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NEEDforSEAT Challenge! Monday, 12.11.2012
MW2Need for Speed Most Wanted is available and to get the perfect gameplay experience you need a real race chair! We are excited that together with NEEDforSEAT we're able to give away a stylish DXRACER "SPEED" for your desk / "virtual cockpit"!

NFS-Planet NEEDforSEAT Challenge


The DXRACER seats are inspired by the car seat production and are designed for long and comfortable sitting, perfect for Office and Gaming! The DXRACER SPEED is a sporty swivel chair with a fine racing appearance. The ductile imitation leather cover and the attractive carbon-look on the flip side fits perfect to NFS Most Wanted!

Need for Seat


To get your hands on this exclusive chair you just have to answer two simple questions and participate at the raffle for the DXRACER SPEED!

Click here for further information:

» NEEDforSEAT Challenge
» Website of NeedforSeat
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NFS-Planet Easter Egg Search 2012 Sunday, 08.04.2012
Happy EasterA little later than planned, but we don't want to break our tradition so we're happy to announce that the annual easter egg search on NFS-Planet has started!

The easter bunny hid 20 easter eggs, just like the one you can see to your right.
Just browse through the site and if you can find at least 5 eggs, you get the chance to win one of the following prizes!

Whereever you find an easter egg, just click on it and it will be marked as "found". Of course you\'ll need a NFS-Planet account and you have to be logged in. Once you could find at least 5 eggs, you automatically participate in the raffle where you have the chance to win one of the following prizes:
  • 5x NFS Fan Packages (NFS Hot Pursuit Mug, Shift 2 Unleashed T-Shirt, NFS Keychain)
  • 3x NFS Carbon Caps + NFS Keychain
  • 1x NFS Hot Pursuit Banner
  • 10x NFS Keychain

Many thanks to Electronic Arts for the prizes.

The easter egg search is only open to egg hunters until April 15th 2012. The winners will be announced a few days later.

Not registered yet? Get here your free member account!

You can find details about the easter egg search here:

» NFS-Planet Easter Egg Search 2012
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GameRanger supports classic NFS titles Friday, 08.04.2011
GameRangerWhen online multiplayer servers of older games are being » shut down, fans of classic Need for Speed games are left with using tools like Hamachi to keep their multiplayer experience alive.

An new comfortable possibility is » GameRanger, a free tool which allows you to continue playing classic games with your friends. There are more than 600 games and demos supported and now the following NFS games just were added:

- Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
- Need for Speed: High Stakes
- Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
- Need for Speed: Underground 2
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Need for Speed: Shift


In addition to connecting with your friends, GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings.

If you want to know more about GameRanger, click here:

» GameRanger
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NFS Hot Pursuit: PC-Patch v1.03 Thursday, 17.03.2011
NFS Hot PursuitThe new PC-Patch v1.03 for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was just made available, fixing problems with several graphic cards and their resulting crashes:

Fixes account for almost half (47%) of the crashes caused by the top 10 problems reported by our users. Specifically, crashes and rendering problems on ATI Radeon X1300, X1550 and X1800 graphics cards have been addressed. Fixes are also included for Intel embedded graphics chipsets such as the Intel GMA 500, Intel GMA 600 and Intel GMA X3000 which are running older graphics drivers.

Another crash bug has also been resolved when running on graphics hardware that does not support DirectX Shader Model 3.0.


You can download the patch here:

» NFS Hot Pursuit PC-Patch v1.03
» NFS Hot Pursuit: Patches
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Shift 2 Unleashed Live Developer Chat Thursday, 17.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThis weekend you get the unique chance to get in touch with the developers in the Shift 2 Unleashed Live Developer Chat!

This Saturday at 1 PM PST (or 8 PM GMT), SHIFT 2 Unleashed Lead Designer, Andy Tudor, will join NFSDrew for a live developer video Q&A about the fastest racing game on Earth. In the chat, you'll be able to ask Andy and Drew questions about the game and have them answered in real time. They'll also be explaining the finer mechanics and details behind SHIFT 2 Unleashed's gameplay, and if you play your cards right, you could win a prize.

You can find a link to the live stream under the following link:

» Shift 2 Unleashed: Live Developer Chat
» Live Developer Chat Announcement @ NeedforSpeed.com

» Preorder Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed at Amazon.co.uk!
» Preorder Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed at Amazon.com!
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NFS Hot Pursuit: Game with the Devs Tuesday, 22.02.2011
NFS Hot PursuitThe recently announced content-pack Armed & Dangerous for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is available for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 as of February 22nd.

The Need For Speed community team and Criterion give you the opportunity to game with the developers on February 25th and try out the new DLC:

Get Armed & Dangerous with Criterion! This Friday, February 25th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM EST, the Need For Speed community team and Criterion will be online to play with you! We'll be playing some standard Hot Pursuit, as well as the newly released Armed & Dangerous DLC (which begins arriving tomorrow, Feb 22nd).

For more information and instructions on how to participate, please visit the official Need for Speed website:

» Hot Pursuit Game with Devs Session @ NeedforSpeed.com

» Order Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.co.uk!
» Order Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.com!
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NFS World: Create a Track Contest Friday, 21.01.2011
NFS World OnlineEA started a new Create a Track Contest, where you can create your own track in Need for Speed World! Well, to be specific, you have to define a route in a large NFS World map. The entries are judged by Marc De Vellis (NFS World Producer) and Azlan Mustapha (NFS World Designer) and the best track will be created and implemented in the game!

Create a Track Contest


The participation is quite simple. Paint your route on the large map of NFS World using an image editing program and send the picture to NFSDrew.

You can find more details about the Create a Track Contest here:

» NFS World: Create a Track Contest
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Anniversary Competition: The Quiz-Challenge! Thursday, 18.11.2010
JubiläumsgewinnspielTime to celebrate! Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was finally released in Europe AND we want to celebrate our 10-year anniversary! This is why we set up an Anniversary Competition to give out some cool prizes!

Although, we thought one competition won't be enough for this occasion, so we decided to create a series of raffles, to challenge you in different ways. The first competition will be our Quiz-Challenge, where you have to use your head show your knowledge about Need for Speed.

So let's see how much you really love NFS! Core NFS fans shouldn't have any problems with the questions, but if you're new to Need for Speed, you might find the answers on NFS-Planet. ;)

You can win one of the following prizes:

  • 7x NFS Hot Pursuit Package (2 Poster, NFS HP Cup, Keychain)
  • 1x PS3 Blu-Ray Disc Remote Control + Keychain
  • 1x
  • 1x NFS Shift T-Shirt

Many thanks to Electronic Arts for sponsoring of the prizes!

Cup Keychain


The Quiz Challenge runs until November 28th 2010 and after that we will start the next part of our Anniversary Competition, with new chances for everybody.

Good luck!

» Anniversary Competition: Quiz-Challenge

» Order Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.co.uk!
» Order Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.com!
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NFS Hot Pursuit Demo is coming! Monday, 25.10.2010
NFS Hot PursuitThe Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Demo will be available tomorrow on October 26th, 2010 in the PSN Store and Xbox Marketplace. Only the PSN Store Europe will have to wait one day longer - the demo will be released there on October 27th.

Unfortunately, there is no NFS Hot Pursuit demo for PC planned!

In the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo, players will be able to chase as a cop in the Dark Horse Hot Pursuit event, speeding through the coastal highway and mountainous ridges of Seacrest County. At the heart of the demo is a social network called Autolog that tracks cop and racer performances while playing solo and uses those statistics to generate fierce competition between friends. Once players add a friend to their Need for Speed friends list, the second event will unlock called Roadster’s Reborn, where gamers can compete as racers to set the best times. When they download and play the demo they will also earn 500 bounty award points in the full game for both Cop and Racer careers**. Accruing bounty will allow players to unlock events and exotic cars and progress through their careers in the full game.

The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo will be available for download October 26 on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace worldwide and the PlayStation®Network in North America and on October 27 on the PlayStation Network in Europe. The retail game will be available on November 16 in North America and on November 18 and 19 in Europe on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.


» Preorder Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.co.uk!
» Preorder Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Amazon.com!
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NFS World goes Free 2 Play! Thursday, 09.09.2010
NFS World OnlineEA is opening Need for Speed World for everyone by removing the Level 10 limit and turning the game into a real Free to Play game! Previously, gamers who didn't buy the Starter Pack were unable to progress past Level 10. Beginning today, anyone will be able to race all the way through to Level 50 and will have full access to the entire World, all Events and Game Modes, both present and future.

Level 50


Who already bought the starter pack before today (Sept 8th) will soon be receiving a little present from EA in the form of three free 7-day car rental vouchers for the BMW M3 GTR, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro.

With the complete opening of NFS World the game will likely get a new boost, especially after the announcement of several updates, we already wrote about in our Feature Preview.

By the way, our NFS World Leaderboards are currently in beta phase. If you want to challenge the NFS-Planet Community, just enter your NFS World driver name under Gameaccounts and check your race times at our Leaderboards!

» NFS World Leaderboards
» NFS World goes Free to Play @ NeedforSpeed.com
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