|Designer(s)||Alex Ward (Creative director)|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows|
|Release date||PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360|
|Genre(s)||Racing, Open World|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Online multiplayer|
|Media||Blu-ray Disc, DVD|
|Input methods||PS3: SIXAXIS Controller, DualShock 3 Controller, PlayStation Eye|
Xbox 360: Xbox 360 Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, Xbox Live Vision
Microsoft Windows: Keyboard, Mouse
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Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. It has an open world set in the fictional Paradise City, with no loading times and no traditional online lobbies or game menus. The song "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses is the game's title music and also featured on the in-game soundtrack. " Paradise City " is a song written by the Hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985
According to Alex Ward from developer Criterion Games, this game is a "complete reinvention" of the Burnout series. Criterion Games (Officially called Criterion Software) is a Guildford, England based Video game developer.  He also said "To create truly next-generation gameplay, we needed to create a truly next-generation game, from the ground up. " Despite being in an open world, the game still retains the high 60 frames-per-second most Burnout games have used. Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of the Frequency (rate at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames The  Day and night cycles and weather conditions have been removed. Records will now be kept on players' drivers licenses and there will be statistics such as fastest time and biggest crash for every street in the game. Unlike in previous Burnout games, Crash Mode, now called Showtime, can now be started at any time and place in the game; though Showtime mode is rather different from the usual Crash Mode. . Also, for races, players may now take any route to get to the destination. Races and other events are simply started by stopping at any of the 120 traffic lights around Paradise City and applying the accelerator and brake at the same time. Multiple settings have been confirmed to be fully customisablesuch as:
The damage system has also been reworked. There are now two different types of crash based on the car's condition after the crash.  If the player's car manages to retain all four wheels, and not break its chassis, the player may drive out of the crash and continue playing; this is called a "driveaway". If a player's car loses any of its wheels, has the engine damaged too much from an impact, or winds up outside of the game's map, the car is in a "wrecked" state and the player will have to wait until their car is reset. Cars can also be torn into several pieces, be compressed and deform around objects as you crash into them. However, Alex Ward confirmed in the Official Crash FM podcast that cars may not be ripped in half, as concept pictures and early information had stated. There are also other cars which can be obtained by typing in a sponsor code. These only work for certain regions. One of these sponsor code cars is the Steel Wheels version of the Carson GT concept car, which features the car with an armor plate and supercharger. The code for this car could be obtained from pre-ordering the game from certain retailers. When starting the single player mode you are assigned with a learner's permit and a single car. While playing you race and win events to earn points towards a higher license, from a Learners Permit (E-class), D-class, C-class, B-class, A-class, Burnout Paradise (S-class), Burnout Elite (SS-class) up to Criterion Elite (SSS-class). After earning a new license every event that you complete is reset so you can replay the event again to earn credit towards a new license.
Cars now have manufacturer and model names, which are loosely based on real-world cars but are mostly fictional (some of the cars are even based on those from a previous Burnout game, e. g. the Hunter Manhattan is the Classic from Burnout 2). Cars may not be "tuned up" or customized apart from color changes, which may be done in real-time by driving through the forecourt of a blow shop, which will randomly assign a color to the car, or by selecting the color in the Junkyard where you select your vehicle. Other real-time changes include driving through the forecourt of a gas station to automatically refill your Burnout meter, and driving through the forecourt of a repair shop to automatically repair your car, allowing you to extend a Road Rage or Marked Man event beyond the car's damage limits. 
The online lobby system used by most video games has been replaced by a streamlined system known as "Easy Drive". While driving, players simply hit right on the D-Pad and the Easy Drive menu pops up on the bottom left hand corner of their screen. From there, players are able to invite another player from their friends list. Once friends have joined the game, the hosting player is then able to pick from a variety of events to play. There are also special Burnout Racing Team cars that you can get.
A "Mugshots" camera feature is available in the Burnout Paradise versions for the PlayStation 3 (using the PlayStation Eye, the PlayStation 2 EyeToy, and other compatible webcams) and Xbox 360 (using the Xbox Live Vision). Features Camera The PlayStation Eye is capable of capturing standard video with Frame rates of 60 Hertz at a 640x480 pixel resolution, History The EyeToy was originally devised by Dr Richard Marks who had the idea of connecting a Web camera to a PlayStation 2 and using it to play games Overview The camera can be used for Video chat, personalized gamer pictures in-game video chat and still pictures  When a player is taken down, they will have their photo taken, called a mugshot, and shown to the agressor. These photos can then be saved to your hard drive.  Both versions will allow camera-less persons, or those who do not wish to use their real face, to use their gamertag/PSN avatar, as demonstrated in the downloadable game demos. 
A demo featuring a Hunter Cavalry, a Nakamura Ikusa GT (only available in the Japanese version of the demo, but available in the full game), a stunt run, a race, a time trial activity, 4 player online capability, and 9 online challenges (three each for 2, 3, and 4 players) was made available on December 13, 2007 for both PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Store and Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace. Events 1294 - Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months Celestine hoped to return to his previous life Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The PlayStation Store is an online virtual market available to users of Sony 's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable games consoles via the PlayStation The Xbox Live Marketplace ( XBLM) is a virtual market designed for Microsoft 's Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live members to download  On January 4 through January 14th, Criterion raised the maximum number of players for the online freeburn in the Paradise demo to 8 players (Which has since returned to 4 players). With it, a total of 13 new Freeburn challenges were made available for players to attempt - 3 challenges in 5, 6 and 7 player sessions, and 4 new challenges for those playing in 8 player sessions. . As of Thursday, April 17, 2008 the demo has gone offline.
The Demo received mixed reviews.
The game has generally been received very well, earning (among other things) the Editor's Choice in GameSpot. However, many of the reviewers have made the point that veterans and newcomers to the game may find the seamless world "daunting" at first.
|Official Playstation Magazine||9/10|
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|Official Xbox Magazine UK||8/10|
|360 Magazine||5/5 (5 stars)|
On the official Criterion Games forums, creative director Alex Ward has stated that new cars are in the works. (formerly Famicom Tsushin) is a Japanese Video game magazine published by Enterbrain Inc Giant Bomb is a Video gaming Wiki and news site created by former GameSpot editors Jeff Gerstmann and Ryan Davis in collaboration with Whiskey Criterion Games (Officially called Criterion Software) is a Guildford, England based Video game developer. These cars will be available as paid downloadable content. He has also stated that the first of what is to be several islands to be added will be made available as part of an update. Bridges extending from the main section of Paradise City will connect to these islands, offering "a new type of gameplay".  Forum posts from Ward also alluded to the possibility of underground sections and further online content (including adding sirens to the police vehicles, and horns to the others, which would be used online in some form). Altogether, this expansion project has been collectively referred to as "Freeburn 2. 0".  Each update has been given a codename, including "Cagney", "Davis" and "Eastwood". 
Gaming site Kotaku has listed some of Burnout Paradise's new expansions. Kotaku is a Blog which focuses on Video games Kotaku is part of Gawker Media 's "Glocker" network of sites which also includes Gizmodo The update codenamed 'Bogart', will fix several glitches and was due to be released on April 24th.  It was made available to Xbox 360 users on April 18th and to Playstation 3 users on April 24th. The Xbox 360 is the second Video game console produced by Microsoft, and was developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, and SiS.
The Cagney update set to release July 10th, will introduce three new FreeBurn multiplayer modes: Online Stunt Run, Marked Man and Road Rage. Online Stunt Run will involve up to 8 players simultaneously competing for the highest stunt score within 2 minutes. Road Rage will feature two teams: One must race to a checkpoint and then the finish line, while the other tries to stop them. Marked Man will be like a game of tag, with the marked man having no boost, their car will be slower and he/she won't be able to see the other players. One player will act as the Marked Man. He will get points for survival and the other players will get points for taking him down. In addition it will also bring custom soundtracks to the Playstation 3.  Criterion also mentioned that they will aim to add "many more" online modes as time goes on.
On April 23, 2008 it was announced that Motorbikes and Night-Time would appear in the Davis Update, along with tailored locations, challenges and game modes. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
New levels released as islands bridging to Paradise City were announced on April 28, 2008 as apart of the Eastwood Update. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
On May 9, 2008, Criterion officially announced Burnout Paradise will be coming to the Windows platform, a first for the series, with extras including new multiplayer content and community driven content. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Mod or modification is a term generally applied to Computer games especially First-person shooters RPGs and Real-time strategy games Not much else is known about the game at this time, but more information will be given in a live podcast at 4pm GMT at Criterion's website. 
Wyclef Jean's 2008 music video for his song Fast Car includes footage of Burnout Paradise. Wyclef Jean (ˈwajklɛf ˈʒɑn born Nelust Wyclef Jean on October 17, 1972) is a Haitian American Musician, Actor