So Rod comes back again, this time messing around both the E36 M3 and the 135i around Nordschliefe.

You can read the article here

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As always, you can find more pics on our gallery

I figured I should post up some other site reviews and scores to keep the news flowing up until release date. I'll hopefully have mine done soon.

Official Xbox Magazine (9.0) http://www.oxmonline.com/article/reviews/xbox-360/m-r/need-speed-shift

Ign.com – (9/10) http://ps3.ign.com/articles/102/1023568p1.html

Metacritic Summary (NA) http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/needforspeedshift?q=need%20for%20speed%20shift

GameTrailers.com (8.7) http://www.gametrailers.com/game/need-for-speed-shift/10880

More will come, along with the two site articles here soon enough.

Rod Chong, from NFS associated blog, SpeedHunters, did a nice article showing up what to expect when upgrading your Toyota Corolla AE86 on NFS: Shift.

You can view the article here

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You can view the images here

Demo
Prior to some misconceptions, EA will be releasing a demo after all, however the demo will not be available until after the full game is released, most likely nearer to the end of this month, beginning of next month. There will be two tracks and four cars available, with a possibility to win a fifth car.

Iphone
Since Apple has announced Shift for the Iphone, these are the first exclusive screenshots available.


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As always you can take a look at all the screenshots here.


There are two new videos released today.

The first is the Spa Francorchamps.

Spa is one of the world's classic race courses so when it came to deciding which tracks we wanted in the game Spa was an obvious inclusion. It offers a great combination of incredible straights where you get to really test the top speed of your car and some brutal turns where you'll need all your handling skills to survive in tact.


The second is the London River Circuit
London is one of the most interesting courses in the game and definitely one of the best for close-contact, top speed racing. Check out this guide to find out how to get the most out of the track. To really enjoy yourself on the course site behind the wheel of the Aston Martin DB-R or the Maserati MC-12.

Well, everyone has been anticipating a demo for NFS: Shift, however, the closer we get to the release date, it has been officially stated that the demo will not be coming.

“In the last few weeks we've received a lot of messages and forum posts about a demo so we're currently looking into the feasibility of releasing a demo for SHIFT. We are committed to releasing the best Need for Speed game so we kept the entire team working on the game to make sure we release a really great experience.

We're really proud of what the guys at SMS and Black Box have created and we can't wait to get the game in your hands.”


And here is the video for the Car Battle mode where it is a 1-on-1 race of stock vehicles, where your skill is put to the test competing once and for all to show which car is better.

http://www.needforspeed.com has been updated to a fresher look.

More news to come this evening

a couple new videos as well. The first is an alternative commercial, all you hear is the car sounds, and see the text of gaming sites review quotes.



The second video is a Renault Megane trailer.


These are the PC MINIMUM System Requirements according to NFS Shift Site.

Required – Internet Connection
OS - Windows XP (Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) / Windows 7
Processor – Intel Core™2 Duo 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory – XP: 1 GB RAM; Vista/Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM
Hard Drive – 6 GB
DVD Drive - 8 SPEED
Video Card – 256 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX - DirectX 9.0c compatible
Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
Input - Keyboard, Mouse
Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad

Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

In Part Three of our track guides we visit Willow Springs in California. As one of the oldest courses in the game this is a welcome addition for any gamer looking for a tough but rewarding challenge. Over the years Willow Springs has found a place in the hearts of many motoring enthusiasts so much so that a large group successfully mounted a campaign for the track to be added to the list of Californian Points of Historial Interest in 1996.



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Source: Gamerzine Blog

A few people have asked what visual differences are made to the cockpit after you upgrade your vehicle with the ‘Cockpit Upgrade’ option. So, rather than explain, we thought we’d show you.

Here are some before and after shots of the Ford Focus ST, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and Porsche Cayman S, showing the car’s factory cockpit and the custom upgrade. Each car has been fully upgraded to Cockpit Upgrade Level Three which, as you can see from the shots, provides a custom steering wheel, custom seats and additional gauges. If you want a closer look, just click the images.

It’s worth bearing in mind that this upgrade is purely cosmetic and has no effect on your vehicle’s performance. And if you don’t like the look of it afterwards, you can always sell the upgrade and revert back to the original factory design.

Ford Focus ST


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Porsche Cayman S

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4

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