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    Report: Hot Wheels loses Ferrari diecast contract to Chinese company
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    If you're anything like this writer, chances are you've got a diecast model or two kicking around the house. And if one of those models replicates a Ferrari, chances are it's made by Hot Wheels. The Mattel brand secured an exclusive contract from the Maranello automaker in the late 1990s, but the ...

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    Video: Streetpong is the cure for pedestrian boredom
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    A group of Germans have come up with an ingenious way to prevent jaywalking and entertain pedestrians at the same time. It's called Streetpong, and the idea is already at work in the real world at one lone intersection. Streetpong adds a small touchscreen to the buttons usually used to trigger ...

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    Report: BBC signs deal for theme park that could have Top Gear attractions
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    Paramount Pictures has been working for two years on plans to open a theme park about 45 minutes outside of London, called, would you believe, Paramount London. The corporate entity behind the project, London Resort Company Holdings, has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide that will allow the park ...

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    Official: Playstation's Driveclub gets dynamic weather, new tracks
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    Our impressions of the Sony Playstation 4's first racing title, DriveClub, were not particularly positive. That'd have been a real problem ten years ago, when a developer couldn't easily add new content to a game, but today's world of constantly connected consoles makes it easy for new features ...

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    Review: The Crew [w/video]
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    Beautiful, Vast, And With Loads Of Unfulfilled Potential Lofty promises and lovely trailers have become Ubisoft's modus operandi of late. Gaming enthusiasts as a whole have seen it in the company's other, non-auto-related franchises, while we've observed this tendency in the lead up to Ubi's ...

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    Video: Can an actual Ford F-150 ride on 4 Power Wheels F-150s?
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    A lot of kids are rough on their toys, especially when it comes to those made to be used outside, like a four-wheeled kid-size Power Wheels. Whether it's cruising through the sand box, carrying piles of rocks in the driveway or crashing around trees in the backyard, these motorized vehicles often ...

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    Report: Lego Technic endurance racer pieces it all together [w/video]
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    This year's motorsports season has nearly come to an end, and it's time to settle in for the long winter. If you need something to help stay busy, Lego is preparing an awesome-looking kit for endurance racing fans. The Lego Technic 24 Hours Race Car is a pastiche of Le Mans racers like the ...

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    Official: Ride may be the motorcycle racing sim you've bee waiting for [w/video]
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    In September Milestone, the developer behind the MotoGP videogame, announced an offering that would "alter the concept of motorcycle video games forever" called Ride, slated for release in Spring 2015 on Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Steam and PC. Thanks to a press release we have a few ...

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    Report: Aussie retailers pulling updated Grand Theft Auto V from shelves
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    GTA V features an "R18+" rating in Australia, the equivalent of a "Mature" rating in North America. The re-release of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't only shoved the open-world title back into the spotlight, but it's portrayal of sex, violence and crime is getting a closer look, leading some stores ...

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    Official: New Forza Horizon 2 pack features Chevy Monte Carlo SS, Audi RS6 Avant [w/video]
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    The latest car pack for Forza Horizon 2 is hitting Xbox Live today, giving Xbox One owners a shot at six new vehicles that date back to 1970. Leading the charge in the hearts and minds of the Autoblog staff is, of course, the 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, one of the most 80s-tastic performance ...

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