It is now after the holiday’s ad we are coming close to the end of the year. I received a few gifts this year since I was such a “good” bear and one of them was Need for Speed: Most Wanted the 2012 version which was made by Criterion who brought us the Burnout Series. I was skeptical at first because it had nothing of the original elements that many of us enjoyed and of course none of the customization that I loved so much from the 2005 title. They even took away the ability of shutting down squad cars. Did this title with the same name actually make an improvement from the 2005 version? Keep reading to find out! View full article »
Greetings Sega fans and welcome back to my preview update of Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing Transformed coming out this November. There have been a lot of improvements to this racing game in terms of a true all terrain vehicle. The racing will challenge you by going between land, sea and the best part air. In this post I have some new screen shots and of course a new trailer showing you what to expect in this new installment to the series. I just hope they keep the option of having Shadows chopper bike in the game. I hope you enjoy the preview and please check back for more details and my review as the game draws near. View full article »
Welcome race fans to Forza Horizon. This is the new open world racing game in the Forza series and also their first open world racer. I wanted to share my thoughts a bit on this concept, because many racing games have tried to accomplish what many of us race enthusiast wanted. The first open world racing game I tried was Test Drive Unlimted, which was a nice vacation racer set in Hawaii. Later on came Burnout: Paradise which was not a simulator like Test Drive, but more of an open world arcade, destruction derby racer. There is even an MMO from the folks at Need for Speed World, but I think that Forza Horizon might have something to add to the ranks of the open world racing genre. The developer came out by saying, “It is not just a race against opponents, but a race against the world.” I like the way he stated that, since the environment itself will also be your enemy in dealing with traffic and distractions. The world is alive and if you are not concentrating on the world infront of you, then you might want to prepare to kiss your steering wheel hitting an object at over 150 mph. Activate
I have to give Criterion Games props when it comes to excellent multi-player with vehicles and since most wanted is going to be screaming for high impact action as well as crazy cop chases. I am definitely looking forward to this title hitting stores this October. In that you already know if you pre-order early or just show up to the store on day one you can ensure you acquire the limited edition version with extra cars and extra points to get a head start to your opponents.
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The latest trailer to showcase the release date of Sonic and Sega All Star Racing Transformed which features new game-play style that will literally change the way you race. In this trailer you will see the interactive Panzer Dragoon level and of course a few new faces like one of the Golden Axe characters. The first title was but a stepping stone in the many cart racing games off of characters that we all enjoyed for years. In all the titles not many have done it right, but with Sega All Star Racing; they actually did a great job with the mechanics and the power ups. The upgrades in this new title will give you the option to save your special for later to use strategically when needed. I will see you on the race ways this November and ready to eat my dust, water and air! Activate
It is now confirmed that Dreamworks is going to make a featured film based on the Need for Speed franchise. It was announced jointly with DreamWorks CEO and Co-Chair Stacey Snider and EA President of Studios Frank Gibeau. I honestly can’t say I am too much excited about this idea because which series are they going to focus on and pretty much the Fast and Furious series pretty much covers Most Wanted, Undercover, Carbon and the Run all in their own series. I am really scratching my brain on this one but maybe the added information will change my mind. Activate
The developers at Need For Speed are at it again bringing back the Most Wanted game that we all loved, but this time Criterion Games is taking over so the crash physics should be over board, however you can see all of that in the gameplay footage above. The funny part is that this is not the same footage that was displayed during the EA showcase because the person driving was not really that good and in the video above the dude is driving like me. I have to say that is not me driving so please do not get it twisted, however the other guys footage would of been just fine because he still got away, anyway enjoy and check out the screen-shots below. Activate
I have riddle for you, what is your worst enemy while driving that can’t see whats in-front of you, but always watches your back? In racing that riddle would refer to your rear view mirror, because when you are the lead car in a race; the only thing that will make you lose that position is the pressure of an opponent behind you. This is Need For Speed Most Wanted, making a much needed come back to the NFS series. I am not sure if this is a sequel or a remake since Need for Speed Carbon was a direct sequel to most wanted, but since Criterion Games is working on this title, the crash physics will be intense. Activate