Game rocks, played with a Saitek p880 game pad. Best graphics to date on any race game and runs super smooth on Ultra settings even with 20 other cars on screen. 5.1 sound works well and Multiplayer was just what I have been looking for, easy getting online to play and stable. Infact the game it's self is rock solid all the way around. I'm on Vista 32bit/2GB email@example.com/8800GTX@650-1650-2100.
Seeing the game in motion is a joy. T-boning an opponent into a wall and totaling him out in multiplayer was pretty damb fun as well, lol.
I and many, many others will grab this one. I think it has secure rom and not that awfull Starforce crap for protection.