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My Ultimate Edition arrived today. I can't be bothered working it out but at that price I've probably not been ripped off too much considering I never bought any DLC.

It looks like the content is actually on the disc (there are three codes which I think equate to Stig pack, theme and Top Gear clipshow) which would be a sweet bonus too as I had envisioned downloading all night.

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I will try and remember this, it's been aaaages since I played this online and it give me a few days to get used to some cars so I don't completely humiliate myself. I think I binged on this too much when it came out, the majority of my achievements for it are back near release, but taken as part of a balanced gaming diet it's very good stuff indeed. Two things!

1) I have the Ultimate Edition installed and have downloaded Stig's Car Pack from the code but still see "DLC Car" on the leaderboards an odd time. What? Some preorder bonus from somewhere perhaps?

2) There is a very real chance I will get 995/1000 on this because I am shit at and have no interest in drifting. I did try on Fujimi Kaido a few times ages ago and didn't get especially close to the achievement - is this the best track and can anyone recommend a car/tune pls?

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I got sent home early due to extreme snow. So I've spent the afternoon making this.

My 911 Sport classic that I bought off the auction house ages ago. It came pre tuned and upgraded to R3, so I entered an R3 race around Le Mans old circuit. I was struggling a bit at the first few corners and the pack over took me. AI on hard, no assists and up against some serious sport cars.

I nearly pat my shants with glee when this happened.

I fucking love forza3.

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Community Choice Classics Pack - Turn 10 Press Release

The Community Choice Classics Add-On Pack—coming this Tuesday, December 14 to Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 MS points—represents two things we love here at Turn 10: classic cars and the Forza Motorsport community. The pack features ten amazing retro rides chosen by the Forza Motorsport fans at the automotive blog Jalopnik. From an opening round featuring more than 100 cars, fans voted to winnow the finalists to a group of 15, from which the final list of ten classic rides were chosen by Turn 10 to be part of Forza Motorsport 3. And what a list it is, representing more than 50 years of automotive excellence.

The fun begins with one of the most recognizable cars of the 1980s (if not of all time), the DeLorean DMC-12, aka Marty McFly's time-travelling ride from "Back to the Future." Sadly, flux capacitors aren't an option in the Forza version of the DMC-12, but the retro appeal continues throughout the rest of the pack. The oldest car available—the 1957 Ferrari 250 California—might also be the prettiest, while the most recent car-the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II—combines a fun mix of classic Merc elegance with a rear spoiler that needs to be seen (and driven) to be believed. In addition, there's seven other amazing rides awaiting you, including turbo-charged gems like the 1978 Saab 99 Turbo and the 1983 Volvo Turbo Evolution as well as classic American power like the 1971 AMC Javelin-AMX and the 1970 Chevy El Camino SS 454.

The full list of available cars:

* 1971 AMC Javelin-AMX

* 1973 BMW Motorsport 2002 Turbo

* 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454

* 1971 De Tomaso Pantera

* 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

* 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

* 1990 1978 Saab 99 Turbo

* 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution

* 1957 Ferrari 250 California

As with all of the cars in the Forza Motorsport 3, each vehicle in the Community Choice Classics Pack is recreated in loving detail, with gorgeously reproduced exteriors and fully modeled interiors. When you aren't pushing your favorite car's limits online or offline in Forza 3's huge variety of racing circuits, you can spend your time customizing your ride-from performance-based upgrades to custom paint and vinyl jobs that make every car in your Forza garage a personal statement.

The Community Choice Classics pack: you chose them, now it's time to drive them. Look for the add-on pack on Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Tuesday, Dec. 14 for 400 Microsoft points.








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1971 AMC Javelin-AMX - E253 - 16,000 CR

1973 BMW Motorsport 2002 Turbo - E217 - 48,000 CR

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 - D284 - 50,000 CR

1971 De Tomaso Pantera - D316 - 42,000

1982 DeLorean DMC-12 - F104 - 20,000

1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth - D311 - 48,000 CR

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II - D309 - 59,000

1978 Saab 99 Turbo - F108 - 7,000

1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution - E212 - 7,500

1957 Ferrari 250 California - E221 - 2,750,000





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Must have missed out by a few mins last night. I was playing single player and Meerman was doing the same and Boozy was watching a movie. I rather stupidly assumed it was because of lack of interest here and signed off for the evening at around 8pm :(

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Must have missed out by a few mins last night. I was playing single player and Meerman was doing the same and Boozy was watching a movie. I rather stupidly assumed it was because of lack of interest here and signed off for the evening at around 8pm :(


We were gearing up around that time.

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Overall, they’re both great driving games. But Forza is the game, while GT5 feels more like an actual simulator, with a steeper learning curve, more opportunities for error, and greater configurability. I didn’t get a chance to compare vehicle damage, since I played GT5 pre-update. Forza is what you play with your friends when hanging out; GT5 is what you attempt to master in solitude—and what makes you end up throwing the controller across the room, because it’s more difficult than it looks.

Forza 3 vs GT5 feature.

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Would it be wrong to highlight that a team from Car and Driver used ABS?! Maybe it's merely a preference thing, but does it not change the feel of the two games much?

In other news...

I did it! I went and electronically grabbed the Forza 3 'Ultimate' edition a couple of days ago - and it should be here this week. :omg:

With any luck, I'll be able to keep you all away from talk of solid roadside tape and arguing over where in-game assets were designed :facepalm: and get those of you straying types back into having fun and enjoying these racing games. After all, that's what it's about - right? Right?

Ooh, that's a chill breeze! :D

If you'd like to add my gamertag, it's: Cognisant.

I only have my old Xbox headset and don't know how well that works (or not) with the 360 controller. I guess I can try it and run silent if it's no good at either end.

In the meantime, I'll be thankful if anyone feels like providing any tips on avoiding a grind and if necessary, opening cars or tracks up so that I can join in as much as possible on-line. I'll only ever have what's included through this package, so I already know that'll exclude me sometimes due to not having DLC content. If there's a default set of cars at each level and all of the disc tracks are available for on-line play, I'll be happy with that. I'll be interested in hearing if it's worth 'earning' certain cars or tracks or if it's necessary to tweak settings; but as long as I'm having fun, I won't care where I'm placing!

In conclusion...

YAY - and c'mon, Postie! Oh, and my vehicle of choice will be:


Yeah, now you're worried! :blah:

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The good news is that some of us are still getting our rocks off with this game. A few of us had an epic drive up and down the Japanese Mountain last night in our Ferris Bueller ferraris. We were squealing like teenage girls at an X factor concert at times when the road and car were in harmony.

Let us know when it arrives Grimesy and I'm sure a few of us will gift you a bunch of cars that we recommend.

I'm hoping to organise The Targa Positano II over the xmas break. An open top car (probably the Lotus 2-11) and 10 laps of the greatest track to ever appear in a racing game. A solid hour of thrills, spills and petrol fumes.

Meantime you'll find myself and Meerman online and up for a few races most nights of the week.

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How much DLC does the Ultimate Edition include? Tracks? Cars?


- 10 exclusive cars for the Ultimate Collection (On-disk and Stig DLC combined)

- Benchmark Ring, Sidewinder and Nürburgring GP environments

- 80 cars over eight previous DLC packs

It also includes the additional benefit of conveniently installing everything at once instead of downloading several gigs of data! The only downloadable content that you will be missing out on is the VIP pack (hey, Che's gotta eat somehow), and the latest Community Choice car pack.

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