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RaceDepartment Club now open in Playstation Home

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Kevin Watts, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Kevin Watts

    Kevin Watts

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    Have you guys considered setting up a club in Playstation's HOME service? it might help draw in some new racers. You get your own virtual club house where you can meet, chat with other members and leave notices on the bulletin board for organsing events etc.




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  2. Adam Vaughan

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    Its a good idea.... b ut 1 problem is my ISP have disabled peer to peer so i cant use home at all anymore. Im defo changing ISP asap.
     
  3. Mark Birney

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    Great idea actually. That's what it was set up for :D
    But someone will need to pay the small fee for the property.
     
  4. Kevin Watts

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    I don't mind doing that, as far as I know its only £4.99 I just didn't want to do it in case someone from the RD staff did.
     
  5. Oops

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    Did anyone ever setup a clubroom :car2: and if so where?
     
  6. Kevin Watts

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    There is now a club for RaceDepartment members to join in the Playstation HOME online community. The club is called 'RaceDepartment' (original huh? :) ) and we have a furnished club house to meet and chat over voice or text about our favourite racing games. The HOME environment is constantly evolving with new features and will hopefully provide a good platform for meeting and arranging races and also finding new friends who may not be aware of the RaceDepartment community. For those who don't have a PS3 or not tried HOME here are a few pictures showing this new online meeting place:

    View from side of stage where Bram can address the nation :)
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    View of various seating area's to meet up

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    Bulletin board for posting quick messages

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  7. Oops

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    Im searching for Race Department but it says "list is empty" :waiting:
    Its ok I found it by searching for race :D
     
  8. Eric Tozer

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    Thanks Kevin

    I have just applied to join.
    PSN ID: ennisfargis

    See you in there.

    Cheers
     
  9. Bram

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    I wont mind having such in house in real life :D
     
  10. Mike Hill

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    Nice one Kevin, now to find some old arcade cabinets to put in the club, Outrun, Chase HQ and Championship Sprint anyone?
     
  11. Mark Birney

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    Awesome... Now I have a reason to get back in.

    Cheers Kevin :D
     
  12. Kevin Watts

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    Yes I wish the properties and furniture were as cheap in real life having just shelled out over a grand for a new sofa/suite for my real home!

    Heh the moment they release anything like that be sure it will appear in the club house :) Another club I used to frequent had some NAMCO stand up machine cabinets for games but it involved shennanigans setting up a Japanese Playstation Network account and installing the NAMCO museum add-on. Sony have been suspending accounts recently for people doing things like this and signing up in the US to get demo's early etc so I don't want to risk that, besides everyone who wants to play the machine has to do the same thing.

    So far as the club goes perhaps we should start planning for some weekly events maybe a regular race meet in a game on a given night or perhaps have a hot lap competition in GT5P as I suggested in another thread where each week the slowest placed driver picks the car and track combination for the following week etc.
     
  13. Adam Vaughan

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    Well iv had an idea for simple time trials on GT5 Pro. Basically we go through eachn track using a different car And post your laps.
     
  14. Mark Birney

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    We could have a sort of Racing Club discussion for the PS3. SOmething along those lines. Does everyone have a PS3 compatible mic?
     
  15. Kevin Watts

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    Yes I have the official PS3 mic
     
  16. Ross Balfour

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    Cool im there!!
     
  17. Mark Birney

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    I applied to join, accept meeeeee! :p
     
  18. Abdul Al-Amry

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    I'll apply as soon as I get my PUS3 back from me bro.
     
  19. Kevin Watts

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    Can anyone vouch for this person? :tongue: