Need for Speed Rivals: The Kotaku Review

Everyone in this year's Need For Speed—racers and cops both—is an asshole. Neither side is likable. Thank God. It's incredibly freeing to be a total, speed-obsessed jerk, especially when it's accompanied by amazing visuals and intense velocity. Way to welcome us to next-gen, Need For Speed Rivals. » 11/16/13 8:34pm 11/16/13 8:34pm

Need for Speed Rivals Looks Amazing Whether You Play It on PC or PS4

For one moment, the gap between playing a game on PC and on console seemed razor-thin. I played Need for Speed Rivals on both PC and PS4 and the two versions of EA’s upcoming racing game were virtually indistinguishable. What I saw was impressive no matter what machine it was running on. » 10/18/13 9:07pm 10/18/13 9:07pm

Custom Difficulty Gives an Honest Challenge—and Leaves Time to Rally

I move through the stages of difficulty in a sports video game like the stages of grief. Expert, Pro, Hard, Medium and Easy might as well be named Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. In the past, I've started somewhere between anger and depression before moving on to acceptance. » 7/15/13 12:41pm 7/15/13 12:41pm

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:22am 7/02/13 11:22am

The New Mad Max Game Will Be Vast, Violent and Not Sound Australian

I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here? » 6/26/13 11:52am 6/26/13 11:52am

This Is Awkward: David Petraeus Is In the Next Call of Duty As…

A sex scandal may have prompted David Petraeus to resign from running the CIA last Friday, but the new Call of Duty predicts that he's got a really bright future. The new first-person shooter features the former general as the Secretary of Defense in the year 2025, serving loyally to a female President who looks a… » 11/13/12 10:20am 11/13/12 10:20am

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Sends The Corvette ZR1 Down Some Mean…

Early signs seem to indicate that the next Need for Speed game will essentially be a spiritual continuation of the Burnout franchise, especially since it's being made by the Criterion dev studio that created those games. The hard-driving action in this new trailer—featuring a Corvette ZR1, Koenigsegg Agera R and… » 8/02/12 2:15pm 8/02/12 2:15pm