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Competitors battle it out to secure a trip to Silverstone for the final phase of the compe...

Drawn from a pool of over 400,000 who had competed for a spot through Gran Turismo 5, 32 virtual racers battled it out this week at Jolt’n Joe’s Restaurant in San Diego in the GT Academy North American finals. The top 16 will now move onto the final phase of the competition at Silverstone racing circuit in the U.K., where they'll no doubt be looking to emulate the success of 2008 GT Academy winner Lucas Ordoñez.  Read More

At E3, we expected to see the WiiU and a new Call of Duty game, but we never expected thes...

Every year, once E3 rolls around, most gamers know what to expect. Almost anyone setting foot in the LA Convention Center already knew there is going to be a new Call of Duty, a new Halo, a new Assassin's Creed, more Kinect dancing games, and this year, the Wii U. But then there are those announcements which made a huge splash because, up until the show, almost no one had any idea they even existed.  Read More

The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel houses the Move wand in order to add a touch of realism ...

All eyes are currently on the E3 2012 gaming expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have all already held keynote speeches, with new games proving to be the order of the day. Nintendo revealed more about the Wii U (including the Pro Controller), Microsoft teased its SmartGlass technology and while Sony placed its new Wonderbook augmented reality device front and center, it also quietly announced the new PlayStation Move Racing Wheel.  Read More

The HTC One X will become part of the PlayStation Certification program

Sony is looking to get real estate on more screens with HTC becoming the first non-Sony handset manufacturer to join its PlayStation Certification program. The program is designed to ensure handsets are capable of delivering PlayStation quality graphics and sound on games and other content branded from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). The move to partner with HTC will expand the circulation of Sony content on Android-powered devices.  Read More

Sony has held a press conference to outline the PS Vita's release date, as well as a lineu...

Sony has used this week's Tokyo Game Show 2011 exhibition to outline more details of its next handheld gaming console, the PS Vita. The announcement included a lineup of titles and accessories to be available at the launch date, which is set for December 17 in Japan.  Read More

Jordan Tresson has successfully translated virtual skills to the real world racetrack

We've written quite a bit about the first virtual-to-real racer, Lucas Ordonez, and his continuing exploits as a successful professional racing driver. The winner of the first Playstation Nissan GT Academy in 2008, Lucas is now racking up first class results in the incredibly competitive ILMC series, finishing second in class in the Le Mans 24 hour last month. Now the legitimacy of the entire experiment has gained further credibility with the immediate success of the second Academy (2010) winner Jordan Tresson. Competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series, Jordan finished fourth at Monza in his first outing in the series and last Sunday, the RJN Motorsport GT4-class Nismo Nissan 370Z he shared with Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward won its class at the 24 hour race at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium's Ardennes region. The third (2011) GT academy winners are also shaping up as international class too.  Read More

PS Vita will be reasonably priced in the US at US$249 for the cheapest WiFi version.

Previously known as NGP, the new Sony PS Vita, was announced last week during E3 fair in Los Angeles. Sony has now provided more details by posting a broad FAQ section on its website.  Read More

Sony's PlayStation branded 24-inch 3D Display

While details of Sony’s PlayStation Vita came as no surprise at Sony’s E3 press conference, the announcement of a PlayStation branded display raised a few eyebrows. At 24-inches, the full HD 1080p, edge-lit LED LCD 3D display is aimed specifically as PS3 owners without the space or cash to go with a big screen 3D-capable TV. In addition to 3D, the display also comes with a two-player feature that allows two different images to be sent to two different players at the same time.  Read More

Sony's PlayStation Vita

At its E3 press conference Sony finally revealed that its next generation handheld - previously codenamed the NGP - will carry the official moniker of the "PlayStation Vita". Most of the details of the Vita - which is Latin for "life" - have already been revealed, leaving the price and name as the only real new information, along with the announcement of some of the upcoming titles heading to the device when it is released from the end of the year.  Read More

From Playstation to Le Mans - Lucas Ordonez proves it is possible to be fast-tracked from ...

Everyone who has ever played a video game knows that the skills required for success are essentially the same as a racing driver. Anyone who has raced knows different. So setting up the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy was bound to yield some interesting results. Essentially, they run a national contest and the best guys get tested in real cars and given an intensive program and then given a chance at the real thing, at a very high level. This is the inevitable fairy story – a fellow who played Playstation for fun until May 2008 has since established a successful international racing career entirely due to the series. Every time Lucas Ordoñez has been given the opportunity, he has performed, and his international racing career is living proof that you can turn virtual racing into the real deal.  Read More

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