So you’re planning to download the Mass Effect 3 demo on XBL but you have no idea how you’ll get to play online… Well. Bioware and Microsoft have teamed up to solve that problem. Once you download the demo you’ll have a free limited run of Xbox Live Gold from then until the release of the game.
The question stands, will you be out celebrating Valentines day with that special someone or that special Xbox? I guess only time will tell, keep an eye on the market and load it up as soon as you can though because there will no doubt be a rush of downloads that day.
btw: that means you’ll be able to use that Gold Subscription for other games and features as well during the demo period
Are you a PC gamer eager to check out Arkham City but lacking in funds or skeptical about the new game itself? OnLive is doing a free 30min demo of the full game through their network to promote the launch of the game. If you’re in the UK you can get in on a demo 3 days early before the game releases over there!
Normally I don’t do streaming games, I did give the OnLive trial a spin, the visuals were moderate for the game and the resolution was fixed most likely for optimal speed. Audio was solid and the only issue was that traffic spikes had the scenes stuttering about 8 times in the 30 minutes of gaming. Nothing game breaking, one of the skips hit in the middle of a fight sequence which led to a missed combination and counter opportunity. Overall the performance and resolution were acceptable and it gives you a free amount of time to see how far you can get. Optionally after that point if you’re satisfied you can buy the game right there and continue fighting it out.
For the time spent and the ease of use I was tempted to just buy it there and keep rolling though, a first given I usually just buy titles through Steam.
For more information and to sign up check out http://www.onlive.com or http://www.onlive.co.uk
If you like open world gaming with a dash of over the top antics, then you are probably looking forward to the new Saints Row game. If you aren’t already looking forward to it, then this in game video may just change your mind.
A few of you may recognize the video as the E3 demo but what is new, is narration by Saints Row writer Drew Holmes.
Insane vehicles, weapons and crazy amounts of customization!