end of the contest, or does it stop at the end of the contest?

 

Have not played Gran Turismo since the PS1, wished I had got it for my PS3 ages ago.

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I haven't heard, but I presume the servers will be available for a short while after the open part is over, since the servers will still be needed for the next level. However, I have no idea if they will allow our times to be updated, too.

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Ta

 

 I should have said the main reason for asking is, as new to this I have no chance off getting all the cars in the time limit (if at all), and it would be nice to get some of them.

 

I am amazed at how addictive it is (especially as I have NO chance in winning), this is why I have ordered the game as well (hoping that turns up Wednesday, after the Bank Holidays).

 

I know I did enjoy GT 1 & 2 on the PS1, but just thought it was because I was younger then.

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If you manage to gold all of the events you win the cars Its not really that hard. Like you I have no chance of  taking part in the academy finals. I personally am not bothered with that. SO I just get a time with in the limiots set down for the gold and be done with it. I dont try bettering it.

 

Also please note. You need a few gig and hours to install the game onto your PS3's HD as well as the updates and there are a few of them. You might want the DLC as well :)

 

Hope you enjoy it.

 

Cheers

 

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Have read how long it takes for GT5 to install, but thanks for heads up about all the downloads as well. Thankfully I have had a 640 GB hard drive put in my PS3.

 

So far I doing ok at getting Gold's, finding it getting harder though.

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