Get your motor running
Ghost Games has detailed what's new in the upcoming Need for Speed patch, "Icons."
Community lead Ben Walke stated in a blog post the developer was aware of issues with AI catch-up (AI cars that magically keep up with you when racing) and while the details haven't been specified, it has "made changes to the AI behavior which should improve your overall experience."
Neither first, nor last
I can't believe Need for Speed has been around for over 20 years. I remember playing the initial entry on my PC for the first time, and I spent many an hour escaping cops in the first Hot Pursuit.
But as the years went on, the Speed series had a bunch of ups and downs, with odd side stories alongside of core titles. The latest game falls somewhere in-between.
You'll need EA Access!
If you're a member of EA Access, you can now sample ten hours of Need for Speed, completely unrestricted, for free.
You'll be able to try out every mode and feature in advance of release next week, and the clock only counts down while you're in-game -- so you won't be locked out ten hours after you download it.
All cars unlocked at start as well
Although the PC version of the new Need for Speed was recently delayed (good, don't rush it out like other publishers have been doing en masse lately), we now have some concrete info on the game. For starters there are "no pl...
Slow and steady wins the race
Need for Speed's PC launch has been delayed until next spring, Ghost Games announced today, saying PC gamers' desire for an unlocked frame rate was the driving force behind the move.
"This decision on PC gives us the necessar...
The new Need for Speed reboot is one of those always-online abominations, so you can bet your sweet ass there is going to be a beta. Gotta stress test those severs/promote that product.
If you'd like to take th...
No single player? No problem. We all know Star Wars: Battlefront will be a big title just by its nostalgia factor alone (plus it's freaking Star Wars). GMG just unlocked its typical site-wide coupon on select pre-order titles...
The experience is built around Autolog
The new Need for Speed reboot is an always-online experience, which might be a bit of a damper if you live in an area with a less than stellar Internet connection. But them's the breaks, I guess.
According to executive produc...
We're well above Night Trap quality now
EA has released a new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed, showing off some of the FMVs that will be featured in the game and some of the main characters who we’ll meet in it.
I’m not a big driving game fan, ...
Having photorealistic graphics doesn't inherently make a game good, but it sure is nice to look at. The Need for Speed development team shared these photos by way of an interview from Speedhunters, and they look pretty fantas...
Definitive version of NFS
The upcoming Need for Speed doesn't have a subtitle because it wants to be the definitive game in the series, according to Craig Sullivan of Ghost Games. The developers have cherry picked the best parts of the previous subtit...
Hot racing action
The new Need for Speed, which is apparently twice the size of Need for Speed: Rivals, is coming November 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, EA announced today as part of its E3 media showcase.
Need for Speed executive producer and...
The Xbox Games Store may have accidentally leaked the release date for EA's latest Need for Speed instalment.
According to Reddit, the mistake was rectified and the page pulled pretty sharpish, but not before a clever soul us...
Coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC this fall
EA just announced the new Need for Speed, which is being touted as "a full reboot" for the series.
Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games is behind the wheel again, and aims to deliver "what the fans want, and what Nee...
More teases, great
Are you feeling the need? Is that need speed related perhaps? Well you'll probably have your needs met on May 21.
EA is teasing the reveal of the new Need for Speed game this Thursday, which will debut on their YouTube c...
Who needs to be surprised this E3?
Electronic Arts is adding to its holiday lineup (sports, Battlefront) with a new Need for Speed, according to EA financials. The company decided to chill on yearly Need for Speeds after going from developers Black Box to Crit...
Last year's Aaron Paul-led Need for Speed movie did surprisingly well at the box office despite being critically panned. Like all things that make money, the property's owners are looking to further exploit that success ...
It's much easier to stomach Electronic Arts when you're only paying a fraction of the original price, as is the case with these Xbox One deals via Live. Come on, latecomers. This one's for you:
Battlefield 4 - $13.20
Hope you like sports
When it was announced, I thought EA Access sounded like a decent value depending on your personal gaming habits. That's still where I'm at. This month's addition to the Vault, Need for Speed Rivals, doesn't do much to change ...
*Shakes fist at GameSpy*
Electronic Arts said last month that it was working to find a solution to the GameSpy Technology shutdown on May 31, 2014 that will mean the end of online functionality, including multiplayer, for a number of titles that rely...
The series could use some breathing room
During Electronic Arts' fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson said that the publisher won't release a new installment of Need for Speed in 2014.
At the very least, Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost ...
It's that Jesse Pinkman fella
So, the Super Bowl was yesterday, huh? I bet you either love sports, or hates sports, or are somewhere between those two extremes. Maybe you're even really apathetic about them. What an interesting and unique viewpoint you p...
This movie continues to be a thing
Ever wonder how they shoot those high-speed car sequences in movies? What they do to the cars, what kind of cameras they use, etc? Well, the makers of the upcoming Need for Speed feature film have provided a short behind-the...
'...As long as we just use incredible cars'
This will probably blow your mind, but the movie based on a videogame franchise about cars going really fast is going to involve cars going really fast. That's pretty much the extent of the criteria for slapping the Need for...
Starting fresh, Ward says
"Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA," a spokesperson told Polygon this morning.
Welp. I'd drop some joke about how they were burned out, but that's been taken already.
Ward and Sperry co-founded Criterion Gam...
Review Round-up: Week ending 11/23
After last week's PlayStation 4 review domination, Microsoft finally got it's chance to strut its stuff with the Xbox One. Forza Motorsports 5, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Ryse, and a handful of other excl...
Michael Keaton needs a new agent...
I've watched Meth Dad, so I know Aaron Paul can do a bit of acting. If this trailer is any indication, though, the director just kept asking him to cock his head and read his awful lines in as gritty a voice as possible.
Crash, into me...
Like any good racer, the Need for Speed franchise never stops moving. They've come a long way since the early '90s, though the last few years' releases have been more about refinement of the formula than anything else, moving...
Could've fooled me
I was late to Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit but ended up liking it a fair amount. Setting up traps and utterly decimating vehicles in the name of justice didn't grow old, although the times when you weren't pl...
EA explains its vision for the future of Need for Speed
Only one week away from the release of its next title in the Need for Speed series, EA already has some big plans in mind for the future of the racing franchise. In an effort to provide more of an open attitude towards develo...