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Posted by CaptainApollo13

Yay Forza! First!

Edited by heatDrive88

I hope this is free for VIP members, at the very least.  
 
Free for everyone for the holidays would of course be most ideal, but I guess when the caption says "purchase" that makes me sad. :(
Posted by mada193

I will totally buy this..........after christmas.
Posted by PJ

Ferrari 599XX, Nice.

Posted by PJ
@heatDrive88 said:
" I hope this is free for VIP members, at the very least.   Free for everyone for the holidays would of course be most ideal, but I guess when the caption says "purchase" that makes me sad. :( "
Yeah.... I wouldn't bet on it. I think the VIP thing wont extend past the day one cars you got. Me being a VIP member and all, am hoping that well get cool stuff but I wont hold my breath.
Posted by JacobBrodersen

Nissan GT-R.... Finally!!!

Edited by Tirrandir
@PJ said:

" @heatDrive88 said:

" I hope this is free for VIP members, at the very least.   Free for everyone for the holidays would of course be most ideal, but I guess when the caption says "purchase" that makes me sad. :( "
Yeah.... I wouldn't bet on it. I think the VIP thing wont extend past the day one cars you got. Me being a VIP member and all, am hoping that well get cool stuff but I wont hold my breath. "
There's already been six or seven cars given out to VIP members post-launch, but no, this isn't free for VIP.  We already GOT those DLC cars as VIPs, and those special editions they gifted out.  /shrug  It seemed worth it to me, and all the details of what a VIP would get were outlined before you signed up to buy that version. 
 
Also, it's only 400.  In my head, I was expecting 800, for some reason.
Posted by Cameron

The DLC page says that it is 400 points. That's not too bad if you really like a few of those cars. I think there are enough on the disc to keep me happy for a while though.

Posted by darkjester74

There are so many cars in Forza 3 already I cant see spending another dime on more cars.  Still, its great that they put these out for fans of those cars.

Posted by Karmann

this only makes me lust after GT5 even more. also, the yellow murcielago at the start appears to be "dented", like someone closed the front hood/trunk with too much force,  ...is it just me..???

Posted by Karmann

this only makes me lust after GT5 even more. also, the yellow murcielago at the start appears to be "dented", like someone closed the front hood/trunk with too much force,  ...is it just me..???

Posted by Th3_James

there is soo much in forza

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Already got it, can't wait to give these new bad boys a spin.

Posted by PhaggyBigNastyMcKill

wow, a bunch of cars that is already confirmed for gt5, forza guys have to pay for.

Posted by Death_Burnout

*yawn* oh what? burn?
 
For the record i aint yawnin' at these cars.

Posted by virtorio

I'd love a "DLC" that exchanges some frame rate for a little AA.

Posted by Renahzor

Awesome!

Posted by Trace

That Stirling Moss SLR looks like a great "compensating for something" car. Even more so than the normal SLR!
 
...I guess that's why I'm probably going to end up buying it first out of all these cars.

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Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

This reminds me of a car commercial...even though it technically is. "Available now at your local Xbox Live Marketplace dealer. Special financing options available to qualified customers."

Posted by Meltbrain
@JacobBrodersen said:
" Nissan GT-R.... Finally!!! "
*drools*
Edited by blackbeard
@Karmann said:

" this only makes me lust after GT5 even more. also, the yellow murcielago at the start appears to be "dented", like someone closed the front hood/trunk with too much force,  ...is it just me..??? "

I just want GT5 more too... 
 
this might be flame bait but... I don't get it. I mean, Forza is a good game, granted, but people compare it to GT but GT is a far more complete package. Forza is just the standard race tracks and a bunch of cars, which is great if all you have is a 360, but GT has tons more tracks, off-road rally tracks, nascar, tons more cars, support for better wheels, better graphics and is more realistic and fun overall as a driving game. 
 
So M$ just copy's half of GT to make Forza and copys GRID's rewind feature. As far as I see all of this it's just Microsoft's same old tactics of copying already existing successful products, making uninspired lack luster versions of them and calling them their own. Forza doesn't bring anything new or interesting except the body artwork, which I would never use becuase you know, I buy racing games to race... not to dick around for hours on end with clip art in M$ Paint. I know all companies copy each other, M$ is just always the most obvious and blatant about it. And I am not knocking people how use the body art work stuff. People make really cool stuff with it. I just would not waste my time on it... I want to play the game... I'll save the art design for photoshop.
 
And I don't care about damage... it is a game. Sure its funny to see the cars get wrecked... but it SUCKS to drive them after. You just have to restart the damn race b/c your car is fucked up. I would rather no damage, so you know, I can keep racing in the racing game I paid for. 

Sorry, I went off a little bit there... I am not bashing on Forza, its cool and all, but given the choice, GT 5 is going to be the better overall package and so I am saving my pennies for GT5.    People calling Forza 3 the new best racing game is just irritating and ridiculous. I like it,  I will probably buy it at some point, but it is certainly not the greatest racing game ever made the way some people are saying... IMHO. It's the hype that annoys me more than the game itself. 
 
*cheap shot*have fun buying a hard drive and more cars b/c they couldn't fit them on a DVD... GT5 will have over 1000 cars on day 1. My built in wi-fi and 640 GB drive says hi*cheap shot* ;) Ok, now i'm just being a dick, sorry.... long day :-/
Posted by maladjusted
@PhaggyBigNastyMcKill said:
" wow, a bunch of cars that is already confirmed for gt5, forza guys have to pay for. "
Sorry...? What was that? I couldn't hear you over the sound of GT5 not being out... Still...
Posted by blackbeard
@maladjusted said:
" @PhaggyBigNastyMcKill said:
" wow, a bunch of cars that is already confirmed for gt5, forza guys have to pay for. "
Sorry...? What was that? I couldn't hear you over the sound of GT5 not being out... Still... "
b/c they spent time making more then double the content in forza 3? its worth the wait for me...
Posted by JacobBrodersen
@Meltbrain: 
Yes! A fellow petrol head who enjoys the anal features of modern japanese super cars ^_^
Posted by Krisgebis
@blackbeard: Some would call the PS3 a copy of the xbox with a new mediastandard (which sony has every interest in promoting) slaped on top. Im really sorry, but MS has been alot more innovative in the console marked than Sony has. 
 
And on GT vs Forza. I don't know about the number of tracks, but the number of cars is definitly in GT's favor. However I do feel the Forza deliveres a better package then GT. GT is just more, more of the same old. Forza has actually brought something new to the table. Realistic collision (which IS important in a racing sim), scalable difficulty, great online, customisation, great singleplayer advancement.
 
Try the game with open eyes. There is a reason it has gotten universaly praise. And stop being a fanboy.
That is all.
Posted by roe

Is it just me, or are the wheels in those slow-motion shots consistently spinning faster than they should?

Posted by waruigi
@blackbeard said:
" @Karmann said:

" this only makes me lust after GT5 even more. also, the yellow murcielago at the start appears to be "dented", like someone closed the front hood/trunk with too much force,  ...is it just me..??? "

but GT has tons more tracks, off-road rally tracks, nascar, tons more cars, support for better wheels, better graphics and is more realistic and fun overall as a driving game.

Forza does have support for a Fanatec wheel, which are considered by many to be easily the equal of (if not superior to) the Logitech G25/G27 wheels. That Fanatec wheel in question is supported on PC and PS3 as well.
 
And you're going to get a lot of argument on whether past GT games are more realistic than this one. The ISR guys were pretty impressed by Forza 3, and they're notorious PC-sim heads who normally don't even consider console sims to be in the same league in terms of realism as PC sims.
Posted by Ben_H
blackbeard said:

" So M$ just copy's half of GT to make Forza and copys GRID's rewind feature. As far as I see all of this it's just Microsoft's same old tactics of copying already existing successful products, making uninspired lack luster versions of them and calling them their own. Forza doesn't bring anything new or interesting except the body artwork 
 
 And I don't care about damage... it is a game. Sure its funny to see the cars get wrecked... but it SUCKS to drive them after. You just have to restart the damn race b/c your car is fucked up. I would rather no damage, so you know, I can keep racing in the racing game I paid for."


They included the rewind so if you pile a car into the wall you wouldn't have to start the race over.  Most of the new features they included make perfect sense if you actually think about it instead of blindly believing a game that isn't even out yet is better.  Have you played any of the Forza games?  I've played every iteration of GT (Up to GT4) along with all three Forza games and I honestly believe that Forza is more fun.  I'll save my final judgement of GT5 for when it is actually released and not say other games are inferior to it without even playing it.
 
If you keep saving your pennies you'll be a millionaire by the time GT5 is out.
Posted by LaszloKovacs

No.
 
No God dammit I was on track for the S-rank!

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@blackbeard said:
*cheap shot*have fun buying a hard drive and more cars b/c they couldn't fit them on a DVD... GT5 will have over 1000 cars on day 1. My built in wi-fi and 640 GB drive says hi*cheap shot* ;) Ok, now i'm just being a dick, sorry.... long day :-/ "
How many of those "1000 cars" in GT5 are exactly the same with different tune setups and/or slightly different paint jobs?
 
Taking a look at the GT PSP and the previous GT car line up should show you not to buy into $ony's hype.  The PSP version for example boasts having over 800 cars, yet over 50 of them are Skylines.  That's exactly car model used 50 times as a "different car".  This sort of thing isn't necessary in Forza because of the livery editor and the amount of manual tuning you can do to the cars.  So although it only has around 400 cars..  that's 400 different cars - which in the end will likely be around the same amount Gran Turismo has, if not more.
 
Gran Turismo 5 definitely excels in areas that Forza is weak in, but the way you're trying to point out all of Forza's flaws like they're damning and covering up every one of GT's just makes you look like a fanboy.
Posted by Grilledcheez

2010 GTR? Consider this bought

Posted by Rawrz

More cars doesnt make one game better then the other. Sure its nice but really the more cars in the game means the more cars going unused since most people dont use every car in the game.

Posted by LaszloKovacs
@WinterSnowblind said:
" ... makes you look like a fanboy. "
It's a good thing unironic use of the word "$ony" doesn't do exactly the same thing!
 
Oh wait.
Posted by Milkman

Okay, kids, let's play nice in the comments here. Keep the system wars somewhere else. Preferably not on this site.

Posted by DBoy

Great reason to go back to this wonderful game.

Posted by dagas

I rather see some more historical cars.

Posted by Judge_Zetsumei

 NISSAN R35 GTR !!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Wets self*

Posted by Media_Master

Nice looking cars!!

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@LaszloKovacs said:
" @WinterSnowblind said:
" ... makes you look like a fanboy. "
It's a good thing unironic use of the word "$ony" doesn't do exactly the same thing! Oh wait. "
It actually was an ironic use.  Merely a jab at people who keep using "Micro$oft".
Posted by Mourer

I would really like to have a few of these but I'm not paying $5 for them.

Posted by yevinorion
@Judge_Zetsumei said:
"  NISSAN R35 GTR !!!!!!!!!!!!! *Wets self* "
Yes....been waiting on this since I bought F3.
Posted by Agent47CSim2

Yeah, I love me some Aston Martin's and Jag's.
Posted by MeatSim

I will be able to afford 0 of these cars in my lifetime.

Posted by Karmann
@waruigi: Fanatec is ok, even though I prefer the G25, problem is where the hell can you find a dam fanatec!?!? They're not even on Amazon!! and Amazon has EVERYTHING!!! I have a full "GTC" cockpit in my apartment, and I still mainly use GT4, the wheel is just so dam well implemented, and I don't have to hastle like with those dammed pc sims, which by the way always simulate racing cars that no one has ever driven, so I put there "realism" in serious doubt! I drive a GTi, or a Type R in GT4 with a Logitech Driving Force Pro, in my cockpit at home, and it feels DAM MORE REALISTIC than anything else I have ever tried anywhere! EVER!, and I've gone to driving schools with simulators, and took a trip to the Nurburgring!!!  
 
At first I didn't like Gran Turismo, but it has earned my respect after many years of repeated excellence, Forza has not, THEY CAN'T EVEN GET THE FRONT BUMPER OF A "DEL SOL" RIGHT FOR PETE'S SAKE!! They got it wrong in Forza 2 and didn't even bother to fix it in Forza 3!!! Forza doesn't have any "proper" wheel support, other than the obscure fanatec, there car list is unimpresive, and there material shader for taillights and headlights REALLY gets on my nerves, it's like they've never seen a car in person! Forza has a LOONG way to go before it earns my respect. 
 
...Dam, this comment turned into a rant, sorry.
Posted by Karmann
@Meatsim said:
" I will be able to afford 0 of these cars in my lifetime. "
nah, a used GTR should be pretty affordable in a few years, I hope...
Posted by wickedsc3

Wow the gt5 vs fm3 and 360 vs ps3 arguments are so damn lame.  I mean really maybe im just getting older but it just annoys the crap out of me hearing people still talking about these things.  If something is good buy it who cars who made it.  Fm3 is a good racing game name another one that is out right now that is better........ok so buy i like it.  I will probably get gt5 when it comes out too and if its good ill play it.  Anywho on to the dlc.  Not too bad for the price its only 5 bones but i think they added to many high priced r class cars as they go for 1m+ in the game and that takes awhile to get. 
Oh yea side note that mercedes is poo poo, really just a bad idea my mercedes but jmho. 
Posted by MikeinSC

I just gotta ask --- how many cars are really needed? Who is going to drive 400 different cars in a game? If a "benefit "is something you don't care about, it is not a benefit --- it's just something the software does.
 
GT5 can have it's thousands of marginally different cars. It's just like Borderlands, much as I love it, claiming that they have billions of guns. They have 6 or 7 varieties and all of the guns are just minor changes to the basic models.
 
I won't drive all of the cars in Forza 3 presently. I'm not going to spend money for more cars. And I don't think having a metric ton of cars is really all that impressive. 
 
Sometimes, less really is more.

Posted by Karmann
@MikeinSC:  " I just gotta ask --- how many cars are really needed? Who is going to drive 400 different cars in a game?" 
 
...actually, I will not only drive the full 1,000+ in GT5, Like I drove the full 830 in GT-PSP, but I would drive 3,000 cars if they could cram them in there!!! even with 830 cars I still can mention AT LEAST 100+ cars that I want which aren't in it!! 
...then again, I'm a total car nut.
Posted by waruigi
@Karmann said:

" @waruigi: Fanatec is ok, even though I prefer the G25, problem is where the hell can you find a dam fanatec!?!? They're not even on Amazon!! and Amazon has EVERYTHING!!! I have a full "GTC" cockpit in my apartment, and I still mainly use GT4, the wheel is just so dam well implemented, and I don't have to hastle like with those dammed pc sims, which by the way always simulate racing cars that no one has ever driven, so I put there "realism" in serious doubt! I drive a GTi, or a Type R in GT4 with a Logitech Driving Force Pro, in my cockpit at home, and it feels DAM MORE REALISTIC than anything else I have ever tried anywhere! EVER!, and I've gone to driving schools with simulators, and took a trip to the Nurburgring!!!   At first I didn't like Gran Turismo, but it has earned my respect after many years of repeated excellence, Forza has not, THEY CAN'T EVEN GET THE FRONT BUMPER OF A "DEL SOL" RIGHT FOR PETE'S SAKE!! They got it wrong in Forza 2 and didn't even bother to fix it in Forza 3!!! Forza doesn't have any "proper" wheel support, other than the obscure fanatec, there car list is unimpresive, and there material shader for taillights and headlights REALLY gets on my nerves, it's like they've never seen a car in person! Forza has a LOONG way to go before it earns my respect.  ...Dam, this comment turned into a rant, sorry. "

Are you serious? Aspiring amateurs and professional racers have used PC sims to practice for real races.
 
As for the Fanatec comment, InsideSimRacing just did an in-depth review of the major ones (Logitech G27 and DFGT, Fanatec 911 GT3 RS and 911 Turbo S, Thrustmaster F43) and Fanatec came out on top.
Posted by Karmann
@waruigi: Yeah, I know, that's what I said I used one of those pc simulators in a driving school I went to, It's used mainly to learn the layout of the course, not the feel of the car, and they are pretty dam janky. 
 
As for the fanatec, great, it came out on top, I wanna buy one, just tell me WHERE!!!?!?!?!! That's my point!! it might as well not even exist!!!
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