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Forza 3 Blowing Sony Into The Weeds

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On: Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 5:41PM | By: John Welch

Forza 3 Blowing Sony Into The Weeds

Forza Motorsport 3 is handily beating the crap out of its cross-Pacific rival Gran Turismo 5, mostly because Gran Turismo 5 doesn't actually exist. Shame on you, Sony. Shame.

The third installment of the Forza series has offcially crested the one million sales mark, AND they have a Christmas present for us all! Those darn oil-drenched fools at the Turn 10 studios have put together ten new cars that didn't make it to the original release, and pasted them on Xbox Live for your approval. Full press release inside yonder post . ..

As per Microsoft via SpeedTV.com:

‘Tis the season… to drive some of next year’s dream cars in this generation’s highest-rated racing game, only on Xbox 360. Just over a month after the title’s momentous launch, “Forza Motorsport 3” has sold more than one million units worldwide. Now Turn 10 is spreading the holiday cheer with the “Hot Holidays” Car Pack, available today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points.

The “Hot Holidays” Car Pack features some of the world’s most anticipated super cars and purpose-built race cars of 2009 and 2010, including first-ever virtual test drives of the new Ferrari 458 Italia and the latest Nissan GT-R Spec V. The complete “Hot Holidays” Car Pack list includes:

1. 2010 Ferrari 599XX
2. 2010 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss
3. 2010 Lamborghini LP6700-4 SV
4. 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
5. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
6. 2010 Jaguar XFR
7. 2010 Audi S4
8. 2009 Aston Martin #007 AMR Lola
9. 2009 Audi #2 Sport Team Joest R15 TDI
10. 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec V

After selling more than one million units in its first month at retail, “Forza Motorsport 3’s” community and fan base is more active on Xbox LIVE than ever. The Forza community has collectively logged over 6.6 million man-hours playing online in more than 64 million connected sessions while driving over 590 million miles (952 million kilometers) in the game to date. That’s equal to more than three trips from the Earth to the Sun and back!

While the December “Hot Holidays” Car Pack is great news for the Forza community, car lovers can expect yet another car pack to coincide with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early next year. Racing onto Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Jan. 12, 2010, this new pack will add more of the latest and greatest cars to the ever-growing “Forza Motorsport 3” roster. For more information on what “Forza Motorsport 3” has in store, stay tuned to Forzamotorsport.net as we reveal each of the January cars via exclusive community spy shots.

Finally, true car aficionados won’t want to miss the Limited Edition Fanatec® Porsche 911 Turbo S racing wheel – the perfect complement to the realistic “Forza Motorsport 3” simulation experience. For more information, visit: Fanatec.de.

“Forza Motorsport 3” is rated “E” for Everyone and is now available globally. To access and download the new “Hot Holidays” Car Pack gameplay video, or other in-game assets, visit the Forza Motorsport 3 FTP or Forzamotorsport.net.

Totally effing-rad guys! Now I just have to conquer my selfdestructive addiction to Dunkin' Donuts so I can actually save enough to buy this stupid wonderful glorious game . . . sigh . .. Check in on the source article from SpeedTV; they conducted a pretty thorough interview with Dan Greenawalt, Game Director at Turn 10 Studios. He was asked which Speed shows he was into. Jacked, Wrecked, Pinks, American Thunder, and Truck U were not included in his answer. What a stretch; those are fantastic shows! I almost wanna take my own life just for typing that . . .

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