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Burnout 3 burns onto Xbox Originals next week

We may share a love/hate relationship with Microsoft's Xbox Originals program (where's our achievements?), but we still, for whatever reason, are interested in what games make the release cut. And to our surprise Major Nelson just revealed that old-school Burnout 3 Takedown will be downloadable off the XBLM as an Xbox Original game next Monday, January 14th for 1200 Microsoft points. Just in time for it to witness its newer, trendier cousin Burnout Paradise's release. Anyone jumping on Burnout 3 or any Xbox Originals for that matter?

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lord hobo1

1-09-2008 @ 6:29PM

lord hobo said...

Oh god i loved it on the ps2 and had to sell it with my ps2 to get a wii.

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Rk2

1-09-2008 @ 6:31PM

Rk said...

By far the best in the Burnout series. I will be getting this.

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Javier Aguayo3

1-09-2008 @ 6:32PM

Javier Aguayo said...

I actually bought Psychonauts and it was a pretty good game, still stuck on the last level though. Stupid bunnies.

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wa274

1-09-2008 @ 6:39PM

wa27 said...

gamestop sells it for 10 bucks used :\

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DSK UK5

1-09-2008 @ 6:43PM

DSK UK said...

don't quote me on this, but i'm sure EA shut down the online servers for this game about 2 years ago

could be wrong though

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Magic Whiskey6

1-09-2008 @ 6:49PM

Magic Whiskey said...

Burnout 3: Best Burnout ever...forget the stupid open world 'go search for your race' gametype Paradise offers..just drop me into a Takedown match instead!

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Hector7

1-09-2008 @ 8:40PM

Hector said...

I agree, didn't like the twist given to Burnout Paradise...

I'm definitely geting this

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Preston Crawford8

1-09-2008 @ 7:11PM

Preston Crawford said...

I bought Psychonaughts. It was becoming very hard to find and the lure of no loading times was too great after I got some credit for Christmas.

I'd consider getting KOTOR as an Original if it ran faster as well. Otherwise most of the games are cheaper in the store and generally available.

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mjwickstrom19

1-09-2008 @ 7:11PM

mjwickstrom1 said...

this is a must buy to me

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Sathan10

1-09-2008 @ 7:11PM

Sathan said...

I bought Psychonauts after checking ebay and discovering that the xbox version usually sells for $20 or more. I'm glad I did it's an awesome game.

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Viridium11

1-09-2008 @ 7:14PM

Viridium said...

Uh, this game is all over the place for like $10CAD used. I'd be stupid to buy it with MS points.

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Jonah Falcon12

1-09-2008 @ 7:35PM

Jonah Falcon said...

Would it be THAT HARD to invent Achievements for XBO games? (sigh)

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CB13

1-09-2008 @ 9:26PM

CB said...

Even if it were only 200 gamerpoints like arcade games, I would buy it. I just don't see the reason to spend $15 on this when I can get it cheaper on ebay including shipping or even at GS/EB.

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Etchasketchist14

1-10-2008 @ 4:00PM

Etchasketchist said...

Yes. They are hard to do. It requires paying programmers to re-write the game code. It's not worth it.

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mirage15

1-09-2008 @ 7:51PM

mirage said...

Definition of Xbox Original:

1. Exact duplicate of original game that you can download rather than playing from a disk. Usually more expensive than said disk version. Further punishes early adopters who weren't given the option of the 120 GB HDD at the time of 360 purchase by fillinhg up their tiny 20 GB HDD.

2. Attempt at making money without actually doing ANY work. Microsoft is trying to program the 360 to print money i.e. Nintendo Wii, DS, etc.

3. Totally lame!

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carll16

1-09-2008 @ 7:56PM

carll said...

The only reason to re-play these games on 360 would be if they had achievements. They can add achievements to retro XBLA games so why can't they add them to XBOX Originals games?

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refinedsugar17

1-09-2008 @ 8:47PM

refinedsugar said...

Yeah, the series definitely hit it's mark with Takedown.

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Bobx8618

1-09-2008 @ 9:35PM

Bobx86 said...

I'd be all over originals if they added some..ANY....achievements. Even if it was for getting 25%, 50% etc... through the game. Hell, even if it was just for finishing....they'd have me

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CyberKnight19

1-09-2008 @ 10:03PM

CyberKnight said...

Still have the disc, so I don't need to buy the download version.

What I really wanted was Burnout 4 to hit the BC list. (Yes, I know there's a 360 version, but it wouldn't be the only game on the BC list with a 360 version.)

Sadly, looks like that will never happen, if this Kotaku story from CES is what it seems:
http://kotaku.com/342937/xbox-360-backward-compatibility-updates-winding-down

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Grant20

1-09-2008 @ 10:47PM

Grant said...

well last time i checked in with the burnout franchise, i don't know what is good or not.
I guess it's just better to avoid this so i don't have to pass judgement.

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