DasKochbanane (el 17/02/14 a las 2:06 am)
Since it already has been 3 years now that GT5 has come out i just want to
write my story how Gran turismo actually helped me get trough life, quite
It all started in 2007, i was a rather clever 10-year old kid and always
was seen as "unique" since i could always solve mathemathical problems in a
very unique way.
However because of this i was also a victim of Bullying, it was so to say
'normal' to end up crying on my mother's lap in the evening after being
bullied at school by my classmates.
In this year we got a new classmate, he transferred from school because he
was bullied for his rather 'bulky' appearence. I remember i directly walked
up to him and said: "Hey, i am (...)! Let's become friends. In such an
abrupt tone that would make every 10-year-old get shocked. After laughing
however he said "Sure! why not".
We did not have a lot in common, but i'd always end up coming to his house
after school and play video games on his Playstation 2 whenever i got
bullied i was always welcome at his house, (probably because he felt guilty
that he couldn't do a thing about it) so it was normal to end up gaming
with him till dinner, when i had to go back home.
On one day after school, i was heading back to his house as usual, since it
was the only "safe heaven" for me other than my own house. when he handed
me a copy of Gran Turismo 4, he just bought it second-handedly from a
friend, who did not like the game because it was "Hard" (well it obviously
was for a 10 year old)
I directly fell in love with the game, and sooner or later i was actually
quite good in it.
and it was till 2008 when i heard of GT5 (i just discovered the internet
So i waited in full admiration for it, i already bought a PS3, but
discovered i could not play GT4 on a PS3 without the PS2 playback feature
In the period 2007-2010 my personal situation did not go any better, i lost
contact with my best friend, which started going to another Highschool,
because i got into an school for the 'privileged'. and he was not merely as
smart as me.
Because i was a very weird kid, even on this school i started getting
bullied a lot, and since i was now old enough to know about death and it's
meanings, i started thinking of suicide. I had no friends, my parents were
constantly working. i just did not have a lot going for me at that time.
So my grades dropped, my parents got really mad for me for letting them
down this much, saying i was letting myself down as well. When at last my
final friend, the PS3. was taken of me.
I was now 13 years old, and in great depression, so i did what every
unreasonable teenager should NOT do: try to kill yourself.
However, at the first attempt, trying to overdose myself i ended stopping
myself and crying myself to sleep.
I woke up that morning, it was probably somewhere in September 2010. got
myself some breakfast when i suddently noticed a familliar face around my
back door. It was my old best friend. He was probably the only one that
knew i was not feeling well, when he gave me a copy of GT2, it was
incredibly worn out yet i pushed it into my PS3 (Which i played secretly on
in the nights before school) and just started playing till the disc broke.
It took me a week when the game was completely broken, so i apologized to
my friend and gave him 5 bucks and FIFA 08 to compensate for it. It was
then that i realized that i liked Gran Turismo after all, so i went to look
for GT5, where i was waiting for now for a long time. and Pre-ordered it
directly when i saw the [Pre-order]-button.
Now i've had something going for me again, I saw this trailer and said to
myself; "Ah, might as well play this game while i should learn for school".
And when i finally got the game delivered at my house, it was confiscated
directly by my parents. wich said that i should improve my grades before i
was allowed to play this game.
This did not stop me, when they were both working i swapped the disc from
GT5, with the disc of my Broken GT2 game, and started playing at times when
my parents were asleep (2-5 AM). Which absurdly helped me get back on
track. till finally i got the Platinum award for the game it self. (quite a
prestation for a 14 year old kid)
I dropped from level of school (where i live you have 3 different kind of
High school, depending on how smart you are) and ended up in the same
school as my old best friend. He was quite populair now since he really
boosted up his physique, so he was not the fat-guy anymore. and he teached
me how to make friends on highschool. It was probably thanks to him and
Gran Turismo that i did not end up killing myself and learn that you should
never give up hope, and take those little things in life that you love so
much, and hold them precious.
Now i am 16 years old and writing this down with no clear reason, i guess i
just wanted to tell other people why i love this series so much.
I want to buy GT6 soon so i can have more of these amazing moments to
TL;DR = Gran Turismo is amazing
T1000AX (el 25/06/14 a las 5:08 pm)
gran turismo always have the most awesome hype up trailers.
CandyHam (el 07/12/13 a las 8:57 am)
like how you can hear the E3 audience at the end losing their shit,
FINALLY, GT5 had a release date.
Mehdi Mike (el 17/11/13 a las 8:39 pm)
whats name of this song ? please
Nick Jeanneret (el 28/01/14 a las 11:12 am)
It's such a shame they are already shutting down the servers in March.
Imad Hadjersi (el 08/02/14 a las 3:31 pm)
arsnakehert (el 22/05/14 a las 12:57 am)
Good thing this song is in GT6!
Kayo Torres (el 19/02/14 a las 11:06 pm)
I remember I got chills watching that first person run on this trailer
(Nurburgring I think) for the first time and ended up buying the game even
before the ps3... Even not being so good at it, it's still one of my
tfk8623™ Entertainment ッ (el 08/11/13 a las 10:45 am)
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Philip Olsson (el 08/08/11 a las 11:11 pm)
Dat graphic. Dat music. Dat composition.
Still gives me goose bumps.