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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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    Video: Gamer faces racer at the track to find out who's faster
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    The Nissan GT Academy has proven that hardcore gamers can become real-life racers, but Viagame wanted to see what would happen if a gamer raced head-to-head against a racer... in real time. To accomplish this, Viagame recruited a top gamer from Sweden and put him up against a racer for a one-lap ...

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    ETC: Costco offering this $115,000 full-size F1 simulator in UK
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    For video game enthusiasts who can't stand the thought of playing a racing game on a single television screen, using a standard controller and (gasp!) sitting on a couch, there are plenty of realistic racing simulators out there. While better simulators usually include a trio of monitors, a ...

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    Review: NASCAR The Game: Inside Line [w/video]
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    Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines – New NASCAR Title Is Not Impressive Typically, when we receive a copy of a new video game to review, diving into and documenting the online/multiplayer aspects of it proves challenging. There are a few reasons for this: We're generally playing the game before ...

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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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    Official: Ariel Atom simulator is ready to dominate your living room [w/video]
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    As much as we love games like Forza and Gran Turismo, these driving simulators are hobbled by one glaring omission: peripheral vision. Driving requires a view from more than just the windshield, and while Forza 4 and Gran Turismo 5 have made steps toward giving players a better a better look at ...

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    Video: Forza 4 Endangered Species trailer features Jeremy Clarkson
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    "What you are about to see is a fantasy. It has no place in the real world." That's how the latest trailer for Forza Motorsport 4 begins, and when a video game trailer needs that kind of warning, you know things are about to get good. And then Jeremy Clarkson's voiceover begins, telling us all ...

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    Codemasters announces free-to-play, browser-based F1 Online: The Game
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    Attention Formula One fans, your work day is officially ruined. Well, it will be come the first quarter of 2012. That's when Codemasters plans on releasing a new browser-based F1 game. Top teams, tracks and cars will be available on the same machine that you normally use to read Autoblog.com when ...

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    Video: G4 gives us a sneak preview of DiRT 3
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    Codemasters' DiRT 3 – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    For pure, unadulterated rally action from the comfort of your living room, there's nothing quite like DiRT. The video game franchise from Codemasters is about as realistic as they come, and now they've got their third ...

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    Video: Forza Motorsport 4 trailer released, coming for GT5's lunch money in Fall 2011 [w/poll]
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    November 2010 was a big month for driving simulator-loving PlayStation 3 owners. Gran Turismo 5 finally hit store shelves nearly six years after GT4 set the gaming world aflame. GT5 is a PS3-only affair, though, so xBox fans have little to get excited ...

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    How to build your own hidden racing sim setup and keep your wife happy
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    DIY Racing Cockpit Ottoman – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Two things have prevented us from installing a full-blown racing-wheel, pedals and seat in our living room for the likes of Gran Turismo 5 – the aggravation of having the hardware soak up space in the living room and ...

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    Video: Plato v. Coulthard in Red Bull's driving sim
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    Jason Plato vs David Coulthard in the Red Bull F1 simulator – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Race-Star ConverTTable is cool and all, but compared to Red Bull's F1 racing simulator it's just a toy. Jumping behind the Red Bull sim's wheel are David Coulthard, whose Formula 1 ...

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    Video: Race-Star ConverTTable may be the coolest coffee table we've ever seen
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    Race-Star ConverTTable is our kind of furniture – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A driving wheel sounds like a nice addition for any racing video game, but in reality it might not work as well as you hope. You have to find a place to mount the wheel and a make sure your pedals ...

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    Ferrari to release Virtual Academy online driving simulator [w/video]
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    Ferrari Driving Academy Trailer - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    There are a handful of F1 driving simulators out in the market today, ranging from Codemaster's F1 2010 to the $191,000 Cruden Hexatech simulator. Ferrari has decided to try their hand at their own version called ...

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    Video: Karting comes to Gran Turismo 5
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    Karting in Gran Turismo 5 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Despite our best efforts, we're getting pretty excited about the arrival of Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5. After suffering through years of the company (and the interwebs at large) crying wolf with launch dates, it ...

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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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    Engadget tries Festo's next-gen racing chair
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    Festo AirMotion Ride – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Blogger Richard Lai from sister-site Engadget recently had a chance to try out the amazing Festo AirMotion Ride driving simulator chair. Festo had the new device set up at The Gadget Show Live in the UK and Richard couldn't ...

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    VIDEOS: Need for Speed SHIFT includes Lexus LF-A, BMW M3 GT2, lots of awesome
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    The holidays come for auto freaks several times a year, and we call those times auto shows. But with the motor show calendar on break for the summer, we got an unexpected injection of octane from this year's E3 video game expo. As if it weren't enough to ...

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    Ferrari offering free PC game download for Tifosi
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    It's like a dream-come-true for tifosi everywhere, hearing the words "Ferrari" and "free" in the same sentence, but Ferrari has posted a free racing simulator on their website. Ferrari Virtual Race can be downloaded straight from the automaker's website, allowing PC users to pilot a virtual 599 GTB ...

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    CES 2009: Hands on with D-Box and Simcraft racing simulators
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    They're more than glorified game consoles with force-feedback steering wheels strapped to a lounge chair. Costing as much as $44,000 apiece, they're racing simulators, and we got to play with a couple of them at CES.Simcraft says its $44K model is meant for training real race car drivers, like ...

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