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Mirror's Edge Demo On PSN Today?

October is just about over, and boy, we hauled in some excellent games. Nobody can be disappointed with the titles available in the past month - LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space, Fallout 3, Bioshock, Far Cry 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift; just to name a few - and more are on the way in November. One of them is EA's very promising and potentially innovative action game, Mirror's Edge.

We've known for a while that developer DICE was using the PlayStation 3 as the lead platform for this title, and at one point, it was even rumored to be a PS3 exclusive. But while it is coming to the Xbox 360, this is one multiplatform title we will recommend consumers purchase for the PS3. Furthermore, if you want to go hands-on, you can do it today, Network users. According to D-Pad Magazine, you should find a playable demo up on the PlayStation Store today, and we're hoping this doesn't only apply to the UK. Jump on and check it out; the game will launch in the U.S. on November 11 and in the UK on November 14, but why wait two weeks? We've heard about a possible demo for quite a while now, and we actually expected it last week. But that rumor turned out to be so much fluff, and now our hopes have resurrected in the form of this new information. Critics who have gone hands-on with Mirror's Edge already have come away mightily impressed, so even if you don't get a chance to play the demo, keep this one on your radar.

Games have tried interesting variations on the first-person theme before, but rarely have they succeeded in revolutionizing the genre. But given the ambition shown in this particular game, we believe we're in store for something entirely fresh and new...

10/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:39:44 AM
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Platforming distilled down to its essence...

COUNT ME IN!

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AbCdEfG
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:55:14 AM
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Okay I apologize in advance for being so off topic here I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I just need some info. Why is it that with most/some multi console/platform games the 360 is always superior graphics, gameplay, etc... according to most reviews I read? I bought the PS3 for 2 reasons I owned the PS 1 & 2, and I't was the most advanced (technology-wise) platform outhere. But yet I always see reviews for the 360 be higher than the PS3 for the same game, and the reviewrs always gripe about graphics, framerate, or sometype of bug with the PS3 version. I bought the PS3 under the impression these were not going to be issues. Now I don't own a 360 and I rarely get the chance to play one so I don't know exactly how accuret these statemets & reviews are. Can Someone Please Explain? Why Is This?

ps: sorry, but this has been bothering me for a while now.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:05:32 AM

It is off-topic, so please refrain in the future, but I'll answer this now-

Most of the time, the PS3 and 360 versions of a multiplatform game are almost identical. That's a fact. Only rarely does one outstrip the other, and yes, with the 360 being more accessible and less complex, some developers can do better with that system. But those days are coming to a close; there's already a tremendous difference between 2007 and 2008.

Also, don't believe all the biased reviews that completely over-exaggerate the differences between PS3 and 360 versions. Take recent releases like Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3. You can find headlines on the 'Net that say, "Far Cry 2/Fallout 3 looks and plays like sh** on PS3" (you really can), but that is NOT true. Look at our reviews; I played both the PS3 and 360 FC2 versions, and those claims are outrageous. They turn tiny drawbacks in the PS3 version - so tiny, 99% of gamers would never even notice - and proclaim it instantly inferior.

It's what fanboys DO. Even reviewers can be fanboys. But a lot of the big sites won't necessarily mess it up; GameSpot got the FC2 and Fallout 3 reviews for the PS3 correct, for example. Bottom line- don't worry about it. Contrary to the stupid biased belief, not all PS3 versions of multiplatform games are inferior. In fact, VERY few actually are.

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AbCdEfG
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:13:57 AM

Thanks for the answer Ben. Puts my mind at ease. Sorry again for being so off-topic.

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snglbck26
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:31:35 PM

Very, very true Ben. My son bought Far Cry 2. I watched him play and can tell you it is a fantastic, very imaginative game. Reviews are someone elses opionion and I often don't agree with them. What one person can find annoying in a game another may not even notice.

That being said, and I'm not kissing butt, I do find that I agree with PSX reviews more than any other site out there.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:05:33 AM
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Yes, the demo is coming today. EA sent out a press release alerting us of the news.

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King James
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:07:45 AM
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The demo's OUT? Oh snap I gotta play it!

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LunaticFringe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:07:56 AM
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I know alot of games were a build on the 360 because programmers found the ps3 architecture too complicated. I'm pretty sure that's changing though.


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Zorigo
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 3:13:18 PM

thats definitely changing.

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King James
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:14:29 AM
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OFF TOPIC (sorry):
Hey Ben, Do u know if there's a way to stop Fallout 3 from stalling briefly when my friends log in/out? It's kinda annoying.

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Jed
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:48:14 PM

I had the same problem, I thought my ps3 was freakin out.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:17:04 PM

Arnold might know; he did the review.

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Craigo
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:18:36 AM
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I am glad of the demo today. There are so many games out and coming out that Mirrors Edge will have to be somthing new and good to pay more money lol.

Its not up in the UK yet.

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DeadReaper
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:34:54 AM
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Just checked the PS store, and it doesnt seem to be up in canada yet either. Probably will be soon.

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:07:54 PM
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playing it now.. damn its good.

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tlpn99
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:24:14 PM
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I just been on the European PSN store and couldn't see Mirror's Edge demo yet maybe later (typical we always get stuff late too), either that or I didnt see it properly, I'll have to double check now. You mentioned the games above Ben out this past month gone, for people in the the States/Canada maybe. Fallout 3 is out here UK tomorrow, as for the other games Little Big Planet put back to November as is Motorstorm 2, thankfully Dead Space is keeping me occupied, very scary game.
Congrats on getting the site back up and running properly, didnt realise till it was gone how much I missed the place lol.

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:33:15 PM
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i downloaded ME.. went back on the store for that Tom C's End War demo and the store was back to how it was last week!!

so i left and re-entered the store and the new stuff was back up!

weird!

anyway, its on there.. trust me, ive just played it.

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snglbck26
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:34:46 PM

End War is available for Demo? Dang I can't wait to get out of work.

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tlpn99
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:29:49 PM
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Mirrors Edge is there now I must have missed it before. Cant wait to try it :)


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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:41:24 PM
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Guess I'll go get this bad boy, the preview intrigued me but I think I told everyone here I would wait on the demo for judgment, time to pay the piper. (So many network issues today, comcast must die)

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WelcomeOblivion
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 5:10:09 PM
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Just looked at PSN Store wasn't there anybody now where it is really want to play it.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 5:35:50 PM
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i got banned from here one time for asking the same questions about the xbox graphics as you can see im not the only one. i traded my xbox to eb games 6 months ago for some ps3 games and a dualshock 3 controller. ps3 does have worse framerate and visuals on most games still but it doesnt bother me because if the game is good its good on any platform. im sure the ps3 will murder the xbox within the next 6 months graphics wise its just still a little complicated for some developers, however xbox has nothing to offer but that for now and thats not even worth mentioning because its hard to notice anyway. ps3 smashes the gay box with the web browser alone. the operating system or the interface is way cooler on ps3 also. when home comes out the xbox will simply be trash. ps3 looks better u dont have to pay to play online or pay for batteries like u do for the xbox live and their heavy ugly looking controllers. ps3 offers 100%more.xbox sucks compared to ps3 simple and plain.the only issue i have is there arent enough updates in psn store, very little ammount of demos, still cant try the cod 5 beta unlike xbox or the dead space demo,nor the mirrors edge. they need to pull their heads out of their asses and update the store everyday, they also need to release demos for EVERY game at least a week before it hits stores like the xbox does. luckily i was able to play call of duty 5 on my laptop and let me tell you it is fu**ing awesome! cant wait for mirrors edge either where is the damn demo. this uk-us crap pisses me off. its 2008 how about making stuff available at the same time all over the world? other than that ps3 rocks the socks off the xbox and anyone who tells u otherwise is amoron.

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tlpn99
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 6:41:28 PM
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Doubt I'll be getting Mirrors Edge played it before and it made me feel sick all the jumping from building to building, think its one i'll give it a miss lol

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:25:45 PM
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lol... thats what Condemned 2 did to me, i took that game back because the camera sway was way too much. shame because i enjoyed the game until it got too much.

usually it doesnt affet me like Mirrors Edge, but i know what you mean...

i think i will be getting ME, really liked the demo.

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robinhood2010
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:17:01 PM
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just to confirm, this is freaking awesome!

and who's voice is that?
this demo is definately worth the wait!

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Gabriel013
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 2:10:58 AM
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I really enjoyed the ME demo though there were a couple of moments where I had to stop and look around just to work out where I was meant to go next.

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Deleted User
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 3:49:43 AM
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mirrors edge was a 10 out of 10. alone in the dark was also a 10 however compared to the xbox version it was a 20, graphics are out of this world. end war is ONLY for strategy lovers so it basically sucked and that wrestling game is complite garbage. cant wait for ufc 09 and fight night round 4 though.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 5:01:30 AM
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@ GarciaCys

THAT is why I hate X-PLAY!!!!!!! Obvious Fanboys.

Im extremely happy about ME it looks so revolutionary. Gonna demo now...!!!

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Arvis
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 2:44:42 PM

I played the demo twice, it was so good. Tell us what you thought!

-Arvis

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Deleted User
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 7:00:59 PM
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i want resistance , call of duty 5, mirrors edge , alone in the dark.... holy sh** i cant wait!!!!

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Riku994
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 8:55:16 PM
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I FINALLY got this demo today (Canada's a bit slow :P) and I must say... WOO!!! I can't wait to get this game for christmas :D

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Deleted User
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 11:03:26 PM
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i cant stress it enough how much this game rocks. im about to go play cod 5 on my FX gateway gaming laptop :) thats another must have. it simply blows the cod4 out of the watrer in my opinion.

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Papa Burgundy
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 11:12:46 PM
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this game is straight up sick-nasty, this demo may have just pushed me over the fence of buying this game

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 6:43:34 AM
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Can someone please tell me what i'm missing? To me the demo was terrible. Gameplay's abysmal, it plays with too far restricted path and the fights have no substance. It felt to me like a last generation Prince of Persia game, toned down and put in the first person.
So why is everyone saying it's great? What exactly am i missing here?

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Deleted User
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 7:49:06 AM
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youre missing an hdtv and a hdmi cable maybe? prince of persia mmmmmm cant wait and wtf happened to that assassins creed trilogy? best game since ps3 came out...

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Zorigo
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 7:54:07 PM
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Im downloading it today, lets see if the hype is true or if this is another haze, (i'm the first to download this out of my friends as was i when i downloaded haze and when i told them the news they got annoyed at me, coz they thought i was lying. i obviously wasn't.) I hope ME is good,

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MetalHead09
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 12:25:06 AM
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ME totally rocks. i now love EA a bit more than i used to lol and i cant wait till the 13th. its a visual feast, the controls are smooth and i like the whole idea about not killing the enemy but rather evading them. about the guys getting sick, the only 2 games that make me sick so far are resistance, but i played it anyway and one on the ps2 but i cant remember the name. the sequels sub title was ten hammers i think, im sure you guys know. that game made me so naucious.

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King James
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 2:08:08 PM
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Mirror's Edge is indeed new, fresh, and (yes I'll say it) revolutionary.

Who told EA they could publish good games again? lol

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MetalHead09
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 8:27:15 PM

lol

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Zorigo
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 3:14:30 PM
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it is amazing. end of story.

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thund3rstruck
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 5:06:41 PM
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Wow, I must not be playing the same Mirror's Edge demo because the one on PSN is absolutely terrible. Sure it looks pretty, but then so does every other game these days.

The controls are ridiculously unresponsive and difficult to remember, the path is linear but still not easy to figure out which way to go, and the combat is just boring.

This is pass all the way. It's not nearly as good as Assassin's Creed, which everyone seems compelled to compare it to.

So far the best game of the holiday cycle is Dead Space (I haven't played Gears 2, Fable 2, or Little Big Planet yet)

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