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published Friday, Mar 15th

British Developer Criterion Open Doors To Students

Guildford based developer Criterion, the team behind the recent Need For Speed: Most Wanted, is to have an open day for students on Thursday 11th April.

A-Levels and University students will get a chance to see what it’s like to work in the gaming industry, meeting the staff members and gaining an insight as to how the industry works.

As part of the day students will compete to create a prototype game, the students behind the prototype judged to be the best will be invited back for a full weeks experience in summer 2013.

To attend students must be UK residents, in their final year of A-Levels or first year of University and have registered on the developer’s official site by Friday 22nd March.

For full details visit Criterion’s site.


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published Monday, Dec 19th

Need for Speed: The Run Review

The Need for Speed (NFS) franchise has managed to claw its way back in favour with gamers over recent years with additions to the series from both Slightly Mad Studios and Criterion, of Burnout fame. Slightly Mad Studios efforts on the Need for Speed: Shift titles along with last years Hot Pursuit from Criterion both marked the work of developers new to the long-running racing series.

However, this years entry, Need for Speed: The Run, sees the development torch handed back to long time NFS developers Black Box, giving them another chance at the racing franchise.


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published Monday, Dec 27th

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Review

The Need For Speed franchise has been waning in recent years. It was once the king of street racing, however a number of less than successful games saw it’s name sullied. Despite the progress made in last year’s Need for Speed: Shift, a game which saw the series take a driving simulator stance, gamers have still been waiting for a return to it’s cops and robbers, arcade roots. Fortunately, fresh from their success with Burnout Paradise, Criterion Games were more than willing to take up the cause.