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Rage demo on Xbox 360 now, PS3 on December 6

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 22, 2011 7:15am PST

Have you forgotten about id's latest shooter, Rage? If you haven't given it a chance yet, you'll be able to sample some mega-texture fun with a free downloadable demo on Xbox Live.

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"Those are some great examples of the benefits textures gain from the Mega Texture technology. "

- Lucy Labia see all 16 comments

Achron demo and price cut open up time travel

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 15, 2011 5:00pm PST

Any RTS player worth their salt knows that time is a valuable resource, but rarely as literally as in Achron. Developer Hazardous Software has now released a demo of the time-travelling RTS and cut its price.

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"Sadly, those who have already bought Achron cannot skip back to the past and buy at the new, ..."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 5 comments

Anno 2070 demo sets sail on PC

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 04, 2011 10:15am PDT

After a whistlestop tour of the past, city-building strategy series Anno (aka Dawn of Discovery) is preparing to blast off into the future with Anno 2070. Ubisoft is giving a taste of that gleaming future today in a demo out now.

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"Really excited for this one. Bought 1404 (dawn of discovery) on a whim during a sale... really ..."

- A4cToBeReckoned see all 9 comments

Lord of the Rings: War in the North demo exclusively on OnLive

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 02, 2011 2:15pm PDT

With The Lord of the Rings: War in the North now in stores, you may be wondering where the demo is. Turns out, the only one is on OnLive.

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"Was really hoping to try a steam demo to see whether or not to buy. Thanks for saving me money!"

- zuff see all 5 comments

Nintendo 3DS eShop getting DLC, demos, and web store

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 28, 2011 6:15am PDT

Demos, downloadable content, and a web-based storefront are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed during his latest financial results briefing.

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"how is this good? it just means they can release half a story, then nickle and dime you for the ..."

- soundcreepy see all 3 comments

Grease Dance demo screeches onto Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 25, 2011 3:00pm PDT

If you've got chills, they're multiplying, and you suspect you may be losing control, do not panic. You see, the power the Grease Dance demo for Xbox 360 Kinect is supplying today is, quite simply, electrifying.

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"i wonder how much money kinect is making for MS, seems like they are dumping a lot into ..."

- jellyrabbit see all 3 comments

Mass Effect 3 demo coming in January

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 21, 2011 7:00am PDT

You'll be able to get an early look of Mass Effect 3 via a pre-release downloadable demo this January. To secure early access to the demo, you'll want to buy Battlefield 3.

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"Whats the point? Thing is gonna sell like hot cakes no matter what. Why ruin it? Besides from ..."

- rtricoche see all 5 comments

Sonic Generations demo #2 reintroduces Classic and Modern Sonic

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2011 9:45am PDT

A second demo for Sonic Generations is coming very soon, and this time, you'll be able to play as the taller, cooler, lock-on-ier Modern Sonic.

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"I loved Sonic Adventure when it came out... but if you go back and play it again now... in some ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

Orcs Must Die! PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2011 3:15pm PDT

A three-level PC demo has arrived for Robot Entertainment's action-y tower defense game Orcs Must Die! ahead of its release on XBLA tomorrow and PC next week.

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"First thing I thought was "I will try the xbox version" instead..."

- Lightzout see all 24 comments

Need for Speed The Run demo available on October 18

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2011 7:15am PDT

The downloadable demo of Need for Speed: The Run hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on October 18.

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"*yawn* I don't know if its just me but has Need for speed lost its Unf! because I feel its just ..."

- Lickuright see all 2 comments

Forza Motorsport 4 demo now available

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 03, 2011 11:00am PDT

As promised, the Forza 4 demo launched today, letting Xbox Live Gold members take a spin on the new Bernese Alps track in five cars and three events.

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"That was right out of Gilliam's "Brazil" playbook. Anyone else pick up on that? "

- Jobos see all 57 comments

Sengoku demo: feudal Japanese strategy

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 12, 2011 3:15pm PDT

Paradox Interactive has released a demo for its grand strategy game set in feudal Japan, letting you lead a samurai clan following the collapse of the Ashikaga Shoguns. The full game launches tomorrow.

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Hard Reset demo available now

By Garnett Lee, Sep 07, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Developer Flying Wild Hog released a demo for Hard Reset, its cyberpunk shooter due out next week. We've got the standalone file for download or it can be had on Steam.

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"I found the gameplay itself a bit boring, but I am impressed with the performance and smoothness ..."

- hyperwired see all 16 comments

The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 31, 2011 6:00am PDT

If you fancy Kinect games with fewer hoedowns and more showdowns, you can give 'Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel's arcade shooter The Gunstringer a whirl in the demo out now.

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 18, 2011 6:00am PDT

Sniveling servants of the false emperor can walk a mile in the clonking great ceramic boots of Captain Titus next week in the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo, which launches August 23 on PC and Xbox 360 then August 24 on PS3.

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"You have to change the aspect ratio and then click the resolution and it will cycle through. ..."

- X1ph3r see all 22 comments