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These New Burnout Paradise Cars Are Toying With You

Toy cars come to Paradise in 2009.

I can't wait to see how these things wreck.
Criterion's Friday announcements continue with the announcement of another new vehicle pack for 2009--Toy Cars.

This nine-car pack will feature redesigned, toy-like versions of cars from the Burnout series, such as the Carson GT Concept P12, the Kreiger Racing WTR, the Hunter Takedown 4x4, and the Hunter Manhattan.

This announcement is labelled as "week 3 of our 6 week Burnout Paradise blow-out!" So expect more new Burnout stuff next Friday.

I guess this leads me to a question, so I'll go ahead and ask it. After a full year of free downloadable content for Burnout Paradise, are you still interested enough in the game to start paying for things in 2009?
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Posted by Jeff
I can't wait to see how these things wreck.
Criterion's Friday announcements continue with the announcement of another new vehicle pack for 2009--Toy Cars.

This nine-car pack will feature redesigned, toy-like versions of cars from the Burnout series, such as the Carson GT Concept P12, the Kreiger Racing WTR, the Hunter Takedown 4x4, and the Hunter Manhattan.

This announcement is labelled as "week 3 of our 6 week Burnout Paradise blow-out!" So expect more new Burnout stuff next Friday.

I guess this leads me to a question, so I'll go ahead and ask it. After a full year of free downloadable content for Burnout Paradise, are you still interested enough in the game to start paying for things in 2009?
Posted by Drebin_893

No.

Posted by Andrwmorph

Vroooom! Vrooooooooooooooooom!

Posted by TheGamerFix

hell yeah, I'd gladly go backto playing bunout around february.

Posted by VASK0

Nope. I bought the game just a couple months ago and I already don't care! GEARS 2!!!

Posted by dangerdoom

Depending on what some of the other downloadable content is. I still haven't 1000/1000 the game yet so, anything that gets me back into it is welcome.

Posted by LifeByDegrees

Are the cars going to be significantly smaller than their non-toy equivalents?

Posted by TheVoodooChild

depends on the price, but most likely yeah, i'd be into it.

Posted by BrainSpecialist

BEEP BEEP

Posted by zig

Yeah I'm pretty much over Burnout Paradise, sorry Criterion.  It's a great game, I bought it twice, the year of paradise was awesome, played the game probably a hundred hours.  But.. I'm bored of that map/road layout.  Wasn't that crazy about it in the first place really, but the other elements of the game made up for it.  NEXT

Posted by Milkman

This is definitely cool enough for me to pay for.

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Posted by darkjester74

I sold my copy of Burnout Paradise and now I'm kinda sorry I did.  Might have to pick up a used copy next year and check this stuff out!

Posted by Media_Master

If it can be for free, then why can it not stay free?!!

Posted by SpinCookie

The dalorian (spelling) is coming in another update, I'd pay for that.

IGN readers were speculating that the other cars that come with that back to the future car are:

The Ecto 1 from ghost busters
The car from night rider
and the dukes of hazard car

Pretty rad.
Posted by Torb

Um, sounds like someone is more interested in milking an OK game rather than actually putting the effort into making a new one...

Posted by RHCPfan24

I don't know if I am going to pay for this stuff, but it all looks great.  The DeLorean looks awesome.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Absolutely. After all the awesome free stuff they've done, I'd gladly pay for some new paid stuff.

Posted by mjwickstrom1

I'll probably buy the Party Pack, but the Legendary and Toy Car Packs seem like a waste of money to me.

Posted by raikoh05

All depends on the new island, and whether or not they add enough new game to play along with these new cars.

Posted by Badam

I would pay for new content. I beat that game.

Posted by Angularbanjo

I'm down.

Posted by Sharpshooter

Its some interesting stuff. So maybe?

Posted by Destroyeron

The Challenger looks squished.

Posted by AaronBelfast

I just want a new Burnout. I'm not a fan of DLC, unless it's free (love you Criterion)

Posted by marbig

They give that much free stuff, they deserve something for their hard work. I'll buy it all.

Posted by marbig

They give that much free stuff, they deserve something for their hard work. I'll buy it all.

Posted by Kraznor

To some extent, I never really got way into the game when it was released but the proposition of driving around in what is essentially the Delorean is mad tempting. May well get back into it when this year's gaming season has died down a bit.

Posted by DJ_Lae

How about a new Burnout game instead? You can only shovel out DLC for so long.

Posted by get2sammyb

I'll buy this new stuff. It sounds fun.

Posted by Jezzasaurus

Absolutely.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

I'm not too interested in this but I'll likely buy anyway to support Criterion. They've done such a superb job with Burnout Paradise I feel kind of guilty only paying $60 for it.

Posted by krazedkaoz

new areas to race maybe. new cars no.

Posted by P_Pigly_Hogswine

If it's substantial content like whole new levels, then yes, I'll pay for things like that. If it's just things like a new weapon, new car or skins, then no I won't buy those. A lot of this stuff is just cosmetic anyway.

Posted by Derios

Well i just picked this up at blockbuster for $15, and i'm feeling pretty good. Haven't touched it yet but i will.

Edited by Nintendude

I think I would have been ready to pay for the bikes+day/night update if it wouldn't have been free. New cars just isn't enough to get me back to the game let alone pay for those. If they give me something new which makes the whole game feel different again, I might pay for it. Hmm, actually just an update which would make the map bigger with new streets and challenges would get me to buy it, especially if there would be a new challenge type added ^^

Posted by mordamir

Most likely no

Posted by OneEyedNinja7

weird

Edited by Cubical

When Burnout Paradise  came out i really hated all the changes and just didn't buy it.  I got all the other Burnout games but dont  own " Burnout Paradise"  . But now that they added all this stuff I might go buy the new boxed  version in feb.

Stuff like toy cars and hovering back to the future look alikes  is to hard to ignore and they are adding a restart race the #1 thing that pissed me off. I hated having to drive all the god damn way back every single time I don't have that kind of time to waste.


So yes interested since I have not played that much of it.  What I did play of  it  I cared as much about it as i did  Burnout 1, and that is like not that much I did not add burnout to my trfecta of top 3 race games next to wipeout and f-zero until burnout 2.


SO what happens when you crash the toy car into a full sized car  does it get made into a pancake under the tires?

Posted by dsplayer1010
SpinCookie said:
"The dalorian (spelling) is coming in another update, I'd pay for that.
IGN readers were speculating that the other cars that come with that back to the future car are:

The Ecto 1 from ghost busters
The car from night rider
and the dukes of hazard car

Pretty rad.
"
The Ecto 1 would freaking amazing!
Posted by am_dragon
Posted by Alexander

I couldn't see myself putting down money for new DLC at this point.

Posted by StarFoxA

I haven't picked up the game yet, but I rented it and it seemed fun. I might buy a used copy.

Posted by ManMadeGod
After a full year of free downloadable content for Burnout Paradise, are you still interested enough in the game to start paying for things in 2009?

All the free downloads have made me interested in Burnout, a game I just never got around to picking up. Since I shall be buying it soon then sure, I'll download some new stuff in 2009 (that island they are adding sounds amazing).
Posted by cikame

played the demo, although the idea of all the free additions they've made is interesting, there's nothing to do in the game except crash and i got bored of that in minutes.
granted, i don't know what you could do to the game to make it any more interesting to people like me so its not really their fault, its a dilema and i wish people would stop talking about burnout paradise so i'll never have to see it again.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

Is the restart button coming? It is? Wow, then the answer is yes! :)

I'll pay for cool cars and everything. I just need a non-frustrating way to play with them.

Posted by Psynapse

No, too many other games coming out to pay for new content... on the other hand.. if gears2 came out with paid content, i'd surely get that... maybe i just don't like burnout paradise anymore... perhaps it was just the constant crashing... (oh no... i just suck at games...)

Posted by StaticFalconar

makes me want to rerent the game. and if the downloadable content is less than say 10 bucks Id pay it with my rented game..

Posted by KingBroly

I'm going to get the Legendary Car Pack.  This however...not so much.