Speed Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Speed RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Sega? In my Utomik? Yeah, it's happening. https://www.gameskinny.com/xw7xh/sega-in-my-utomik-yeah-its-happening https://www.gameskinny.com/xw7xh/sega-in-my-utomik-yeah-its-happening Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:35:20 -0400 Mark Elgie

Yesterday, Sega made a move that its mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is sure to approve of -- entering into a partnership agreement with Utomik. Twenty-one Sega titles have been posted up on the service in Europe and North America, including Alpha Protocol, The Cave, EMPIRE: Total War, Total War: SHOGUN II - Fall of the Samurai and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and Episode II.

This benefits Utomik, due to yet another game publisher joining its rapidly growing library of games; and it benefits Sega because a new distribution channel for its PC games has just opened up.

It's interesting that Utomik employs unique technology that drastically changes the process by which consumers play games. Sega Community Manager Daniel Sheridan says in a post on Sega's website:

"Utomik's unique and proprietary instant play technology loads games up to 100 times faster than any other service. All games on Utomik can be played lag-free and 100% in the original quality."

The decision to make a portion of its library available on a service like Utomik reflects the philosophy Sega lived by in the 90s: bigger, faster, better. It was this philosophy that led Sega to one-up Nintendo and create the Sega Genesis, and Sega's anthropomorphic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. 

Nowadays, Sega is no longer a part of the console race, but decisions like this one to make a few games from its PC library available on a subscription service quite like Utomik sounds like Sega's still kind of living up to its philosophy, if only just when it comes to speed. Either way, Sonic would be proud.


Need for Speed: PS4/Xbox One get closed beta https://www.gameskinny.com/5ljx1/need-for-speed-ps4xbox-one-get-closed-beta https://www.gameskinny.com/5ljx1/need-for-speed-ps4xbox-one-get-closed-beta Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:37:43 -0400 Andrea Koenig

Need for Speed made some big announcements concerning the state of development, so both PC and console gamers, listen up.

Xbox One and PS4 gamers will be able to sign up and experience a limited time closed beta session, and for those who haven't heard yet; PC gamers will have to wait for their OS release until September 14, 2016.

So, here comes the closed beta. If you head to the Need for Speed website, you will be able to register today for a chance at the closed beta session that will last until September 25th.

You will need to sign in with your EA account to access the registration process. Space is limited, so not all those who register will be able to get into the beta. Those who are granted access will be notified by email.

This will all be to help the developers, Ghost Games, with some technical testing to have a better launch. There is no news for any beta tests on PC.

Need for Speed is an iconic racing series, and this full reboot for "modern" consoles is meant to reinvigorate that old game with new life. The reboot was announced in late May, and will include online and single-player modes.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted https://www.gameskinny.com/v3nvs/need-for-speed-most-wanted https://www.gameskinny.com/v3nvs/need-for-speed-most-wanted Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:46:04 -0400 Branden Sumerix

You want a racing game filled with raw speed, time, and the only limits are your imagination? 

Welcome to Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Race your way to the top and become the Most Wanted driver. In a massive open-world game you race your car against the charts. Speeding, racing, and escaping the cops. All fantastic ways to increase your Speed Points. 

In an extremely high-paced, heart-stopping, precision driving game you need to quickly take sharp turns and blow past police to rise to the fame. You can jump, speed, customize, and drive your very own car. 

  • Jack Spots

Instead of buying anything, you get your cars by finding them around the map at "Jack Spots." Here is a map with all jack spots.

Race your way from start to finish.

  • Race Types:

Race types vary, based on your car at the time.

Circuit - Take your laps and try to stay ahead of the competition.

Speed - Make your fastest lap around the track. 

Sprint - Go from Point A to Point B faster than the competition.

  • Specifications:
  • Graphics ~ 10/10; They are insane! Take Forza 4 and make it a little better and there you have Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Audio ~ 10/10; I looked at some audio clips of the cars. The one I noticed the highest resemblance was the Audi R8 Spyder.
  • Payability ~ 10/10; Right from the start you get into some pretty great gameplay, a great way to open the game from my opinion.
  • Replay? ~ Yes, if you have ever played a Need for Speed game. 
  • Overall ~ Overall, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a fantastic game for anyone. It is easy to get into. But I promise, it will challenge your very abilities as a gamer. Overall? Need for Speed: Most Wanted = 10/10 and one of the best games I have ever played!