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Gran Turismo 6 used to help tune actual race car

Gran Turismo 6 used to help tune actual race car

As you may already know, the Gran Turismo series is one of the most realistic video game racing experiences you can have, and much of the help in adding features to the games relied on the performance and handling characteristics of actual cars, but in one instance earlier this week, the tables were turned as Gran Turismo 6 was used to assist in tuning a race car during the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

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GRID 2 coming with performance upgrades in online multiplayer

GRID 2 coming with performance upgrades in online multiplayer

We've heard a lot about GRID 2 in the past couple of months, including some of the new features coming in the game, such as LiveRoutes and the ability to record gameplay and upload it to YouTube. However, it seems that's just the tip of the iceberg as developer Codemasters has revealed that performance upgrades are heading to the new racing game.

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Xbox One EA game lineup starts with FIFA 14

Xbox One EA game lineup starts with FIFA 14

As to no one's surprise, Electronic Arts made an appearance at Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event, and they showed off some of the new sports games that will be coming to the Xbox One. There will be a new FIFA, Madden, NBA Live, and UFC, all of which will release their next game on the Xbox One.

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Runtastic accessories bring hardware in-house: GPS and Bluetooth on-deck

Runtastic accessories bring hardware in-house: GPS and Bluetooth on-deck

This week the folks at Runtastic have made it clear that their ability to track and bring together a community of runners and fitness fanatics is not limited to software. The company has today shown a Bluetooth heart rate monitor, a GPS watch, a "Runtastic Sports Armband" for holding your iPhone or similarly-sized Android phone, and a receiver and chest strap - for heart rate, altitude, distance ran, and more - each of these then fed wirelessly into your smartphone with a Runtastic app. While Runtastic has offered hardware like these accessory bits and pieces before in a more limited way, this week they've made their move to the USA.

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ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

As most carriers have now moved toward using data caps and effectively got rid of unlimited data plans, it seems there are still some big companies out there that feel bad for the users, ESPN being one of them. The sports media network has reportedly been in talks with at least one major carrier about paying them as a subsidy so that streamed ESPN video wouldn't count against users' data caps.

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