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
This one comes Ubisoft and it’s called "The Crew.” If you watch the dedicated preview trailer of the game, you’d think that you were watching the first Fast & Furious movie again. But instead of the old Honda S2000’s they used in the movie, you get the treat of being behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Chevrolet Camaro.
The Crew has been classified as an open-world car action game, which means that there’s probably a strong reliance on online-play wherein you gather up your own outlaw crew with the objective of doing a multitude of law-breaking jobs.
Combine the detailed car customization program with the chance to play your own Fast and Furious storyline, and you have a game that definitely caught our attention.
Click past the jump to watch the "Commented Walkthrough" of The Crew
You would think that the cast of Fast and Furious would know a little thing about cars and their prices. But as the Strait Times’ RazorTV showed during a recent interview with the cast in Manila, car prices in Singapore tend to throw a lot of people for a loop.
See, Singapore wants to dissuade its citizens from buying cars to keep traffic clean and clear on their roads. That’s why taxes for cars in the country are beyond insane, and that goes for every car, not just the high-powered exotics.
So when afforded the opportunity to sit down with Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Luke Evans, and Vin Diesel, Razor TV’s John Lui quizzed the four stars of the movie to guess the prices of certain vehicles in Singapore.
Needless to say, all four were completely off on their guesses, eliciting some pretty hilarious reactions from Rodriguez and Diesel.
Let’s put it this way: if you didn’t know, a Toyota Prius in Singapore will buy you a top-of-the-line Audi R8 in other countries.
Click past the jump to watch the final trailer of Fast and Furious 6 after the jump. The movie hits cinemas tomorrow, May 24.
With the upcoming launch of both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, a new generation of video games is about to follow. Both Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo have already released previews of the next-gen versions of their video game franchises.
Just like its predecessors, Need For Speed: Rivals takes a different approach to the usual hardcore street racing involved in Forza and Gran Turismo. Instead, its gamers will be given the opportunity to either play the game as a the street racer or the cop, ensuring that they can experience the thrills of being the chaser or the runner, depending on what suits their style better.
Even better, the cars available for Need for Speed: Rivals will be some of the finest you can ever drive, including the Ferrari F12berlinetta, which has found its way into the game as part of a new partnership with the Italian automaker.
Need for Speed: Rivals will hit shelves on November 19, 2013 and will be available for the Xbox 360, the Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4.
Click past the jump to watch the teaser trailer of Need For Speed: Rivals
Hot Wheels, the company that specializes on building miniature toy cars, has been regarded as a company that loves to think outside the box.
Whether its commissioning world-record stunts, or building tracks with double loops, the toy manufacturer has proven time and again that it can think of just about anything to promote and market itself to its demographic of choice.
This time, it’s done it again, except in a totally different way.
It made a movie - a 22-minute short film, to be exact - to find out the World’s Best Driver. In what can be best described as a novel approach in its goal, Hot Wheels commissioned different teams - aptly named Red Outrageous, Yellow Powerful, Blue High Tech and Green Superfast - to compete in a series of challenges at the Hot Wheels test facility in an undisclosed location.
We’re not going to keep you waiting any longer because the movie definitely warrants your time. Be advised, though, the kind of racing you see in it isn’t exactly the kind you’d want to do on any normal race track.
Click past the jump to watch more of Hot Wheels’ stunts over the years
The first installment of the Gran 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.
Porsche’s comeback in Le Mans was a long time in the making. As the automaker with the most wins in the race’s history at 16, Porsche returning to the scene of its glory has put the clock on its rivals.
But it wasn’t the only racing series the automaker was considering.
Before deciding on a Le Mans comeback, Porsche R&D boss, Wolfgang Hatz, told Autocar that the company also considered Formula One. In the end, however, the decision was made to return to Le Mans because conditions in Formula one were so "extreme that it cannot result in any development in our road car understanding."
It’s a valid reason, especially considering that Formula One technology seemingly has a life of its own and it didn’t make sense for Porsche to spend valuable resources and finances in a series that wouldn’t translate to its production development.
So there it is. Formula One’s loss - if it cares - is Le Mans’ gain. And with the competitiveness of the latter in the past few years, the return of the king will only make Le Mans even more fun to watch.
Click past the jump to watch Porsche’s history at Le Mans
In 1976, Nikki Lauda suffered a horrible crash on the Nordschleife and since then, the racetrack was declared too dangerous for Formula 1 racing. Still, in 2007 Nick Heidfeld had the courage to take a BMW Sauber on the track for a few laps. Now, after six years Michael Schumacher will do the same.
On the 19th of May, just before the start of the 24-hour race around Nürburgring, Schumacher will post a demonstration lap in a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W02. This is the way the seven-time F1 driver’s champ will say "thank you" to his fans for their years of loyal support during his F1 career.
In July 2011, Schumacher covered part of the Nordschleife while driving a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow Stromlinie W196. If the name of the car sounds familiar to you, it’s because it was the one that brought Mercedes two world titles during the 1954 and the 1955 season. The car was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, who achieved eight wins in all.
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
For 43 years now, each year on April 22nd, more than 190 countries around the Globe celebrate "Earth Day." We are talking about one day each year when everyone needs to show his or her personal interest on the environment.
This special day has been selected as the perfect opportunity to announce the launch of a new FIA Formula E Championship - the world’s first fully-electric Formula E race set to begin in 2014. The races will be hosted in 10 cities around the Globe, with the first race set to be held in Los Angeles.
From L.A., Formula E will move to cities like Miami; London and Rome in Europe; Beijing and Putrajaya in Asia; and Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero in South America. Two more cities will be announced at a later date.
For the Los Angeles Formula E competition a total of 10 teams with two drivers each announced their intention to enter the race. Each model will provide autonomy of about 1 hour in full-electric mode and will be able to hit a top speed of 140 mph. For this special race, Los Angeles has upgraded or installed 121 public electric vehicle charging stations.
As a preview for the upcoming race, Los Angeles citizens were able to admire a Formula E car driven by ex-Formula 1 racer and official Formula E test driver, Lucas di Grassi.
Click past the jump to read more about the Formula E Championshiop