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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
New progression and customization features
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
Fairhaven City has clear skies today
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
Vice President Alex Ward discusses tailoring to Wii U's strengths
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

Need for Speed

Michael Keaton will be in the Need for Speed movie


Vroom vroom
Feb 06
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... read

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 Wii U

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


March 19th for the US, 21st for Europe
Jan 17
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... 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

Drag Mode added to Need for Speed World


Oh, Drag Mode, so nice of you to return
Nov 05
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... read
A tad less wanted
Need for Speed Most Wanted is quite an anticipated game for many racing fans, heralding a welcome return to Criterion's open-world style, with tons of stylish cars and modes to boot. Naturally, this is an opportunity for EA t... read feature

Need for Speed Most Wanted
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







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