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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    Well I didn’t see (or hear) this one coming. Sony are launching a new service on the PS3 called VidZone. It’s a Video Clip streaming service which includes a catalogue of thousands of music videos, all with Surround Sound. Best of all.. it launches tonight (Australian time) and it’s...
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    When the news spread yesterday that Playstation had released a new, updated firmware, hopes rose that new features would arrive. Included in the update: The PSN signup page has been redesigned. USERS Xbox 360 owners would be familiar with ‘background downloading’ this lets you put the console in a...
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    Ok, so theme’s are made up of more than just wallpaper, there’s the whole icon set and possibly sound effects, but how willing will consumers be to pay for themes on the PS3 remains to be seen. Playstation have committed to deliver 6-10 new “Premium Themes” per month.  ...

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