With the PSP's days numbered in North America, there won't be too many more offers like this before the handheld is taken out back and shot.
Can't have a major release date without competitors taking a crap all over it. In this case, Electronic Arts and Codemasters. We love it when people talk trash about other folks' products. Let's you and him fight!
When people argue that smartphones are on the level with Playstation or DS portable as gaming platforms, they'll usually whip out a racing game. With good reason! iOS and Android's racing games are actually some of their best, period.
Join Kotaku as we showcase some of the best and not-so-best games available for the shiny new iPad. Check out hands-on impressions for Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed: Shift, Geometry Wars, and more!
Owners of the Xbox 360 version of EA's Need For Speed Shift will get a chance to get behind the wheel of 10 new Ferraris next week thanks to the Ferrari Racing Pack.
I'm not bad at racing games — I can speed, swerve for pickups and wreck the car, no problem. I'm just bad at driving, so if there are no pickups and you're not supposed to crash, well...
Calling it "the most bug-ridden piece of code I have witnessed in recent times," one blogger writes of his frustration when the game crashes on a PlayStation Store loading screen. Well, here's your problem: He has the Xbox 360 version.
Need for Speed Shift is about an apt a title as you'll find, referring not only to, obviously, its auto-racing genre, but also to EA's efforts to take the series in a new direction – namely, toward more serious simulation-style fare and away from the cops-and-robbers, anything-goes attitude of the game's predecessors.
Complete Need for Speed missions on Twitter and you could win a shiny new BMW M3 courtesy of Electronic Arts.
There comes a time in the week to reflect on what got into my reporter's notebook but didn't turn into Kotaku blog posts. Shall we?
EA's long-running, big-selling racing franchise Need for Speed has fallen on hard times in recent years. Which seems to have the mega-publisher on the front foot when it comes to their competition in the genre.
With E3 almost upon us, EA have reminded us of what I like to think is the spiritual successor to the Project Gotham series, Need for Speed: Shift.
Today has been... weird. News of Mr. T and Will Wright fighting Nazis, the addition of farting attributes to Nobi Nobi Boy, and unicorns on ESPN.com make me seriously worry that I'm not yet awake.
It's official: the sheen has well and truly worn off the Need for Speed franchise. Once a guaranteed smash, recent titles have under-performed badly, leading EA to announce a total reboot for the series.