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Gran Turismo Update: Video Interview with Jay Leno

Taku Imasaki's Avatar + Posted by Taku Imasaki on Sep 29, 2009 // Producer, SCEA

As many of you might know, comedian and nightly talk-show host Jay Leno is a gearhead through and through. His passion for cars is legendary, and so is his vast garage. It was in this very garage that the Qore crew caught up with Jay to talk about his inclusion in the upcoming Gran Turismo title for PSP, which is due out this Thursday, Oct 1 on UMD and as a digital download. Jay Leno lent his iconic voice to Gran Turismo game and his Voice Over can be heard from the first time you fire up the game on PSP. Check out the video segment below that ran in the September issue of Qore on PSN.

Keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog for more Gran Turismo updates this week.

For more on Gran Turismo for PSP, check out the new GT website.

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+ Cobra1 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

I can’t wait for this game! Thank you Imasaki-san :)


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+ I_am_rushin on September 29th, 2009 at 11:11 am said:

Boat anchor. lol


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+ poop1596 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:12 am said:

Jay’s collection is amazing. GT5 can’t come soon enough.


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+ poop1596 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am said:

Can’t wait for GT5 and Jay’s collection is amazing.


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+ Patriot_Infinity on September 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am said:

Nice interview. He’s looking for a boat anchor. That was hilarious xD


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+ Cobra1 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

I forgot this in my initial post; Is there an official listing of all 800 cars anywhere? I haven’t seen one yet and would be interested in seeing it as I’m sure everyone else would be as well.

Thanks again


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+ MegadethAndy on September 29th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

Looking forward to GT5.


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+ Lucreto on September 29th, 2009 at 11:27 am said:

Jay Leno is a good choice.

I wonder if Jeremy Clarkson does the UK version.


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+ CartBlanche on September 29th, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

@Cobra1 It is not 800 “unique” cars, but 800 cars in total. Meaning that quite a few of the cars are variations on existing models.


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+ Cobra1 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

@CartBlanche I understand. Whether they are unique or variations I am still interested in seeing a full list of all cars in the game.


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+ mike1318 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

too bad Jay Leno is in the game… suckage


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+ Kenshin71 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

Hey Taku, please pass on a message to PD to correct the poor collision physics and AI demonstrated in gameplay from GT5 before release.

In a recent video of a Ferrari 458 racing it showed the same ridiculous bumper car physics as last generation’s games. Another video showed dumb AI cars slamming into a stationary car on the track with no evasion. This is poor and not up to par with current racing game standards. Also, PD should have a community manager to pass on such feedback and constructive criticism to the team. Thanks!


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+ starBlinky01 on September 29th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

hahaha silly. This was probably the best thing Leno has ever done. Funny vid too.

So he does all the engine sounds ah ca pela eh? The more you know!


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+ typikal82 on September 29th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Audrey Cleo :O


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+ omnilaw on September 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

I hope one of those GT updates will be how the US PSPGo owners get a free copy


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+ HaVoK_ on September 29th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

Any news on Ad-Hoc Party in the U.S? GTPSP would benefit immenseley from this!


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+ Sponge-worthy on September 29th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

Why am I paying for Qore again?


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+ LukaX23 on September 29th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

@Sponge-worthy

That’s exactly what I was thinking…


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+ Lord_Von_Punx on September 29th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

I know it’s not possible now for psp go to
play a umd game.. but have you guys thought

about the possibility of making retail games
on a memory stick??? you could make a pretty

big game on that and everybody still gets a
physical copy!


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+ Apnomis on September 29th, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

LOL he’s a funny guy!

“brake heavy, slow in fast out… just like making love”

“Oh really a Volvo, I’m looking for a boat anchor so that’ll be good”

:D


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+ poodude on September 29th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

I didn’t watch the video, but Jay Leno’s awesome.


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+ jqtaxpayer on September 29th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

WARNING: You add Jay Leno to the PS3 game, I’m not buying it.


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+ Valkendorm on September 29th, 2009 at 1:02 pm said:

@15: Completely agree! Currently, i’m waiting for the GT PSP-3000 bundle that will come out october 20th, but if we get the GT PSPGo deal, i’ll probably change my mind.


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+ ForgetfuI on September 29th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

Thanks Taku, from all your friends at the GT forums! Jay Leno is one heck of a ‘Get’!

I know the PSP game will allow a garage transfer, but those of us still playing Prologue are still wondering if that garage will carry over as well?


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+ Letters2Kay on September 29th, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

Jay Leno is a tool. This is disgusting.


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+ GT_ALLSTAR_47 on September 29th, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

Thanks for the Video, Taku. I see you’ve been “lurking” about our Gran Turismo Forums. It’s O.K. to post there. When will SCEA release some Game information like Car lists and track lists?


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+ WestSiide on September 29th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

@19 that is a good question. since all psp come equipped with a memory stick slot, why did sony not release games on a locked memory stick or something and avoid the use of a spinning umd drive? any thoughts in this?


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+ thepatriots on September 29th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Is Jay Leno’s voice only for GTPSP? Or will he appear in GT5? Can’t wait to pick up GTPSP in a couple of days.


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+ xKOROSHIYAx on September 29th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

This is pretty much the only thing I was interested in seeing in the Qore episode, thanks for posting it.


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+ WestSiide on September 29th, 2009 at 1:39 pm said:

and as far as i know, you can have a game as big as 1 – 16gigs (not that you would need so much space) so space would never be an issue since umd disc can hold a kittle less than 2gigs i think. so theoretically its possible to make a game on psp bigger than anything even on aa 360.


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+ radiantshadow92 on September 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

sold


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+ billagroom on September 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm said:

When I think of Great cars I think of
#1 Gran Turismo
#2 Jay Leno


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+ akelf on September 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

jay leno is the freakin man!!!


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+ Kodaime on September 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

Jay! YOU THE MAN! I hope he’s in GT5 as well, that would be soooo AWESOME!!!!


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+ MeltedWater on September 29th, 2009 at 3:51 pm said:

Listen to this phony. He said his dream as a kid was to have a garage full of gt cars. Hello, gt wasnt out when you were a kid. Game is awsome, jay leno, not so much.


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+ Thrasher20 on September 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm said:

OOoOoO lala


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+ Erniejpan on September 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm said:

Damn that chick is hot!!!

Sorry guys, but for me is Women first then video games. :P


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+ Erniejpan on September 29th, 2009 at 4:16 pm said:

What’s her name again?


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+ RunnerKyle on September 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

There should be a DLC Leno pack complete with a Leno skined garage!


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+ phinnv8 on September 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:

The only Gran Turismo update I ever wanna hear again is GT5 is coming out in Dec 09 instead of March 2010+


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+ DropD on September 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

can’t wait to drive the tank car, thanks Jay


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+ CloudStorm87 on September 29th, 2009 at 6:27 pm said:

Hot dayyum who’s this Audrey Cleo chick? Never seen her before. But me likey very much! :P

Oh and GT is pretty cool too ;)


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+ Naquiel on September 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

Listening to leno about his example of racing with a friend reminded me of the time playing the first GT.

My friend was saying the game was ver cool and he said he could beat me in any race. So i said ok i want to chose what ever car i wanted and just one solo race to get the hang of the car, and i let him chose the track.

when done he chose one of the top of the line race cars he unlocked. and i chose a Stationwagon. Yes thats right i chose a station wagon.

Lets just say i beat the snot out of him with that stationwagon. for him when we raced he didnt have full control over his car. He was over powering in the curves and the track had to many short streches for him to use the full power of the car he was using. On the other hand i was full throttle on every curve and taking the corners better since i was not going to fast for the corners.

Kinda funny beating him by half the track length.

Moral of the story, make sure you pick the right car for the right track.


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+ ndw4 on September 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm said:

Hahaha lol this is even funnier then his tv show

(and this video is not that funny=)


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+ SHINSPIKES on September 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm said:

We need to see more of Audrey Cleo……….. and GT.


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+ King0fHearts2007 on September 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm said:

This is grate news! But will Jay be on the PS3 game as well? That would make this news even better.


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+ J_a_k_k on September 29th, 2009 at 11:57 pm said:

why are people paying for Qore when the interviews are being put on the blog for free? -.-


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+ improperlyaged on September 30th, 2009 at 6:02 am said:

Should this even be up here since it was released through qore which people like myself actually paid money for. This is whats wrong with Sony and why they are in last place. Whats the point of paying for something that’s just gonna be released for free soon anyway. Stop slappin ur loyal longstanding customers in the face and show half as much devotion to them as they show to you. (Yes i’m also referncing the psp here)


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+ improperlyaged on September 30th, 2009 at 6:07 am said:

@47 J_a_k_k_
I agree i just posted the same thing every episode of qore should come with a free $5 psn voucher to make it worth it to the people who paid for it and yet everyone else gets everything on it for free anyway. It always seems like everything in qore is released to subscribers oh about a week before they just release to everyone for free. last time i checked i didnt pay for an early access pass but for exclusive content. hey sony look up exclusive in a dictionary.


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+ improperlyaged on September 30th, 2009 at 6:40 am said:

way off topic i know but pc richard and son is having a special sale on ps3 for 279.99 an extra $20 off the reduced price. so if anyone is on the fence about buying the new ps3 get off ur @ss and go get one. bigger install base = better games and more dev support. 1 million in amonth right so why not 2 million in months


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