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Gran Turismo World Series 2022 Begins

The flagship esports event of Gran Turismo, the GT World Series, starts on Monday 21st March, in Gran Turismo 7, with the 2022 Series Test Season.

However it’s clear from the rather short calendar and quite odd race choices that this event will be more about testing Gran Turismo 7’s ability to succeed GT Sport in this department. The races, four in each championship, will take place over the next week, and the calendar is as follows:

Nations Cup

  • Round 1 – March 21 – Tsukuba Circuit/Mazda Roadster (ND) 2015 – 7 laps
  • Round 2 – March 24 – Tsukuba Circuit/Mazda Roadster (ND) 2015 – 7 laps
  • Round 3 – March 26 – Tsukuba Circuit/Mazda Roadster (ND) 2015 – 7 laps
  • Round 4 – March 28 – Tsukuba Circuit/Mazda Roadster (ND) 2015 – 10 laps

Manufacturers Cup

  • Round 1 – March 22 – Deep Forest/Gr.3 – 5 laps
  • Round 2 – March 25 – Mount Panorama/Gr.4 – 4 laps
  • Round 3 – March 27 – Suzuka Circuit/Gr.3 – 4 laps
  • Round 4 – March 29 – Laguna Seca/Gr.4 – 7 laps

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Sony Executive Fired After Pedophilia Allegations

A senior vice president at Sony Interactive Entertainment has been terminated from the company after being reportedly caught in a pedophile sting operation video.

As reported by CNET, George Cacioppo, a senior vice president at SIE, who had been at the company for eight years, was fired after footage from the vigilante justice group People vs Preds alleged he arranged to meet a 15-year-old-boy for sex.

In the video a cameraman posing as the boy in question can be seen walking towards a man they claim to be Cacioppo, before asking if his name is “Jeff”. The man, wearing a PS5 t-shirt and whose face is caught on camera, then quickly heads back into the house before closing the door. Following the interaction between the pair, the cameraman can be heard yelling to the neighborhood, “This guy invited over a 15-year-old boy to have sex with him tonight.”

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GTAV & GTA Online to Launch on PS5/Xbox on Nov 11

Rockstar Games has announced that the enhanced, new-generation version of Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles on November 11 2021.

When it launches, GTAV will become one of very few titles ever made available in the same form across three generations of console. The title is coming up on eight years old, launching on PS3 and X360 in September 2013, and is already one of the best-selling video games of all time, with 140 million sales cumulatively across two console generations and PC.

Of course it’s currently available to new-gen console owners through backwards compatibility with the PS4/XB1 version, but Rockstar has been working on this new version to take advantage of the PS5/Xbox Series technologies and capabilities.

Details are scarce right now as to precisely what that means, but you can expect quicker loading times, more detail and greater draw distances, and improved audio. The PS5 version will likely also use the new functionality of the DualSense controller.

Rockstar also notes that the PS5/Xbox Series versions of GTAV will be “expanded”, although we’re going to have to wait to discover exactly how.

As well as GTAV, a new-gen version of the standalone GTA Online title will also arrive on November 11. This too is “expanded and enhanced”, and again we’ll need to wait to find out the nature of both.

However Rockstar did share that there’ll be some “fun surprises” in store to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the title that essentially launched the series in its current form, Grand Theft Auto III.