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Burnout Paradise - Where we're going, we don't need roads.

WillethWilleth Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Games and Technology
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Metacritic: Xbox 360 - 88 | PS3 - 87

...is the fifth Burnout game for consoles, and the first for Windows. It is available NOW in all regions for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, with the PC version coming on February 6th.

Burnout Paradise - The Ultimate Box is a rerelease of the game that contains all the previously-released free packs (new cars, challenges, online modes and bikes with a day/night cycle and weather), as well as the Party Pack, a collection of local play modes, all on-disc. It's available now worldwide for PC, and in Europe and Asia for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Burnout Paradise is also available on Playstation Network for twenty bucks.

The Party Pack is also available to buy separately as console DLC if you already own the game for 800MSP/£7.99 (or equivalent).

Also coming on Thursday Feb 19th: Legendary Cars!
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Knock-offs of the DeLorean, KITT, Ecto-1 and the General Lee coming to a console near you for an indetermined price!

ORIGINAL MASSIVE OP:
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Try before you buy

The demo is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and Playstation Network, but as of April 17th 2008 the online multiplayer mode is unavailable through the demo. You play with a Hunter Cavalry, the first car available in the game, through a series of events - a custom Burning Route for the demo, a race against AI cars, and a Stunt Run event. All of these events take place in a smaller section of the map than the full game, and contains a small amount of jumps, smashes, and billboards. If you get the Japanese demo you can drive the Nakamura Ikusa GT instead of the Cavalry, which handles slightly differently.

I have the game, and I want to play with you guys!

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For Xbox Live, send a Friend Request to Burnout PA - it's checked daily. (NOTE: If you were on the previous PAburnout friends list, you will have an invite to the new one waiting in your inbox and you can delete PAburnout as this is no longer maintained. If you do not accept this invite by the time of Cagney's release then you will be removed from the list and will have to re-invite yourself.) This works by using the Friends of Friends feature - simply go to the Burnout PA list, select View Friends from the right-hand tab, and see who's playing from PA.

If you are on PSN, send me (Willeth) a PM on the PA boards and I'll add you to the list below, which I'll fill out fully ASAP.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lame. I've been waiting for this ever since it was announced.

  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    Lame. I've been waiting for this ever since it was announced.
    And you're still going to get it.

    Also, Crash FM seems to be borked on the RSS feed. If anyone wants to grab the file of iTunes and wing it over to me before they get it fixed, I'd appreciate it.

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 Spaaaace! In Space.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'll probably pick this up at the end of august. Or maybe I'll wait for the PC version in case someone mods in a decent GPS.

  • The Reverend Dr GalactusThe Reverend Dr Galactus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    this is the game i got when i got my ps3, and im still playing it like crack however many months later.

    Same here, though it was only last month for me. These upcoming patches/content packs are like having a birthday less than a month after Christmas, then another in February and another in March.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    I'll probably pick this up at the end of august. Or maybe I'll wait for the PC version in case someone mods in a decent GPS.

    It's still $20 in the Gamefly used store, if that helps. Also, their used games - by all accounts I've ever heard, including my own - are as clean or cleaner than most new games.

  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sent a friend request to Burnout PA via my Live account "WorldClassHack".

    I'm surprised Cagney is coming out, actually. I almost had it pegged as one of those "over the rainbow" things that is perpetually on the horizon. Damage showing up in multiplayer, though? Sweet. Looking forward to it.

  • reddogreddog Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Just added the BurnoutPA to my live account. I'm RockinTheRedDog.

    I just picked this game up from Gamefly for only $17.99 and I can't stop playing this. They still have it up there if anyone wants to get it.

    Did anyone see on Kotaku that Burnout might introduce planes next?

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
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  • The Reverend Dr GalactusThe Reverend Dr Galactus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So I was just rocking some showtime after losing a road rage event downtown, and racked up a nice amount of damage on 7th street, which the game then told me was a new "best offline score."

    How far out does this competition go? I can't believe that would actually be like the best in the country or something, but if anyone on PS3 could give that a look on their map... 7th street is slightly northwest of the central business district, by the river; set it to Display > Road Rules / Type > Showtime.

    That doesn't actually have my name and $977,000, right?

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, I haven't tried it, but the term offline says to me that you're not on leaderboards.

  • rippa2krippa2k Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, Offline means highest personal score... now go into freeburn mode (online) and do it again, you can start setting real scores on the leaderboard

    My Niko is going to start wearing purple, wearing purple, da-da-da-da-da!

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  • The Reverend Dr GalactusThe Reverend Dr Galactus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That's what I thought, but I just found it weird that all the streets have apparently random usernames with high scores attached.

    Where did these ones come from?

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Usernames are either made-up or the usernames of Criterion staffers. An 'offline' time is a preset time for you to beat, an 'online' time is set by you and your friends.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I should get back into this.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Veevee wrote: »
    I should get back into this.

    I recommend that you do.

    EDIT: Looks like Microsoft found some bugs in the 360 version of Cagney. Current working date for release is July 24th. The PS3 update is out now in Japan, and will go out 9AM GMT in all other regions. I've updated the OP.

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  • LotharsLothars Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    I should get back into this.

    I recommend that you do.

    EDIT: Looks like Microsoft found some bugs in the 360 version of Cagney. Current working date for release is July 24th. The PS3 update is out now in Japan, and will go out 9AM GMT in all other regions. I've updated the OP.

    That really sucks, I love how it's now gonna be 2 weeks late for 360, the joys of MS certification.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    so if i sign in with my japanese account can i update this and play it regularly after that? ive never messed with DLC for a game cross region. im assuming its not that easy, but ive been wrong before.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    so if i sign in with my japanese account can i update this and play it regularly after that? ive never messed with DLC for a game cross region. im assuming its not that easy, but ive been wrong before.

    I suppose this is too late, but I wouldn't bother. It's out now in every region for the PS3, so just grab it.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lothars wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    I should get back into this.

    I recommend that you do.

    EDIT: Looks like Microsoft found some bugs in the 360 version of Cagney. Current working date for release is July 24th. The PS3 update is out now in Japan, and will go out 9AM GMT in all other regions. I've updated the OP.

    That really sucks, I love how it's now gonna be 2 weeks late for 360, the joys of MS certification.

    Ehm, if they found BUGS in the update and are now fixing them, I will gladly wait a few days.

    Are you really telling me that them having found and now fixing bugs is a BAD thing? You would rather get a buggy update? Really?

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    Lothars wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    I should get back into this.

    I recommend that you do.

    EDIT: Looks like Microsoft found some bugs in the 360 version of Cagney. Current working date for release is July 24th. The PS3 update is out now in Japan, and will go out 9AM GMT in all other regions. I've updated the OP.

    That really sucks, I love how it's now gonna be 2 weeks late for 360, the joys of MS certification.

    Ehm, if they found BUGS in the update and are now fixing them, I will gladly wait a few days.

    Are you really telling me that them having found and now fixing bugs is a BAD thing? You would rather get a buggy update? Really?

    The joys of PC gaming.

    Oh wait.

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  • The Reverend Dr GalactusThe Reverend Dr Galactus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Three hunna sixtah megs wortha patch, that's wut.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    impressions

    new menus/intro screen/news screen are all very nice. the new weekly events and such look fun too. custom soundtracks are just awesome, though its kind of a shame it doesnt do it like the music in the real game (fade out when you crash etc). also the music volume goes up to 11, i dont know if it was always like that or what but it gave me a chuckle. new paint jobs are cool. looking forward to the new cars, i guess theyre unlocked through special events (the olympus is something this weekend for example). i really like how road rules are always on now, so you can get time road rules while youre just messing around without having to actually activate it. havent tried the new online modes yet, but im sure theyre awesome. hopefully tonight, hit me up PA dudes. i'll be around.

    so yea, this patch is great. bring on the bikes!


    edit: oh shit the citizen has sirens now. yesssssss.

    edit edit: being able to crank NWOBHM while smashing into things at extreme speeds makes this game approximately 100x more radical. to the max.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    me and xwonderboyx just tried out some online, the timed challenges seem pretty great. the road rage and marked man dont really work very well 1v1, but they seem like they will be intensely good with a decent amount of people.

    we need to get some big PA games going this weekend. tonight, tomorrow night... all the nights. it must be done.

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  • PlacerPlacer Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Holy shit, reading about what they're doing with the DLC makes this a must buy as soon as i have the cash to spare.

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Add me to that PS3 list.

    xwonderboyx is me PSN.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Add me to the PS3 list as well please!

    Between this, Bad Company and Civilization I think I can kiss my free time goodbye.

  • ThaumaturgistThaumaturgist Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I rented this from Gamefly and decided to keep it.

    Great mindless fun.

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Now I'm going to have to stop playing other games and come back to this aren't I? Had a lot of fun with this on-line. Never was able to complete all the on-line challenges though as people would either be goofing off or drop out. PSN is also my name here if anyone wants to add me. If the wife doesn't want to play Rock Band all weekend I'll be loading this up and patching.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    anyone wanna play burnout? ive got beers and i have a desire to drive exceptionally fast without risking property damage and grievous injury. plus isnt today the day you can unlock the olympus?

    edit: apparently this weekend is not when you can get the olympus.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I've been playing again lately but it seems like everybody in this thread is a PSThreetard.

    any 360ians want to get taken down?

  • LotharsLothars Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Klyka wrote: »
    Lothars wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    I should get back into this.

    I recommend that you do.

    EDIT: Looks like Microsoft found some bugs in the 360 version of Cagney. Current working date for release is July 24th. The PS3 update is out now in Japan, and will go out 9AM GMT in all other regions. I've updated the OP.

    That really sucks, I love how it's now gonna be 2 weeks late for 360, the joys of MS certification.

    Ehm, if they found BUGS in the update and are now fixing them, I will gladly wait a few days.

    Are you really telling me that them having found and now fixing bugs is a BAD thing? You would rather get a buggy update? Really?

    Well it's Microsoft Certification, so even if it's a bug than it will be 6 months before we get the update.

    I am in for playing on the 360, I can't wait for the update.

  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Is there any reason why there are no custom soundtracks on 360? Because except for a few songs that track list gets annoying fast.

  • LotharsLothars Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    Is there any reason why there are no custom soundtracks on 360? Because except for a few songs that track list gets annoying fast.

    I thought it had custom soundtracks on the 360, I believe it's a requirement

  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, the Play Music button on the dashboard pop-out works well enough. It doesn't cover the game sound completely and you can adjust the volume.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck that pennyarcade guy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Does this version of Burnout still have rubber-banding opponents, or do they stay behind if you punk 'em now?

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    you can burn dudes bad if you know good shortcuts and plan a good route to wherever youre going. none of the heinous rubberbanding from say burnout 3 going on.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, the Play Music button on the dashboard pop-out works well enough. It doesn't cover the game sound completely and you can adjust the volume.

    That's the custom soundtrack capability built into all 360 games. In most games (if not all) it mutes the in-game music.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, the Play Music button on the dashboard pop-out works well enough. It doesn't cover the game sound completely and you can adjust the volume.

    That's the custom soundtrack capability built into all 360 games. In most games (if not all) it mutes the in-game music.

    Yeah, it covers up the music, but it leaves the sound effects and the voice-overs (fuck you, DJ Atomika. Seriously, shut the fuck up. I know I lost that event. Asshole). The only difference between that and the in-game radio is that it keeps playing when you go to the Junkyard screen.

    I think that's exactly what you'd want out of a custom soundtrack anyway, so it doesn't really make sense to complain about a lack of custom soundtracks when it's right there and it works.

  • ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, the Play Music button on the dashboard pop-out works well enough. It doesn't cover the game sound completely and you can adjust the volume.

    That's the custom soundtrack capability built into all 360 games. In most games (if not all) it mutes the in-game music.

    Yeah, it covers up the music, but it leaves the sound effects and the voice-overs (fuck you, DJ Atomika. Seriously, shut the fuck up. I know I lost that event. Asshole). The only difference between that and the in-game radio is that it keeps playing when you go to the Junkyard screen.

    I think that's exactly what you'd want out of a custom soundtrack anyway, so it doesn't really make sense to complain about a lack of custom soundtracks when it's right there and it works.

    Hmm, I did not know that. I'll have to set it up the next time I play.

  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    My flatmate thinks I'm weird because I listen to the soothing sounds of Tracy Chapman while playing deathmatches. Fool is missing out on some serious Zen gameplay. ;-)

    Also, I was disapointed to find out that the Cagney release was not today as I'd thought. Back to Gears of War, I guess.

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