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Blades of Time and Birds of Steel demos land on XBLM

The Major has announced that demos for Blades of Time and Birds of Steel are now available via the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Demos headlines

  • Nintendo re-releases 50 WiiWare demos

    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, […]

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  • New video illustrates Mass Effect 3-Reckoning demo crossover

    We’ve already told you about the upcoming double-act that is Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – play the demo of one game to receive unlockable items in the other? In case you’re not so familiar with the deal, EA has thoughtfully sent over a new trailer to explain what’s what.

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  • Cross-demo promotion announced for Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    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.

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  • PSA: Madden 12 and Driver demos out today in US

    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.

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  • Xbox Live demos: Apache, Joyride, Rock Band 3

    Microsoft has released a few demos for you to try out over the weekend.

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  • XBL demos: WRC FIA World Rally Championship, Gothic 4

    The Major has posted an update for Xbox Live, and it looks as though a couple more demos are available now in case Enslaved doesn’t float your boat.

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  • DJ Hero 2 and Warriors of Rock demos hit Xbox Live

    Activision has released demos for both DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on Xbox Live.

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  • Crytek CEO says demos are "a luxury” and “prohibitively expensive”

    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.

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  • EA doesn't plan to charge for "traditionally free game demos"

    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 […]

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  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen demo now available on XBL

    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 […]

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  • Weekly US Nintendo releases: Demos, Indiana Jones, Street Fighter II

    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: WiiWare 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) Virtual […]

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  • Nintendo to offer WiiWare demos starting this month

    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 […]

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  • Valve announces release dates for the Left 4 Dead 2 demo

    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, […]

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  • Band Hero demo up on Xbox Live

    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 […]

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  • Indie and other games of interest: Gray Matter, Great Battles, free stuff

    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 […]

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  • Final Fantasy XIII demos arrive in Japanese retail stores [Update]

    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 […]

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  • Updated World of Goo Linux and Mac demos released

    Haven’t played World of Goo yet? Linux or Mac user? You’re in luck. Updated demos for both are now available here and here. Not exactly sure what “updated” entails, but it should give you something to do later at any rate.

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  • All premium content and demo stuff in the past week

    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 […]

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  • GDC: No demos for WiiWare

    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 […]

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