E3 06: Xbox Live Marketplace E3 demo schedule set

Test Drive Unlimited going up today, Lost Planet online tomorrow, MotoGP 06 revving up on Thursday.

LOS ANGELES--Last week, Microsoft announced it was readying a wave of new content to go online during its Electronic Entertainment Expo-synchronized week of free Xbox Live. It promised a "flood" of new game demos and trailers, leading some very hopeful fans to think that maybe, just maybe, the week might see a trailer or demo of the next Halo game.

While the trailer jury is still out on that one, Microsoft announced today its demo schedule for the week. Today, Xbox 360 owners can download a sample level of Atari's Test Drive Unlimited, which will feature a racetrack on one of the Hawaiian Islands.

Tomorrow, the much-anticipated demo for Capcom's futuristic actioner Lost Planet will hit the online gaming service. Its content was unclear, as Microsoft only offered a vague general description of the demo's wintry action.

On Thursday, the demo for Moto GP 06 will go live. It was also unclear what that demo contained, as it bore the following description: "Experience extreme racing with stunning photorealistic graphics and a blisteringly fast game engine."

Check back tomorrow afternoon for GameSpot's on-the-scene coverage of the Microsoft E3 2006 press conference.

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79 comments
Evanrocknuma
Evanrocknuma

lumsdenpark idiot there already are trailers for halo 3 if that was what you meant.

maxinshoes
maxinshoes

Lost Planet demo rules ass!!! Too bad its scheduled for next year.

nev70
nev70

HALO 2 SINGLE PLAYER WAS OK BUT ITS MULTI PLAYER IS THE 'F'ING BEST

lumsdenpark
lumsdenpark

PLEASE shut up about halo 3, its planned for ages away and halo 2 wasnt that great anyway. theres almost definetly not gonna be a halo 3 trailer is there??...

Darkstrauss
Darkstrauss

well, it's safe to say this sucks, my test drive demo KEEPS locking up three seconds into the game....

Manatassi
Manatassi

The test drive Unlimited demo is brillian.... oh and its a full 40miles squared of road and area.... the only drawback is you have a 15min limit to the demo beore you have to restart

cole7948
cole7948

Of course, my Xbox360 is being repaired this week! When I get it back can I download the trailers in like two weeks, specifically the test drive demo, or are they only up for one day? Thanks!

samekila
samekila

I wish they would release new maps for halo 2 only for vista and 360. I cant wait for halo 3 but I don't wont them to ware the halo trilogy out I still love halo 2

gtb08
gtb08

the marketplace must be competely full, this trailer is taking an hour.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Lost Planet seems absolutely awesome.

Weeoo_86
Weeoo_86

Only 3 demos? dude they said that we'd be playing most of the games that everyone at E3 would be playing!

hatchetman696
hatchetman696

Dead Rising Demo? Please? Okay, fine F&%^ OFF M$, I WANT THAT game, wait maybe I will get one...I love you my precious Microsoft. Anyways HALO 3, Heck ya~! But I am more or less wanting Dead Rising more than I want sex, which is alot. I hope this is allowable to say such things.

yoday
yoday

Just so everyone knows, the demo WAS out for Lost Planet but it was only up for like ten or fifteen minutes. My guess is that MS realized they put it up early and pulled it. I was lucky enough to get it downloaded before they pulled it and this game is freaking amazing guys. The demo is pretty long too, it has two levels as well. The graphics are just amazing, there are some really cool effects going on with this thing. The action is fun and intense, esspecially the boss fight. The best thing about it though is the sound. These guys put together a fantastic sound design. Anyone with Dolby Digital is going to crap their pants when they hear the first explosion, every explosion literally shakes my dorm room...my neighbors must be PISSED!!

Tomtomtom1990
Tomtomtom1990

Its funny how Halo 3 beat out MGS4 for the number one most anticipated E3 game at Gametrailers. I mean, we don't even know ANYTHING about it, and yet it's their most anticipated game at E3. Hell, we don't even know if it will BE at E3. Oh, well. Can't really blame them. The Sony fanboys who are saying that Halo 3 WON'T steal the show are so shortsighted. There is no possible way that ANYTHING besides Halo 3 will be on the journalist's minds as they write up their E3 impressions. There's just no way.

Justlink619
Justlink619

GUYS GUYS HALO 3 We need to look for games on the Xbox 360 that we can label better than Halo 3 ok because a good console needs more than one game thats good u feel me on this one.

XAF1
XAF1

"donscrillinger nice but how did MS let VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 slip away like that .come on bill gates thats a high profile fighting game there HOLLAR @ SEGA! plz..........................." ______________________________________________________________ I truly doubt that Sega cares. Virtua Fighter 4 was on the PS2 because Sony had more systems sold and that is what they are thinking this time around to with the PS3. But, I think Virtua Fighter 5 would probably be better appreciated on the Xbox 360. I love Dead or Alive 4 but Virtua Fighter will always be my first love and I'm definitely not buying a PS3 just to play it. If Virtua Fighter 5 comes out on the PS3 it will be in a losing battle Against Tekken 6. For some reason I actually think that a great deal of Sega Fans moved to M$ after the death of the Dreamcast not Sony. Actually I wouldn't be suprised to see VF5 on the Revolution and Sega introducing a fighting controller. But who knows I wouldn't give up just yet anything can happen.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I for one can't wait to see Lost Planet that game looks like it will be a nice game.

utahnos
utahnos

get ready for the 10 hour long downloads.

ptown58
ptown58

Not much of a "FLOOD" if you ask me, all the demos should be playable all week. I guess its better than a stick in the eye though, TDU is time limited (lame)

tomxizor
tomxizor

Mo Dead Rising demo? OH DARN IT!

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

I'm interested in Lost Planet. I also want to see how well moto GP has shaped up for the 360.

terrabreak13
terrabreak13

Ignore DevJin, he regularly trolls gamespot and talks crap about MSFT. Go easy on the haterade.

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

i know announce it announce halo 3/forerunner if u dont i will be very mad and think twice before i get a 360

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Well admittingly Lost Planet is a pretty nice exclusive for the X360. Still not enough support and exclusives to warrant purchase for me. I'll wait awhile longer before considering. I'll stick to PS3 and Wii for my choice for now.

DevJin
DevJin

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xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

Please Microsoft come out with a demo of Halo3 or Gears of War, Im beging you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LiK
LiK

awesome, i cant wait to test out lost planet!

paulust2002
paulust2002

The test drive demo is too short, and that blurring effect, stop it, it ain't realistic, it looks shiiit. Why do they keep doing that. GTA Let you turn it off so why not now, it ain't a drink and driving sim is it.?

JTyetti
JTyetti

Just got done playing Lost Planet. The graphics are freaking sweeeet. The best demo I have played to date. More to come, also Chromehounds demo is confirmed by uk OXM as well. WOOOOOOT

pederw
pederw

I have played the halo series ever since they came out. they have already squeazed all of the story out of halo. what next. gears of war is a fresh game and should deserve more attention. GO 360!

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I can't wait to try out some Lost Planet tomorrow! w00t!!

Lanowar
Lanowar

Is this just for the american marketplace? I live in UK and we only got the trailers (the sonic one is good) but no demos just yet.

mobber
mobber

at least put out a fake halo trailer like they did a couple of years ago. it wasn't in-game footage so much as it was every fanboy's glimpse of things to come...

Crapdragoon
Crapdragoon

Man test drive unlimited has a 15 minute demo timelimit that sucks. And i cant connect to any servers it says so its just offline play for now :-/

spacebyrd
spacebyrd

the lost planet demo was accidentally leaked today . i have it on my harddrive. its alot of fun . the explosions are badass.

danbedfo
danbedfo

Of course they will announce Halo 3, anyone who read the weekly update on Bungie.net will know that they are gearing up for somehing big during the next week.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Marketplace will rock this week. I doubt we'll get a Halo demo. Was hoping to get my hands on at least a Dead Rising or Saint's Row one though.

paulust2002
paulust2002

test drive is cool;, buty that damn blur effect is haunting me on 360 games, PLEASE GIVE THE OPTION TO TURN OFF, PLEASE OR AIN'T BUYING IT You could turn it off on GTA's so why not this, project gotham and perfect dark, it's a horrible effect.

vassago_
vassago_

If there IS in fact a new Halo game in the works, Microsoft will announce it at their press conference on Tuesday. And if there is, expect the trailer on the Marketplace.

sicone111
sicone111

50-60 downloads on marketplace this week!! YAY

fmprodguy
fmprodguy

Sweetness... Lost Planet... and I did I hear NOW... Must get Ill so I can leave work...