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Dragon Quest Builders has a demo out for PS4 and Vita

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a demo, but I'll happily take the time to nab the trial for Dragon Quest Builders (PS4 here, PS Vita here). I'm so curious about this game. What initially looked like a me-too sandbox constructio...   read

 
 
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Valkyria: Azure Revolution is back for more with a new demo after fan feedback

Sega is trying again with the "2.0" demo for Valkyria: Azure Revolution. As it turns out, taking a storied strategic franchise and plopping tons of action elements into it might polarize fans, so the developers have tweaked a bunch of ...   read

 
 
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There's a Gravity Rush 2 demo up now on the Japanese PSN

Gravity Rush 2, the sequel to one of the best games ever, is nearly here. Well, it's still over two months away, but that's close enough for me to get even more excited about it. Just yesterday a demo appeared on the Japanese PSN, so you ca...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii U

"New and old" has always summed up the Nintendo eShop, but there's some good ones here this week. On Wii U you'll find Severed, a port of a not-too-old Vita game, as well as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Laser Blaster, Titans Tower, Double B...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 has an updated demo and you don't need PS Plus to play

Earlier this year, Capcom drove clue-hunting Resident Evil fans mad with its cryptic "Beginning Hour" demo for Resident Evil 7, but the scavenger hunt is far from done. Break's over! Today, the company issued a "Twilight Version" update for...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VII

Another big day for the 3DS, more old games you've probably played before on Wii U. So it's...a weekday. On Wii U you'll find Noitu Love: Devolution, as well as WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Aenigma OS, Brick Breaker, Gear Gauntlet, Grand Prix R...   read

 
 
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PlayStation VR comes with 18 demos on a disc

Demo discs are largely a thing of the past, but Sony is making an exception for PlayStation VR. The company is bundling in a disc that contains a bunch of virtual-reality demos, and if you've somehow gone all digital (godspeed!), its conten...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Spirit of Justice

The 3DS is the star this week, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, but the only other offerings are Futuridium EP Deluxe and Super Castlevania IV. So....I hope you like the former series! Wii U has a lot of new...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: More StreetPass Plaza!

It's a wacky day for Nintendo Download, as two new StreetPass games were just announced for the service (Slot-Car Rivals and Market Crashers). You'll also find Picross 3D Round 2, as well as Adventure Labyrinth Story and Ping Pong Trick Sho...   read

 
 
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You'll soon be able to play a demo episode of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Coming off of PAX weekend, you'll be able to get some extended hands-on time with YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. Ackk Studios is putting out a demo ("Episode Prime") on September 6, 2016, and it's the best kind of demo: one with its own content no...   read

 
 


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Virginia emulates detective fiction with cinematic flair

The mind of a detective is a web of troubling images. Scenes of bodies and blood occupy the same space as justice and determination. Liars and killers are as commonplace as images of crime and its consequences throughout detective fiction. ...   read

 
 
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Free joyrides with Forza 6 this weekend

Have you been eyeing Forza Motorsport 6, but aren't too sure how good it is? Why not take the game for a test run? You'll be able to do so this coming weekend and you won't go to jail for stealing it! Xbox Live Gold members will have access...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS

It's old school week on the eShop, fellas!First up on Wii U we have Super Mario 64 DS, followed by Shadow Archer. It's underwhelming to say the least, but the fairly unknown DS port of the 64 classic isn't talked about very often, and I'm g...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release. And...it's a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read

 
 
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The next Nioh demo will run from August 23 to September 6

This week at gamescom, Koei Tecmo has provided some updated information on the second Nioh demo, which will once again be held on the PS4 platform. The second "beta demo" will start on August 23, and will run through September 6, at which p...   read

 
 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
 
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There's gonna be a demo for Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Capcom is putting out a demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice on August 25, so you'll have a couple of weeks to get properly acquainted with the Kingdom of Khura'in, its strange customs, and its lawyer-hating ways befor...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

 
 
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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X demo now live, DLC announced

[Everyone welcome Cory into the fold, who will be helping me, CJ, and others out with the Japan beat! -Chris] Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X demo is now available in North America, South America, and Europe (it is avai...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

 
 
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The ten-hour Garden Warfare 2 demo is back

Oh, hey, this sounds familiar! EA is offering a ten-hour trial for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. That's plenty of time to figure out if this particular type of team-based shooter is to your liking. I know it can be hard to carve out...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee's backer-only 'Toybox' demo is up

Playtonic Games released its "Toybox" demo (PC/Mac/Linux via Steam) for Yooka-Laylee today, and if you backed the Kickstarter campaign at a high-enough tier to secure a code, you might as well stop reading now and get to playing. It looks ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby's Epic Yarn

The Wii U is a Virtual Console ball of fluff smorgasbord today, with Kirby's Epic Yarn (a great co-op game), and Kirby Mass Attack. You'll also find a bunch of indies on offer too, like 3Souls, BLOC, Dracula's Legacy, and Vektor W...   read

 
 
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Yeah, you're probably not going to win a free copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon

When Ubisoft announced earlier this month that it was running a skill-based promotion where players could win a copy of Trials of the Blood Dragon, it seemed like a neat idea. Don't get me wrong -- Trials of the Blood Dragon isn't a ve...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger

It's demo day for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero proper and its Guard spinoff both have their own demos now available on the eShop. Also on Wii U you'll find Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Pokemon Ranger by way of the Virtual Co...   read

 
 
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