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  • 11Aug

    New PSP bundle arrives August 30

    PS Vita’s on the way…eventually. But despite that, it doesn’t look as though the PSP’s going down quickly, with a new bundle arriving August 30. The “Madden NFL 12 & Need for Speed Shift PSP Entertainment Pack” offers both of those games, a PSP system and a 2GB memory card, all for $160 (like the other bundles). One last hurrah for sports and racing fans, I suppose.

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  • 09Feb

    The Ferrari is coming to Need for Speed: Shift

    The Ferrari might be one of the sexiest cars out there and now you’ll be able to drive one…virtually of course. Ferrari is coming back to the Need for Speed franchise as DLC for Shift. Starting February 18th, for $10 the DLC has 10 Ferrari cars which include the ultra rare F50 GT. The DLC adds cars and 46 new challenges designed specifically for Ferrari cards. Complete all the challenges and you can earn an additional 125 gamerpoints. Here is a list of the Ferraris that are part of the DLC: 1996 Ferrari F50 GT 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider 2005 Ferrari FXX 2005 Ferrari Superamerica 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge (Online/Quick event only) 2006 Ferrari F430 GTC (Online/Quick event only) 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 2008 Ferrari California 2008 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider

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  • 13Nov

    Guest Review – Need for Speed: Shift

    ESRB: E Genre: Racing Number of Players: 1 local, 2-8 online Publisher: EA Release Date: September 17, 2009 Available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and PSP. BUY Need For Speed is a hit franchise better known for it’s street racing-police chasing shenanigans, but EA’s new Need For Speed: Shift is a hair pin turn in a totally different direction! Fans will remember their last title, Need For Speed: Pro Street, concentrating on track racing with street cars; well Shift takes the franchise to the track once again. Instead of climbing a black list, you’ll be competing in a series of track races and climbing the Tiers to get to the “Need For Speed World Tour”. So what’s new? Shift has found several ways to engage their fans with new cars (nearly 70), new tracks (over 15), several new race types, an insightful way of leveling up, and what the

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  • 11Oct

    Guest First Look – Need for Speed: Shift

    EA Black Box hosted a Need for Speed: Shift demo event recently and I was given an opportunity to attend the event. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. Stations were set up with the game running so I took a stab at it. Mind you, I’ve never really dug the racing genre so I was a little bit hesitant to give the game a try. Instead of featuring an open world map like Burnout Paradise, it was closer to a racing simulation, comparable to Gran Turismo or Forza. Right away, I noticed the level of detail that went into the cockpit area, giving the viewer a sense of actually being the driver. Familiarizing myself with the controls, I sat on the available bar stool and set to playing. My first foray into the track was not pretty. In fact, I didn’t factor in how sensitive the controls were

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  • 29Aug

    Feeling the Need for Speed in NYC

    Thursday I was able to go and check out Need for Speed: Shift at BLVD in Manhattan. I’m not always one for racing games, but playing Shift and seeing the new areas that they’re taking this game into got me intrigued with the game. The most interesting part for me with Shift was the addition of a driver’s profile that will give you a unique persona based on your play style and skill. This will also affect how you unlock cars as well as career progression and online play. Meaning that if I want to play online matchmaking, I can play with drivers of the same skill level as myself who could also be more on the destructive side (what can I say, I like crashing through barrels). It was really fun to listen about and experience the new crash mechanics that are in Shift. Slightly Mad Studios had professional

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