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Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 15:53 GMT
Update – This is mega-old, apparently. Sorry. But we’re going to leave it here because it’s cool.
Criterion’s launched a save game analysis tool for the PS3 version of Burnout Paradise, which “allows you to upload your Burnout Paradise PlayStation 3 save game file and display your discovery items on a map of Paradise City.”
There’s full instructions of how to use it through the link. It involves a USB stick and a PS3.
No word on whether anything similar’s going to be released for the 360 version as yet.
Mon, Mar 09, 2009 | 18:30 GMT
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 21:49 GMT
Steam will soon add Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box to its ever growing library of titles.
The PC version contains all downloadable content released for consoles by February.
Two paid downloadable packs, Cops and Robbers and Big Surf Island, are coming soon, and the PC version will see it eventually too.
Hit the link for more info.
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 12:29 GMT
Criterion’s priced its Burnout Paradise Toys Pack DLC at $12.99/€12.99/£9.99/1000 MS, as you can see here.
That’s the price for all the content available.
“This collection gets you ALL 9 Toy Vehicles,” said the firm on its site.
“That’s the 8 cars and the amazing Toy Nakamura Firehawk motorcycle. This represents the best possible value for you, and it’s the only collection that has the Toy Firehawk. If you love the Toys as much as we do, then this is collection that you want!”
There are two smaller packs as well, each with a selection of all the vehicles, priced $5.99/€5.99/£4.99/480 MS.
All details through the link.
The content releases for 360 and PS3 today.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 14:24 GMT
Criterion’s confirmed the Toy Cars Pack for Burnout Paradise will release this Thursday.
The release is going to be announced via Twitter, apparently, as are all things in the world since last week, so keep an eye out.
Or we’ll do it for you, if you like.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 22:54 GMT
Criterion and EA managed a major snafu this morning when XBL Marketplace received Burnout Paradise DLC complete with secret details on the Boost Specials and Toy Car packs.
Text on three previously unannounced Toy Cars and a second car for the Boost Specials has since been pulled.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 21:01 GMT
Criterion just put out some videos of its Legendary Pack cars in action, and very swish they look too. See the hover car hover. See the others drive quickly down roads. It’s all happening.
After the break. You’ll be able to buy all these tomorrow.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 | 21:03 GMT
Criterion’s confirmed the Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack will release this Thursday.
This is the DLC with the flying Back to the Future car, which is reason enough to buy it.
It’s probably even reason enough to buy the game again if you were silly enough to sell it. Flying car, yeah?
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 07:38 GMT
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 21:56 GMT
The rumours were true. Criterion’s gone live with confirmation of a Cops and Robbers Pack for Burnout Paradise.
Slotting in soon after the Party pack, Legendary Cars, Toy Cars and Boost Specials, comes another premium pack – Cops and Robbers. This one’s dedicated to bringing you the thrills and spills of cops and robbers car chases in Paradise City.
We’re keeping details of the pack under wraps for a little longer, but here are the first ever screen shots to keep you going! Check these stunning high resolution at www.criteriongames.com and on Sony’s excellent PlayStation Blog from Monday (9th February 2009).
Double awesome. More soon.
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 | 08:36 GMT
D-Pad has noticed that within the new Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box trailer is proof the police are coming to Paradise City.
On 19 seconds you can see a police car (pictured above), and on 60 seconds you can see the new Burnout Store you can see a mouse hovering over a PCPD Badge (Paradise City Police Department) with the words ‘coming soon’ underneath.
We’ve contacted Criterion for comment.
See for yourself after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 | 20:19 GMT
Criterion’s posted up details of a free Burnout Paradise patch slated to release on February 6, including news of an in-game browser, an in-game store and a “vehicle dynamics overhaul”.
“We’ve tweaked the handling on the first available cars, like the Hunter Cavalry, to make the game easier and more accessible,” said the developer in the post.
“These cars are now slower, harder to crash and less likely to spin out at low speeds. This’ll help any newcomers get into the game, but it also delivers greater variety between the early cars to the faster, more challenging later ones.”
Burnout Paradise is the single most heavily post-launch supported game in existence. Go buy it again so you can download some more content.
Fri, Jan 16, 2009 | 19:49 GMT
EA has just announced that the Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box will be released on February 5 in North America for the first time on PC.
The Ultimate Box will contain the previously-released Cagney and Bikes DLC plus something called the Burnout Paradise Party pack.
The Party pack is an offline multiplayer mode where players compete in different stunt, speed and skill events. According to the release, “the mode is designed to allow up to eight friends to ‘pass-the-pad’ in dozens of quick-fire, turn-based challenges.”
The Party pack will add a restart option added for racing and easier control of the early vehicles and will be made available as DLC for 360 and PS3.
PlayStation 3 owners will get the new Burnout Paradise Network which is an online friends list and news page.
Full details after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Sun, Jan 11, 2009 | 21:38 GMT
The vehicles join the Back to the Future DeLorean in what we reckon is some of the best after-care a console developer has delivered on a title to date.
More of this sort of thing please.
Pics and details through the Criterion link.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Dec 23, 2008 | 08:29 GMT
Tue, Dec 09, 2008 | 06:29 GMT
This Criterion post details that the Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box is to allow PC owners to play the full game for nothing for an unspecified period of time.
The pack includes the game and all the DLC released this year, of which there’s been much. It’s out in February.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 14:47 GMT
Criterion’s shown off Big Surf Island, a large piece of premium DLC for Burnout Paradise, saying the “location is all about massive jumps”. Amen to that.
The company reasoned why it expects you to pay for the download.
“We never expected to create anything this ambitious for the island, but as it progressed we got more and more excited about what it could become. (In fact, that’s the story of all our Downloadable Content),” it said on its site.
“Big Surf is the culmination of everything we learned creating Paradise City, and we want it to bring you a truly spectacular new experience – the highlight of a year of incredible premium content. Burnout already delivers incredible value for money – literally hundreds of hours of gameplay with your original disk or PSN purchase, plus more with the free Cagney Pack and free Burnout Paradise Bikes.”
Lots through there, including shots.
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | 18:19 GMT
Criterion’s unveiled yet more Burnout Paradise DLC on the US PS Blog, this time in the form of the Carson Extreme Hotrod, “a stripped down, ultra low, overpowered straight line monster.”
Apparently, this is “the first of a pack of two cars designed to re-imagine Burnout Boost. Which explains the blue exhaust flames.”
What’s not to want? It’s out next year. Get the full update through the link.
Sat, Nov 08, 2008 | 06:52 GMT
It’s true. And it hovers. Criterion announced last night that four “Legendary” cars are to be released into the game as DLC, the first being the the “Jansen 88 Special”.
It’s the Back to the Future car in all but name.
Follow the link for more detail. No confirmation on when it’s going to be released unfortunately, aside from “2009″.
Fri, Oct 31, 2008 | 06:28 GMT
In an earnings call following some nasty second quarter financials yesterday, EA boss John Riccitiello said the firm is to spend $150 million on digital distribution models in the current financial year.
“In the future we see slower growth in the basic packaged goods business, and higher margins, greater growth and reduced cyclicality with these new direct-to-consumer businesses,” he said.
Are you listening, Mr High Street Buyer?
COO John Pleasants said EA is on track to generate $185 million in online revenue this fiscal year.
Riccitiello added that Burnout Paradise, the company’s first full-scale console digital download, had achieved sales of 20,000 in its first three weeks at market.