Gotham TV Sports Fan achievement in PGR 3

Gotham TV Sports Fan

Watch Gotham TV 10 times, save a Replay of a Race.

Gotham TV Sports Fan0
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How to unlock the Gotham TV Sports Fan achievement

  • VegaDark541VegaDark541312,352
    31 Jul 2009 31 Jul 2009 26 Sep 2010
    17 1 1
    SEPTEMBER 2010 UPDATE: Both Gotham TV and the Tournaments section produce errors when you go to them now, with no announcement by Microsoft, and this site has listed them as discontinued. In case this is only temporary, however, I will leave the old solution in place.

    Old Solution:

    I thought I'd share my experience getting this somewhat elusive achievement since as of mid 2009 it is almost impossible to randomly go on to Gotham TV and actually find feeds to watch.

    First I'll say that that I have read that you don't need to actually save a replay of a race for this to unlock (despite a couple guides saying that you do), you only have to watch Gotham TV 10 times. When I unlocked this I had already saved a race, so I can't confirm if this is true or not. What I can confirm, however, is watching your own saved replay 10 times will not work to unlock this achievement.

    The best way to unlock this in my experience is to go into "Gotham Career" and then go to "Tournaments". There should be several tournaments listed. Go to a tournament that has a status of "Finished Qualifying" or "Elimination". If there are none in progress, you will have to go to one with a status of "Qualifying". If the only tournaments available have a "Qualifying" status, note the qualification ending date and time and come on shortly after the listed date and time. The status should now be "Finished Qualifying". Note that the time PGR lists is 7 hours ahead of Pacific (US) time, so make sure to account for that.

    At this point, I'm going to assume you have found a tournament that has a "Finished Qualifying" or "Eimination" status. Now, it will give you a message saying you didn't qualify for the tournament so you can't participate. Press OK and look around at the bracket and find the soonest (or whatever time will work for you) race time and note down the day and time and log on to PGR3 at that time. It will say what time it is for you according to the PGR clock on the top right in case you need some help figuring out time differences. For me, There was an event scheduled for 02:00 (7 PM Pacific) so I logged on at that time and I kept refreshing the tournament channel. About 15 minutes later it finally found a feed, and the feed only stayed up for about 20 minutes, so you are going to have a short window in which to accomplish this. I started up the event and abandoned the event 10 times, exited to dashboard, started PGR3 back up, and didn't get the achievement. I had to actually turn my 360 off and turn it back on again before it gave me the achievement, so try this if simply exiting to dashboard doesn't work. One final thing I will note is that the event I watched was the tournament final, so I can't confirm if any or all of the quarterfinal matches or semifinal matches will actually appear on the Gotham TV tournament channel. If not, you will have to log on at the date and time of the final, but hopefully it will work for the earlier events. Good luck!

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    ViVaGordito4evrThanks for clarifying that watching your own replay 10 times will NOT unlock the achievement; wasn't sure about that.
    Posted by ViVaGordito4evr on 05 Apr 11 at 11:21
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  • MorbidTortureMorbidTorture170,760
    29 Dec 2008 29 Dec 2008
    19 3 10
    Do a race of any kind and afterwards select the "watch replay" option. Save the replay. Now, go into Gotham TV from the main menu and select Gotham Heroes. Choose someone's race to watch. Once it starts, pause the game and choose to abandon the event. Do this 10 times total. You can watch the same race. It doesn't have to be 10 different races. Now, exit to your dashboard and then reload PGR3. When you get to the main menu the achievement will pop up. Happy Gaming!
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    nacdI did once as MorbidTorture wrote and no achievement. Then i deleted all pics/videos and started to watch "Gotham Heroes" on "Gotham TV" 10x times (just loaded video and watched it for about 10-15sec then "Abandom Event" and again watched same). After this i just did 1 race on Career Mode (i did solo one) and after race "watch replay" and then saved it. After all this just exit game to dashboard then started game again and got achievement right when main menu come up.
    Posted by nacd on 25 Oct 09 at 15:15
    IxAMxINEVITABLEHey your solution should be updated as Gotham TV has been non-existent for the past month and no word from developers and has been flagged as discontinued. Don't have to remove your solution just add a note that it is now discontinued. Would be helpful!

    thanks!
    -Doug
    Posted by IxAMxINEVITABLE on 08 Nov 10 at 07:30
    IxAMxINEVITABLEThis is because it still can be unlocked offline if the online requirements have been previously met before the servers went down.
    Posted by IxAMxINEVITABLE on 13 Jul 15 at 23:14
  • Vince989Vince989130,248
    16 Dec 2009 16 Dec 2009 16 Dec 2009
    16 4 9
    I've just got it, finally, after around 3-5 tries... For those wondering how to get it, just follow these instructions as close as possible, this achievement seems quite picky!

    - It shouldn't be necessary, but you might really need to erase your pics and/or replays in order get the achievement. If you value your pics/replays, try it once without deleting them, see how it goes, and please comment here if it worked. I did it just in case, but it might not be needed!
    - Watch 10 "races" : 10 replays, just watch a few seconds and leave. Note that one tournament round "watched" 10 times worked for me, no need for Gotham Heroes races, nor complete views.
    - Without leaving the game, do a race, I did mine in career mode (first race at medium with the RUK Spyder), and save the replay. You might need to "win" the race in order to be able to save it.
    - Back out to the title screen after that, and DON'T GET BACK IN THE GAME. Exit straight to the Dashboard with the button on your controller, then get back in the game, and it should unlock on the "Your settings are now loaded", right after the "Now working" screen.

    Good luck for this one, with TA's help you should definitely be able to get it, I know I did even though I once thought like I'd never get it! :) Thanks to nacd in the other solution's comments for pointing the right direction, I'm just rewording here!
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    OTTERKAYAKIawesome, i did exactly what you said and it worked. I tried so many other guides and never could get the achievement to pop, but with your guide it worked first try, thanks so much
    Posted by OTTERKAYAKI on 16 Apr 10 at 03:28
    IxAMxINEVITABLEHey your solution should be updated as Gotham TV has been non-existent for the past month and no word from developers and has been flagged as discontinued. Don't have to remove your solution just add a note that it is now discontinued. Would be helpful!

    Thanks!
    -Doug
    Posted by IxAMxINEVITABLE on 08 Nov 10 at 07:32
    Vince989The achievement's flags state whether that's the case or not, so solution writers shouldn't have to worry about that kind of thing (which in the case of online-related achievements, seems to happen more often than not, sadly), in my opinion. It's perfectly fine that a few solutions have been updated to state so, but I personally don't think all of them need to.
    Posted by Vince989 on 08 Nov 10 at 11:44
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