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> Did the change the Blackbird for the US release?
Feronen
Posted: Dec 5 2007, 11:34 AM
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I swear that the Blackbird does not even look like a Porche in the game. Am I right or am I not seeing it right? Someone help me here...
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Posted: Dec 5 2007, 01:21 PM
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in the US/UK versions it's not a porche. it's a nissan fairlady z Z33 (or 350z).
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Posted: Dec 5 2007, 02:01 PM
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No wonder it's so much easier to beat...
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Posted: Dec 5 2007, 03:33 PM
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Thats very stupid not including the gemballa to the U.S version.



Big difference.
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Posted: Dec 5 2007, 04:08 PM
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It'd be just as fast as the gemballa. It doesn't perform as a Z or a Gemballa. It performs with the special car '"blackbird's" specs. The Gemballa or Z is just a skin.
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fettman53
Posted: Dec 7 2007, 08:34 PM
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Still, I think everyone expects the Blackbird to be a Porsche. Tatsuya's a surgeon! He's gotta have an EXPENSIVE car!!! :Xl:
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Posted: Dec 8 2007, 01:35 AM
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Well yeah it has to be a porsche. Just saying that the car's specs don't change in the international version. It's a special car either way
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Posted: Dec 8 2007, 02:09 AM
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QUOTE (fettman53 @ Yesterday at 8:34 PM)
Still, I think everyone expects the Blackbird to be a Porsche. Tatsuya's a surgeon! He's gotta have an EXPENSIVE car!!! :Xl:

A used 911 costs roughly the same as a used 350Z =|...
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Posted: Dec 9 2007, 08:02 PM
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I believe the reason is that all Porsche related designs are under Electronic Arts for their ' Need For Speed' franchise. That's why our good surgeon drives a Z33 in the International versions, as well as not being able to create the 3.8, rsr and the Avalanche. But then again, they're all Gemballa's so I don't know why they're not in the International Versions.

This post has been edited by MidNghtDvl on Dec 9 2007, 08:03 PM
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Posted: Dec 9 2007, 11:39 PM
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gemballa = a company that modifies porsche, unlike polyphony who was able to get away with it in Gran Turismo 2 with RUF, namcobandai coulnd't get away with it if they did it because EA found a way to be sure that it doesnt happen again
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Posted: Dec 12 2007, 04:13 PM
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it's all in the spirit. It's like the difference between a Viper and a Corvette.
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Posted: Dec 12 2007, 07:10 PM
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just think of it as a porsche in a 350z body :lol: :lol:
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Posted: Jun 23 2008, 07:09 AM
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Still.... a 350Z? the main car is a classic Z and the 350Z is just the lastest Z..
they could have gave him another exotic european turbo.. like a Lotus Esprit for example .. or a Ferrari GTO (granted.. if Porsche licences are troublesome , Ferrari ones must be nightmares).-. the big point of the blackbird, apart from being a 911 turbo (wich is what defines the blackbird) is a powerfull turbo import car (imported into japan).. the 350Z is a "cheap" coupe (is pretty much, along the RX8 the cheapest FR coupe you can buy here new) and in japan surelly is even more common and cheap.. they had exotic alternatives.. even a Renault Alpine turbo if you want to conserve the RR layout ;D (granted, they were not half as good as a 911)
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Posted: Jun 23 2008, 07:39 AM
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and old topic, but nevermind...
the 350z looks close enough to the gemballa, for it to pass...
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nuff said.
doesnt matter anyway, coz you only need to see it in story, then its all battles and TA from there on out, so who cares. xD
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Posted: Jun 23 2008, 07:53 AM
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arggggg .. i didnt realized it was 6 months old.. not a good wat to start
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Posted: Jun 23 2008, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE (Rookie_One @ Dec 9 2007, 11:39 PM)
gemballa = a company that modifies porsche, unlike polyphony who was able to get away with it in Gran Turismo 2 with RUF, namcobandai coulnd't get away with it if they did it because EA found a way to be sure that it doesnt happen again

Wrong. It was cheaper to just put Gemballa in the japanese version. They would've had to spend more money to get a liscense for the international version, and namco didn't care to shell out the cash.

That's it.
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Posted: Jun 23 2008, 07:15 PM
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Alcyone 29 has stated the most likely version of events. We know they aren't incapable of getting international licensing for the cars (look at the car lineup of TXR3) but it probably isn't cost effective for Namco Bandai to do so.

old topic is old. Closed.
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