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  • Criterion explains the social aspects of multiplayer in NFS: Hot Pursuit

    Criterion’s Matt Webster has detailed just how social Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is going to be, whether you are playing the game in multiplayer or single-player.

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  • Interview - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit's Matt Webster

    We got a chance this week to see Criterion’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in London this week, and were lucky enough to grab some face-time with senior producer, Matt Webster. Matt talked about his “healthy paranoia” as regards the competition, why story isn’t “necessary” to the game, what Criterion’s working on next and more. […]

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  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Hands-on in London

    It’s hardly surprising EA gave Criterion a crack at the Need for Speed series; Burnout Paradise’s considerable quality is testament to the fact that the UK studio knows how to make an open-world racing game. The stakes with this series reboot, though, are high. With Need for Speed, by EA’s own admission, having languished in […]

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  • NfS: Hot Pursuit in HD: sun, sand, supercars

    EA dropped a fantastic gameplay trailer of Criterion’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit today, showing cars racing through the desert. Why would you not want this?

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  • Criterion proposed NFS to EA in past

    Criterion approached EA with a game entitled Need for Speed: Split Second in 2002.

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  • Criterion's Need for Speed on tour - women, dancing, tattoos

    Let’s target the shit out of that 18-35 demographic, team.

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  • Criterion wants Hot Pursuit to be a social experience

    Criterion has said it wanted to get back to Need for Speed’s basics with Hot Pursuit, as well as adding a more social aspect to the racer.

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  • EA: Hot Pursuit inspired by shooters such as Call of Duty

    EA has said that crashing in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has been inspired by shooters such as Call of Duty.

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  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit footage hits net

    A new video for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has hit the net, showing what it’s like to be involved in a cops and criminals chase within the game.

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  • Black: "We couldn't make Black 2"

    Bodycount boss Stuart Black has told OPM the prospect of revisiting his Criterion shooter, Black, is now an impossibility.

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  • Burnout Paradise Complete Edition coming to Europe "soon"

    Criterion has tweeted that the Burnout Paradise Complete Edition already out in the US, will be heading to the European PSN soon.

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  • Un-developed Burnout Paradise DLC included moon-driving

    Criterion’s posted details of Burnout Paradise DLC that never made the cut, including driving on the moon, helicopters, time travel and planes. The fact this is being posted probably means the developer’s “year of Burnout” was well-named: and over. Need for Speed next. Hit the link for the full thing.

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  • Suda adds Alex Ward to favourite designer list

    Grasshopper boss Goichi Suda has a new favourite games designer. It’s Criterion games boss Alex Ward. “I have four favorite game designers,” Suda told 1UP. “Erik [Chahi, Out of This World creator] is one of them. I’m not sure if he’s the number one, but he’s one of them. “There used to be three, but […]

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  • Criterion hints at return to 3DO Need for Speed

    Criterion’s Alex Ward just dropped a less than subtle hint on the direction of the developer’s Need for Speed project. “‘Red lining it all the way and making it pay’ – a return to the original 3DO version of The Need for Speed,” tweeted the boss. EA boss John Riccitiello confirmed in June that the […]

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  • Criterion: Nobody's maxed out PS3/360, they're just out of ideas

    Criterion rolls the eyes a bit, apparently, when it hears people say that the PS3 or Xbox 360 have been maxed out. “That’s proof that you’re not the best,” the firm’s technical director Richard Parr told Eurogamer. “It means you’re out of ideas.” “You always find new ways to do things, the constraints lift. Not […]

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  • Trophies listed for Burnout Paradise's premium DLC Big Surf Island

    Criterion’s Burnout Paradise premium DLC Big Surf Island will not only have 15 events and 10 online freeburn challenges but 45 Billboards hidden on the island and, of course, Trophies. One achievement of note involves getting 4.5 seconds of air time in a single jump. We won’t tell you the rest because it might spoil […]

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  • Rumor: Criterion working on Need for Speed title due in 2010

    Criterion Games is rumored to be working on the next iteration of the Need for Speed franchise, and it’s slated for a 2010 release. According to a Primotech source, the development was announced during an internal presentation at EA Redwood last week by John Riccitiello. EA responded to queries regarding the news with a side […]

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  • Criterion "would be a great team to work with" on Need for Speed

    Need for Speed: Shift producer Jesse Abney would like to work with Criterion on Need for Speed projects. “You know, Criterion’s got a great heritage in racing games, and I think they would be a great team to work with on that stuff, certainly from a personal opinion,” he said, talking in London last week. […]

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  • Burnout Cops and Robbers DLC to cost $10

    Criterion’s confirmed that Burnout Paradise’s Cops and Robbers DLC will cost $10 on PS3 or 800 MS Points on 360. It’s out this week, so get ready to do some spending. It’s your duty to buy it, remember. Thanks, Joystiq.

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  • Watch Criterion play Cops and Robbers dressed like silly persons

    Criterion’s Cops and Robbers pack releases next week for Burnout Paradise. To get you interested, the developers released another episode of Crash TV today. The video shows the folks who work there playing it – dressed as cops and robbers. Right then. Watch it below.

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