Your Chance to Become a Pro Race Car Driver with GT Academy!

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179w ago - Today Sony's Senior Product Marketing Manager Stephanie Yoshimoto has shared with fans details on a chance to become a pro race car driver with GT Academy!

To quote: It's the opportunity of a lifetime for auto enthusiasts and gaming fans!

PlayStation and Polyphony Digital have teamed up with Nissan North America to bring you GT Academy, a competition using Gran Turismo 5 to win the ultimate prize - a chance to become a professional race car driver, starting December 20.

Whether or not you're good enough to become a pro race driver doesn't matter, because all participants will earn free digital content just for playing, as well as an opportunity to earn prizes for winning regional and national time trials.

All participants will compete in a series of GT5 online trials using Nissan cars and will be narrowed down to the top 32 virtual racers in the U.S. They will be invited to compete to become one of 16 GT Academy finalists in the live national finals event in March 2011.

The 16 finalists will compete in a series of challenges, including behind the wheel of real Nissan race cars, for a chance to become a professional race driver as the GT Academy winner. The ultimate GT Academy winner will...
 

Video: PS3 E3 Card Reader on Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN

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179w ago - Below is a video from Chinese site Youku.com via BBS Duowan.com of a new clone called the PS3 E3 Card Reader (originally posted HERE and currently being sold from E3Card-EU.com) showcasing it running the recently released Payload Spoof on PS3 Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN.

Download: E3 FW 3.01 3.10 3.15 (Single Boot) / E3 FW Hermes V4b + Kakaroto 2-in-1 for 3.41 (Dual Boot)

Product Features and FAQ:

Overview

1) 32bit processor with 128K flash, has strong processing rate and high expand space.

2) MicroSD SDHC supported, can load software and game from it.

3) Multi-System supported, include WinXP/Vista/Win7/Mac OS/Linux, this means you can upgrade and use e3 card reader in most system.

4) 4M FLASH onboard, so you...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart

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179w ago - SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell has announced today that a ModNation Racers PS3 Carnival Parts Pack and Progressive Kart will arrive as part of next week's update.

To quote: The Carnival is coming to town!

Coming to PSN next Tuesday is the Carnival Parts Pack. The Carnival pack features a new group of 13 "Big Top" themed track parts to make new tracks or just make amazing tracks even better.

Dodge clowns, get big air with Bounce Pads, and jump over or "through" a Ferris wheel – The Carnival Pack lets you do it all.

Included in the Carnival Pack are 13 parts listed below.

Scene Props

• Jumbo Donut
• Fun House
• Big Top Tent
• Three different Carnival Tents

Dynamic Props

• Pop Up Clown Blocker
• Ferris Wheel
• Salt and Peeper
• Log Roll
• Bounce Pad

Track Props

• Ticket Booth
• Milk Bottle

Progressive Kart available for free next week!

We've got another special item coming to ModNation Racers next Tuesday courtesy of the fine folks at Progressive Insurance. The Progressive Kart will be available on the PSN for free starting next...
 

Video: Blood Drive Hits PS3 Tuesday, Car Combat with Zombies

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181w ago - Today Producer Deborah Haight has announced that Blood Drive hits PS3 Tuesday via PSN, and shared a video highlighting Car Combat with Zombies in action below.

To quote: Tomorrow, Blood Drive will be hitting shelves and players worldwide will be able to take part in the zombie maiming mayhem that is the Blood Drive tournament.

At its core, Blood Drive is a combat driving game. It's all about driving fast, splattering zombies and wrecking as many enemy drivers as possible. Ultimately though, the question must be asked... How did people go from a worldwide zombie apocalypse to the most ruthless, exciting, and action-packed form of sports entertainment ever?

The Blood Drive Tournament is the natural evolution for the gambling paradise in the desert city of Las Ruletas. From its early beginnings during the civil war as a center for illicit arms trading to both sides, the city has fostered a hands-on, do-it-yourself, self-empowering environment.





When the zombie apocalypse broke out, the criminal cartels in the city used their resources to preserve their little empire by cutting deals with top secret government bases in the desert. Working together towards a common goal...
 

Video: Samurai Cards for Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes PS3

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183w ago - Capcom PR Manager Brian Keltner has shared a video preview today of Samurai Cards for Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes on the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes is in stores now so we (Capcom) are bringing the fans a ton of new stuff about the game.

Throughout the week, we'll be releasing Hero Cards for each of the playable characters giving you a little back story on each character and some of their special moves. Just for the PlayStation.Blog, Capcom is giving you a preview of the first four of the 16 playable characters.

In Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes you pick one of 16 playable characters inspired by historical samurai.

Each with their own unique weapons, moves, and personality you take your warrior to the battlefields of 16th century Japan to try and conquer the country. The ultimate ending of the game takes place at the battle of Sekigahara.

Based on the character you start with and the way you work your way through the battles, the story changes and allows you to see this final battle from various perspectives. Each character charts their own course through Japan, so after finishing with one character, try another for a new...
 







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