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Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox One and 360 this weekend

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox One and 360 this weekend

For several years now, Activision has occasionally opened up the multiplayer side of Call of Duty games to everyone on PC through Steam for special weekend events. It's always been more conservative on consoles, though. The first multiplayer demo for consoles finally arrives this weekend, giving a taste of Call of Duty: Ghosts' MP on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Read more: With three maps and four modes »

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Lighting Returns: FF13 demo out today for realises

Lighting Returns: FF13 demo out today for realises

When a demo for the trilogy-capping RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII unexpectedly popped up on Xbox 360 last week, Square Enix quickly pulled it it, citing a "technical glitch." Today, it's really coming realsies for keeps, arriving on both 360 and PlayStation 3.

Read more: Free bonus items in the full game for playing »

""On PS3, simply downloading the demo will net you the 'Utsusemi Garb' DLC for free in the full ..."
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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z demo available on Xbox 360 and PS3

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z demo available on Xbox 360 and PS3

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is due in January, but you can start a skirmish of sorts right now. Namco Bandai has released a fairly substantial demo on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, with and your progress will carry over to the main game.

Read more: Single-player, co-op, and multiplayer samples »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

The better half of Killzone: Shadow Fall is the multiplayer. If you want to give it a try, Sony has announced plans for a free multiplayer weekend. The game's online offerings will be free from December 28 through 31.

Read more: Pre-load goes live tomorrow »

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Diablo 3 demo hits Xbox 360 and PS3

Diablo 3 demo hits Xbox 360 and PS3

Whether you're new to Diablo altogether or just curious about how it plays on a controller, Blizzard yesterday released a Diablo III demo for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 following its console launch last week. Like the PC demo, it offers a chunk of the first act, up to the Skeleton King boss battle.

Read more: Co-op for parties but not matchmaking »

"Is it just me or does loot rarely drop in the demo? I think I looted a total of 15 items from ..."
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PC demo released

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PC demo released

Yes, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo may have hit consoles almost three years ago, but look, the game's three years late in coming to PC so a demo is still jolly exciting to us. It's out now, ahead of the PC Ultimate Edition's long-overdue launch on August 27.

Read more: PC supports fancier graphics at 60fps »

"Yeah, it looked phenomenal. I think it might have actually come out in Japan..?"
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Gran Turismo 6 demo launches July 2

Gran Turismo 6 demo launches July 2

If you weren't able to catch a ride to E3, you'll be able to give Gran Turismo 6 a spin over the 4th of July weekend. Sony has announced that a demo will be available to download on PS3 starting July 2nd.

Not only will the demo give you a taste of what to expect from Polyphony's next racer, it will enter you into the GT Academy competition. The best qualifying times in the demo will advance to the National Finals, where players will compete for a chance to become a real competitive racer.

Read more: 'Free bonus content' for playing »

"Cool, I am interested in getting a better look. There hasnt been that much info out of E3 on it ..."
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Company of Heroes 2 campaign demo released

Company of Heroes 2 campaign demo released

Some E3 demoes are broadcast for the world to watch, some are only for us to write about, and some, well, we wouldn't be allowed to tell you about those for months. How delightful, then, that the Company of Heroes 2 campaign mission shown at E3 is now available for everyone to play. Huzzah!

Read more: Cross a frozen lake under German fire »

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SWAT 'em up Door Kickers breaches alpha demo

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SWAT 'em up Door Kickers breaches alpha demo

While SWAT games and other real-time tactical affairs were popular in late Nineties and early Noughties, the joys of planning and executing assaults and rescues were largely forgotten for many years. Hey, wipe that single tear from your cheek, you silly nostalgic soul, and download the alpha demo for top-down real-time tactical SWAT 'em up Door Kickers.

Watch: Kicking doors and taking names (for tombstones) »

"If it was, it would be missing a lot of the tactical depth that makes this game what it is."
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Fuse demo launches May 7

Fuse demo launches May 7

Considering Fuse is the first multiplatform release from Ratchet & Clank creator Insomniac Games, one might expect a little more buzz (that's an industry term) around the shooter. Perhaps we're a little tired of third-person cover-based shooters. But gamebees (likewise) can often be attracted with demoflowers, so publisher EA plans to plant a few (release a demo) next Tuesday.

Read more: Kill men! »

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Injustice demo strikes PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 2

Injustice demo strikes PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 2

Who would win in a fight? Batman, Wonder Woman, or Lex Luthor? While the answers are available in my fanfic, you can create your own story in the free playable demo of Injustice: Gods Among Us. Available on April 2nd on PlayStation Network and April 3rd on Xbox Live Marketplace, the demo will include these three characters and the "Gotham City" stage.

"Fans can get a taste of the included characters' unique super powers and individual move-sets as they destroy elements of the world and fight through the multi-tiered arena," the press release notes.

Watch: Batman vs. Wonder Woman »

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Rayman Legends full online challenge mode coming as 'second demo'

Rayman Legends full online challenge mode coming as 'second demo'

When Ubisoft announced it was delaying the nearly-finished Wii U edition of Rayman Legends so it could launch alongside Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, it discovered fans--and even developers--weren't wholly satisfied with that. Quelle suprise! It hastily promised a second demo for Wii U, and has now revealed that'll actually be the full online challenge mode.

Watch: Challenges generated daily and weekly »

"Now people with WiiU's are going to get so much practice the game will be too easy once it's ..."
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New Rayman Legends demo coming to Wii U as apology for delay

New Rayman Legends demo coming to Wii U as apology for delay

In spite of being nearly complete with the Wii U version of Rayman Legends, Ubisoft delayed the game from February to September--a seven month wait for gamers that are already hungry for new content. Wii U owners were even more frustrated when Ubisoft admitted that the delay was solely to accommodate the just-announced PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

"There are no issues with the game development," Ubisoft PR specialist Sarah Irvin admitted. "The only reason for the delay is to release on multiple platforms."

Read more: Ubisoft wanted to launch simultaneously »

"I've always thought that they would port it to other systems, eventually. But not BEFORE ..."
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Omerta - City of Gangsters PC demo released

Omerta - City of Gangsters PC demo released

With Tropico 4 developer Haemimont's gangster strategy game Omerta - City of Gangsters arriving on PC next week, publisher Kalypso has released a demo offering a taste of mobster life. Omerta is more action-oriented than Tropico, with turn-based tactical combat, so grab the 793MB download here at Shacknews and see how it shapes up.

Read more: Packing two single-player missions »

"From the gameplay stream, looks like it will be more open ended than just a simple 15 hours then ..."
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Rayman Legends demo coming to eShop next week, game available February

Rayman Legends demo coming to eShop next week, game available February

So far, the Wii U eShop has a lone demo: FIFA Soccer 13. But, if football isn't quite your fancy, you'll be glad to know that next week, the eShop will be updated with a demo for the Wii U-exclusive platformer, Rayman Legends.

Read more: Full game hitting in February »

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