I was 25 when GT was first released. I'd already spent the previous 15 years or so playing driving games right back from Night Racer on Atari 2600, Race on Vic 20, Pole Position on BBC B, Test Drive 2 on the Amiga, etc etc. Also had obviously pumped countless amounts of cash into the coin ops such as Outrun, Hard Drivin', Chase HQ, Sega Rally and all of the rest of them. Driving games were what I played, and that was pretty much it. Then the Playstation started to get talked about, and as someone else mentioned, a magazine feature showing this new forthcoming game, which blew me away! My brother and I were amazed at the prospect of being able to play coin op quality or better games at home. It was a must have. I spent ages trying to find a PS when first released, as they were sold out everywhere. But I eventually got one, and then the wait for GT to be released. I had the date on my calendar, and that lunch time drove to the nearest shop and bought a copy, on the day of release. Got home from work and stuck it on. It was a very late night! I would find myself spending stupid amounts of time adjusting gear ratios, and fine tuning setups perfectly. GT2 I never really got into for some reason, it didn't grab my attention as much as the original. GT3 however was another story altogether! This was perfection! Many an hour was spent racing with my brother having crazy battles at Mid Field Raceway, Deep Forest, Grand Valley etc over stupid amounts of laps, only to finish thousands of seconds apart. It was always very close racing, even though we had totally different styles. GT4 I enjoyed, but didn't really get into due to having less free time. After that I gave up on gaming due to spending more time in the music scenes I was in. It was only after a chance mention from a mate saying he had got the beta of GTS that it grabbed my attention. I applied for it but didnt get one, so didnt give it any more thought. Then saw people talking about the downloadble one a week before release and thought I'd give it a look. I'd been disapointed with Project Cars, so it was a last ditch hope of a decent racer again. I loved it and am back in the fold!