What's Up With Blizzard's Project Titan?

PLUS MORE GAMING SECRETS AND RUMORS: Microsoft big wig leaves for Blizzard | Quantic Dreams' next two projects | A very different kind of Need for Speed that we never got » 5/09/14 10:00am 5/09/14 10:00am

For The First Time Since 1996, There's No Need For Speed This Year

Think back. Can you remember a year when there wasn't a Need for Speed game? The long-running racing series has punched in at least once every twelve months. It's a bit of a surprise, then, that calendar year 2014 will come and go without a Need for Speed entry. » 5/06/14 6:00pm 5/06/14 6:00pm

Haha, The Need For Speed Movie Looks So Terrible Guys

If shitty FMV sequences from video games were still around, and had gotten more expensive while still being as inherently shitty, this what I'd expect them to look like. » 2/03/14 12:00am 2/03/14 12:00am

They Put a Racing Game in a Race Car So They Could Race While They Race

This is so stupid it's awesome. Viagame pit one of the world's top racing video game drivers against a real-life professional to see who was better. But the best part is Frederik Brolin, the video gamer, is driving the course, virtually, inside a car that is driving the course in real life. » 12/29/13 4:00pm 12/29/13 4:00pm

​The Best Next-Gen Game. The Worst Next-Gen Dialogue.

Y'know, the collective chatter amongst Kotaku writers has unofficially dubbed Need for Speed Rivals as the best next-gen game so far. Several among us have raved about the way it draws you in and entices you to keep playing. But, man, the lines coming out of the characters' mouths in this racing game are terrible. » 12/03/13 3:00pm 12/03/13 3:00pm

​Well, At Least The Racing Looks Good in the New Need for Speed Movie

Look, it's pretty clear that the Need for Speed movie is trying to draft off the success of the Fast & Furious films. But the upcoming Dreamworks feature needs, like, 1000% more crazy. » 11/18/13 7:30pm 11/18/13 7:30pm

Need for Speed Rivals: The Kotaku Review

Everyone in this year's Need For Speed—racers and cops both—is an asshole. Neither side is likable. Thank God. It's incredibly freeing to be a total, speed-obsessed jerk, especially when it's accompanied by amazing visuals and intense velocity. Way to welcome us to next-gen, Need For Speed Rivals. » 11/15/13 4:00pm 11/15/13 4:00pm

New Ken Block Video Turns Car Into Giant Pinball

Race and stunt driver Ken Block is the master of gymkhana. Don't know what gymkhana is? It's this video. In which he propels a car around a "track" like it had been built in a video game and he'd done nothing but play it for ten months straight. » 11/11/13 5:25pm 11/11/13 5:25pm

Here's a Need for Speed trailer that doesn't star Jesse Pinkman! Yay science! A lot of pre-render in this Need for Speed: Rivals trailer, but it still looks good. And yeah, piss on those cops. These willful speed competitions only become dangerous when The Man tries to shut them down. » 10/29/13 11:00am 10/29/13 11:00am

Need for Speed Rivals Looks Amazing Whether You Play It on PC or PS4

For one moment, the gap between playing a game on PC and on console seemed razor-thin. I played Need for Speed Rivals on both PC and PS4 and the two versions of EA’s upcoming racing game were virtually indistinguishable. What I saw was impressive no matter what machine it was running on. » 10/18/13 1:15pm 10/18/13 1:15pm

The Next Hollywood Blockbuster isn't Mario Kart, but It Should Be

So, Aaron Paul's big post-Breaking Bad victory lap is a nice payday and a starring role in a popcorn flick. But what if, instead of a gritty, growly movie adaptation for Need for Speed, Mario Kart got the treatment instead? » 10/12/13 6:00pm 10/12/13 6:00pm

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

Aaron Paul's Need For Speed Film Should Just Be A Breaking Bad Spinoff

It was already difficult to watch the trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed movie without thinking of its star, Aaron Paul, as his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman. And now, thanks to this dramatic (and spoiler-filled) mash-up video from Slacktory, it'll be even more difficult. » 9/30/13 5:30pm 9/30/13 5:30pm

The new Need For Speed movie trailer proves I'll watch just about anything with Aaron Paul in it. I have no idea if this movie will be any good based on this trailer—though the dramatic music and cheesy few lines we hear here don't do it any favors—but, hell, Aaron Paul. Also pretty cars. Pretty cars help. » 9/25/13 12:22pm 9/25/13 12:22pm

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

First Images from Need for Speed Movie Forgot Cars, Yo

Disney released the first stills from the upcoming Need for Speed movie to remind audiences that it will, as promised, have actors; actors like Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad and Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi). I can't help but feel like there's something missing, though. Something like cars. » 9/14/13 10:00am 9/14/13 10:00am

Need For Speed's Star 900 Horsepower Ford Mustang Is Totally Fake

First off, I know movie cars are supposed to be fake. That's the whole point. But so much of this car was sold to me as less fake, that when I saw all the fake, I wanted to tell all of you about the fake. Fakey fake fake. » 6/12/13 1:54am 6/12/13 1:54am

The Next Need for Speed Game is Rivals

Electronic Arts' racing franchise will debut on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with Need for Speed Rivals under the Frostbite engine. It will be built by Ghost Games, working in partnership with Criterion, which handled 2010's Hot Pursuit and 2012's Most Wanted reboot. » 6/10/13 4:23pm 6/10/13 4:23pm

A Sneak Peek At The Custom Mustang That Will Star In Need For Speed

Continuing a long tradition of wonderful adaptions of video games into movies, which are never, of course, soul-crushingly awful wastes of the human spirit, the Need for Speed racing game franchise has a movie coming out soon, and it'll star a Mustang. » 6/10/13 3:39pm 6/10/13 3:39pm