I'm feeling a little guilty about not playing Revenge enough to justify the servers staying open. I wouldn't say I ever moved on from it, but I did try the new release arcade racing games to see if I could get into them. I did play Paradise for a while and most recently killed some hours on Burnout Crash!
In that time I would jump back to Burnout Revenge every now and then and that made me remember one of the reasons why I don't play it as much as I would like to.
Getting kicked sucks!
Burnout has been a big part of my life for a long time now. It all started with the first game, then came the second, on various consoles, then came Xbox Live and Burnout 3: Takedown.
It was on Takedown that I made most of the friends I have now. We made our own Burnout family. We were all excited for the release of Burnout: Revenge. The online experience on Burnout games was incredibly addictive. I would run home to be able to get online and play sooner. We were all hooked!
Not a lot to report today.
Added a Hall of Shame to publicly out spammers. Their name, e-mail, IP address and location is logged. The information can be found here: Hall of Shame . Do whatever you want with it.
One bug was introduced with the last update where @s were converted into twitter links. This totally messed up the posts and has now been disabled.
That is it for now. Have fun.
Since the news broke about the server close down due on the 13th of April 2012, some of the Burnout Revenge community have taken action to try to save the game.
We had 10 minutes of downtime this morning as I was upgrading the site to the latest version of Drupal ( version 6.25). The update contained a whole bunch of security related fixes.
As I was upgrading the site I also installed the latest version of the text editor. Again mostly security related fixes + one feature I know some people will like. The editor now has spell checking! Also note that we are no longer accepting HTML formatted text to be pasted in to our text editor.
We are all poorly sick so have been at home mostly watching TV and sleeping. We watched some episodes of Cheers. I really love the theme song and it reminds me of how I felt playing Burnout 3: Takedown over Xbox Live.
Everybody knew my name and they were always glad I came, it was a getaway.... and I really miss it.
Jumping from room to room making friends and rivals, we had a thriving little community going... I miss you old Burners!
Where are you now?
Hello strangers ......
Thought I would just pop in to keep you updated on a few things ..... XLN .... is closing down in Mid March and we will be moving to a new site ..the move is due to take place in April... i will update you all with new links and hopefully you will enjoy the move with us.
OK, after years of umming and ahhing and being fairly indecisive and mostly anti-facebook, I have set up an account.
The final straw for me was being an expat and needing an extra resource to connect with people from back home and other expats here.
The new year gave me focus to take the plunge... and I am happy I did.
Above is a link to a 41 million hit on drain damage burnout revenge, enjoy. It took me a total of 3 tries to get it and is my 15 time doing it. I decided to record it. I hope you enjoy the clip so you can view the way I rode the track. At the very end is lag in the clip. I don't know where it comes from but it stops for about a second.