Criterion recently debuted four cars as paid DLC for "Burnout Paradise," including one that EA says has good reason to cost $2 more than the rest. Read More...

I drove back into "Burnout Paradise" last night, but refused to try one of the game's new features. Read More...

"Burnout" is fantastic, but "Burnout Paradise" left out something that was a deal breaker for me, but in today's patch, Criterion Games' fixed it, prompting me to finally buy "Burnout Paradise." Read More...

One year ago, EA released "Burnout: Paradise." How does the game hold up one year later? Read More...

Florida TruckAn unusual truck that is designed to encourage people to vacation in Ft. Lauderdale has been encircling frigid Times Square. I want it in "Burnout: Paradise." Read More...

I spent a half hour driving through the virtual city of "Burnout Paradise" this morning, trying to find the widely publicized Barack Obama campaign ad that a member of the Rooster Teeth website spotted nine days ago.

I failed to find Obama, because I was playing "Burnout Paradise" on my PlayStation 3.

The Democratic Presidential candidate is only confirmed to be advertising in the game via a deal with Microsoft-owned ad firm Massive, on the Xbox 360, according to GameSpot. Nothing like that seems to be in effect on Sony's home console.

On the PS3, we've got ads for Burger King, Slingbox and Comp USA. Obama? He's not there.

So what product is being advertised in the PS3 version of Paradise City on the billboard that's running Obama on the 360? Take a look: Read More...

Insert a copy of "Burnout Paradise" into an Xbox 360*

Make sure you're living in a battleground state. (States listed in second paragraph here)

Then drive at the location marked in the map below to see the Obama ad that everyone's talking about.

'Burnout Paradise' Location Of Obama Billboard

*This doesn't work in the PlayStation 3 version, which is running a fake ad in Obama's place.

'Burnout Paradise'"Burnout Paradise" was released for the PlayStation 3's PSN service this week, making it the first game originally offered on Blu-Ray to be issued for download.

After doing some testing, Multiplayer has determined some facts that owners of different versions of the game should know:

1) The downloadable version is only 3.3 GB, including the add-on content, which means that a pre-installed (and presumably compressed) "Burnout Paradise" wouldn't even come close to filling up a standard DVD, let alone a 25 GB Blu-Ray. It's no shocker that the game isn't, say, 10GB, because it had to have been designed to be small enough to fit on a DVD. The neat thing is that, thanks to being able to see the file sizes of content available on PSN, we now know exactly how big "Burnout Paradise" really is. Read More...

'Burnout: Paradise'

Surprising news out of EA: "Burnout Paradise," the well-received January-launched racing game from Criterion is going to be fully downloadable on the PS3 for $29.99 this fall, with Trophy support and all download packs included.

As best I can tell, this makes "Burnout Paradise":

  • The first disc-based game of this generation to be released as a downloadable one later in the same year it was released in stores ("Warhawk" doesn't count. "Portal," coming to XBLA, almost fit the bill too.)
  • The first open-world game to be offered as a downloadable title on consoles, a sign of the sheer size of games now being issued via the Internet.
  • The first third-party, multi-platform disc-based title of this generation to be announced as downloadable for only one console. (A new front in the battle for third-party exclusives?)

All things to chew on. Now think about the implications for store-bought games and how this combats the urge to buy a used copy of "Burnout Paradise" at your local GameStop...

Full EA press release follows:

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Motorcycles In 'Burnout Paradise'

At an Electronic Arts event in New York yesterday I got my first chance to ride a motorcycle in "Burnout Paradise." What I sampled is the hit racing game's second major free update, formerly called Davis, but now called Burnout Bikes. It's slated for release in the next couple of months.

But how in the world do motorcycles work in the T-rated crash-heavy realm of "Burnout"?

First of all, don't expect motorcycles to be smashed to bits. Read More...

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