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Sega GT Online (Xbox)

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www.xbox.com:
    Get under the hood of Sega GT Online and you’ll notice some major enhancements have been made to the already refined engine. Cherry pick your ultimate garage, choosing from timeless classics such as the De Tomaso Pantera GT5 to the stunning present-day Vemac RD350 2003 – over 165 different cars in total! Compete with up to 11 other racers across 27 tracks on Xbox Live, with the option of transferring your saved vehicles from Sega GT 2002. You can even trade or bet your cars and parts with other players from around the world! Whatever your style of racing, Sega GT Online 2003 delivers the ultimate track experience.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Jun 22, 2010.

Sega of America Website:
    SEGA GT ONLINE

    It's time to take your glorious Sega GT 2002 race car out of hiding and show her off to the World! Pit your superior racer against the revved up Xbox Live community and kiss bumpers with up to 12 drivers from around the globe while talking in real-time. If you see something you like, ask the driver to trade parts, accessories, or even their car. In this car-lovers paradise there are over 165 top-of-the-line race cars from 25 different manufacturers just waiting to be customized and put to the ultimate test of will and speed. When you're not tearing around the pristine tracks at breakneck speeds, be sure to stop by the new Gathering Mode to play mini-games which will earn you cash and unlock new cars for racing in Sega GT 2002 Mode.

    Features:
    • Over 165 cars, including 40 new racers since Sega GT 2002.
    • Six incredible Modes: Sega GT 2002, Quick Battle, Chronicle Mode, Time Attack, and Gathering Mode, and Online Mode.
    • New tracks, weather effects, and special time-triggered events.
    • Newly enhanced for Xbox Live with real-time voice chat, online racing, downloadable content, and trading.
    • Licensed and customizable soundtrack featuring songs from more than 40 alternative indie, garage, punk, ska, and rock bands.
    • View music video clips in the Garage Tunes Gallery.
    • Note: Xbox Live is required to play Online.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10778) on Mar 15, 2006.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    A blend of deep simulation detail and high-octane arcade action, “Sega GT Online” challenges gamers to qualify for licenses and earn money to soup up their rides and buy newer, more powerful cars. Players can then fine-tune nearly every aspect of their car’s performance – from the muffler and brakes to the suspension, body weight and tires, before hitting the online racing circuit. Gamers even have the option to trade or bet their hard-earned cars and parts with other gamers before hitting more than a dozen devious, high-speed raceways. Of course, gamers can also talk trash as they take turns at 180 miles per hour with Xbox Live’s voice chat capabilities.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Race online in multiple modes, trade parts and cars, and engage in real-time voice chat
  • New offline mode challenges you to complete multiple tasks to unlock new cars, parts, and tracks
  • Transfer your “Sega GT 2002” save data and blow the doors off the competition online with your high-powered customized cars
  • More than 40 new cars ranging from 70’s muscle cars to the latest rockets from Japan
  • New tracks, weather effects, and special time-triggered events
  • Newly enhanced for Xbox Live with multiple ways to floss your phat ride

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 05, 2004.

Press Release:
    SEGA GT ONLINE SHIPS; THE PREMIER XBOX LIVE ARCADE/SIMULATION RACER

    SEGA's critically acclaimed series races onto the Xbox superhighway.

    SAN FRANCISCO (January 27, 2004) - SEGA of America today announced the launch of "SEGA GT Online" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The first simulation racer on Xbox to offer Xbox Live support, SEGA GT Online allows up to 12 players to compete simultaneously in white knuckle, dead-heat races guaranteed to challenge both their driving skills and their ability to trash talk.

    Developed by SEGA WOW with both car enthusiasts and casual gamers in mind, "SEGA GT Online" is a gear head's nirvana. With more than 165 rides to choose from, including 40 all-new vehicles, and a pulse-pounding soundtrack of hot up-and-coming Indy bands, "SEGA GT Online" is a release gamers will be playing for months. And at a value-priced $19.99 (MSRP), Xbox racing fans will be able to add the title to their game library.

    "'SEGA GT Online' represents an extraordinary value for racing fans who desire a huge stable of cars combined with pulse-pounding Indy rock and intense online competition," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "SEGA WOW has gone full-throttle to leverage Xbox Live capabilities to deliver new and innovative gameplay features such as Navigator mode."

    In addition to the new cars, "SEGA GT Online" offers up new tracks, weather effects, and special time-triggered events. It also capitalizes on the strengths of online play by presenting two innovative new modes never before seen in a racer: Team Battle and Navigator. In both modes, players have to work together to win races as teammates. XBN Magazine dubbed the nerve wracking, treacherous Navigator mode: "The first real innovation for the genre since Gran Turismo hit the scene".

    Gamers who own a save file from "SEGA GT 2002" can select the "SEGA GT Online" PERK function that allows them to use existing items and unlock all available cars in Quick Battle and Chronicle modes. The "SEGA GT Online" soundtrack features more than 40 songs from legendary punk rockers New Bomb Turks to today's hottest up and coming Indy rock bands like Supersuckers, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Oranges Band, Lag Wagon, Swinging Utters, and The Real McKenzies.

    SEGA GT Online is rated "E" for Everyone and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $19.99.

    About Xbox
    Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. About Xbox Live

    Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming, negating the need to buy additional, costly peripherals or upgrades. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online-all exclusive features to Xbox Live.

    SEGA and Sega GT Online are trademarks or registered trademarks of SEGA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. General Motors Trademarks used under license to Sega Corporation. Trans Am is a trademark of SCCA licensed to Trans-Am Racing, LLC. Ford nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company. Jaguar trademarks are owned and licensed by Jaguar Cars Ltd., England. Dodge is a trademark of DaimlerChrysler Corporation 2003. Plymouth and AAR 'Cuda are trademarks of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. DCC 2003 Official Honda Licensed Product.

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 26, 2004.