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X06: Need for Speed Carbon Updated Hands On

From Gamespot.com: "We'll admit it: We were late to the Need for Speed: Most Wanted party. After spending most of the Xbox 360 launch window playing racing games such as Project Gotham Racing 3 and Burnout Revenge, Most Wanted slipped under our radar. Just a few minutes with the game recently, however, told us that we had missed something special the first time around. After playing an updated build of Need for Speed: Carbon here in Barcelona for X06, we can safely say that we will not be making that same mistake twice."

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Top 10 Best Need for Speed Games of All Time, Ranked

After nearly three decades of NFS games, here's a list of the best Need For Speed titles that have ever been released in the past years, ranked by The Nerd Stash.

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Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale Details 27th Feb - 5th Mar 2018

Neil writes: "It was about this time last week when all Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers were being treated to a pretty nifty sale that contained a whole host of EA discounts. But that was last week, and this is now, so what do we have in store with the Xbox Live Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale for 27th Feb - 5th March 2018? How does this lot sound to you?"

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Jmanzare2191d ago

Too bad skate 2 isn't backwards compatible

DasTier2191d ago

NFL Blitz, is actually want to play that. Is there anyway to get in in PAL regions?

SlyBoogie19932191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

Buy yourself some US Xbox Credit (many different sites online do this including Amazon), change your system location to US, redeem the code for credit, buy NFL Blitz and then download, switch back to your region and you'll have the game available to play :) Enjoy!

HyperMouse2191d ago (Edited 2191d ago )

Good to see tower of guns in there , that was an odd little game bu it was good to chuck on every now and then, recently got Shadow warrior through gold, never played it first time around game is awesome,, old school doom feel and dick jokes a plenty

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer Talks Rise of the Tomb Raider, Possibility of Sunset Overdrive Sequel and More

Microsoft’s Xbox Division head honcho Phil Spencer is always quite open to conversations with the fans on social media, and today he went on one of his usual Twitter sprees, talking about quite a few interesting topics.

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raggy-rocket3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

Sunset Overdrive was so fun, unlike any game I've seen in a while. Felt kinda fresh to see something unique. Hope it sold well, it deserved to, would love to have a sequel, maybe multi-platform this time so our PS brethren could share the love too.

LifeInNZ3055d ago

They should make it one of their games for gold this xmas, I'm sure it would be extremely popular and drive a thirst for a sequel.

Mr Pumblechook3055d ago

Sunset Overdrive received a positive critical reception but sales wise it underperformed. The reality is that businesses have to make a profit, if there is a sequel then Insomniac will follow the Titanfall example and make it multi-format so it is available to as many gamers as possible.

Kribwalker3054d ago

@pumblecock

I'd like to see your insider information as to how well sunset overdrive did and how it underperformed, because I remember that they sold out of sunset overdrive limited edition bundles as well ,the October 2014 npd had it at the 9th best selling game that month if you sorted by skus it stated and released on October 28

http://www.shacknews.com/ar...

And it debut in 2nd next to Fifa in the uk

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

RiseofScorpio3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

If its multiplatform Microsoft won't be funding it consider that.

@Pumblechook. Microsoft funded and marketed SSOD even if it sold 1 copy insomniac didn't lose anything also they would have to go elsewhere for funding if they went multipkat which I doubt since they have a solid partner in MS.

You don't know the sales aims for SSOD therefore you can't say it underperformed.

Mr Pumblechook3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

@Waluigi. Before Microsoft would fund a Sunset Overdrive 2, they would have to consider the benefit to their platform for example would it drive new console sales? If they think it was a big draw then they would pay for it, if they don't think it would they wouldn't! Microsoft paid BIG for Titanfall but it didn't move Xbox One units the way a Gears of War game can so they won't be going exclusive with the sequel.

Insomniac are a mid sized but established studio. If they don't have the resources to fund SO2 they could certainly do so from investment partners.

I do get you point about not knowing what the SO sales aims were. But they were hoping for very good things. It was a well funded game with significant advertising budget ( I heard Ted Price talk about it in person at a UK event). Less then 890,000 games sales (including bundles and discounted copies) was absolutely a disappointment. It doesn't mean the game was a technical failure, it just felt to resonate with the wider public.

ScorpiusX3055d ago

No on the whole brethren BS ,their platform share's no game so no game should be shared with them . Am all for an Exclusive Sequel to SSoD .

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LexHazard793054d ago

I would like it to stay exclusive. PS4 has plenty of exclusives already.

jb2273054d ago

I never understand that philosophy...wouldn't that amount solely to wanting bragging rights? I honestly think gamers should want for exclusive first party studios, not exclusive titles from 3rd party developers. If MS would've spent all of the funds from this gen alone that were funneled towards 3rd party exclusives & timed exclusives they could've most likely started a pretty phenomenal first party studio that could be cranking out the greatest game in Xbox history. Instead these 3rd party deals typically turn out half steps & games that are known commodities, they'll be good fun but they won't be mindblowing because they still aren't fully catering to the system's strengths.

StormLegend3054d ago

Why the downvotes?

He said "Multi-platform" and even if he didn't

he still shouldn't get downvoted.

Professor_K3054d ago

Agreed with everything you said

The game needs its own franchise

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DarkZane3055d ago

Insomniac didn't release it on PS4 because Sony wanted to own the IP, so they went to Microsoft instead. However, now that the first game is released, Sony can't own the IP anymore, so if they want, they're free to release the sequel on PS4 or even port the first one too.

RiseofScorpio3055d ago

So can Capcom release SFV on Xbox One because the own the IP? No. Because there's clauses in the contract just like with SSOD, they cant release SSOD because MS funded it.

_-EDMIX-_3055d ago

Yes, they very much can and likely will after their timed deal with Sony.

Sony doesn't own the SF IP.

I'm sorry but the contract won't some how override the whole IP LMFAO! It just makes zero sense. That is like saying I can pay to exclusively use your car for life, but not actually spend the money that equals your car...it makes no sense.

Sony can't pay Capcom a lessor amount then the IP, to withhold the IP from a system.

I mean...the deal is literally stupid and laughable. That is very, very unlikely that the deal states that.

its likely for a year for Street Fighter V vanilla ie before Super, before Ultra, before Alpha, before Hyper etc lol

MS also funded Ninja Gaiden II and Tomb Raider...

soooooo not sure what you mean bud, that really doesn't mean much. 100% sure Insomniac owns that IP, not MS.

RiseofScorpio3054d ago

Microsoft didn't fund Tomb Raider, they're marketing and publishing only. -ESSAYMIX-

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audiocafe3055d ago

I love the interactivity Phil has with consumers.

DJustinUNCHAIND3055d ago

5 people don't love the interactions between Spencer and the consumers.

OpieWinston3055d ago

You got disagrees for that? Who doesn't want more heads to be down to the ground with the fans of their products? Especially in gaming.

It's good he says what's not in development so the fanbase can then get some buzz going to hopefully push higher ups to decide to greenlight it. Nothings guaranteed but it can spark some light.

from the beach3055d ago

That's not as decisive on a Sunset Overdrive sequel as I'd like ... sign it up, Phil!