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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't be a Black or...


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 point," he says ...


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 "less than 1%" of E...


Preview: Burnout Crash!

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 mechani...


$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 Tuesday, September 2...


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 that guy, I'm goi...


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 game will be y...


I don't know how to feel about Burnout Crash!

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 actua...


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 much is obviou...


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!] Electronic Arts h...


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 in which players...


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 action arcade style ...


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 engineer's Linked...


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 over the years, bu...


Criterion's Need for Speed shown off today for first time

Just not to you.  Burnout developer Criterion has tweeted that it will be revealing its upcoming Need for Speed title today for the first time. Here's the catch -- it's being shown off internally at Electronic Arts, which means you ain...


Criterion isn't working on new Burnout Paradise DLC

As much as I hate being the messenger on this one, it's got to be said: Criterion Games is finished putting out post-launch content for Burnout Paradise. It's understandable if talk of the canned add-on ideas got you all fired up, but it's ...


Criterion teases Need for Speed title in 2010

Soon we’ll receive PR from Electronic Arts announcing that Burnout developer Criterion is working on a 2010-bound Need for Speed game. The blast won’t a surprise -- this isn’t a secret pairing. EA COO John Pleasants and EA Games label presi...


Time travel, boats, and other scrapped Burnout DLC ideas

When it comes to downloadable content on consoles, Criterion Games is leading the way. Taking a fun game (Burnout Paradise) and then significantly expanding it to the point where the original concept is unrecognizable is not something many ...


Here's a first look at the Burnout fanatic's car of choice

Besides adding a fantastic new location to Burnout Paradise, the "Big Surf Island" add-on brought nine new vehicles, all of which are pretty rad for plenty of various reasons. But there's one car that I bet 99% of players will nev...


Burnout devs: If you've maxed out a system you suck

I can just see Burnout's technical director, Richard Parr, reading EA's quote about the 360 being maxed out and rolling his eye to high heaven before slamming his face into his palm and muttering something about "idiots being everywher...


Review: Burnout Paradise 'Big Surf Island' DLC

With Criterion Games constantly providing such a steady stream of add-ons, Burnout Paradise seems to have more in common with a platform than an actual videogame.The core experience has evolved time and time again, and the game has yet to s...


Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island DLC gets a price tag

With only a few short days until Burnout Paradise gets its next huge add-on, "Big Surf Island", it's about time we heard a little more about the DLC pricing- and content-wise. Thankfully, we have got those exact details from the f...


Criterion takes us on a tour of Big Surf Island

The latest episode of Crash TV is up and it's all about Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island DLC. The Criterion folks show off the Carson Dust Storm and the guys drive it all over Big Surf Island showing off what makes the new place so specia...


Preview: Burnout Paradise's Big Surf Island DLC

Construction on the bridge connecting downtown Paradise City to Big Surf Island is finally complete! Well, the bridge still has some construction going on but that's not going to stop anyone from heading into the island. Plus, all of the re...


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