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Burnout Paradise Speeding Onto PSN This Fall

Could this be the start of a new trend involving more digital downloads of full titles? Some analysts actually believe the entire industry will go downloadable within the next 5-10 years, so perhaps this is the start of that...

There are already several full games available for download on the PlayStation Store, but they're all online-oriented (Warhawk, the upcoming SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation), big demos (Gran Turismo 5: Prologue), or small, arcade-style titles (flOw, Bionic Commando Rearmed, etc.). But what about games that are already on store shelves? According to GameSpot, Criterion Games has revealed that Burnout Paradise will make its way to the PSN in downloadable form this fall. It'll cost you half what it costs in the brick and mortar stores ($29.99), and will feature "all of the free updates that Criterion has released throughout the year." This should also include the motorcycles that are coming with a free update next month.

As far as we know, this is the exact same game (with all the current updates) for half the price. We're not sure if other companies have a mind to do this, but it might not be much longer before you have an option of disc or download for many video games out there. It's a brave new world.

Related Game(s): Burnout Paradise

8/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

firehahahahaha
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:17:57 AM
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The download thing is cool and all and I can see it being a big help for the PS3, but I'll always prefer to buy the disk over anything else

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Qubex
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 9:27:06 PM

This will create seismic shifts in the current brick and mortar retail business model. We already knew (from the rumours abounding) that PS4 was likely to be an internet based only console delivering all entertainment needs via download, including of course the games. This is another step forward toward that ultimate goal.

The problem I see now is, that all I have to do is wait 6 months or so and I get a game for half the price. Maybe gamers will wait now for games to be half price before buying. It will be interesting to see how PSN delivered software changes the dynamic of retail and associated sales channels.

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Xanavi23
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:20:40 AM
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Does it come with a Manual Transmission option ? No....then im not remotely interested ;)
Ohh and i can hate because i love Burnout 2 that HAD manual transmissions available.

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snglbck26
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:33:21 AM
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Half the price????? I'll be picking this one up.

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oliverrw
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:33:40 AM
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Burnout Paradise is now 29.99 in most "brick and mortar" stores.

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DcIronfist
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:08:03 PM
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I do like to have the disc and instruction manual that I rarely read.

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pavlovic
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:27:24 PM
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This is a great option. I was never convinced to get Paradise, and in Mexico is still about 80USD, so picking it up from the Store for 30 is a great deal.

I'm pretty sure I will be getting this as soons as it become available

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:20:40 PM
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I just wonder how much space this will require. I already have it and its definitly a great title to have in my collection, bring on the bikes!

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Skwidd
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 2:10:41 PM
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We forgetting Siren? Siren's the first full game to be downloadable.

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Troy Powers
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 2:37:07 PM
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I dunno. I like having a disk around for the larger games. At least, until I upgrade my hard drive.

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Cavan
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 5:03:26 PM
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Skwidd

warhawk was the first full game to be downloadable...

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shaydey77
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 7:42:24 PM
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yeah i prefer disks..i mean i love the feel of the case..the anticipation in the car on the way home wondering what its going to be like..not just click there goes my money..play now...but maybe dats just me!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 1:10:39 PM
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pulease =P warhawk wasn't a full game at all, multi only and hardly taking any space? something's wrong with that to be a 'full game' =)

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Skwidd
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 2:08:47 PM
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Warhawk would never be released on a stand alone disc because its not a "full enough" game to persuade the publisher to give it space on a shelf. Its only multiplayer. Siren is still a game that sells farily well as a next gen game and on a stand alone disc already in Japan. Its only available on PSN in N America.

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GuinnessGulper
Saturday, August 16, 2008 @ 6:45:57 PM
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I dont have enough room on my 60G unit to download another trailer video at this point, how on earth would one ever have enough room to keep even one or two of these large games on the HD?

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Digby
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 10:15:57 AM
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Just a heads up...You can already get it Brand New from Best Buy for 29.99. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=YMJIBOGJ0FH1ZKC4D3EFAHI?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

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