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Need for Speed

There won't be a new Need for Speed this year


The series could use some breathing room
May 06
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 ... read
Need for Speed

Need for Speed movie trailer shows who's a better driver


It's that Jesse Pinkman fella
Feb 03
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... read
Need for Speed

Behind-the-scenes with the camera cars of Need for Speed


This movie continues to be a thing
Jan 28
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... read
Need for Speed

The Need for Speed movie story can go anywhere


'...As long as we just use incredible cars'
Jan 13
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... read

Criterion co-founders Ward and Sperry leave studio


Starting fresh, Ward says
Jan 03
"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... read
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... read feature

Need for Speed trailer

Aaron Paul cocks his head in this Need for Speed trailer


Michael Keaton needs a new agent...
Nov 18
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. Who... read
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... read feature

Need for Speed

Here's Need for Speed Rivals on next-gen consoles


Could've fooled me
Nov 08
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... read
Need for Speed

Need for Speed joins the EA Sports brand


EA explains its vision for the future of Need for Speed
Nov 05
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... read
Need for Speed Rivals

Finishing first: NFS Rivals will be out for PS4's launch


There aren't any competitors
Nov 04
Electronic Arts saw its competitor pull in for a pitstop, and decided to kick everything into high gear. With DriveClub, Sony's first party racing game, getting delayed until 2014, EA and Ghost Games are rushing Need for... read
Need for Speed

There's a rivalry in the Need for Speed: Rivals trailer


On the highway to hell
Oct 30
Cops vs. robbers -- but which is good or evil? Whoa. Philosophy, I think. While the Need for Speed series' more recent entries have been hit or miss, there's always a part of me willing to take a crack at the next one. Rival... read

Need for Speed: Rivals skips PS Vita and Wii U


Poor sales on Most Wanted cited
Oct 22
If you want to play Need for Speed: Rivals, you're going to need something other than a PS Vita or a Wii U, as the game will not be coming to those platforms.  Rivals Creative Director, Craig Sullivan, told The Sixt... read

I wish this Mario Kart movie was real


Much better than a Need for Speed movie
Oct 15
What happens when you apply the over-the-top seriousness from that Need for Speed movie trailer to Mario Kart? Magic. Thanks, GamesRadar. read

Work your way up the ranks in Need for Speed Rivals


*crash*
Oct 02
See how you'll work up the ranks on both sides of Need for Speed Rivals in this new trailer. As a racer, you'll see what goes on in your Speedlist. As a Cop, you'll get assignments. Working up the ranks on either side g... read

The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie is here


Starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul
Sep 25
Oh you didn't forget, did you? There's going to be a Need for Speed movie, and it's going to star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The first trailer for the movie has plenty of cliché going for it, you know, the same kind of stuff you've seen from movies about racing cars before. Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer [Flixist] read

Car personalization is back in Need for Speed Rivals


Make a Dtoid car!
Sep 13
Car personalization is coming back for Need for Speed Rivals! I didn't even know this feature was removed at some point! As you can see, you can design your cars to look however you want. As for the cop cars though, you will... read
Mostly, Need for Speed Rivals is all about going fast in cool cars, just like its predecessors. But this new one lets you dig down deeper to race your way with a new progression system and options for customization.  You... read feature

Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom


As will a bunch of other Electronic Arts games
Jul 31
Electronic Arts will be at gamescom in a big way this year, and they're bringing a big lineup of games that people can get hands-on with. The most notable being Titanfall, our game of the show for E3. Fans can also play Battl... read
Need for Speed Rivals

Worlds collide in Need for Speed Rivals


It's all about All Drive
Jun 13
Autolog is perhaps the single most addicting gameplay mechanic to hit the Need for Speed series to date. In Rivals, autolog is back and promised to be bigger and better than ever. That said, it's not even what has most blown ... read
Need for Speed movie

Here's your first look at the Need for Speed movie


I feel the need...
Jun 10
We learned last year that Electronic Arts had teamed up with DreamWorks for a movie based on the Need for Speed franchise. The film's star, Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, introduced spe... read
Need for Speed Rivals

Need for Speed Rivals blurs single-player and multiplayer


single-player races can turn into multiplayer pursuits
Jun 10
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-... read
Need for Speed

EA announces next-gen Need for Speed Rivals


This is what that teaser was for
May 23
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 ... read
EA at E3

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


Battlefield 4, Need for Speed and EA Sports also included
May 22
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... read
Need for Speed

EA teases latest Need for Speed with a grimy image


That's one way to show off the game engine
May 21
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... read
Electronic Arts

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


Darn you, non-disclosure agreements!
May 07
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... read
Need for sequels

Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels


Creative director says next game will not be a Need for Speed, Burnout, or Black sequel
Apr 15
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'... read
Science and gaming

Study: Playing videogames improves visual skills


So they don't rot your brain after all
Mar 20
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... read
Most Wanted DLC

Need for Speed Heroes, Movie Legends DLC out today


A huge day for Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Feb 26
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... read
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 substa... read feature

Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Pinball FX, and Ms. Splosion Man
Feb 21
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... read
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... read feature







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