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Need for Speed

Impressions: Need For Speed

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9 months ago

2 years ago

Feature: Payback's a switch

‘We don’t attempt to be too serious’ – Need For Speed Payback has some comically overblown car chases

I couldn’t tell you exactly why the truck in front of us has started dropping explosive red barrels out of its container doors, but I am now keenly aware of the fragility of my own speedy car, which is giving chase behind. The oil drums explode and leave firey trails all across the motorway. Innocent drivers swerve and crash to avoid the flames. Then the…

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8 years ago

EA Working On Sequels, Game Reveals

Shocking, isn't it? Here's how this earth-shattering story went down. Imagine your best friends have just told you that they are expecting a child but don't want the news to spread because they were planning to tell their families in person. Then imagine that your Twitter account immediately shared any information you had learned, thus ruining everything. What I'm trying to say is, Game have…

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Onwards! SHIFT 2 DLC Free On PC

You know the worst thing about racing? All that turning. Left, right, left, more left – who needs it? Best not to worry about those finer details and stick to what’s in front of you. This new Speedhunters DLC pack for SHIFT 2 should help with all that bother, adding the ability to go very fast in a straight line. Six tracks covering the Quarter…

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10 years ago

The Future Of Need For Speed

It's been interesting to watch EA's ongoing approach with the Need For Speed series over the past few years, and it now seems to be getting rather more complex. The past couple of generations of the series (it's up to around a dozen games now) had each game delivered with a new "angle", beyond simply being the next generation in the franchise, with ideas such…

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12 years ago

Need For Speed: Prostreet Demo

Hello you. The demo for the latest Need For Speed game (and I believe that makes it the thirteenth unique Need For Speed game?) is now available, at a data-weight of 795mb. Here it is doing it speedy, waxed-car, wheel-spinning stuff: It was my intention to pen some demo impressions and discuss whether Need For Speed's reinvention in the post-GT world has faltered, or continue…

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