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  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Rivals Developer Experiencing Layoffs

    Ghost Games, the developer who recently took the keys to the Need for Speed franchise, has "entered a consultation period," leading to layoffs. "We have entered a consultation period for some positions in our Ghost Games UK studio,” an representative from Electronic Arts told Game... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Founders Alex Ward And Fiona Sperry Depart To Found New Studio

    The studio that gave gamers Burnout, Black, and two of the more recent Need for Speed titles will continue on without its founders. EA has confirmed that Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have departed the developer. “Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA,” a company representative... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Streamlines Operations As Most Employees Join Ghost Games

    Late last week it was revealed that Criterion, the minds behind the Burnout series, Black, and most recently, two well-received Need for Speed entries, has streamlined its operations. The studio now employs 17 individuals, with the remaining staff now with Ghost Games, the team behind the upcoming Need... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed DLC Adds Five New Rides

    If you love fast cars and have $10 to burn, then you should check out the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC for Need for Speed Most Wanted that released today. The content includes the Pagani Zonda R, McLaren F1 LM, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Lamborghini Aventador J, and Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. If... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Posts Job Listing For New Open World Racing Game

    A couple of online job postings indicate the Burnout developer is working on a new racing game. The website Videogamer spotted the listings. One is for an AI programmer , which reads, "Our current ambition requires an innovative programmer to deliver killer entertainment experiences with believable... More
  • Blog Post: Crash Mode Kept Out Of Burnout Paradise Because Of New Downloadable Game

    While I adored Criterion's 2008 open-world racer, Burnout Paradise, I was among the many Burnout fans wondering why the developer made the baffling choice to ditch the series' beloved Crash mode. Last week's newly-announced Burnout Crash downloadable game is apparently the answer to that... More
  • Blog Post: New Burnout Title on the Way for XBLA/PSN?

    Some Burnout fans were disappointed that Burnout Paradise didn't have the series' traditional Crash mode, but it may be getting its very own title according to a recent listing by the ESRB. The new game was already revealed via an Australian ratings leak , but now the title (and the presumed... More
  • Blog Post: Will Crash Mode Return In New Burnout?

    It hasn't even been officially announced, but we're already hearing new details about Burnout Crash. After it was unceremoniously revealed thanks to the Australian ratings board, gamers were left to speculate about what exactly the game entails. Obtaining a statement from the ratings board itself... More
  • Blog Post: Australian Ratings Board Reveals Burnout Crash?

    Developer Criterion had been hard at work on Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and thus the Burnout series got put on hold. However, if this rating by the Australian Classification Board is any indication, EA may be gearing up for the next Burnout release: Burnout Crash. The game title also appears on the... More
  • Blog Post: Racing Into 2011

    2010 was a great year for racing games. Gran Turismo 5 finally got released (and was pretty *** good in its own right), and between titles like Split/Second and Blur, the genre saw a much-needed infusion of new ideas and experiences. What’s in store for 2011? We take a look at some of the games... More
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