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August 18, 2005

Gamer sues EA/Criterion after car crash

I've praised Burnout in the past - it's an awesome game, but...

I've been driving cars for over 20 years (yes, I'm that old) and have never had an accident. For the last year I've been playing Burnout 3 in Crash Mode every week (with friends) in which the player is rewarded for creating massive car crashes - the bigger the better. Recently I had a car crash in real life, and since I've never had a crash before the only logical explanation is that playing Burnout has affected my subconcious (since gamers have no free will) and directly caused the accident.
The next logical step is for me to sue Criterion (or their parent, EA) for damages, and for any future accidents I have. Criterion should have realised that by rewarding and glamourising players who crash their cars it was inevitable that this would cross over to real life.
If EA's lawyers want to contact me, I will not settle for anything less than a copy of Burnout Revenge *plus* a copy of Burnout Legends PSP.

Posted by Zaph at August 18, 2005 10:02 AM

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Hi Kevin!
Congratulations! I was just sitting here, thinking of the Torps and thought, hey, I'll Google the name and see if you're still around doing stuff and here you are with a perfect little baby!
I am so happy for you!
Congratulations a thousand times over!
(PS.. in case my name is too different.. I can't remember what I was called exactly back then.. I'm the little green haired girl from the early 90's).
Well, my husband's alarm clock is going off so I have to go wake him up and make lunch, but I'm so happy to see you're doing so well.
Love, Neece
AKA... Noot

Posted by: Neece Campione at September 6, 2005 08:32 PM

I know what i'm asking has nothing to do with the purpose of this comments, but PLEASE PLEASE i'm begging you,HELP ME!; i'm a huge fan of GP500 so one of your fan, and i have a problem i can't solve, i need to open Data\physics\..DAT file, somebody told me to do like this:

create a txt file called "ConvertBike.txt", and include this text
CODE dat2txt.exe bike.dat
save it, then rename the file to "ConvertBike.BAT"

then if you put the bike.dat u want to convert in the same folder as the BAT file and the dat2txt.EXE.....just double click the BAT file and you will get a new file named "bike.txt"
to convert it back, change the BAT file text so it reads:

dat2txt.exe bike.txt

but no matter i hard i try it doesn't work, i really really need to open those files, i know i know it's just a game but to me now it's not that anymore for few problems i had, maybe you can understand me for that accident you had,so please if you there answer me, help me, just this one i promise, and i won't bother you no more i swear

Posted by: smithcome [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 16, 2006 03:13 PM

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