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Need For Speed SHIFT racing competition for $30,000 prize

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More gaming competitions! As if the game itself wasn’t competition enough, EA is teaming up with AutoTrader.com to hold a gaming competition for $40,000 in prizes. The grand-prize winner will receive $30,000 towards a car on AutoTrader.com.

The racing competition on Need For Speed SHIFT began December 4th, and will run until March 7th. There will be 7 rounds with 16 drivers selected each round to be qualified for the playoffs. Read on for the full details of the competition, or visit their site where you can sign up to join, as well.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – December 7, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), GGL Global Gaming and AutoTrader.com today announced the Need for Speed™ SHIFT Gaming competition whereby fans will have the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in prizes, a grand prize of $30,000 toward a car on AutoTrader.com.

Running from December 4th to March 7th, the tournament will challenge the world’s top racers to compete in the ultimate driving competition. Consisting of seven leaderboard qualifying periods, each round will see the fastest 16 drivers qualify for the playoffs. There is also a special wildcard qualification round in which 16 lucky entrants will automatically make the playoffs. The playoffs will pit the top 128 players in a single elimination bracket to determine the top four drivers. The top 4 will play in a live final at Black Box’s studio in Vancouver! For complete rules and regulations and to join the competition, visit www.needforspeedshift.ggl.com.

Released in September 2009, Need for Speed SHIFT introduces a brutal first-person crash dynamic and a signature cockpit view that delivers a true driver’s experience. The game further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile -- a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player. With a perfect ‘10’ score from GameSpy.com and G4TV.com, and 90+ scores from IGN.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team Xbox.com, Game Daily.com, Gametrailers.com and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years.

Need for Speed SHIFT is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, mobile and coming soon on the iPhone™. More information can be found at www.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.
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