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The best and worst games of the week - Xbox One is here! photo
The best and worst games of the week - Xbox One is here!
by Wesley Ruscher

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 exclusive titles flooded our pages this week. But regardless of all the Xbox One hype, their games were far from the biggest titles of the week.

Two titles, fin fact, garnered our coveted 10 out of 10 score. Nintendo's Super Mario 3D World and from Little Big Planer creators, Media Molecule, Tearaway. If you've been holding out on either the Wii U or PS Vita, you may have just found your first two must have system-selling titles of the year.

Review Round-up: Week ending 11/16
Review Round-up: Week ending 11/9

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11:00 PM on 11.18.2013

Aaron Paul cocks his head in this Need for Speed trailer

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...

Steven Hansen



Review: Need for Speed: Rivals photo
Review: Need for Speed: Rivals
by Dale North

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 more towards an open world structure.

The latest in the franchise, Need for Speed: Rivals, takes a big step by going all-in on one mode that combines a single-player campaign with online multiplayer. The rest -- including the cops, the cars, and the crashing -- stay the same. In a sense, they've made it so players can jump in and go fast without having to worry about the details.

And it's all the better for it.

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8:30 PM on 11.08.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Need for Speed joins the EA Sports brand

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...

Alessandro Fillari

2:45 PM on 11.04.2013

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

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...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 10.30.2013

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

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...

Abel Girmay

11:30 AM on 10.22.2013

Need for Speed: Rivals skips PS Vita and Wii U

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...

Dale North

4:00 AM on 10.15.2013

I wish this Mario Kart movie was real

What happens when you apply the over-the-top seriousness from that Need for Speed movie trailer to Mario Kart? Magic. Thanks, GamesRadar.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:15 PM on 10.02.2013

Work your way up the ranks in Need for Speed Rivals

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...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 09.25.2013

The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie is here

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]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 09.13.2013

Car personalization is back in Need for Speed Rivals

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Need for Speed Rivals lets you play your way photo
Need for Speed Rivals lets you play your way
by Dale North

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 can play as racers or cops in Rivals, and both sides have a progression system that has groups of themed assignments that follow different styles of gameplay. For example, you can pick the Patrol path as a cop and learn the basics, or go Undercover for different objectives that have you doing more daring things. Being an Enforcer has you out busting balls on the road.

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9:30 AM on 07.31.2013

Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 06.13.2013

Worlds collide in Need for Speed Rivals

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 ...

Wesley Ruscher





5:49 PM on 06.10.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce