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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friends list, you will have an invite to the new one waiting in your inbox and you can delete PAburnout as this is no longer maintained.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.

Xbox Live:
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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wait... they got rid of Crash mode!? D: Oh man noooooo! That is easily my favorite part about Burnout :(

    I suck at everything else. Oh well... These new updates sound pretty sweet. I'll have the game sometime next week, so you can add me: IMAPWNJ00 (00 = zeros).

    e: That sounded like I was hating on the game, but the main reason I like burnout is that it doesn't take itself seriously at all. It WANTS you to blow shit up and wreck around other people.

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
    Twitch.tv account: GameNightGoesll
    Direct Link
  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    add me: IMAPWNJ00 (00 = zeros).

    Send an invite.

    And yeah, I was bummed about Crash dying too, but now I don't miss it at all. Not even the massive loading between each turn.

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  • wakeboarderbluntwakeboarderblunt Registered User
    edited June 2008
    There was a gamertag PAburnout that was a collection of PA forumers, it probably still has room on it.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    There was a gamertag PAburnout that was a collection of PA forumers, it probably still has room on it.

    It does, but I haven't seen smashism in a while and I wanted to get everything under one umbrella. If he's happy to continue maintaining it then forget about the new one, but my control freakery kinda took over here. This way at least we get people who'll be playing it for Cagney or who've bought it recently.

    EDIT: Just got a PM from smashism, he doesn't play any more, so we're going to use the new one from now on.

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  • LotharsLothars Registered User
    edited June 2008
    So I picked this up finally for 360, is anyone still playing?

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I got it too, but I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I don't like how "open" the game is, believe it or not. It's kind of a pain to do races since you're not quite sure when to turn and whatnot (I know it tells you when, but I pay attention to the road more than anything). That and smashing the back of traffic now makes you crash, instead of knocking them ahead like in Revenge.

    That said, the game is beautiful and the driving is a little smoother.

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
    Twitch.tv account: GameNightGoesll
    Direct Link
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    this is the game i got when i got my ps3, and im still playing it like crack however many months later. just an incredibly great game, probably my 3rd favorite racing game ever at this point (after Burnout 3 and F-Zero GX you know). so yea... the new DLC is making me reaaaaaally excited. bikes! nighttime! online marked man! new island! custom soundtrack!! man... and its all free too, thats pretty incredible.

    so... if anyone wants to play some burnout online sometime my PSN is in my sig there.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Lothars wrote: »
    So I picked this up finally for 360, is anyone still playing?

    Add yourself to Burnout PA and you can invite people or join people from that list. Once my 360's back from the shop (tomorrow, most likely) I'll be on.

    urahonky, it definitely pays to get to know the city. I'd jump online and do some challenges if I were you. Now, when an event says 'go to the waterfront' I know pretty much the best way to get to it from anywhere. I've never really used the compass or paid any attention to the blinking signs.

    Unfortunately it's most likely that the island will be paid, and bikes may well be too. :(

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah. That's my only thing about racing games -- learning. :P But I'll probably be playing it more this weekend. I do like being able to flip your car into traffic. That's always fun. :P

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
    Twitch.tv account: GameNightGoesll
    Direct Link
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i was under the impression from somewhere or another that all the updates were supposed to be free, but now that im looking at it i dont really know where i got that from

    but i mean, i would totally pay for bikes and nighttime and a new island so i guess it doesnt matter much in the end

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Criterion have been very vocal about how they want to keep expanding their game and make it as accessible as possible, but they've been very careful not to call it free. I'm amazed that, being published by EA, that they've managed to release this much content for free already. They must be under tremendous pressure to charge for it. One of the achievements even refers to new challenges as paid DLC.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    looking through the complete changelog for the cagney update theres a bunch of neat little things going in, in addition to the excellent big stuff. some things that stuck out to me personally

    • Online cars now show damage - roll up to the start in a half-destroyed Hunter Cavalry and everyone else will see it!
    • 1080i support for "almost HD" sets - PS3 only

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  • sackofjoysackofjoy Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I got this last month I think played it solid for a week(actually mostly just aimless driving lol) then got a bit bored. I think its because I mostly have played racing games where I get to keep my car and upgrade that instead of just a new car buuut online was super fun

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    3DS: Span_Wolf - 4854-6434-9883/WiiU:Span_Wolf
    Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Span_Wolf/ - Origin: Span_Wolf
  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Cagney's been delayed until July 14th for 360 users. Their podcast is going up today with details about their new calendar feature, which I will update the OP with once it's out.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    lul360


    Wait, I have the 360 version. fuck.

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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
    XBL: NailbunnyPD PSN: NailbunnyPD Origin: NailbunnyPD
    NintendoID: Nailbunny 3DS: 3909-8796-4685
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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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