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Metroid Prime: Federation Force demo event

Select GameStop stores are set to host a demo event of the upcoming Metroid Prime: Federation Force this Friday, August 12. If you are interested, you get three hours of demo time between 4PM and 7PM. There is no telling how many units will be available at each location, but Nintendo promises the ability to play with up to four players in a co-op environment. Check out to see if there is a store n...

3 Reasons to Download the Bravely Default Demo Before February 7

Nintendo 3DS owners in the UK have been playing Bravely Default since December, yet here us North American gamers are again: waiting. Waiting for one of the best RPG’s on the handheld to date to be released. I don’t pretend to know why that is, but Nintendo and Square Enix have been kind enough to at least provide us with a demo of the game. As you may know, this particular demo is dif...

Kingdom Hearts 3D demo offers brief, spectacular fun

If you’re a 3DS owner in the mood for about fifteen minutes of Keyblade-swinging action, be sure to download the new Kingdom Hearts 3D demo. Play through the tutorial; it offers a glimpse of a great classic villain boss and introduces you to some very enjoyable new moves. Once in the main story section, you’ll quickly discover: * It certainly feels like Kingdom Hearts * Kingdom Hearts ...

Spectacular 3DS Rayman Origins demo hits eShop

The wait is over; you’re one free download away from finding out just how good one of 2011’s best console games looks and plays on 3DS. Judging from the three levels offered (one normal platform level, one shadow race and one shooter level), Rayman Origins is coming to 3DS with all its wonderful style, animation, music, tight controls and humor intact. The 3D effect enhances the alread...

Demo this dog, dang it!

Look, I know Nintendogs + cats isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Honestly, I understand (animal haters!) But now that eShop has a FREE DEMO of N+c available for download RIGHT NOW, every 3DS owner should give it a spin. Why? To witness some pure Nintendo magic; this is one of the most amazing and effective uses of 3D in any title for the platform. Try starting the demo up with 3D switched o...

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D demo hits the eShop this week!

February is a busy month for 3DS gamers. Just last week one of the systems most highly anticipated titles dropped for the handheld in Resident Evil: Revelations, and in one short week we will be treated with another great game in Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. It is somewhat strange that the series is picking up on the 3DS with the third (technically fifth, but that’s another story entirely) en...

Mario/Sonic demo does its job: I want the full game

Hooray for demos! Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (This is possibly my least favorite game title of all time) has just landed on eShop in demo format. It’s spectacular and a lot of fun to play through, running you through a medley competition involving target shooting, goal kicking, trampoline, swimming and BMX racing. It’s worth mentioning again: this game is spectacu...

3DS will live or die by its store demos

How much is too much for the 3DS? $300? How about $250? Would the cost of one game make a difference? The cost of a night at the movies? If it launches here at $300, 3DS will cost the same as a 32GB iPod Touch. But, you know what? Everyone’s seen the iPod Touch. It’s great, but no longer new. Right now, most people have not seen the 3DS in person. It can’t strut its stuff on television or th...

Will takes Zelda Skyward Sword for a test drive

Your podcast co-host and ours, Will Thompson was one of the very first people to pick up the newest Zelda game, Skyward Sword, at the Nintendo Press Conference yesterday morning. Will’s playthrough of the demo was led by his lovely guide Amber and captured on film by Roger DiLuigi. In this playthrough, it’s worth noting that Will got further than anyone else had up until this point and...

Review – Monster Hunter 3 demo

I picked up the entirely free demo disc from GameStop this week for Monster Hunter 3 (or Tri, not sure what I’m supposed to call it).  While I applaud this type of marketing, I think they missed a good opportunity to convince me to buy the game.  Based on what I’ve read or seen, this game had me very excited.  The disc comes with a fold-out control guide, which is fine, but doesn...

Want to Win a Monster Hunter Tri Demo Disc

UPDATE: Winners have been selected during last night’s podcast. Be sure to listen and participate in the Live Podcast tonight at 9pm/10pm EST. These are NTSC demo discs and will not work in the PAL Territory. All you have to do is be in the chat, ask us some questions and you are automatically entered to win. Three lucky winners (get it, Tri) will be announced at the end of the podcast. You ...