X360, PS3 Tuesday, August 5, 2008 | 7:44 PM

Bikes in Burnout Paradise

Bikes in Burnout Paradise

EA is really active this week, and next out is Burnout Paradise and upcoming downloadable content. Criterion published some information on the official blog, and a bunch of images. In short, the new free content released next month will add night time, dynamic weather system, 70 new challenges and bikes - fantastic for being free!


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Commented on 2008-08-05 20:10:13
pleased to see that there are still publishers that arent trying to milk us of every penny for things they've offered pc gamers free for years. Who'd of thought it would be EA though
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:27:13
Pretty sure they're going to charge for this. ^^^
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:29:28
Free?? Wow- EA aren't that bad in the end. ^^
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:36:26 In reply to toelessfoot
Posted by toelessfoot
Pretty sure they're going to charge for this. ^^^
Pretty sure you should read the media description before submitting a worthless post.

Weather, night time, and bikes are all great additions but the game still needs a proper Crash mode added back in. The crashes are what's always made Burnout stand out from the crowd and Crash mode was always a great way to enjoy them. Still wish I knew who the idiot was that thought that piece of shit Showtime mode was a worthwhile replacement for it.
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:53:15
Much more color ( dhu! it's a cartoonish-realistic looking game), but not as impressive as PGR4 bikes. Still the king, baby!
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:58:43
I can't believe it xD
Commented on 2008-08-05 20:59:50 In reply to ASURAshadow
I agree completely. We played Revenge just because of the awesome Crash Mode. it was almost like a strategy game, figuring out the ideal angle of attack and then putting the plan to the test. We played it by passing the controller around, drinking some beers and having a great time. I miss that... sadly, Paradise is not the game I was looking for.
Commented on 2008-08-05 22:04:26
So much for free. Nice.
BTW The best crash mode (IMO) was in Burnout 2: Point Of impact. You only hit and then sit and watch the mayhen (without stupid multiplers and unnecessary explosions).
Commented on 2008-08-05 23:14:05
I'll never forget burnout takedown :) dont even own the latest :(
Commented on 2008-08-05 23:30:37
bikes are lame! like many other people, paradise is the only burnout game i don't have.
Commented on 2008-08-06 00:21:23
I'm with most others on this, loved all the OTHER Burnout games and even despite all this free stuff, I just don't have enough incentive to buy THIS one.
Commented on 2008-08-06 00:39:42 In reply to starfox14now
Posted by starfox14now
Much more color ( dhu! it's a cartoonish-realistic looking game), but not as impressive as PGR4 bikes. Still the king, baby!
Tourist Trophy says HAI! ^_^
I might be forced to buy this one.
Commented on 2008-08-06 01:21:03 In reply to masteratt
Posted by masteratt
I'm with most others on this, loved all the OTHER Burnout games and even despite all this free stuff, I just don't have enough incentive to buy THIS one.
To be quite honest: The SP is short and not very exciting, didn't keep me entertained that long. The online mode however is great. In the first weeks on the games release I spent well over 80 hours online with friends. It's fun to do the challenges and racing is quite good.

That said I believe it would be half the fun without friends, I stopped playing it after my friends did.
Commented on 2008-08-06 01:33:48 In reply to starfox14now
Posted by starfox14now
Much more color ( dhu! it's a cartoonish-realistic looking game), but not as impressive as PGR4 bikes. Still the king, baby!
*cough cough COUGH!*

http://metalgearsolid4.net/metal-gear-solid-4/mgs4...
Commented on 2008-08-06 02:44:52
i think that the EVERYONE HATES EA message thats been going round net for a few years has finally got to them,so they will be trying to make up for it all i bet
Commented on 2008-08-06 04:33:35 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Pretty sure you should read the media description before submitting a worthless post.

Weather, night time, and bikes are all great additions but the game still needs a proper Crash mode added back in. The crashes are what's always made Burnout stand out from the crowd and Crash mode was always a great way to enjoy them. Still wish I knew who the idiot was that thought that piece of shit Showtime mode was a worthwhile replacement for it.
I'm pretty sure it didn't say free when i posted but anyway it's astounding that this is a free update.
Commented on 2008-08-06 06:52:41 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Could you choose your gender before? Looks like you might be able to now!

And wow at the free. Not because its EA, but because this is actually a decent bit of stuff. A lot of stuff that maybe should have shipped with, but its good to see their giving it for free, and a bit extra too.
Commented on 2008-08-06 11:04:05
According to Playstation blog, this is free, but nowhere can I find that stated on Criterion's website
Commented on 2008-08-06 11:35:53
Wow. All those new features might just persuade me to buy the game in the first place!

XD
Commented on 2008-08-06 15:00:36 In reply to teh_d00d
Posted by teh_d00d
bikes are lame! like many other people, paradise is the only burnout game i don't have.
your loss! :D
game's amazing. looking forward to this new dynamic weather, night time thing!
Commented on 2008-08-06 15:23:12 In reply to asphaltcowboy
Posted by asphaltcowboy
According to Playstation blog, this is free, but nowhere can I find that stated on Criterion's website
All the updates have been free. I don't even think they have any pay dlc up, at least not that I could find on PSN.
Commented on 2008-08-06 17:58:01
I just read on 1up that riders on the bikes will simply disappear after a crash and the bikes don't even get damaged much. They actually had the nerve to say this was because of the game's teen rating. That's one of the most pathetic excuses I've ever heard, as there's countless teen shooters and Motorstorm was teen and has ragdoll drivers. EA and Criterion should be ashamed. It's just lazy programming and no doubt just a quick test for motorcycles which will probably be more prominently featured in the sequel.

And yes, I know it's free. That still doesn't excuse blatant lies about omitting something so important in a game that's big on crashes.
Commented on 2008-08-06 21:19:04
it was always going to be a given that the drivers would disappear though..you would never of seen bodies break. I mean the first clue was that the cars actually drive themselves in this game..there are no drivers. So i guess we should be thankfull there is a body on that bike.

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