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    Official: Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]
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    Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing Gran Turismo or Forza? By that we don't mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners – we just think it would just be useful to have all of the game's data available on-the-fly in real life, especially a ghost car for ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.17.14
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    Review: Driveclub for Playstation 4 Every new video game comes to market with high expectations. But a title like Driveclub – set to be the first PS4-exclusive racing game yet, and already delayed by more than a year – has more to achieve than most. We've been playing the socially ...

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    Review: Driveclub [w/video]
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    I've been waiting to play, to really play, this game for a long time. If you're a Playstation 4 user reading Autoblog, short odds say you have, too. Driveclub is the first splashy, big-budget, heavily promoted racing title for the PS4. It was initially supposed to be a launch title for that ...

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    Video: Razor releases adult-friendly Crazy Cart XL, Autoblog office loses mind
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    Adult-sized children, rejoice. The Razor Crazy Cart, which we showed you way back in July of 2013 and which one fun-hating Autoblog staffer called "a pediatrician's nightmare," is now available for grownups. This is the best news you'll read all week. For those that need a refresher, the Crazy ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.14.14
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    First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Cagey car-spotters may be able to pick out the 2015 model of Ford's Focus at a glance, but the most fascinating update for the new compact lies not in the hexagonal grille, but behind it. Ford is ready to offer its mighty mite, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in ...

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    ETC: Take our tightly cropped car pic challenge
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    Need something stimulating to help you get through your Tuesday? Try out our Tightly Cropped Car Pic Challenge. It's simple: we'll show you ten close-up pictures of vehicles (they're all recent, but can come from a variety of segments and markets) and you try to guess the make and model based on ...

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    Video: How to turn your living room into a Mario Kart course
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    There's now a way to bring all of the fun and competitiveness of a game of Mario Kart to your living room floor with a tech project called RomoCart. The game uses cameras, a projector, robots and special programming to create an infinite variety of courses on your floor based around any obstacles ...

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    Video: Nitro Warriors stop-motion car films now backed by Hot Wheels
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    Spend enough time at a hobby while showing skill at it, and there's the possibility of turning the thing you love into a paying job. That's the dream for a lot of people, and it looks like the folks at Vanguard Pictures are hitting the jackpot with their latest video. The team earned their ...

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    Review: Forza Horizon 2 [w/video]
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    One of my early triumphs while playing the sparkling new Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One came after what I could conservatively call a "non-traditional" motorsports experience. In a point-to-point street race across a lovingly rendered, sun-dappled corner of Europe, I transitioned from a winding ...

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    Auctions: Gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 model sells for $90k
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    Classic Aston Martins sell for big bucks at auction. So this news of a DB5 selling for a princely sum hardly comes as a surprise. But the model in question wasn't an actual DB5. It was a scale model. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary James Bond film Goldfinger, this 1:3 ...

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    Video: Forza Horizon 2 opening sequence drops
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    This week marked the launch of the Forza Horizon 2 demo on the Xbox One (go play it, it's darn entertaining as demos go). This partial version of the game doesn't allow you to explore the entire playing area, and you're limited to a paltry trio of vehicles, but it does come with a big-ticket ...

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    Video: Galactic Gear is a pitch-perfect Top Gear sendup from the future
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    Top Gear and particularly host Jeremy Clarkson have come to define how you do a show about cars. Mix big power, an opinionated presenter, a few jokes and fantastic camera work together, and you end up with the show's basic formula. But what happens in the far-flung future when the automobile is ...

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    ETC: 1969 Corvette Lego model needs some support to make production
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    Spend just a few minutes looking around online, and you quickly find that people have figured out how to make just about anything out of Lego, including some very cool model cars. The Danish company has taken this fact to heart and has released some fantastic automotive kits recently. In August, ...

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    Video: Kaz: Pushing The Virtual Divide Gran Turismo documentary now free on YouTube
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    The video game Gran Turismo arguably wasn't the first great driving simulator, but it came along at just the right time to do things no other console game had ever done so well before. First, the Sony PlayStation allowed for 3D graphics that could create a recognizable model of a car in 360 ...

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    Video: Drift Stage promises 1980s supercars and tire smoke
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    Despite what the records for box-office and video game sales might tell you, not every great movie or game has to be another sequel of an established franchise. Don't get us wrong, we love Forza Motorsports 5 and Gran Turismo 6 – both respectively slotted into your author's Xbox One and ...

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    Video: Forza Motorsport profiles courageous paralyzed racer
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    It's easy to look at racing video games as just a time waster or a hobby. In reality, though, they're often powerful tools for aspiring racers to learn tracks, race craft and how to set up a car in an easily accessible, risk-free environment. We aren't just talking about proper computer-based ...

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    Video: New version of Toyota FT-1 Concept gets racy for Gran Turismo 6
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    Gran Turismo 6 has been the preferred marketing springboard for quite a few brands and concept cars since its debut last winter. Specifically the GT Vision concept idea – allowing manufacturers a built-in place to offer up new, original, drivable content – has enticed the likes of ...

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    Official: Hot Wheels reveals life-size Darth Vader car at Comic-Con [w/video]
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    Let's face it; Darth Vader is a thousand times cooler than Luke Skywalker. The hero might get the girl, but in the case of Star Wars, it's his sister. Vader, though, controls the Death Star, two of them in fact. It turns out that the Sith Lord has a meaner car too, at least thanks to Hot ...

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    Official: First 100 vehicles announced for Forza Horizon 2
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    With its September 30 release date just over two months away, Turn 10 Studios has slowly started releasing the car list for Forza Horizon 2, the sequel to 2012's Forza Horizon. While the final list will be on the smaller side, with just over 200 vehicles, as per usual, those that were selected ...

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    Video: Grand Theft Auto V fans remake Sopranos intro
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    There is no shortage of things to do in the open world of Grand Theft Auto V. One of the more popular, though, is recreating iconic scenes from TV and film on the sprawling landmass that is San Andreas. We've already seen a famous scene from Terminator II get the GTA treatment, and now, it's the ...

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