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

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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Criterion plans to give us even more Burnout Paradise DLC in ’09 by Ryan Gray
November 14, 2008, 9:34 pm
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[By Ryan]

Criterion is giving us more DLC for Burnout Paradise in 2009. Shocking. This time it’s “Toy Cars”. Of the nine cars that are being released in this pack, we know of five of them. So far there is the Hunter Manhatten, Hunter Takedown 4×4, Carson GT, Concept P12 and the Kreiger Racing WTR. I am not sure if all of those five are pictured above, but the picture gives you a hint of what they mean by toy cars. I guess any DLC that Criterion puts out is good DLC, so keep your eyes peeled for this in 2009 to build your ever growing collection of whips on Burnout Paradise.

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