The PSP Is Going Out with a Bam (and a Vroom)

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. » 8/11/11 3:30am 8/11/11 3:30am

EA Says GT5 Is "Sterile"; Codemasters Says It's "Boring"

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! » 11/24/10 10:30pm 11/24/10 10:30pm

The Best Racing Game Apps

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. » 10/20/10 4:00pm 10/20/10 4:00pm

The Ultimate iPad Launch Game Round-Up

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! » 4/03/10 4:00pm 4/03/10 4:00pm

Need For Speed Shift Welcomes Back Ferrari Next Week

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. » 2/08/10 8:00pm 2/08/10 8:00pm

Need for Speed Shift iPhone Preview: Need For Cornering

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... » 12/17/09 3:00pm 12/17/09 3:00pm

Need For Speed Shift Goes Team-Based

Come December, it isn't all about you anymore. EA is releasing a Team Racing pack for Need for Speed Shift, a free update that brings team tactics and five legendary vehicles to the game. » 11/20/09 10:40am 11/20/09 10:40am

New 250GB Bundles Box Art Looks Like This, Apparently! [Update]

Europe is getting a bunch of 250GB PlayStation 3 bundles. Besides coming packaged with a game and sporting a bigger hard drive, the bundles also have something else going for them: » 10/05/09 7:00am 10/05/09 7:00am

NFS: Shift Crashes at PlayStation Store Screen — on a 360

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. » 9/27/09 1:00pm 9/27/09 1:00pm

Need for Speed Shift Review: Switching Gears

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. » 9/25/09 6:00pm 9/25/09 6:00pm

Need For Speed: Shift - The True Driver's Experience

Need for Speed Shift drifts its way onto store shelves this week, and the official trailer shows up what to expect from EA's more realistic take on the classic racing series. » 9/16/09 7:00pm 9/16/09 7:00pm

Notebook Dump: The Wii's Missing Arkham, NBA 2K10, More

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? » 8/28/09 7:00pm 8/28/09 7:00pm

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drifts Through Need For Speed: Shift

Slightly Mad Studios is serious about drifting in the upcoming Need for Speed Shift, tapping champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr, to make sure everything feels just right. » 7/17/09 12:40pm 7/17/09 12:40pm

EA Goes Hatin' On Rival Racing Games

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. » 6/12/09 3:30am 6/12/09 3:30am

Still Can't Believe A Need For Speed Game Looks Good

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. » 5/29/09 9:00pm 5/29/09 9:00pm

New Need For Speed: Shift Screens Are Very Normal

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. » 4/27/09 8:00pm 4/27/09 8:00pm

Need For Speed: Shift Is The Ghost Of Project Gotham Racing

With developers Bizarre Creations now at Activision, the Project Gotham Racing series is dead in the water. But fans of the dormant franchise may want to take a look at Need for Speed: Shift. » 3/24/09 6:30am 3/24/09 6:30am

EA Hit The Reset Button On Need For Speed Franchise, 3 New Games Coming

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. » 1/30/09 5:30am 1/30/09 5:30am