BurnoutAholics Burnout 3: Weekly Wednesday

Today BurnoutAholics hosted the first weekly Wednesday Burnout 3: Takedown event.

Every Wednesday from about 7pm GMT we will be hosting a BurnoutAholics room on Burnout 3: Takedown. This room will be a variety of racing and road rage with a variety of different series locks. We might even throw in some crash junctions!

Please look out for us on Wednesdays, if the room is full, please send us a message, or just host your own room! Hopefully we will be able to get enough people playing to get a few rooms going!

See you Next Wednesday!



Big Surf Island - A Stunt Runner's Paradise!

For the first time since May 2008 Criterion Games has released new information, screens and video of Big Surf Island.

The Burnout Team has been watching you! They have taken telemetry from Burnout Paradise. They have seen that we play at the Airfield, Quarry, Dam and the Beach. Now, Big Surf Island will be our new playground. They have seen that we like big jumps, so the Island will have the biggest jumps in the game.

For the first time Criterion Games have shown us the other side of the Island. It has a tropical feel, with palm trees and dirt roads.


Paradise Party Pack!

Paradise Party

WOW!! OK so the first of the four new packs to be announced is Paradise Party. A new party mode where up to 8 players can take turns on the same console. This is a new game mode for when you have your mates around, it's a pass the controller party game. You can select 3 different types of challenge, Stunt, Speed or Skill.

This is a paid for premium update, the first paid for content to be announced for Burnout Paradise. It has not been announced how much this will cost. The Party Pack will be available for download from February 2009.


Criterion Games Announcements for New Updates

Criterion Games re-vamped web page includes information about 4 new DLC packs due for release in Spring Next year.

These packs will be announced weekly from the 31st of October through to the 21st of November.

Keep checking back here and at for all the details.

Briefly on the site, this was posted, but has since been removed:


Burnout 3 Takedown game guides

We have been in touch with Weil3r that originally wrote some brilliant guides for Burnout 3: Takedown that was published at Since that site is no longer active we asked Weil3r if we could re-publish them here on

We got his permission and the guides have now been made available. You can access them directly from the links below:





Playstation Trophies NOT Retroactive

To all you PSN players, the Trophy update has been released today, but sadly Criterion were not able to implement them retroactively.

This is what Criterion Games said on their website today:

"Burnout Paradise saves are locked to your profile. We had hoped to use this to retroactively award trophies, but we discovered during testing that this is not possible. You will therefore require a fresh game-save to receive trophies in Burnout Paradise. If you're familiar with PS3 trophies already, you'll recognise that this works in the same way as all other games that have added trophy support post-release."

And Matt Webster added this in the forums this morning:



Burnout Paradise Bikes Pack can now be downloaded from XBox Live Marketplace and PSN

Hold on to your handle bars; Motorbikes have hit the streets of Paradise City. In this second free update you are getting the chance to explore Paradise City on two wheels.

Burnout Paradise Bike Pack FireHawk V4

There is plenty of fun to be had along the way either offline or when Freeburning online with your friends.

Get online and start pulling those wheelies, awesome!

Here is a list of the major changes in the update:



Bikes Invade Paradise City on September 18th!

Criterion Games have released the Bike pack. It is available on the 18th of September for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Click HERE for the full story at

Bikes in Paradise

The Bike pack is a FREE download of Game Changing Content. It includes 4 bikes, 70 new Freeburn Challenges, 38 Burning Rides, a Day/Night cycle and atmospheric weather conditions.

Only 2 of the bikes will be available to use straight away, we are not sure how or when the other 2 bikes will become available yet.



Day/Night Cycle Choices Revealed

Criterion Games have made some exciting announcements over at the Playstation Blog detailing some of the changes that the day/night cycle will have to Paradise City.

We will get to choose how long the day/night cycle lasts. If you want to zoom through a day you can choose 24 minutes, or if you prefer there is the option to do a real time 24 hour day, and anywhere in between.

When you join an online game the clock is synched to the host and you will see the day fast forward before your eyes.


Bike Gameplay Revealed

On Friday the 22nd of August Criterion Games put up a story on their webpage detailing how Bikes will fit into Burnout Paradise.

Bikes in Burnout Paradise - The FireHawk

The Bike Pack will now be a FREE addition to the game, bringing 10 hours of additional gameplay in 70 freeburn challenges, half of which are timed challenges, 38 Burning Routes for Bikes or "Burnout Rides" and 64 new speed Bike Road Rules to beat.

You can read the whole story and look at the new Bike pics by clicking HERE



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