Flicka is a 2006 British-American family adventure drama film loosely based on the 1941 children's novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. The film is written by Mark Rosenthal and Lawrence Konner; the novel had been made into a film in 1943, served as the inspiration for a 39-episode TV series in 1956–1957. In this version, set in the 21st century, the protagonist is a girl, played by Alison Lohman; the film features Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten and country singer Tim McGraw, who served as executive producer of the soundtrack album. This USD15 million-budgeted film grossed $21 million in the United States theaters, it went on to become a surprise hit in DVD market in the United States; the film was theatrically released on October 2006 by 20th Century Fox. A sequel Flicka 2 was released direct to DVD on May 4, 2010, another sequel Flicka: Country Pride was released on May 1, 2012. Katherine "Katy" McLaughlin has dreams of running her father's Wyoming horse ranch, but her father, has other plans, he is grooming her older brother, Howard, to take over the ranch and sends Katy away to a private school where she feels like a misfit.
Rob is having trouble understanding his daughter as she continually defies his authority to follow her own path. When she comes home for the summer, Katy is met with her father's disapproval because she did not finish a writing assignment at school, but is greeted by her mother and Howard. Howard wants to attend college. While out riding, Katy finds a wild mustang, feels a connection with the horse, she sets off despite her father's protests. Flicka is captured during a roundup, Rob asks Katy not to go near Flicka. Determined to prove she can run the ranch, Katy starts training Flicka at night. Flicka warms to Katy and the two develop a close bond, she says to Her Father: "Because we're the same!" Rob sells Flicka to the rodeo. Nell and Howard are furious at Rob about making the decision without including them. Howard stands up to his father and says that he does not want the ranch and Rob refuses to take Flicka back. Howard and Nell refuse to help Rob with the ranch, which he is now considering selling since Howard does not want it.
Katy starts writing about Flicka to escape her pain. At the rodeo and Katy enter the competition that Flicka is being used in, hoping to get the horse back. Flicka runs from Katy. Rob tries to intervene, Katy freezes at the sight of him. Howard boosts his sister onto Flicka, the two escape. Katy becomes lost in the mountains, allows Flicka to make her way towards the ranch; the family reconciles and searches for Katy as a fierce thunderstorm moves in. Katy and Flicka are attacked by a mountain lion. Flicka bolts, throwing Katy to the lion goes to attack her. Flicka is badly wounded in the process. Katy binds Flicka's wounds and refuses to leave her in the storm, resulting in her developing a fever. Rob brings a delirious Katy back to the house; as her fever spikes, Katy calls for Flicka. Rob thinks Flicka believes she should be put down. Overhearing the argument, a dazed Katy stumbles into the room and gives her father permission to "shoot us now." Rob goes outside and begins to cry as he understands his daughter's feelings, her pain and what a prideful & selfish person he's been to his family over the years.
A gunshot is Katy bursts into tears, thinking Flicka is dead. The next morning, Nell finds Rob walking back to the house, she runs outside finds out that the gunshot was him shooting at the mountain lion. Both decide not to put her down. Katy's fever breaks and she begins to recover; as he watches over his daughter, Rob reads the story that Katy had been writing about Flicka typing the story and sending it to the school so that Katy can pass for the year. When Katy wakes from the fever and Rob reconcile and he takes her to see Flicka. Rob apologizes to Howard and gives his son his blessing and Howard prepares for college; as a family, they decide to not sell the ranch, making it both a working ranch and a refuge for wild mustangs. Alison Lohman as Katy McLaughlin Tim McGraw as Rob McLaughlin Maria Bello as Nell McLaughlin Ryan Kwanten as Howard McLaughlin Dallas Roberts as Gus Nick Searcy as Norbert Rye Danny Pino as Jack Kaylee DeFer as Miranda Koop Jeffrey Nordling as Rick Koop Dey Young as Esther Koop Buck Taylor as Wagner Flicka was theatrically released on October 20, 2006, by 20th Century Fox.
It was released on DVD on February 2007, by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Flicka received average reviews from critics. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 54% based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Variety's Todd McCarthy praised the film as "wonderful", called it "the best horse-and-kid picture since The Black Stallion" and "a young adult drama that rings true, with nary a manufactured note struck", "sharply observed and acted". Stephen Hunter in The Washington Post described it as "a well-made family drama pitched to young adults that's honest and engaging" while praising McGraw's, Bello's and Lohman's performances. In the Toronto Star, Daphne Gordon praised Alison Lohman, claiming that she "makes the whole thing worth watching" but conceding that "there are some flaws in the
Canadian Idol is a Canadian reality television competition show which aired on CTV, based on the British show Pop Idol. The show was a competition to find the most talented young singer in Canada, was hosted by Ben Mulroney. Jon Dore was the "roving reporter" for the first three seasons. Elena Juatco assumed the role for season four, Dave Kerr had the role in season five and Jully Black in season six; the show began with a cross-Canada tour in which singers audition in front of four judges: Jake Gold of Toronto, Sass Jordan of Montreal, Zack Werner of Winnipeg and Farley Flex of Ajax, Ontario. The performers were narrowed down to 10 finalists, with each competitor performing live. Viewers had two hours following the broadcast of the show to phone in their votes for their favourite competitor. On the following night's episode, the competitor with the fewest votes was sent home. After the final two perform, viewers had more than two hours to vote; the next day, the competitor with the most votes was declared the winner.
The show was taped at the John Bassett Theatre in Ontario. In December 2008, CTV announced that Canadian Idol would be "suspended", not airing in the 2009 season due to "the current economic climate". At that time, the network stated that it expected the show would return in 2010. However, CTV has not made any further announcement regarding the series since that time, the series is now considered to have been cancelled. Following the announcement of the show's suspension, Joel Rubinoff, television critic for the Waterloo Region Record criticized the show's direction, declaring that it had "bottomed out creatively in every possible way" and "outlived its usefulness". In its six seasons, the winners and runners-up were: In the first season, which debuted on June 9, 2003, Ryan Malcolm of Kingston, Ontario won, with Gary Beals of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia coming in second. Malcolm released his debut album entitled "Home" in October 2003, which included his first single from Canadian Idol: "Something More".
In fact, eight members of the Season One Top 11 have now released their own solo albums, including Gary Beals, Billy Klippert, Audrey De Montigny, Jenny Gear, Toya Alexis, Mikey Bustos, Karen Lee Batten. Auditions were held in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, St. John's; the second season of Canadian Idol debuted on June 1, 2004, became the most-watched show in Canada, drawing in over 3 million viewers each week. Auditions were held in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax, St. John's; the season provided an Idol franchise first when the final six contestants played their own instruments during a group performance of the Gordon Lightfoot classic "Canadian Railroad Trilogy". Kalan Porter of Medicine Hat, Alberta won the series, Theresa Sokyrka of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was the runner-up. In November 2004 two months after the competition, Porter released his debut album entitled 219 Days – the number of days spanning from his first audition to the release of his CD, it was certified double platinum within two months and he received three Juno nominations.
Porter won Fan Favourite Canadian Artist at the MuchMusic Video Awards. Other competitors from Season Two's Top 10 who have released albums include: Sokyrka, Jacob Hoggard, Jason Greeley, Shane Wiebe, Joshua Seller. Porter is the first CI winner to have a second CD released by Sony BMG. Jacob Hoggard released his second album with his band, Hedley. In December 2004, CTV announced that they would be producing a third season of Canadian Idol in 2005. Auditions began in February and finished in April 2005 and the show debuted May 30, just days after the conclusion of the fourth season of American Idol but did not follow suit yet on the new change to that show. Auditions were held in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, London, Saskatoon, St. John's, Charlottetown and Whitehorse; this season introduced a twist in the Wildcard semi-final round. On the group 4 results show, after the results were revealed, 11 previous competitors were brought out; the judges expressed how they felt about each competitor, each competitor had a chance to show why they should sing in the Wildcard, whether it be through song or a plea.
The public had a chance to vote which would decide which of the 11 competitors would sing in the Wildcard. After the final, Melissa O'Neil of Calgary, Alberta was crowned the winner. Melissa O'Neil, Rex Goudie, Aaron Walpole, Suzi Rawn have released albums. Josh Palmer is working on an album release. In January 2006, CTV announced their plans for a fourth season of Canadian Idol. An 11-week audition tour took place in February and April 2006. Auditions were held in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Regina, St. John's, Yellowknife. Season two competitor Elena Juatco joined the show as the roving reporter, while Jon Dore did not return for the fourth season; the season premiered on May 29, five days after the finale of American Idol Season 5. The season finale of Canadian Idol took place on Sunday, S
TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated martial arts action adventure film written and directed by Kevin Munroe. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series, the film stars the voices of James Arnold Taylor, Nolan North, Mitchell Whitfield, Mikey Kelley, Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart and Zhang Ziyi and is narrated by Laurence Fishburne, it is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film made with computer-generated imagery created by Imagi Animation Studios as well as the first feature film in the franchise in 14 years. It is loosely connected to the original 1990-1993 trilogy; the film sees the four Turtles grow apart after their final defeat of their archenemy the Shredder, when strange things are happening in New York City as ancient creatures threaten the world and the Turtles must reunite to save it. The film was released theatrically by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 23, 2007 to mixed reviews from critics yet was a commercial success, grossing $95 million worldwide against a budget of $34 million.
Three thousand years ago, warlord Yaotl enters a portal into a parallel universe and becomes immortal, but his four generals are turned to stone. The portal releases 13 immortal monsters that destroy his army and his enemies. In the present, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have grown apart. After defeating the Shredder, Master Splinter has sent Leonardo to Central America for training, where he protects a village from bandits. Donatello works as an IT specialist, Michelangelo works as a birthday party entertainer called "Cowabunga Carl", Raphael works at night as the vigilante "Nightwatcher". April O'Neil operates a company that locates and acquires relics for collectors, assisted by her boyfriend, Casey Jones. April travels to Central America for work and finds Leonardo, telling him that the Turtles have drifted apart. April returns to New York City with a statue for wealthy tycoon Max Winters. Leonardo returns, April and Casey deliver the statue to Winters. Winters hires Karai and the Foot Clan to search the city for the 13 monsters before the portal opens again.
Raphael encounters Casey, who reveals his knowledge of Raphael's double identity and joins him in hunting criminals. Winters, Yaotl and is still immortal, reanimates his stone generals. Leonardo returns to the sewer lair. Splinter forbids the Turtles from fighting. While training, the Turtles encounter one of the 13 beasts, battling the Foot Clan; the Turtles engage Bigfoot, going against Splinter's orders. When Raphael visits Casey, they encounter Vampire Succubor, one of the monsters and witness its capture by the Foot and the Stone Generals, who spot them. Raphael is knocked unconscious. Casey takes Raphael back to the apartment while April calls the Turtles for help and reveals the identities of Yaotl and his generals. After being revived, Raphael suggests they pursue Yaotl, but Leonardo forbids him to go until Splinter gives out the order. Raphael investigates alone. Leonardo and Michelangelo plan their next move, while Donatello discovers the next portal will open over Winters' tower. Splinter tells Leonardo that his team is incomplete, that he knows what he must do.
After 11 monsters have been captured, General Aguila questions Yaotl's actions. The generals conspire to betray Yaotl, wanting to remain immortal. Raphael drives it off. Leonardo fights Raphael; the generals seize Leonardo, intending to substitute him for the 13th missing beast, Raphael decides to make amends by rescuing Leonardo. As the portal opens, Yaotl discovers his generals' treachery, while Splinter and the Turtles, accompanied by Casey and April, fight their way through the Foot Clan cordon and breach the tower. Yaotl reveals the truth to the heroes: he wants to be free of his curse of immortality; the generals reveal that they wish to preserve their immortality, but to use the portal to bring in more monsters to conquer the world. Having refused to betray Yaotl in exchange for serving the Generals, April and the Foot Clan work together, searching for the final monster, the Sea Monster, while the Turtles fight the generals. Splinter and Yaotl fight off numerous monsters emerging from the portal.
April and Karai arrive at the tower with the Sea Monster. The Sea Monster crashes into the Generals. Karai warns them to enjoy their victory while it lasts, claiming they will soon contend with faces from their past, which the Turtles suspect to be the Shredder, she and the rest of the Foot Clan depart. Yaotl, now mortal, honors the Turtles and Splinter, thanking them for fulfilling his wish before dissipating. Splinter places Yaotl's helmet among his trophy collection, as well as Raphael's "Nightwatcher" helmet and Michelangelo's "Cowabunga Carl" head; as they return to their roles as the shadowy guardians of New York City, Raphael says that the Turtles will always be brothers. James Arnold Taylor as Leonardo, the oldest of the turtles Nolan North as Raphael, the second oldest of the Turtles, operating as the vigilante Nightwatcher Mitchell Whitfield as Donatello, the second youngest of the Turtles, operating as an IT tech support Mikey Kelley as Michelangelo, the youngest of the Turtles, operating as birthday entertainer "Cowabunga Carl" Chris Evans as Casey Jones, April's boyfriend who engages in crimefighting Sarah Michelle Gellar as April O'Neil, a female friend
MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk scene; as of 2016, current members include Mike Herrera on lead vocals and bass guitar, Yuri Ruley on drums and percussion, Tom Wisniewski on lead guitar and backing vocals and Chris Adkins on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. The band's discography includes twelve studio albums, four EPs, four compilation albums, a live album, a VHS tape, a DVD and 20 singles. A number of the group's releases have charted on Billboard, including the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard Christian Albums. MxPx was formed in July 1992 by Mike Herrera, Yuri Ruley, Andy Husted, who were 15 years old at the time, classmates at Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Washington; the band played music inspired by Descendents, Black Flag and other punk rock bands. The name Magnified Plaid, was a tribute to Husted's fascination with plaid shirts, but did not fit on the band's posters.
The name was abbreviated to M. P. on show posters. Yuri Ruley, who used Xs in place of periods, made the posters for the band, resulting in the four-letter moniker. MxPx caught the attention of Tooth & Nail Records when the band played a showcase for the label in 1993 in Herrera's parents' back yard; the band's first major album, was released while the band members were still in high school. The album, though classified as Christian punk, incorporated the quick styles of hardcore punk, is composed of influence from skate/surf punk and punk underground; the songs are characterized by their raw punk sound, catchy rhythm, classic punk three-chord guitar style. Guitarist Andy Husted soon left the band and was replaced by Herrera's longtime friend, Tom Wisniewski. Despite only knowing power chords on guitar, Wisniewski was willing to be in the band. MxPx released two further albums with Tooth & Nail: Teenage Politics in 1995, Life in General in 1996, which features the single "Chick Magnet" and artwork by the artist Coop.
MxPx received a major distribution deal with A&M Records. This deal first saw a re-release of Life in General. MxPx released two more studio albums jointly distributed by Tooth & Nail and A&M: Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo was the first in 1998, it ranked at No. 99 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold on January 27, 2000 by the Recording Industry Association of America. At the Show is a live album recorded by MxPx, released in 1999. At the time of the recording, the band was touring in support of Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo as well as the B-sides collection Let it Happen released in 1998; this was followed by The Ever Passing Moment in 2000. MxPx gained critical recognition for this album and landed a slot supporting for The Offspring and Cypress Hill on the Conspiracy of One tour. "Responsibility" proved peaking at # 24 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The video, directed by The Malloys, features the band messing around and causing mayhem while caddying at a golf course, includes an appearance by Cheers star George Wendt.
The song was featured in the Daria Television Movie Is It Fall Yet?. After The Ever Passing Moment, the group had fulfilled its contract obligations with Tooth & Nail and decided to part ways; the band's version of the song "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?" is in the soundtrack of the 2002 movie Scooby-Doo. The group's studio album Before Everything & After was released by A&M in 2003; the album achieved the band's highest chart position on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 51. The group provided the song "The Empire" for The Passion of the Christ: Songs, which won the Gospel Music Association 2005 Dove Award for Special Event Album of the Year. In 2005 MxPx was dropped by A&M, signed with SideOneDummy Records, the group released its seventh full-length album Panic; this was a breakthrough album. It featured the Blink-182/+44 singer-bassist Mark Hoppus on "Wrecking Hotel Rooms." It leaves the pop punk sound off of the group's previous album and returns to the band's skate punk/punk rock roots. In September 2006, MxPx and the City of Bremerton started a marketing effort revolving around the band's song "Move to Bremerton".
The band was given keys to the city by Mayor Cary Bozeman in recognition of the group's contributions to the city. MxPx spent the majority of 2006 touring in support of the band's 7th album Panic. On November 21, 2006, Tooth & Nail Records re-released "Let It Happen", an earlier rarities compilation, in a "Deluxe Edition" which included a bonus DVD featuring 12 music videos, new artwork, two new songs. Let's Rock, MxPx's second rarities album, was released on Side One Dummy Records on October 24, 2006; the album consists of many unreleased songs, re-recorded B-sides and acoustic demos. MxPx released the full-length album Secret Weapon in 2007, the band's first release on its original label Tooth & Nail since 1996's Life in General; the album debuted at No. 76 on the Billboard 200. The album's sound was a shift back to the group's original style. In 2009, the band released a six-song EP entitled Left Coast Punk EP, the first record released by Rock City Recording Company, MxPx's own record label.
In 2009, the group released a Christmas album, titled Punk Rawk Christmas. In late 2009, Mike Herrera teamed up with frontman of The Ataris, Kris Roe, the drummer of The Summer Obsession, Chris Wilson for the MxPx All Stars tour in Japan and Malaysia; the band released a documentary entitled Both Ends Burning on December 1, 2011. In addition, Mike and Yuri were working on
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is the third instalment in the Burnout series, characterised by fast-paced arcade racing. A staple of the series is the use of boost, earned through risky driving, to increase a car's speed; the central mechanic introduced in Burnout 3 is Takedowns, which allow players to slam their opponents until they crash. Takedowns work in conjunction with the boost system by extending the boost meter. Aside from standard circuit races, the game features modes focused on performing Takedowns on rival vehicles and causing monetary damage at a junction occupied with traffic; each game variant is featured in a single-player campaign mode called World Tour, which serves as the primary method for unlocking new and faster cars. The game supports both split-screen multiplayer. Prior to the creation of Burnout 3: Takedown, UK-based development studio Criterion had been collaborating with publisher Electronic Arts on a skating video game.
However, disagreements over the game's creative direction led to its cancellation and falling out between the two companies. EA approached Criterion about reuniting and partnering on a game, so Criterion began developing Burnout 3: Takedown in June 2003 on the condition that EA would not interfere in the creative process. Over a year EA acquired Criterion and the Burnout series; the game launched in September 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox video game consoles. Upon release, Burnout 3: Takedown received critical acclaim from the video game press becoming one of the highest rated racing video games of all time. Critics were enthused by the shift to a more aggressive style of racing game and the addition of gameplay mechanics like Takedowns; the addictive gameplay and visuals were praised by reviewers, many of whom ranked Burnout 3: Takedown among the best games released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game went on to win numerous awards including three from the British Academy Games Awards.
Retrospective coverage of the game has been positive with some publications declaring it as the greatest arcade racer game made and the peak of the Burnout series. Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing video game with arcade-style gameplay that emphasises dangerous and fast-paced driving; the game features standard circuit races which take place on carriageways and city streets populated with traffic. The Single Race mode pits the player against five AI opponents in a multiple lap race. During a race, earned by acts of reckless driving such as drifting around corners, near misses with traffic, driving in oncoming lanes, can be used to increase a car's speed. Boost can be used in Burnout 3, unlike previous Burnout games which required the boost meter to be full; the quickest method for earning boost is a Takedown—a central mechanic introduced in this instalment of the series. A Takedown involves shunting opposing vehicles; each one fills the boost meter and can provide an additional boost segment, causing the meter to extend up to four times its initial size.
Ramming opponents will cause them to behave more aggressively in return. When the player crashes or is taken out by an opponent, boost is lost and a bonus boost segment is withdrawn. During the crash sequence, a slow-motion mode called. In Impact Time, the Aftertouch mechanic can be used to manoeuvre the wrecked car chassis into an opponent to get a Takedown, which acts as recovery move by negating the penalty of crashing. Road Rage is a new game mode in which the player must achieve a certain number of Takedowns in a preset time limit or before their vehicle is totaled. Cars continuously spawn in Road Rage; the Crash mode from Burnout 2: Point of Impact returns but has been enhanced to accommodate the Aftertouch feature. The goal of Crash mode is to create the largest amount of monetary damage in a multi-vehicle collision at a junction full of traffic; the game includes a total of one hundred Crash junctions. When a set number of vehicles become involved in the pileup, a Crashbreaker is available which allows the player to detonate their vehicle to cause further damage Cash bonuses, score multipliers, a speed boost, or an immediate Crashbreaker can be obtained by driving through power-ups that lie on junction in Crash mode.
One particular power-up, the Heartbreaker, has a negative effect by reducing the total score. World Tour is a single-player career mode that combines Single Races, Road Rage, Crash mode, several other race variants into a series of 173 events spanning ten locations across the United States and Asia. Events are presented on a navigation map and a medal is awarded for every one, completed successfully. World Tour includes Grand Prix events that group several races together into a point-based tournament. Face-Off is a one versus one race event wherein the player is granted with opposing vehicle if they win. Burning Lap is a single lap time-trial event. Eliminator is a five lap race in which the driver in last place at the end of each lap gets eliminated; the game features 67 vehicles. New and faster cars are unlocked by earning medals in World Tour mode and achieving milestones such as attaining a certain number of Takedowns or causing a certain amount of damage across Crash mode junctions. Burnout 3 supports online multiplayer.
Five different game modes can be played on
The Possibility and the Promise
The Possibility and the Promise is the first full-length album released by the emo band Amber Pacific. The title was taken from a quote in Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye; the album contains one heard track, "Always You", which can be heard on the band's debut EP. The song is featured on the soundtrack of Criterion Games Burnout 3: Takedown. All tracks written except where noted. In addition to the above songs, the Deluxe Edition contained the following songs: Matt Young – vocals Will Nutter – guitar, backup vocals, keyboard Greg Strong – bass Justin Westcott – guitar, backup vocals Dango – drums Christine Dunaway – violin, viola Douglas Aaron Nation – cello Davy Rispoli – backup vocals