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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.

In the years since Gran Turismo has been released, the game has turned into one of the pillar franchises for the PlayStation. It’s become so big, in fact, that it’s ventured into the world of mainstream consciousness, so much so that a documentary about the game has been developed.

Not a video game, folks. A documentary.

It’s called "Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Drive," and if you didn’t know, the name "Kaz" was derived from the man responsible for creating the video game in the first place: Kazunori Yamauchi.

In the film, we get treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the history and technology behind the Gran Turismo franchise. It’s got fans on both sides of the spectrum who either love the game or hate it, but one thing nobody can dispute is the fact that the game has turned into one of the richest and most popular franchises in history.

All that can be tied up to Yamaguchi, who’s obsession with cars knows no bounds. And what more fitting way to show the world how much of a gearhead and a grease monkey you really are than by turning your love into an icon of pop culture.

That’s how much Gran Turismo has grown over the years and "Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Drive" will let you in on all the secrets that helped the game reach the heights it has reached.

Best of all, if you live in an area that’s Hulu-compatible, you can watch the entirety of the documentary there.

Otherwise, you can wait for it to appear on a variety of other platforms, including the Sony Movie Channel, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, and Crackle from February 5.

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The official debut of the Acura NSX is still years away, but until then, Acura is offering you the chance to drive the NSX concept in Gran Turismo 6. According to Acura, the new "real driving simulator" will offer sports car enthusiasts their first opportunity to get behind the wheel of the next Acura NSX. Of course, the experience won’t be identical to actually driving the NSX, but it’ll still be tons of fun.

"Whether in the virtual world of Gran Turismo today, or on real-world roads and racing circuits less than two years from now, the Acura NSX will be an incredibly innovative and thrilling ride that delivers something entirely new to the world of super sports cars," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations at American

Gran Turismo 6 is available worldwide as of today, December 6th, 2013, so hurry up and get it, and get your opportunity to test the NSX.

Click past the jump to read more about the Acura NSX.

Shortly after unveiling the absolutely scintillating Red Bull X2014 , Sony and Polyphony Digital decided to give us all a peek at what we can expect with all of its Vision Gran Turismo Concepts . Yup, the two companies weren’t just content with just one teaser image; they decided to give us a tease of a handful of vehicles that will appear as part of the Vision Gran Turismo Concepts.

We’ve already seen the concepts from BMW , Mercedes , and most recently, the Red Bull. Now we’re being given the treat of looking at all these teasers of arguably some of the nuttiest concepts we’ll ever see. We’re not just talking about one or two brands, either. The whole program involves concepts from Alfa Romeo , Alpine, Aston Martin , Audi , Bertone , BMW , Daihatsu , Ford , GM, Hyundai , Honda , Infiniti , Italdesign, Lamborghini , Lexus , Mazda , Mercedes-Benz , Mitsubishi , Nissan , Peugeot , Subaru , SRT (Chrysler), Tesla , Toyota , Volkswagen and Zagato .

That’s a lot of concepts to handle, even for us. Fortunately, we have all these teasers to keep us company until their respective unveilings happen.

Click past the jump to read about a few of the unveiled Vision Concepts and to see all of the teaser images the Polyphony released

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When Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo 6, it also announced that a series of makers around the globe would develop a series of concept cars especially for the game. With Mercedes and BMW revealing their respective concepts, the folks over at Red Bull Racing have now released their creation.

You shouldn’t be very surprised to hear that Red Bull is providing a concept for GT6, as it did the same thing for GT5 when it released the X2010 .

The concept developed for GT6 is called X2014 and it is offered in three different versions: the Red Bull X2014 Fan (X2014/F), the Red Bull X2014 Standard (X2014/S) and the Red Bull X2014 Junior (X2014/J). So, we’re not talking about just one car, but three different concepts imagined for the racing world.

All three of them were designed by Polyphony Digital Inc. in collaboration with Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of four-time F1 champions, Red Bull Racing.

Just like with the other concepts, the new X2014 will be offered exclusively int he GT6, so if you want to drive it, you’ll have to buy the game.

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

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If you love racing games, then you are likely familiar with Electronic Arts’ Need For Speed series. Young folks among us would’ve probably missed the days when the world of virtual racing was dominated by three words; N-F-S and everyone of us had t8he game on our PCs. I still remember the time spent speeding along canyon roads, and sunny beaches in a machine called FZR2000 — an add-on for the NFS-II SE. This car could do 248 mph if you managed to stay on the road and not crash into traffic.

Those were the days...

Later versions of the game featured numerous real-world cars, much to our liking. They even made a brand-specific game, which narrated the evolution of Porsche . One sports car brand that we, as enthusiasts of the game, missed was Ferrari . If I am not wrong, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was the first NFS title to feature the prancing horse.

Sadly, in later iterations of the game except for a few, Ferrari was kept out, although the quality of racing simulation kept on getting better and better.

Now, what seems like ages since the first Need For Speed title was launched, we finally have a proper lineup of Ferraris to enjoy. Need For Speed: Rivals will be in stores on November 15, 2013 for PS4, on Nov 19, 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360 and on Nov 22 for Xbox One with some proper Ferrari content. Electronic Arts has released a set of images of the upcoming title and we have compiled them here for your viewing pleasure.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferraris that feature in NFS: Rivals


Fans of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna will be thrilled to know that their iconic hero will be part of Gran Turismo 6.

GT6 producer Polyphony Digital, together with the Ayrton Senna Institute, recently made the announcement that a collaboration was in order between the two companies that could see Senna, considered by many as one of the greatest racecar drivers in history, as a playable character in the actual racing simulator.

The Senna pack will be made available as a downloadable content and, while nothing imminent was announced as to what the pack will contain, all points seem to lead to him being in the game with players afforded the opportunity to "trace the roots of Ayrton Senna’s racing career."

In addition to this news, plans also call for a limited edition PlayStation 3 Ayrton Senna Bundle to be sold in Brazil with the bundle coming with an assortment of freebies, including a copy of Gran Turismo 6, bonus in-game credits, and even the inclusion of Anniversary Edition cars.

There’s a lot to like about Ayrton Senna being in Gran Turismo 6, especially for those who still consider him as the finest F1 racer in history.

Remember, GT6 hits shelves on December 6, 2013. If you’re having trouble with the math, that date is around six weeks away!

Click past the jump to watch a preview of Gran Turismo 6

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Bathurst — also known as the Mount Panorama or Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst — is a racetrack located in Bathurst , New South Wales, Australia. Each year, the track is the home of two major shows: Bathurst 12 Hour Motor Race, held each February, and the Bathurst 1000 Motor Race, held each October. What is very cool about this circuit is that it is not a traditional racetrack, as it is actually becomes a public roadway when it’s not being raced on.

With the Bathurst 1000 getting closer — it kicks off on October 10th — the folks at Polyphony decided to reveal a new promo video for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 that features the Aussie raceway.

We are not very sure if Bathurst will be featured in GT6 or if this is just a simple marketing strategy, but it is still pretty neat to see this racetrack in its digital form.

Gran Turismo 7 Production to Conclude Within Two Years

Gran Turismo fans who are getting giddy about the game’s impending launch now have something specific to hitch their proverbial wagons on.

Series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, has come out and said that the sixth installment of the hit racing franchise is roughly 80-percent complete, with some fine tuning still in the pipeline before the game hits shelves later this year.

In addition to earlier disclosing that Gran Turismo 7 will come out within two years, news of GT6 being this close to completion is stoking what is already a growing fire among Gran Turismo fans

While it’s understandable to look forward to GT7, considering that it’s going to be released for the much more powerful PlayStation 4, looking past GT6 is going to be a mistake.

It’ll be interesting to see how fast the game flies off the shelves or how close it’s going to come to approaching the $800 million Gran Theft Auto V fetched in its first day.

Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo 6

Source: GT Planet
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On September 17, 2013, the fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series finally hit store shelves. Riding the waves of great reviews it has received recently, the game enjoyed massive success, as it raked in about $800 million is sales in just its first day in stores. This equals out to between 13 to 14 million copies of the game flying off of the shelves in just one day.

Apparently, experts don’t expect GTA V to keep up the register-clanging success, as Mike Hickey, an analyst at the Benchmark Company, said "We’re looking for 23 million units of games sold by March 2014 and we won’t change that, but $800 million in the first day is phenomenal."

Another game that enjoyed similar success was the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II," which scored $500 million worth of sales in just one day.

Click past the jump to read more about the Grand Theft Auto V.

Source: Reuters

If you love cars, chicks, guns and carnage, then you’re likely itching to get your hands on the new Grand Theft Auto V — we certainly are. Well, you still have a little bit of time to wait, but Rockstar Games has just released another official trailer for the upcoming shoot-em-up and drive-em-hard game to help ratchet up our excitement a little.

Unlike the last trailer that introduced us to the three main characters, this trailer focuses more on the overall game. It gives us an inside look at the cool things you get to do and the intense vehicles you get to drive, from Lamborghini look-alikes, to beat-up pickups to sport bikes and much more — did we really see a fighter jet?

If you’re anything like us, we prefer to spend the majority of our time finding the coolest and fastest cars to go whipping around town in. That’s when we’re not posting our character on the highest rooftop with a rocket launcher, picking off police helicopters, of course...

The game hits shelves September 17th, so mark the calendar!


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