Operation Burnout Version 6 Is Here!
I'd like to welcome everyone to the new look Operation Burnout! As you can see, the site and the forums have gone through a small makeover. The site software has also been through an upgrade so hopefully the site will now be much more secure and stable
There may be a couple of bugs to iron out so if you come across one, get in touch through our contact form. Also, feel free to let me know what you think of the site in this topic.
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Cops & Robbers Released
The Update is 176MB and may be obtained by starting Burnout Paradise while signed in to The Playstation Network of Xbox Live. The update is free of charge, but access to the Cops & Robbers pack is not.
According to Criterion, the following issues have been addressed with the Version 1.8 update:
Game freezing on the start line of an online ranked race
We had a number of reports about this though we have had difficulty reproducing it in-house. However, we did find one possible issue which we have now fixed and we very much hope this fixes the issue some players have been reporting. We're monitoring the situation and will make improvements where we can.
Not being able to select purchased vehicles in the Junkyard
In the majority of cases we found the cause of this was that people had purchased the vehicles but not downloaded AND installed them.Correctly downloading and installing the vehicles fixed the issue. However there was a rare bug seen with a handful of customers who achieved their Elite license during a specific period of time last year which meant that some of the vehicles had indeed disappeared. We have now fixed this issue and that fix appears in the new update.
Smashes and billboards resetting after playing the Party Mode
This was a problem that occasionally happened when you started a Party then re-entered Paradise City. They weren't actually reset. When you restarted the game everything was back to normal. However, it was annoying and we are pleased to say it has now been fixed.
As reported earlier, the prices for the Cops & Robbers Pack are as follows:
£7.99 in the UK.
€9.99 in Europe.
$9.99 in the US.
800 MS points on Xbox 360.
New Images of the Island & Cops & Robbers
Thanks again to S-J for all his hard work!
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Burnout PC Car Packs Go Live
The Legendary Cars Pack, Toy Cars Pack & Boost Specials can now be purchased after updating the Burnout software through EA's Download Manager.
It is not known at this time if the updates are currently available on Steam, but it is expected to go live sometime today.
We will keep you posted as information becomes available.
CrashTVJez on Twitter
Installation Guide at Operation Burnout
Burnout PC Updates Coming Soon
CrashTVJez has stated that the "Car Packs" will probably be released on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. During the past few months, the console editions of Paradise have enjoyed paid content such as the Legendary Cars pack, The Toy Cars pack and the Boost Specials pack. It is unclear if all the downloadable content that is currently available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 editions of the game will be included in this forthcoming update.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
CrashTVJez on Twitter
Feeling Burnout in the Workplace?
Were looking for artists with plenty of experience, so if you dont know the meaning of terms like vertex, lod or mipmap, then unfortunately this opportunity wont be for you.
Youll need to have an excellent knowledge of both 2D and 3D art creation, strong Photoshop and Maya modelling and texturing skills and a passion for games. You'll need to know what makes not just a great game, but a Criterion game.
If you think youre up to the challenge, then head on over to www.jobs.ea.com and get in touch. Send a full CV and plenty of examples of your best low-polygon work, experience of working on driving games is a definite plus.
Jobs at EA
Boost Specials Released in Paradise
The Boost Specials have been released for Burnout Paradise. The Hawker Mech, which can switch between speed, stunt and aggression boost and the Extreme Hot Rod, which features a locked boost can now be purchased on Xbox Live or the Playstation Network at the following prices:
Burnout Paradise Boost Specials Collection
$7.99 / €7.99 / £5.99 / 640 MS
Carson Extreme Hot Rod
$4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 400 MS
Montgomery Hawker Mech
$4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 400 MS
The Boost Specials may not be currently available on the Playstation Network, depending on when your region has its store content updated.
Extreme Hot Rod Trailer
Hawker Mech Trailer
The Criterion Games Network
Boost Specials Available March 12th, 2009
It has been announced by Criterion Games' Matt Webster that the Boost Specials will be released on Thursday, March 12th 2009 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The Boost Specials include the Extreme Hot Rod, which features a locked boost and the Hawker Mech which features a switchable boost.
Pricing for the cars have not been announced. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Matt Webster's Twitter Page
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