Jean Todt, Oculus Rift and polished concrete – it’s the week in pictures

The big picture news of the week was the partnership between motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, and Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital.

As you can see, FIA President Jean Todt amused Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi no end at the press conference. There it was announced that four tracks in Gran Turismo 6 have been certified by the FIA, with more to come. That will make it the first game to feature FIA-certified content. Which is largely meaningless, other than enabling an FIA Online Championship, which is planned to launch in 2015.

It’s a strange and curious thing, that championship. But here’s a photo of Jean Todt looking bored at the wheel of GT6:

Jean Todt, Gran Turismo 6

Is virtual reality going to catch on this time? There are similarities to 3D, which has uniformly failed to take hold in the home. But it could also lend itself to asymmetry, which is trendy.

Who better to ask than children? They might be idiots, but they’re the only future we’ve got. Researching types Dubit got some boys and girls to play with Oculus Rift to find out.

Oculus Rift - girls Oculus Rift - boys

Turns out they like it, and want to play Minecraft. Good luck with that.

Finally, a picture classic: new offices for a localisation company. This time it’s Synthesis, who have opened an office in Mexico City, where they’ll do localisation for Spanish speaking Latin American countries.


Now I like polished concrete as much as the next man, but it’s a bit stark, isn’t it? Some soft furnishings wouldn’t go amiss. It’s probably quite warm over there though, isn’t it? Might keep the place nice and cool. They probably know what they’re doing.

FIA/Polyphony credit: PlayStation Europe – FlickrSome rights reserved

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