When Littlesiha’s Twitch viewers tune in to her Just Dance streams, they’re usually greeted by an infectious smile and wicked dance moves. But even brightening people’s days takes a toll when you’re doing it day in and day out. One day last month, Littlesiha fired up her stream not to dance, but to have a…
Within the last month, some amazing racing games have released. It’s been something of a micro-renaissance. These games—Wreckfest, Danger Zone 2, and Onrush—succeed because they avoid more serious minded gear-grinding in favor of going fast and crashing loud. While there’s joy to be had in examining a 1958 Aston…
I’ve played hours of the remastered version of Burnout Paradise prior to today’s release of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. So how are the higher resolution textures and enhanced lighting effects? I don’t know, man. I’m just playing Burnout Paradise again, and it’s as wonderful as it ever was.
We’re playing Burnout Paradise Remastered live on Youtube. Come check it out!
I have an early copy of Burnout Paradise Remastered, and I cannot enjoy it. Yes, I have, as EA suggests, sent my car “launching, spinning, and scraping through the city.” I have followed instructions to “smash” through traffic and leave a “very expensive trail of wreckage” in my rearview. And I am playing it on a 4K…
Burnout Paradise is getting a remaster for PS4 and Xbox One, publisher EA said today. This new version of Criterion’s beloved 2008 open-world racing game will be out on March 16. Vroom vroom, etc.
I have no need for the petty foot-based battles of filthy rebels and shiny Stormtroopers, adorable prequel droids and Order 66-awaiting clones. My star wars take place in the heavens of Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault mode, so good it should be its own game.
At age 16, many teens learn how to drive. When I was 16, I learned the opposite of how to drive, by which I mean I spent hundreds of hours playing Burnout 3's Crash Mode. For years, I waited for some kind of successor to that gleeful demolition derby, but it never came. Until now.
Last year a small independent development studio lead by Criterion Games veterans Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward released Dangerous Golf, a game that was basically Burnout’s Crash Mode without cars. With Danger Zone, due out next month for PC and PS4, they’re trying it with cars. Excellent.
While at first glance these appear to be famous promotional images for classic racing games, they’re actually just a bunch of very well-staged Forza Horizon 3 screenshots.
Remember that ambitious multi-vehicle extreme sports game EA showed a video for at E3 2014? The publisher tells Gamespot the project is dead, with Burnout developer Criterion shifting gears from creating its biggest game ever to helping out on Star Wars titles.
Crash mode was a divisive addition to Burnout, and you either loved it or hated it. Personally, it’s what really brought me into the Burnout series; it felt like a series of destructive puzzles. Dangerous Golf, a new game from a group of Burnout vets, is an attempt to make a whole game out of it.
“We just call it a mess simulator,” the ever-quotable game developer Alex Ward was saying as his colleague Chris Roberts (the other Chris Roberts) was playing their upcoming game in Kotaku’s New York City office during a visit last week. That chaotic game, Dangerous Golf, is indeed about making messes... by using a…
In retrospect, it made complete sense. Too bad it never happened again!
When some of the founders of Burnout developer Criterion Games left, we weren’t sure what they were building, and now we know: an extreme golf game called Dangerous Golf. It’s coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in May, and looks like the weirdness you’d expect from the crew who made Burnout.
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.
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…
Released as a downloadable for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, Burnout Crash took the popular destructive mode from the racing series and spun it out into a pinball-style explosion orgy. Now EA's rolling out a portable version of Crash for iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone 4. You'll get finger-friendly automotive action and…
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.
When I first saw the top-down arcade game Criterion Games is trying to pass off as a Burnout title, like many fans I was somewhat upset, but how can I stay angry at a game that features the Pizza of Fortune?