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Shift 2 Unleashed: Career and Handling Preview @ Gamerzines Blog Thursday, 24.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThe Gamerzines Blog created two new articles, where they give a little insight into the Career and Handling Options of Shift 2 Unleashed.

Shanghai

In the article about the career they talk about the progression within the career and what role the XP and driver level play.

Excerpt:
To increase your Driver Level you must earn XP, which you’ll earn by almost everything you do on the track. Sticking to the racing line, overtaking an opponent, drafting, completing race objectives (like beating a certain lap time or mastering all corners), beating Autolog recommendations and your finishing position are just a few of the things that will earn you experience points, and if you’re struggling to get past particular races it’s possible to go back over previous event to grind your level. You don’t necessarily need to beat a certain level’s events to proceed – if you earn enough XP, you’ll automatically unlock the next level.

Once you rank up you’ll unlock the next level’s events and a cash bonus, plus occasionally new vinyls, a new paint finish, new rims or a new car.


Handling

In the Handling Option article they list the handling presets in the game and which driving assists are enabled:

Excerpt:
Shift 2 comes loaded with five different handling options: Novice, Normal, Experienced, Pro and Elite, each offering different handling presets. You can change them at any point you like, both in the game’s Career mode or in the options screen. Try each of them out until you find one you like.

» Shift 2 Unleashed: Career @ Gamerzines Blog
» Shift 2 Unleashed: Handling Options @ Gamerzines Blog

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Shift 2 Unleashed: Endurance Racing Discipline Thursday, 24.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedEA revealed today the last racing discipline, you can play in Shift 2 Unleashed: Endurance Races!

Basically Endurance races are very long races, where not only your driving skills are testet, but your mental toughness as well. There are many different racing leagues that participate in endurance races ranging from the American Le Mans Series to the FIA GT1 & GT3 series.

BMW M3 GT ALMS

The Endurance rival is none other than Tommy Milner, ALMS driver for Corvette Racing. In SHIFT 2, he'll be driving the BMW M3 GT ALMS which can be won only if you manage to beat him on the track.

» Shift 2 Unleashed: Endurance @ NeedforSpeed.com

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Shift 2 Unleashed: Soundtrack revealed Wednesday, 23.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedEA announced the Soundtrack of Shift 2 Unleashed. In the game you will hear songs from famous bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Bravery, 30 Seconds to Mars and Rise Against:

30 Seconds to Mars - Night of the Hunter
Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
The Bravery - Ours
Escape The Fate - Issues
Hollywood Undead - Levitate
Jimmy Eat World - Action Needs An Audience
Rise Against - Help Is On The Way
Stone Temple Pilots - Take A Load Off
Switchfoot - The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)


Additionally EA announced that the composers Ramin Djawadi (e.g. "Iron Man"), Troels Folmann, Stephen Baysted and Mick Gordon, as well as the group Heavy Melody Music (e.g. "NFS Hot Pursuit") are working on the soundtrack of the game.

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Shift 2 Unleashed: Rewards for NFS Veterans Wednesday, 23.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThose who already played previous Need for Speed games, will receive rewards Shift 2 Unleashed. The list of games and rewards is as follows:

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
* 1000 XP
* $10,000 cash
* Lamborghini Reventon Cop car
* Pagani Zonda Cinque Hot Pursuit Edition

Need for Speed World
(available to PC players only)
* 1000 XP
* $10,000 cash
+ you will receive a free 3-day rental of a SHIFT 2-inspired Toyota Supra and exclusive racing vinyls in NFS World

Need for Speed SHIFT
* 2000 XP
* $20,000 cash

Need for Speed Undercover
* 1000 XP
* $10,000 cash

Played games must be assigned to the EA account you use for logging into SHIFT2. You can redeem your awards by going to the main menu -> "Extras" -> "Need for Speed VIP". Please note that the rewards are only available if you redeem your online pass code (available in every new copy of the game).

Sources: NFSUnlimited, EA

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Shift 2 Unleashed: System Requirements (PC) / Supported Wheels Tuesday, 22.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThe system requirements of the PC version of Shift 2 Unleashed were already available » here for quite some time, but now it's official:


Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,0 GHz/AMD Athlon X2 64 2,4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB or more
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant 512 MB-graphic card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
HDD: 7.0 GB
Supported Peripherals: Keyboard, Mouse, supported controllers
Optional: USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: NVidia GeForce 8 series or higher, ATI HD 3 series or higher.

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

EA Download Manager Users require 8.16 GB additional space for temporary installation files.



Additionally the officially supported steering wheels were announced, while most of them were already revealed » here:



Officially Supported Steering Wheels:

PC
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel - full support for all buttons and rev lights
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech Driving Force GT

Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech Driving Force RX
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech MOMO Force
Logitech MOMO Racing
Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience

Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S

Playstation 3
Nascar Racing Wheel
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel - full support for all buttons and rev lights
Logitech Driving Force GT - full support for all buttons and dial
Thrustmaster F430 FFB
Thrustmaster RGT FFB Clutch

Xbox 360
Microsoft Force Feedback Wheel
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo



» Shift 2 Unleashed: System Requirements

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NFS ProStreet PC Servers shutting down Tuesday, 22.03.2011
NFS ProStreetNeed for Speed ProStreet, which was released in November 2007 seemed to reach the end of its life. The amount of traffic is now below 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles, and so EA decided to shut down the servers for NFS ProStreet (PC), so they can focus on newer titles for the other 99% of the online players.

NFS ProStreet (PC) servers are being shut down on April 15th, 2011!

You can find more information about this server retirement under the following link:

» EA Online Service Updates
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Shift 2 Unleashed: Leader of the Pack Trailer Tuesday, 22.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedA new trailer of Shift 2 Unleashed is available at Gametrailers, showing the crowd on the track before the race starts, night driving and showcasing several cars:

» Shift 2 Unleashed: Leader of the Pack Trailer @ Gametrailers
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Shift 2 Unleashed: Porsche and Lancia announced Tuesday, 22.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThe Manufacturer Monday revealed new cars for Shift 2 Unleashed. One of them is the Porsche 911, the world's classiest sportscar and it's available in five different iterations!

Porsche
- Porsche 911 GT2
- Porsche 911 GT3 R
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
- Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Falken Tire
- Porsche Carrera GT
- Porsche Cayman S

Lancia
Lancia Delta HF Integrale


Porsche 911 GT2


» Shift 2 Unleashed: Carlist

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Shift 2 Unleashed: Recording of the Live Developer Chat Monday, 21.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedLast weekend SHIFT 2 Unleashed Lead Designer, Andy Tudor and NFSDrew answered several questions from the community in the Shift 2 Unleashed Live Developer Chat. (we » reported)

You can find a recording of the Live Developer Chat under the following link. (Unfortunately ist has a very poor sound quality.)

» Shift 2 Unleashed: Live Developer Chat
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Shift 2 Unleashed Achievements / Trophies Saturday, 19.03.2011
Shift 2 UnleashedThe trophies / achievements in Shift 2 Unleashed were already announced a couple of weeks ago, but now they are confirmed from the official Need for Speed website.

Here (again) the trophies / achievements in Shift 2 Unleashed:

NameTask
AmateurReached Driver Level 5
Badge EarnerEarned 10 Badges
PaparazziShared a photo or replay with others
RecommendedCompleted an event recommended by a friend
The Driver's battleCompleted an event purely from helmet cam
Badge HunterEarned 50 Badges
Competition LicenseWon 50 Career events on Medium difficulty or higher
Cub ScoutWon your first Event Set badge
Dialled InUsed On-Track Tuning to save a Tuning Setup for a car
ElitistPlaced 1st in an event using Elite handling model
Grass RootsCompleted JR's Grass Roots event
I'm Going To Hollywood!Got through the Qualifying round in the Driver Duel Championship
I. Am. Iron Man.Placed 1st in 5 consecutive Online events
In The ZoneWon an Online event from helmet cam
Intercept & PursueCompleted an Online Catchup Pack and Online Catchup Duel event
King of the HillWon your first Driver Duel Championship crown
Leno would be proudHave at least one car from each manufacturer in your garage
Nailed ItTrack Mastered your first location
Proving GroundsWon JR's GTR Challenge
Road to GloryBeaten your first Rival
Semi-ProReached Driver Level 10
Sizzlin'Beaten the 1st Target Time in a Hot Lap event
Sports LicenseWon 25 Career events on Easy difficulty or higher
The World is my OysterUnlocked the FIA GT1 Branch
Tic Tac ToeOwn a Modern, Retro, and Muscle car
WorkaholicUpgraded 3 vehicles to Works spec
Bounty HunterEarned $10,000,000 total during your career
GlobetrotterCompeted at every location in the game
Going the extra mileCompleted 250 Event Objectives
NotoriousPlayed Online for over 10 hours total
Badge CollectorEarned 100 Badges
Day WalkerMastered every location in day or dusk
GT3 ChampionBeat Patrick Soderlund and won the FIA GT3 European Championship
ProReached Driver Level 15
Race LicenseWon 75 Career events on Hard difficulty
Works ChampionBeat Mad Mike Whiddett and won the Works Championship
VeteranReached Driver Level 20
DominatorBeaten all the Rivals
GT1 ChampionBeat Jamie Campbell-Walter and won the FIA GT1 World Championship
Night RiderMastered every location at night


» Shift 2 Unleashed: Trophies / Achievements

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