POLL: Irrelevant Non-Automotive Trivia?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by VBR, Oct 13, 2017.

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How do you feel about the irrelevant trivia in GT Sport?

  1. I like it.

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  2. I dislike it.

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  1. VBR

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    I've always liked the museum & automotive related trivia in GT games, it's a nice & classy idea. However, in GT Sport there is the thoroughly bizzare & irrelevant trivia of an entirely off topic nature, & I'm left utterly bewildered by it! Do I really need to know via Gran Turismo that in 1979 Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of the UK? Or do I need to be educated about Band Aid in a racing game? I think not! I can only put this down to the "Weird Japan" effect gaining more traction in this current iteration of GT.

    How do you feel about it?
     
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  2. queleuleu

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    It's the basic of History to contextualize a fact. So from an academic point of view, even if it's basic; the link between museum and these facts is interesting. Though, I agree, in the main menu it looks very out of place.
     
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  3. VBR

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    It looks fine in the main menu imo, the problem is that half of these things mentioned have nothing whatsoever to do with the automotive industry, & are entirely irrelevant.
     
  4. sems4arsenal

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    That's the point I think. They are there to compare the automotive events with what happened in the same year. So they give you information about when the GTR started being developed and what else happened during the same year.
     
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  5. GENERALSAVANT

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    I honestly hate it so much that I hope there's an option to turn off the political information. I don't mind car stuff and the like, but why is the game telling about the Berlin wall!! I already know a great deal about history and politics. I buy games to get away from politics, I do not want them in my racing sims.
     
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  6. ToyGTone

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    I like the random info it comes right after a car related one. Be it pop culture, sports, technology...etc. Although I'm not sure why politics are included as well, especially in an E/3+ rated game.
     
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  7. Toyota GT1

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    No problem with it. People calling short history facts=/= politics smh. Just scroll to the next menu and move on.
     
  8. Johnnypenso

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    Pretty obvious they are including the non-automotive stuff to give some historical context to the automotive stuff. It's a nice touch that gives the game a broader appeal beyond us gearheads. 7-77 and all that.
     
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  9. GENERALSAVANT

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    Understood, but when I buy a burger I know it comes form a farm at a time when antibiotics and GMOs are hot button issues, but I don't want to be reminded of it when I go to Five Guys lol. There's a time and place for relevant information relating to material in hand.

    I just hope there's a way to turn off the screens from showing up when the full game is released.
     
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  10. JoaoSilva

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    It's good for giving context.
     
  11. marcvic

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    I like it in the museum, but I don't want that on my home screen, I want nothing butt car porn.

    Hopefully there is an option to choose what appears on the home screen
     
  12. DigitalBaka

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    I find it interesting to compare what things were going on in the world versus what was happening with the auto industry. :)
     
  13. M4rk

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    I actually like it a lot! I understand why people think it's out of place, But it gives context indeed, And as a history-nerd, I actually enjoy it.

    Just as strange to me though, Are some of the car-Trivia's, It's cool to know when the first M5 was introduced or that the NSX was the first production car with an alu chassis, But facts like when the second generation Hyundai grandeur was introduced, Feels just as odd in my opinion.