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Need for Speed Undercover hits pavement in November

Developer Black Box's nitro button must be worn down to a nub. The studio announced today that its upcoming Need for Speed sequel, Undercover, will ship this November, pulling up to the starting line well before the 2009 release previously mentioned by EA CEO John Riccitiello. In development for...

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'Safer Scotland' places anti-drunk driving ads in 360 games

Proving that not all in-game advertising is used solely for evil, the Scottish government plans to spend £10,000 on virtual billboards to discourage drunk driving, the BBC reports today. The campaign will place anti-drunk driving messages in Xbox 360 racing games like Need for Speed: Carbon,...

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UK gets bored, bets on gaming sales charts

Now, this is just plain weird. Apparently, folks in the UK don't have enough to bet on, so they turn to the gaming industry. Bookie Paddy Power is reporting that a lot of money is riding on what game emerges as the number one seller throughout this holiday season, with the total stake coming to...

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Revolutionary: Speed Metal

Every (other) Tuesday, Mike Sylvester brings you REVOLUTIONARY, a look at the wide world of Wii possibilities. I guess it could be said that my favorite game genres are rhythm and racing. My racing wheels, bongos, dance mats, drum kit, and guitar collection stand as testament to that being fact....

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EA repents use of topless models in Need for Speed ads

Boobs have long been the marketing companion for guy stuff, like fast cars. So it seemed a natural choice for EA (or more likely, a contracted third-party ad firm) to feature a pair of scantily clad models posed with a Ferrari to promote Need for Speed: ProStreet (rated 3+ in Europe). That...

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Fanswag Weekly: Need for Speed Pro Street [update]

[Update: This giveaway is now closed and our winner has been chosen. Check your inbox (and spam box), you might be the winner.] Hooray for Fanswag! This week we're giving away EA's latest racer, Need for Speed Pro Street. We've got a brand new, sealed copy just for one lucky reader. If you'd like...

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Demo for Need For Speed: ProStreet is on Live

With all of these realistic racers like Forza and Gran Turismo, sometimes you long for Need for Speed, something a little more relaxed, something that makes you feel ... a little more like Vin Diesel. So imagine our dismay when the demo for this year's entry, Need for Speed: ProStreet featured...

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Hoor-EA! Mac games hit Apple store today

That's what they say. Publishing monolith EA has announced that four of its Cider-powered Mac OS X titles are now available to purchase on Apple's online store today. The initial burst looks to satisfy a variety of Intel Mac gamers, including those who are partial to waging futuristic war...

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EA to stop online support for six PSP games

Starting September 1st, EA will officially shut down servers for the following online-enabled PSP titles: FIFA Soccer 06 FIFA World Cup 2006 Fight Night Round 3 Madden NFL 06 NBA Live 06 In addition, Need for Speed Most Wanted will go offline starting November 1st. It looks like those...

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Need For Speed: Extreme Street Talking Interview edition

While the whole street racing genre has gotten as dry as that meatloaf we tried to call supper (the oven simply refused to let it come out until the timer went off -- the timer happened to be the smoke alarm), EA is attempting to jump start the genre with their latest Need For Speed title:...

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