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Need for Speed Payback bursts onto the scene with action-packed reveal trailer

Need for Speed Payback is now official as the next entry in the long-running series, and Ghost Games has given us a peek at what to expect with a pretty action-packed launch trailer.

Need for Speed 2017 will embrace customization, ditch always online requirement

A new Need for Speed game is on the way this year, and developer Ghost Games has taken to a brief blog post to share a few more details about the open-world racer.

Need for Speed and Unravel are now free to play for EA and Origin Access members

Need for Speed and Unravel are now free to play for both EA Access and Origin Access members.

Need for Speed, Unravel and more headed to EA Access Vault

Need for Speed and Unravel will be heading to the EA Access Vault on July 12.

EA's next Need For Speed game won't be out until 2017

Electronic Arts will release the next game in its long-running Need For Speed racing series sometime in 2017. The game will be developed by Ghost Games, as it did for the 2015 Need For Speed reboot.

Need for Speed PC trial now available for Origin Access subscribers

PC gamers subscribed to EA's Origin Access service can now play the trail for Need for Speed ahead of its March 15 launch.

Need for Speed reboot finally races over to PC gamers on March 15

Electronic Arts will finally release the reboot of its Need For Speed arcade racing series for the PC on March 15. The game was previously released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles in the fall of 2015.

EA Access users on Xbox One can now download and play the Need for Speed trial

Xbox One owners who are members of EA Access can now download the full version of the upcoming racing reboot Need For Speed and play it for 10 hours before its official release on November 3.

Need For Speed closed beta invites sent out, testing lasts until October 5

Electronic Arts is sending emails to people it has invited to check out the closed beta for their Need For Speed reboot on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The test will last from now until October 5 but details have yet to be revealed.

New Need For Speed will get free updates but no paid DLC or microtransactions

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming reboot of its Need For Speed series will include some post-release free content updates, but it won't offer paid DLC packs or microtransactions.

Need For Speed closed beta sign-ups go live for Xbox One on its UK site [Update: PC port delayed until 2016]

The UK Need for Speed site is taking sign-ups for a closed beta test for the upcoming Electronic Arts racing game for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms. The final game will be released in November

Hands-on with the new Need for Speed and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Whether you love or love to hate EA there's no denying the gaming powerhouse had a pretty spectacular E3. We managed to get a little hands-on time with both Need for Speed and the new Mirror's Edge game before we left LA.

EA promises the 'definitive' Need for Speed experience at E3

EA has shown off its newest Need for Speed game at E3 and it's every bit the street racing, massive drifting experience you'd expect from the series. And EA says this is the "definitive" Need for Speed experience.

Check out some hot street racing in the first trailer for the upcoming Need For Speed game

Electronic Arts has released the first teaser trailer for its next Need For Speed game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It shows some impressive looking in-game footage of some hot street racing action.

EA's new Need For Speed game due this fall, new Mirror's Edge coming in 2016

Electronic Arts will launch a new Need For Speed game for consoles and PC in the fall of 2015, with new Mirror's Edge and Plants Vs Zombies games due in 2016.

Numerous Xbox Windows Phone games from Electronic Arts on sale, making December very merry

A few weeks ago, a bunch of Xbox Windows Phone games (mostly Nokia collection titles) went on sale at once. Nokia, who seems to have organized the sale, also announced that several more games would be discounted in early December.

Those titles (and a few more) are now on sale. We’ve got Contre Jour, Flight Control Rocket, Spy Mouse, Storm in a Teacup, Vampire Rush, and Zuma’s Revenge are all on sale for 99 cents. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which regularly sells for $4.99, has been marked down to $2.99. All seven games come from Electronic Arts and/or its subsidiaries Chillingo and PopCap.

Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!

Deal alert: Nine EA Xbox Windows Phone Games on sale for the next week

Spring break is in full swing for most folks in the US and Canada. The perfect time to get some sun, travel, and just relax. And there just so happens to be a sale on EA game titles for when you’re pool side and need to zone out with some Zombie or something. The sale will go on for one week and games are either at a 33% or 40% discount from their regular prices. Full list after the break.

Windows Phone Xbox Live Review - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Do you like grinding? You know, replaying the same section of a game over and over in order to meet some kind of goal before moving on to new parts of the game? Then Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is for you. The latest Need for Speed release on Windows Phone isn’t a direct sequel to Need for Speed: Undercover – each entry in the long-running series basically involves a whole new premise and structure while retaining the core element of racing fast cars while avoiding the cops. On consoles, Hot Pursuit is considered a return to form following the lackluster Undercover. On Windows Phone, it’s a chance to repeat the same handful of races until you’re just sick of ‘em.

NFS: Hot Pursuit for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone now in the Marketplace

This week's Xbox LIVE title, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, is now live in the Marketplace.

Fetching for $4.99 with a trial, the game is one of the must-have's coming over the next few weeks to our trusted OS. The game itself looks like a lot of fun and should be a nice addition for you racing junkies:

FEEL THE RUSH OF THE ESCAPE AND THE THRILL OF THE TAKEDOWN! Outrun the law as a Racer in supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque – or stop racers cold as a Cop in high-speed police interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon. Enabled for Xbox LIVE®, experience pulse-pounding action as you make the escape or make the bust with Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit on Windows Phone 7.

Use your existing Xbox LIVE Gamertag or create a new one via the Windows Phone 7 main menu to track achievements and access leaderboards.

Drive up to 20 precision-performance cars in adrenaline-fueled showdowns across 24 day-and-night tracks. Take it to the limit in 48 total Cop and Racer Career Events, collect bounty, and rise to the top of the ranks.

As a Cop, lay down the law with roadblocks and spike strips – or fry the Racer’s electrical system with an EMP lock. As a Racer, make the getaway with overdrive, jamming, and oil slicks.

Grab NFS: Hot Pursuit here in the Marketplace. Let us know in comments if it gets a 'yay' or 'nay'. We'll have a review up soon!

Official 'Need For Speed Autolog' released

For those of you who are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit freak (see review), you'll want to get this companion app ASAP. Official released via EA, it's similar to Halo Waypoint, allowing you to track and follow your friends playing N4S on console or PC:

The award-winning Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is built around Autolog. It’s the intelligent engine and the centre of the most connected Need For Speed ever, keeping you in the middle of the action both in and out of the game. Autolog is created to allow you to connect, compare and compete with your Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Friends. When playing as a Cop or a Racer, your accomplishments are constantly compared against your friends to deliver the very best in connected social competition. Features:

  • Recommendations
  • Wall
  • Profile
  • News
  • Photos

Overall, the app looks well polished and a great way to extend your racing stats and keep "social" with your competition. Plus it's free, of course. If it appeals to you, race on over to the Marketplace to pick it up.

(Thanks, VisceralBishop, for the heads up!)