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Need for Speed Most Wanted: 4 Things You Need to Know

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012

Hey, it’s great to be back on the PlayStation.Blog. We’ve been working hard on Need for Speed Most Wanted, our second Need for Speed game after 2011’s Hot Pursuit. I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve just put the finishing touches on the game, and we’re winding up the online servers to take a beating from you guys come launch day — October 30th.

It’s a pretty exciting time for PlayStation fans, and we’re really excited to be able to talk not just about the PS3 game, but also our first for PS Vita. If you don’t know anything about Most Wanted, here’s the deal. The original Most Wanted was our favorite Need for Speed game. We loved the epic cop chases, hot cars, and most of all that unbeatable sensation of fast, reckless driving while on the run from the law.

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Burnout Crash! Explodes onto PSN Today

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

By now you should have heard about the new game from our studio, Burnout CRASH! and I am sure some of you are scratching your heads a little wondering what we’ve been up to. Burnout CRASH! is a spin-off from our much-loved Burnout series, but this time focusing solely on the Crash Mode gameplay which you may remember from previous Burnout games.

A lot of games take themselves too seriously, sometimes all you really need is to just kick back, relax, and blow stuff up. With that in mind, we designed Burnout CRASH! with a tongue-in-cheek style, harking back to the arcades we all used to hang around in. Our inspirations were manic pinball gameplay, over-the-top game show-style presentation, all tied up with our favorite music tracks from yesterday.

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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Hits PS3 Today, Play With the Devs this Weekend

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit races onto the PlayStation 3 today asking the vital question: are you a racer or are you a cop? That’s the choice you’ll make when you get behind the wheel and start tearing up the streets of Seacrest County. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit PlayStation 3 players will experience the […]

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – Social Modes and EA Answers Your Questions

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010

Recently, the Need for Speed caravan rolled into town for a media/community event bringing PS3s loaded with Hot Pursuit, a free rap show, and the Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce. With the game only about 2 months away, the team from EA was eager to talk about the social elements of Hot Pursuit. Watch this video, […]

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Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack – Remaining Cars Unveiled

Posted by on Jan 09, 2009

Wow! We got an immense response to our recent unveiling of the 88 Special – an incredible hovering car! But, the 88 Special is just a one quarter of our forthcoming Legendary Cars pack. Now it’s time to show you the 3 remaining cars. We’re keeping things pretty much under wraps on these vehicles for […]

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A Holiday Message from Criterion Games

Posted by on Dec 31, 2008

One last post from Criterion Games, before we disappear for our Christmas break, but don’t panic! We’re back on January 9th with a big update on what 2009 has in store for everybody’s favorite driving game! 2008’s been an awesome year. We shipped the award-winning Burnout Paradise – Spike TV and IGN PS3’s Driving Game […]

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Burn Baby, Burn!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2008

It’s Friday, which can only mean we’re back on the blog with more news on Burnout Paradise content for 2009. Today, we’re announcing the incredible new Carson Extreme Hotrod. If you caught our recent announcements, you’ll know we’re bringing more content to Burnout Paradise through 2009. We’ve talked Party, Ultimate, Legendary Cars and Toys in […]

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Criterion Announces Burnout Paradise Toy Cars Pack

Posted by on Nov 14, 2008

Another week, yet another announcement from Criterion!* As regular readers of the blog should know – we’re really committed to keep supporting Burnout Paradise through 2009, so this week we’re so pleased to tell you about ANOTHER DLC pack that’s coming. Two weeks ago we told you about our Burnout Paradise Party Pack – giving […]

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