There was a time when gamers played car racing games just to transport themselves to a world that would never be theirs in real life, but the Nismo PlayStation GT Academy has consigned that sort of thinking to the past. The competition challenges gamers to complete a variety of challenges and competitions on the Gran Turismo 6 video game for PlayStation 3, with the overall winner getting a chance to become a racecar driver for real.
The Nismo PlayStation GT Academy's best performers win a place at Race Camp, which takes place at the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi. The winner of the program is then enrolled in "one of the most advanced driver development programs in the world" and a season's racing in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Who said video games are just for losers chasing make-believe dreams?
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