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3:34 PM on 06.10.2013

Need for Speed Rivals blurs single-player and multiplayer

EA showcased the open world of Need for Speed Rivals, where players can suddenly join races that can turn into pursuits -- with both the cops and the racers being controlled by players. With the All Drive mechanic, a single-...

Fraser Brown

12:15 PM on 05.23.2013

EA announces next-gen Need for Speed Rivals

While it's not another Hot Pursuit after all, the newly-announced Need for Speed Rivals is going to sound familiar to long-time series fans. Developed by Ghost Games on the Frostbite 3 engine, this "action/racing game" will ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 05.22.2013

EA's E3 conference includes first look at Star Wars plans

Electronic Arts' E3 press briefing will provide viewers with a first look at what the company plans on doing with its multi-year Star Wars deal with Disney, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau announced. The new Star Wars titles...

Keith Swiader

5:20 PM on 05.21.2013

EA teases latest Need for Speed with a grimy image

The official Need for Speed Facebook account has posted a teaser image for a new game, as shown above. It's getting to be about that time -- it is, after all, a new year. The "Pursuit" on the side of the vehicle would suggest...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 05.07.2013

Expect new games from EA Sports, BioWare, and DICE at E3

During an investor call today, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau briefly discussed the company's plans for E3 2013. As expected, June is going to be a big month for the new home consoles. "Regarding next generation consoles, w...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels

Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won'...

Allistair Pinsof

9:00 PM on 03.20.2013

Study: Playing videogames improves visual skills

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto has found another positive effect that videogames have on players, an improvement of visual searching skills. Based on a set of experiments led by Sijing Wu, a PhD...

Taylor Stein

8:30 AM on 02.26.2013

Need for Speed Heroes, Movie Legends DLC out today

In addition to today's release of the Terminal Velocity expansion pack for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, two new themed car packs are also available: Need for Speed Heroes and Need for Speed Movie Legends. The Heroes pack...

Keith Swiader



'Terminal Velocity' is Most Wanted's new playground photo
'Terminal Velocity' is Most Wanted's new playground
by Keith Swiader

Criterion Games is a company known for releasing substantial post-release content for its titles. 

This statement is no more apparent than with the studio's last Burnout title, Burnout Paradise, which not only saw substantial premium content, but a ton of freebies at that, including the addition of motorcycles and a dynamic weather system. Paradise's biggest expansion came in the form of Big Surf Island, which attached a vast new playing field to the game's core city and brought with it a handful of new cars, races, and billboards.

This notion transitioned to Criterion's latest racer, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, with the game's newest downloadable content, Terminal Velocity -- a pack that has racers take to the skies in a whole new playground ... metaphorically speaking.

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5:00 PM on 02.21.2013

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games

There's going to be a new Xbox 360 320GB hard drive on sale this March for $129.99, and it's going to include three full games with it. The included titles are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man, and Pinball FX2 wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





3:30 PM on 02.20.2013

Most Wanted marks Criterion Games' return to Nintendo

Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be the first Criterion Games title to release on Nintendo hardware since Burnout 2: Point of Impact on the GameCube back in 2002. Alex Ward, Criterion Games Vice President, said that's be...

Keith Swiader

10:00 PM on 02.06.2013

Michael Keaton will be in the Need for Speed movie

Michael Keaton is joining the Need For Speed movie. Yes, did you forget? There's a Need for Speed movie happening. What's up with all the game movie news today? The movie will also be starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper, a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 02.01.2013

Storm's Adventure with Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Damn, I knew this was going to happen. New Super Mario Bros. U proved to be entertaining and distracting. I guess this is "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up". In continuation of "Playing Catch Up", my next upload was Nee...

Storm Dain

11:30 AM on 01.17.2013

Need for Speed Most Wanted hits the Wii U on March 19

Get ready to get your race on with your GamePad, as Need for Speed Most Wanted is set for release on the Wii U on March 19th. Three new features are advertised, including a new local co-op mode (one player drives, another pla...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 11.13.2012

Need for Speed Most Wanted demo up on Xbox Live, PSN

Having spent countless hours messing around in the wonderful multiplayer component of Burnout Paradise, I'm totally sold on what the studio brought to the table with Need for Speed Most Wanted. Some of you, on the other hand ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 11.05.2012

Drag Mode added to Need for Speed World

I remember playing Need for Speed World during its beta days. The free-to-play racing MMO certainly had me hooked for a while, but then something happened; I'm not even entirely sure what it was but it was enough to make me n...

Harry Monogenis