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The Truth About Gran Turismo | Up to Speed

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When videogame developer Kazunori Yamauchi first pitched Gran Turismo, Sony said no. A few years later it became the best-selling title in the Playstation catalog, inspired followers like Forza, Dirt, and Project Car, and motivated genre giants like Mario Kart and Need For Speed to bring their A-game. How did this happen? What makes Gran Turismo so revolutionary? And what does the future hold for the world’s favorite racing game? Join host James Pumphrey as he finds out how Gran Turismo changed gaming forever.

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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media

    Acum 10 Zile

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    • The Commander

      The Commander

      Acum o Zi

      Stop the terrible VPN sponsored crap.

    • Blended Family Man

      Blended Family Man

      Acum 3 Zile

      3:05 "Prepare to qualify"

    • Real 403

      Real 403

      Acum 5 Zile

      @Meer exe lol all good

    • Meer exe

      Meer exe

      Acum 5 Zile

      @Real 403 bruhhh why sry :( it's okay np :')

    • Real 403

      Real 403

      Acum 5 Zile

      @Meer exe lol ok sorry brah

  2. 02maddman


    Acum 33 minute

    I just wish they all didn't sound like electric r/c cars

  3. primeunderground


    Acum 2 ore

    This game would be always in my heart 💜❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️

  4. Jordan Dahl

    Jordan Dahl

    Acum 3 ore

    Im commenting to commemorate the 69K likes and 777 dislikes. Also, GT3 is the GOAT

  5. In Woner

    In Woner

    Acum 3 ore

    I never liked any of the GT games, mainly because of the career-only mode, and the fact most of the cars didn't attract me too much (too much Asian cars). Also the fact that it's not for PC, is a big throw off. Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, RaceRoomRacing Experience ... and there's so many more, are much more fun car racing games than GT, in my mind.

  6. hisyam sam

    hisyam sam

    Acum 3 ore

    Im tired using beans

  7. Clay .Harnish

    Clay .Harnish

    Acum 3 ore

    I made the idea for the r35 in 2004

  8. Carkid12_7010


    Acum 3 ore


  9. Byron Isaacs

    Byron Isaacs

    Acum 3 ore

    Been here before a million and now we're at 6

  10. Francisco Rivera

    Francisco Rivera

    Acum 4 ore

    Had to subscribe after this video. I remember not having a PS so when my cousins came to stay over for some weeks during summer we made sure to play GT on their PS until we did all of it, even the Endurance Races.

  11. Shaun Walford

    Shaun Walford

    Acum 4 ore

    Gran Turismo 4 basically defines my childhood, this video just makes me want to dust off the old PS2 and revisit those years.

  12. Tao Hua

    Tao Hua

    Acum 4 ore

    I remember playing the Japanese version before it made it here to the US. It had better music than the US version.

  13. ak2304


    Acum 5 ore

    I remember thinking that GT3 looked so good that games could not possibly get better. In my mind im still right.

  14. Average Carl

    Average Carl

    Acum 5 ore

    Video actually starts at 2:48 after ads 😂 #timestamps

  15. chuck brown

    chuck brown

    Acum 6 ore

    No one! Out pizzas Pizza the hut... 🤣

  16. Listek1985


    Acum 6 ore

    I remember had a party with my friends whem we're doing the endurance races. We even went for 3 days to do that👍

  17. Jose Martinez

    Jose Martinez

    Acum 6 ore

    you should do a video about hybrid cars and which are best- mpg, cost, price, handling, worth it?

  18. C Rzepecki

    C Rzepecki

    Acum 7 ore

    I was so mad about the 98.2% game completion in GT2, I actually wrote Sony/Polyphony Digital about it. They acknowledged the error, apologized with an explanation on why and sent me a new/updated copy in a timely manner which allowed me to obtain 100% game completion.

  19. Nandezu


    Acum 7 ore

    One of my most deep childhood memories is the intro of gran turismo 1. Man, the music, the ambience. It will be stuck on my mind forever

  20. Joshington Barthsworth

    Joshington Barthsworth

    Acum 9 ore

    Tell me why, at 0:55 is George Washington fording the Delaware on a mk3 Supra?? Hahahahahaha. I'm fucking dead.

  21. Slyger


    Acum 10 ore

    That wasn't raytracing lol

  22. Gregory Ballestero

    Gregory Ballestero

    Acum 10 ore

    James all I got to say is Dominos is just so much better then pizzaslut

  23. Chris racer

    Chris racer

    Acum 11 ore

    Is the civil war quote based off the quote from BLink 182 - Violence quote? cheers great vid as usual!

  24. KiddLogan


    Acum 11 ore

    09:18 *wiki-wiki-wiki..... :D

  25. Brandon Napper

    Brandon Napper

    Acum 12 ore

    GT5 was HISTORICAL thank you KAZ

  26. Brandon Napper

    Brandon Napper

    Acum 12 ore


  27. Isaias Ayala

    Isaias Ayala

    Acum 12 ore

    I’m high watching this and I appreciate the green screen 10x more than before, the editor is fucking hilarious

  28. Nathan Cole

    Nathan Cole

    Acum 13 ore

    I grew up always wanting to be a race car driver. I have Gran Turismo and Forza to blame. I’m happy for those guys who got a shot a being pro. Must’ve been a dream come true.

  29. Tiago B

    Tiago B

    Acum 13 ore

    IMO Grand Turismo 4 still seats on top every other racing game

  30. phunkdoctaspock


    Acum 13 ore

    6 million subs and you're still cramming ads down our throats.

  31. Savage Facts

    Savage Facts

    Acum 13 ore

    Gt2 all day

  32. Andrew Olson

    Andrew Olson

    Acum 14 ore

    I spent a long time trying to figure out what I missed on GT2 before eventually giving up and moving on. Good to know now that it wasn't me! To be fair, I was still fairly new to videogames, and that it could be a software bug just never occurred to me.

  33. PursuitOfFitness


    Acum 17 ore

    I always preferred arcade style racing games over GT, but I respect the franchise.

  34. Champ Slaughter

    Champ Slaughter

    Acum 18 ore

    Dogs of Berlin is a pretty good show

  35. carlos DeLeon

    carlos DeLeon

    Acum 19 ore

    "Give it the Beans" Hoodie C'mon man kinda biting off Sara. Don't you think. She says it in everyone of her Car reviews "Sara in Tuned" I know it's a "universal phrase but don't really here it all that much and she's says it all time. Feels a little rippy offy lol

  36. Rich Humphrey

    Rich Humphrey

    Acum 20 ore

    Anyone remember doing that one race to win the car that sold for $125,000 over and over and over and over and over so you could buy other cars to soup up? God, those were the days.

  37. Daniel Uchwal

    Daniel Uchwal

    Acum 20 ore

    Gran Turismo one and two are still the best racing games ever made

  38. Moises Cerda

    Moises Cerda

    Acum 21 oră

    Idk what meta verse is. But even if its the new matrix, if gran turismo is gonna be there. Chip me I dont care. 💉💪😎

  39. 01 sevensix

    01 sevensix

    Acum 22 ore

    Wow Donut….I didn’t think anyone could teach me anything about the PS launch and games….but you learned me good today.

  40. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins

    Acum 22 ore

    Super Off Road was fire. I was addicted to the game well before Gran Turismo. Ugh. The memories. Arcade and super Nintendo

  41. Gibbsfan


    Acum o Zi

    Rock and roll racing!

  42. Sentel Nba LIVE Bolton

    Sentel Nba LIVE Bolton

    Acum o Zi

    And then there were FORZA

  43. Gamefreak


    Acum o Zi

    love how you snuck in f-zero though i never really considered to be a realistic racing game. The things you could do on it are batshit insane though.

  44. London Brooks

    London Brooks

    Acum o Zi

    I just hope that you can be

  45. :


    Acum o Zi

    I only played GT5, it was such a let down coming from PC (rFactor, GTR2, Race07, AC). No pitstops, tyre wear, fuel, weak ass AI, 12 cars?, bad sound, no feeling of speed, no dynamic weather, no standing start, no options at all... expected so much more

  46. Zack Miller

    Zack Miller

    Acum o Zi

    Fun fact: Superman n64 was the absolute worst 🤣

  47. Deses


    Acum o Zi

    Gran Turismo 1 made me a car kid and later on a car guy. That's where I fell in love with Japanese cars and specially the 96'' Impreza.

  48. Dynamic.Staccatto


    Acum o Zi

    "It's like digital edging..." I'm fucking crying

  49. Offical Azazel

    Offical Azazel

    Acum o Zi

    01000000000000000000111111 OK

  50. Mike White

    Mike White

    Acum o Zi

    The 759 thumbs down must be Forza fans.

  51. Michael Perez

    Michael Perez

    Acum o Zi

    I remember stayin up and sleepin maybe 2 3 hours wake up brush my teeth and back at it again its what got me into racing games

  52. Jeff Cole

    Jeff Cole

    Acum o Zi

    Considering Facebook can use VR headsets to measure a persons biometrics.. to accurately identify anyone.. without face recognition.. The MetaVerse will be able to track everyone. On and off line.. .

  53. TeaSToRM


    Acum o Zi

    i started playing GT3 A spec lmao im also a car nut and i do play NFS lol but now i race for real on go karts lol

  54. Michael Perez

    Michael Perez

    Acum o Zi

    Forza is killing them

  55. Ryan Wagoner

    Ryan Wagoner

    Acum o Zi

    Gran Turismo was my launch pad into cars.

  56. darkfoxx 5000

    darkfoxx 5000

    Acum o Zi

    Do forza next please

  57. stevensigl


    Acum o Zi

    This is the reason I have my 96 integra GSR

  58. Tried like Silver

    Tried like Silver

    Acum o Zi

    Be afraid, James. Marko loco

  59. Wyvern Zero

    Wyvern Zero

    Acum o Zi

    This video was awesome! I've played Gran Turismo since the first installment. The new ones are fine, but the was something about the first two that had a bit more heart to it. I find myself going back to them quite a bit. It's be awesome if you did a Up to Speed on the Ridge Racer series in the arcade and PlayStation. Ridge Racer I felt was the catalyst that made racing games what they are now. While Gran Turismo brought realism to racing games, Ridge Racer brought immersion in racing games that wasn't really seen in 1993. Also, it was the first to bring the concept of drifting to the States in the early 90s before drifting caught on here during the mid-2000s.

    • Wyvern Zero

      Wyvern Zero

      Acum o Zi

      @Deses We talking for the time. Keep in mind, the first RR came out 1993.

    • Deses


      Acum o Zi

      Funnily enough, I find RR drift happy physics to take me from any semblance of immersion.

  60. john Rod

    john Rod

    Acum o Zi

    I had an xbox 1. Last year when i heard about the new Gran Turismo, i bought a PS5 💯

  61. Abyssoul Zensei

    Abyssoul Zensei

    Acum o Zi

    Yo that retro gaming tech looks like it came out of a coffin. Nah someone tried to take it to the after life.

  62. bicello


    Acum o Zi

    wow seriously... ok, no one denies the importance and the weight of gran turismo in the history of racing games, but the amount of lies and mystifications in this video is huge. pratically every time you hear something like: "the first game to do this", or "before GT games where like this", etc., that's cr*p. i think the only true info is the fact that it included more that 100 cars (half of them variations of the same) for the first time, all the rest could have been found in other games before GT, this thing here, that thing there, etc. i can name a couple of other racing games, older than GT, that deserves a before/after more than GT, imo. these guys only knows consoles i suppose.

  63. Jorge Novoa

    Jorge Novoa

    Acum o Zi


  64. Gerson Guerra

    Gerson Guerra

    Acum o Zi

    I’m so shocked James never watched AVGN about the Superman game they’re like the same person

  65. Almaadin


    Acum o Zi

    Burnout paradise was my favorite. I like how it created an "open world" racing game.

    • Wyvern Zero

      Wyvern Zero

      Acum o Zi

      I don't think it really created it perse. I mean the Midnight Club series and NFS Underground 2 had the open world thing going on before Burnout Paradise.

  66. FloridaBoiGrim


    Acum o Zi

    Kaz is trying to make another sword art online but for racing

  67. chris james

    chris james

    Acum o Zi

    Gran tourismo 1 took such a huge chunk of my adolescents. Had to gold everything and the whole used car market blew my mind.

  68. RODA


    Acum o Zi

    I’m not even a big car person but James is just such a good host that I’ve become obsessed with Donut

  69. J. Thompson

    J. Thompson

    Acum o Zi

    I think it was GT2 or GT3, but I loved my modified Porsche 911, Dodge Viper and Corvette. Literally had my Porsche 911 doing a max speed of 264 mph.

  70. travellingbreaks


    Acum o Zi

    "wrong 8" okay.

  71. Roni Porter

    Roni Porter

    Acum o Zi

    GT was great don't get me wrong. But the first cool racing game I ever played was NFS and it will always be one of my favorite racing games. No matter how many crappy remakes they try to make

  72. AKwithabeamonit


    Acum o Zi

    so glad you included motor toon gp, still one of my favorites. cartoon style with actual driving dynamics

  73. Gareth Lee

    Gareth Lee

    Acum o Zi

    Can we also have one either for Live for speed or GTR FIA GT Racing Game? I feel those 2 really kick started the Sim Racing era.

  74. Mickey Corleone

    Mickey Corleone

    Acum o Zi




    Acum o Zi

    Ray tracing is not part of “almost every game”. It’s actually very rare still, especially on consoles, because it’s so incredibly demanding on the hardware. I think you’re thinking of other forms of more basic lighting and reflection methods.

    • Deses


      Acum o Zi

      Mimimimimimimimi. Shut up.

  76. Space_Monkey


    Acum o Zi

    you should be scared

  77. Dell H

    Dell H

    Acum o Zi

    If you thought you were a good driver, try getting all gold medals for your licenses in the original GT.

  78. Ez_V


    Acum o Zi

    Gran Turismo is the reason why im a car enthusiast, its the reason on how i find my dream car and its the reason why i keep on pursuing my dreams. The producer and his team may not been able to sleep properly for five years but i can tell its very well worth a hundreds or maybe a thousand kids got inspired by this game.

  79. Joey Blanco

    Joey Blanco

    Acum o Zi

    Ok im buying GT7

  80. William Malamas

    William Malamas

    Acum o Zi

    Grant turismo was a big part of my childhood. I remember contesting the championship and winning the Mazda demio which then sold for 12.000 all the way up until i was able to buy a Viper, NSX, tune Supras etc. Then the GT2 came and my brother brought me a save with 48millions and basically all the cars bought. Even to this day, i remember the cars and the good times. Sometimes i download an emulator and just go for the licenses :)

  81. Keego Kabelo

    Keego Kabelo

    Acum o Zi

    I love your videos can you make a video about forza

  82. Waqar Ahmad

    Waqar Ahmad

    Acum o Zi

    If I could live in the world of Gran Turismo 1 through 4, I’d get to live out my dream.

  83. Cameron Conyer

    Cameron Conyer

    Acum o Zi

    You could upgrade the car in Top Gear 2 on SNES. Up the cylinder count, gear box speeds, tires, suspension. Not nearly as extensive as GT but I thought it was rad none the less.

  84. Rado Ddd

    Rado Ddd

    Acum o Zi

    Renault espace was crazy fast

  85. jason bailey

    jason bailey

    Acum o Zi

    Ridge racer has always been a arcade racing game not a simulator like Gran Turismo which is a simulator I really think there is only two genres arcade and simulators enjoy your content

  86. Dan McBoost

    Dan McBoost

    Acum o Zi

    So much MK3 supraness!

  87. H.M.


    Acum o Zi

    When GT3 came out the graphics were amazing. I remember no other game had that kind of graphics. I used to pause the endurance races and then play the next day lol.

  88. Jibyju Ibrahimovic

    Jibyju Ibrahimovic

    Acum o Zi

    Forza over Gran Turismo alll day

  89. Thesis


    Acum o Zi

    GT2 >>> All others GT's. Just that.

  90. Travis Swanson

    Travis Swanson

    Acum 2 Zile

    Dude, the FTO LM Edition in the original GranTurismo was my second favorite car. Lightweight, 4WD, lots of power, amazing handling and grip. It was the second best built to the max car in the game. The first…. Tommy Keira ZZ2. My dream car for years. One day…

  91. Travis Swanson

    Travis Swanson

    Acum 2 Zile

    “Mommy can I prease has sum Pizza Hut?” … As he wears a Toxic Hell, ahem, I mean, Taco Bell hat. Lol

  92. JoelsterG4K


    Acum 2 Zile

    I guess you never got a chance to play Need 4 speed on Panasonic's 3DO gaming console, that game was awesome, specially when I was being chased by cops.

  93. Southern_Kiwi


    Acum 2 Zile

    best car that i remember was the chocolate coloured FTO it was 4 wheel drive and won everything

  94. A.S. Photography

    A.S. Photography

    Acum 2 Zile

    The day I rented Gran Turismo from Blockbuster was the day my life changed. I can't begin to tell you the immense joy I felt when I realized I was playing a masterpiece.

  95. fractallusion


    Acum 2 Zile

    Man I really wish the old GT games were on PS Now, I'd love to jump back in to them again 😔

  96. Parkour Photography

    Parkour Photography

    Acum 2 Zile

    Do forza and need for speed

  97. Amnesite


    Acum 2 Zile

    Honestly, at the time, the game physics felt so real, that this game was able to teach me how to drive a car, and how to take advantage of things like weight transfer/body roll, and how to maintain road grip with a real car, before I ever started driving. Only racing game I've ever played that gave that feeling. Absolutely amazing game.

  98. Kayone73


    Acum 2 Zile

    FYI Superman 64 fell in the 'absolute worst' category of console games, the fact it was developed by one guy on a tight deadline explains a lot