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Burnout Paradise Trophy Update Now Available

I've got good news and I've got bad news...

Do I really want to unlock all of those cars all over again just for trophies? Sigh... yes.
Burnout Paradise version 1.5 has been released as an automatic update over the PlayStation Network today. This is the update that will bring trophy support to the game.

Unfortunately, Criterion's attempts to get the game to retroactively award trophies have been met with failure. Players will have to start a new game with a new save to earn the trophies. Paradise was originally to have been the first game to retroactively award trophies to players.

Here's what Criterion had to say about all this...

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.

Also, it looks like the update might not be live in every territory just yet. Despite showing up as a message in the in-game news board, it's not currently downloading a patch when I fire it up. So your mileage may vary.

Criterion's site has a full list of all the trophies.
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Posted by Jeff
Do I really want to unlock all of those cars all over again just for trophies? Sigh... yes.
Burnout Paradise version 1.5 has been released as an automatic update over the PlayStation Network today. This is the update that will bring trophy support to the game.

Unfortunately, Criterion's attempts to get the game to retroactively award trophies have been met with failure. Players will have to start a new game with a new save to earn the trophies. Paradise was originally to have been the first game to retroactively award trophies to players.

Here's what Criterion had to say about all this...

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.

Also, it looks like the update might not be live in every territory just yet. Despite showing up as a message in the in-game news board, it's not currently downloading a patch when I fire it up. So your mileage may vary.

Criterion's site has a full list of all the trophies.
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Posted by Kevan

>: (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( do NOT want to do all of that again jeez

Posted by Yossarian

Glad I did not put too much time in after I lost my first save.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Trophies=Epic Fail from Sony. But I guess better late than never.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Yeah i gotta say...i was excited for Playstation Trophies when they were announced, but after disappoinment after disappointment, and after this last straw, Trophies do = Fail

Its a real shame cus theres no way im starting Paradise again after sinking as many hours unlocking everything as i have (still havent unlocked everything) but kudos to Criterion for trying!

Posted by killdave

One day I might want to play games on my Bluray player !
Still feels like gaming was an after thought for the PS3

Posted by HairyToeKnuckles

It is not hard winning the events in BP. I deleted my save after months of completion for the trophies.

With trophies so easy to get in BP, it will be nice when HOME launches and my room has tons of trophies.

My son will be upset when he gets home from Kindergarten and sees I deleted the save with all the cars, but I will get them back quickly. The trophies are so easy, he might even accidentally unlock some when he is just driving around. heh

Posted by Kevan

Hard is not really the issue as much as it is a time eater. But i have it so i guess i might as well do it.

Posted by KingOfIceland

Who's "mamboozo"?

Posted by AaronBelfast

I shall play this game once I download Wipeout.

Posted by Drebin_893

I downloaded it, and I am sure as hell not starting this game again.
Ironically I started playing it again when they said it was going to be retro-active so I'd get lots of trophies. Eventually I got about 97%. So after playing alot of that great game I'm told I would have been better off not playing it. Not happy.

Posted by zig

That's kinda lame.  It didn't seem like a "maybe" thing when they first talked about trophies being unlocked retroactively.

Personally I don't care about collecting trophies and I've been waiting for the PSN release anyway but.. I feel for people who got screwed by Criterion's lies.

Posted by dankempster

I second KingOfIceland's question - who is mamboozo?

WE DEMAND ANSWERS!

Posted by Old_Snake864

well criterion along with their false promise have dorve my away from this game. I should like already have the platium lol there's no way im playing this entire game again uncharted wasnt bad coz that was short this is just a joke though booooo :(

Posted by albedos_shadow

I have the 360 version anyway, but fuck that.

Posted by wtuo

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Well, at least they got trophies in I guess! I suppose if anyone was going to be able to get this retroactive trophy thing working it'd be Criterion or Sony!

Even though I just sank about 20 hours into this about 3 weeks ago, I'm actually not mad to play it again, just like I wasn't for Uncharted. I can always find time for awesome games...

Posted by Sharpshooter

I like that they tryed to make them retroactive. Still sucks that they couldn't but I suppose we can't have everything.

Posted by RobDaFunk
mamboozo?? did Jeff get locked out of his account?? ;)
Posted by xil3

SON OF A BITTTTCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!

And I've been doing tons of work getting all the cars and events in the hope that when the update comes out, I would have already gotten trophies for those things.
This is the worst way this could have turned out.

I don't wanna start a brand new game.!!!

Posted by Sanj

It's only "fail" for the older games. But guess what? Let me tell you a little secret that may shock you....

THERE WILL BE NEW GAMES WITH TROPHY SUPPORT.  I know, crazy isn't it?

Posted by Ebisch

With all that Criterion was able to do with the whole no loading, jumping straight into online, and all the mad crazy tech they make; they can't figure out how to link the burnout awards to trophies?  This whole retroactive trophy buisness is a total joke.

Posted by StaticFalconar

well then its a good thing that I don't mind going thorugh all that carp again cuase the game is damn freaking good. But the only thing I do mind going through again is the multiplayer stuff. I mean who the fuck is gonna do all that shit again(as a team)?

Posted by NarcolepticBat

i like trophies better than achievements. idk y but i just lik em more

Posted by Death_Burnout

No, i know, Trophies are the "future" they will eventually be in most games, but it doesnt hide the fact that this sort of thing should of been there from the start, not nearly 2 years in

Posted by PLWolf

Doesn't matter, I had to start over when I changed IDs a few weeks back. I'll start over again today when I download the PSN version of the game.

Posted by Media_Master

o well

Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer

who the hell is mamboozo?

Posted by dtran1212

I don't really care much for trophies. i mean, i don't know what the point of it is other than just bragging rights to all of your friends and other players. Its not like if you have certain amount of trophies you can download something off of the PSN for free that usually cost money, if this was one of the perks for getting a lot of trophies, then i'll be more interested in it. but as of now....eehhh....

Posted by Caddy

Ah, that would be pretty annoying if I had the PS3 version and wanted trophies. But hey, at least the game is good enough to justify it.

Posted by Driam

So who's this mamboozo clown? One of the interns?

Posted by Kohe321

Huh that kinda sucks. Who is mamboozo anyways?

Posted by Gregomasta

I DEMAND TO KNOW THE IDENTITY OF MAMBOOZO?          is it brad?

Posted by animateria

Not worth a replay... At least not yet.

I've got bigger and newer fish to fry in the coming months!

Also this whole achievement thing is something I'm gonna stay away from...

Not because its dumb... (well maybe it is). But if I get into that stuff I'm gonna spiral into another addiction.

Posted by kratos

So the people that made trophys were right about not going back.

Posted by Red

Ya know what I like about trophies? How whenever a game gets patched, I haven't played it yet.

I'm downloading Burnout Paradise on PSN right now.


Oh and there are probably some Bike Trophies you could get easily if you want.

Posted by dtran1212

Mamboozo is Rich Gallup

Posted by FCKSNAP

I honestly don't care for trophies, but it's kinda funny when I just start unlocking a bunch of them for seemingly no reason. Like, just now, I was playing WipeoutHD and I got two in a row for doing a Barrel Roll and getting my first Gold in a race.

Posted by Smallville123

Thats kinda gay......i have way to much time invested in that game to start over.....

Posted by Jason_Miami

Figured it wouldn't work out. Oh well, it's a good excuse to start over when I'm bored of everything else.

Posted by ocdog45

what if i jsut keep playing and get the trophies i can get with that save. then when im done play for the easy ones you can get.

Posted by Junpei

I guess lucky for me that I just picked the game up about a month ago and haven't gotten to far into it. While it does suck that they aren't retroactive, it isn't gonna be a huge issue after this christmas season I have a feeling since everyone will be playing the newer stuff more at any rate.

Posted by FinalBoss

This is a major disapointment. Burnout Paradise is one of my favorite games and I was plannning on getting most of the trophies.

But Burnout Paradise is not like Uncharted where you could  just start the game over because the game was so short. I have gotten so far in BP that the thought of having to start over is mind boggaling. Especially when you have to erase everything you have already done, it would have all been a waste!

But ill give it to Criterion for trying, but man this bites.

Posted by TheVilrak

Hmmm do I fancy sinking another 47h into completing this game? NO.   To have put that much time into a game expecting all those lovely trophies, and then be told I can't have the trophies after all plus I have to do it all again...well it's like a hard kick to the nutts.

Posted by Replica23

At first I was angry (mostly because Criterion continued to insist trophies would be retroactive), and I'm still disappointed, but the trophies really aren't hard. You can get a bronze just for competing (not completing) an online Stunt Run or Marked Man. Quick and easy. The only real bad part is needing to do the licenses over again if you want the trophies for them. Those are the only time consuming ones and the rest can be done fairly quick.

Even so I began to complete each car license again and notice the number of events required to obtain the next level (unless my memory is shot) has been reduced. You only need to win 40 events to get your Burnout license, which is a substantial amount less than I remember it being the first time I did it. Veterans of BP should be able to get all the trophies in less than 15 hours. Maybe the easy trophies and reduced number of events needed per license is Criterion's way of saying sorry...
Posted by TwoOneFive

guess im not getting any trophies in THAT game pfft

Posted by lemec78

Why the hell would I want trophies for my blue ray player?

Posted by JackSukeru

This is just like with "Uncharted".  That is, I didn't actually play Uncharted until there was thophy support. Now I haven't played this game yet either so it feels good to know that if I do end up getting it, I'll get throphies to :)

Posted by Tebbit

@lemec78


because its the only blu-ray player on the market that has trophy support? Thats like buying a car and not using the doors!
Posted by Erdie

Not a big deal.  Obviously, I expect any game starting development now to have trophies.  Consider any trophy attention given to games in development or those already released a nice little gift.  Though I'm guessing most of the people spewing bile are those that limit themselves to one console manufacturer for whatever reason.

Posted by Eriktion

Whatever!
We have all just been given the best excuse to replay one of the best games on the PS3.
Besides, trophies are for bragging rights only, as far as I am concerned. What better bragging line than "Hell yeah I played the whole thing from start -AGAIN! - I'm HARDCORE, FOOL!!!"

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