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  • Blog Post: Criterion Founders Open New Studio

    After departing the studio they founded in January, former Criterion leads Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have set up a new shop. The duo have announced the opening of Three Fields Entertainment. The studio’s website only displays a logo and contact links right now. We’ve reached out to Ward... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Offering Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Free In Harold Ramis’ Memory

    This week we mourn the death of writer, actor, and director Harold Ramis. In memory of the man that many will remember as Ghostbuster Egon Spengler, Criterion Games is making the legendary cars for Burnout Paradise free today. “Harold Ramis was a comedy genius,” the company said via Twitter... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed Most Wanted Gets Trio Of DLC

    Need for Speed Most Wanted is giving fans all the RPMs they can handle with three DLC packs. Terminal Velocity ($14.99 or 1,200 MS) New area Hughes International Airport hosts new single player modes, new cars (including the Porsche 918 Spyder 2013), 136 multiplayer milestones, 10 new multiplayer speedlists... More
  • Blog Post: Take To The Streets In Need For Speed: Most Wanted Launch Trailer

    If drifting off of cliffs, running from the cops, and ramming your competitors off the road is your thing, check out Need For Speed Most: Wanted's launch trailer. The game is receiving positive reviews across the board, and the trailer showcases all of the action and insanity that's on display... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Takes Over Entire Need For Speed Series

    Gamers were ecstatic when developer Criterion signed on for its first Need for Speed title in 2009, and with its second NFS game coming this fall in Most Wanted, the studio is poised to take full control of the franchise. We talked to Criterion vice president Alex Ward at E3, and he revealed that from... 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: EA Announces Burnout Crash! For XBLA/PSN

    Electronic Arts and developer Criterion have announced what has been talked about for a while: Burnout Crash! for XBLA and PSN. While the Burnout series has grown from its roots, some fans have been wanting a return of the franchise's famous Crash mode. They are going to get that with Burnout Crash... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed Demo Explained

    The demo for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is now available for download! The kind folks at EA and Criterion provide this "Demo Explained" video that, you guessed it, explains the demo. Check out the video below to learn the intricacies of pursuit and evasion and get the most out of your trial... More
  • Blog Post: Hot People Play Hot Pursuit In Need For Speed Video

    Developer Criterion wants to show you how cool Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is. To do that, they've pulled together a video that appears to be bros and chicks jammin' out to the racing game in a nightclub environment. The music is loud, the models are attractive, and the gameplay is sparse, but... More
  • Blog Post: EA Details Hot Pursuit Limited Edition

    Along with a slew of other news out of GamesCom, EA and Criterion Games detailed today a limited edition of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit available to those who preorder at participating retailers. This version of the game will include six premium cars unlocked at launch, two of which are exclusive to the... More
  • Blog Post: NFS: Hot Pursuit Box Art Is The PITs

    Today Electronic Arts unveiled the box art for their all new Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The cover of the game features a cop car with lights a-flashin' attempting to coral a speeding suspect. It looks like the cop is trying to take out the rear of the perpetrator with a PIT (Precision Immobilization... More
  • Blog Post: Catch Up With These New Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Shots

    We've all been waiting for more info on Criterion's take on the Need for Speed series, and although there's still a lot questions we've got about the November 16 game, these screens will have to tide us over in the meantime. Not only do these shots show off some of the real-life cars... More
  • Blog Post: The Chase is On For Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

    The Need for Speed series has taken some crazy turns in the past few years, but it's trying to get back on course with Burnout developer Criterion at the helm. Which side of the law are you on? Fans have been screaming for more cop chases in Need for Speed, and EA and Criterion are giving them what... More
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