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5:00 AM on 02.15.2012

Get your tilt on in Need for Speed/DiRT 3 on PC

This one took me a little bit to wrap my head around. Flypad, available on iTunes, allows you to control PC racing games like Need For Speed: The Run and DiRT 3 with touchscreen and tilt controls by downloading the iOS ...

Liam Fisher


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Review: Need for Speed The Run photo
Review: Need for Speed The Run
by Dale North

While I prefer racing sims, sometimes it's nice to not have to worry about technical details like race formation, proper lines and vehicle specifications. Sometimes you just want to go fast. EA's Need for Speed has always served as the other side of racing for me -- that fast and fun escape. And by now, 18 games in, they should know exactly how to make racing fun. 

Their latest, Need for Speed: The Run, is definitely fun. In The Run the entire country is the racetrack, and any vehicle you come across is your race car. Nothing matters but getting to New York. You're free to drive on the sidewalk, run through barriers and crash into on-coming traffic. Starting positions? License tests? Pssssh. 

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Five hours with Need for Speed: The Run photo
Five hours with Need for Speed: The Run
by Abel Girmay

In a little more than two weeks, Need for Speed: The Run will be released to the masses. Before it joins the avalanche of holiday titles this November, though, I had the opportunity to play the game's single-player and multiplayer at length.

In a nutshell, it's fun. Multiplayer is entertaining, and the less-than-anticipated story mode is starting to turn me into a bit of a believer. I'm optimistic about The Run's release, but reservedly so.  

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