Showing posts with label Demo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Demo. Show all posts

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

Less than a month ahead of release, Capcom releases a free playable demo for Mega Man 11 on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

By this time next year, players will get their hands of the eleventh main entry from Mega Man action-platform game series, Mega Man 11 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from developer/publisher Capcom.

Expectations regarding this new title are undoubtedly very high as October 2 slowly approaches towards us. So, a free game demo was released today on consoles for eager fans to try out that how well the new installment stands out before worldwide launch.

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Mega Man 11 Free Demo for Consoles

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We have a brand-new official trailer for the demo at hand that also offers brief moments of glance towards other bosses from the game.

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Currently available to download on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, the demo allows you a single level to explore, which is the pyramid stage you have seen so many times in promo videos and it will lead you to a final face-off against robot master Block Man.

He is apparently a small robot made of blocks who typically uses his ability to drop blocks on his opponents; in this particular case, on Mega Man. A power gear installed within him can transform him to massive size and immense strength.

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Showdown With Block Man

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The other part of the trailer focused on robot master Bounce Man rampaging on the Boing-Boing Park and other debutante robot bosses who will appear for the first time in this game. Being a former exercise instructor, he swings and bounces around to cause trouble to everyone's favorite blue bomber as highlighted in the gameplay from the released video.

Then there are Blast Man, Fuse Man Impact Man and Torch Man to spice things up on various stages throughout the game.

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Also, the demo will give players some in-game content to use later in the main game, if enough number of players is able to defeat Block Man before it releases next month. To get an exclusive alternate track for Mega Man 11, pre-order now.

You can enjoy three difficulties modes in the demo and the engaging gameplay will definitely attract newcomers and season veterans of the series to the title. Capcom did not release a Windows PC version of the demo for some unknown reason.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

Telltale Games have released a free demo for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season on consoles.

Based on popular monthly ongoing comic-book series from Image Comics by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), episodic adventure game Telltale’s The Walking Dead has come a long way since 2012 and now almost nearing to a glorious end. Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is about to release the first of intended four episodes on August 14 and developer Telltale Games decides to be generous by offering a free demo to experience on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Free Demo

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Of course, dedicated fans already knows how exhilarating and heart-pounding experience the franchise is known for delivering but because this is the last season and many newcomers want to join in, Telltale have arranged for this demo to enjoy a free ride to the first 15 minutes of journey into the post-apocalyptic world in the shoes of series protagonist Clementine and her young protégé Alvin Jr., who is simply called AJ. Even though relatively short, the demo can still instill shock in you.

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This free demo that you are allowed to try on console is basically the same experience of 15-minutes opening sequence walkthrough from episode one released a few days earlier, where along with AJ, Clementine goes out looking for supplies, only to come across a horde and an old threat from past during scavenging. Despite being quite short in length, it gives player a sound idea of how the newly introduced over-the-shoulder camera and unscripted combat system actually works in-game.

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Continuation of Clementine's Story

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It is true that Telltale Games' long-running episodic graphic adventure themed on survival horror element only got better with each installment but arguably, the original is still their best work. In terms of game-playing style and storytelling perspective, Telltale's Walking Dead has only evolved with time. Still using their same old graphics engine for the game, the studio promises to use it for the last time. Players on PC are now waiting for their turn with a free demo anytime soon.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Konami Shuts Down Silent Hills P.T Remake

Publisher Konami has taken down the fan-made Silent Hills P.T Remake by a 17-year-old game developer.

In an attempt to reinvent Silent Hills franchise, video game publisher studio Konami roped in Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) for a collaboration. They came up with P.T. or "Playable Teaser" in 2014 but then suddenly got scrapped even before Kojima left the company. For long it stayed on PlayStation store but was pulled from there in 2015. However, it still existed in places and one recent form was a latest PC port by a dedicated fan.

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Konami Shuts Down Silent Hills P.T Remake

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A 17-year-old game developer going by the name Qimsar has taken over a herculean task of doing a complete remake of the first-person psychological horror for PC. He self-taught himself to do it by using Unreal Engine 4 and have done a commendable job making a port of the game for PC, so that players who have missed out the opportunity to play P.T. on first place can still enjoy it. His attempt of recreating one of the scariest gaming moments in history met with positive response too.

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However, as he was offering this downloadable build to everyone for free on GameJolt, Qimsar expressed concerned over the possibilities of Konami wanting to take it down anytime like any other fan-made games and the bell is finally rung. After his version of the remake gets coverage on social media and gaming sites, his project got the boot and is permanently removed when Konami reached out to him regarding the matter. This doesn't make sense as there are plenty of P.T. remakes still out there.

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Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro

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On GameJolt, Qimsar has detailed the entire phone conversation he had with one of the company representative before taking down the game and they were apparently very nice about the whole thing. Although his game had to be taken down for legal issues but the company stuffs were really impressed seeing his effort. So, they tried to make up for his endeavors by offering him an internship at Konami, which is super cool for him or anyone you know.

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Silent Hill series from the 90's had been a staple for horror-fans but after Silent Hill 2, the latter titles were not able to bring back the nightmarish charm it had. Considering P.T. was downloaded over 1,000,000 times, they could've gone with it with their eyes closed. Before the original "Playable Teaser" went to development hell, actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) was involved with it as well. Currently, he and director del Toro are involved in Kojima's upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Silent Hills P.T Remake for PC by Fan

Thanks to a dedicated fan, first-person psychological horror game Silent Hills "Playable Teaser" is being remade and available to play for free!

Before video game legend Hideo Kojima got busy with upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding, he was involved in creating a "playable teaser" for Silent Hills alongside film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), which got cancelled eventually. P.T. demo was removed from PlayStation Store upon Kojima's departure from Konami. If you haven't gotten that in time, there were no hope for you to have it but apparently, now you can.

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Silent Hills P.T Remade for PC by Fan

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A 17-year-old developer Qimsar is currently working on building a complete remake of the game for PC, so that everyone has a chance to enjoy this cult classic. Of course, it is still on alpha state, the demo looks pretty scary as it should. He also added a shout out to a recently deceased sensational rapper in the very beginning. Qimsar added disconnected movement style, quick changes in camera angles and the hallway that keeps creating loops as it redecorates itself.

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Take a brief look at the current state of P.T. remake below by Unreal Engine 4. Although it is in early stages, his work has managed to garner positive feedback for recreating one of the scariest moments of gaming history.

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He made quite an impressive progress with the project that is sure to please many P.T. fans. His works and titanic efforts are being appreciated in Reddit threads by community. With brief experience with the Unreal Engine, he has worked hard for about 140 hours to build it up while self-teaching himself many aspects as well. A downloadable build is currently available on GameJolt for free a port of P.T. If anyone is interested to try it out, they can feel free to go ahead and have a shot.

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The demo is now in v0.9, using almost all of the original assets but still far from complete. You will notice that there are no animations, some textures are missing and most importantly, no save feature is added to it yet. So expect nothing more than a simple play-testing until the debugging is complete. To get this port finished, he does need help from some animators to complete his work. Considering how much little experience this young developer had before starting the project, his achievement is quite baffling.

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The Crying Fetus

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Qimsar is very much aware that like any other fan-made games, the developers can takedown his project anytime if they want. However, he has stated that if Konami hits it with a copyright strike, he will personally upload the game to anyone who wants to take a spin while he keeps updating it. The original Playable Teaser dubbed as "7780s Studio" and had actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) involved with the project from beginning until it was scrapped.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Weekend

Since the moment developer studio BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts have released Mass Effect: Andromeda this March 2017, there's been some different buzz among the fans. Some, have loved it, some were not-so-nice about the latest release. But if you have been dubious about the game after hearing all that crazy rumor, here is your chance to test the water for yourself. Yes, BioWare has just announced on Twitter that you can have a trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda this weekend.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Weekend

Also, the trial is available for all the platforms, which means, you can play it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Here's the official Tweet regarding the announcement as well as a short reel from the game.

The players can play up to ten hours on the first planet of the game, Eos until entering the first vault and they are able to choose to play both single player and multiplayer. All they need is an EA Origin account and then choose their esteemed platform. After that, they are all set to unleash ten hours of RPG action. There was a new patch for Andromeda released recently, with added difficulty for multiplayer, other improvements and cinematic.

Should anyone choose to continue playing the game, all the progress made during the trial period will be carried over to the full game. So far, Andromeda didn't fare well upon release and especially critics was not somewhat favorable to the game that much. So, hopefully this helps EA change the tide a bit.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Back in the day, we could get a demo version of almost every game before the hit the stores and the discs used to come with a magazine. We don't get a lot of game demos these days, yet sometimes we get lucky. For instance, a couple of days back Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studio promised us for a "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2; the long anticipated sequel to their 2012's hit stealth action-adventure game Dishonored. In accords to their announcement, here it is.

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Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Here goes a brief glimpse of what the "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2 has in stores for us. So, go ahead and take a quick look at it.

What the demo offers you is to play as supernatural assassin in steampunk and you can chose to play as either Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin to declare war against the wicked witch Delilah. The "Free Trial" lets you play and enjoy the first three missions of the game and the best part is, if you decide to upgrade to the full game, they allow you to carry on all your saves and progresses.

Also, there is no time limitations on the demo. So you can play those first three missions as many times as you please. Available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms, you will be able to download the free trial from PSN Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam. That means, now you can pre-experience a good chunk of the game without spending a single penny before you finally decide to buy the whole game. Sounds pretty good to me!