US Patapon 2 demo restricted to pre-orders

Monday, 16 March 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEA’s confirmed that only those that pre-order Patapon 2 through either Gamestop or Amazon will get to play the game’s demo.

The tester was openly released in Europe last week.

Those Americans that get the demo will be awarded a “Lordy Hairpiece”.

Find lots of glossing-over through the link.


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    Yeah, that’s right…

    You can’t actually see if this game’s worth buying or not unless you’re actually going to buy it first!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    This is such a completely bizarre idea, I really can’t get to grips with it. Surely the whole point of a demo is to sell the game to people who aren’t already wanting to buy it? What possible purpose does restricting the demo to people who already know that they want the game serve?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Retroid


    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Utterly ludicrous.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. JonFE

    Further to what Blerk says, these artificial restrictions could very well convince some lost souls to “demo” the game through other, not legitimate methods…

    On an unrelated note, why are the US getting this game so late? I have my copy on my desk next to me…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Yes… because that’s exactly the same as a demo actually being available, but only to people who have already bought the game.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner


    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    Someone asked me if you’d had a “mental breakdown” the other day, Shatner, on account of your new post “style” :(

    #9 6 years ago

    What, you mean some actually doesn’t think he’s schizo?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Shatner


    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Someone just mentioned it in conversation. We were just chatting about the site.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner


    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Lies. You couldn’t possibly be talking about your site, or one of its more insane posters.

    As for your question Shatner. Does talking about one automatically exclude talking about the other? I guess in your mind it does.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Shatner


    #15 6 years ago

    There are many reasons that a developer might decide against releasing a demo.

    For example, they might have been ‘crunching’ for the last few months before release and simply decided to focus what little dev time they have left on the game, rather than a demo.

    They might not be convinced about the quality of the game, and so not put a demo out because of the negative reaction that they are expecting.

    They might (some might say arrogantly) decide that there is enough marketing hype around the game that it doesn’t need a demo, because people will buy it anyway.

    But to release a demo, whose sole purpose is for people to evaluate the quality of their game, and then say that nobody is allowed to evaluate the quality of their game unless they decide to buy it, doesn’t make sense.

    Obviously they are trying to give some sort of incentive for pre-orders, but they’ve chosen the wrong incentive.

    It’s like a car manufacturer saying: ‘you can test drive our latest model, but only if you agree to buy it first’.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Syrok

    ‘you can test drive our latest model, but only if you agree to buy it first’.
    Or test drive it at our branch in the next city for free and absolutely no obligations.


    #17 6 years ago
  18. Shatner



    #18 6 years ago
  19. Shatner


    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    Can make it a bit simpler for you Shatner:

    No demo for a game = Shit.
    Demo only for those who have already bought the game = Shit.

    Not sure where fanboy rationalisation fits into that one, but I’m sure you’ll find an angle.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Shatner


    #21 6 years ago

    You can’t make anything simple for trolls, PT.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Shatner


    #23 6 years ago

    Not according to the official line…

    The greatness that is the Patapon 2 Demo is available exclusively to all you warriors out there that reserve a copy in advance!

    If I’m a casual gamer, you know… the kind that would want to play Patapon 2… I listen to the official line.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Syrok

    Or have a look at the European store. :)

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Shatner



    #26 6 years ago

    @ Syrok:

    I don’t see why SCEA are coming up with this condition then, if it’s easy to just go to the European store and download it without a pre-order.

    Is it seriously that easy?

    Why are they putting this condition then?

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    Well… that certainly goes a long way to explaining those 22m PSN users. :D

    But yeah, everyone should create three accounts on PSN by default. If only to get access to two marketplaces where they had the presence of mind to actually group the demos in one place.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Shatner


    #29 6 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I don’t want three PSN accounts. I want one. As I have with Live.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Shatner



    #31 6 years ago

    MS check your details to make sure that you’re in the region that you claim to be.

    If you’re not, they delete your account.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Blerk

    They haven’t deleted my other account.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    You know… given you aren’t a fanboy your responses are very predictable Shatner.

    #34 6 years ago

    Serious Blerk?

    Which one is it? A US one?

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Shatner



    #36 6 years ago

    I remember trying to get a US account for one of the COD betas, but there were some stories at the time about swathes of fake accounts getting deleted.

    I tried to set one up, but it wouldn’t work. I needed a legit US address…

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Patrick Garratt

    I think Mike’s got three Live accounts. I don’t think anyone’s ever bothered him about it.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Syrok

    It’s not very hard to get a legit address from any country, you know.

    #39 6 years ago

    Yeah PT.

    Phil is like, always defending MS…

    What are you thinking?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    You see that’s odd Shatner. Because I only ever see you handling the misreporting, fanboyism and sensationalism when it comes to stories involving certain companies.

    I’m sure it’s just my own personal bias getting in the way though.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Shatner



    #42 6 years ago


    Does that mean that he can use Netflix!?

    This is what I was on about btw: Link

    #43 6 years ago

    ^^ = @ Pat RE: Mike

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Patrick Garratt

    Is that bad? I have no idea.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    I’ll be sure to champion you whenever I see you criticising equally Shatner. Of that you can be sure. :)

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Shatner


    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    Defending too for that matter.

    #48 6 years ago

    No, it’s not bad. It’s the US only VOD service.

    There must be loads of films on there that I wouldn’t mind watching.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Shatner


    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    As should you.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Shatner


    #52 6 years ago

    At the end of the day, whether it actually is or not. Sony say that the demo is NOT free, and the official line is that it’s “EXCLUSIVE” to those who pre-order. Simple as that.

    So Sony are ‘taking advantage’ of people who don’t know how to play the system. Which is probably the vast majority. I certainly wouldn’t have tried without someone telling me how easy it was.

    I think a fair and impartial person would at least aknowledge this.

    I wouldn’t expect a troll to though.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    Not a very enlightened comment Shatner. I’m sure if you dig deep you can do much better.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Syrok

    No, it’s actually exclusive unless you disobey the terms and conditions. :)

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Shatner


    #56 6 years ago
  57. Psychotext

    No… you see you’re focusing on the poster rather than the post. It’s only one step from there to insults, which as you’ve said in the past; is the last refuge of a weak mind.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Shatner



    #58 6 years ago
  59. Psychotext

    Really… because from where I’m standing it looks like you think your championing of the actions of multibillion dollar companies is worth something too? Or that they somehow value it?


    So I’ll just restate what you said to me…


    #59 6 years ago
  60. Shatner



    #60 6 years ago

    @ Syrok:

    So you’re saying it’s free if I steal it/acquire it by deception?

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Blerk

    What the fuck? I only went away for ten minutes!

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Psychotext

    Not a bad misdirection Shatner, but you still didn’t really address why your championing is somehow different. Unless you really do believe they value it?

    Then again, are you actually championing their decision to make their customers jump through hoops for demos? That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Seems much more likely that you’re defending your favourite company as usual.

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Retroid

    I’ve just invented a whole new advertising idea; the only people who’ll be able to see my adverts are the people who were going to buy the products anyway! \o/

    #64 6 years ago
  65. Syrok

    @Giga- Pretty much except that it is tolerated.

    #65 6 years ago
  66. Shatner




    #66 6 years ago
  67. Psychotext

    I’m happy to accept it… but then again I don’t do it (Though I’ll do it for you Shatner, I really will!). Are you?

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Shatner





    #68 6 years ago
  69. Patrick Garratt

    I live in a dream world where people put spaces between their words so people can read them easily. My fantasy is mine, and mine alone.

    #69 6 years ago

    Just get over yourself PT.

    Don’t you know that Phil is trying to clean the internet from the “imbalance, bias, immaturity and plain ignorance in large swathes of gamers and reporting“!?

    And that he will “deliberately make efforts to correct this imbalance using the words, facts, experience and objectivity at my disposal.“!?

    Get over yourself. Show some humility like Phil does.

    #70 6 years ago
  71. Psychotext

    No backpedalling involved Shatner. I’m trying to clarify if there’s really one rule for me and another for you. If I have to save my championing for those that value it, do you too?

    #71 6 years ago
  72. JonFE

    Pat, apparently Shatner has made it a personal quest to make us more clever by forcing us to read his comments without spaces. I suggest he should also type them backwards to strengthen the training.

    #72 6 years ago
  73. Hunam

    People read his posts?

    Clearly if he is being a child he’s not worth anyone’s attention. Except mine right now, but now no more.

    #73 6 years ago
  74. Shatner


    #74 6 years ago
  75. Shatner


    #75 6 years ago
  76. Shatner


    #76 6 years ago
  77. JonFE

    Thanks Shatner, that was impressive :-D

    #77 6 years ago


    A supposed defender of the victims of software piracy encouraging others to break contracts and acquire software by deception.

    The sheer hypocrisy speaks volumes.

    #78 6 years ago
  79. Shatner


    #79 6 years ago
  80. Shatner


    #80 6 years ago

    I didn’t say you, Phil the schizo troll.

    You clearly said “folks”. Obviously, this discussion has been about SCEA from the start, or are you so stupid that his needs spelling out for you!?

    Silly lunatic.

    Nice dodging there Phil. You don’t seem to be able to admit that Americans can’t get this game without THEFT.

    Keep taking the pills. You clearly need them.

    #81 6 years ago
  82. Shatner


    #82 6 years ago
  83. Shatner


    #83 6 years ago

    Yeah, good dodging again there. You’re clearly suffering from some sort of psycological problem.

    You’ve given a blanket encouragement for “FOLKS” to get the demo.

    All along you’ve dribble-spat gibberish about there being no problem here, because the demo is free.

    While still refusing to aknowledge that the demo is NOT free to those who fall under SCEA.

    Now you are officially an INTERNET HERO!


    #84 6 years ago
  85. Newbie101

    is there a ban function? CommentsLikeThis is getting on my tits!

    #85 6 years ago
  86. Shatner



    #86 6 years ago



    #87 6 years ago
  88. Shatner


    #88 6 years ago


    #89 6 years ago
  90. Shatner


    #90 6 years ago

    Still dodging.

    Still won’t admit that he ENCOURAGES SOFTWARE THEFT!!

    #91 6 years ago
  92. Shatner



    #92 6 years ago


    run away because you’ve been EXPOSED for the SUPER TROLL that you are.

    #93 6 years ago
  94. Shatner


    #94 6 years ago

    Nice BACK TRACKING there Phil.

    What was that supposed to be, a disclaimer??


    #95 6 years ago
  96. Shatner




    #96 6 years ago

    Phil, you’re so BAD at feigning ignorance.

    As has already been discussed above, if you download this demo, and you live in the US, and you LIE, by pretending to live in Europe, when you don’t, you’ve broken the terms of your PSN contract.

    That means that you have LIED in order to acquire software that the SOFTWARE DEVELOPER doesn’t want you to have.

    There is no difference between this, and LYING to install an ILLEGAL piece of software.


    This demo is NOT free to those who do not have a legitimate reason to have a European account.

    You ARE WRONG.

    Get over yourself.

    #97 6 years ago
  98. Captain Fruitloop

    I’m now definitely favouring the ‘mental breakdown’ theory.

    #98 6 years ago
  99. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t believe this thread. I’ve created a monster.

    #99 6 years ago
  100. Shatner



    #100 6 years ago
  101. wz

    I enjoy your conversations (really, I do, I also laugh when little kids fall off their bikes), but you should know that you DO have some issues :D

    #101 6 years ago
  102. G1GAHURTZ

    Good response totally IGNORING the fact that you are WRONG!

    I’d take that diversionary nonsense as an ADMISSION OF FAILURE then Phil.

    Well done.

    #102 6 years ago
  103. Shatner


    #103 6 years ago
  104. G1GAHURTZ

    Besides, I think that any rational person will find that it was me who made the first comment here.

    It was YOU who “WADED” in trying to DEFEND your BELOVED SONY by feebly attempting to mention an ms exclusive.

    FAIL again.

    #104 6 years ago
  105. Shatner



    #105 6 years ago
  106. G1GAHURTZ

    Maybe I will when I buy a PS3 in 2 weeks time!!

    #106 6 years ago
  107. Shatner


    #107 6 years ago
  108. Shatner



    #108 6 years ago
  109. G1GAHURTZ

    More dodging, as the SUPER FAIL TROLL refuses to accept that his BELOVED Sony DON’T WANT PEOPLE IN THE US TO HAVE THIS DEMO FOR FREE.

    They don’t want people to have it, and by telling people to do it, YOU ARE MAKING THEM LOSE whatever money they might have put into setting up this deal.


    #109 6 years ago
  110. G1GAHURTZ



    #110 6 years ago
  111. Shatner



    #111 6 years ago
  112. Shatner



    #112 6 years ago
  113. G1GAHURTZ



    The demo is NOT FREE IN THE US.

    The decision to make the demo only available to people who pre-order the game is STUPID. LIKE YOU.

    You FAIL at trying to BACK TRACK and create a pathetic DIVERSION from your STUPIDITY.

    You came in here to TROLL and defend your BELOVED SONY from negative comments that MORE THAN ONE PERSON was giving.

    You are LOW-LIFE SCUM that does nothing but exist to IRRITATE and ANNOY people.


    #113 6 years ago
  114. Shatner



    #114 6 years ago
  115. Retroid

    If MS only released a demo on Live for people who’d pre-ordered the game, it’d deserve a Joey.

    Sony have done it a few times now (IIRC), so deserve a joey.


    #115 6 years ago
  116. Michael O'Connor

    I think Sony may have misunderstood the whole point of a demo…

    #116 6 years ago

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  • Pac-Man invades the streets of Google Maps

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  • Cities: Skylines in-development mod contains first-person multiplayer

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  • Survarium launches on Steam Early Access later this week

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  • Evolve’s latest content update with Behemoth and Observer Mode arrives today

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  • Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles India and Russia coming, China episode set for April

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  • GTA 5 official PC trailer debuts April 2 in 60fps

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  • Dishonored and Never Alone are two of your April PS Plus offerings

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  • Going back to Jade Empire’s universe “comes up pretty regularly” at Bioware

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  • How to listen to the Vice City soundtrack while playing GTA 5

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  • Completionists could spend over 200 hours in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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  • Limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight Steel Grey PS4 announced

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  • Super Mario 64 HD project receives takedown notice from Nintendo

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  • Dying Light players should use “extreme caution” handling Antizin injections tomorrow

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  • Nintendo of America’s hosting a Nintendo Direct on April 1

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  • How eSports changed Call of Duty

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  • Destiny: how does the road ahead look?

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.09 improves Heists matchmaking

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  • Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more make up this week’s Deals with Gold

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  • GTA 5: parallax occlusion mapping is gone, but framerate is better

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  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

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  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 31: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

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  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

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  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

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  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

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  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

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  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

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  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

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  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

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  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

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  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

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  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

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  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

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  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

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  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

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  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

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  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

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  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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