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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.

Whether you find GRID 2 racing game as appealing as Gran Turismo 5 or Forza 4 or not, you still have to give credit to the folks over at Codemasters for putting in the work to provide gamers a game that certainly doesn’t lack in high-detailed racing.

The latest trailer, through short, proves as much with some high-octane snippets of what you can expect when the game officially hits shelves on May 28.

Codemasters is definitely dropping the full-scale marketing blitz on the game, having recently announced that they’re preparing three special-edition downloadable packs depending on where you place your pre-order for the game: Amazon, Best Buy, or Gamestop.

In the end, expectations are high for GRID 2 because it has to live up to the hype that Codemasters is putting forth. Whether that translates to a pretty good racing game is still subject to how gamers enjoy the experience of playing it.

At this point, the jury’s still out.

Codemasters has officially announced the date their latest pride and joy, GRID 2, will hit the shelves. Mark the date, fellas; the game ships on May 28 for the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the PC.

We have to give some props to Codemasters for at least trying to break some ground for the GRID series, describing the game as setting "new standards for a racing multiplayer experience.” We’re not sure if those claims are going to hold up when the game is released, but at least these guys are throwing it out there.

Another wrinkle Codemasters is releasing is the chance for buyers to receive three special-edition downloadable packs depending on where you place your pre-order for the game: Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop. If you get the game through Amazon, you get the Head Start Pack, which comes with a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT and discounts in the Car Upgrades Store and a RaceNet bonus.

If you get it in Best Buy, you’ll get the IndyCar Pack that comes with the series Pace Car and Dallara chassis, an exclusive online event and two additional routes around The Brickyard.

Finally, Game Stop buyers will receive the McLaren and Nissan GT-R Racing Packs, featuring the MP4-12C GT3 and two new ways around the UK’s Brands Hatch track in the McLaren Pack. In the GT-R Racing Pack, you get a GT-R SpecV , an exclusive online event and finally five daytime circuits at Yas Marina.

Noted auto journalist Chris Harris recently got an invitation from Codemasters — the fine folks behind the racing game series, GRID — to give the game a virtual test. This isn’t any old test either, as it pits Harris against McLaren test driver Mat Jackson in a race at Brands Hatch in the virtual UK.

In the virtual race, Harris struggles to keep up with the more experienced Jackson and voices his displeasure to one of the game’s developers. After a few tips and pointers on how to get more out of his MP4-12C , Harris proceeds to catch up to Jackson, overtake him and then beat him to the checkered flag by the slimmest of margins.

Apparently, the whole point of the series of teasers is for Codemasters to display the kind of real-life instructions you can put to use in the virtual racing game. Quite frankly, we don’t get the idea of the whole thing, given the fact that the GRID series has always been a game that put hardcore racing as its main selling point. In any case, the video’s pretty interesting if you’re a fan of the GRID franchise.

Harris’ involvement in these teasers also appear to be of the multi-part variety, which means that we can expect to see more of these teasers in the coming weeks as Codemasters prepares for the release of “GRID 2 Effect” this summer.


A while ago a heavily camouflaged Chevrolet Corvette C7 was spotted in Gran Turismo 5 and everyone imagined that the car will be making its virtual debut earlier than the real-world one. Today, Chevrolet and Sony have confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 players can indeed enjoy a first-of-its-kind driving experience of a camouflaged Corvette C7 prototype.

While developing this virtual prototype, designers from Chevy and Polyphony Digital paid attention to even the tiniest details and tried to replicate the real car by as much as possible. Unfortunately, they opted for a soft camouflage to keep the car’s design a secret until its world debut in January. You didn’t really think they would unveil the car in a video game, did you?

"Until now, only the most skilled drivers on the Corvette team have been authorized to push the test prototypes to the limits on some of the most challenging track surfaces in the world," said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Global Marketing. "Through this unique collaboration with Gran Turismo, Chevrolet is able, for the first time, to give performance car enthusiasts access to such an exclusive driving experience."

Check out the above video to see the digital version of the C7 Corvette draped in its camo livery!


In this economy, $90,000 is a treasure chest for a lot of people. It’s enough money to sustain a decent-sized household for an extended period of time. But for Neiman Marcus, $90,000 is only enough money to score you this rad-tastic racing simulator just in time for the holidays.

Pretty sweet, right?

If you’re the lucky few that can afford to throw 90 grand on the Pinel & Pinel Arcade Trunk, then we applaud you for it. It’s not like you’re splurging on a designer handbag, or even a diamond-encrusted timepiece. Nope, it’s a racing simulator that comes with controllers for four people, a 55-inch Sony 3D TV, racing seats, a PlayStation 3, a Thrustmaster T500RS wheel , a Bluetooth system, a multitude of microphones, a choice of 24 games, and, for the aesthetically inclined, 51 different colors for the calfskin cabinet.

And they said we love to splurge on unnecessary items. Trust us, if you’ve got the money and a sizable chunk of free space in your living room, there’s nothing unnecessary about this racing simulator.


Rockstar Games has revealed the second trailer for the fifth installment in its very successful Grand Theft Auto series. Next to a lot of action, this video game will have everything a car addict dreams about: cars, bikes, planes, trains and lots of explosions and crashes!

The second video presents a pretty sweet car lineup, including replicas of cars like the Audi R8 Spyder , the Aston Martin DB5, and the Jaguar XF-R .

Rockstar Games has described the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V as the largest and most ambitious title in the series to date. Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers a world of unprecedented scale and detail from the mountaintops to the depths of the ocean.

The new Grand Theft Auto V is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 during Spring 2013. For those interested, the game is already available for pre-order.

It’s not exactly dropping its full covers to show us what it looks like well before its highly anticipated world debut, but the mere fact that the Chevrolet Corvette C7 is already inside Gran Turismo 5 makes the wait and anticipation that much more intriguing.

To be clear, the Corvette C7 that was spotted in Gran Turismo 5 was still in full camouflage, providing very little in the way of sneak peeks to make us wonder what’s underneath those covers.

The video comes courtesy of YouTube user "1320edwinpr" who found a way to discover the much talked about Corvette C7 inside Gran Turismo. It doesn’t appear like the car is already playable, and that’s not surprising at all because the Corvette C7 won’t make its world debut until the Detroit Auto Show on January 13, 2013.

That being said, it’s pretty cool to see that despite still being kept under wraps in this world, the video game world of Gran Turismo 5 is doing a finer job with all the teasing.

Give credit to the folks over at Electronic Arts for knowing how to promote a video game.

With the release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted drawing closer and closer, the promotional train is out in full force, making a stop in Paris, France for an impressive supercar parade in and around some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

The video, courtesy of YouTube member alexsmolik, features a plethora of Ferraris , Porsches , Lamborghinis , and even a Ford GT Heritage taking through the streets of Paris while visiting a number of tourist destinations, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées.

All these cars have also been stickered up with Need For Speed: Most Wanted badges just so the people checking them out know what the whole parade is all about.

Check out the video and watch them exotics take Paris by storm, Need for Speed: Most Wanted style.

Far removed from the realistic, and often times way too serious world of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, video game developer Codemasters is offering a racing game that’s a little more in tune with the inner child in all of us.

Taking its cue from the wild and wacky world of Mario Kart, Codemasters is bringing the world of Formula 1 to a more cartoonish world. The game is called F1 Race Stars and as the preview trailer shows us, there’s plenty to like about the game, including the prevalent power ups (not seen in the real world of Formula 1) and the ability to use DRS to one’s advantage (seen in the world of Formula 1).

Codemasters is also touting the gameplay of F1 Race Stars, particularly the career mode that offers three levels of difficulty, as well as a slew of challenges, timed races, and even Grand Prix competitions. Really, if you’re a little spent with the hours upon hours of playing GT5 or Forza 4 , the F1 Race Stars will offer you a fresh way to enjoy Formula 1 racing.

The game will be drop on shelves this coming November and will be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 consoles.

Source: You Tube

The folks over at Codemasters may not have the cache - or maybe the high-volume marketing tools - compared to Sony and Turn 10 Studios, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’re video game offerings, F1 2012 and GRID 2, are less enjoyable than their Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport counterparts.

The latter, in particular, looks to be something that we could spend hours upon hours of our weekends playing. The highly anticipated sequel to the popular GRID video game is set to hit shelves in the summer of 2013 and while that may still be a long time away, you can never be too early to drum up excitement for your game.

So these trailers of GRID 2 show us exactly what we’re in store for when the game becomes available. Some cars in the trailers are pretty swell, particularly the old-school Mach 1 running with the new Ford Mustang Boss 302.

If for nothing else, these trailers make us want to have the game hit shelves far sooner than it’s supposed to.

More trailers after the jump

Source: GRID 2

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