Need For Speed Most Wanted

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Nintendo asked Burnout dev to make Wii U F-Zero

UPDATE: Criterion was also offered Forza, Mad Max and more.

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FeatureWhat's going on at Criterion?

Matt Webster on the possibility of paid alphas, its new prototype and, of course, Burnout.

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Criterion boss: "After over a decade of making racing games it's time to make something new"

"I am proud of all of the Burnout games. When it feels right we will make another one."

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Wii U release date announced

UPDATE: Criterion confirms it's the developer.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2 outed by retailer

Notorious South African shop at it again.

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EA closing 18 online multiplayer services

Bye bye Army of Two, Tiger 10, Madden 10.

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Feature2005 UK Sales Review

Part One: How current-gen consoles did in 2005.

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FeatureUK Charts: Ten weeks at the top for EA

NFS: MW refuses to relinquish the lead.

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FeatureUK Charts: EA races back to the top

EA's racer rivals its predecessor with nine weeks at number one.

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FeatureUK Charts: EA holds pole position

Eight weeks at the top for Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

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FeatureUK Charts: EA's seventh week on top

EA's Christmas No. 1 leads for the second week of 2006.

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FeatureUK Charts: Need For Speed still out in front

EA clocks a sixth week at number one with Need For Speed Most Wanted.

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FeatureUK Charts: EA swerves back into pole position

Ubisoft enjoys continued sales success

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FeatureUK Charts: Another Christmas No.1 for EA

Need For Speed races out front.

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FeatureUK Charts: Need for Speed races into first

Publishers brace themselves for the final stretch in the race for a Christmas No.1

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Jay Kay burns rubber for NFS

See him in action at the launch.

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Need for Speed PSP to go online

But the PS2 version won't.

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NFS: Most Wanted confirmed

Build up your "rap sheet" and "street cred" with EA's new urban racer.