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    Video: Gran Turismo vs reality as Red Bull pro-gamer takes on Nismo pro racer
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    The last time we saw a real racing driver pitted against a professional gamer, Viagame threw one of each in a Renault Megane RS and the contest was staged as the pro driver navigated the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. That could be seen as a handicap for the gamer, since he's got to get his ...

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    Featured: Quick Play: Nissan GT Academy 2013 [w/videos]
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    Just a few days ago, Polyphony Digital released a new downloadable title, called Nissan GT Academy 2013. The game is "powered by" Gran Turismo 6, meaning that the short demo is really our first look (at least outside of the E3 show floor) at the real driving simulator before the full game goes on ...

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    Video: Nissan and Playstation preview second season of GT Academy
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    Nissan has announced the second season of Nissan GT Academy is set to premiere on SPIKE TV starting later this week. Starting on November 1 at 11:30 pm EST, the show will follow the top 32 Gran Turismo video gamers that qualified as finalists out of the 400,000 registered online players who took ...

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    Official: Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition coming Sept. 26 [w/video]
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    The Gran Turismo video racing simulator franchise is four years into its tie-up with Nissan that created Gran Turismo: The Academy. One might have thought taking third-in-class at the 24 Hours of Dubai would have been enough, but no, there's more, and it's called Gran Turismo 5: GT Academy ...

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    Report: Nissan's all-gamer driving team earns podium finish at 24 Hours of Dubai
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    Psychology researchers at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Illinois have discovered a funny thing about podium finishers. Often, the happiest person on stage is the one with the bronze medal around his or her neck. Despite having missed first place by two spots, ...

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    Exclusive: Nissan fielding driving team of only GT Academy winners for Dubai 24 Hours
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    Nissan is headed to the Dubai 24 Hours with a specially prepared 370Z. While the 410-horsepower Z is an impressive piece of hardware, we're more interested in who's behind the wheel. This year, Nissan will take to the track with a full team of racers who have graduated from the company's GT ...

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    Video: Speed teases reality show chronicling Nissan/Playstation GT Academy
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    If you're looking for the ultimate example of life imitating art imitating life, look no further than the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy. The program pits thousands upon thousands of gamers playing Gran Turismo 5 against each other in a fight over a spot on Nissan's actual racing team. Now that ...

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    Video: Nissan/PlayStation GT Academy winner Ordonez training for Le Mans on UK roads
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    Oh, what a life... Lucas Ordoñez went from racing cars on his couch to sitting behind the wheel of a real-life Nissan LMP2 racecar. After winning the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy contest, Ordoñez earned a shot at putting his virtual skills to the test. He's running a full Le Mans ...

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    GT Academy 'Sweet 16' head to Silverstone
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    Of the more than 52,000 contestants who originally entered into the United States version of GT Academy, jointly hosted by Nissan and Sony, just 16 have advanced to the final competition being held in Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The top 32 virtual racers from the four U.S. regions ...

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    Nissan/Playstation GT Academy winner to go from armchair to racing seat at Le Mans
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    Lucas Ordonez is a 25-year-old Spaniard who began competing in Nissan and Playstation's GT Academy when it first got started back in 2008. Of the initial 25,000 participants, Lucas weeded himself out as the quickest and was given the chance to take his skills from Gran Turismo to a real race ...

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    Sony: GT Academy round two won't count because of cheaters
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    If you've been feeling slighted by the fact that the top three contenders in Polyphony Digital's GT Academy are cheating curs, don't sweat it. Sony has announced that round two of the Gran Turismo 5 challenge won't count. Instead, everyone who participated in round two will also be able to give ...

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    GT Academy flaw exposed by cheaters who currently top the podium [w/video]
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    GT Academy cheaters – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A handful of Gran Turismo 5 players are currently battling it out for a shot at becoming a real-world race car driver in Polyphony's GT Academy, but according to GT Planet, there may be a bit of an issue. Currently, the top ...

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    Sony and Nissan announce GT Academy for U.S. [w/video]
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    If you've been a long-suffering-standing fan of Gran Turimso here in the U.S., you probably know all about the game franchise's GT Academy. The clever marketing ploy pitted European Gran Turismo fans against one another for a chance to hop behind the wheel of a real-life Nissan 350Z race car. Now ...

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    Gran Turismo 5 demo hits 1M downloads in three weeks, game delayed indefinitely
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    GT Academy demo screenshots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The GT Academy, the partnership between Sony's Gran Turismo game and Nissan, released a time trial demo last month to begin searching for a racer good enough to jump from high-def screen to high-speed chicane. Last year ...

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    Gran Turismo 5 demo coming to PSN on Dec 17, GT Academy returns [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Just when we thought we were going to wait until the end of March to get our hands on Gran Turismo 5, our friends at Joystiq tell us that Polyphony Digital will release a demo version of hotly anticipated racing game on December 17. The demo will be ...

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    Ordoñez becomes first racer to make transition from virtual world to racetrack podium
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    We've all dreamed it, but Lucas Ordoñez gets to live it. As the winner of the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy contest, in which Gran Turismo gamers competed to win a slot as a pilot in the European GT racing championship, Ordoñez spent the latter half of 2008 training under Johnny ...

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    Sony picks GT Academy winners to race in Dubai 24 Hours
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    First art imitates life and now video games do the same, with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Nissan having joined forces to create the GT Academy. Over the course of eight months, the academy culled a group of wannabe racers from a field of entrants who posted the best lap times in GT5 ...

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    GT Academy competition to put GT5 Prologue player in real race
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/GT_competition_to_put_GT5_Prologue_player_in_real_race'; This is either the stupidest idea ever or the most brilliant co-promotion for two brands in the history of mankind. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, the distributor of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue across ...

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