It’s been 10 years since the release of Criterion’s first foray into the Need for Speed franchise with Hot Pursuit, a remake of the third entry in the series that catapulted the franchise into a household name. Oddly enough, I remember that night opening up my copy of the first highly anticipated Need for Speed game in years. It wasn’t my home, but I remember the room, I remember the TV I played it on and I remember the chills I got when the intro splash screen booted up. Those same chills returned as I stared down the splash screen for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. The team at Criterion and Stellar Entertainment did a great job and gave me one more ride down memory lane, top-down, and flying by the seat of my pants.
Visceral Games studio, today announced Battlefield™ Hardline Premium*, an exclusive membership program delivering new content and early access to Battlefield Hardline fans to fuel their cops and criminals fantasies all year long. Battlefield Hardline Premium members will enjoy four new super features – Masks, Gun Bench, Competitive Play, and Legendary Status – as well as two weeks early access to four story-themed digital expansion packs. In addition, members will receive monthly rewards and access to exclusive in-game events and items that ensure players execute heists and roll into high-speed chases in style.
The newly formed Respawn Entertainment has taken somewhat of a gamble with the release of a multiplayer-only game. Something not seen since the releases of Unreal Tournament, Quake III Arena, and other games that haven’t been seen in almost a decade. Conversely, it’s been clear that militaristic singleplayer campaigns are short, are completed once, and then abandoned for time to be sunk into the multiplayer. Respawn trusted their gut, and it has paid off. It isn’t the revolution or evolution that the hype-train was carrying, but Titanfall something of a gem and a standout game amongst clones and general sameness we’ve been playing for years.
The Xbox One doesn’t have many titles to it’s name, but it is growing. Think of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare as a pretty dandelion. It’s just another plant poking it’s head out of the ground; a weed among flowers. To a young mind though, a dandelion is pretty flower; one worthy to give your love. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare can be thought of as just another team based shooter on a console that has a history of hosting shooters. Plants vs Zombies stands out with it’s bright colorful aesthetic and cartoon-y design among all the greys and browns of other shooters, plus it’s fun to play, so there’s that.