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Need For Speed Sale Drifts Onto PSN

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DLC, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: The Run, PS3 games, PSN

Need For Speed Sale Drifts Onto PSN

Sony are holding a Need For Speed promotion on the PSN store this week, including Most Wanted, The Run and Hot Pursuit. As far as I can tell, the only real deal is for the weakest of the three - a £3 saving for Need For Speed: The Run - but the ludicrous embarrassment of DLC has been discounted too if you've been holding off (and love wasting money).

Be aware that Need For Speed: Most Wanted is coming to the instant game collection today. Don't buy it, PS Plus subscribers!

Still, for any NFS superfans out there, we've got the details after the jump.

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Need For Speed: The Run | £7.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
EA Black Box, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

Need For Speed: The Run | £7.95 | Zavvi | Xbox 360

At this price you could buy four copies of The Run for the same as one copy of Most Wanted. How awesome is that?! Well not very, because then for some reason you'd have four copies of a pretty average game, but The Run does have its moments. Quite why you'd ever want to get out of the car is beyond us, but the four-wheeled, adrenaline-fuelled action is engrossing, and Black Box have made a solid game that's well worth a gander at this price if you're looking for a stocking filler. Nice spot PraxxtorCruel!

Need For Speed: The Run Gets A Launch Trailer, Looks Pretty

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, Trailers

Need For Speed: The Run Gets A Launch Trailer, Looks Pretty

From the Golden Gate to the Empire State, as the tagline says. Black Box's cross-country, narrative-heavy racer is upon us and here's a launch video that once again shows off just how pretty the Frostbite 2 engine really is.

The game is out this Friday and, so far, has been getting a bit of a mixed reception.

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PS3 Need For Speed: The Run Boasts 7 Exclusive Super Cars

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Games, Need for Speed: The Run, Playstation 3 games

PS3 Need For Speed: The Run Boasts 7 Exclusive Super Cars

Hit The Ground Running

I was once a very big Need for Speed fan back in the Underground days, but sadly the last NFS game I enjoyed was Most Wanted, and that was a while back. However, the series has showed considerable resilience, shifting solid units year on year. The upcoming entry, The Run, looks set to be an explosive landmark in the series' history, what with its Battlefield 3 engine and Michael Bay collaborations. And if you're picking it up on PS3, you'll be happy to hear your version of The Run boasts seven exclusive super cars.

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Need For Speed: The Run Multiplayer Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, multiplayer, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, trailer

Need For Speed: The Run Multiplayer Trailer

Need For Speed: The Run promises to deliver the "most accessible online racing experience ever offered" with Autolog functionality, party support and event playlists that allow you to compete in the events you enjoy most. I'd tell you more, but EA has released a fantastical moving picture that details these multiplayer modes in some sort of new-fangled "trailer." What an age we live in.

We still don't know quite what to make of The Run, but we will know whether the insane arcade action and bizarre on-foot sequences pan out when November 18th rolls around.

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Need For Speed: The Run's 'Lonely Boy' Trailer Shows Off Unseen Footage

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, Trailers

Need For Speed: The Run's 'Lonely Boy' Trailer Shows Off Unseen Footage

The short snippets we've played of NFS: The Run have exhibited all of the classic signs of a Black Box Need For Speed title: speed, slightly floaty handling and a propensity for set pieces. With the demo already out and the game set to drop midway through next month, EA have delivered a Black Keys-supported trailer to show off a few glimpses of gameplay not seen before.

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Black Box: Frostbite 2 Chosen For NFS: The Run Due To Desire For Cinematic Experience

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Box, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games

Black Box: Frostbite 2 Chosen For NFS: The Run Due To Desire For Cinematic Experience

Black Box's executive producer, Jason DeLong, has said that Frostbite 2 was chosen by the team for Need For Speed: The Run as a result of split-development cycles on the franchise, and because the engine allowed them to make the game that they wanted to make, particularly as the team was keen to evoke a 'cinematic kind of Hollywood story telling fashion'.

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Road Testing The Racers At The Eurogamer Expo

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Features
Tags:
Eurogamer Expo 2011, Forza 4, Hands-On Preview, Mario Kart 7, Need for Speed: The Run, Ridge Racer: Unbounded, WRC2

Road Testing The Racers At The Eurogamer Expo

Unlike Skyrim (“get off, I’ve just levelled up!”), racing games are perfect for expos. The queues are never that long and you can have a quick blast on a couple of tracks, test out a few new cars and get an idea of how they’re shaping up. So here’s a look at some of the biggest racing games lining up on the console grid.

Road Testing The Racers At The Eurogamer Expo

Ridge Racer: Unbounded

It's not hard to see what Eurogamer attendees thought of Ridge Racer: Unbounded with most people I saw playing it walking away mid-race. Having played the game at Gamescom I knew why. The devs have admitted the game is too hard, but that was after E3, why isn't an improved build on show yet? That's a complete world tour with this monster now. The cars handle like they're being crushed into the ground from above and the drift mechanic is completely broken, with same application either spinning you out or just wobbling the car a little. When drifting is required to build up boost to catch up 7th place, it's a joke. The best I saw anyone, myself included, finish was 3rd out of 8. The Ridge Racer series is supposed to be a class leader at drifting, this is just painful. The new destructible scenery is too random as to what will cause you to crash or not. Some targeted building can by blasted through with a full boost, but drifting powers boosting...well it's like asking what came first, the chicken or the egg. But replace the chicken and the egg with a shite game and disinterested gamers. This needs a lot of work.

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Need For Speed: The Run Story Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games, trailer

Need For Speed: The Run Story Trailer

EA has released a "new" trailer for Need For Speed: The Run, which challenges players to take part in an epic death race from San Francisco to New York. Jack, the protagonist, will be hounded by police and the mob as he races to victory, though will frequently need to leave his vehicle to take part in some QTE-laden on foot sections. We're still not entirely sold on the idea, but here's hoping that this "ten percent" of the game won't break the flow too much.

Note that I said "new" because a fair amount of the in-game footage has been taken from the E3 trailer, but fans and newcomers should probably check it out regardless. Let us know whether you're excited about NFS: The Run in the comments!

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AVALANCHAAAAA! Need For Speed: The Run Gamescom Trailer Hits The Slopes

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, EA Conference Gamescom 2011, Gamescom 2011, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games

AVALANCHAAAAA! Need For Speed: The Run Gamescom Trailer Hits The Slopes

Aside from our innate hatred of quicktime events (because QTEs are exactly what the driving genre has been calling out for), at least Need For Speed: The Run looks to be taking the franchise back to what it does best: driving like a bat out of hell. The latest trailer from Gamescom, first aired at the EA presser, shows off the Frostbite 2.0 engine doing what it was made for: wrecking things!

Called 'Buried Alive', the new video shows off a high-octane chase through the mountains, with rampant avalanches, falling boulders and powder clouds the order of the day. Check it out below the jump.

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E3 2011 | Need For Speed: The Run Preview

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Autolog, Black Box, E3 2011, EA Games, Need for Speed: The Run, Racing Games

needforspeedtherun-trailer

Need For Speed: The Run is built on that most enduring of ideas: the cross-country road trip. Of course, central protagonist Jack isn't just out for a booze-fuelled cruise filled with frat houses, prostate milking and buses for the blind...he's on the lam and is running for his life, from both the cops and the Mafia it would seem. Why? We don't know at this stage, but we do know his journey will take him from San Francisco to New York very quickly - if the player is sharp on the shift and swift in the drift - indeed.

The game will feature over 325 km of track, something that veteran series developer Black Box (they worked on NFS: Undercover) are very proud of, and understandably so. It's three times more than that found in Hot Pursuit. The scale of this thing will be massive. Whether it fulfils the tagline of making us feel like we're in the race for our lives (our rather, Jack's life) remains to be seen. We're withholding judgement on that one for the time being.

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EA Announce Need For Speed: The Run

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Annoucements, EA, Need for Speed: The Run, Trailers

Popular online retailers ShopTo.net have leaked a trailer for EA's new racer, Need for Speed: The Run. Realising it would be hard work denying the project with a EA-stamped trailer zinging around the internet, EA were quick to confirm the game's existence. We've even got a release date of November 18th.

The trailer shows that we might be in for a more story-driven experience than the recent NFS titles like Shift 2 and Hot Pursuit. All we know is that your driver is called Jack and he looks like he's about to come to a messy end, thanks to the train that's speeding towards his overturned car. If the story involves gaining the trust of an underground racing team as a cop or someone looking for an estranged relative, EA should get re-writing that now.

Click here to read some more details on the new NFS game.