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Forza Motorsport 3

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  1. Reventon

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    Discuss it with me. A calling to all sim-racers!

    So far I am really impressed. I have seen amazing graphics as well as an outstanding and impressive car list.

    My favorite part is the fact that they are including the Circuit de la Sarthe, otherwise known as Le Mans. There will also be a few Le Mans cars. And every car has cockpit views.

    Here is a nice showcase video of Le Mans in a Peugeot Le Mans prototype.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvymfiuljfw
     
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    CANT WAIT

    i love forza 2, still play it occasionally.
     
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    haha I'm still stuck on FM2. That game is the shit!
     
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    i'm excited to play FM3.....
     
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    I just need an Xbox racing wheel instead of my controller. A full wheel set is much easier to use.
     
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    Check out these graphics. AMAZING.

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    must not go mad waiting for forza 3!
    cant wait i love forza 2 im shite at it but man its so good i dont care, its realistic makes a difference from all those arcade style driving games

    that guy almost cried when he said pro drivers said you captured le mans
     
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    The Le Mans track (Circuit de la Sarthe) looks amazing as well. As do all of the Le Mans cars. The models are just crazy high poly counts.
     
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    Silly question: Xbox360 exclusive?
     
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    Yes. Like all Forza games. It's Xbox's GT5.
     
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    *Lies in fetal position screaming in denial*
     
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    As I would do. But now since you have told us all that we can torture you with amazing screenshots and videos :D!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLJBHS_fHSo
     
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    yeah for all the moaning people do about the power of the 360 they really pushed it this time

    its like they took the basic model of forza and improved on it greatly
     
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    Yep. As I said before, Forza 2 has some good graphics, but even then Forza 3 has 10x the poly count in the cars, which makes it look amazing. The lighting and reflections are also very well done.
     
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    i'm still convinced console makers water-down graphics on initial releases so that 4 years later they can crank them up a bit so the console games look as good as everything else modern. even doing that, it's still enough to blow away the previous generation.

    evidence:
    golden eye --> perfect dark
    halo --> halo 2
    fm2 --> fm3

    :)
     
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    the developers get to squeeze all they can from the machine when they get to use it program for it more

    its like in the space between forza 2 development and forza 3 development they will know what it can handle and could better code for it to get more juice

    its like launch titles allways looks okay better than last gen but they get to learn how to squeeze more from it

    on pcs there is a large choice of hardware so games and programs have to be coded to work on a variety of hardware thus they can run crappy, usually when they have worked with an engine on pc they find out how to tune it for more performance but its not like on a console where its a constant as far as hardware goes

    thats why a xbox 360/ps3 can look as good as a mid to high spec pc
     
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    can't wait to play that!...
     
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    ya that makes sense. super fine tuning and optimization leads to better results for sure. i wouldnnt doubt that in games like fm3, it's hard-coded into each track what level of detail to use and what AA and AF the console can handle from track to track, depending on the cars used, what resolution, etc. would make sense to have everything pre-simulated and tuned up so there's a near gaurantee that gameplay will look the best and never fall below 30fps.
     
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    Where's this car list?

    Does anyone know the PC equivelent of FM3 and Granny Turismo?

    I remember Sega GT for the PC, but that game was just dire. the handling was pathetic, the music was just oh so bad!
     
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    race driver: grid maybe?

    donno, i've never once played a racing game on PC, and i do love me some good racing games :)
     
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    There is no real equivalent on PC for this kind of driving game. GTR Evolution, GTL, Live for Speed and rFactor are really good PC race sims but you dont get the eye candy like this game. What you do get is a brutally realistic racing simulation. I always found Forza a little on the arcade side by comparison but that is not to say that I didn't like it.

    It is too bad that the only wheel you can use for 360 is the piece of crap Microsoft wheel. If I could use my G25 with the 360 I would have no doubt bought the console by now.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I have a 360, but i am not a fan of racing games.(besides Burnout)
     
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    Test Drive Unlimited is the nearest thing, i was just having a play on it.

    Race Driver Grid is IMO just pants. i can't get into it, its too arcadey.
     
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    test drive unlimited is pants, nothing like a real track racer like forza, grand tourismo is the closest you will get but its old now untill the next one is out

    god i hate how gt5 is being promoted as the "messiah" of racing games but its delayed to fuck!
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Arcade racing is better for me, like Burnout, i love Burnout.
     

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