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    ETC: GT Academy returns, and why Gran Turismo 6 demands a pedal/wheel setup
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    The path to become a racing driver is a difficult one. It requires starting early, with karts, and then building up through the years and if you're really, really good (and really, really lucky), a team will notice you and sign you up. Or, you know, you could just become really good at Gran ...

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    Official: Toyota 86 gets PlayStation-based telemetry system in Japan [w/video]
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    Part of the fun in taking your sports car to the racetrack is going over your telemetry and seeing how you did from one corner to the next. We've seen a variety of these onboard systems at work – with the Performance Data Recorder on the Corvette Stingray emerging as one of the latest and ...

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    Video: Kaz documentary by Urban Outlaw filmmakers premieres on Hulu January 22nd
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    Presently, we argue about a number of driving simulation games, most notably the Gran Turismo franchise versus the Forza Motorsport franchise. In 1997, when the first Gran Turismo arrived, there was no such argument – the offspring that took five years to birth from the mind of Kazunori ...

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    Video: Watch this gamer prove why you should never drive drunk
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    During the holiday season, there's always an extra push to show the dangers of drinking and driving, and while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has enlisted the help of Robocop for its recent campaign, a Belgian group called Responsible Young Drivers is looking to reach out to a ...

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    Video: Mario Andretti reunited with first racecar in touching GT6 video
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    A few weeks back, we gave you a taste of Gran Turismo's First Love video series. It chronicled the efforts to rebuild a 1948 Hudson, just like the first race car of Mario Andretti. That piece was seriously cool and entertaining, but this latest video is even better. This is the reunion of ...

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    Video: How Mercedes made the AMG Vision GT for a game and reality
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    Mercedes-Benz designers had the unique challenge of creating a bespoke new car for the recently released Gran Turismo 6, but the automaker took that challenge a step further by creating a full-scale showcar, a concept it debuted at last month's LA Auto Show. The long, low and wide AMG Vision GT ...

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    Report: Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo to see life as rebodied SLS?
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    Most of the cars created exclusively for the Gran Turismo video game franchise never make the jump from cyberspace to the real world. The X1 and new X2014 designed by Red Bull's Adrian Newey could scarcely be piloted in real life, and while PSA talked about making a limited run of the ...

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    Official: Expect a few more Vision Gran Turismo concepts in GT6
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    The Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo isn't the first car designed specifically for the popular PlayStation driving simulator. There were several before, from the GTbyCitroën to the Red Bull X1. And it won't be the last, either. When Polyphony Digital and Mercedes-Benz revealed the AMG ...

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    Official: Red Bull X2014 revealed for Gran Turismo 6
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    Most racing games try to go for as realistic a representation of real-life driving as possible. But Gran Turismo goes a step beyond that. Its programmers at Polyphony Digital have a track record of creating fantastical cars just for the game, and this is their latest. Created in collaboration ...

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    Los Angeles: Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept is long, low, wide [w/video]
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    After teasing it, unveiling it and giving us some details and a handful of photos over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz finally debuted the real AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept at the LA Auto Show today, though it's a 1:1-scale model with no powertrain. The car was designed as a virtual supercar for ...

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    Official: Gran Turismo 6 will use GPS to recreate your morning commute as a course
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    Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated features in Polyphony's upcoming installment of the Gran Turismo franchise is its track creator. We played around with a version of this in GT5, and while it was quite cool, it did leave something to be desired. It's safe to say the track creator in Gran ...

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    Official: Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo is ready for Gran Turismo 6
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    Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its latest supercar (which was teased yesterday), the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, but we'll never have the chance to see it on the road. That's because it's a virtual supercar that was designed for the world of Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in Sony's premier ...

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    Report: Forza Motorsport 5 to feature just 200 cars, no Nürburgring
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    Oh, dear. It seems Forza Motorsport 5's publishers, Turn 10 Studios, have just kicked an own goal in the ongoing battle between the XBox One exclusive and its Sony Playstation rival, Gran Turismo 6. It's come to light that FM5 will make do with a mere 200 cars and just 14 tracks when it hits ...

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    SEMA: Chevy Corvette Gran Turismo concept will bridge the digital divide in GT6
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    If you guessed that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would be in heavy rotation at this year's SEMA show, you'd be right. The new Corvette is one of the hottest cars on the planet these days, and the halls here in Las Vegas are chocked full of modified examples that range from bananas to ...

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    Video: Latest Gran Turismo 6 trailer is the best yet
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    Gran Turismo 6 hits stores in a little over four weeks, and the excitement is starting to amp up, especially when trailers like this pop up on the interwebs. It's called Concept Movie #6, and well, it's just more awesomeness from the team at Polyphony. There's no shortage of racing footage, and ...

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    Official: Gran Turismo Awards announce open voting for new People's Choice Award
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    For the 11th year now, the makers of Gran Turismo will be choosing some of the most interesting and outlandish cars and trucks from the SEMA show in Las Vegas, to digitally render and immortalize for "an upcoming game." Being as the newest title on Polyphony's docket would seem to be Gran Turismo ...

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    Official: Gran Turismo 6 strikes deal to feature Ayrton Senna content
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    In the battle between Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, the winner won't necessarily be the one with the biggest selection of cars or the best tracks, or even most top-notch physics and graphics that can traipse all over the uncanny valley. It'll be about exclusive content, and we're talking ...

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    Video: Upcoming Gran Turismo documentary 'Kaz' is previewed
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    The 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo franchise is upon us (yes, we all feel pretty old) and Playstation is lavishing a fair amount of attention on one of its most significant exclusive titles. In fact, the gaming giant is going so far as to put together a documentary film on the mastermind ...

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    Video: Gran Turismo 6 to get exclusive concept cars from Aston, BMW, Nike and more
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    Much like a real conflict, the console wars being waged between Microsoft and Sony spill into a number of different battlefields and theaters. Home to some of the fiercest fighting is the racing genre, which sees Microsoft's Forza Motorsport series go head-to-head with Sony's Gran Turismo series. ...

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    Report: Sony readying Gran Turismo movie with 50 Shades producers [w/poll]
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    Video game franchises turned into Hollywood blockbuster movies have certainly come a long way since the days of Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon, yet each new adaptation still gives us pause as moviegoers. Even so, we're prepared to momentarily suspend our cynicism upon learning that Sony is ...

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