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UPDATES 06-08-2011

We are still making changes to the site after the major update we did a couple of weeks ago.

The following has been changed / fixed:

Microsoft Kinect Menu Navigation - I hate it!

Personally I do not like the way you navigate menus using Kinect. Navigation is way to slow with the current implementation due to the pauses when selecting items and the fact that most games implement a system where you have to verify your choice with a OK/Cancel after selection. Getting into the gameplay can be a very tedious process and lots of times when you only have 10 minutes to play you don't want to spend 2-5 minutes to get into the gameplay.

Gamertag generator revisited

One of the first features we added to our site back in 2007 was the "BurnoutAholics Gamertag Generator". This has been extremely popular and has been featured on the top of list of name-generators all over the web.

Unfortunately the generator stopped working a couple of weeks ago. Today I finally got around to fixing it. While doing so I also expanded the wordlists that is used to generate the names. It can now generate over 37000 different names!

BurnoutAholics.com upgraded!

BurnoutAholics.com has now been upgraded to the latest supported version of Drupal. We are still working on the site but most of the features and a couple of new ones are already up and running. Some content is still missing but I hope to fix that quickly.

We will also be doing some major changes to the apperance of the site but that will have to wait until we are sure everything is ok after the upgrade.

Here is a couple of things that have changed:

Text editor:
- The editor used for writing comments and blogs has been upgraded.

Cleaning up our Links page

This weekend we had a bit of a clear out at home and it's inspired me to do the same to our Links page.

There are a few more Criterion Games dudes on twitter who I will be adding. Mostly tho, I am deleting links which are pretty much redundant now.

A few of our community forum links have been inactive for some time, other links like the Paradise Bugzilla are no longer relevant, it's not like CG are looking at fixing any more Paradise bugs now!

THUD THUD! It's ZombieTron Playing Burnout CRASH! on Kinect!!

After seeing a photo of the guys at Criterion Games playing Burnout CRASH! on Kinect, I thought I would give it a go myself!!

This is the Criterion Games photo:

Criterion playing CRASH!

 

Now... My turn!!!:

 

 

Changes coming soon...

It has been almost 3 years since the last major upgrade of the site. As we are expecting new members and more traffic with a new Burnout game coming out we are planning to do a major update to the site. First of all we will upgrade the site to Drupal version 6.22. This is not the latest version but at the time this is as high as we can go. Version 6.22 has a bunch of security related fixes and new features compared to the version we are running today. We are also planning to change the visual aspect of the site... possibly with a new color scheme and a new layout.

Burnout CRASH! BIG Blog!

OK, so I have a bit more time this morning to give a slightly longer impression of Burnout CRASH!

Thanks to SUFFUR for the link, we now have some gameplay footage up on the site HERE

On first watching this footage, whilst being distracted by my energetic toddler, I thought "hmmm this just isn't Burnout". But, as (sadly) I have come to expect that from Criterion Games, I took a second look without any preconceptions.... and it looks a lot of FUN!!!

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