Superstars V8 Owners Will Get A Shot At Winning Gran Turismo 5

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Owners of PSN racing game Superstars V8 Racing will soon be able to enter into an unusual contest to win copies of Polypony Digital's Gran Turismo 5. Starting on November 12, V8 Racing creator O-Games will begin posting a week-long series of in-game challenges for the racer via its Facebook page. Users who are able to fulfill the requirements of said challenges will be given a chance to win a copy of Gran Turismo 5 "whenever it ships." 
 
"Superstars V8 Racing is the perfect game for racing fans to sharpen their skills as they wait for Gran Turismo 5," O-Games GM Greg Lanz said in a statement, "and what better way than to reward fans with a brand new copy of the game. Exactly when we can ship GT5 is anybody’s guess, but rest assured, we will send out prizes whenever it hits retail shelves."  

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It's important to note that O-Games doesn't have the direct support of Polyphony Digital on this one. In the disclaimer (which makes this all sound more than a little sketchy) it's mentioned that "the contents of this announcement and the prizes mentioned in this promotional release are purchased and brought to you on behalf of O-Games." Also, if Gran Turismo 5 doesn't hit by January 31 next year, O-Games "reserves the right" to offer winners a racing game for the PS3 of similar value to Gran Turismo 5. How one defines "value" in this case is probably limited to "equivalent dollar pricing," sadly.
 
Superstars V8 Racing is currently selling for $20 on the PSN, if you're still considering entering this thing.
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

Owners of PSN racing game Superstars V8 Racing will soon be able to enter into an unusual contest to win copies of Polypony Digital's Gran Turismo 5. Starting on November 12, V8 Racing creator O-Games will begin posting a week-long series of in-game challenges for the racer via its Facebook page. Users who are able to fulfill the requirements of said challenges will be given a chance to win a copy of Gran Turismo 5 "whenever it ships." 
 
"Superstars V8 Racing is the perfect game for racing fans to sharpen their skills as they wait for Gran Turismo 5," O-Games GM Greg Lanz said in a statement, "and what better way than to reward fans with a brand new copy of the game. Exactly when we can ship GT5 is anybody’s guess, but rest assured, we will send out prizes whenever it hits retail shelves."  

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It's important to note that O-Games doesn't have the direct support of Polyphony Digital on this one. In the disclaimer (which makes this all sound more than a little sketchy) it's mentioned that "the contents of this announcement and the prizes mentioned in this promotional release are purchased and brought to you on behalf of O-Games." Also, if Gran Turismo 5 doesn't hit by January 31 next year, O-Games "reserves the right" to offer winners a racing game for the PS3 of similar value to Gran Turismo 5. How one defines "value" in this case is probably limited to "equivalent dollar pricing," sadly.
 
Superstars V8 Racing is currently selling for $20 on the PSN, if you're still considering entering this thing.
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#2  Edited By mooog

Interesting....

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#3  Edited By Blueman

Is this game out in Europe?

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#4  Edited By gunstarhero

nice

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#5  Edited By ch13696

Well I'm about 85% sure Gran Turismo 5 will ship this month. So a $20 racing game (that can tie me over till the release of GT5) just for a chance to win a $60 game? Sounds like a good deal.

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#6  Edited By Llama

i read V8 owners will get shot at! i was almost interested in GT5... oh well

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#7  Edited By Phoenix87

I got tired of waiting for this game like a year ago. Just release it already.

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#8  Edited By Cazamalos

sweet, i got this game trough a giveaway (superstars v8) , and it's really nice

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#9  Edited By abdo
@Blueman: Yeah, I think it's on the PS Store somewhere.
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#10  Edited By Squeedom

God has this been delayed again, please! At this point its more entertaining than I would ever find the game.

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#11  Edited By originalgman

I was given this game for review. It's a stripped down racing sim with no real hooks except the license of an Italian racing league. There's only like 9 cars in the game, and you adjust their parameters with sliders. It's not bad if you need a racing sim while waiting for GT5, and the online competition doesn't seem too fierce. What the point of this contest is besides getting this quiet release some headlines, I have no idea. But winning a game by playing another, cheaper game isn't the worst thing in the world.

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#12  Edited By Rowr

That would be a nice christmas suprise in 2018.

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#13  Edited By buft

thats one way to sell a bad game, chance of winning a better game.

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#14  Edited By darkjester74

What a great way to highlight GT5's vaporware status...

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#15  Edited By fwauwf

Clicked the story and was disappointed, the world could do with more tomato juice-themed racing games.

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#16  Edited By fox01313

They might also win copies of GT6-7105 all in development & coming soon I'm guessing.

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