GTPlanet Extension Now Available for Google Chrome

April 22nd, 2012 by Jordan

Each month, over half a million people visit GTPlanet using Google’s Chrome browser, making it the most popular way to access the site. Now, it’s going to be easier than ever for Chrome users to stay on top of news from the “world of Gran Turismo” with GTPlanet’s new Chrome extension!

Available for free on the Chrome Web Store, the extension places a small icon in your browser’s window. When new content is posted to GTPlanet’s blog, you’ll receive a small notification in your browser, and the icon will display a small red badge indicating new content is available.

Clicking on the extension’s icon will show you all the latest stories, along with quick links to various areas of the site, including GTPlanet’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.

If you aren’t yet using Google Chrome, you can download the browser for free, then click here to install GTPlanet’s extension. Chrome has been gaining popularity among Internet users over the last few years for its simple design and speedy performance. I personally use and highly recommend it.

All credit goes to GTPlanet user Chase (cbabb), who developed GTPlanet’s Chrome extension and kindly donated it to the community. To thank Chase or submit any feedback or bug reports about the extension, you can contact him here. Thanks again, Chase!

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  1. Apr. 27, 10:59am
    TrueAce

    Really nice man! Hope it won’t disturb me playing GT2 in my PSX Emulator :)

  2. Apr. 26, 4:08am
    Tvensky

    downloading it now! ;) and Google did a good job with its browser! I do recommend it also, but dont forget about Firefox its also very good. And I will still support and use it as second browser! ;)

  3. Apr. 24, 1:36am
    Pit Crew

    Über Wonderful nicely done old chap :)

  4. Apr. 23, 8:12pm
    SZRT Ice

    Google is taking over the world.

  5. Apr. 23, 4:53pm
    gtone339

    Is there one that I could use for my PS Vita?

    • Apr. 23, 5:25pm
      another_jakhole

      Nope. I highly doubt it at least.

    • Apr. 23, 5:39pm
      gtone339

      :(

  6. Apr. 23, 4:45pm
    GTP_Versatile

    Keep up the good work updating the site, although I’m not a Google chrome user, those who do use it may find this very useful.

  7. Apr. 23, 4:11pm
    Quakebass

    I’m not exactly sure why, but whenever I go to the Feedback section, the Banner, Tabs, and “GTPlanet” logo at the yop disappear and are replaced with blue-font links… I don’t know if it’s an issue with my computer or Safari… It’s only the Feedback tab, never on the “News”, “Forums”, or “Library” tabs.

  8. Apr. 23, 3:58pm
    mazdaman83

    Nice !!!
    Thank you very much Chase !!! :-)

  9. Apr. 23, 3:19pm
    Moglet

    Wow, this is an awesome idea! Great work, Chase! Much appreciated.

  10. Apr. 23, 2:54pm
    Quakebass

    …Maybe I should stop using Safari…

  11. Apr. 23, 2:48pm
    m8h3r

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

    • Apr. 23, 10:19pm
      Spacegoat

      :lol:

      Back on-topic I’ll definitely download this. Great job.

  12. Apr. 23, 12:17pm
    HKS racer

    Ok great, can I has moar DLC now *trollface*

    • Apr. 23, 12:55pm
      another_jakhole

      haha Nice one.

  13. Apr. 23, 10:51am
    Ross

    This is great as I refuse to use Firefox or IE as I’ve had bad experiences. Well done yet again Jordan :cheers:

    • Apr. 23, 11:54am
      TayTheDay

      Don’t rule out Opera if you ever fancy a change. It’s my favourite browser these days :)

  14. Apr. 23, 10:48am
    Cobra527

    Ok is it time yet to unlock all cars in the game since its what u paid for initially.

    • Apr. 23, 12:55pm
      another_jakhole

      Heh?

    • Apr. 23, 2:11pm
      Lavaman

      LOL this guy wants all the cars unlocking! Play the game then you tit!

  15. Apr. 23, 9:07am
    edawg456

    I like it

  16. Apr. 23, 8:08am
    ArcTypeMakoto

    Sweeeeeeeeet good news! good news!

  17. Apr. 23, 7:43am
    GranTurismo916

    Cool, I’ll go download it now!

  18. Apr. 23, 6:42am
    Neenor

    So does this mean it’s going to be even harder for people to be “first”? If so, thats awesome.

    • Apr. 23, 11:20am
      cbabb

      Yes. That’s a plus for the people who like to be first to comment. I see it as you’re always the last person, no matter how many comments rack up.

  19. Apr. 23, 6:25am
    WonkyFonk

    Nice work guys…

    …but as per tradition with the news topics I have to ask – wheres the DLC?

    • Apr. 23, 8:04am
      mister dog

      In Kazunori’s cellar!

    • Apr. 23, 11:42pm
      tpark103

      Hmmm??? Enquiring minds would like

  20. Apr. 23, 3:10am
    zanxion

    Nah! I’d rather pay frequent visits to my favorite site for my favorite game. Besides I’d rather keep my browser as lean as possible without much cramping it.

  21. Apr. 23, 2:21am
    shepzki

    I like it, because I’m lazy and don’t go to the homepage too often. Thanks to ‘Chase’ & to ‘Jordan’ for this, makes life simpler.

  22. Apr. 23, 2:05am
    Marky264

    I use Firefox, Is it worth downloading Chrome to try this?

    • Apr. 23, 5:19am
      evanzo7

      Definately, I think google chrome is 10x better than firefox.

    • Apr. 23, 10:24am
      terminator363

      I use Firefox because of it’s incredible amount of add-ons

    • Apr. 23, 12:53pm
      another_jakhole

      I switched over from Firefox a long time ago. I’m so glad I did.

      The bad thing is deleting bookmarks by accident. I have to regularly (sometimes) Export my Bookmarks to keep from accidentally deleting a bookmark I need and not knowing what it was exactly.

      Just about everything else SEEMS better to me on Chrome, even the Bookmark Manager, than on Firefox.

  23. Apr. 23, 12:36am
    Foxiol

    Downloaded and thank you very much!! Very useful! no need to check every 5 minutes about some topic of interest. ;)

  24. Apr. 22, 11:27pm
    terminator363

    That’s awesome, now make one for Firefox! :dopey:

    • Apr. 22, 11:40pm
      tofudrifter

      :(

    • Apr. 23, 11:24am
      cbabb

      An extension for Firefox is planned. However, it requires a lot more time, work, & knowledge. I have to learn a few more things before I just jump in. Chrome has received all it’s popularity due to how simple it is.

  25. Apr. 22, 10:54pm
    sporkafife

    This is actually pretty damn cool xD It works smoothly, personally I think it would be cool if it became more of a twitter like ticker that showed posts to threads you had subscribed to or something as well :P

    • Apr. 23, 11:26am
      cbabb

      Interesting idea. But this most likely won’t be included. I am aiming away from anything that requires a user to login within the extension.

  26. Apr. 22, 10:19pm
    rjayco

    already downloaded it thx for that gtplanet

  27. Apr. 22, 10:08pm
    Zuel

    I like this. Great work J

  28. Apr. 22, 10:01pm
    TheeFrogmanlego

    Yay!!!!

  29. Apr. 22, 10:00pm
    Maddens Raiders

    Brilliant! Thank you Chase. :)

  30. Apr. 22, 9:12pm
    another_jakhole

    Thank you, Chase!

  31. Apr. 22, 9:10pm
    another_jakhole

    Sweeet!

  32. Apr. 22, 9:02pm
    DaScouser101

    internet explorer not much better dr.frog

    • Apr. 22, 9:39pm
      Dr.Frogg

      Explorer is the WORST! EVAR! STICK WITH IT.

  33. Apr. 22, 8:51pm
    markyracing500

    : D

  34. Apr. 22, 8:08pm
    Mac K

    Yes!

  35. Apr. 22, 7:47pm
    MOTORTRENDmitch

    Yes!!! This is awesome..

  36. Apr. 22, 7:39pm
    Dr.Frogg

    Firefox and Safari sucks.

    • Apr. 22, 9:01pm
      ghsnu

      I agree-switched from Firefox to Chrome…never going back :D.

      But Explorer is by far the WORST web browser I’ve used.

    • Apr. 22, 11:59pm
      TomBrady

      so is chrome really the best?

      I’ve noticed it’s faster than explorer but it’s horrible at blocking pop–ups. And yes I have it set to block all pop ups, some still get through. With IExplorer, I get no pop-ups at all. IE seems more secure overall but it’s slower and it started having trouble reading all those stupid “captcha” things, and that’s why I moved to chrome. Chrome also seems better with flash

  37. Apr. 22, 7:39pm
    HKSBro92

    Awesome!! Google Chrome rocks!

  38. Apr. 22, 7:34pm
    Doober

    I wondered if after the app, an extension to a browser would show up. I guess i was right. It works fine on my end. Nice Job.

  39. Apr. 22, 7:23pm
    TokoTurismo

    Hurray for Jordan for this fantastic extenstion. :)

  40. Apr. 22, 7:20pm
    DaScouser101

    i agree bout chrome being the best i used it since its launch and never looked back

  41. Apr. 22, 7:19pm
    DaScouser101

    cheers jordon :D

  42. Apr. 22, 7:18pm
    NEXLVL

    Absolutely brilliant application for the best Web browser out there. Google Chrome has been a blessing for me on many occasions. It is very efficient and user friendly. If your not using it. You should be.

  43. Apr. 22, 7:11pm
    DaScouser101

    jordon random question but how do you get all your info on GT5 ect ?

    • Apr. 22, 7:16pm
      Jordan

      I watch GTPlanet’s forums and the rest of the Internet for relevant news. Readers also send in news tips.

    • Apr. 22, 7:38pm
      HKSBro92

      Ohhhhhhhhh!!

  44. Apr. 22, 7:10pm
    DaScouser101

    This just means People will come to the site less don’t you think ?

    • Apr. 22, 7:26pm
      otakukid96

      It still brings us to the forums.

    • Apr. 22, 7:26pm
      ImprezaAddict

      Probably not. If people love the site enough to install the extension for it, they won’t stop coming to visit the forums and the rest of the site.

    • Apr. 22, 9:00pm
      Ferrari458Italia

      I don’t know about that, since it’s still pulling in the news feed.

    • Apr. 22, 9:10pm
      another_jakhole

      How DARE YOU! lol

  45. Apr. 22, 7:08pm
    A_Higher_Place

    :) (: :] [:

    THis is quite neat

    • Apr. 22, 11:56pm
      TomBrady

      ????? Those are some weird looking boobs man. Do it like this next time:

      ( . ) ( . )

      :-)

  46. Apr. 22, 7:06pm
    raybould1345

    Brilliant Extension. Just downloaded it! Love how it notifies you when there are new posts. :)


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