One Of The World's Best Developers Is Down To 17 Staff

Criterion, the guys behind the Burnout series and the good Need For Speed games (not the movie), are going through what you could call a transitional period. Like, there's hardly anyone actually working there anymore. » 9/15/13 9:00pm 9/15/13 9:00pm

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Sends the Corvette ZR1 Down Some Mean…

Early signs seem to indicate that the next Need for Speed game will essentially be a spiritual continuation of the Burnout franchise, especially since it's being made by the Criterion dev studio that created those games. The hard-driving action in this new trailer—featuring a Corvette ZR1, Koenigsegg Agera R and… » 8/02/12 1:15pm 8/02/12 1:15pm

Burnout Crash for iOS Lets You Touch the Carnage

Released as a downloadable for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, Burnout Crash took the popular destructive mode from the racing series and spun it out into a pinball-style explosion orgy. Now EA's rolling out a portable version of Crash for iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4. You'll get finger-friendly automotive action and… » 10/12/11 3:20pm 10/12/11 3:20pm

David Hasselhoff Takes On an Ice Cream Truck in the Latest Burnout:…

If there's one thing that video game trailers could use more of, it's David Hasselhoff. So thank goodness for Criterion and EA, who conscripted the 'Hoff to appear in the latest trailer for the just-released downloadable Xbox Kinect game Burnout: Crash. » 9/21/11 2:20pm 9/21/11 2:20pm

The Pizza of Fortune Will Be the Key to Burnout Crash's Success

When I first saw the top-down arcade game Criterion Games is trying to pass off as a Burnout title, like many fans I was somewhat upset, but how can I stay angry at a game that features the Pizza of Fortune? » 8/31/11 12:20pm 8/31/11 12:20pm

The New Burnout: Crash Trailer Features Crashing, Burning

Just in time for Gamescom, EA has shared a new trailer for its upcoming XBLA/PSN car-smasher Burnout: Crash. The 360 version of the game will be compatible with Kinect, and Crecente had a lot more fun with the game than he thought he would. » 8/18/11 5:40pm 8/18/11 5:40pm

Full Body Burnout Crash Is More Fun Than It Sounds

Burnout Crash seems to be a wonderful party game, the sort of title you pop on and pass and play with a group of rowdy friends. That it includes Kinect support only makes the experience better. » 7/20/11 12:00pm 7/20/11 12:00pm

First Footage of Burnout Crash! on Kinect May Leave Burnout Fans…

Criterion Games has a Burnout spin-off coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this fall, a game inspired by game shows and pinball, its creators say. Burnout Crash! is also the first Burnout game to support Kinect, an option that may leave you with a burning sensation. » 7/08/11 8:30pm 7/08/11 8:30pm

The Next Burnout Game is Part Pinball, Part Game Show, Part WTF?

Remember that bizarre, leaked Burnout game that added lobster monsters and UFOs to the crashtastic street racing formula? Electronic Arts and developer Criterion Games just made it official, unveiling Burnout CRASH! for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. » 7/07/11 4:15pm 7/07/11 4:15pm

Burnout Crash! Finally Adds Lobster Monsters and UFOs to Explosive…

Already outed by Australian's ratings board, the ESRB details the next game in the Burnout series, a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game that sounds... well, really different. » 5/06/11 5:40pm 5/06/11 5:40pm

Overseas Rating Points to Burnout Crash

Unannounced by Electronic Arts, Australia's Classification Board has nonetheless listed Burnout Crash. LinkedIn bios for Criterion developers hint that the game will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3. The game received a PG (basically, T for Teen) down under. [Siliconera] » 4/03/11 4:08pm 4/03/11 4:08pm

Video Games Teach Us How To Be Better Bad Drivers

A new study conducted by Continental Tyres has found that players of driving video games are better at passing their drivers test than non-gaming drivers. Unfortunately they suck at everything else. » 1/31/11 2:30pm 1/31/11 2:30pm

Burnout: Hot Pursuit

This is Burnout. That's the first thing that crossed my mind in the middle of my race against a group of other writers. And why not? Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Burnout share a pedigree. » 8/27/10 2:00pm 8/27/10 2:00pm

Burnout Paradise Drives Off (Cheaply) Into The Sunset

With Criterion no longer providing downloadable content for Burnout Paradise, one of the generation's best-supported games is about to slide into the history books. So publisher EA is going to send it off with a bang. » 2/16/10 6:30am 2/16/10 6:30am

Criterion's Need For Speed Will Be Out "Next Year"

Criterion, the studio behind Burnout, are at work on a "revolutionary take" on the Need For Speed franchise. When's it out? Well, according to EA's Frank Gibeau, it'll be out next year. » 11/10/09 1:20am 11/10/09 1:20am

Suda Plays Waaaayyyy Too Much Burnout Paradise

You may know Goichi Suda as Suda51. Or the guy who came up with Killer 7, and No More Heroes. But you may not know that he's also a complete Burnout Paradise fiend. An addict. » 7/02/09 12:30am 7/02/09 12:30am

Burnout Dev: No One's Ever "Maxed" a Console

The technical director for Criterion (Burnout Paradise) wants to put a stop to a persistent cliché in development: The idea that some game or project is maxing out a console's capabilities. » 6/13/09 6:00pm 6/13/09 6:00pm

EA: Burnout Devs Making "Revolutionary" Need For Speed

At E3, the head of EA told us that Burnout and Need For Speed won't be merged into one brand. Instead, team Burnout is shifting, for now, to make a new Need For Speed. » 6/10/09 3:20pm 6/10/09 3:20pm

Burnout Paradise Coming To Steam

Burnout Paradise is coming to the PC, in the form of an "Ultimate Box", collecting most of the game's updates and sitting them alongside the game itself. But what if you don't want a box? » 3/09/09 6:30am 3/09/09 6:30am