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EA shows Criterion's new first-person racer with all kinds of vehicles [Update]

At today's E3 conference, EA gave us a first look at the new game in development at the new-look Criterion Games. Going by what we saw, it's focused on first-person racing across a wide range of vehicles, taking in everything from jetskis to paragliding, and helicopters to snowmobiles. There's no...

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Need for Speed takes a break, returning in 2015

After 13 years of annual releases, EA has decided to take a more restrained approach to the next Need for Speed, a game that CEO Andrew Wilson believes will debut in 2015. Wilson broke the news during an EA conference call earlier today. "Ghost Games in Gothenburg is working on an innovative new...

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Burnout founder: Nintendo and EA didn't care about NFS Most Wanted

Former Burnout creator Alex Ward took to Twitter to discuss EA's commitments to the Wii U in his time at the company, particularly with Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Since Ward recently announced his new indie studio, Three Fields Entertainment, fans asked him on the social media service if the...

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Burnout creators set out to find paradise in new studio

When Criterion Games co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry both left the developer in January, they revealed plans to open a new studio. That studio is Three Fields Entertainment, and according to recent tweets from Ward, it is seeking talented individuals that are "skilled in at least three...

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Burnout Paradise salutes Harold Ramis with free 'Legendary Cars'

Hollywood legend Harold Ramis passed away this week and the few folks left at Criterion Games are going full stream by honoring him with a free car pack in Burnout Paradise. The "Legendary Cars" pack features homages of iconic whips from Knight Rider, The Dukes of Hazzard, Back to the Future...

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Criterion co-founders leave EA to form new studio

Vice president Alex Ward and studio director Fiona Sperry have both left Criterion Games, a development house best known for the Burnout series of arcade-style racing games. "Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA," a spokesperson for the publisher told Polygon. "We appreciate their...

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Everyone has the Need for Speed in this Rivals 'AllDrive' video

Need for Speed: Rivals represents the culmination of crucial lessons learned throughout the franchise's lengthy history: Fast cars are awesome and playing online is rad. Watch as both points are expressed to an unfortunately selected 30 Seconds to Mars song in the video above....

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Criterion: Downsizing was a studio decision, not EA's

Criterion Games' studio director Fiona Sperry revealed in an interview with PCgamesN that the company's recent downsizing was an internal decision, and not the result of a demand by studio owner Electronic Arts. "We lent some people (artists and engineers primarily) to [Need for Speed: Rivals...

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Criterion staff reduced to 16 as EA shuffles studio talent

Burnout series developer Criterion Games has been reduced to a staff of 16 employees following a recent Electronic Arts studio reallocation. Criterion creative director Alex Ward outlined the studio's current status via Twitter, confirming that Criterion is now "a small team." Between 60 and...

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Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box 75% off on Steam

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is available for $4.99 (75 percent off) over the next two days on Steam. Based on the national average price of gas in the United States, that's: 1.4 gallons of regular 1.28 gallons of premium 1.26 gallons of diesel We guarantee you'll get more mileage...

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