Caught Up!: Driving fast and furious in Need for Speed

This new Need for Speed is apparently a complete reboot of the series, which feels like the video game equivalent of rebooting The Fast and the Furious franchise. Finally, this long-running racing series has freed itself from over two decades of convoluted backstory. No longer will we have to keep track of what happened with that one guy, or that thing with his buddy. It's a new day for Need for Speed, so join Max and Ludwig as they feel the Need and get you up to speed on last week's hottest stories.

Dig the show? Check the Caught Up! archives for past episodes, and tune in Monday through Thursday on our Twitch channel to see them LIVE. Here's the schedule:

Monday: Caught Up! 6:30PM - 8PM ET/3:30PM - 5PM PT
Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what's new and discussing everything that's happening in the news.

Tuesday: I Got Next! 3:30PM - 5PM ET/12:30PM - 2PM PT
Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.

Wednesday: Departure Lounge 6:30PM - 8PM ET/3:30PM - 5PM PT
Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming's strangest treasures.

Thursday: How It’s Done 4:30PM - 6PM ET/1:30PM - 3PM PT
Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that's why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.