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2014-04-16 16:20:56

*Gran Turismo®6 gamers compete to become a Nissan NISMO® racing driver in 2014 competition season SAN MATEO, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that the gamer-to-professional-racer competition - Nissan PlayStation(®) GT Academy - will return for a sixth installment in 2014. Canada* will participate as part of GT Academy for the first time in 2014. This will be the biggest year yet in its competition history, and online...

2014-02-13 12:20:33

Two visions of Design and Craftsmanship Roar into the Miami International Boat Show: MIAMI, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two legendary brands with legendary visions will unite once again at the Miami International Boat Show on February 13, 2014. Cigarette Racing and the Mercedes-Benz high-performance brand AMG join forces for the fourth consecutive year to present futuristic visions, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept car and the Cigarette Racing 50' Vision GT...

2014-01-13 08:21:25

- Stunning FT-1 Concept Vehicle Available January 14 as a Download for PlayStation®3 Exclusive Gran Turismo® 6 DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems the virtual world continues to delight us with experiences not yet available in the real world. Beginning January 14, the stunning Toyota FT-1 concept will be available as a downloadable vehicle for PlayStation®3's Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) real driving simulator. Race fans and the gaming community can experience FT-1...

2013-12-06 08:23:29

Gran Turismo 6 Delivers Most Anticipated Racing Experience of the Year SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC announced today the release of Gran Turismo® 6 (GT6), the newest iteration of the best-selling PlayStation® franchise available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 system. Polyphony Digital Inc., developer of 'the real driving simulator' that has inspired millions around the world, has delivered the most authentic experience on any...

2013-10-31 12:21:20

- Season 3 airs on Spike TV starting November 11 - NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan GT Academy returns to U.S. television for its third season, determining once again which of America's best racers from PlayStation®3 driving simulator Gran Turismo®6 have what it takes to make the jump from the couch to the cockpit to become a professional racing driver. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/CL08105 ) (Logo:...

2013-07-01 20:20:06

Nissan, Sony PlayStation, and Polyphony Digital again partner to give virtual racers a shot to live the dream of driving real racing cars on track FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is almost over and the green flag is about to drop signaling the start of a 26-day competition to identify the fastest Gran Turismo racers in the U.S. On Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific), virtual racers can download a brand new free demo of the upcoming release...

2013-05-15 12:29:50

Kazunori Yamauchi announces new game at Gran Turismo 15th anniversary event; 70 million franchise figure was also revealed SILVERSTONE, England, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced Gran Turismo®6 (GT6(TM)), the latest version of PlayStation®'s best-selling franchise, will be released in Holiday, 2013. The news was revealed today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at an event held to celebrate 15 years of the...

2012-12-14 04:21:07

LONDON, December 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camouflaged 2014 Corvette offered as free download in Gran Turismo(R)5 When fans fire up their PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) systems today they'll have a chance to become part of Corvette [https://www.chevrolet.co.uk/cars/corvette ] history. Chevrolet [http://www.chevrolet.co.uk ] and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) are giving gamers a first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test...

2012-11-02 15:20:39

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Antron Brown's outrageous Toyota Sequoia family dragster, known as "DragQuoia," captured Sony Computer Entertainment America's Gran Turismo(TM) Award for Best Truck or SUV at the 2012 SEMA Show. The Gran Turismo(TM) Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the automotive industry for SEMA show exhibitors, as selected by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi. The 10th annual Gran Turismo(TM) Awards show was held last night in Las...

2012-11-02 07:20:57

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) hosted its tenth annual Gran Turismo® Awards at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show last night at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, with a headlining performance by Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg. Celebrating continuing excellence and innovation in the automotive industry, the Gran Turismo Awards offers SEMA show exhibitors the opportunity to achieve...