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Bad Company 2 Demo out now on XBL!

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

The Multiplayer Demo for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been released onto Xbox Live.  Sadly, It is currently a gold exclusive.   The demo takes up just over a 1 Gig on your hard drive and I must say that it is very fun.

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Heavy Rain to get a demo on the 11th of Febuary

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

When Heavy Rain was first announced I immediatly knew that this game was a day one buy. But you couldn’t help but be afraid of spoilers, especially with a story centric game like Heavy Rain.

Luckily Heavy Rain director David Cage is probably more cautious, about your hype experience being as spoiler free as possible, than you yourself.

That dedicated mindset is reflected by the demo of the game, soon to be released on the 11th of Febuary. The demo bulid itself, while still taking place within the canon of Heavy Rain, is removed from the main story arc that drives the main game.

You could even say it’s a downloadable short story to warm you up to the atmosphere of the seemingly endless hard copy drama.

Though in this sense, it does retract from the point of having a demo. Heavy Rain is reduced to a quicktime event tech-demo without it’s compelling story. So why have a demo featuring a different scene than the ones in the game? Anyone can press a button in the right context, which means this demo being meant as a gameplay tutorial is out of the question.

If you already had your mind set on buying this game, the demo won’t give you exactly what you’re hoping for, since it will only serve as a presentational piece rather than a proper interlude.

New on the Playstation Store!

March 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Red Baron Arcade
Engage in the ultamate World War 1 arcade flight shooter, Red Baron Arcade. Grab the flight stick of 20 historic WWI planes and battlecountless enemies in over 36 varied levels. This will cost $9.99 and is rated T for Teen.

Qore Episode 10: March 2009
Episode 10 of Qore™: Presented by thePlayStation®Network visits the Big Surf Islandexpansion to Burnout Paradise and visits Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena developer StarbreezeStudios. Also as a thank you to annual subscribers, you will get a free code for high velocity bowling, now you have a reson not to play Wii Bowling anymore. This episode will cost the usual of $2.99, Rated RP-M

MILK
Universal Pictures
Based on the true story, Academy Award® – winner Sean Penn stars in this stirring celebration of Harvey Milk. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone proclaims it “an American classic — 4 stars!”
To buy in SD $14.99
To rent in SD $3.99 HD $5.99
Rated R

Battlestar Galactica Season 4
NBC/Universal
Battlestar is Back! As season 4 opens, the last remnants of humanity continue their search for a new home, and the thin line that separates them from the rapidly evolving Cylons is being redrawn. Galactica’s crew, rocked by Starbuck’s sudden and mysterious return from the dead — and her claims that she has been to Earth and can lead them there — attempts to make sense of the inexplicable…
Purchase
$1.99 SD
$2.99 HD
Rated TV-14

Game / Game Add on downloads

Watchmen: TheEnd is Nigh
Rated M:Blood, Violence,Strong Language $19.99

NOBY NOBY BOY™
Rated E:Comic Mischief $9.99

Flower™
Rated E $9.99

Savage Moon™
Rated T:Blood and Gore,Fantasy Violence $9.99

Bejeweled® 2
Rated E $9.99

3 on 3 NHL®Arcade
Rated E:Comic Mischief $9.99

G TI Club+
Rated E $9.99

Magic Ball™
Rated E:Alcohol Reference,Mild CartoonViolence $9.99

Street Fighter®IV ShoryukenPack
Rated T:Alcohol Reference,Mild SuggestiveThemes, Violence $3.99

Call of Duty® 4:Modern Warfare™Variety Map Pack
Rated M:Blood and Gore,Intense Violence,Strong Language $9.99

Street Fighter®IV Femme Fatale Pack
Rated T:Alcohol Reference,Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence $3.99

Prince of Persia®Epilogue
Rated T:Alcohol Reference,Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence $9.99

BUZZ!™Junior: Jungle Party
Rated E10+:Crude Humor, Comic Mischief$4.99

The Chronicles of Riddick: Demo
Rated M:Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language

BUZZ!™ Quiz TV National Geographic™:Prehistoric Pack
Rated T:Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence$7.99

Rock Band:All I Want -Offspring
Rated T:Lyrics, Suggestive Themes $1.99

Astro Tripper
Rated E:Mild Fantasy Violence$4.99

Wheelman Demo
Rated T:Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence

Hot Shots GolfOut of Bounds:Playable Sackboy™
Rated E:Mild Suggestive Themes $1.99

Street Fighter IV: Shadaloo Pack
Rated T:Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence $3.99

Resistance:Retribution Demo
Rated M:Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violance $Free!

Mercury Meltdown™
Guide your shimmering blob of liquid metal through acrazy cartoon world full of tricky traps and devious devices.The aim is simple: Progress through a series of wacky labs, avoid the dangers and escape without spilling your precious mercury.
$9.99View Details Rated E

italics=interesting/worth it

Demos with Vin Diesel

March 11, 2009 Leave a comment

In the past 2 week or so there have been lots of demo to come out on XBLM. Some good, Some bad and not 1 but 2 of them with Vin Diesel. While I suggest you check out all of the ones that interest you here is my opinion on them.


Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark A
thena

First up is Riddick. This is a remake of the stellar Xbox 1 title “Escape from Butcher Bay” Now stealth games are not really my favorite but from the demo its looks like it is a great game. The graphics are great the demo is a good length and most of all its fun. It took me a bit to get used to the controls as they are not quite as similar as most FPS games. But once I got ahold of the controls its a was good time killing with the blades that Riddick carries around with him. Overall its a fun demo that you should check out if you like FPS or stealth games.




Second is the game demo from the hit movie Wanted. Its a 3rd person action game with a gears of wars style cover system that works really well. The demo just throws you right into the game with no introduction to the controls. After playing the demo I found out that there was a tutorial in the options menu so watch out for that. Overall the demo made me more interested in the game and was very fun. This game is definitely on my radar now. Check out the demo

Legends of Wrestlemania

The demo has only 1 match type that is single player where you play as either hogan or Andre the giant. The wrestlers themselves look great but the crowd as well as other details have awful graphics. The controls are unintuitive and slow, and are very difficult to actually use them. Most of the grapple moves consits of quick time events that leave the game very boring. I’d pass on this.

Wheelman

The second demo with Vin Diesel is Wheelman. This demo is based off of his upcoming movie of the same name. It’s a driving game with really bad driving physics but for some reason its fun to play. Its a very arcade like game and has some cool idea’s It does not seem like its triple A game but check out the demo for yourself.

Ninja Blade

This game is basically Microsoft’s version of Ninja Gaiden. Nuff Said, Play the demo, Its awesome. For those of you who have never played Ninja Gaiden its a 3rd person hack and slash game.

Halo Wars Demo Impressions

February 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Recently on Xbox Live there came a demo of a little RTS game called Halo Wars. Halo Wars is an RTS game that is supposedly suppose to redesign RTS games on the console, and it definitely delivers. As a hardcore RTS gamer coming to this it was a bit confusing for me because I was used to the crazy hardcore so called “confusing” controls of the games like command and conquer. Overall the demo will please someone just coming into RTS gaming. The game sets a while back from Halo1. The cut scenes look amazing and the animations are just like the FPS versions of the game. The demo lets you play 2 missions and 1 skirmish map, which is chasms, a snow glacier map.The controls are easy and quick to learn. A=select X=move to/attack Y=special attack/move B=cancel LB=select all units LT=I actually don’t know get RB=select all units on screen RT=scroll through selected units. That’s basically the controls of Halo Wars. So even if you don’t like RTSs but you are a Halo fan this is definitely the really long time it takes to download this 1.4 GB file.

Categories: Demo, Halo Wars, RTS