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NFS 11: New Infos! Saturday, 30.12.2006
NFS 11Our czech affiliate NFSGame.net has some new information about the next Need for Speed. The statements could not be verified yet, but it might interesting to read though:

…Well, actaully…moving forward on to the next title in the need for speed series, Carbon is eaten prey. Its finished and we have already sufficiently fixed the game from bugs. The 1.3 Patch is out some time and the online mode is finally relieved of bugs, so there is no need to focus on the game anymore and the stuff that just could make it in cannot be applied by a single patch.Its just too complex.

This actually gets at the next nfs title which is currently in early stage developement.What can I say… Well, not much to be honest. I guess that fans have already figured out, that we will announce it officially some time in spring, to be more specific…
It should be mid January, but you cant count on that on 100%,
since things here in EA simply change sometimes… You´ll have to wait for detailed info till then.

But the fact is, that we will find out shortly, who the next NFS girl will be. We have chosen the final five candidates and we will afterwoods pick the right and final one. I can say, that it won´t be :
  • Laura Southgate
  • Emma Thomas
  • Shannan
  • Sarah Mathers
  • AshleighMcKenzie

These girls didnt make it, sorry if your favourite one isnt in the list.I guess fans want to see a real sexbomb in the next game.

But you can be happy that the things that couldn´t be in Carbon, will be implanted in Need For Speed 11.

It has to do something with the graphics which we want
to push to the MAX and have 100% next-gen power in use (expecting it with the PS3).

Furthermore, you should get a bigger grip when driving -
more realistic, but not too much. The next game will be a hybrid between a arcade game and a realistic game like the GT series.
In Carbon the drift was heavily modified, in NFS 11 it will be modified overall.

And the last thing is autosculp technology. We are very proud of it, but we will make it better…

Thats really all I could say…Wait for spring and Game Convention 07.


» Official website of Need for Speed Carbon
» NFSGame.net (Source)
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NFS C: Car Design Competition @ Clanbase Tuesday, 26.12.2006
ClanbaseThe international league-platform Clanbase is making a The Fast and the Furious Cup for Need for Speed Carbon. Together with the cup they set up a design contest:

If you like to have your own car, and you can't imagine your life without visualization, then your time has come: this competition is open for everyone registered on ClanBase.com!

- Design your car
- Make a screenshot about the car with the ingame capturer
- Check your ClanBase player ID in the page
- Send the screenshot and your ID in e-mail to nfscardesign@gmail.com

A committee will receive the photos anonymously, and they will decide on the three best cars. Results will be announced when our cup finishes, you can send photos till Sunday 21th January 2007.


» Car Design Competition @ Clanbase
» The Fast and the Furious Cup @ Clanbase
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Merry Christmas! Sunday, 24.12.2006
We (the NFS-Planet team) wish you all a merry christmas and happy holidays!



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NFS C: Localized Webstores opened Saturday, 23.12.2006
NFS CarbonThe Need for Speed Carbon Webstore has been localized and is not available for the United-Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. There is no difference to the US version, but at least it's in your language. ;)

At the moment the following items are available for PC-users. Xbox360 users can purchase them over the Xbox Live Marketplace:

- 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo - EUR 0.99
- 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago - EUR 0.99
- 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - EUR 0.99
- 2004 Porsche Carrera GT - EUR 0.99
- 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 - EUR 0.99
- 2004 Mercedes SLR McLaren - EUR 0.99

- Muscle Car Autosculpt BODY KIT - EUR 3.99
- Tuner Car Autosculpt BODY KIT - EUR 3.99
- Exotic Car Autosculpt BODY KIT - EUR 3.99
- Performance Bundle ENGINE BOOST - EUR 4.99
- Performance Bundle DRIVE TRAIN - EUR 4.99
- Performance Bundle HANDLING - EUR 4.99
- Performance Bundle ULTIMATE - EUR 9.99

- Collector's Edition Upgrade - EUR 9.99


» NFS Carbon Webstore US
» NFS Carbon Webstore UK
» NFS Carbon Webstore ES
» NFS Carbon Webstore NL
» NFS Carbon Webstore DE
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NFS C: Supreme Car Bundle for Xbox360 Friday, 22.12.2006
NFS CarbonElectronic Arts already offers some accessories and cars for Need for Speed Carbon at the Xbox Live Marketplace for purchase. Castrol Syntec made a nice christmas gift, and Xbox360 users can download the following cars for free:

  • Renault Clio (2005)
  • Volkswagen Golf R32 (2006)
  • Dodge Charger SRT8 (2006)
  • Ford Mustang GT (2006)
  • Aston Martin DB9 (2005)
  • Porsche Cayman S (2005)


» Xbox Live Marketplace
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NFS C: SaveEditor v1.27 Wednesday, 20.12.2006
The Tool SaveEditor by Coderipper has been released in its version 1.27. Reason for this update was that not all spoilers were unlocked for such cars as Mazda Mazdaspeed3, Volkswagen Golf R32, Renault Clio v6.

The handy SaveEditor enables you the following features:
  • change the amount of money
  • edit your alias and crew name
  • modify the "heat" level on any of your cars in career mode
  • unlock cars, perfomance, visual, aftermarket and autosculpt stuff
  • repair your savefiles (fix checksum, change cd key)
  • explore and modify internal data structures of the game
  • also, there is a free savefile library, which you can use to create your own save modification programs

Download here:

» NFS C: Downloads
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NFS C: Wallpapers of all cars Monday, 18.12.2006
NFS CarbonUntil now EA showed on the official website of Need for Speed Carbon only lifeless render models of the cars which are available in the game. But this has changed, most cars have been replaced by screenshots, which show the cars in-game.
Additionally you can download these pictures as wallpapers in the formats 1280x1024, 1024x768 and 800x600. If you want to give your desktop a fresh new look, visit the following website:

» NFS Carbon Cars @ needforspeed.com
» NFS C: Our Wallpapers
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NFS C: SaveEditor - a powerful Savegame-Editor! Wednesday, 13.12.2006
NFS CarbonCoderipper released a really powerful tool for Need for Speed Carbon! The SaveEditor 1.25 solves all your problems regarding savegames.

This small program allows you to:
  • change the amount of money
  • edit your alias and crew name
  • modify the "heat" level on any of your cars in career mode
  • unlock cars, perfomance, visual, aftermarket and autosculpt stuff
  • repair your savefiles (fix checksum, change cd key)
  • explore and modify internal data structures of the game
  • also, there is a free savefile library, which you can use to create your own save modification programs

Download here:

» NFS C: Files
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NFS C: PS3 vs. Xbox360 Saturday, 09.12.2006
NFS CarbonAs the onlinemagazine Playstation Universe (PSU) reports, the Playstation 3 is too new to unleash all the potential it has. Most current games are not using the full power of the PS2, mostly only 20% of their possibilities - only the future games will be able to take advance of the PS3 power:

Quote:
Recently Glenn Entis, Vice President and Chief Visual Officer at Electronic Arts discussed his feelings about the PlayStation 3 console.

When asked, how do the PS3 and Xbox 360 match up? Glenn responded:

"The whole industry knows it's been a challenge; the PS3's a very complex piece of equipment. On one hand it's a challenge, on the other hand there's tremendous potential in that box. I think it's going to take developers a little while to figure out how to unlock that power.

We've got games coming out now where we feel we've hit maybe 20 per cent of the potential of PlayStation 3. We know the power's there, but like any new platform it's going to take us a little bit of time to unleash it.

Was it more complex than we were expecting? Yes, probably; there were some challenges that we didn't expect. We've got tremendous confidence long-term that it's going to be a phenomenal games machine."

So to find that EA has only tapped into 20% of the PS3's power, you look at games like Fight Night Round 3 with amazing graphics and realistic facial animations, it makes you wonder what the PS3 will have in store for us in the future. Like Glenn said,"...We know the power's there, but like any new platform it's going to take us a little bit of time to unleash it."


Additionally the onlinemagazine Gamespot wrote an article about the difference between the Xbox360 and Playstation 3. With mouseover-images you can compare yourself the Xbox360 and the PS3 - also NFS Carbon:

» Xbox360 vs PS3 Graphics Comparison
» NFSUnlimited (Source)
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NFS C: 3 new cars available at Xbox Live Marketplace! Saturday, 09.12.2006
NFS CarbonElectronic Arts released 3 new cars for Need for Speed Carbon at the Xbox Live Marketplace. For only $1 USD each you can purchase these 3 cars on the Xbox 360:

2006 Pagani Zonda

2006 Pagani Zonda
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS AE86

1987 Toyota Corolla GTS AE86
2006 Shelby GT500

2006 Shelby GT500


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