Need for Speed Rivals

PS3, PS4, XBOX ONE, XB360, PC / Racing / Release: Nov 19, 2013 / ESRB: RP

Need for Speed Rivals adds Koenigsegg One:1, 'the fastest car ever built,' for free

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 04, 2014 12:00pm PST

The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is debuting at the Geneva Auto Show today, and may be "the fastest car ever built." And it's free in Need for Speed Rivals.

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Report: Unannounced Need for Speed game canceled as Ghost Games suffers layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 03, 2014 11:00pm PST

With an upcoming movie and excellent reviews for Rivals, the Need for Speed franchise seems to be doing quite well. However, Electronic Arts has...

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Need for Speed Rivals update adds 2015 Mustang

By Steve Watts, Dec 17, 2013 8:30am PST

A free update for Need for Speed Rivals adds a 2015 Ford Mustang racer.

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Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 22, 2013 11:00am PST

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One.

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Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 15, 2013 11:00am PST

The PS4 launches today and it's time to celebrate with Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and The Escapist's Andrea Rene to usher in a new generation of consoles, but first, they discuss this past weekend's Blizzcon and al...

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Need for Speed Rivals review: the thrill of the chase

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2013 10:15am PST

The end result is a game with crystal-clear vision and execution. Rivals ends up being a rather unique racing experience--one that isn't meant for everyone, but will be beloved by those that "get" it.

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Need for Speed joins EA Sports label

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2013 5:30pm PST

The Need for Speed franchise is switching labels, away from EA's general gaming label to EA Sports. It's in the game now! In many ways, the...

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Need for Speed Rivals joins PS4 launch lineup

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 04, 2013 12:15pm PST

Sony may have lost DriveClub for its PS4 launch, but EA is coming to the rescue. Need for Speed Rivals will be the only racing game available on day one.

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Need for Speed Wii U and Vita sales don't warrant Rivals ports

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2013 8:00am PDT

Oh, how briefly EA respected the Wii U and Vita as consoles deserving of typical AAA fare. Both received ports of 2012's Need for Speed: Most Wanted but are missing out on this year's entry in the racing series, Rivals. The answer to why was pretty clear, but Rivals develope...

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Need for Speed Rivals preview: cops and robbers

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Imagine, if you will, Journey reimagined with cars. Instead of a silent scarfed wanderer joining you on your quest, it's a sports car rushing at...

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Criterion Games 'just 17 people' now, most of team at Ghost Games

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 13, 2013 1:00pm PDT

"Criterion is just 17 people these days," Criterion creative director Alex Ward said. Apparently, most of the studio moved to Ghost Games, leaving just a "small team" behind to work at Criterion.

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Need for Speed franchise now headed by Ghost Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2013 3:45pm PDT

After working with Criterion on Need for Speed: Rivals, Ghost Games will take full control of the racing franchise going forward.

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Undercover cops infiltrate Need for Speed: Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 21, 2013 4:15pm PDT

"That sure is a nice ride that new racer is sporting. Nice sirens, too! Hey...wait a minute...!" Need for Speed: Rivals is adding undercover cops to the ranks of the law.

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Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

By John Keefer, Jul 02, 2013 9:00am PDT

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show.

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Criterion staff assisting Ghost Games with Need For Speed: Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 7:10am PDT

Criterion is lending Ghost Games a helping hand with Need For Speed: Rivals, sending over 60-65 staff members to assist with development.

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