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Xbox One does not require demos, devs to make that decision

The Xbox 360 featured a demo for every Xbox Live Arcade release. It had to, because Microsoft made that a mandate. For the Xbox One however, things have changed, and now developers decide whether or not they want to release a demo. "It is (and always has been) up to game developers to do demos...

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Goodbye Deponia demo says hello to PC, Mac on Steam

A free demo for Goodbye Deponia, the third and final game in Daedalic's Deponia series, is available now on Steam for PC and Mac. The demo offers the first chapter of Goodbye Deponia. The game launched in full on October 17 and it's currently $20. A premium edition runs $25 and includes the...

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Oh snap: Microsoft demos Xbox One's snap feature in new video

Microsoft's Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Yusuf Mehdi guided players through a demo of the Xbox One's snap feature in the latest video for the home console slated to launch on November 22. The system's Kinect-based snap commands allows players to watch TV, surf the web and check on...

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Mega Man 2.5D fan-made demo out now

Indie developer Peter Sjöstrand has released a beta PC version of Mega Man 2.5D, a fan-made Mega Man series tribute that incorporates elements from the 8-bit games Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3. The demo version presents a remade version of Shadow Man's stage from Mega Man 3, expanded with...

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Indie teleportation platformer Aaru's Awakening beams down a demo

Lumenox Games, an indie studio hailing from Iceland, has issued a free demo for Aaru's Awakening, its upcoming hand-drawn teleportation-based platformer. The story of Aaru's Awakening centers around Aaru, a gorilla-like creature who is on a quest to destroy an evil entity. Players must...

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Sony: Try the PS4 at newly installed demo kiosks

Sony's got good news for those of you hoping to test out the PlayStation 4 prior to its launch: By visiting select retailers, players can try the PS4 right this very minute. According to Sony, these demo kiosks will be gradually rolled out over the coming weeks, leading up to the PS4 launch....

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes PC demo swings into action

PC-owning fans of both comic books and sharp, angular blocks can now find a free demo of Lego Marvel Super Heroes on the game's official website. As Eurogamer points out, the demo is relatively short look at the game's virtual Manhattan but does include playable Iron Man and Hulk sections as...

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The Stanley Parable demo hits Steam, full version out October 17

A demo version of Davey Wreden's first-person interactive short story The Stanley Parable is out now on Steam ahead of the full version's scheduled launch on October 17. Built on a Half-Life 2 mod project from 2011, The Stanley Parable is a brief, narrated experience that reflects on player...

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ArenaNet extends Guild Wars 2 sale, free trial

Developer ArenaNet has announced that the ongoing Guild Wars 2 free trial will be extended through next week. Instead of ending today as initially planned, European and American players will be able to experience the MMORPG free of charge until Monday, October 7 at 3AM EST. ArenaNet is also...

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Play Xbox One early at a few Microsoft Stores

Microsoft's Major Nelson is embarking upon a tour of the United States and Canada, opening new Microsoft Stores and visiting existing ones in order to show off the Xbox One to the general public. Obviously we're too scared to go outside too cool for large groups, but if you live in Massachusetts,...

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