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

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 Criterion Games." ...

 
 
 
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Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today

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 of which are re...

 
 
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Criterion co-founders Ward and Sperry leave studio

"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 Games, the studio ...

 
 
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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 playing as a cop ...

 
 
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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. Rivals, from the for...

 
 
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Criterion Games is down to 15 people

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 director Alex Ward h...

 
 
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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 my mind with Ri...

 
 
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Need for Speed Rivals blurs single-player and multiplayer

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-player race can...

 
 
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Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels

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't be a Black or...

 
 
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Feeling the Rush in Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

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 released Wii U versio...

 
 
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Need for Speed Heroes, Movie Legends DLC out today

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 goes retro, br...

 
 
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'Terminal Velocity' is Most Wanted's new playground

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 substantial prem...

 
 
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New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games

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 with the Sorcerer...

 
 
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Most Wanted marks Criterion Games' return to Nintendo

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 because the team ...

 
 
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Storm's Adventure with Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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 Need for Speed: Mo...

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

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 -- particularly...

 
 
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Review: 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 to screw you ov...

 
 
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Burnout and possibly Road Rash are in Criterion's future

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 point," he says ...

 
 
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Here's some sweet NFS Most Wanted multiplayer footage

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 multiplayer is loo...

 
 
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Preview: Need for Speed Most Wanted

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. Put all togethe...

 
 
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Super smexy Need For Speed: Most Wanted trailer

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 know and love f...

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

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 years, but that...

 
 
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Need for Speed Most Wanted: Find it and drive it

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 videogames are...

 
 
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gamescom: NFS Most Wanted Kinect, Vita features detailed

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 useful for once ...

 
 




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