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11:45 AM on 02.26.2014

Burnout Paradise 'Legendary Cars Collection' free today

Criterion has made the Legendary Cars Collection DLC for Burnout Paradise free today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (in North America) in memory of actor, writer, and director Harold Ramis. The pack contains four vehicles all ...

Jordan Devore


10:30 AM on 01.03.2014

Criterion co-founders Ward and Sperry leave studio

"Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA," a spokesperson told Polygon this morning. Welp. I'd drop some joke about how they were burned out, but that's been taken already. Ward and Sperry co-founded Criterion Gam...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels

Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won'...

Allistair Pinsof

4:45 PM on 10.17.2012

Burnout and possibly Road Rash are in Criterion's future

Speaking to The Guardian, Need for Speed Most Wanted creative director Craig Sullivan divulged what many of us were hoping: "There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving. We will make another Burnout game at some p...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 03.19.2012

EA closing servers for a number of games

Electronic Arts is closing down the servers for a number of games, including a few that required paid online passes to activate. A representative told Beefjack that dwindling activity on the games is the reason, and that "les...

Jim Sterling



Preview: Burnout Crash! photo
Preview: Burnout Crash!
by John Speerbrecker

When we first heard about a new Burnout game, we had in our minds a brand new speed and ripped metal jaunt through some serene countryside and traffic-jammed cities. What we got is a game that is trying to capture the essence of the mechanical carnage and place it in a more accessible environment.

We had the opportunity the other day to get a little more hands on time with the party mode of Burnout Crash! and the premise is beginning to make more sense. You can look at this game like the way we play a pinball game. You have a bunch of set pieces and your job is to connect those pieces using combos and multipliers to get the highest score possible.

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2:30 PM on 08.31.2011

$10 gets you Burnout Crash! on PSN or XBLA in September

Okay, now Burnout Crash! is starting to look more appealing. Spaceships? I had no idea. This is a good time, seeing as how the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade title was dated today. It's hitting PSN and XBLA on Tuesd...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 08.17.2011

Burnout Crash! trailer shows a meteor, tornado, and more

Here is a fresh look at Burnout Crash!, direct from the legion-esque FTP servers that are gamescom. I feel sorry for the virtual citizens of the game's town. Poor people never stood a chance. As much as I don't like being th...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 07.12.2011

Burnout Crash launches next month (jump to explode, etc.)

Burnout Crash was originally planned to release in the tail-end of this year, but has suddenly shot way ahead of its proposed launch window in order to come out next month. EA's motion-controlled, top-down, jumping-to-explode...

Jim Sterling



I don't know how to feel about Burnout Crash!  photo
I don't know how to feel about Burnout Crash!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Burnout has become such a well loved franchise to gamers that the mere mention of Burnout lights up people's faces. So needless to say, I was pretty damn excited to hear that a new Burnout game was in the works. That is up until EA actually showed off what Burnout Crash! is.

I got some hands-on time with Burnout Crash! at EA's Summer Showcase yesterday and even a day later, I'm still not sure if I actually liked or hated what I played.

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9:00 AM on 07.08.2011

Jump to explode: See Burnout Crash! in action

The first trailer for Burnout Crash! didn't show us much of anything, so thanks to MotoGamesTV, here's your first look. The footage looks to be taken from an Xbox 360 build of the game which is being played with Kinect. That...

Nick Chester





2:55 PM on 07.07.2011

Burnout Crash! coming to XBLA, PSN this fall (Update)

[Update: Added a trailer for the game which features no gameplay and answers absolutely no questions. The game's ESRB rating offered up more info a few months back. Did you know giant lobsters will be in this game? Sold!] El...

Nick Chester

11:20 AM on 05.06.2011

ESRB: Burnout Crash has cartoon violence and LOBSTERS!

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has published its summary of Burnout Crash, detailing the levels of "cartoon violence" that the game provides. The hottest part of this story? Lobster attacks! "This is an action game i...

Jim Sterling

11:00 PM on 04.13.2011

More details on Burnout Crash surface

Australia's Classification Board had previously outed Burnout Crash as a multiplatform title that's on the way. Upon being nudged by Joystiq to provide further insight, the following synopsis was given by the board. "An actio...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 04.02.2011

Ratings board outs 'Burnout Crash'

The Australian Classifications Board has rated an upcoming "multi platform" title for Electronic Arts, Burnout Crash.  The "multi platforms" in question appear to be Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to a software en...

Nick Chester

9:00 AM on 12.31.2010

Burnout Freestyle for Wii/DS was a thing, then canceled

[Update: Reader hatesyou points out, there was a Burnout title for the DS, called Burnout Legends. Oops! Sorry about the confusion.] The high-speed arcade racing franchise Burnout has found a home on nearly every platform ove...

Nick Chester