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 Monday, 28. March 2011

Hot Pursuit PC Patch #4

by Bojan at 15:16 • Comments (4)

A new patch is available for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit on the PC. The following issues are fixed:
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Fixed crashes on boot on certain configurations of Windows (including when Windows Speech Recognition is installed)
Fixed deadzone issues on Steering Wheels and XInput controllers
Fixed black textures in some parts of the world when High Resolution Textures are disabled
Fixed crash when a controller is unexpectedly disconnected
Fixed crash when loading certain invalid controller configuration files


Download it here.

 Wednesday, 2. March 2011

Lamborghini Untamed DLC out now!

by Bojan at 15:38 • Comments (4)



Lamborghini Diablo SV, Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV and Lamborghini Sesto Elemento can now be yours in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit if you get the Lamborghini Untamed DLC. It's available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 560MSP and on the PSN store for $6.99. Apart from the 3 new cars, there's also 10 new events and 4 new achievements / trophies to collect.
The final DLC titled Porsche Unleashed will be available next Monday, March 8th.

 Thursday, 24. February 2011

Hot Pursuit Armed & Dangerous DLC out

by Bojan at 09:33 • Comments (5)



The first in a series of 3 new DLC packs for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit titled Armed & Dangerous is now available for purchase on Xbox Marketplace and PSN.
This DLC brings two new game modes: "Most Wanted" is an open world battle where the cops are out to bust a specific racer whilst the racers battle to protect them and "Arms Race", a free-for-all racing mode with all weapons active.

 Friday, 18. February 2011

Hot Pursuit Porsche Pack Races Revealed

by GT3x24x7 at 10:08 • Comments (8)

Fire up Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (v1.2) on your PS3 or XBox today and check the career mode - you may see a new Porsche Pack racer location containing five new races on the map. These will of course be unlocked by purchasing the Porsche Park DLC announced yesterday and due for release on March 8, and is the third of three upcoming packs for PS3 and Xbox to be released in the next few weeks.

Here are the details of the races on offer:

Previous Conviction - Hot Pursuit / Sports Series / Day / 16.9km
'Age before Beauty' - the 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo has both and is easily the equal of the modern Sports car. The Cops and other Racers had better watch out, this classic German Sports car is fitted with a full range of equipment and has something to prove.

Fast Lane - Race / Super Series / Night / 22.8km
Choose your off-road shortcuts wisely in this race along Rockingham and Eagle Crest - the road going Porsche 959 will lose less speed on the loose stuff thanks to its clever all-wheel-drive power delivery, but there are treacherous turns to catch out the less skilled drivers.

Barnstormer - Gauntlet / Super Series / Night, Wet / 13.5km
Roof down driving is a refreshing experience - even more so if it is raining! It looks like the rain might be clearing up but the rain is nothing compared to the spray a SCPD helicopter can produce. Keep an eye on the sky as the Cops turn up the heat in this rain-soaked Gauntlet.

Sunset Racers - Race / Super Series / Day / 31.5km
Hit the road in a Porsche of your choice and race around this epic circuit through the heart of Seacrest County. Will you be first to cross the finish line as the light begins to fade?

Road to Ruin - Hot Pursuit / Super Series / Night / 20.7km
The cops have been on your tail for some time now and there is a sizable file in the SCPD's headquarters with your name on it. Now that they are out to get you once and for all and will do everything in their power to make the arrest.


Now we're not quite sure whether this possible glitch is intentional on Criterion's part, but given that this pack is actually the last of the three to drop, that extra untouchable race location on the map could become very tantalising over the next few weeks! Heck, we want it already.

 Thursday, 17. February 2011

Hot Pursuit DLC 3 pack Confirmed

by Bojan at 15:21 • Comments (8)

Criterion has confirmed 3 new downloadable content packs for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit with the first coming out as soon as next week! All will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will bring new achievements and trophies and cost $6.99 / €6.99 / 560 MSP each.

The DLC packs are:

Armed and Dangerous - out 22nd Feb.
Armed and Dangerous brings you two all-new game modes - "Most Wanted" is an open world battle where the cops are out to bust a specific racer whilst the racers battle to protect them. Use the open world, weapons and team tactics to win. "Arms Race" is free-for-all racing with all weapons active. Get three new achievements and trophies.

Lamborghini Untamed - out 1st March.
Lamborghini Untamed adds Cop and Racer versions of the legendary Lamborghini Diablo, Countach and Sesto Elemento. We've got 10 new events and 4 new achievements and trophies.

Porsche Unleashed - out 8th March.
Porsche Unleashed brings you yet more Porsche love - the classic '82 Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 959 and 911 Speedster. Check out 10 new events and 4 new trophies and achievements.

 Tuesday, 15. February 2011

Hot Pursuit Porsche and Lambo packs on the way

by GT3x24x7 at 12:41 • Comments (15)

With the release of Patch 1.2 for Hot Pursuit earlier today, a number of new trophies have appeared for the game on PS3, indicating that two new DLC packs are on the way, bringing new cars and game modes. Here's the list of new trophies:

Top of the Range - Win an online event in the Porsche 911 Turbo
Offroad Innovation - Drive for a mile (1.6 kilometres) on shortcuts in a race and win it in the Porsche 959
Street of Dreams - Drive the Porsche 911 Speedster for 20 miles (32.1 kilometres)
Pin-Up - Take 3 pictures of the Lamborghini Countach
The Diablo You Know - Reach top speed in a Lamborghini Diablo on a coastal road
Flame Grilled - Use a full bar of nitrous in one go in the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Rubbing is Racing - Take down another racer in Arms Race
Chase the Ace - Play 5 games of Most Wanted as a Cop
Priority Target - Play 5 games of Most Wanted as a Racer
The Porsche Principle - Get Gold or Distinction in all Porsche Pack events
Masterpieces - Get Gold or Distinction in all Lamborghini Pack events

There's no official word yet on when the packs will drop, but expect them soon. Undoubtedly this explains the large size of the 1.2 Patch.

 Monday, 14. February 2011

Hot Pursuit Patch 1.2 available on PS3 and 360

by Bojan at 21:03 • Comment (0)

Patch version 1.2 of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is now available both on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The next time you start the game, you'll be prompted to update. The updates are the following:
- Fixed various issue to do with players getting stuck on loading after joining online games at specific times.
- Online trial thank you screen appears if the user looses the connection during boot flow on the online pass screen
- Fixed an issue with road block placement on Coral Bay Drive in "Highway Battle" event
- Fixed various issues with the number of snapshot/dreamshots taken displaying incorrectly.
- As well an issue where the player was messaged that they could take no more photos when they had not reached the limit.

 Wednesday, 19. January 2011

Hot Pursuit PC Patch with free cars released!

by Bojan at 21:24 • Comments (18)

The second patch for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is now available for PC users and best of all, it contains 3 free cars!

The following issues have been fixed in this patch:
Flickering graphics after Alt-Tabbing out of the game and back.
Controller configurations sometimes failing to save correctly.
Steering response dead-zone when playing with steering wheel controllers.
Player car engine audio volume too low.
Some issues with CPU performance.
Rare crash issue when entering the Career map screen

Extra content:
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition.

Download here.

 Wednesday, 15. December 2010

 Monday, 13. December 2010

Hot Pursuit One Million Challenge Result

by Bojan at 08:06 • Comments (8)

The one million challenge results are in with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launch trailer getting 650k views. Not quite the goal of one million, but still enough for us to get the 3 roadsters for free with the next title update.



On a side note, Hot Pursuit won the Best Driving Game of the year at 2010 Video Game Awards.