Sunday, May 25, 2014

Let's Do The News! (May 25, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- IT'S THE NEW CITROEN DS3!* Sort of. Facelifted version of the first of the Citroen DS range features new LED headlamps, all-new Active City Brake technology, new Euro6-compliant engines and new personalisation options.

2015 Citroen DS3

2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio

- IT'S THE NEW AUDI A7!* Again, sort of. Audi's four-door coupe features a brave new face, updated software, and new engine powerplants including a new 3.0 TDi ultra.

2015 Audi S7
2015 Audi A7

- The Nissan GT-R returns to Le Mans next year as the Japanese car company confirms GT-R LM Nismo for next year's endurance race.

- For this year's Villa d'Este concourse, Mini has collaborated with Touring, the coachbuilder behind the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante that Jeremy Clarkson drove on TG Season 21, to create a Mini Superleggera one-off EV speedster.

Good God. It’s the Mini Superleggera concept
Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

- The Uta no Prince-sama series has a large fanbase as well as an ever-expanding doujin community but game publisher Broccoli issued a warning against doujin groups, saying that they will terminate the distribution of doujin (fan-made) Uta-Pri items, stating that it's copyright infringement. The fans showed violent reactions regarding Broccoli's announcement.

- After a long wait, Frederator Studios' Cartoon Hangover finally streamed the 10th episode of Bravest Warriors season 2. This episode is titled "The Parasox Pub" and the Emotion Lord seeks revenge on Chris. Check it out!

- The YouTube gaming channel, Machinima, streamed all 12 episodes, plus a prologue, on the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist web series. This web series discovers the secret origin of our favorite Street Fighter characters; Ryu and Ken. Even though this is a web-series, it is also plan to air on TV, on-demand, or on DVD and Blu-Ray in the near future.

- Back to the Senkaku Islands stand-off, the People's Republic of China says that their fighter jets were scrambled in response of the intrusion of Japanese planes.

- A US admiral warns that the worsening maritime territorial rows in Asia may trigger a winner-take-all scenario that the PRC has the upper hand.

- A Filipino was executed in Qatar last month by the Doha Criminal Court for espionage and economic sabotage.

- Doctor Who returns this August 2014! Check out the teaser!

- The Forza Motorsport 5 Season Pass is now extended for two monthly car packs and get this! In advance, the DLC Pack for June is scheduled for May 30, Friday! They moved up the release schedule as part of their gratitude.

- Deep Silver Games, a division of Koch Media, announced Metro Redux; two Metro games (from Metro 2033 to last year's Metro Last Light) fully remastered for the Xbox One, PlayStation4, and Windows PC. Return to post-nuclear Moscow as Artyom in the revised versions of two Metro games based on the best selling novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

- The name of the Superman Vs. Batman movie was finally announced. It will be titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and shooting for the epic showdown between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is underway.

- Here comes another Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks short! It's titled A Case for the Bass hard could it be for AppleJack to become a bass?

- Universal announced a movie version of Mattel's Monster High dolls franchise for Autumn 2016 release? AWESOME!

- Check out the official teaser trailer for Disney's new 3D movie, Big Hero 6.

- The Chevrolet Malibu scored the most number of recalls, not the Cobalt and the ignition switch problems that triggered an outrage for General Motors.

- The Infiniti QX70 removed the V8 engine for the 2015 model year, leaving the 325HP 3.7L V6 engine as the only engine available for this model. To compensate, the QX70 now comes with 21-inch dark-finish alloys with matching exterior highlights, paddle shifters, heated and cooled front sport seats and adaptive lighting. The stuff that was originally exclusive for the V8 model (now removed) can now be seen on the V6 model for the first time.

2015 Infiniti QX70 - front three-quarter view, blue
Infiniti QX70

- Factor Aurelio Automobile burst into scene at the 2014 Trans Sport Show at SMX Convention Center. Situated in Laguna, the company takes it name after Kevin Factor, an engineering student at Adamson, and Brendan Aurelio, the owner of Pacita Fibertech. They've showcased two prototype machines; one is powered by a Honda B16A engine and the other is powered by a turbocharged Mitsubishi 4G63T engine. In a report from Top Gear Philippines, Kevin Factor told that these locally-made sportscars are almost done and the reason of why they chose a 4-cylinder engine is because it's easier to service and thanks to the abundance of spare parts.

If completed, it will be cost at a cheap 1.5 to 1.6 million Pesos and for exclusivity; production is limited to 10 units.

This is what a couple of Philippine-made concept supercars look like


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