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Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was one of my favorite games of the last console generation, so the news that the team is working on a brand new IP that goes beyond racing is really exciting. At EA's press conference... read feature

#EA@E3

EA has Mirror's Edge 2 & a new game from Criterion at E3


#EA@E3
Jun 04
This GameTrailers E3 schedule breaks down a bunch of stuff that's happening next week. Under EA, you'll find, "nearly a half-dozen new games, including updates on Mirror's Edge, Dragon Age: Inquisition, a new project from Cri... read
New studio

Former Criterion Games founders start Three Fields Entertainment


Looking to self-publish
Mar 05
Criterion Games co-founders Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward have started another venture after moving on from the studio behind Burnout and more recently Need for Speed. The new company, Three Fields Entertainment, has a site up a... read
Free DLC

Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today


In honor of Harold Ramis
Feb 26
Criterion has made the Legendary Cars Collection DLC for Burnout Paradise free today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in North America) in memory of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis. The pack contains four vehicles all ... 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
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

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
Criterion

Criterion Games is down to 15 people


But that's not cause for concern
Sep 16
I love Burnout. Many of you love Burnout. The series doesn't appear to be going anywhere, thankfully, but its creator Criterion Games is currently working on an altogether different project. Writing on Twitter, creative direc... 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 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 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
NFS Most Wanted U

Feeling the Rush in Need For Speed: Most Wanted U


Smooth like butta'
Mar 30
After smashing a few hundred cars and winning a fair share of brutal races in the hours of time spent in Need For Speed: Most Wanted for the Xbox 360, I was more than happy for the opportunity to check out the recently releas... 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

Storm's Adventure with Need for Speed: Most Wanted


BMW is Not British Edition
Feb 01
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... read

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


Earn points usable in the full game
Nov 13
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 ... read
Go ahead. Ram me off the road. It's cool. I'm not mad. I realize that it's part of the experience and fair game. We're good, man. But don't get mad if you find that I've intentionally given up placement in the next challenge ... read feature

Burnout and possibly Road Rash are in Criterion's future


Be still, my heart!
Oct 17
Speaking to The Guardian, Need for Speed Most Wanted creative director Craig Sullivan divulged what many of us were hoping: "There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving. We will make another Burnout game at some p... read

Here's some sweet NFS Most Wanted multiplayer footage


Vroom vroom
Oct 12
Look, I could give you a rundown of everything that's said in this new Need for Speed Most Wanted trailer. Or, you know, you can just watch it. You really should watch it, as it shows off just how awesome and frantic the mul... read
Criterion says that they pulled some of the best bits from several of their racing creations to make their latest, Need for Speed Most Wanted. They also gathered inspiration from the classic franchise title of the same name. ... read feature

Super smexy Need For Speed: Most Wanted trailer


Sep 25
So ... Burnout is awesome. Always has been, always will be. And while it is true that we haven't seen a true game from that franchise in a while, Criterion has been doing its best to bring all of the insane, anarchic fun we ... read

A look at Need for Speed Most Wanted's single-player


Sep 18
In this video, we're given a feature-by-feature rundown of Need for Speed Most Wanted's single-player campaign. It's the kind of stuff that won't really seem new if you've been keeping up with Criterion Games' work over the ... read

Need for Speed Most Wanted: Find it and drive it


Aug 28
Man, I wish it was like this in real life. I see cars that I want all the time but all I can do is make a childish grabbing motion in the air, as if I could just whine and someone would give it to me for doing so. That's why... read
Need For Speed Most Wanted is such a fun racing game. Criterion has created a perfect racing experience that's just jam packed with a ton of content. There's so much content that Kinect might actually make itself u... read feature

It's like this Most Wanted trailer is having a seizure


Aug 04
Hey, remember the awesome video showing off a great deal of Need For Speed Most Wanted? Well here's a new trailer that's made up of a bunch of quick cuts and weird shots. I still recommend watching this as there are a few sc... read

I need Need For Speed Most Wanted in my life right now


Aug 01
Yeah, so we're a little late on this but that's not going to stop me from posting this video showing off Need For Speed Most Wanted. Just look at it! The open world racer is combining Burnout Paradise's style of racing with ... read

Need for Speed: Most Wanted pre-order bonuses detailed


Jul 16
Electronic Arts and Criterion Games have come out with the pre-order incentives for this year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted. By putting money down early at participating retailers, you'll get three free packs: Speed Pack: Th... read
I freaking love Burnout. Rewarding wanton destruction in a race is right up there with the printing press for the greatest accomplishment of our species. When Criterion took the stage at the EA press conference, I hoped it wa... read feature







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