159w ago - EA Community Manager Matthew Pruitt has shared a video announcing that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit hits PS3 today, and fans can play with the game's developers this weekend!
To quote: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit races onto the PlayStation 3 today asking the vital question: are you a racer or are you a cop?
That's the choice you'll make when you get behind the wheel and start tearing up the streets of Seacrest County.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit PlayStation 3 players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog.
This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition.
I can tell you from playing here in the office that Autolog will bring out the competition in you - even if you're not a competitive person.
Every day we're amazed at the new times people set on each of the events. You think...
160w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared a new video today showcasing a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit PS3 power struggle - Roll Deep versus The Stig in a real hot pursuit.
To quote: With Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit racing to a 19 November release date, EA sent me this video of Roll Deep burning rubber with Ben Collins, the man formerly known as The Stig, in a real-life recreation of the game's high-speed police chases.
If the Metropolitan police had Lamborghinis like that, then they'd have at least one more recruit right here...
Need for Speed's Seacrest County Police Department have some new recruits but will they be able to shut down Ben Collins, pro racing driver, stunt driver and man formerly known as the Stig?
Watch as Urban Music Award winning and MOBO nominated Roll Deep burn rubber in their awesome Lamborghinis in a bid to keep the racer at bay.
Will Seacrest County's finest shut him down or will their most wanted disappear in smoke? This is the final showdown!
165w ago - As a follow-up to the EA chat from last week, today SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared a Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit PS3 interview with Criterion Games.
To quote: I've been to some swanky venues and have taken part in some extravagant PR events in my time here at SCEE, so it's refreshing when a publisher keeps things simple.
That's exactly what EA did last week when it invited me and a few other bloggers and journalists to their Guildford offices with an undemanding itinerary: fizzy drinks, pizza and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
In-between drifting at 200MPH, taking down street racers with spike strips and crashing sports cars that I'll never afford, I grabbed an interview with the game's creative director, Craig Sullivan.
Why is Criterion making a Need for Speed game all of a sudden?
While we were making the last Burnout game, in every interview we would be asked: "so when are you guys going to make a Need for Speed game?" I've been a big fan of the series since the original in 1994; in fact, I'd say that game is the reason I decided to get into the games industry.
166w ago - Today Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit video spotlighting Social Modes and an EA interview chat, as follows:
Recently, the Need for Speed caravan rolled into town for a media/community event bringing PS3s loaded with Hot Pursuit, a free rap show, and the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce.
With the game only about 2 months away, the team from EA was eager to talk about the social elements of Hot Pursuit. Watch this video, then read my conversation with Need for Speed producer Jesse Abney, who not only answered my questions, but yours as well.
Jesse Abney, EA: Criterion's a AAA developer of action-racing games, with many years of doing great designs, great innovations, and platform technologies - especially for PlayStation 3 and online connectivity. And they kind of just waited patiently for their turn to get the keys to develop their favorite Need for Speed - and revive Hot Pursuit.
180w ago - Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up some highlights courtesy of Criterion Games of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit from E3 2010 today, as follows:
Our good friends Criterion are tasked with developing the next NFS title, Hot Pursuit, and it's already looking like a change for the best.
James chatted with the team - presumably over tea - to find out more about what the Burnout Paradise devs have planned in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
One of the games attracting the most attention at E3 was EA's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit; the first title in the series developed by the people behind Burnout, Criterion Games.
James Deverill and Doug McConkey of that team gave me a demonstration of the game and it's clear that they're looking to return to the roots of a series that has gone through many changes since it first arrived way back in 1994.
"I remember playing Need for Speed even before working in the games industry," said Deverill. "Three things stood out for me then: it had the coolest cars on the planet, it had amazing highways to drive them on and there were cops pursuing you. It's these three active ingredients, in particular, that we want to bring back with our game."