Entries in 'speed' (26)

5MB net connection needed for 'good' PS Now experience

5MB net connection needed for 'good' PS Now experience

Sony has laid down a benchmark for the internet connection quality needed for a decent streaming games experience with PlayStation Now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2014 at 10:36AM in News
Now Xbox One boosts its CPU performance

Now Xbox One boosts its CPU performance

Microsoft has confirmed a second boost to the specs of its Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2013 at 10:01AM in News
Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
Sony speeds up PlayStation Store with patch

Sony speeds up PlayStation Store with patch

The new-look PSN store is a mighty fine beast, but it can chug a little.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2013 at 1:10PM in News

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Virgin begins doubling user broadband speeds

Virgin begins doubling user broadband speeds

Cable ISP Virgin Media is set to begin rolling out a speed upgrade for customers in 30 towns and cities across the UK.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 2nd 2012 at 11:14AM in News
Funbox and Imp join forces for Wii bundles

Funbox and Imp join forces for Wii bundles

UK publisher Funbox Media has teamed up with accessories firm Imp Gaming to produce Combo Packs for Wii.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2011 at 2:55PM in News
NFS World closed beta kicks off

NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 2:19PM in News
Ferrari returns to Need for Speed

Ferrari returns to Need for Speed

EA has announced that seven years on from its last appearance in a Need for Speed title, Ferrari is to make a return to the series in the form of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 1:45PM in News

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EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 11:18AM in News
EA fronts iPad’s games push

EA fronts iPad’s games push

The lofty job of presenting the iPad’s games credentials to the world was handed to EA tonight, with exec Travis Boatman taking to the stage to show off an iPad ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2010 at 8:43PM in News
Need for Speed has "turned the corner"

Need for Speed has "turned the corner"

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Europe’s senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has stated that after a troubled few years the Need for Speed IP is back on track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 11:45AM in News
A Decade of Christmas Number Ones

A Decade of Christmas Number Ones

2009 is nearly at an end and with it comes the end of the games industry’s most successful ever decade. While each year brings with it a myriad of titles ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2009 at 9:00AM in News

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Hornby commits to EA tie-in

Hornby commits to EA tie-in

Hornby has revealed it will be bringing more Electronic Arts properties to toy shelves in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2009 at 10:17AM in News
Criterion’s Need for Speed in 2010

Criterion’s Need for Speed in 2010

Publisher EA has confirmed that next year’s iteration of its Need for Speed IP will not be a sequel to either Shift or Nitro but will instead be the still ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 11:03AM in News
Need for Speed tops 100m sales

Need for Speed tops 100m sales

Popular racing series Need for Speed has now sold over 100m copies worldwide, publisher EA has revealed, elevating it into an elite group of super-franchises.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2009 at 3:55PM in News
NFS: Nitro gets early release

NFS: Nitro gets early release

With its next-gen cousin Need for Speed: Shift still riding high in the UK charts, publisher EA has announced that it has bought forward the release date for it’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2009 at 4:44PM in News

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UK CHARTS: Need for Speed victorious

UK CHARTS: Need for Speed victorious

Reinventing the Need for Speed franchise was always going to be a bit of a gamble for EA, but it seems that the risk has paid off with Xbox 360, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2009 at 11:44AM in News
NFS Shift UK Championship announced

NFS Shift UK Championship announced

Ahead of the release of Need for Speed: Shift on September 18th, publisher EA has teamed up with the UK’s leading games retailer GAME to run a nationwide competition that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2009 at 4:55PM in News
EA: Need For Speed back on top

EA: Need For Speed back on top

Electronic Arts believes Need For Speed: Shift will see the franchise reclaim its crown as king of the racers, after a disappointing showing in 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2009 at 3:11PM in News
November arrival for NFS Nitro

November arrival for NFS Nitro

The second prong in EA’s three-tiered reinvention of its massively popular Need for Speed series has been given a firm release date in the UK and US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2009 at 4:46PM in News
Microsoft begins autumn update hype machine

Microsoft begins autumn update hype machine

The ability to constantly reinvent how a console works and the functionality it offers has undoubtedly been one of the greatest innovations of the current generation of machines – and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2009 at 6:05PM in News
Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Following the questions asked of the franchise just this morning, publisher EA has announced that its successful Need for Speed franchise is to get a radical three-SKU revamp in ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2009 at 10:48AM in News
Need for Speed facing the chop?

Need for Speed facing the chop?

Various sources across the industry are speculating that EA’s Black Box studio in Canada may soon be closed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2008 at 5:02PM in News
ASA bans iPhone ad

ASA bans iPhone ad

Fashionable global technology firm Apple has been forced by UK advertising watchdog the ASA to pull a TV advert for its iPhone that has been found to paint a misleading ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2008 at 2:52PM in News
EA announces Need for Speed Live event

EA announces Need for Speed Live event

US publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it will debut a brand new car show based on its popular Need for Speed franchise next year at UK race circuit Brands ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2008 at 10:48AM in News