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Event Coverage: Need For Speed Movie Red Carpet Premiere El Capitan Theater Los Angeles

US Premiere of DreamWorks Pictures "Need for Speed"
People sometimes forget that the Need For Speed franchise started back in 1994. There have been around 20 games in the series with Need For Speed Rivals being the latest addition, and also the first to punch in the latest console era.
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Need for Speed SHIFT Tournament

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We were recently informed of this ongoing contest to win some cool stuff. First off, this contest will be running from now to March 7th (it had actually started back in December). There are $40,000 in prizes to be won, and this event is aimed at the best drivers in the game.

If you’ve got what it takes, the 4 finalists will get an all-expenses-paid trip to Vancouver at EA’s Black Box studio to compete for the grand prize, which is $30,000 aimed toward a purchase on AutoTrader.com (I wonder if that means you can buy a bunch of inexpensive cars :P). Here are a few more details from a press release from December 4th:

Running from December 4th to March 7th, the tournament will challenge the world’s top racers to compete in the ultimate driving competition. Consisting of seven leaderboard qualifying periods, each round will see the fastest 16 drivers qualify for the playoffs. There is also a special wildcard qualification round in which 16 lucky entrants will automatically make the playoffs. The playoffs will pit the top 128 players in a single elimination bracket to determine the top four drivers. The top 4 will play in a live final at Black Box’s studio in Vancouver! For complete rules and regulations and to join the competition, visit www.needforspeedshift.ggl.com.

From the looks of it, this contest is open to both XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners, so if it interests you, here’s where you can sign up! For those of you who enter, good luck!

Also, just a little tidbit, be sure to read my review of the game, and if you already have it, be sure to download the free DLC that came out a few weeks ago which includes 5 new cars that are available for driving, as well as new team-based online gameplay additions! This was actually one of the better racers from 2009, in my opinion anyway.

This contest is made possible by EA Games, GGL, and AutoTrader :D.

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RACE NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT TO WIN A $30,000 CREDIT ON AUTOTRADER.COM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – December 4, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), GGL Global Gaming and AutoTrader.com today announced the Need for Speed™ SHIFT Gaming competition whereby fans will have the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in prizes, a grand prize of $30,000 toward a car on AutoTrader.com.

Running from December 4th to March 7th, the tournament will challenge the world’s top racers to compete in the ultimate driving competition. Consisting of seven leaderboard qualifying periods, each round will see the fastest 16 drivers qualify for the playoffs. There is also a special wildcard qualification round in which 16 lucky entrants will automatically make the playoffs. The playoffs will pit the top 128 players in a single elimination bracket to determine the top four drivers. The top 4 will play in a live final at Black Box’s studio in Vancouver! For complete rules and regulations and to join the competition, visit www.needforspeedshift.ggl.com.

Released in September 2009, Need for Speed SHIFT introduces a brutal first-person crash dynamic and a signature cockpit view that delivers a true driver’s experience. The game further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile — a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player. With a perfect ‘10’ score from GameSpy.com and G4TV.com, and 90+ scores from IGN.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team Xbox.com, Game Daily.com, Gametrailers.com and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years.

Need for Speed SHIFT is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, mobile and coming soon on the iPhone™. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.

ABOUT GGL GLOBAL GAMING
GGL GLOBAL GAMING (www.ggl.com) is the leader in providing Social Networking for the world’s Video Gamers by providing a global community/platform for online gamers, competition tools, and the services for aggregating scores and performance data across games, regardless of platform, software or type of “gamer”. GGL connects videogame publishers to all sorts of gamers and allows gamers the opportunity to enter into a variety of online competitions and create their own leagues (fantasy sports-style). GGL captures achievement and performance data from numerous sources and allows gamers the ability to access, share and compare the data in a competitive, social environment. Publishers utilize their relationships with GGL to market and distribute games and content; while reaching out to GGL’s millions of gamers. Gamers utilize GGL to go online, meet & make friends and compete with them while reviewing their stats and performance and managing their “gamer lives.”

ABOUT AUTOTRADER.COM
AutoTrader.com, created in 1997 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is the Internet’s leading auto classifieds marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new cars, used cars and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private owners. The site attracts about 15 million unique monthly visitors. Through innovative merchandising functionality such as multiple photos, videos, detailed descriptions and comprehensive research and compare tools, AutoTrader.com unites new and used car buyers and sellers online to improving the way people research, locate and advertise vehicles. AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more information, please visit www.autotrader.com.

About Electronic Arts
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The names, designs, and logos of all products are the property of their respective owners and used by permission. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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First Need for Speed SHIFT DLC on the Way!

Coming December 3rd in EU territories (and December 10th in NA) will be the first DLC pack to hit the newest Need for Speed title. The game is really good if you haven’t picked it up (though I did have a couple problems with it, if you’ve read my review, but overall, it was a positive experience).

The pack features a new online mode and 5 new cars to race with. As far as the new mode goes, it’s called Team Racing. According to a recently released press release:

In this mode, two teams of up to six racers will battle against each other for online supremacy. Individual driving strategy and playing it safe won’t work as team tactics and 200 mph split-second decisions are required to push your team to the podium.

As far the five new vehicles, here’s the list:

  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
  • 1967 Shelby GT-500
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
  • 1998 Toyota Supra Mark IV

Most of you already know I’m a big fan of muscle cars, so seeing 4 in the first pack is definitely a plus (though, technically, the Corvette is more along the lines of a classic sports car as opposed to a muscle car). One muscle car icon is still missing, though, and that’s a first generation Camaro. In any case, the best part about this DLC is that it’s free!

Read below for the press release from November 20th.

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Need for Speed: SHIFT – Unlock the Coke Zero Dodge Viper SRT10 or $10 off the game

Only US gamers can get a free code from MyCokeRewards to unlock the Coke Zero Dodge Viper SRT10 for Need For Speed Shift. Below is a 360 degree view of the car. If you don’t have the game you can actually get $10 off the game. These rewards are available on MyCokeRewards.com.
Click here to get $10 off SHIFT or click here to unlock the Coke Zero Dodge Viper SRT10.

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