Gran Turismo Sport Helps Keep Older Minds Sharp

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. jm79

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    This is a great idea, really good to see a game developer doing stuff like this...

    Shame they probably won't be leaving this kit there!
     
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    It depends on kind of games too, some make it worst, and others better
     
  5. George Jakob

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    thats way i LOVE GT & just like the others GT is more than a game!
     
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    Very nice idea! I've raced against some 70+ year old guys and got destroyed before:boggled:
     
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    It's sad that it takes initiative from a video game company to introduce activity to centres for the elderly.

    We treat the elderly as furniture far earlier than necessary because can't be bothered...
     
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    My Dad is 88 now and his mind is sharp as a tack. He took up video gaming about 5 years ago, never having touched a pc in his life. His genre of choice is flying sims and he's fully capable of programming a flight management computer or GPS system and is familiar with most of the systems on real planes. He has hundreds of pages of technical manuals for various planes and systems he's looked up himself and printed out. Gaming can really help keep a senior's mind active and engaged and I can vouch for it first hand.
     
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    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/gtp-geezer-club.310915/
    The Geezers are keeping our minds sharp with GT6 three times a week while waiting for GT Sport.
    Geezlings (under 60) are invited to join us for a friendly race to see if they can outrun our walkers (new tennis balls installed).
    This is a great idea and hope it spreads. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
     
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    I'm impressed with y'all old geezers being this good even up to date with GT6, makes me rather envious really.

    But yes, the fact GTSport, aswell certain other games improving your mind sharpness in the game, aswell possibly with your life, shows a good part of gaming, is half of us. If wasn't for it, we wouldn't probably be as good as we think we are.
     
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    one day I will see driving schools with GT-type simulators
     
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    The Geezers Mascot is happy too oblige!
     
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    True indeed, sad to say and as a result the UK gets social upheaval and UKIP. I like the shot of the folks all keen to see what's going on at the centre - definitely more inclusive, more funded and respectful.
     
  17. Lizard72

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    This happened to me to, they may be old, but believed me not all of them are slow.
    Little bit embarrassing .
     
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    Age doesn't have to be a barrier in virtual or real life racing. There's still some very good older racers doing the rounds. Take David Franklin for instance. Never ceases to amaze me how quick he flings priceless Ferrari's along the Goodwood run. And here he is at Monza driving a Ferrari 312P how it was meant to be driven.

     
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