This isn't nearly as exciting as that other thing that's just happened, but it's still fun - especially for those of us into cars and/or racing games. EA Mobile released NFS: Shift into the Market about 17 hours ago, and although it obviously packs a lot less than the PC/console version, if it's anywhere close, it should still be a blast to play. The official app description:

THINK FAST! DRIVE FASTER! OPTIMIZED FOR ANDROID™! Drive 20 awesome cars including the BMW M3 GT2, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Pagani Zonda. Features 18 tracks in 3 stunning locations, Quick Race and Career Modes, 3 difficulty settings, and physics-based accelerated 3D graphics.

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Those of you who were really (really) paying attention a few months back may remember that the beta version of the game was floating around in .APK form. Now, however, it's out of beta and in the Market, and it looks like it's doing pretty well. With only 100-500 downloads and 18 ratings so far, it's hard to say if there are many issues, but it's averaging 4.06 stars and there are no visible complaints in the market.

At $5, the app isn't exactly cheap, but given just how fun NFS: Shift was on other platforms, it may be worth it. Hopefully the Android version is without the ultra-slow load times, though.

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