Tag Archives: demos
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 15:03 GMT
The Major has announced that demos for Blades of Time and Birds of Steel are now available via the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 14:46 GMT
Nintendo has seemingly re-released 50 WiiWare demos to the service. As correctly detailed by D’Toid, Nintendo tried a trial service with demos for specific titles back in 2009 before, soon after, dropping them altogether. The titles ended up returning to the WiiWare service in late 2010, but again slowly started disappearing one at a time. Now, demos for titles such as the Bit.Trip series, World of Goo, And Yet It Moves, Cave Story, Final Fantasy, and others are back online. Might want to fire up the Wii real fast in case the demos disappear again. Full story’s at the link.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 06:32 GMT
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 15:03 GMT
Playing the upcoming demos for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3 will unlock special “inspired” items for both games, all of which were designed by Reckoning artist Todd McFarlane.
Tue, Aug 09, 2011 | 17:43 BST
Just a friendly reminder that demos for Madden NFL 12 and Driver: San Francisco are out today on XBL and PSN in the US. UK folks will get the demos on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow with the usual updates.
Fri, Nov 05, 2010 | 16:20 GMT
Microsoft has released a few demos for you to try out over the weekend.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | 16:51 BST
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 | 14:51 BST
Activision has released demos for both DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on Xbox Live.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 | 20:12 BST
Crytek CEO and co-founder Cevat Yerli has said that he’s not sure if a demo for Crysis 2 will be made available as free tasters are “a luxury” that becomes “prohibitively expensive” for game studios to make.
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | 02:38 GMT
Earlier today, word got out that EA plans to charge for Premium DLC as a sort of demo for larger games. That right there, EA, is the line, and you’re just one pinky toe away from crossing it.
Speaking with Kotaku, however, EA’s Jeff Brown promised that we needn’t worry about forking over cash for “traditionally free” bite-sized portions of game content.
Tue, Dec 08, 2009 | 22:29 GMT
Activison has released a demo for Guitar Hero: Van Halen on Xbox Live.
Here are the tracks you can try out:
- “Dope Nose” – Weezer
- “The End of Heartache” – Killswitch Engage
- “Eruption” – Van Halen
- “Panama” – Van Halen
Game’s out on December 22 for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii.
We got it free with Guitar Hero 5, just so you know.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 20:11 GMT
Nintendo has sent over its weekly list of US downloads, and as promised, you can now play demos.
Here’s the list, with the full PR below the breaky:
- Pokémon Rumble (1500 WP)
- BIT.TRIP BEAT (Demo)
- Final Fantasy:Crystal Chronicles – My Life as a Darklord (Demo)
- NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (Demo)
- World of Goo (Demo)
- Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures (800 WP)
- Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (700 WP)
- Art Style: DIGIDRIVE (500 DSi Points)
- Arcade Bowling (200 DSi Points)
- Robot Rescue (200 DSi Points)
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 17:04 GMT
Nintendo plans to launch demos of different WiiWare games later in the month.
This bit of info came straight from Satoru Iwata during Nintendo’s financial briefing, stating that it was to help stimulate sales of offerings on the service.
Initially, it will cover only a few titles and it is also unknown at this time whether the option will make it outside of Japan or not, so we’ll contact Nintendo and see if we can find out more for you.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 17:15 BST
Valve has announced details and timing for the demo of Left 4 Dead 2.
Apparently, the demo features gameplay taken from The Parish campaign set in the French Quarter.
Playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections on both the Xbox 360 and PC and two-player split screen available on the 360, the demo features all the new boss infected zombies and melee weapons included in the full product.
Those who pre-order the game will obtain early access to the demo on October 27, and then it will then be made available to Xbox Live Gold members and all PC gamers on November 3.
The Silver members will be able to try it out come November 10.
Full thing hits November 17.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 16:58 BST
The Major has announced that a demo for Band Hero is up on Xbox Live Marketplace.
We think it’s only for Goldens at the moment, and it’s available everywhere except for Asia.
The demo features Finger Eleven’s “Paralyzer”, Katrina & The Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine” and Taylor Swift’s “Picture to Burn” and includes Party Play and Sing-Along mode.
Head on over here to learn more.
Sat, Oct 10, 2009 | 19:24 BST
This week in indie and other games of interest, we have an update on Gray Matter, some free-to-play titles, and a couple demos for you to try out.
Also of note: Iceberg Interactive’s announced the release of the bundle British Horror Pack consisting of Dark Fall: The Journal Classic Edition, Dark Fall: Lights Out The Director’s Cut Edition, and Barrow Hill; Slitherine has digitally released History: Great Battles – Medieval earlier than the physical disc; and there’s a zombie game titled Zombie Driver which has you pulling a Rebecca Gayheart on the undead with your vehicle.
Loads more is through the jump. Be prepared. It’ a massive wall of text and bullets.
Sun, Mar 29, 2009 | 12:03 BST
The Final Fantasy Advent Children: Complete Blu-ray discs have arrived in Japanese retail stores and you can see one retailer holding the box in is hand here.
A demo of Final Fantasy XIII is included in the pack, so watch for movies very soon.
Still no word on when to expect the game to hit the western market.
More through the link.
Update 2: It looks as though this isn’t the movie’s packaging, rather a placement case for pre-order. Thanks, gehasoku.
Sun, Feb 22, 2009 | 18:04 GMT
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 | 16:07 BST
We have to link to this, because we know how much Rob loves doing it. It’s a list of all premium content and demos you would have found in the past week on Xbox Live, PSN, VC, Steam and Metaboli. For instance, did you know that there was a Disney’s Vile Villains: Ruthless theme available on Live for 150 Microsoft Points now? Of course not. How could you? But you do now, and that means Rob’s efforts have been worthwhile. Great job, Rob.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 | 06:48 GMT
Here. Nintendo appeared to confirm yesterday that there would be no Xbox Live-style demo culture on its upcoming Wii download service, WiiWare.
Nintendo of America director of project development Tom Prata said that “having demos [is] … not a requirement from Nintendo.”
WiiWare is slated to launch in America on May 12. No launch date for Europe has been announced by Nintendo as yet.