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Forza Motorsport 4 demo now available

Forza Motorsport 4 demo now available

As promised, a demo for Turn 10's Xbox 360-exclusive race 'em up Forza Motorsport 4 is now available for Xbox Live Gold members. Accompanying the demo is a new trailer featuring professional curmudgeon and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, here to tell us all that it's nice to making a brum-brum go zoom-zoom.

Read more: What's in the demo? »

"That was right out of Gilliam's "Brazil" playbook. Anyone else pick up on that? "
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Sengoku demo: feudal Japanese strategy

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Sengoku demo: feudal Japanese strategy

Strategy fans who like their games deep, complex and featuring samurai should try out the demo for Paradox's Sengoku, released ahead of the full game's launch tomorrow. You can download the 250MB demo here at Shacknews.

Read more: Lead a samurai clan in feudal Japan »

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Hard Reset demo available now

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Hard Reset demo available now

In advance of its release next week, a Hard Reset demo hit the Net to offer a taste of its cyberpunk styled robot-blasting action. The veteran PC developers at Flying Wild Hog have put together a good looking game that definitely taps that old-school PC shooter vibe. But don't take my word for it, give the demo a try. It offers around 20 to 30 minutes worth of action, giving you time to play around with the game's weapon customization system, and search around for hidden areas. You can grab the standalone demo from our link above or from Steam.

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"I found the gameplay itself a bit boring, but I am impressed with the performance and smoothness ..."
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The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

The Gunstringer swaggers onto Xbox 360, spurs clinking, in a demo out now for Twisted Pixel's puppety Kinect-exclusive arcade shooter. If you're looking for a Kinect game with fewer hoedowns and more showdowns, give it a bash.

Read more: Giddy on up »

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

Sniveling servants of the false emperor can can walk a mile in the clonking great ceramic boots of Ultramarine Captain Titus next week with the launch of the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo. It'll hit PC and Xbox 360 on August 23, then PlayStation 3 on August 24.

Read more: But there are ways to play it early »

"You have to change the aspect ratio and then click the resolution and it will cycle through. ..."
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Bodycount demo out on Xbox 360 now, PS3 later

Bodycount demo out on Xbox 360 now, PS3 later

Do you hate the world? The demo for Codemasters' destruction-mad shooter Bodycount might not let you outright end everything and put us all out of our unending misery, but it will let you smash up a small virtual corner of it. The demo launched today on Xbox 360, and "will follow" for PlayStation 3.

Watch: A peek at the demo »

"Not very good at all.. Took a while to load, gameplay tries to copy Bulletstorm and does a ..."
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Madden and Driver demos hit Live and PSN

Madden and Driver demos hit Live and PSN

All is right with the football world again. Training camps are in session, the preseason is right around the corner, and today the demo for this year's Madden arrives for download on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. A full game of five minute quarters, playable on all three difficulties, with either traditional or "GameFlow" play calling gives gamers a good look at this year's offering. And it's a strong matchup, recreating last year's NFC Championship tilt pitting the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in Soldier Field.

Read more: Driver demo also takes to the streets »

"... Really? Wheelman? ... Nevermind ... not going to start something. How is a game based on a ..."
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Tropico 4 PC demo released

Tropico 4 PC demo released

Do you have the shrewd business sense, grand vision, and golden epaulettes to rule a tropical island nation as El Presidente? You can put your inner dictator to the test in the Tropico 4 PC demo released today, a 1.69GB download available here at Shacknews.

Read more: What's in the demo »

"Yea, I play so far out the graphics are not really that different."
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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not getting demo

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not getting demo

It's no surprise to hear, but we now have now solid confirmation that Bethesda won't release a demo for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, due to the fantasy RPG's "size and complexity."

"No, we won't be doing a demo. With a game this size and complexity, it's really hard to do a demo that represents the game truly," Skyrim lead producer Craig Lafferty has told Gameplanet (via Eurogamer). "It'd be a gigantic demo as well. So we won't be doing a demo."

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"I'd wager you're not a developer in any shape or form, otherwise you wouldn't be talking about ..."
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Catherine demo on PS3 & Xbox 360 next week

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Catherine demo on PS3 & Xbox 360 next week

Atlus' bizarre puzzle game, Catherine, will be available for everyone to try next week on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. A free demo will be available on July 12th, giving players a chance to experience the surreal nightmare world from the developers of the critically acclaimed Persona series.

While Catherine is largely a puzzle game, it certainly wears its M rating proudly. For proof, look no further than this new trailer, showcasing some of the game's English voice acting, as well as animation from Studio 4°C, best known for their work on Tekkonkinkreet. Read more »

"The main "story mode" part of the game is essentially two sections: 1: A "day" cycle of ..."
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Duke Nukem Forever demo out now on PC, 360

Duke Nukem Forever demo out now on PC, 360

Given Duke Nukem Forever's lengthy development, its release last week was inevitably going to lead to controversy. While different corners of the Internet still curse or praise Duke's return, there's one easy way to see for yourself--play the demo, out today.

The Xbox 360 demo is now available from the Xbox Live Marketplace, presently exclusive to Live Gold subscribers. The PC demo is also out now, available from Steam. Read more »

"I really wanted to like it but I didn't even finish the demo..."
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Project Zomboid pre-alpha demo released

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Project Zomboid pre-alpha demo released

While zombie fans have yet to receive the ultra-realistic, hardcore, brutal undead apocalypse survival game many of them so loudly crave, indie offering Project Zomboid is shaping up to be something close. You can give it a whirl thanks to a newly-release PC demo, available for download here at Shacknews.

Developed by Indie Stone Studios, Project Zomboid is a sandbox zombie survival RPG that'll let you live out your last days in a zombie-infested world. As well as (obviously) killing zombies, you'll be looting, crafting and barricading to eke out a little more life. However, if the zombies don't get you, other survivors might. Read more »

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Dungeon Siege 3 PC demo launched

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Dungeon Siege 3 PC demo launched

If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the video game news spilling out of E3, perhaps you need to take a break and actually play a video game. Say, a demo for the PC edition of Obsidian's dungeon-crawling action-RPG Dungeon Siege III.

As Dungeon Siege III is a Steamworks game on PC, you'll need to hit up Steam to download the demo. It's a 1.5GB download. Read more »

"I'm one of the few who liked alpha protocol but this has lower production values than Dungeon ..."
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Halo: Reach demo out today

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Halo: Reach demo out today

For those who have yet to experience 2010's hollow hit first-person shooter, a Halo: Reach demo is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The 1.74GB download offers snippets of both the campaign and multiplayer. As a bonus, there's $20 off the full game through Games on Demand for the next week.

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"Ah man, I thought this was a demo for PC or something, got excited. "
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Duke Nukem Forever demo arrives for 'First Access Club' on June 3

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Duke Nukem Forever demo arrives for 'First Access Club' on June 3

[Update] - Gearbox has confirmed the "First Access" demo will be available across all three platforms. A demo date for non-FAC members was not clarified.

[Original Story] - 2K Games and Gearbox Software have just announced that "First Access Club" members will be able to download a Duke Nukem Forever demo on June 3. "First Access" is granted by either pre-ordering Duke Nukem Forever or currently owning (and registering) the Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands. Read more »

"I would love to see how they try and contain the PC version of the demo to "first access" club ..."
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