Burnout Paradise dev offering free DLC to honor Ghostbusters actor Harold Ramis

"He inspired us," says Criterion Games about recently deceased actor; Legendary Cars pack free for the rest of today to honor him.

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Criterion Games has announced a special promotion--valid today only--where Burnout Paradise players can download the Legendary Cars pack for free on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The promotion honors Harold Ramis, the Hollywood comedy legend known for his role as Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies who died earlier this week.

The Legendary Cars pack features homages to iconic vehicles from famous movies including one made to look like Ecto 1 from the Ghostbusters franchise.

"Harold Ramis was a comedy genius. He inspired us," Criterion Games said on Twitter.

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Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Well they certainly didn't feel like honoring him on PC...

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

Oh great so people who have the PC version are screwed even more because the STORE doesn't work and there's no way you can get it at all plus when I had BP on PS3 I already bought all the DLC anyway

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

So in order to honour Ramis they take pre-existing dlc for a game that's six years old and make it free for one day?

If you REALLY want to honour a man's memory, do it properly or don't do it at all.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Wtf, man? Nobody put any effort into getting the word out about this. Not EA, not Criterion Games, not the media/bloggers/journalists. One-day availability and we're not told until hours before the end. And GameSpot runs on Pacific Time meaning 3 hours later for us east-coast-ers. They should have made it 2-3 days to give people time. It's an old game that's not selling much DLC. So why make it so short?

Mr Ramis deserves to be recognized for more than a few hours and on a much bigger scale than DLC on an old game. We gamers don't deserve free stuff because he passed on. It's too self-serving to get your company in the headlines using Mr Ramis passing and not actually paying him proper respects.

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

Great not free anymore... Couldn't check yesterday because GS reported so late. THANKS GUYS

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Downloaded the pack last night.  Had a great time with Ecto-1, also with the DeLorean (that hovers and leaves flames on 'boost'!!).

Harold Ramis was a part of all the best comedies from my youth. If you do a little looking, it turns out he's one of the main inspirations of those who made most of the top comedies of the past ten years, too.

RIP Ramis.

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

All these fake people pretending to be sad about a guy they didnt even remember or even heard of before until reading this aritlce. Yeah not every guy who was ever in a movie is some hero or anything.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

I wonder if this causes a spike in Ghostbusters Video Game sales. It's weird that the game is so recent yet it felt like those dudes will be with us forever

mathg04
mathg04

It seams gamespot is the only one with the information that it is free on the PS3. All other news platforms and the criterion twitter page just mention the Xbox 360. But it's Eddy, so what do you expect...

AMERICANRIFLE
AMERICANRIFLE

IT IS NOW 3:05AM EST IN NEW YORK. FREE ON X360, NOT FREE ON PS3. I have been checking all day on XBL AND PSN to make sure. It has been $4.99 all day long and still is.

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

If you were a 80's baby...you definitely remember ghost busters. What a good movie, rip mr ramis.

Henninger
Henninger

This shit aint free! Tried it with both the playstation store & in game & neither were free.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Rats, too bad it's not for the PC version. That would've been nice.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

Egon :(

robbiejones
robbiejones

wtf He is dead :( i liked him in Stripes :(. 

haze0986
haze0986

i could see if it was bill murray or even danny boy but i guess to each his own

Daian
Daian

I got excited but then I saw no PC. Damn. RIP Egon.

gamebuyer22
gamebuyer22

Not free in the in game store and its giving me an error message on PSN.

rob316gold2
rob316gold2

no PC version because the PC store has been closed for years now


demondogx
demondogx

Really cool gesture but i do wonder why they leave out the pc version, arent we part of your community Criterion ?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Wait a sec...no PC love?!  What the frak!?

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Thanks.  Now I have to redownload this game now...

tinyname
tinyname

The real star of Ghosterbusters is Ray Parker Jr.

KiLLLeR150
KiLLLeR150

Oh, only on consoles but not PC? Get bent Criterion.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@terrariafan247 It's Eddie. How would he have trolled you, if he released this information earlier?

grenadehh
grenadehh

@realguitarhero5  I had to make a new account to agree because evidently my not-banned account isn't allowed to comment. I know, right? Screw us for getting it on Steam.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@PrpleTrtleBuBum  Nothing will get those bad games to sell. The movies, sure. I'd buy Stripes and Ghostbusters and many others if I didn't already have them.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

When did you become a mod?! Lol congrats. How do I sign up? :p

hystavito
hystavito

@Daian  Egon was ahead of his time. He declared that print was dead in 1984 :).  Seriously though Ramis was a unique and memorable actor.  He did a lot of good roles in a lot of good movies, even the small roles in recent years.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@tinyname  NO, but his song is epic.....one of the most iconic and memorable 80's tracks of all time....

RobDev
RobDev

@KiLLLeR150  wow, a PC user not getting something and whining about it. How cliched. 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@KiLLLeR150  There are plenty of companies worthy of your ire.  Criterion is NOT one of them.

tinyname
tinyname

@KiLLLeR150  They do something kind and charitable in rememberance of a legend and you tell them to get bent? selfish jerk.


PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@grenadehh @PrpleTrtleBuBum The newest full X360 PS3 game hot pretty rad reviews from what I understand. Of course no one is going to buy the NES game, or the new Ectoplasm Arcade Dual Stick Shooter without any Ghostbusters relevance.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@haze0986 @tinyname First thing you ever get for free on consoles and all of a sudden you get mouthy, well don't get used to it because it wasn't Microsoft or Sony's idea.