Monday, April 04, 2011

10 years

It's been at least that long since I last played a Gran Turismo game.

Yes, Gran Turismo 2 (ca. 1999) was the last version I played on my PSX. I can still remember doing endurance races until the wee hours of the morning, while listening to the in-game music characterized by obnoxious looping of Garbage's "I Think I'm Paranoid." Man, those were great, great times.

Then, more serious work beckoned... then the internet... not to mention a girlfriend. It was really very easy during those years to forget console gaming. That is, until now, err, late last year when I got this as a present.

Gran Turismo 5 SE

I settled (had no choice, actually) for the Standard Edition of the game since I was too stupid not to place a pre-order for the limited Collector's Edition (CE) before the release. For one's information, the CE includes an exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V, a keychain, and the Apex Car Guide. I don't care for the keychain nor the car guide (which contains a ton of information for petrol-heads), I want the friggin' GT-R diecast!

I still contemplate whether or not to bash my head on the wall whenever I think about that missed opportunity. Well, I'm not losing hope yet. I'm gonna get that sucker!

Seriously, Gran Turismo 5 is the only thing that can keep me away from the internet. Imagine my nights now if I could get my hands on a Logitech Driving Force GT, or a G27, or even a Thrustmaster T500RS!

By the way, the girlfriend I mentioned above? She bought this Gran Turismo 5 game for me. Yes, she's now my wife. ^_^b

Gran Turismo 5 SE Gran Turismo 5 SE


chrismandesign said...

very nice story, specially the part were u mentioned that the girlfriend of the gift is now ur best gift as ur wife =DDDDD... i was a big fan of videogames, although i don’t like so much the PS3, X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, etc consoles... i prefer by far PC games... & the games i love r those of RPG, strategy & survival horror... =)

NelMan said...

Thanks so much, Chris!

I stopped playing the RPGs of survival/horror after I finished the original Silent Hill. It was always night time when I play, right? Man, those little creatures in the game which would always cross my path in the old hospital literally made me jump off the couch! LOL!

I never acquired a horror game thereafter. =D


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