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Need for Speed Shift

Platform(s): PC, PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: EA
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Release Date: Sept. 15, 2009 (US), Sept. 17, 2009 (EU)

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'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) Game With Titan Maximum Fame

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT

Designed to deliver a true driver's experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience. Players are thrust into the loud, intense, and athletic experience of racing a car from the driver's perspective through the combination of perception based G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view, and the all-new brutally disorienting crash dynamic. Need for Speed SHIFT features an accurate, accessible physics-based driving model that allows you to feel every impact, every change of track surface and every last bit of grip as you push yourself to the edge.

Shift into high gear! Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers. Need for Speed Shift delivers an authentic and immersive driving experience developed by Slightly Mad Studios in collaboration with executive producer Michael Mann at Black Box and senior vice president Patrick Soderlund at EA Games Europe. Slightly Mad Studios includes developers and designers that worked on the critically acclaimed games GT Legends and GTR 2. Need for Speed Shift replicates the true feeling of racing high-end performance cars like never before. Players are thrust into the heart of the action with immersive and exciting features including a stunningly realistic first-person cockpit view camera and an all-new crash mechanic, providing an unrivalled sensation of the speed and feeling of racing a car on the extreme edge of control.

Need for Speed Shift will feature 18 authentic race tracks and over 65 pixel-perfect cars including the one-of-a-kind BMW M3 GT2 that will grace the cover. The spectacular Shift cover car is one of the fastest, most powerful cars ever to be featured in a Need for Speed game.

Titan Maximum is an animated series that debuted September 27 on the Adult Swim late-night programming block on Cartoon Network. Created by Matthew Senreich and Tom Root, it's a parody of other large-scale mecha animated series. To celebrate the show's release, the show's creators and actors will join Xbox Live Gold Members in a special Game with Fame session October 2. If you're a Gold member (if you're not a Member, upgrade now!) join us Friday, October 2 starting at 7:00 P.M. ET to discuss Titan Maximum.

It's easy and fun! And you'll get to meet the talent behind Titan Maximum. Joining us for the event will be the Executive Producer of the show, voice actor and noted comedian Seth Green, the show's creators Matt Senreich and Tom Root, and actor and writer Breckin Meyer (all of whom were nominated for an Emmy for their work on Robot Chicken).

The team from Titan Maximum will be playing Need for Speed SHIFT, so you might want to practice your racing skills!

Date: Friday, October 2, 2009

Time: 7:00 P.M. ET/4:00 P.M. PT

Game: Need for Speed SHIFT

Look for the following Gamertags and send off an invite:

  • palmer of titan
  • jodi of titan
  • sasha of titan
  • willie of titan

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