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  Sony's newest addition to the PlayStation lineup that will arrive just in time for Christmas 2013.

Depending on who you ask, Gran Turismo 6 or Forza 5 hold the throne as the world’s best car video game , but don’t sleep on one developer who’s pining to take that seat from both titles. And that could happen as soon as this year.

Slightly Mad Studios, the people behind Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed , has released a slew of production images for its latest video game title, Project Cars.

You read that right: those are in-game screenshots from the video game, not real-life images. Clearly, that’s a whole new level of graphics awesomeness we didn’t think existed to begin with. What’s more, these screenshots are actually from its PC platform, so you can expect something similar, or maybe even better, for the PS4 and XBox One platforms.

Again. Wow.

Slightly Mad Studios also mentioned that the screenshots didn’t have any post-processing work done on them, nor did they go under any image alterations. What you see are a slew of cars, ranging from exotics to race cars, all boasting of graphics that are so incredibly real, it would’ve been easy to confuse them with actual images of the said vehicles.

The graphics is beyond incredible so the obvious question now is if the gameplay can match it. We’ll find out this coming fall when Project Cars drops for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 , Wii U and Steam OS.

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Source: WMD Portal

There is not other way to describe the Vision Gran Turismo project as awesome. So as we ring in the new year with high hopes for more automotive goodness, we leave 2013 with what is yet another teaser of one of the concepts that will make up the Vision Gran Turismo lineup for Gran Turismo 6 .

This one comes by way of Honda , who if you didn’t know, has a pretty unique-looking concept on its hands. It’s far from what we’ve seen from other brands, but not all too radical to think that Honda may have gone a tad too far with its concept.

We do know, or at least come to see from the teaser, that the concept has an odd-looking shape: curved in the front and boxy at the back. The windshield is noticeably lacking in size; if you can even notice it at all. And the lights are slit-like, almost like there’s some kind of angry look coming out of it.

And it’s roofless, which seems to have been outed in advance, with what looks like a mid-engine configuration for good measure.

That’s as far as what we can tell about Honda’s Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Maybe there’s more to it than what we’re seeing. But from the looks of things, this concept teaser is susceptible to numerous interpretations depending on what you’re looking at.

Click past the jump to read about the BMW and Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo Concepts

Source: Gran Turismo

Slowly but surely, we’re seeing automakers releasing teasers of their Vision Gran Turismo Concepts .

Before the year ends, Lexus is doing its part, unveiling what we can only make out to be a blistering red sports car that we’re hoping follows in the foot steps of some of the recent concepts the Japanese brand has released in the past few years. Maybe a spunkier LF-Lc Concept , perhaps?

In any case, the concept’s silhouette fits in nicely with how the Vision Gran Turismo Concept is being touted. And with BMW , Mercedes , and Red Bull already introducing their versions for the game, you can bet that this concept teaser from Lexus will be just as sick and awesome-looking as the ones that have already been introduced.

But the wait is still painstakingly long for these reveals. After all, we can only have enough concept teasers to keep us from clamoring for more.

Click past the jump to read about the BMW and Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concepts

Source: Gran Turismo

You know a video game is awesome when it deems itself as still subject to further improvements even after it’s already being played in households all over the world.

That’s what we think of Gran Turismo 6 because, for all the incredible and realistic gameplay it offers, Polyphony Digital still cranks out updates and downloadable contents like the game depends on it. Even more impressive is the fact that developers can do it barely two weeks after the game hit shelves.

You know where we’re going here. Gran Turismo 6 has a new content gamers can download, and like most of what it’s produced for its predecessors, this one comes with a whole load of new cars and new features, including in-game mentoring coming from four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel .

As for the cars, there’s a list that runs the gamut of Red Bull race cars, ranging from a racing kart all the way to the Red Bull X2014 Junior race car.

There’s a lot to like about this new content but the best thing about it is that it’s free, which means you won’t have to spend an iota to acquire it.

That’s about as good a holiday present as you can get from GT6 at this stage of the game.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Red Bull X2014

We knew that Gran Turismo 6 was going to be awesome, a true testament to the tireless work put in by Polyphony Digital to live up the game’s tagline as "the real driving simulator".

What we didn’t know, or didn’t come to expect, was that Polyphony Digital could also tug our heartstrings. But that’s exactly what it did when its producers managed to reunite Mario Andretti with his 1948 Hudson , the very first race car the iconic racer drove in his illustrious career.

More important than just reuniting Andretti with his first racecar, Polyphony also took the task of not only restoring the Hudson as part of its "First Love" video and live-streaming series of the same name, but also creating a digital representation that will be included in the game as a free download.

The studio booked a December 16th reunion of the rebuilt Hudson and Andretti, and you can see the video of this reunion above.

Don’t be too worried if your eyes start welling up. Something tells us that’s what Polyphony wanted all along.

Click past the jump to watch a preview of Gran Turismo’s "First Love" Series feat. Mario Andretti

Gran Turismo 6 may have scored a nice coup when BMW agreed to debut the M4 Coupe in the game,, but one competing video game franchise saw it as an opportunity to call GT6’s marketing score with one of its own.

In an announcement that was as pleasant as it was surprising, Need for Speed Rivals made its own recently-launched-car debut when the 2015 Ford Mustang became available in the game.

For what it’s worth, the 2015 Mustang is car tailor-made for a game like NFS Rivals, which possibly explains why the developers wasted little time putting installing it in the game. You can drive the Mustang as either a cop or a racer, two things the all-new pony car is well-versed at. And unlike GT6, or Forza 5, for that matter, driving skills sometimes takes a backseat to all-out mayhem in Need for Speed.

So if you’re running roughshod, steering clear of law enforcement authorities, or doing the actual pursuing of racers, the addition of the 2015 Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Rivals will make playing the game that much more enjoyable.

The preview video of the muscle car already makes it look at home in the Need for Speed franchise. Imagine what you can do with it once you get your hands on the game.

Need for Speed Rivals is already on shelves for the PS4 and XBox One with the 2015 Mustang likewise available to download.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Sony usually puts a gap of a few years between two different editions of Gran Turismo . The only exception was the second and the third games of the series, which were unveiled only one year one after the other (2000 and 2001). Now it looks like history is about to repeat itself, as the seventh installment of the game is already under development and may hit stores in 2014, in the "best-case scenario."

This announcement is a strange move, considering that Gran Turismo 6 is expected to go on sale on December 6th, 2013. However, this announcement was made by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, so it’s no hyperbole..

Of course, the decision was mostly influenced by the release of the new PlayStation 4 — a platform that will be used for the upcoming GT7. According to him, while developing the new GT6, the company had to "tune the software 100 percent to maximize the PS3’s architecture," but the "PS4’s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it."

So PS4 buyers rejoice, as Gran Turismo will soon be a part of your new console. We’re just wondering if the current Vision Concepts developed for the GT6 will still be offered in the GT7, because it will be indeed a real waste.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

Source: TopGear
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Passion for cars and passion for racing games go hand in hand, so we’re certain that you’ve spent lots of time playing at least one of the famous car games out there, like Need For Speed , Gran Turismo or Forza .

As you probable know, huge leaps forward in game content and graphics a new game require a new consoles that are powerful enough to run these advanced games. This is where things have evolved at light speed over the last few decades.

From the Magnavox Odyssey released back in 1972, things went at high speed and now the world is preparing for the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One consoles, which will once again revolutionize digital racing, thanks to enhanced graphics, processing speeds and the ability to store their games in the "cloud," so they can pick up right where they left off, even in the middle of a highly competitive race.

What the launch of this two new consoles means for racing game players? Only good things of course.

Check them out after the jump.

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Electronic Arts released a new trailer video for the "Need For Speed Rivals" racing game, this time focusing on the progression and pursuit technology upgrades. As expected, the new "NFS Rivals" will offer all the gadgets the players are used to from previous iterations, but taken to a completely new level of customization.

The best part of the new game is that it will offer its players the ability to drive a bunch of rare exotics , like the Pagani Zonda , Bugatti Veyron and the strange looking Lamborghini Veneno .

All the latest sports cars are also featured in the game, including the 2014 Corvette Stingray , the SRT Viper and the McLaren MP4-12C .

The new Need For Speed Rivals will be released on November 22nd, 2013. The game was specially designed for for the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One, but it can also be played on PS3 and XBox 360.

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Gran Turismo 6 is set to officially hit stores around the globe on December 6th, exclusively on PlayStation 3. However, according to producer Kazunori Yamauchi, players won’t have to wait too long for GT7, as is already under development and it will be completed in just a year or two.

In an interview with Famitsu, Yamauchi said that "the PlayStation 4 game we’ll likely call GT7 will be done in about a year or two." However, when talking about the new platform he said that he does not expect the new hardware in the PS4 to affect the game as much as hardware updates did when the PS3 debuted.

The PS4 features more memory, but it’s CPU performance should be nearly identical to the PS3. One thing is certain, the PS4 will not affect the "online community aspect of the Gran Turismo series" which "is the most exciting aspect of the franchise."

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Source: IGN

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