This week, we lost a special member of nerd and geekfandom that gave us great laughs, creative wits, and the belief in the happy ending in cinema. For many, he was known as Dr. Egon Spengler of the legendary paranormal control team, The Ghostbusters. To the rest of the world, he was Harold Ramis. Harold Ramis was not just a Ghostbuster but a writer, actor, and director, giving us such golden comedy classics such as Stripes. He passed away earlier this week at the age of 69 due to complications from an acute illness.
In the world of acting, movies leave their marks and certain parts of those films, famous as they are, have such timeless aspects to them that remain immortalized in the hearts and minds as many. In this special case, the vehicles of famed movies. In Bullit starring Steve McQueen, it was a 1969 Ford Mustang. In Back to the Future, it is a DeLorean powered by a time machine. In Ghostbusters, it was ECTO-1. This drew inspiration for Criterion Games as they developed DLC for the 2008 racing smash hit, Burnout Paradise.
In loving memory to Harold and in honour of his legend, Criterion Games has made the Legendary Car Pack DLC free for all platforms. They tweeted earlier today,
Harold Ramis was a comedy genius. He inspired us. To honour this legend, #BurnoutParadise #LegendaryCars are free today for #Xbox360.
â€” CriterionGames (@CriterionGames) February 26, 2014
Burnout Paradise was released in 2008 and had a stellar stream of DLC released until 2011. The legendary car packs also contain inspired rides from Knight Rider and Back to the FutureÂ .
If you haven’t already seen this classic film, check out this trailer plucked straight from the 1980’s Also, check out Burnout Paradise, still being played and immensely popular, today on all platforms.
May you fight Zuul in the nearest parallel dimension Harold!
And here is a trailer for Burnout Paradise.
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