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Burnout Paradise Demo Updated

I haven’t been able to check this for myself yet but according to C&, the Burnout Paradise demo has been updated to include up to 8 players online with new Freeburn challenges:

EA has boosted the online servers for its Burnout Paradise demo, doubling the number of players in a race from four to eight.

This comes as part of temporary enhancements made to the demo’s online gameplay, which will last from today until the 14 January.

In addition to the increased number of online players, EA has also added 13 new Freeburn challenges. That’s “3 challenges in 5, 6 and 7 player sessions, and 4 new challenges for those playing in 8 player sessions”, as EA explains.

That’s pretty awesome!

I haven’t played it for a while but I’m sure I’ll be having some fun online with this over the weekend. :)


Burnout Soundtrack Announced

If one game is crying out for custom soundtracks, it’s Burnout Paradise:

Adam And The Ants – Stand And Deliver
Agent Blue – Snowhill
Airbourne – Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
Alice In Chains – Would?
Army Of Me – Going Through Changes
Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Brain Failure feat. Dicky Barrett – Coming Down To Beijing
Brand New – The Archers Bows Have Broken
Bromheads Jacket – Fight Music For The Fight
Depeche Mode – Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)
Faith No More – Epic
Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City
Innerpartysystem – Heart Of Fire
Jane’s Addiction – Stop!
Jimmy Eat World – Electable (Give It Up)
Junkie XL feat. Lauren Rocket – Cities In Dust
Jupiter One – Fire Away
Kerli – Creepshow
Killswitch Engage – My Curse
LCD Soundsystem – Us V. Them
Make Good Your Escape – Beautiful Ruin
Maxeen – Block Out The World
Mexicolas – Come Clean
N.E.R.D. – Rockstar (Jason Nevins Mix)
Never Heard Of It* – Finger On The Trigger
Operator – Nothing To Lose
Permanent ME – Until You Leave
Saosin – Collapse
Seether – Fake It
Senses Fail – Calling All Cars
Showing Off To Thieves – Everyone Has Their Secrets
Skybombers – It Goes Off
Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
Sugarcult – Dead Living
Swervedriver – Duel
The Photo Atlas – Red Orange Yellow
The Pigeon Detectives – I’m Not Sorry
The Styles – Glitter Hits (J.J. Puig Mix)
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock

There’s probably 2 or 3 that I like out of that but the rest I’ve never heard of or can’t stand!

After playing SS: HD with custom soundtracks, it’s really made me wish more games would allow for this feature, especially EA games.

As for the game itself, I’m definitely getting it. The demo is a lot of fun with 3 other friends online (the main game will allow for up to 8 ), especially when one of them (let’s call him Ryan) has his PS Eye hooked up, so whenever you take him out, a pic of him in various poses flashes up on the screen! Hilarious stuff. 😀

EA Announces Burnout Paradise Soundtrack

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Burnout Paradise Rumbles

GamePro took a look a the Burnout Paradise demo and had this to say:

We downloaded and compared both versions side-by-side this afternoon, and after a cursory inspection, here’s what we know. The PS3 version looks shinier. The Xbox 360 version has rumble. So its pretty much a wash.

Which is great. Except for, well, the fact that it’s wrong. :)

The Burnout Paradise demo for the PS3 rumbles too! You just have to have a DUALSHOCK 3, like I do, to notice. It’s especially noticable on the train tracks.

All in all I thought the demo is great. It’s not one of those play for five seconds kind of demos. It actually gives you a pretty good impression of what the final game will be like. I especially enjoyed using the e-brake to spin myself around.

Sometimes, though, it’s a bit confusing. I got online with some other people without really even meaning to. (I was trying to check my friends list.) And then I got taken down six times in a row but some dweeb who wouldn’t leave me alone as I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

But I have to say I like how integrated everything is. No main menu to navigate, you just go straight into the game. Awesome stuff.


Burnout Paradise Demo Today

So the Burnout Paradise demo is released today. Anybody know if it’s available yet? Anybody play it? Anybody not plan to play this thing?

It looks too good not to at least try. (Even without 4 player splitscreen.)

Anyway, I’m looking forward to it, and in case you’d like to see what’s in the demo, you can take a look at this video:

News: Four minute Burnout gameplay movie


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