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  • Blog Post: No New Need For Speed In 2014

    After more than 10 years of annual releases, EA is giving its popular racing series the year off. In today's financial earnings call, EA confirmed that Ghost Games is currently working on a new take for the Need For Speed series, but that players won't be seeing it in 2014. Ghost Games was given... More
  • Blog Post: Extended Look At Need For Speed Trailer From The Super Bowl

    Dreamworks is inching closer to the release of its EA racer-inspired film, Need for Speed. The series, which has been shepherded by over a dozen EA studios since its 1994 premiere, was most recently in the hands of Ghost Games, a developer with a now-cloudy future . The film stars Aaron Paul, Dominic... More
  • 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: Need For Speed Movie Trailer Is About Revenge And Explosions

    You might recall that EA’s annual racing series, Need for Speed, is getting a feature-length film . The Aaron Paul vehicle is slated for a March 2014 release, and today there’s a new trailer. The movie casts Paul as Tobey Marshall, recently out of jail for a crime he didn’t commit.... More
  • Blog Post: The Need For Speed Movie Trailer Shows Off Post-Breaking Bad Aaron Paul

    Breaking Bad is coming to an end, but actor Aaron Paul's career lives on. For now. The film is coming in March 2014, and you can get your first look now. Need for Speed appears to be a tale of revenge, as Paul's character is seen leaving prison with an accompanying voiceover tinged with anger... 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: Customizing Your Ride In Need For Speed: Rivals

    You can play as an undercover cop in EA's upcoming racing title. How will you push the limits in Need For Speed’s open world? At a pre-Gamescom press conference, EA talked about a new cop class called the undercover cop. As an undercover cop, you can customize sweet rides like a Porsche 911... More
  • Blog Post: The Need For Speed Movie Is Being Filmed Next Week In Georgia

    If you live in the Columbus, Georgia area and take the 13th Street Bridge on your commute, you're going to want to find an alternate route next week. A film crew will be in town shooting the new Need for Speed film from Tuesday through Saturday. On the bright side, you might get a chance to glimpse... More
  • Blog Post: Need for Speed Rivals Taking To The Streets This Year

    Ghost Games, the studio formerly known as EA Gothenburg, has been working on a new Need for Speed title for some time, and now the developer's inaugural game – Need for Speed Rivals – has been announced. The game, created in conjunction with franchise overseers Criterion Games (NFS: Most... More
  • Blog Post: Is There A New Need For Speed Coming?

    With E3 around the corner and EA openly talking about the next-generation, it will be interesting to see what games make the jump in the systems' launch windows. Could a Need for Speed title be on the docket? The franchise's Facebook page has posted the above shot of a police cruiser with the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Watch Dogs And Far Cry 3 Lead Leaves Ubisoft To Rejoin EA

    Jamie Keen was the lead designer for both Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs and last year's beloved Far Cry 3, but now it looks like he'll be working on the next Need for Speed project for EA. A few super sleuths have caught onto the fact that Keen's LinkedIn profile has recently been updated... More
  • Blog Post: Nvidia's Latest Project Shield Demo Shows PC Streaming

    Nvidia's upcoming device, Project Shield, isn't coming out until the second quarter of the year, but the company is filling the time with a series of product demos. The latest video clip shows how PC owners will be able to stream their games onto the handheld. About half of the video is spent... 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: Need for Speed: Most Wanted Gets Ultimate Speed Pack DLC

    Outrunning the cops in Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a blast, but they might not even be able to see you when you're going 240 mph. Criterion’s Ultimate Speed Pack DLC gives you access to five of the fastest cars ever built starting December 18. Need for Speed: Most Wanted's Ultimate Speed... More
  • Blog Post: This Week's Review Round-Up

    We covered a lot of ground in reviews this week, from the game about a Native American assassin to the one about a mech-piloting teenage president. Also, don't forget about Halo 4. Here are all of this week's reviews, big and small, in one convenient place. Halo 4 " The magic formula is... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Most Wanted Headed To Wii U

    It's not particularly surprising to hear that EA and Criterion's Need for Speed: Most Wanted is coming to Wii U, but it's always nice to get a solid confirmation. We liked the game quite a bit , so we're excited to see how Nintendo's dual screen can set up can tweak the experience... More
  • Blog Post: EA Gothenburg Hiring For Next Need For Speed

    Electronic Arts has mapped out an aggressive course for the Need for Speed franchise, with some kind of installment expected every year. That doesn't look to change, as EA Gothenburg is hiring en masse for a new title in the racing series. The studio's website specifically lists the Need for... 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: Need For Speed Movie Edges Closer To The Starting Line

    A few weeks back, we learned that EA was shopping around a movie based around its Need for Speed series. Now comes word that a film studio has picked up the film rights, and that production could start as soon as early next year. Paramount was initially said to be interested in the license , but now... More
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