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    Video: Mario Kart meets F1 in new Codemasters game
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    Where better than Comic-Con for Codemasters to announce the deceptively titled F1 Race Stars. A 180-degree hairpin from the other Codemasters F1 game, this is less about the stars and much more about the wild, arcade-style racing with weapons and bonuses on "fantastical" versions of real Formula ...

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    Official: Sony announces Playstation Move Racing Wheel at E3
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    Sony used E3 to introduce the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel peripheral, and so far it looks like everyone is mostly moved to say, "Hmmm." The 'wheel' is a round center section fitted with paddles (for shifting, say) and a set of plastic grips hung out to the sides, and the standard Move ...

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    Report: Toyota working on Playstation-compatible track day black box for Scion FR-S
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    Autocar reports Toyota and Subaru are working on ways to sharpen the GT 86, BRZ and Scion FR-S triplets. While that may mean buyers could see a convertible version of the sports coupe as soon as 2014, engineers are also working on a variety of other improvements, including a new track telemetry ...

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    Official: Buy a Scion iQ, get a free PlayStation Vita
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    If you've been sniffing around the PlayStation Vita debating whether to pull the trigger, Scion has an offer for you: buy an iQ and you'll get the Vita free. This isn't the first tie-up with the little car and the little console: the iQ was one of the available vehicles in the MotorStorm RC ...

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    Video: Wheels of Destruction combines first-person shooters with futuristic cars
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    There's nothing unusual about vehicles in first-person shooters – Rage has its Jetter and Cuprino, Battlefield 3 has two entire classes of wheeled vehicles – but there's usually still a person involved. But what about when your vehicle is your shooter? Then you have the PS3 game ...

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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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    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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    From Virtual to Reality: GT5's Red Bull X1 prototype jumps out of the screen
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    Red Bull X1 full-size model – Click above for image gallery
    Polyphony's Gran Turismo games tread the line between fantasy and reality with the balance of a trapeze artist. Not only are the games themselves a close approximation of reality, but once in a while, reality jumps out of the ...

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    Shocker! Gran Turismo 5 delayed, again, again
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    Anyone looking forward to buying Gran Turismo 5 when it launches on November 2nd? Why don't you have a seat for a minute, we have some bad news. Sony's Playstation Blog just posted an announcement that the game is getting pushed back yet again. The statement does say that the game will be ...

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    Top Gear cheats on GT5, teams with Forza on Stig's Garage collection
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    Top Gear defects to Forza Motorsport – Click above for video after the jump
    It seems everyone is losing their patience waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to arrive in November. Apparently, that includes Top Gear, which is now lending its name to special features in the upcoming Forza Motorsports 3 ...

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    Video: Reverse-engineered Wipeout racing videogame is silly brilliance
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Leave it to the Germans to turn a real-life radio control car, a video camera with a wireless transmitter and an arcade box into the best 3D rendition of the old Playstation game Wipeout we've ever seen. If designer Malte Jehmlich and friends would ...

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    HKS Racing Controller for PS3 just makes sense
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    A steering-wheel-and-pedal setup for your PS3 starts at around $50, but you'll spend at least double that to get into the good stuff. HKS has teamed with InterWorks on a game controller solution that stays at the $50 mark but could work just as well as a wheel while being a little less intrusive. ...

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    Playing Gran Turismo 5 and talking shop with Kazunori Yamauchi [w/video]
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    Autoblog gets hands on with GT5 – Continue reading after the jump
    The wait is nearly over. The game we all had nearly given up hope on is now less than five months away. Gran Turismo 5 is a reality, a playable reality, and Sony is making a big enough deal about its November 2 launch date ...

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    Video: Latest Gran Turismo 5 trailer reveals Stig, Vettel, and night racing
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    New Gran Turismo 5 trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Now that we have an official launch date for Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5, it's hard to contain our anticipation. It doesn't help that the company keeps teasing us with new trailers for the game, each showing some ...

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    Thrustmaster's latest gaming rig is the next best thing to a Ferrari 430 Scuderia [w/video]
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    Thurstmaster Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Looking for that ultimate gaming setup for playing Gran Turismo? Short of a full cockpit installed in your living room, this could very well be it. The Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 ...

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    Video: Gran Turismo 5 "Nights" trailer has it all
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    Gran Turismo 5 "Nights" trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Perhaps Polyphony Digital should just go into the commercial rendering business. Gran Turismo 5 remains stuck behind a palisade of silence, but new trailers for the game are thrown over the barriers to the ...

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    Video: Audi Space on Playstation Home network the place for spiky-haired sky drivers
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    Audi Space promo video – Click above to watch video
    Audi has released a promotional video for its Audi Space area on the Playstation Home network to the Internetz. It's part Blade Runner, part Berlin discotheque and all e-Tron. From where we sit, it could win a Truth in Advertising award ...

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