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Need for Speed seals Mega Brands deal

Mega Bloks is to launch a range of Need for Speed construction toy sets, it has been confirmed. The line is due to launch in summer 2011 and is targeted at both building fans and collectors, including authentic vehicles and play-sets. Vic Bertrand, chief innovation officer, Mega Brands, commented: "We’re …

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EA: Shift 2 can beat sterile GT5

Just hours before Sony’s Gran Turismo 5 at last arrives at UK retail, publisher EA has said that its upcoming racer Shift 2: Unleashed can offer a more authentic driving experience” that Polyphony’s racer. If you look at Hot Pursuit and Gran Turismo, there is a big difference in those …

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UK CHARTS: Black Ops still top

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is today celebrating its second week at No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. In doing so it successfully fends off the advances of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and EA’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which claim second and third place …

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NFS Shift 2 dated for spring

EA has announced that Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next spring. The announcement comes just days ahead of the arrival of Criterion’s first stab at a Need for Speed title, called Hot Pursuit, arrives at UK retail on Friday. The …

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Hot Pursuit demo reaches 2m downloads

The Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit demo has been downloaded 2m times in just two weeks, EA confirmed today. Players clocked up more than 54m miles of road racing and over 20m successful police busts from the day the demo arrived on October 26th to November 9th. During the course …

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Need for Speed reviews impress

The first reviews for EA’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit are live, and it looks as if the publisher and developer Criterion has a big hit on its hands. At the time of writing the (PS3 version of the) game is averaging a very impressive 92 per cent on Metacritic. …

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Hot Pursuit ‘is best NFS yet’

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will be the best game in the racing series’ 16 year history, says EA. The firm told MCV that the combination of acclaimed developer Criterion Games, a socially-focused online mode and official car licences makes the franchise more accessible than before. UK product manager for …

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EA takes blame for NFS decline

Speaking to an audience at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, EA boss John Riccitiello has outlined EA’s role in the critical decline of Need for Speed – but also asserted that the series is once again in pole position. If you went back …

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Need For Speed World tops 1m users

More than one million users are playing EA’s Need For Speed World. The online-only racer went live in late July and attracted racing fans with a new MMO-style take on the Need For Speed series. EA is celebrating the game’s accomplishment by opening its content to all players. As of …

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