Introduce Yourself! New Member Introductions Thread — Come Say Hello!

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Hello. I am Thomas, and I live in the United States, specifically Indiana. I found GTP about a year or so ago when I was getting Gran Turismo Sport for the PS4 and needed some info, but I didn’t become a member until now. I started playing racing games when I was like 7 or 8. First games I played were Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and Gran Turismo 3: A-spec. 7-8 year old me didn’t understand racing lines and lap times back then, but 21-year old me has learned a lot since then. I have never played games with a wheel (I have used the wheel accessory for the Wii before, but that doesn’t really count). I play with controllers only, but that is mainly because I can’t afford a wheel/pedals setup. I love racing games. Besides the aforementioned games, I have played some later Gran Turismo titles, Forza games, Test Drive Unlimited 2, The Crew 2, Need for Speed, various Mario Kart titles, and Midnight Club LA. I also played Project Cars until I realized, “I really need a wheel for this game”.

I look forward to contributing a bit to this community as much as I can, and I am very excited about Gran Turismo 7, even if I can’t get a PS5 right now and will have to stick with a less-detailed PS4 version.
 
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Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
As always, let us know if you need any help finding your way around the site or using your account. Welcome to GTPlanet!

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Hi Jordan,

thx for the welcome !

  • How did you find GTPlanet?
    Accidently on the internet
  • Where are you from?
    Germany
  • When did you start playing racing games?
    First game was NFS on PS1
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
    Nope, controller
  • What other games do you enjoy?
    Only GranTurismo Sport
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
    Most likely help on GTSport game issues

    Cheers
 

Jordan

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I'm not a new member but I want to answer these questions anyway:lol:
:lol: That's fine, this thread is for everyone!
found this Gem of a site by looking for info on a potential new purchase - the Fanatec Mclaren GT3 wheel!
Cheers, this is a great place to research Fanatec gear. Keep an eye out for the Fanatec representatives in our Sim Racing Hardware forums — their accounts will have a blue checkmark next to them so you know they are actually affiliated with the company. 👍
I play with controllers only, but that is mainly because I can’t afford a wheel/pedals setup.
There's no problem with that. Even with a wheel, I still find it's refreshing and fun to play with a controller sometimes.

And now, if you have seen the latest news, you won't have to worry about much of a downgrade if you're planning on buying the PS4 version of GT7. :)
Hi Everyone my name is Mario, I am 47 years old I am Sicilian, I am a new member, my great passion is car racing and sim racing.
Ciao! :cheers:
Hi Jordan,

thx for the welcome !
We're glad to have you. Welcome!

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Finland
Finland
Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
As always, let us know if you need any help finding your way around the site or using your account. Welcome to GTPlanet!

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Hello you all and greetings from Finland!

I will try to answer all the questions. I have been reading GTPlanet and its forums for years now, maybe from the beginning even? For some weird (no)reason I just havent registered yet until now.

I have loved playing racing games since I had my first touch in them in the 80's (when I was born) with PC. I bought NES in the beginning of 90's with my own money that I saved for a year or so. Since then I have played only with consoles. Nowdays I own all the PlayStation consoles. Gran Turismo 1 had my heart when it was launched and I have played every one of them since. Now I have Playseat Evolution with TM300RS+T3PA+TH8A.

I was a founding member of Finnish Auto Simracing Team in 2015 and we organized and have our own national and international series and Team Vs Team events since them.
Now we are having Nordic Masters season 2 and its monthly races with our Gran Turismo friends in Sweden (Swedish Racing League, SRL), Norway (Norwegian Gran Turismo League, NGTL) and Denmark (Danish Racing League, DRL).

I play mostly only GTS in PS5, but sometimes other games like Ratchet&Clank, Ghosts of Tsushima and Battlefield.

I hope you guys have go to our Youtube channel and give your respect by subscribing it. Althought our streams are only in finnish, (commentated by me :D ), racing is an universal language that connetcs us all.

Maybe your team or community is our next opponent?

See you in the race tracks!

BR,
Markus
 
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United States
United States
Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
As always, let us know if you need any help finding your way around the site or using your account. Welcome to GTPlanet!

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I heard about gtplanet when a notice came up about the GT daily races.
I live in the United States
I started playing racing games in arcades before there were consoles
Today I own a PS4 Pro and use a Thrustmaster T150
I also enjoy Skyrim, Tekken 7, Race the Sun and Star Trek but Gran Turismo gets played the majority of the time
And what I'm looking forward to with this group is maybe finding insights on how to get a little bit faster, the tracks they are bringing back with Gran Turismo 7, I had Gran Turismo A-spec and the one before that and there were tracks on those I wish they would bring back.
 
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South Africa
South Africa
hello everyone I'm Jean thanks for the warm welcoming

I heard about you the first time tonight on my chrome news highlights about the new Forza Motorsport I'm from Welkom, Free State, South Africa. I played racing games from 5 - 6 years old I only play racing games the first time I played with a steering wheel was 3 years ago at a friend on Gran Turismo on PS4 it's when I got hooked so bought me a Xbox series s and I only played racing games Forza Motorsport 7, Dirt, NASCAR Heat I'm saving for a thrustmaster steering wheel. other games I would play is dragon ball z and strategy games but I play 90% racing games. what I would like to help the community of Welkom to bring racing back to Welkom.
Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
As always, let us know if you need any help finding your way around the site or using your account. Welcome to GTPlanet!

:gtpflag:

Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
As always, let us know if you need any help finding your way around the site or using your account. Welcome to GTPlanet!

:gtpflag:
I will definitely ask for help later or in the future and thanks again hello to everyone again if I forgot someone
 

Jordan

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Hello you all and greetings from Finland!
Awesome, and well-done on doing so much to promote the GT community in your country and region. It really is a GT planet. :sly:

I started playing racing games in arcades before there were consoles
Today I own a PS4 Pro and use a Thrustmaster T150
Ah, you've come a long way. It's still pretty amazing that we can play such high-quality games in our homes these days, isn't it?

Welcome!

hello everyone I'm Jean thanks for the warm welcoming
Welcome, Jean! :cheers:
 

GTvsForza

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Very cool, I think a lot of people got their first taste of Gran Turismo with experiences like that. Welcome to GTPlanet!
I actually got introduced to GT from my dad. He got GT3 new when I was little and thought it was an awesome game (and how right I was :P

He also had GT1 and GT2, which I now have and still play to this day.

Anyway, a warm welcome to the new GTP'ers! Hope you enjoy your stay :)
 
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Canada
Canada
Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

This is the best place to make your first post and get comfortable using the site. Here are a few questions we like to ask everyone...
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
  • What other games do you enjoy?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
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Chat and News
 
Welcome to a special thread just for new members! :D

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  • How did you find GTPlanet?
  • Where are you from?
  • When did you start playing racing games?
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
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  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
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Hi there.

Hi found GTPlanet searching some online races on ACC for PS4
Im from Spain
I started playing racing games about 2002 with Gran Turismo 2
I actually play with a steering wheel (t300 rs GT edition)
I enjoy with GT sport and ACC
Im looking for begginers players as me

Hi everybody!!
 
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Portugal
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Good day everyone;
I´ve came across GT Planet while looking for more information online about Gran Turismo, cars circuits etc.
I am from Portugal
Started playing around year 2000 with Gran Turismo 2
Now I play with a Thrustmaster, T-GT II
Any other racing games
Share and learn more about sim racing.
 
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United States
United States
  • How did you find GTPlanet?
    • desperation
  • Where are you from?
    • the great state of NY!
  • When did you start playing racing games?
    • technically as a kid w lego racers and driver SF, crazy taxi, total immersion racing (love this one the most cuz nostalgia/sound design) but only recently got into actual racing lol
      • omg, how could i forget! NFS underground!
  • Do you play with a steering wheel? If so, what kind do you use?
    • tried using the driving force gt but just was not comfortable, i like using the controller with gyro controls since i dont find much of a disadvantage from the wheel but i cant figure out how to get it to work with something like assetto corsa, nearly gone insane trying to get the steam controller to work!
  • What other games do you enjoy?
    • rome total war and dark souls have honestly probably taken like 15,000 hours of my life combined, love halo CE, half-life.
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in the community?
    • get pointers and enjoy the company of like minded passionate individuals!
 
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Hello! I used to have another account on GTPlanet but I forgot all my login info and wanted to start anew anyway lol. I'm a laid back gamer and big car fan who is from the United States. I started playing racing games when I was a toddler in the early 2000s. I play with a controller but used to have a Logitech G27 for Gran Turismo 6. Whenever I'm not playing racing games like Gran Turismo or Project CARS, I also like to play Destiny 2. I can't wait to interact with the rest of the community, whether it's about Gran Turismo, other racing games, or even other stuff!