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Flying High In Paradise With Planes

This is going to fall firmly in the "WTF" file, which is getting thicker by the day in the video game industry.

Burnout has always been about mind-melting speed, general intensity, and legitimate "OH!" moments. Criterion has managed to make these games so entertaining by providing a slew of ridiculously fast cars, and recently, ridiculously fast motorcycles. Of course, the addition of the crotch rocket will grant gamers access to a whole new dimension of insanity, but believe it or not, the developers aren't yet satisfied. No, even motorcycles don't go fast enough...planes go faster. Yeah, that's right: planes. According to their official site, Criterion details their latest Cagney update, than says they've been "experimenting with planes" for Burnout Paradise, which is most bizarre but at the same time, also quite intriguing. Crash Mode in a plane? ...doesn't everything just disintegrate or liquefy or something?

Anyway, if they really do decide to make this move, we'll definitely tell you about it. It's one update that might actually get the curious to purchase Paradise, just to see how nutty the plane aspect will be. Stay tuned, brave drivers and prospective pilots.

Related Game(s): Burnout Paradise

7/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Bugzbunny109
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 11:17:05 AM
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If they do this, I will get burnout paradise

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 12:24:39 PM
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That's BS. There's no room for planes in paradise. They would also have no obstacles. They'd just fly over all of the buildings and take the shortest route to a destination.

Oh and I still feel bad about buying this game the day it came out. It wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be.

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Mista
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 12:31:17 PM
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I had Paradise the day it came out... played it for a decent while but something about it just wasn't Burnout. I repurchased Revenge on 360 and can say it's probably still my favorite. The online for paradise is sweet but the single player gets stale real quick. I might have to rent it again after this Cagney update to check out the motorcycles. This is one reason why I like MidNight Club so much. Ever since Club 2 the game got better and better, and yes Dub was a blur of awesomeness. I'm surprised they never brought it to the X360, but I have my copy of the next gen version mostly paid for already...not sure if I'm getting it on 360 or PS3 yet though. Was leaning toward 360 at first because of the online but might just go PS3 if it has Trophies. PSN is getting better online but they need to get more stable servers and damn voice chat across all games.

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 1:03:14 PM

mid night club sucked, sorry to say.

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Jed
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 3:43:38 PM
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I dont think motorcycles are coming with the cagney update

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 4:11:04 PM
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im rebuying this game if they get planes..

nuff said

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Mista
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 5:08:19 PM
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I don't know what Mid Night Club you played Bugz, but no other racing game really gets the whole open world driving right it seems. Underground 2 was blah, and Test Drive Unlimited single player sucks. The online was good and that's why Burn Out ripped off the entire online perspective it has for Paradise. The biggest reason Club seems to get it right is because it's made by the best open world game developers in the world, Rock Star.

Now I will agree the 1st game wasn't that good at all but Mid Night club 2 was the 1st to throw in motorcycles and did it right. Dub took it all to the next level and threw in customization to compete with the Need for Speed series and made the worlds bigger. I work at a game store and I sell a hell of ALOT more copies of Mid Night Club 3, than any of the Burn Out games. And the whole airplane thing I'm not too sure about all that in a racing game. If you wanna fly planes stick with the Ace Combat series, or wait until Hawx comes out which looks pretty damn good so far.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 6:14:16 PM

The problem with Midnight Club, Need For Speed, and almost all street racing games is that they take themselves way to seriously. They focus too much on being "cool" and the street racing "scene" and every character comes off like a douchebag (just like real street racers). Burnout says "here's a car. go blow some s*** up." I'm not that big a fan of Burnout in an open world but Criterion pulled it off pretty well I think.

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Bugzbunny109
Sunday, July 06, 2008 @ 12:18:03 PM

when I said midnight club sucked, i was reffering to DUB, that was one of the worst game that I ever laid my hands on. For some reason I just didn't feel comfortable playing that game.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 6:17:33 PM
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Best. Idea. Ever. Criterion is one of the greatest developers as far as giving fans value for their money. The retail game was definately worth 60 bones. Then Criterion continues to give us all these updates for free. I don't think allowing you to race with planes is a good idea but if i can smash a cessna into a grayhound I'll be more than happy with this thing.

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 6:23:43 PM
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While I do like Midnight Club it was OK to me and I would rather play Burnout.I also worked in a Gamestop for a while(had to quite wages wernt good enough even though I loved it) and will admit Club sold mor but (WARNING UP COMING COMMENT MIGHT ANGER A FEW) Clubs popularity and fan base is based of 1 thing and that is race.Many more Blacks bought it (Me being one of them lol)Because of all the old school cars you could pimp out and customize (Escalade on 24's with neon light=BALLIN!!!lol)..But overall in game design I prefer Burnout or even Test Drive.This is just my opinion dont get your feathers ruffled lol

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 6:28:58 PM

As a white boy can I say I think you're right without being a racist?

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Deleted User [Moderator]
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 7:24:35 PM

And you think his avatar is his real picture? Yeah right. Everyone here is a white and nerdy kid sitting in front of their computers all day.

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 6:30:45 PM
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Lol thank you I didnt want to be seen as 1 lol what do u think Ben

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Mista
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 7:10:38 PM
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I would probably say more blacks play Club because like you said... BALLIN!! But me myself living in a predominately white area of Ohio I still sell a sh** load of Dub Edition. And I'm black if ya didn't know.

All in all I enjoy all three series and rank the BurnOut games higher overall quality of the others but there is no denying Dub was a fun game, that's all I'm saying. BurnOut>MidNight>NFS.
Hot Pursuit 2 still owns all other NFS.

And on a last note the Club series games take themselves alot less serious than all the others, which is one reason why I think people enjoy them.

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Bugzbunny109
Sunday, July 06, 2008 @ 12:21:59 PM

I am black too, but i hate midnight club

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 7:56:32 PM
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Yea lol I fully agree that Hot Pursuit 2 was the most fun I ever had with racing.As for what matrix said I dont have time for negative remarks (Unless u were joking then its ok)








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Loogs
Saturday, July 05, 2008 @ 11:54:07 PM
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I can't agree ANYMORE with the idea that NFS: Hot Pursuit II was the f*cking best NFS made! Straight up racing (choice of cops, or no cops), tons of cars, gorgeous graphics and scenery, literally over 100 challenges (some with over 7 races for 1 challenge) not including unlocking all the extra cars, adrenaline pumping soundtrack with indie techno tracks (had to turn them on, didn't figure that out til like 6 months into the game), no BS whatsoever at any part in the game. Each track had multiple secrets, shortcuts, easter eggs, favorite jump spots and they took it to the highest degree; all tracks had one or more variations and all were playable in reverse. Manual trans was incredibly smooth and fun to master. I still play it to this day and is the only racing game where I've attempted to unlock everything TWICE. McLaren F1 and McLaren F1 NFS Edition YEAH BOY!!! No other racing game has been so quality entertainment.

Topping only Burnout Revenge (also thought Paradise left a bad taste), NFS: Hot Pursuit II is my favorite racing game to date. Hot Pursuit III anybody?

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Tatsujin
Sunday, July 06, 2008 @ 1:42:56 AM
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Planes you say huh... -Evil Smile-

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KidCallaway123
Sunday, July 06, 2008 @ 11:23:55 AM
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is the update with the motorcycles already available?? If yes where can we get it?

I imagine some kind of Road Rash styled game play... that would be AWESOME!!

As for the planes well I am sure it would definitely generate another level of fun without a doubt.

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Mista
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 6:09:31 PM
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From what I just saw the Cagney update will launch on July 10th... this Thursday. Gonna rent it again Friday and try out those bikes!

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