263w ago - Today, we're announcing the incredible new Carson Extreme Hotrod.
We'll be back in the New Year with all the details on this powerhouse racer, but for now we're keeping it under wraps.
We could tell you that it's the fastest car in Paradise City - a stripped down, ultra low, overpowered straight line monster.
We could talk about its roots in American Rat Rod culture and it's wildly exaggerated Hot Rod features, based on a '20s Roadster.
We could explain that we've rewired Burnout's vehicle dynamics system, so it handles more intuitively and drifts more realistically than any other car.
We could reveal that it's the first of a pack of 2 cars designed to re-imagine Burnout Boost. Which explains the blue exhaust flames.
We could do all that, but we don't want to give away too much. For now, all you really need to know is that this car will give you the ride of your life and in early 2009 you will NEED to own it.
The Carson Extreme Hotrod. Light the touch paper and hang on for dear life.
We'll be back with movies, screens, more info and interviews with the creators on this and the "other" boost car that will be available to buy as part of our Burnout™ Paradise Boost Specials Pack in 2009.
264w ago - The Toys are Back Town! It's Week 3 of our 6 week Burnout Paradise 2009 blow-out! If you missed out our last exciting announcements, you can see them all here, in our Coming Soon area.
This week, we're showing the Burnout cars as you've never imagined them - Toy cars are taking over Paradise City.
Below is a screenshot to get you in the mood.
Regular Burnout fans will recognise 5 Paradise City classics - the Carson GT Concept P12, the Kreiger Racing WTR, the Hunter Takedown 4x4 and the Hunter Manhatten, but there are 9 awesome vehicles in this range.
We promised we'd take you into uncharted territory! In 2009, Burnout Paradise is taking a journey into the unknown. If you want to join us, just pick up a copy of Burnout Paradise on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, take it online and take you pick from the year's downloadable packs.
We'll be releasing these Special Edition Burnout Collectibles in '09.
265w ago - Courtesy of marketwire via YouTube, below is a video and related Press Release as the ESRB announces rating summaries, a new source of information for parents about video game content.
Press Release: ESRB Announces New Video Game Rating Summaries
New Resource Provides Parents With More Detailed Information on Game Content Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season
The ESRB announces rating summaries, a new source of information for parents about video game content.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which assigns age and content ratings for computer and video games, today announced the availability of "rating summaries," a new, supplementary source of information about game content that parents can use when considering which games to purchase for their children this holiday season and beyond.
The new rating summaries will be accessible when searching for rating information via the ESRB website at www.esrb.org, its rating search widget (http://www.esrb.org/widget), and a new mobile website at http://m.esrb.org.
"Research shows that the vast majority of parents who purchase games for their kids are aware of and regularly check ESRB ratings,...
265w ago - I don't know about anyone else, but I've been holding onto two copies of Persona 3 for quite some time now. The original came in this nice box with an art book, and then FES came out and I just couldn't bring myself to give up to original. So there you go.
Will the same thing happen? Atlus says no.
"We are today able to announce that at no point in the future will we announce the release of a "FES" version of Persona 4," said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The very finest, most definitive version of Persona 4 will be the one released on December 9, 2008."
Now if only we could convince them to quit letting places like amazon release awesome pre-order junk, I will be extremely happy. I want my tele-teddy darn it!
Press Release: Atlus Announces That There Will Only Be One (Very Awesome) Version of Persona 4
Unprecedented announcement-of-no-announcement shocks industry
IRVINE, Calif. - November 6, 2008 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today announced to eager fans awaiting the release of the upcoming RPG epic Persona 4 that there will in fact be no enhanced or expanded version of the game released, as was the case with the game's predecessor, Persona 3.
"We are today able to announce that at no point in the future will we announce the...
265w ago - Courtesy of Criterion Games, here's this week's big announcement! To quote:
We're talking Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars.
This year, we've introduced some of the most incredible vehicles yet seen in a Burnout game. Our FREE Cagney pack brought you the crazy Steel Oval Racer and the Hippie Wagon, and the FREE Bikes Pack brought motorcycles to Paradise City for the first time ever.
In 2009, we're taking Burnout vehicles to the next level with some truly unbelievable new vehicles. First up - The Jansen 88 Special.
This classic 1980's styled silver sports car is based on the fan-favourite Jansen P12, but we've made a few interesting modifications.
Fill the gauge and hit boost to trigger burning flame trails from your back wheels. The 88 Special's fast, manoeuvrable and great in the air.
In fact, if you want to take off, this is just the car for you. Hit L3 to switch to hover mode - the wheels retract and the car takes off and hovers through Paradise City at head height.
Seriously. It hovers.
This is the first of 4 cars that we're making available as part of a wealth of new downloadable content for Burnout Paradise. They're available to buy individually or discounted, if you pick up the whole set. In...