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NFS UC: Nominated for "Most Disappointing Game" Monday, 29.12.2008
NFS UndercoverGametrailers awarded the best games of this year in their Game of the Year Awards 2008. While games like Gears of War 2, GTA IV and Resistance 2 are among the best games 2008, Need for Speed Undercover received only a nomination for the Most Disappointing Game!

Gametrailers criticized the limited open world and the constantly glooming sun. At least it's only a nomination - the negative-award went to Star Wars - but for a former great racing series Undercover isn't much of a blockbuster to most critics. We'll see what the future will bring with the » restructuring of EA.

» Most Disappointing Game 2008
» GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2008
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NFS UC: Bonus Car & Community Game Event Wednesday, 24.12.2008
Lotus EliseElectronic Arts wishes happy christmas and reveals a special car for Need for Speed Undercover. Just enter the cheat Nfsdotcom73 in the secret codes menu and you're proud owner of a special and well-tuned Lotus Elise. This car isn't available in career mode, but you can take it for a drive in quickrace.

Additionally to celebrate the new year 2009 there will be another Community Games Event from December 31st to Januar 2nd. As at the last » Community Race Weekend you have the possibility to catch the Active Community Member Achievement during these days.

More information about the achievements and your status in the game you can find at MyNFS on » NeedforSpeed.com.



Concluding on behalf of the NFS-Planet team I'd like to wish you all a merry christmas and relaxing holidays. :)

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NFS UC: Available at Steam Tuesday, 23.12.2008
NFS UndercoverValve recently announced that several EA games are available on its shopping platform Steam. Starting with Spore, Mass Effect, FIFA Manager 09, Crysis and Need for Speed Undercover the first EA games found its way into Steam - games like C&C Red Alert 3, Dead Space and Mirror's Edge will follow in January.

The good news is, that these games won't contain the much-discussed copy protection Securom, but of course the software is protected by Steam's own DRM.

» List of EA games at Steam
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NFS UC: Takedown Episode 5/6 Monday, 22.12.2008
NFS UndercoverThe fifth episode of the Nissan Takedown series featuring the Nissan 370Z was released and brings you into the world of NFS Undercover.

The complete episode list is available here:

» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 5
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 4
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 3
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 2
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 1
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NFS UC: Community Race Weekend Saturday, 20.12.2008
NFS UndercoverThis weekend the first Community Race Weekend is being held in Need for Speed Undercover. Until Sunday midnight (PST) you're able to race online in NFS Undercover and earch the Active Community Member Achievement.

Additionally you should watch out on people with an "NFS" prefix in their gamertags, as these will be few of the game team taking part. You will find them most likely from 3pm to 5pm PST on Sunday.

You can find more information about your achievements and races at MyNFS on Needforspeed.com:

» www.needforspeed.com
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Info: EA restructuring, Black Box is moving Friday, 19.12.2008
Electronic ArtsThe publisher Electronic Arts is currently undergoing some restructuring and announced today redundancies of 10% (~1,000 people) of its work force (which represents a four percent increase from the six percent reduction EA announced in October).

Additionally at least nine studio and publishing locations are going to be closed or consolidated, among them EA Black Box, the developers of the Need for Speed series since Hot Pursuit 2. The development team will move to the nearby EA studio location in Burnaby, British Columbia.

So the rumours of shutting down the NFS series last week (see » here and » here) are partly true, but it doesn't seem like EA is cutting NFS. It's not sure however, who will continue the series: the Black Box team, maybe Criterion Games (the makers of Burnout) or a fusioned team...

The layoffs and restructuring plan will result in annual cost savings of approximately $120 million and restructuring charges of approximately $55-65 million over the next several quarters.

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Rumour: Update regarding possible end NFS Monday, 15.12.2008
Electronic ArtsWith the last episode of Electric Playground a » rumour is going on, that EA is cutting the Need for Speed series. According to the onlinemagazine Joystiq this might not be entirely true. Instead of shutting down NFS, EA wants to close the EA Black Box Studios in Vancouver, which developed the latest NFS games, and move the development team to the larger studios in Burnaby.

Joystiq's source says, that the next NFS game in the series will be developed by Criterion, the developers of the Burnout series and most likely use their own engine. The three teams from EA Black Box currently developing NFS will consolidate into one drastically downsized team, leading into less NFS releases with more continuity.

There is no official confirmation from EA yet, but we might can expect more information this week.

» Article at Joystiq
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Rumour: The end of the Need for Speed Series? Saturday, 13.12.2008
Electronic ArtsCurrently there is a rumour going on, that Electronic Arts might cut the Need for Speed series. Read this, posted on 1UP:

Not more than a month after the release of Need For Speed: Undercover, the Electric Playground is reporting that Electronic Arts may be cutting the franchise entirely. The videogame web show claims that future titles in the series have been canceled. EA director of communications Colin Macrae provided Electric Playground with the following comment:

"We're working through a process on people, products, and facilities at EA and don't have any announcements today."

Undercover, the most recent entry in the long-running franchise, was received fairly well but didn't crack the top 20 in the NPD sales charts for the month of November.


» Article @ 1UP
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NFS UC: Takedown Episode 4/6 Thursday, 11.12.2008
NFS UndercoverThe fourth episode of the Takedown series featuring the Nissan 370Z was released and brings you into the world of NFS Undercover.

The complete episode list is available here:

» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 4
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 3
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 2
» NISSAN - Takedown Episode 1
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NFS UC: Tutorial - Learn to drive the Need for Speed way Wednesday, 10.12.2008
NFS UndercoverThe Prima Game Guide contains some useful tricks how to master the races in Need for Speed Undercover. On the official NFS website EA published a short excerpt, which explains the basic driving techniques.

The article explains the correct braking and drafting - both very basic topics. It's hard to believe that there exist NFS gamers, who don't know how to brake before curves, but hopefully other upcoming excerpts will be more useful. ;)

» Racing 101: Learn to drive the Need for Speed way
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