Cagney is here for the XBOX 360

The Cagney update for Burnout Paradise on XBOX 360 is now available. Sign in to XBOX Live and load up the game. You will first be asked to update the game. When the update has been applied and the game has loaded you will be asked to download another update. This update is 381.01 MB and includes all the new goodies we all have been waiting for.


New featured Article: Nero Angelo's Guide to Maintaining Speed

There has been a lot of talk about Burnout Paradise lately but today we have a new featured article called Nero Angelo's Guide to Maintaining Speed written by One Incognito explaining how to maintain your speed in Burnout Revenge. The online community in Burnout Revenge is still very active and lots of BurnoutAholics are regularly hosting races.  

Burnout Revenge


Happy Cagney day to all PS3 owners

Criterion Games announces that its latest and most ambitious downloadable update for Burnout Paradise software is now live on Playstation 3.

To access the update, simply switch on your Playstation 3 with the Burnout Paradise disk in it and accept the update to 1.30 instruction.

This is the first major new content in the "Year of Paradise". The next major update, codenamed Davis, will be available around the end of August and will bring a Burnout first - motorcycles! Plus day / night gameplay, weather and much, much more.

360 XBox owners will have to wait another 14 days for the Cagney update as it did not pass the tests at Microsoft.


Cagney denied on the XBox 360!

Tonight Criterion Games announced that the Cagney update will be delayed for the XBOX 360.

When the update was going through the final test phase at Microsoft a few new bugs were discovered and the Cagney update will be delayed until these issues are resolved.  The projected release date for Cagney for the XBOX 360 is now the 24th July.

As far as we know the PS3 version of Cagney will not be affected by this delay and is still due for release on the 10th July.

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Eastwood and then what?

The Eastwood update will include "the Island" which will extend Paradise City with new areas to play in. The island will be accessible via a bridge close to the parking garage at Angus Warf. The update will probably include new game play modes, new billboards, smashes, super jumps and challenges. When the island was first announced Criterion Games stated that the Island would be a free extension.

Burnout Paradise - The Island


The Year of Paradise

Cagney is the second free update for Burnout Paradise in the "Year of Paradise". The update is currently in submission for certification in Microsoft and it has already been approved by Sony Europe.

Cagney includes 3 new online game modes, 70 new timed challenges, improved ranked racing and lots of bug fixes and improvements.

Below we have compiled a list of videos describing the major changes in the Cagney update (right click to save).


Burnout Paradise on the PC

Todays big announcement was  that Burnout Paradise is coming to the PC! Wooohooo!

"Criterion Games, a studio of Electronics Arts today announced that the awardwinning driving game Burnout™ Paradise is being rebuilt specifically for the PC. Burnout Paradise will be the first Burnout title ever made for the PC, customized with expanded multiplayer, enhanced online features, and community driven content.

Originally released for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, Burnout Paradise delivers an openworld environment built for intense speed, excitement and exploration and sets a new standard in the seamless transition from singleplayer offline to social online gameplay.

BurnoutAholics: 1 year anniversary!

On the 1st of May 2007 as we know it today opened its doors to the public. As some of you might know the site has actually been around since July 2006 but the first 10 months was used to try out various ideas and technology for the site.

To celebrate our 1 year anniversary we decided to have a birthday party. We invited some of our most active members to the BurnoutAholics HQ in Margate, UK.

Margate Main Sands

BurnoutAholics Dominator representative Jasman traveled all the way from Norway to take part in the celebrations.


Motorbikes in Paradise City

In todays Live podcast Alex Ward announced that they will add motorbikes to Burnout Paradise.  It looks like motorbikes will be included in the Davis update which is scheduled for August 2008.

Here is the announcement from Criterion Games:

"This is the biggest news in Burnout history!

For the first time, we'll let you loose in a Burnout game on motorbikes!

And because we're dedicated to bringing you game-changing new Burnout Paradise content all year, bikes will feature their own game modes, challenges and even some new locations tailored to fit their unique performance and handing characteristics.

The other big news relating to bikes is that we've introduced night-time to Burnout Paradise for the first time.


Bogart is dropping frames

Have you noticed that Burnout Paradise has gotten a bit jerky after the Bogart update was applied on the XBox 360? Here is what the Burnout Team has to say about it:

"We're aware there are some framerate issues with yesterday's Bogart update on some Xbox 360s.

This relates specifically to the frame rate in streaming zones and does not seem to be an issue on all machines.

Thanks to everyone for all the feeedback on the forums.

We're doing everything we can to resolve this as quickly as possible and will post further info on a solution as soon as we have it."



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