Boats, helicopters, ATVs, oh my
Cars and Criterion Games have gone hand in hand for years. It's hard not to imagine a racing game from the studio that doesn't involve sleek, expensive sports vehicles or obsessively rendered depictions of car crashes like in Need for Speed or Burnout. However, since the developer's surprising announcement that it...
Don't choke on your cornflakes
We know it's hard to believe, but there's going to be new entries in the popular Medal Of Honor and Need For Speed franchises. Shocking, huh? The news was accidentally outed by UK retailer GAME this morning, when it said in a hastily deleted Tweet: EA presentation was great, had mentions of a new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed 13. EA have an exciting year..
EA's confirmed a September 20th release date for its crash-heavy PlayStation Network title, Burnout Crash
</a>. The game will launch for $9.99 on PSN. The Criterion developed digital title will include three game modes, 18 crash junctions and Autolog support. The one big problem is that the game doesn't look very good. Whoops.
Let's be honest, Criterion's first foray into the downloadable game market doesn't look like it lives up to the usual high-standards that the developer has set itself
If we're honest, Burnout Crash looks a bit, well, trash. But there is a glimmer of hope at the end of this trailer, with asteroids and hurricanes taking hold of the crash arena and...
Burnout developer Criterion is staffing up for a new open-world racer on "new systems"
Job listings for both a lead software engineer and AI programmer spilled the beans, stressing that the roles will involve "creating a new extension to the existing Criterion team focusing on developing on new platforms". We wonder if Criterion's talking PlayStation Vita or... Burnout's open-world. We're..
EA's confirmed that Burnout Crash
</a> will release next month on the PlayStation Network. The isometric, downloadable spin-off being developed in-house at Criterion, was previously confirmed to have an Autumn release date. Now it's dead-set for August. Of course, the game looking a bit rubbish is best left for another discussion.
When Burnout Crash
</a> was rumoured, we were expecting a bite-sized PlayStation Network release of Burnout's popular crash mode. We weren't necessarily expecting the isometric, cartoon spin-off that Criterion actually announced. The British studio has now revealed that Burnout Crash! started life as a Nintendo Wii game. We can't say that we're surprised. The original version started on the..
Criterion's finally confirmed its long rumoured Burnout spin-off, entitled Burnout Crash
</a>. The isometric riff on Burnout's popular crash mode is set to launch on PlayStation Network later in the year. The game promises to offer rewards for "traffic chaos by crashing into cars, triggering explosions and destroying everything in sight". There will be a total of 18 junctions..
Remember Burnout Crash, the rumoured PlayStation Network spin-off of the popular destructive racing franchise? Well, now we've got some concrete details on the unannounced game
According to the ESRB ratings board, this is a top-down racing game featuring "cartoon" vehicles and plenty of crashing. Apparently players will earn points for...
What's your favourite part of the Burnout series? Sure, weaving through oncoming traffic at a slick 60 frames-per-second is a highlight, but the real joy is participating in those puzzle-esque crash events that have been a staple of the series for a long time now
According to information leaked via the Australian Ratings Board, a PSN release of...
Ask nicely and ye shall receive
Emphatically in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's case, as EA's just revealed not one, not two, but three new sets of DLC for Criterion's high-octane racer. First up is the Armed And Dangerous pack. That's due next Tuesday (Wednesday for Europe?) and includes two new game modes: Most Wanted and Arms Race. The former pits the cops against one singled-out racer, while the..
Here's a novel idea from Criterion and EA Games: watch a Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer in order to unlock more content
EA's dropping three cars via a free DLC pack which they'll release once the embedded YouTube video scores one-million hits. You've got until December 12th to reach the tally. At the time of writing the video has received 247,260 hits, so still some way to go. The free cars..
Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit launches today in the US
For some reason EA thinks it's a good idea to lift the lid on their next Need For Speed game, Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed. The game's being developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is due in the Spring of next year. Interestingly, the game's set to include Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's "Autolog" feature - the social..
Just when we thought EA couldn't possibly top those horrible, horrible dudebro party videos for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, they release these terrible commercials
The ads star Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara from Entourage. They are also not funny. We're huge fans of the games Criterion make, but everything EA's done to promote this game has made us not want to buy Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
The most exciting part about Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit - outside of Criterion's class-leading race mechanics - are the social interaction features
The mechanics Criterion are labelling as "Autolog". Instead of simply giving players a taste of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's racing, the game's demo - set to release this week on PSN - will also feature the social aspects. Players who invite..
Boom. Crash. Smash. Yeeehawww. Or something like that? These super-duper sports cars might not be your cup of tea, but you have to admit — they look pretty neat as police cars, right? There's a demo for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit due next week. It's going to be ay-may-zing, we're sure of it.
If anyone's stoked about Gran Turismo 5's teething troubles, it'll be Criterion
Technically Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Gran Turismo 5 are completely different games; but if GT does get pushed away from Criterion's arcade racer, we have to imagine they'll stand to gain. That's a good thing because Criterion make amazing racing games and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit sounds properly incredible..
Having been anticipating Criterion's next racing game since Burnout: Paradise, we were initially somewhat disappointed watching others play Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
The game looked slower than Burnout Paradise, perhaps a result of the unfinished frame-rate. But once we got our hands on the game - much was forgiven. Criterion know racing games...
We've not been huge fans of the methods EA's taken towards promoting Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit thus far
Yo, Salinger wrote about "phonys" for a reason you know. But whatever - we're going to buy this game because, take note, it's being made by Criterion. You know, the Burnout guys. Awww yeah. Those guys. Sold? Uh-huh.
If we're being 100 percent honest, it's the online integration that has us most excited about Need For Speed: Hot Pursit
We already know to expect a quality racing game from Criterion — let's not forget these are the Burnout guys. So it's all those online options that have us stoked. Burnout Paradise touched on the British studio's vision, but Hot Pursuit looks to finally deliver that social..
We bet you £50 that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit turns out amazing
Ignore all the marketing fluff that's surrounding this game, and just focus on what it is. It's the next game from the studio which created the stunning Burnout: Paradise, with one of the biggest racing game franchises attached to it. We suggest you don't take us up on that bet. Unless you like the feeling of an empty wallet.
At one point, many moons ago, British developers Criterion Games were working on a Skate Or Die sequel for EA
Crazy, right? According to an article in GamesTM magazine, Criterion were working on the sequel before they started work on Burnout 2. Apparently EA were impressed with the studio's work on the Dreamcast title Trickstyle, and challenged them to resurrect their classic skating franchise..
Remember this video? Well EA and Criterion's just put out another one. And it's equally horrific. This time they're in Chicago playing Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, man. Chicago! Wahhhhhhhh, these people just love playing video games! Dudebro! Dudebro!
Admittedly we know about as much about cars as we do American Football
That is to say, not a lot. Still, while we're destined to get pulled up in the comments about our non-description of the above pictured car (we think it's a Dodge Viper?), we just want to say that we like the way it looks. In fact, we're pretty certain Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's going to have some of the best police cars..
Check it out y'all, we're playing video gameeeeeees on our Play-a-Station Triple. Wahhhh! This Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit game is so hardcore. I'm gonna jump around bopping the air, whilst doing an upside down 'Peace' sign. So cool. I love video games, y'all. Love 'em. Spin some Shifty Shellshock, DJ." Urgh.
When you tell us that Criterion are making an arcade racing game, you don't really need to give us any more information
We're sold at that point. Hey, guess what? Criterion are making an arcade racing game. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit takes the franchise all the way back to its roots. Do you remember the original game on the 3DO? ("Wanna go...
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has exclaimed that Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is the game that gave him his "oh my God" moment at this year's E3
He told CVG: "Although I was most impressed with shooter games [at E3], there were a remarkable number of high-quality titles. I think that consumers are going to split a much bigger pot of dollars among more games, so it's hard to..
Criterion's just announced that their Need For Speed game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit will launch November 16th with a host of community features, and a return to the franchise's heritage
Eagle-eyed users over at TheSixthAxis have spotted a little glimpse of Criterion's new Need For Speed title in GTTV's all access preview show
The split-second EA booth tease reveals Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, the as-of-yet unannounced franchise update from Criterion - the dude's who usually make the Burnout games. No other details have been revealed yet, but you can bet you're life they are..
Our favourite thing about E3 - countdown teaser websites. Not! Next up Criterion, who are teasing their totally-secret-totally-not-a-new-Need-For-Speed-game Need For Speed game. The countdown ends just as EA's press conference takes off. Say, that's convenient isn't it? Watch the clock tick here. Sigh.
Stuart Black, the man behind the PS2's excellent Black and upcoming PS3 shooter Bodycount, has revealed that Black 2 was in development at Criterion
The head told Gamespot that the game was shelved after the team lost their "direction".I certainly did some preliminary pre-production work on Black 2 once we finished Black, the first three or four months. I moved on quite quickly after..
You may have heard that Stuart Black, the dude that created PS2 shooter Black, is now working with Codemasters on a new FPS IP
Indeed, the likelihood is that Codemasters' latest will be a spiritual successor to the popular Black. And the dude has fire in his belly, as he's told OXM he's bored of current shooters:"There's a lot of cover-based shooters out at the moment," he told OXM..
If you want value for money, you should probably buy Burnout Paradise
Either that, or wait a little while for the PSN release of the Burnout Paradise Complete Edition which is heading to the PSN "soon". There's no word on pricing yet, but TheSixthAxis has the full feature list. Breathe-in. Burnout Paradise Full Game with all free updates including Paradise Bikes and a full day/night..
There's a lot of excitement behind the new Need For Speed game
Namely because it's being developed by Criterion Games, the British team behind the excellent Burnout franchise. So imagine our excitement when we skipped through the lines of Criterion's latest Tweet and read that, yes, the new Need For Speed game is to be shown off today. "Hell," we thought, "This is almost as exciting..
No, we're not quoting one of the many Giant Bombcast's classic quotes - Criterion actually toyed with the idea of placing Burnout Paradise on the moon for a DLC pack
The news comes from a blog by Criterion, which also details helicopters, time travel and planes. We'd love Burnout on the moon. In fact, that would be insanely awesome. Hopefully they'll do something similar for the Need For Speed game..
Burnout developers Criterion Games are probably the masters of the arcade racer right now
Sure, it looks like Black Rock Studio's Split/Second is going to give Burnout Paradise a run for its money early next year; but don't think Criterion are down and out just yet — they're set to release a Need For Speed game "next year". With Criterion at the helm, chances are the next Need For Speed..
How we love thee. Not content with making the best piece of DLC period, they've also packed it with value. Namely toy versions of the Legendary Cars pack we reviewed earlier in the year. To earn the toy cars you're going to need to hit all 15 Mega Jumps, 45 Billboards, 75 Smashes, and complete all 24 Road Rules. We know you're loading...
Remember when a VP over at EA thought the XBOX 360 was "maxed out"? And remember how developers always spout the "we're using 100% of the Playstation 3's power" line to make their games sound better? Yeah well, Criterion say it's "proof that you're not the best," and that "it means you're out of ideas
""You always find new ways to do things, the constraints lift. Not just with a new..
A few pages regarding Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island DLC went online early recently, meaning tipsters revealed the price of the package before was supposedly intended
At just $12.99 (12.99 in Europe, £9.99 UK) it seems like Criterion have learned from their mistakes on earlier DLC and really want to make this thing available to everyone. Alongside the price leak, eagle-eyed readers also..
Probably the biggest and most anticipated update coming to Burnout Paradise is the addition of an entirely new island; Big Surf Island
It's been a long time coming but finally the DLC is on the home straight. If you simply can't wait, this video should take you through everything you need to know about the new content.