The City of Bathurst have today unveiled Gran Turismo Drive at Australia’s home of motorsport, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. This is of course all part of the promotion for the upcoming launch of the latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise, GT6. The game will be released for PS3 (not...
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    The last time we seen Grand Turismo was version 4 on the PS2 back in 2005, so 5 years on expectations were high for GT5. Branded as ‘The Real Driving Simulator’ the game has a lot to live up to. Interface After a Hollywood style intro movie, the game...
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    Today has been one of the busiest days in tech news for quite a while, that means Sony’s Playstation Move has launched with little fanfare at all. Admittedly old mate Mr Timezone means the PS Move hasn’t made it to the US, yet, so it may have more luck...
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    PS3 owners its time to update your firmware once again. The latest version is now 3.4 which brings support for PlayStation Plus. The initial offering for PlayStation Plus subscribers (A$69.95 per year) includes the full game of WipEout HD, Destruction Derby which is a PS One title, as well...
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  • GT5 demo, so many issue

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