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Rumor: God Of War III Demo Hits PSN Next Week

It seems a lot of you really enjoyed the Heavy Rain demo that dropped last week, but next Thursday, you'll have to shift your focus and look ahead once more.

At least, we're hoping this is the case. We know a God of War III demo will be coming to the PSN at some point, but Sony has yet to provide us with an official date. Therefore, we have to turn to rumors and the most recent comes from a UK pre-order deal, as noted by That Gaming Site. If you check a pre-order offer from retailer GAME, it says that those who pre-order GoWIII will get "early access" to the demo, and that "as of 25th February the demo will no longer be exclusive to Game.co.uk." ...obviously, this implies that it'll be available to everyone and of course, the 25th is the coming Thursday, the day Sony updates the PSN. Now, although this only applies to Europe right now, we have to assume the demo would arrive on both the US and European PlayStation Store on the same day. It's just about the right timing and if it is indeed true that this demo will be available to download next week, we expect there will be a great many downloads. Like...many.

As if you need the reminder, God of War III is slated to hit store shelves on March 16. The other big title for next month is Final Fantasy XIII so you might have to make a decision if funds are tight. Which will you choose? Do you need the GoWIII demo before you can make a decision?

Related Game(s): God of War III

2/18/2010 9:02:44 PM John Shepard

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:46:05 PM
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This isn't going to be the old E3 demo is it? o_0

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iGraves1
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:51:11 PM

I hope not, I have played that demo to death! I'd really like to play something new and closer to the final build.

By the way when is the embargo date for the review Ben?

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Zemus101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:55:46 PM

I certainly hope not. That demo is well over a year old isn't it? It has to be far from the final product. It looked decent enough, but after playing the likes of Uncharted 2 I've noticed it's not as polished. Environments are kinda bland and I hate how the blood looks (a very important aspect of the GoW series) Those just might be my picky opinions (most likely me thinks) but even so, I know Sony Santa Monica will blow us away with the final product, which is why it better be a new demo.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:50:37 PM

I'd be happy if the demo had you play the same section but with the new build of the game....

Then again, I'd like to kill that horse/crab in person.... no, no. Best to wait for the full game for THAT.

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yak4life85
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:49:39 AM

I think it will be the same E3 demo. Overall I liked the demo but the only thing that bothered me was the small commands on screen. Like when you have to press triangle, square etc.

Either way cant wait for march 16!

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phantomMenace
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 2:09:38 AM

Did you ever play GOW and GOW2 cause if you did the on screen commands should not be something new. Both 1 and 2 did it very well. You should definitely play them if you have the money to pick up the collection, its only 29.99 now.

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Kowhoho
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:51:32 AM

I think he literally means the "small" icons. As in he doesn't like that they're smaller.

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Zorigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:02:25 AM

I know most will be annoyd if its the e3 demo, but i just want some hacking slashing fun, i can wait for the full game, especially as it'll be better

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:47:38 PM
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I may be the only person on the planet that hasn't played GOW3 yet. Oops?

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:10:24 PM

so I'm not alone.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:12:22 PM

I haven't played it either!

Well, actually, I did play it for a little while, however that was when I would spend hours in the game stores trying demos of games and things a good few years ago... but never owned the title specifically to play it when I wanted to. I know its a travesty, but I am making good now... for GoWIII!

That is because I skipped the PS2 generation, and lost my PS1 quite early on in its life. Life and work took over and I never came back to it, until 2006, when I bought my new shiny 60GB PS3... that was the time to re-enter the fray... and what a great day it was for me to be the fist of ten people only in Singapore to own a PS3 for the first few weeks of its Japanese release... :)

Q!

"i am home"

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:24:36 PM

Okay okay, to end any confusion I'm simply stating I've yet to play the GOW3 demo. I've played and own all three previous GOW games.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:54:50 PM

What did you think of Chains of Olympus? I thought the gauntlet was a great idea and I'm glad they have the same type of thing going for God of War III with the Cestus.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:00:09 AM

I loved it, it really pushed the PSP to its limits. I still play it to this day, it didn't feel at all like a GOW lite.

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Silent_J
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:23:37 AM

That was really a full fledged god of war title,no dumb down at all,love it.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:54:55 PM
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Demo?

If anyone even attempts to play this demo they should be banned from playing the game

A demo for a game this POWERFUL is offensive.

This game is a day 1 buy, no demo needed (just like Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid never needed a demo)

If I ever made a game I'd never make a demo out of it.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:14:44 PM

New people entering the PS3 umniverse need a reference point Scarecrow... you may be an old hat in the ring, but others new and fresh need to justify a purchase... remember, everyone looks at the world from a different perspective... and newbies need a fresh new perspective on how great the PS3 umniverse actually is... videos do not do GoWIII justice...

...you need to feel the power in your hands, through your controller... everything they say... is history :)

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:18:09 PM

naw man, the E3 demo was tasty and it's older than dirt.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:24:57 PM

Yup, however old that demo is World, I am looking forward to playing it, and finally owning my own GoW for my PlayStation collection.

My collection is looking better now, I got rid of games that have scored below 9... so now the few games I do have are all triple A... I shall not be getting rid of those!

Q!

"i am home"

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:57:29 PM

Yeah, I get what you're saying Scarecrow. The moment the number 3 was uttered directly after "War," "of," and "God," I knew that I was out sixty bucks!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:56:16 PM
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I don't need the demo, but I certainly want it.

LV,
when I send you back Ico, I can lend you my copy of the 1st GOW.
FYI, I don't have GOW 2 yet, but if I do get a good used copy of GOW2 in the meantime, you can borrow both.
Just let me know.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:59:45 PM

Saint I own GOW and GOW2. I just haven't played the GOW3 demo.

Thanks though! :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:18:56 PM

Holy crap look at that dog!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:33:18 PM

Sometimes Saint kinda scares me...you know?

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:52:21 PM

That pic gave me a good laugh.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:59:58 PM

wow ICO's been around.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:08:25 AM

Haha, ya it sure has. As much as some see me as this jerk a-hole I'm actually pretty nice to those that deserve it.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 1:17:13 AM

i love you. ;)

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:58:57 PM
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GOW3 will be the game that I buy out of those 2, for sure. Santa Monica has has plenty of time to make this game, GOWC being the only distraction. No distractions of having to make GOW3 for another console, so far no cut out content that we know of, no photoshopped pictures being displayed that we know of so far.... yea I`m going with GOW3.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:01:22 PM
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@ Scarecrow,

a demo for Uncharted would have certainly helped sales-wise though wouldn't it? But Sony did do good in bundling it with the 160 Gig PS3 (proud owner) lol.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:12:28 PM

Not really, the first one had a demo and sadly a lot of ps3 fans passed on it.

For a established series like GOWIII, a demo is not needed, imo.

Almost all of the best games I've bought this generation don't have demos. That says a lot, imo.

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:58:50 PM

Maybe not needed but it wont hurt. all those people who are new to the series will get to bask in 30 minutes of its awesomeness for the 1st time.

No way that can hurt.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:59:31 AM

after i played the first uncharted demo i bought the game the next day. i was probably one of the only owners of that game back then

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:09:20 PM
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I just love hearing Kratos shout everything he says. I tried that for a day, but I couldn't pull it off.

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ryandon69
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:15:43 PM

that must have been funny as hell!!!! LMFAO!!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:21:57 PM

lol, "I WOULD LIKE A TURKEY CLUB WITH A HOUSE SALAD!"

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:25:16 PM

LOL @ world

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fstop
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:31:08 AM

LMFAO!!! Thanks for making my day...I mean, THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY!!!!

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Silent_J
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:04:22 PM

LMAO

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:20:51 PM
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I hope it is a new Demo that no one has played yet (I think there was 2 already), I've played the E3 one several times.

Still, I have to get FFXIII first as my action needs have been met and thanks to a shiester on ebay (WKC) my RPG needs have not been met.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:25:57 PM

I'm pissed about that, my lvl 44 Mage has been missing you.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:26:16 PM

What happened, did the ebay deal fall through?

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:57:16 PM

I payed, and it never came. Today was ebays super later deadline date, so I sent him one contact. If I get nothing back, no tracking number or refund, I will open a case and send him to the Fraud circle of hell. When I get that money back I will try again from someone else. *sigh*

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:37:58 PM

World, after knowing and talking to you here for so long I know you are not one to take second fiddle... do what has to be done... what would Kratos do in your situation? I quiver at the thought... justice must be served...

Q!

"i am home"

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:26:59 PM
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Like someone else previously said, the GOW franchise is established to people that have been with Playstation for years now. Not newcomers. Think about it, even MGS4 ended up having a demo.

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:40:04 PM

Yhea... I wonder if "alot of newcomers" in the future are going to be 3sixty defectors?

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:56:09 PM

Qubex, it has already begun...

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Kowhoho
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:26:12 AM

In the end, there will only be everything!

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Milonakis
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:28:31 AM

I wonder if you can slam an ebay sellers head in a large stone door a few times.

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Qubex
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:55:56 AM

Lol World... the droid army is on the move... :)

Q!

"i am still @ home"

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Qubex
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:56:47 AM

Lol Milonakis!

Q!

"i am home"

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:57:20 PM
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It should be a new Demo. A new build. The E3 demo is old news.

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:23:27 AM
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sweet.
now all i need is a release date, and the making of documentary back in there and im set.

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Robochic
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:40:45 AM
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Hope it's a new demo I've overplayed the E3 demo LOL. Actually I probably won't play this demo I have too many great games to play especially this coming tuesday with Heavy Rain.

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ABUrabad
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:44:30 AM
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Sorry , but I'm not downloading the demo at all
simply u can't eat a single bite of the cacke and leave everything else for a couple of weeks later
I'll wait till I get the final version of the game

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Bloodysilence19
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:53:36 AM
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im hoping its not the e3 demo cause i subscribed to qore two weeks ago just so i can see how great it is.if its the same as the e3 one ill be disappointed big time.even though ripping off helios head never gets old still would like something new.the demo could be 5-10 mins for all i care as long as its something bad ass and new wouldn't bother me.

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fooosie
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:58:36 AM
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I hope its not the demo I got with the GOW collection. Not that it didnt rock...

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Darth Koth
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:36:30 AM
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it IS the E3 demo, the GAME store site say so

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Darth Koth
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:36:37 AM
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http://www.game.co.uk/Games/PlayStation-3/God-of-War-III/~r335935/

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ABUrabad
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:36:57 AM
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people i cant believe what i have just seen \a review for the full game of god of war 3
yes
a full review

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:41:14 AM

whats the big deal?
OPM UK and PSM3 have both had reviews in, and i think the US OPM will have it next month.
plus the next gameinformer mag will have it out feb 27th.

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stemon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:07:34 AM
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I for one am all for demos of games I am deffo buying ... I use them as a way of getting used to controls, working on a sick combo(inGoW3's case) I dont see a demo being just a sneak peak of the game, they offer much more you just have to find it ... For example Heavy rains R2 to walk to me ages to get used to ... now when the game comes out I am gna be ready right away :)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:46:21 AM

You make a great point concerning getting acquainted with the controls when it comes to demos. I never thought of it before but it makes perfect sense.

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TEG3SH
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:11:08 AM
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^^^^ where was that ????? and seriously seriously and i mean seriously tht i'm really seriously serious about being seriously serious about really being serious .......kinda lost........... I WANT THIS GAME .

SORRY Y'ALL when my screen read the news my keyboard went haywire

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:45:16 AM

I wish you posted more, I love your pic.

Seriously.

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robinhood2010
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 6:47:15 AM
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For the record, I work at Game.

I have seen nothing in store regarding a GoW III demo. If we had one, I would have told you all about it.

SO that is news to me, an employee of the company!

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redman479
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:39:00 AM
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Just release it already!!!!!

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:01:34 AM

lovin the avatar

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Silent_J
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:27:36 AM
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I was playing the God Of War Collection last night,I forgot how amazing it was to fight the sisters of faith.

I think its gonna be the E3 demo ,but really hope that its a new one.

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Richy
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:33:58 AM
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hello ...

don't need a demo, i already played the E3 demo (only once LOL) ... & the fact is i bought the PS3 2 years ago because of God of War 3 ...

now i need to start GOW collection (PS2 versions of GOW: Finished on hard, GOW2: En cours, will stop now)

cheers!

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Qubex
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:01:12 AM

Richy... welcome; it's good you thought ahead...

Q!

"i am home"

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TEG3SH
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:42:18 AM
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here is a comment just for ya.lol

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bigrailer19
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 5:42:49 PM
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For me it would be cool to see a new demo besides the E3 demo. But thats because I've played the crap outta it.

But for those who havn't your in for an amazing treat. What a great display of video games at their finest. Its an awesome experience to say the least!

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Banky A
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:39:32 PM
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Would be siiick if it was a new or updated demo. What else can I say?

<3

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SolidFantasy
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 8:10:18 PM
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so is anybody aware that the E3 demo was on the District 9 blue ray movie?? Did i miss that part, b/c i have the demo on my hard drive???

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:50:08 AM

You searsly confused me because you have the same picture as me, lol. I thinking to myself that my account got hacked into or something, lol. Yeah, I wonder why it came with District 9? My GF got it when she switched her preorder to the Ultimate Edition.

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chedison
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:09:52 AM
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Maybe this demo would be exciting to me if I actually played the first two...

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Snaaaake
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 2:21:16 AM
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I'm starting to trust my dealer's source more and more.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:48:32 AM
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I hope it's a new demo featuring the complete game engine, the one where it's completely awesome. Hell, even if it's just the dame demo but beefed up quality, it will be pretty badass, lol. My GF will be very happy just to play it in the better quality. I think it's awesome the E3 demo is a representation of how much better it got, lol. GREAT!!

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startazz
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 10:42:16 AM
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Thats funny i thought you boys in the USA would of had this demo before some of us in the UK,as i've had this demo a good tew months now by way of game i might add,still i don't think anyone wil be disappointed with what they get with this demo as it really does rocks,and looks to be just as good and if not better that the last two games of GOW and yeah i know it's a bold statement but it's true ;-)

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