‘Cops & Robbers’ Coming To Burnout Paradise by Anthony Barlow
February 7, 2009, 1:15 am
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[By Anthony]

Remember those screens we posted a little while back showing a Paradise City Police Car? Sure you do. Well, Criterion have announced today that a new ‘Cops & Robbers’ mode is coming for Burnout: Paradise.

According to the “Criterion Games Network” (viewable on the PS3 and PC versions),this DLC will arrive after all of the other previously announced packs (excluding the island). It’s apparently “dedicated to bringing the thrills and spills of cops and robbers car chases in Paradise City.”. Sounds good, hopefully we’ll get more info soon. Nice job guys.

Pursuit Mode Coming To Burnout Paradise Via DLC? by Anthony Barlow
January 30, 2009, 10:00 am
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[By Anthony]

It looks like the Paradise City police have finally caught on to all the racing that goes in in the city they’re supposed to “protect and serve”. Some footage has appeared on the internet presumably showing a police chase of sorts occuring within Paradise City, leading people to suggest that ‘Pursuit Mode’ will be coming back to Burnout via a patch or DLC. You can see that the something regarding police appeared on the Burnout store in the ‘Ultimate Box’ trailer (see the gallery at the bottom of this post) as well as images of a cop car, one of which tops this post.

It’s Friday “i’m in love”, so maybe we’ll get the skinny from Criterion today. Sounds good though, if what’s being said is right I hope we see it soon.

New Burnout Patch Fully Detailed by Anthony Barlow
January 26, 2009, 9:36 pm
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[By Anthony]

Criterion have finally let loose the full details for the upcoming patch for Burnout: Paradise. Even though the guys are moving into the realms of paid-for DLC they still like to help us fans out by giving us a nice chunk of free stuff too. For starters there will be a restart race function if you lose, new trophies for the three new packs as well as some gameplay and visual tweaks. Hit the jump for the lowdown. Continue reading

Burnout Paradise Party Pack Coming 5th Feb, Ultimate Box Coming To Europe by Anthony Barlow
January 16, 2009, 6:17 pm
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[By Anthony]

Friday, more often than not, is Criterion day and they rarely have nothing of interest to talk about. Today they have announced that the Party Pack DLC, announced last year, will be coming on the 5th February. Not only will it add to the game modes, it’ll also (hopefully) add to your trophy collection. Always something I like to hear.

The guys also announced that the Ultimate Box version of the game would be coming to Europe as well as North America. That will be released on February 6th and will feature all of the updates and DLC thus far.

More Criterion news and they’ve also announced that an upcoming free patch will be avaialble soon. This patch will allow players to access an in-game store and website. There’s changes to the game modes, visuals, car dynamics and as they so coyly put it “Oh yeah we’ve added a restart !”.

Nice of Criterion to give us stuff, both free and paid-for. Will be awaiting the Party Pack for some easy trophies and the new patch sounds really good. Good ol’ Criterion we loves ya.

Burnout Legendary Car Pack Detailed by Anthony Barlow
January 9, 2009, 6:59 pm
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[By Anthony]

Oh Criterion how we love you. In the first CrashTV of 2009 the Criterion crew have something pretty damn cool to show us. It’s the ‘Legendary Cars’ pack for Burnout: Paradise. Of course we already know about the Jansen 88 Special, but what else do they have in store for us?

  • Carson GT Nighthawk – KITT from Knight Rdier
  • Manhattan Spirit – Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
  • Cavalry Bootlegger – The Chicinator

You can see all of the cars, including the 88 Special, in the gallery after the jump. The CrashTV Video is there too. Go on, go now. You know you want too. Continue reading

Burnout: Paradise Getting ‘In Game Store’ by Anthony Barlow
January 7, 2009, 9:34 am
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[By Anthony]

We knew the paid-for DLC was coming and now we know that we’ll be able to buy it in-game. Criterion have announced (via www.criteriongames.com) that an in game store is coming to the extremely popular, XeNonX GOTY nominee, Burnout: Paradise. So we knew new content would be coming and now we know we can get it directly, how nice of Criterion. Burnout: Paradise was one of my favourite games of last year and I love to see what Criterion are doing. Now come on, make Black 2!

Here’s Your 7 New Burnout Paradise Trophies by Anthony Barlow
December 16, 2008, 9:28 am
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[By Anthony]

Sometime last week, if you compared your trophies with a friend, you might have noticed something odd about your percentage in Burnout: Paradise. Earlier in the year the guys at Criterion announced that they would be adding a new ‘Party Mode’ to the game as their first paid-for downloadable content. It was also announced that this new update would contain trophies. Well, EA/Criterion seem to have sneakily informed players of what trophies are to come. When players compare their trophies with someone on their friends list they’ll notice that their overall percentage of trophies has dropped 10%. This is because the new trophies have, somehow, been added to this list (but not, I might add, to your trophy collection. Weird eh? Anyway, hit the jump for the list.

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New Cars Coming To Burnout Paradise As First Paid-For DLC by Anthony Barlow
November 8, 2008, 8:32 pm
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[By Ryan]

That’s not a typo, there actually is a hover car coming to Burnout Paradise. Of course the guys at Criterion Games would continue to release awesome DLC on a regular basis, so this shouldn’t be a
surprise.  Also coming is the, Countach lookalike, the Cavalry Bootlegger, the Manhattan Sprint and the GT Nighthawk. There’s no price point yet, knowing Criterion they’ll be reasonable. Below you can see the car with and without wheels.

Burnout Finally Getting Paid For DLC by Anthony Barlow
November 1, 2008, 12:44 am
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[By Anthony]

The time has come. Criterion have provided us loyal Burnout fans with masses of free downloadable content but it looks like, for now, that’s over. Criterion have announced that they’ll be releasing a new, paid for, peice of DLC called ‘Party’. This new mode will be an 8-player ‘pass the controller’ mode. As well as adding a new mode this DLC will make changes to the visuals, making them brighter and seemingly more ‘family friendly’.

“We’ve overhauled not just the presentation screens but also the in-game visuals, which are now brighter and more colourful in recognition of Burnout’s new party theme.”

This DLC will be released in 2009. No word on price yet, but for many I think this will be something that passes them by. Criterion have also announced that there will be an improved edition of Burnout: Paradise, named The Ultimate Box which will include all the updates and the party mode and will be released in 2009 too. Looks like it has trophies too.

It was to be expected, but at least we got some amazing DLC for free. It wouldn’t last forever would it.

Burnout Goes Political by Anthony Barlow
October 15, 2008, 8:35 am
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[By Anthony]

Y’know those free patches that Criterion has been putting out? Yeah, well they’re funded by advertising (shock horror). Anyway earlier this week (sorry it’s late) frequent players in the U.S. have noticed that presidential candidate Barrack Obama has been using Burnout: Paradise to promote his campaign. This is all well and good, but his recent speeches have had a focus on Videogames and TV (as well as bad parents) saying they were the reason kids in America (Kim Wilde 🙂 ) are underachieving. Me thinks that these ad’s are a little hypocritical, but then again he’s a politician, it’s to be expected 🙂 .

Burnout Trophy Patch Is Live, No Retroactivity by Anthony Barlow
September 25, 2008, 11:20 pm
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[By Anthony]

I was really eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Burnout: Paradise trophy patch, expecting to boot the game up and be showered in, well, Bronze. That was not the case. Criterion claimed that the trophy patch for Burnout would be retroactive but we, like many others, have found out this is not true. Hit the jump to hear what Criterion had to say on the matter. Continue reading

Burnout: Paradise Hurtles Onto PSN This Week Too! by Anthony Barlow
September 22, 2008, 7:26 pm
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[By Anthony]

Jesus Christ! The PSN seems to be having a massive intake of games this week with Wipeout HD, Mega Man 9 and now Burnout: Paradise is on the way too with, wait for it,…trophy support!

Burnout will come complete with all content updates so far as well as the new update for trophies. Sweet. I bought the game, for the second time, a few months back for the bike update and trophy support is the icing on an already amazing cake. Hit the jump for more. Continue reading

Burnout Bikes Patch Is Live by Anthony Barlow
September 18, 2008, 2:53 pm
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[By Anthony]

Criterion today released the 1.40 update for Burnout Paradise. The update, which includes the new motorcyles and dyanmic time and weather, weighs in at around 100mb (I think it was 125) and is another awesome update from the guys at Criterion.

I have just updated the game and there’s no doubt i’ll be playing the game (with bikes) sometime today. I will be putting up my impressions on the bikes in the near future.

We’re still waiting for Criterion to get on the PlayStation Blog and see what’s happening with Burnout’s trophy patch. Hopefully we’ll here something soon, it was promised for this week.

Burnout Bikes Coming…Next Week by Anthony Barlow
September 13, 2008, 10:58 pm
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[By Anthony]

Criterion promised us bikes and we’re getting ’em. Next week EA will be putting out the inagrual Burnout Bikes downloadable pack up on the PlayStation store. The pack features two bikes (one for men one for women) along with a whole new lisence for motorcycles.

With said new lisence comes 38 new Burning Ride and Midnight Ride events (I presume 19 each), a brand new 24 hour cycle allowing to players to race day or night, dynamic weather and 70 more Freeburn challenges.

That’s a pretty sweet deal all at the cost of NOTHING! That’s right the pack will be gratis (free) and available next thursday from the PlayStation Store. Nice.

Not only that but it also means we’re edging closer and closer to the trophy patch that was promised a few months back. I wonder if there’ll be any specific bike related trophies? We’ll have news on that NEXT WEEK!

Burnout Bikes Coming Next Month – They’re Free Too! by Anthony Barlow
August 6, 2008, 11:03 pm
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Now I thought the bikes in Burnout were coming as a patch, didn’t everyone? Well apparently not. According to our friends over at TheSixthAxis two bikes will be coming as downloadable content next month. Like I said, I thought the bikes were coming in a patch but I guess not.

According to Criterion the addition of motorcycles to Burnout Paradise will give players another 70, bike specific, challenges.

All sounds good, can’t wait for this and hopefully ‘Codename: Davis’ will launch around the same time so I can grab me some retroactive trophies.