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Playstation 3

  Made to take on Microsoft's XBox 360 and Nintendo's Wii, the Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment broke out into the game console world on November 17th, 2006 in North America with a previous debut in Japan six days before that. The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs and other optical media. The basic model came with a 20 GB hard disk drive and the premium model arrived with a 60 GB hard drive and several additional features. Many revisions have been made to the console, with the latest modification being the new slim model.

There’s already a ton of excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 6.

Though the game isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until November 28th, a lot of promotions involving GT6 have already been sprouting, hoping to catch the attention of gamers and car enthusiasts alike.

Recently, Sony announced that, beginning on July 2nd, players will now be able to download a free demo of GT6 , one that’ll sure to drive up interest of the game even further, thanks to a contest in the Nissan GT Academy to race against each other for a chance to win a seat in a real-life Nissan race car.

But if that doesn’t suit you, you can always opt for what Amazon is offering. The online store is offering the kind of promotion that’ll definitely raise your Gran Turismo 6 excitement level a few notches.

You can pre-order GT6 on Amazon and receive $1 Million in in-game credits to buy and build your dream garage from 1,200 cars. You’re not exactly getting actual money, but for that treat of $1 million in virtual currency, you can pretty much have your way in designing and upgrading your sports car any way you see fit.

And if that isn’t enough, you also get four new cars sent to your virtual garage: a
BMW Z4 GT3 , a Nissan Nismo GT-R GT3 , a Tesla Model S and a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray .

Pretty cool, right?

Click past the jump to watch the video trailer of the Gran Turismo 6 Amazon promotion

Source: Amazon
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Sony announced today that starting July 2nd, 2013 players will be able to download a free demo of Gran Turismo 6 . The demo can be downloaded starting July 2nd for PS3 users.

Along with offering players the chance to test the upcoming game, the new demo will also offer contestants in 2013’s Nissan GT Academy the possibility to race against each other for a chance to win a seat in a real-life Nissan race car.

To enter the Nissan GT Academy competition all you have to do is have a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PlayStation 3 connected to the internet. Next you’ll need to download the Gran Turismo 6 demo and race for the best qualifying times. The finalist will compete for a place in the Silverstone race camp where he or she will compete to win a spot on Nissan’s real-life racing team and a chance to drive the Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO ina full racing season.

The demo will offer you the chance to test numerous cars, including: the Nissan Leaf , 370Z and GT-R . In total, the full game will bring more than 1,200 cars to choose from.

Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo 6.

Gran Turismo 6 is a big deal to anyone who has ever played the video game racing franchise. It’s been that way since we fell in love with the first one and it’ll be that way until the game’s developers decide to finally hang up its proverbial boots.

That being said, we’re all interested to see the technology behind the development of a game like Gran Turismo 6. Seemingly acquiescing to our needs, Polyphony Digital released a new video behind the development of the game, giving us a never-before-seen look at the preparation and time needed to ensure that we see a game that’s never before seen in the annals of car racing video games.

Don’t be surprised to see the word "new" pop up multiple times during the video. Chances are, Polyphony intended for it to appear there because a whole lot about the game really is new.

Pretty much everything, really, which is to say that we’re expecting, as always, to be blown away once we get our hands on the game when it hits shelves on November 28th.

Click past the jump to watch the original trailer of Gran Turismo 6

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“Need for Speed: Rivals” is the latest version of the long-running NFS franchise and is set to be released late in November. However, until then EA’s recent E3 press conference brought us a new trailer video and some more details on the upcoming racing game.

The new “Need For Speed: Rivals” will offer you the chance to drive lots of agile cars built for high-speed racing and epic chases. You can play either as a street racer and run from the cops, or as a cop and chase the racers.

As a street racer, you can drive cars like the new Ferrari F12berlinetta or the Nissan GT-R Black Edition . When playing as a cop, you will enjoy the Koenigsegg Agera R and others.

“Need for Speed: Rivals” will be released on November 19, 2013 and it is now available for pre-order on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 & PC.

Don’t be mistaken by GRID 2’s standing in the hierarchy of car racing video games. It doesn’t hold the cache of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsports. Nor does it have the history of Need for Speed.

What it does have is a pretty good video game, one that’s now made even better with the presence of Aston Martin . Specifically, three of the finest Astons to have ever been built: the One-77 , the V12 Zagato and the new Vanquish .

If for nothing else, Aston Martin’s presence in Grid 2 is a perfect marketing collaboration for the two companies. But even that pales to what the possibilities could be once you get to play the three exotics in the game.

GRID 2 isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until later this year, but we’re already excited to see how these three Astons fare in the world of GRID 2.

Click past the jump to read about the Aston Martin supercars included in GRID 2

Downloadable content is one of the few ways that video game manufacturers have found a way to keep their hands in your pockets long after buying the game and car games are among the biggest offenders. Now GRID2, which is set to hit shelves on May 28th, has a way to dig into your pocket before you even buy the game by way of the IndyCar Pack.

To further turn you onto the pack, Codemasters has revealed a new teaser video of the IndyCar Pack (above). Fortunately, you can get the pack for free if you preorder the game from Best Buy before its launch on May 28th, but after that, we’re sure it’ll cost you at least a few extra bucks.

From the information on GRID2’s Facebook page, we can see that this new pack will include access to the Dallara IndyCar, the IndyCar Pace car, a pair of new routes around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval Circuit and an “exclusive online event.” Also revealed is exclusive livery for online racing, a Camaro SS and the Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition .

Not too bad for a free pack, but we’re not too sure if it is worth actually forking out any dough to pick it up. In fact, the deals included with a GameStop or Amazon preorder – McLaren Racing Pack and GTR Racing Pack or Head Start Pack, respectively – seem like better deals too. That is, unless you really want to find out two other ways to make it around the Indy Motor Speedway…

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Just yesterday, we reported that the upcomingGran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3 , E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.

The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.

The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.

Click past the jump to read more about the three AMG models.

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Sony is celebrating Gran Turismo ’s 15th anniversary with the announcement of the sixth installment of the series. Gran Turismo 6 was announced today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi and will be released later this year. Sony’s exact wording in the press release was “Holiday, 2013,” but we are unsure if that is a typo or if it means Christmas of another holiday. We are awaiting a reply from Sony on an exact release date.

Gran Turismo 6 will bring a total of 1,200 cars; it will retain the models from Gran Turismo 5 and will add new ones, including historic, road and race cars. The game will also offer a stunning new tracks and cars, and a revised user interface.

The new GT6 will also add 33 locations - including seven all-new ones, with 71 different layouts available; 19 of the layouts are brand new. There will also be regular additions of new tracks available online.

The celebration of 15 years of Gran Turismo event at Silverstone included a demo of GT6, featuring the famous Silverstone circuit itself. Guests were able to play the game in the familiar circular Gran Turismo race pods before having a chance to take to the real track in cars provided by Audi, Ford, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota.

Click past the jump to learn more about the new Gran Turismo 6 features.

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The first installment of theGran Turismo video game arrived in 1997 and since then, Sony has sold more than 68 million copies, making it a hit among virtual racing simulators. The latest series - GT 5 - arrived in 2010, and only three years later, Sony is already preparing the launch on the Gran Turismo 6.

The official release will be on November 28, 2013, but the first details on the game will be released on June 10th during the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. The new Gran Turismo 6 will be initially offered for the on the PlayStation 3 platform, but we are pretty sure it will also be offered for the PS4 once it arrives.

As for the cars featured in the game, we are pretty sure we are going to see all the latest supercars, plus a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro that has been specially developed for the game.

Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo and to see the full cover art.

Source: CNet

Video game developers, especially for platforms like the Playstation and the Xbox 360, have relied on expansion packs to keep gamers on their toes when it comes to their racing games.

It’s a formula that has worked and every developer worthy of mentioning knows the value of fresh new expansion packs.

For Turn 10 Studios, it all means a new expansion pack for Forza Horizon. It’s called the 1000 Club Expansion and, as the name evidently suggests, it comes packed with a host of new challenges - 1,000 in total - as well as the treat of two new bonus cars that should keep players pretty occupied in the near future.

It’s gonna to be tough going for the players because the challenges are pretty difficult and varied enough to require some practice time. But if you can finish all of them, then that’s a pretty remarkable achievement in its own right.

As far as the two bonus cars are concerned, the pack will give you a 1995 RUF CTR2 and a classic 1956 Ford F100 pickup. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

Click past the jump to watch a preview trailer of Forza Horizon’s 1000 Club Expansion Pack


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