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All round gaming fan, visit my site at www.TeamVVV.com the site is aimed both at the motor racing enthusiast and the gamer, we'll strive to cover every racing title on every format both past and present in unrivalled depth supported with both guides and analysis. So if you're a gamer or a motor enthusiast new to gaming, everyone is welcome to get stuck into the community and share the passion be it 2 wheels or 4. Team VVV will be following all key racing titles through their release and beyond maintaining the community and aiding developers with feedback and support. This will combine with news on all of the major racing, a monthly round up of notable news in both cars and bikes while focusing on major events surrounding both industries, we'll also be cherry picking the best from the world general gaming. Offering news, in-depth features and interviews with major players from both the motor and games industries asking the questions you want answered and putting real gamers and motor enthusiasts in front of the new products rather than just journalists who have no real passion at ground level.

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This week the 2013 GT Academy launched in the UK, the winner of which will gain a place in a real GT racing team and become a fully fledged professional racing driver. It sounds straight forward but becoming the best is a lot tougher than many may think. From the hours of practice, to the physical training required for those that make the grade. This is a complete challenge only for the most committed players.

The GT Academy demo is for many a first look at the forthcoming Gran Turismo 6 and a test of the graphical refinements and improvements announced to the handling model. Starting the demo in the electric Nissan Leaf, players progress on to the more powerful Nissan 370z before moving up to the Nissan GTR. Slower cars progressing to more powerful ones in gradually building the skills of the player. The final GT Academy challenge being a lap around the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone racetrack.

If you want to be in with a chance of competing, you'll need to use a wheel, turn off TCS onto a low level, find a balance on the ABS and be prepared to do a lot of laps building consistency while finding speed. Then look online at the top players, that will give you gearing and braking techniques, applying those to your driving will generally knock off up to two seconds per lap. After many laps refining your time it will become apparent whether you have what it takes to make the grade. If so you'll need to look at physical training, some PR training and perhaps some regular karting to also aid in fitness as the final winner will be expected to be a complete product ready to race and thrust into the public eye.

I've been making selection of videos for the Team VVV Youtube channel and you can see one of those below, subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/TeamVVV for more.











It's been a while since I was last on here and a busy year too, besides luanching my new website and running VVVGamer I've been going through all of the usual difficulties of maintaining an independent gaming website.

Last week I was at the Golden Joysticks and made a little video blog of my time there along with other randomness.



But if you love your R-Type the intro for the show was very impresive indeed.



It's been a while since I was last on here and a busy year too, besides luanching my new website http://www.MarsVG.com and running VVVGamer I've been going through all of the usual difficulties of maintaining an independent gaming website.

Last week I was at the Golden Joysticks and made a little video blog of my time there along with other randomness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEI-KnpuMTE

But if you love your R-Type the intro for the show was very impresive indeed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxI72ViBsOQ








After years and years of anguish GT5 is finally given a date, new trailer looks awesome so I've bunged a few screen shots below. It's been a good show so far, lots to catch up on, I'm also really keen to see Vanquish, so added a few shots for that too. :)













Vanquish from Sega, big awesome mech robot man action with big guns, it looks great, take a close look at the thumbs below.











VVVGamer
9:30 AM on 06.12.2010

It's been a while since my last blog post, a busy year but it hasn't quite held all I've been hoping but with E3 coming up it's good to regain that excitement. This years E3 represents a step very much into the unknown, yes we know Natal (or whatever it will be called) will be there along with Move and 3D-DS but the software is completely unknown at this stage and I'm hoping for a few surprises.

On the racing front it's all GT5 but word is that the Criterion Need For Speed is shaping up nicely and then Codies with their ever popular F1. So I'll be on for the conferences, those usual dulcet tones from Reggie as 50cent comes on to show how cool the new Gameboy is, :P so I'm going to get ready, hard work ahead and if you haven't been, always feel free to check out my rambles at www.VVVGamer.com


















So Christmas has come and gone and we enter a new year with all of the hopes and aspirations it brings. For me I'd like to expand my local gaming community, arrange meet-ups and talk about my passions so if you'd like to learn more, keep reading :)

VVV Gamer is all about every aspect of automotive gaming, from Forza to Outrun, Virtua Racing to Gran Turismo, Mario Kart to iRacing, basically racing on any format, if you love it, we love it. We also cover the motor industry, meeting racing stars and discussing their careers, below are a few VVV stars from 2009.


Tiff Needell - 5th Gear, Lt Tom Brown - Beat the Heat, Anthony Davidson - F1 Radio 5

Dan Greenawalt - Turn 10, Ken Block - X Games, Murray Walker - Legend!

So be it new games or retro we cover every aspect and always welcome the more mature players to discuss their roots within the gaming genre.


F-Zero - SNES, Outrun - Arcade, Super Hang-On - Arcade and MD,

Right now we're looking to grow our community team and an our community staff in general. In particular we're looking for London UK based (or near to London) racing fans who are over 18. As well as the online action I'm keen to build a group where we can meet up, go for a few beers and discuss our racing passions, giving a personal edge. You don't have to be the best player in the world (of course if you are its a bonus haha) but personality and getting involved on the site is what we're all about.



Of course running a site like VVV requires a lot of work and so we're looking for community staff, helping with competitions, or writing articles, of in you're concerned about your writing skills, whack up a few blogs? And who knows, if you put the work in, you may get some opportunities in return? Some VVV members already have.



A passion for cars or bikes? Show us your ride? If you've got a gaming set-up you want to show off, lets see that too and don't forget to add us on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube!

The key thing is no pressure, just a relaxed place to talk about your passion with like minded people and have an active hand in developing the site. So we welcome all new comers, please feel free to say hello on our forums and get stuck in!

Cheers,

Alan
Editor

http://www.VVVGamer.com







VVVGamer
9:49 PM on 12.25.2009

Well another year passes, another Christmas comes and goes, rather typically I've been burning the candle at both ends and ended up being run-down on the big day. No new games on Christmas day for me this year, its the first time thats happened for as long as I can remember, becoming a fulltime gaming journalist meaning I get many of the titles as they're released. But then things are different, not like say 20 years ago when I only ever got games at Christmas.



But I'm still having never ending fun on the Gran Turismo Academy Demo, the more I play it, the more I realise how subtly brilliant the handling really is. It's important I remember my gaming routes though, always helps in keeping that passion, a few games of ThunderFore 4 I needed I think, though nothing on XB Live arcade is grabbing me at the moment, lets hope Raiden Fighters gets a UK release soon.

Anyway I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and here's my Youtube message :)