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Burnout gone political?

Seems that EA-games are going political on us: http://www.neowin.net/news/gamers/08/10/14/video-games-feature-ads-for-o...

 From the article:

"Nine video games from Electronic Arts Inc., ranging from the extremely popular "Madden 09" football game to the street racing "Burnout: Paradise," feature in-game ads from the Obama campaign."

Personally, I don't think political advertising should find it's way into games that are also played by minors who aren't allowed to vote yet, what do you think?


Paradise on Earth

On the 23rd of January 2008 at 17:55 CET, I walk nervously into a console shop in my hometown of Bergen, Norway. The game’s not to be released in another two days, but it can’t hurt looking, can it? I push past the other customers and make my way to the Xbox 360 section. With anxiety my eyes start scanning the aisle for something recognizable, not really expecting to find it. Suddenly, my heart stops. There it was, standing on a shelf right in front of me, two days early, Burnout Paradise for the Xbox 360. I put a blind eye to the steep Norwegian price (NOK 599 – approx. £56), and walk out of the store at 17:59 CET with my fresh copy of what I had unyielding faith would be the best racing game of all time.

Burnout Paradise - Racing in Paradise City



Now it's official, all hail SUFFUR for being the first one to pop my cherry on Revenge on the 360! My only consolation is that I at least got a few takedowns of my own before i was popped.

I hope you guys had as fun time as I had yesterday, and I am looking forward to settling a few scores in the near future.


The joys of peer pressure

After months, years even, I have finally succumbed to the intense peer pressure applied by Xandu () this saturday, and promptly went out and purchased this thingy.


Review of the downloadable Dominator tracks

I thought that it's about time somebody here at burnoutaholics wrote a review of the downloadable tracks in Burnout Dominator, and since I'm either the only burnoutaholic that plays Dominator or the only one that plays Dominator and can't keep quiet about it, I rose to the occasion. ;-)


Yet Another Burnout Dominator Bug - or YeAnBuDoBu for short

In completing 100% in Burnout Dominator, I have uncovered yet another bug, but this is one that I have to call critical for any burnoutaholic.



Phew... I finally reached 97,35% (that's 9735 dominator points for the uninitiated ;-)) complete in Burnout Dominator. I only have the gold medal in the final event (1.000.000 maniac points in ONE event?!?!?!?) and ~1500 near misses left to complete, and both of those will come in time.


However, I have had the opportunity to refine my first impression of the game somewhat (found more annoying things etc...).


I still think that Burnout Dominator is the best Burnout game to date, but still a few things just baffle me..


Burnout Dominator - IMHO

I just got my copy of Burnout Dominator for PSP (yes I know I should have gotten it months ago ;-) and wanted to share some first impressions...

Don't get me wrong, I honestly think that Burnout Dominator is the best Burnout game to date, but it still has a few design flaws that just annoys me to the point of banging my head against the wall and crying out in sheer agony...



Man "A blast from the past... PART 2!" brings up some good old memories...

I will never get the image out of my head of Xandu and a friend of ours playing BO2 head to head on the Xbox... They were literally neck to neck the whole time. Perfect lap after perfect lap. I can still smell the tension in the air... It's a miracle the Xbox controllers actually survived the two of you ;-)

Those were the days! Only shame that our friend didn't grow up to be a burnoutaholic...

Can't win'em all, eh?

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