Need for Speed: Most Wanted

PS3, XB360, PC, IPHONE OS, PSVITA, ANDROID, WIIU / Racing / Release: Oct 30, 2012 / ESRB: RP-T+

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Criterion: 'time to make something new,' hints at new non-racing game

Criterion: 'time to make something new,' hints at new non-racing game

Criterion Games has become synonymous with excellent racing games. However, the studio behind Burnout appears to be moving onto something completely different.

Speaking on Twitter, the studio's creative director Alex Ward talked about how "after over a decade of making racing games it's time to make something new." That means no remakes, no reboots, and no sequels. Guess that means we can scratch off that long-rumored Road Rash reboot, huh?

Read more: 'Proud' of Burnout, but not the 'right time' to make new one »

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC confirmed, coming today

Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC confirmed, coming today

The three pieces of Need for Speed: Most Wanted downloadable content outed yesterday by Trophies have been confirmed. Appropriate for a racing game, they will all be arriving sooner than you might think: today.

Read more: Packaged together as Deluxe Bundle »

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Trophies out Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC

Trophies out Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC

Need for Speed: Most Wanted appears to be getting another round of downloadable content. Sets of Trophies for the game have given the names of three previously unheard-of DLC packs.

Read more: New cars, new parts, and movie references »

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Need for Speed Most Wanted coming to Wii U

Need for Speed Most Wanted coming to Wii U

One pleasant surprise of this morning's Wii U date dump was the revelation that Need for Speed: Most Wanted is coming to Nintendo's system on March 19. EA and Criterion have detailed a few of the special features that take advantage of the system's unique capabilities.

Read more: 'Co-Driver' mode, quick car and mod switching »

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The Walking Dead, Borderlands 2, Journey big winners at 2012 VGAs

The Walking Dead, Borderlands 2, Journey big winners at 2012 VGAs

The Walking Dead was the big winner at the 2012 VGAs tonight, taking home five awards for Game of the Year, Best Downloadable Game, Best Performance by a Human Female for Clementine, Best Adapted Video Game, and Best Studio for developer Telltale Games. Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 took home Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer, Best Performance by a Human Male for Handsome Jack, and the fan-voted Character of the Year for Claptrap. Journey took home three awards for developer thatgamecompany, including Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score and Best Independent Game.

Not all of the winners were announced on the show, but you can check out the complete list of winners below.

Read more: The complete winners list »

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted to get 5 new cars on December 18

Need for Speed: Most Wanted to get 5 new cars on December 18

Need for Speed: Most Wanted had Jeff buzzing in his review. And predictably, developer Criterion Games is expanding the game with new DLC. Come December 18, the first DLC for the game will add five super-fast cars to your garage so you can continue to mock the cops in Fairhaven.

Read more: Free mobile app also available »

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo hits consoles

Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo hits consoles

Nyooooom! That's not the sound of a Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, because downloads don't make noises beyond the very faint buzzing of electrons inaudible. Press your ear close to your console and you may just hear it, as EA released a single-player slice today.

Read more: Carry earned currency over into full game »

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Weekend Confirmed 138 - GTA V, Assassin's Creed 3, NFS: Most Wanted, Forza Horizon

Weekend Confirmed 138 - GTA V, Assassin's Creed 3, NFS: Most Wanted, Forza Horizon

On this week's episode, Garnett, Jeff, and Jeff are joined by special guest Jason Paul from Naughty Dog. Cannata and Mattas explain why they're both enjoying Assassin's Creed 3 quite a bit, before everyone jumps on hype train for the recently released info about Grand Theft Auto V. Racing games Forza Horizon and Need for Speed: Most Wanted also get some "compare and contrast" discussion, and then the show wraps up with some Finishing Moves and a brief NFL Tail Gate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 138 »

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Need for Speed Most Wanted review: multiplayer mayhem

Need for Speed Most Wanted review: multiplayer mayhem

Developer Criterion Games is no stranger to making solid arcade racers. Its latest, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, delivers much of what fans expect from their games: white-knuckle races at breakneck speeds, gorgeous presentation, and solid (albeit familiar) driving mechanics. As in Burnout Paradise, Most Wanted has players racing around an open world: Fairhaven. And once again, the sandbox nature of the setting provide a fertile foundation for some outstanding multiplayer, even if it's at the expense of the single-player experience.

Read more: Thin single-player, great multiplayer »

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Vita developed by Criterion, includes extra content

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Vita developed by Criterion, includes extra content

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is coming to PS Vita. And surprisingly, the open world racer is left largely intact in its transition to the handhelds. Instead of giving porting duties to an external studio, developer Criterion Games is actually working on the Vita version in-house--ensuring that even the Vita version lives up to the team's standards.

"It looked like the machine was going to be capable of delivering what we wanted to do. And the way that we work is very iterative--build, play, change, build, play, change--that's how we work. When you go external it generally only works when you’ve got a finished game, otherwise there are too many moving parts," producer Matt Webster said.

Read more: Vita connects with PS3 version of the game »

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Need for Speed Most Wanted packs Kinect voice control

Need for Speed Most Wanted packs Kinect voice control

As a committed pedestrian, I've often suspected that the only real reason to drive a car is that other passengers don't gawp at you when you yell at the vehicle. Delightfully, Need for Speed Most Wanted will recreate this sensation in the Xbox 360 edition with Kinect voice support, Electronic Arts announced today.

Watch: All the things you can yell at »

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PlayStation 3 starts 'Day 1 Digital' for retail games

PlayStation 3 starts 'Day 1 Digital' for retail games

Sony has been taking steps into the digital market recently, selling full retail games on the PlayStation Store and even offering some as PlayStation Plus bonuses. But most of these have been older releases, and today the company took the next logical step in its digital push with a new "Day 1 Digital" initiative.

Read more: Dishonored, Assassin's Creed among line-up »

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Need for Speed Most Wanted trailer talks single-player

Need for Speed Most Wanted trailer talks single-player

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign.

Watch: Zooooom! »

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted pre-order bonuses detailed

Need for Speed: Most Wanted pre-order bonuses detailed

Like any big-budget fall release, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is getting its own set of pre-order goodies. But what to offer in this car game about cars racing against other cars? If you answered "cars," you're a clever one.

Read more: Limited Edition and exclusive packs »

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Need for Speed movie set for February 2014

Need for Speed movie set for February 2014

Although the film studio only acquired the rights to the property last month, DreamWorks Studios has set a release date for the movie based on Electronic Arts' Need for Speed franchise. There is no indication why the film is being fast-tracked, but all the parts seem to be in place.

Read more: A Reaper defector joins the cause »

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