Crash, Boom, Bang: If GTA V hasn't sated your need for intense car chases, Need For Speed: Rivals likely will. This latest trailer shows the new kinds of challenges they're adding to chases, which let you unlock upgrades. I really liked Criterion's Most Wanted (Rivals is developed by Ghost Games), and I'll be… » 10/01/13 7:00pm 10/01/13 7:00pm

The Best Damn Video Game Trailer I've Seen This Week

Trailers are often criticised these days for showing little, or even no gameplay footage. It's a fair complaint, but also one that should be shelved, at least temporarily, for this clip. » 10/16/12 11:30pm 10/16/12 11:30pm

Even The Single-Player Mode In Need For Speed: Most Wanted Is About…

The Need For Speed team has been busy showing off Need For Speed: Most Wanted for a few months now, particularly the multiplayer aspect. » 9/18/12 7:30pm 9/18/12 7:30pm

Combining The Best of Burnout With The Best of Need For Speed

While Burnout creators Criterion got a lot of credit for revolutionising racing games with their design for 2007's Paradise, they deserve just as much for the multiplayer stuff that makes 2010's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit a much better game than a lot of people realise. » 8/29/12 3:40am 8/29/12 3:40am

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Lets You Steal The World’s Fastest Cars.…

Maybe you've had that moment on the highway where you pull up next to a fancy sportscar. You might think that the person driving it is probably some rich jerk, but still wonder how that Porsche or Lambo handles. Need For Speed: Most Wanted lets you take explore that fantasy in a different way. All the cars in the… » 8/06/12 7:30pm 8/06/12 7:30pm

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

OK, Yes, the New Need for Speed Game is Basically Burnout

A few years back, when EA bought Criterion, the developers of Burnout, people got worried. Worried that the team would be wasted churning out Need for Speed games. » 7/30/12 1:00am 7/30/12 1:00am

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Is Basically Burnout: Paradise 2, Thank…

One of my happiest discoveries at E3 a couple of weeks ago was that this fall's strangely-named Need For Speed: Most Wanted could and maybe should be called Burnout Paradise 2. » 6/19/12 10:25am 6/19/12 10:25am

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

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

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

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

Watch This Trailer One Million Times, Get Three Free Cars for Hot…

Criterion is delighted with the response to arcade racer Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, as they should be. So they're giving away three new cars, but there's a catch. » 11/26/10 9:30am 11/26/10 9:30am

Hot Pursuit Reboots Need For Speed's Home Turf

So, here's Seacrest County in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. It's got every challenge a street racer could want, but man, this place feels familiar. » 11/03/10 11:30pm 11/03/10 11:30pm

Call Him "Donut Eater" Again, Punky

Not that I'm an expert in law enforcement policy, but Crecente and I are former cops reporters, and if the po-po PITted a Pagani Zonda going more than 100 mph in oncoming traffic, there'd be some badges on some desks. » 10/22/10 6:00pm 10/22/10 6:00pm