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USA Today Gives You One Last Shot At The Killzone 2 Demo

Okay, so maybe you have no luck with getting into betas, which is why you missed out on last year's Killzone 2 testing. And maybe you live in North America and haven't yet had the benefit of a playable demo on the PlayStation Store (unlike our European friends). And maybe you just didn't want to pre-order the game at GameStop...you know, you've got a commitment issue.

Well, this would mean you haven't had a chance to actually sit down and play the most anticipated title of the year, and while a demo should be on the way soon, we know how impatient you must be. To ease your anxiety, USA Today is giving you one last shot to check out that demo before Killzone 2 arrives on store shelves next week. This requires nothing but a simple typing of your e-mail address; head on over to USAToday, where you will see a box to submit your e-mail address. They're giving away 100 access keys; if your name is selected (names are chosen at random), you will be playing that awesome KZ2 demo in no time. Perhaps you're not the biggest fan of FPSs and despite all the hype and super high critical acclaim, you're not yet convinced of a purchase. This is one of the biggest reasons why demos exist, so take a chance and give it a try. If you've just picked up Street Fighter IV - yet another amazing game - you're going to need a change of pace next week, won't you?

Anyway, submit your e-mail and cross your fingers. We imagine there are going to be a whole lot of entries, but we're not sure how long this will last. Squeeze yours in before the chance disappears!

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

2/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

Godslim
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 10:38:21 AM
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lol but its on the eu store!

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Kiengo
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:39:36 PM

I've had it for a while.

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Random_Steve
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:01:36 AM
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im live in the uk and must have played it over 20 times. Thats not exaggerating in the slightest

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Jonesy555
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:20:07 PM

I live in the US and dl'ed it from the UK PSN store and I may have played it a good 20 times as well. I'm surprised that my PS3 haven't said "ENOUGH W/ THE DEMO ALREADY!"

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whooka
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:05:21 AM
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Well not everyone lives in europe. And I still think Sony has a long way to go as far as learning how to sell games as it's ridiculous to have to enter a random drawing just to get access to a demo, esp when Sony is bleeding money at the moment. I've said it before in these forums and I'll say it again, demos are definitely the best way to get me to purchase a game since reviews can be biased and nothing sells me on something like actually getting to play it first. Sony is seriously lacking in their demo availability dept esp compared to XBox360 where just about everything comes out in demo form pretty fast. I'd pay for the PoSN if they would make it usable (27MB download the other night took over an hour and the first time I tried to connect to the LBP community I couldn't) and put out demos!

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EddPm6
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:58:39 PM

you either have a router or a service problem becuase i can download my episodes of nitro circus( 350mb ave. ) in under 50 min. dont be so quick to say its sonys fault because honestly, USAs top internet speed is way down in the ranks, so what do you think your provider's rank is compared to the country? Not mad at you for saying its sony or anything, just something for you to ponder.

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Daedusian
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:33:37 PM

yeah for me, Live is almost exactly the same as PSN. The Halo Wars demo took one of my roomates a good 3-4 hours to download, while the slightly smaller K2 demo, took about 3. So while Live is a bit faster, it's not really all that noticeable tbph.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:07:31 AM
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To UK/Euro readers: Please at least READ the first paragraph before you go reminding everyone that the KZ2 demo is on the PSN in that region.

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Skatejimmy5
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:15:11 AM
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Although I live in Europe, I haven't tried the Killzone 2 demo on the store yet, and I won't. Firstly, because I've already pre-ordered the game and I don't wanna spoil anything. Secondly, I was in the beta last year.

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bamf
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:37:36 PM

I have the demo but haven't wanted to try because just like you, i don't want to spoil it for myself.

To everyone outside of Europe. It is real easy to set up a EU account and have access to the EU store in the same way you would for your own region store. You make another user on your PS3 and use that login to create a EU account.

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The Stig
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:18:08 AM
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I cant believe the hassle NA is goin thru just to get a demo.

I smell somethin odd about this..... I would read the terms before handing out your email address, who knows who they might give it to.

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tanner1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:29:13 AM
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Just get a fake euro account my american friends ;)

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Godslim
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:29:36 PM

yeh thats wot i meant just make a euro account

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giant123
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:31:18 PM

the demos great.... i did this a long time a go
played the demo like 500000000000000000 times

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Cpt_Geez
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:39:30 AM
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The game will be out in like another week plus the demo is short just wait for the full game.

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isaya85
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:50:59 PM
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I got my preorder demo and I've played it everyday and will continue until release day, its paid off and ready to be picked up, I wish Sony had made the demo available for all to play the US is the place they need sales the most

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Victor321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:49:36 PM
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ok shame nothings done in Canada....=(

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Zorigo
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 12:27:05 PM

Ha ha, shame on the whole of the far west. europe got the demo. every1 in europe. europe can finally boast. and we get the exclusive bundle and earlier release. thanks you Guerilla.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:57:12 PM
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I think I'm going to throw up because the game is out in 9 days and I haven't seen a single ad or commercial anywhere besides on Sony internet sites. People do still watch TV ya know.

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Random_Steve
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 3:39:45 PM

go on N4G.com, new ad for TV airs at some point this week

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EddPm6
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:00:58 PM

the only thing that tvs are used for now days are to display the awesomeness of 1080p provided by blu ray players and PS3s :) lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:55:28 AM

19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, thats nine.

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J20D
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 3:42:54 PM
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I just bought KILLZONE 2 !! who need the demo ... the game is out in the middle east :P

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vicious54
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:32:27 PM

I envy you right now. I can't wait to get my copy.

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LightShow
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:20:50 PM
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WANT

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Break_The_Mould
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:00:06 PM
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@Ben
Now I don't want to say anything to be causing behaviour that may or may not be breaking the PSN terms of use,
but what I will say is that you do NOT need to necessarily be in Europe to have an EU PSN account.
Catch my drift? Lol.
All this USAToday business is unneeded hassle. there's always an easier way *wink-wink* :)

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Daedusian
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:37:38 PM
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so I'm assuming the demo is the same as the European one? meh, whatever, I can wait.. besides I gotta huge mo fo exam comin up.. I can't deal with this lol.

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Driven2Decay
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 9:43:08 AM
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Ben I have to hand it to you again, YOU GUYS ROCK! I read this article yesterday and went straight over to USA Today and signed up. Happy to say, I got an email this morning saying that I was one of the 100 and got my code! Woulda never even known about it without you guys. Thanks again.

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Randomhero1
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:48:23 PM
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I got my code! awesome :D

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ZubraZap
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 3:02:58 PM
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I've been playing the Stahl Warehouse part over and over and over...

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ZubraZap
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 1:30:24 PM
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RIGHT AROUND THE F***IN' CORNER!!! KILLZONE 2 IS KOMING!!!!

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jordan173
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 5:33:24 PM
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bring on killzone just got the demo its fuckin cool
great demo cool graphics great gameplay cool story

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jordan173
Sunday, February 22, 2009 @ 5:37:26 PM
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wicked game

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whooka
Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 6:42:43 AM
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I had put my email address in there after seeing this post and forgot all about it then finally got round to checking my email last eve and saw they sent me a code. Unfortunately the PoSN network was pretty much unusable (as usual) for me last eve as I went to d/l this and it was at 1% after about 10mins so I cancelled the download and tried logging off/logging on again (sometimes works) and at that point there was a 10-20 second delays just scrolling up and down my PoSN options in the XMB so I knew it was pointless.

I think Sony keeps the PoSN free just so people can't complain about how crappy it is most of the time. They really need to work on this imo, it's one of their achilles heel's and is kind of something alot of otherwise proud PS3 owners are uncomfortable about pointing out i think. I'm old school so typically don't prefer online gaming but the PoSN is definitely not helping me get excited about online playing and I'd never buy a PS3 game that fully relied on online capability at the momment (alot of times I can't even connect to LBP community).

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