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NFS: Fastest Days of the Year – Shift

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On the fourth day of the Need for Speed Fastest Days of the Year, we are happy to share this trailer from Need for Speed: Shift with you. Hold on tight, as this second foray into the realm of simulation racing lives on the ragged edge!

The first game of the Shift sub-series, it was also the first in the franchise to feature a high-detail first-person camera, a customizable dash, as well as a highly in-depth tuning system. Shift was wildly successful and helped set the bar for what real racing looks and feels like!

This cutting-edge entry in the NFS franchise makes for a great gift for any racing enthusiast or gamer on your list, regardless of age or skill level! Pick it up on sale for $19.99 on Origin! For more information or to buy, click here.

The Run: Title Update 1.3 for XBOX 360 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Need for Speed: The Run title update version 1.3 is now out for the XBOX 360. To download this title update, turn on your XBOX 360, start Need for Speed: The Run, and your console will prompt you to download and install the version 1.3 patch.

New features for this patch include improvements to Single Player resetting behavior, Multiplayer fixes to camera, cross-console connectivity, Autolog updates and more!

For more information on the patch and a full list of fixes, visit this page.

The Run: Presenting the Fatlace Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (C10)

It brings us joy to announce a new car for your NFS: The Run garage: the Fatlace Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R C10! Those who appreciate a delicate balance of form and function can look no further than this legendary Japanese classic that is ready to bring its racing pedigree and timeless style to the ultimate cross-country race that is The Run.

Be sure to pick up the Fatlace Skyline GT-R, as well as 8 other unique tuned cars, exclusively in the NFS The Run Signature Edition Booster Pack, available for all platforms on December 20th! For more information, click here.

NFS: Fastest Days of the Year – Pro Street

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The Fastest Days of the Year are among us. Today we take a trip down memory lane and look back at NFS: Pro Street. Pro Street was the first simulation style title of the franchise. Remember heating up your tires before taking off the line with your wheels in the air on the drag strip quarter-mile, or maybe reaching extreme breakneck top speeds in the High Octane Speed Challenges. Pro Street was also the first Need for Speed game to feature full-car damage.

To enjoy more Pro Street videos, click here.

If you are looking for a good inexpensive stocking stuffer for the racer in your life, or you are on a budget and just want this title for yourself, this game makes a great gift for those racers of all ages and skill levels.

Need for Speed Pro Street is on sale right now for only $9.99 on Origin! For more information, click here.

NFS The Run: Signature Edition Booster Pack

Next week the Signature Edition Booster Pack for Need for Speed The Run will be released.

This DLC gives you exclusive access to 9 monsterous cars, each customized and tuned to perfection to give you an edge over the competition. Race and challenge your friends with Signature Editions of the Nissan GTR Spec-V, Porsche 911 GT3 RS4.0, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, El Camino, Ford GT, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mazda RX7 RZ, BMW M3 E30 and the Nissan 370Z.

You can get a first impression of the cars in this trailer:
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The Signature Edition Booster Pack will be available to download December 20th, 2011. There are no details about costs yet, or if it’ll come to the PC, but we will keep you informed.

NFS The Run: Title Update 1.3 Release Notes

Title update 1.3 for Need for Speed The Run is out now on PlayStation 3, and will be out shortly for XBOX 360. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the game, we appreciate all your comments and the devs have worked hard on this update, taking many into consideration.

The update will be available at different times around the globe, so please be patient if it’s not available for you right now.

Here is a short list of the updates:

Improvements to reset behavior in Single Player:
When players go off track, they will be reset back onto the track (similar to the reset behavior in online multiplayer races) instead of at the last checkpoint. Crashes will still result in a reset to the last checkpoint.
We’ve modified the reset behavior for a number of tracks in The Run where resets seemed too close to the main race route. This should reduce some frustration for players where they’ve suddenly been reset by just barely going off course.
Multiplayer – reduce the severity of racer to racer collisions in multiplayer races and jarring reactions by the game camera.
Multiplayer – Fix to address a connectivity issues sometimes seen when attempting to join multiplayer sessions on PS3
Multiplayer – Fix for load and connectivity issues being experienced on PS3.
Autolog – fix an issue where the Autolog friends list would sometimes appear empty and Speedwalls would display ‘Your Friend’ instead of the proper friends name.
We’ll let you know as soon as the patch is released on Xbox 360. As for PC, we do have a patch in the works but no ETA on when it will be released.

Need for Speed The Run Time Attack Community Challenge – Tioga Run

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The third week of the Need for Speed The Run Time Attack communiy challenge has begun!

This is a weekly challenge where EA puts the community’s driving skills to the test by challenging everyone to beat their times in a Challenge Series event. For the third week they’ve got a real technical track for you to conquor.  NFSDrew put down a time of 2:56:21 in the Tioga Run event in the National Park Challenge Series.

Here’s how to enter this challenge:
1. Beat NFSDrew’s time in the same Challenge Series event
2. Grab a picture of your race time on the post-race screen
3. Twitpic it to @NeedForSpeed with the hashtag #NFSTheRunTimeAttack.

(They’ll also take video entries; just be sure to submit your video as a response to their Time Attack video on YouTube.)

At the end of the week they’ll randomly draw from the pool of all entries one lucky winner who will receive a very cool prize from the Need for Speed swag cabinet!

A couple of rules you need to be aware of:
– There are no regional restrictions for this challenge. Anybody anywhere in the world can enter!
– This competition is open to all platforms.
– You can use any car available in the Challenge Series event
– Your twitpic and/or video must clearly display your race time. If they can’t read it, it won’t be considered a valid entry
– If you do choose to submit via YouTube video, it must be submitted as a response to their video
– Use of cheat programs or trainers is prohibited
– A player can only win one week in a row

Good luck!