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Slightly Mad's Project Cars coming to Wii U, has nothing to do with Pixar

Slightly Mad Studios has added Wii U to the list of platforms for its crowd-funded racing title, Project Cars. Project Cars -- standing for "community-assisted racing sim" -- is already planned for release first on PC in 2013, and later on Xbox 360 and PS3. Slightly Mad's crowd-sourced approach to...

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Slightly Mad Studios using WMD, crowd-funding for new racing game

Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios is breaking out the big guns with a crowdsourced funding scheme titled World of Mass Development, or WMD (see what we did there?), which will take its first run with a new racing game, C.A.R.S. Through WMD, Slightly Mad will release C.A.R.S.'...

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Shift 2: Unleashed 'Legends' and 'Speedhunters' DLC will be free on PC

We here at Joystiq never play the console superiority game; play on the platform you like, man. Oh, but when it comes to Shift 2 Unleashed, it would appear the PC is the superior platform -- at least, in a getting things for free kind of way. EA has announced that the Legends and Speedhunters...

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Shift 2: Unleashed DLC is for the 'Speedhunters'

Previous DLC for Shift 2: Unleashed offered up some classic cars and tracks for cash, but this next pack is all about a balance between the two: old muscle cars and expensive modern roadsters. For $9.99 on PSN and 800 MS Points ($10) on Xbox Live, you'll get two new branches, each featuring...

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Shift 2 'Legends' DLC brings some classic cars out of the garage

Are the newfangled autocontraptions in Shift 2 Unleashed a little too modern for you? Not a fan of all the vehicular bells and whistles fastened to your 21st Century whips? EA has announced a DLC pack that should give you the sweet, nostalgic release you crave. On April 24, the game will receive...

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Shift 2 Unleashed review: Pedal to the medal

It was a wise move for EA to subdue the Need For Speed in the title of its sequel to last year's first racing sim in the franchise, Need For Speed: Shift. That's not to say Shift 2 Unleashed is unworthy of the brand -- far from it -- but given how well received the last arcade-style NFS title,...

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Shift 2 featurette pits two pros in an Autolog showdown

Having already proven his absolute comprehension of the sweet science of Shift 2: Unleashed, pro racer Tommy Milner now faces an even greater challenge: besting Irish driver Darren McNamara using the game's Autolog feature. Can he preserve his honor? For America?...

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Slightly Mad Studios is currently without a project

Next week, Shift 2: Unleashed will race to retail, but the post-launch festivities at developer Slightly Mad Studios are a bit dampened by the news of layoffs. According to comments made by studio head Ian Bell to GI.biz (registration required), another project that was underway has been suddenly...

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Watch a pro driver play Shift 2 Unleashed

It's no secret that real professional race drivers play racing video games, sometimes even for training. EA has released a video of Dubai 24h winner Tommy Milner taking Shift 2 Unleashed, which hits March 29, through its paces in a Corvette C6.R GT1 at Leguna Seca. He's really, really good....

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Shift 2 Unleashed preview: Night rider

Back in November, EA showed us an early version of Shift 2 Unleashed, which touts Autolog implementation and a new immersive helmet cam designed to make what was one of the most lifelike racers even more, well, lifelike. At a San Francisco hotel earlier this week, I was given full access to the...

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