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Posts tagged “need for speed: shift”

Vroomosity: New Need For Speed Shift Demo

Games with cars. As far as I'm concerned, none were released this year. Why? Because I didn't play any. Except those which involve shooting whilst driving in cars, and they don't count, because guns are more important than cars in terms of ludographic taxonomy. So here isn't a second demo of a game which didn't come out this year, which doesn't include a car which…

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Need For Speed: Shift Demo

The most recent version of Need For Speed, precariously titled one consonant away from profanity, "Shift", now boasts a PC demo. There aren't many mirrors up yet, so I'm going to suggest you get it from here. It's 1.13gb, and features racing cars, and the tracks that love them. I'll update that link when a more sensible mirror list can be found. UPDATE: UK mirror…

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Shift Release, Trailer Shows Donnington

Vrooom, etc. Need For Speed is like some kind of proper racing game again, with Shift recreating the great and the good of motor-racing tracks from around the world. One of the most famous in the UK, Donnington, is trailered below, and the game footage does look pretty extraordinary. That said, we've yet to actually get our hands on a copy of this 13th NFS…

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Um, The Game? Need For Speed: Shift Trailers

For a while the Need For Speed games became something... we weren't paying much attention to. Then Shift was announced, and everyone sat up to take notice. Why? Because it's being made by Slightly Mad Studios, a team made up of people responsible for the stunning GT Legends and GTR games. Jim writes much about it here. So a crop of new trailers appear, and…

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The Future Of Need For Speed

It's been interesting to watch EA's ongoing approach with the Need For Speed series over the past few years, and it now seems to be getting rather more complex. The past couple of generations of the series (it's up to around a dozen games now) had each game delivered with a new "angle", beyond simply being the next generation in the franchise, with ideas such…

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