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Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first day

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Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first day

Postby dookiephonic » 18 Jul 2012, 13:56

Would be a more funny rip off if this was a game about 'racing gran's', they can chalk up quite a speed on those mobility scooters down ya local high street.... but this omg surely they can sue them for this? Although its probably more fun then the real Gran Turismo :wink:
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Re: Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first

Postby The Bossman » 18 Jul 2012, 14:45

Of course it'll be taken offline within either hours or days.
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Re: Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first

Postby gmcb007 » 18 Jul 2012, 14:52

The game will be removed on grounds of copyright and then Sony will re-release it saying it's 'brand new'.
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Re: Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first

Postby BenThomasFoster » 18 Jul 2012, 14:57

hint to sony, make a gran tourism app people will buy it for fun and you'd make 200k easy
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Re: Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first

Postby JAGUAR32X » 18 Jul 2012, 17:54

I can't believe so many people thought it would be related to GT?. Then again maybe they knew it wasn't related and bought it anyway?.
I wonder if Polyphony can do anything about that because 'gran tourismo' has more to do with cars and racing than simply being the name of a videogame?. I shall imagine they will try to rectify the situation regardless but its not like they have simply ripped of a brand name Gears of War or Uncharted etc as gran tourismo is used in racing terms and theres nothing written in stone that says someone else can use it?
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Re: Fake Gran Turismo app amasses 100,000 downloads on first

Postby KK-Headcharge78 » 18 Jul 2012, 19:30

JAGUAR32X wrote:I can't believe so many people thought it would be related to GT?. Then again maybe they knew it wasn't related and bought it anyway?.
I wonder if Polyphony can do anything about that because 'gran tourismo' has more to do with cars and racing than simply being the name of a videogame?. I shall imagine they will try to rectify the situation regardless but its not like they have simply ripped of a brand name Gears of War or Uncharted etc as gran tourismo is used in racing terms and theres nothing written in stone that says someone else can use it?


I can't either, if it was the real GT it would have been announced this year and emerged finally finished in 2035.
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