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.

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

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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

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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.

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thanks for telling us all late.

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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.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's Eddie. How would he have trolled you, if he released this information earlier?

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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.

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Not on PC?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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.

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RIP, Dr. Egon

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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@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.

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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...

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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.

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keep on update my darling

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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> how about we wait a few more hours ...

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

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Egon :(

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

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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> or Groundhog Day

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I dont see it as free.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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Sweetness! :D

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

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Got it and downloaded it. n

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


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

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

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

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The real star of Ghosterbusters is Ray Parker Jr.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> NO, but his song is epic.....one of the most iconic and memorable 80's tracks of all time....

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