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Daily News – Angry Birds Compo, Halo’s Warthog, GT5 and more

Lots of lovely news for you today.

Gran Turismo 5: David Coulthard will be racing a real 6.3 litre V8 powered Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around one of the European GT5 tracks. From 3:20pm BST on Monday 5th September until Monday 26th September, fans will be able to race against his time through the Mercedes-Benz Driving Event within the game. Coulthard’s race will be streamed online here. More info on the official PlayStation blog

Eurogamer Expo: The Eurogamer team have finally announced the developer sessions for their expo later this month. It’s a great list:

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Battlefield 3
  • Dark Souls
  • Guild Wars 2
  • id Software (creators of Rage)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • OnLive
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Prey 2
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Uncharted 3
  • Witcher 2

You can find the schedule on the Eurogamer Expo Developer Sessions page.

Cheap games: Earlier this week Ben Parfitt of MCV wrote a great article covering what happens when you buy cheap online versus indie stores. Short version: You’re killing indie retail.

Forza Motorsport 4 Warthog:

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson babbles on about the Warthog from Halo in Forza Motorsports 4’s Autovista or, as I like to call it, vehicle pr0n mode. Through some swift use of the mute button you can enjoy the absolutely beautiful model of the M12 FAV Warthog without Jeremy’s ramblings spoiling the show. Everything looks so pretty.

Forza 4 - M12 FAV Warthog

Forza Motorsport 4 - M12 FAV Warthog

Angry Birds Asian Challenge:

FinnAir are looking for 8 of the biggest Angry Birds fans to take on a special Angry Birds themed flight from Helsinki to Singapore. On the specially decorated Airbus A340, whilst on the way to Singapore, the first ever game of Angry Birds Asian Challenge game is going to take place. No idea what this game entails, other than involving the ubiquitous Angry Birds.

To enter the competition, complete an application form saying why you are the biggest Angry Birds fan and then collect as many Facebook likes as possible. The top 5 based on number of likes along with 2 or 3 people selected by the Finnair judges will find themselves on the flight.