​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

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

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

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

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

EA Says Need for Speed Rivals' Open-World Chases Are Next-Gen Racing

New video game hardware is coming down the pike and those machines are going to need showpieces, games that show off why the PS4 and Xbox One are a significant step ahead of their predecessors. The guys making Need For Speed Rivals—the next installment of the long-running racing series–believe that they’re making one… » 5/23/13 10:15am 5/23/13 10:15am