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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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"I'd rather they patch the PC version to use more than one core."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 4 comments

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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"I'm not saying I will never own a PS4, just won't happen for a while. "

- mancide see all 41 comments

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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"Yeah, they really did a good job burning through Black Box. Putting QTEs in a racing game in ..."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

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 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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"One last thought, for a while: Who actually ever wants to be a cop in these games?"

- riverfr0zen see all 8 comments

Need for Speed movie gets first trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 25, 2013 9:55am PDT

The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie takes a surprisingly serious tone, making it not-too-difficult to imagine this as some weird car-related side story for Jesse Pinkman.

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"Seems like the voice over is a little serious for what I'm imagining this movie being. That ..."

- tossitupdude see all 8 comments

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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"+1 Too bad all that talent is gone already. EA strikes again."

- Peanut Fox see all 8 comments

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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"It wasn't until 3 the game began encouraging takedowns. Both 1 and 2 were about driving ..."

- evildanish see all 41 comments

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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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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"Just wondering if it's okay for Criterion to make another Burnout now. The last one was kinda ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 9 comments

E3 racing roundup: Forza 5, GT6, DriveClub, The Crew, and NFS Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 17, 2013 2:30pm PDT

A golden year for racing games in on the horizon, so Shacknews conducts a comparison of all the racers out on the E3 floor.

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"All look fantastic and I'm disappointed that I am going to miss out on Forza 5, looking forward ..."

- eloader2 see all 12 comments

Here's what that Need for Speed movie looks like

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 10, 2013 2:43pm PDT

At its E3 press conference, Electronic Arts showed off a first look at the upcoming Need for Speed movie. Fast-tracked for February 2014, the movie...

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""Need for Speed is definitely accurate and authentic... to real car-racing culture" *shows cop ..."

- ThrillKill see all 12 comments

Need for Speed Rivals announced, coming November 19

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 7:30am PDT

Electronic Arts has announced Need for Speed Rivals, coming from Criterion Games and EA's newest studio Ghost Games. The popular racing franchise is set to come to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 19, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

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"I THINK the difference is an updated engine and NO free roam, which makes this a real racer in ..."

- rtricoche see all 3 comments

EA confirms new NBA Live, reveals new Need for Speed

By John Keefer, May 07, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Electronic Arts plans to be busy the next fiscal year, with 11 PC and console games and 15 mobile titles planned for fiscal year 2014, which ends March 31 of next year, the publisher said in its latest earnings call.

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

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2013 2:15pm PDT

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

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