F.E.A.R. demo leads XBL content

Sierra's spooky shooter now available on Marketplace; Bringing It Home content includes loads of trailers, videos.

Microsoft continued its barrage of Xbox Live Marketplace content over the past few days, uploading days four, five, and six of its Bringing It Home promotion, coinciding with the 2006 Tokyo Game Show and its own X06, which begins Wednesday.

Saturday and Sunday were dominated with Tokyo Game Show-related material for the Japanese market, including several videos of TGS footage from the show floor, interviews with developers, and impressions from gamers. Japan also got an exclusive trailer of AQ Interactive's action game Vampire's Rain.

Non-Japan-exclusive content included wrap-up videos from each day of TGS and trailers from Virtua Tennis 3, NBA Live 07, NHL 2K7, and Forza 2 (which also debuted a dashboard theme).

Today, with the doors closed on TGS, Microsoft was able to get back to one of its specialties--first-person shooters. The much-anticipated demo for Sierra Entertainment's F.E.A.R. was released today, weighing in at 542MB. The single-player sample lets gamers try out the sci-fi shooter before the game comes out in early November.

On the trailer side of things, new videos for Battlestations: Midway, Eragon, Import Tuner Challenge, Need for Speed Carbon, and The Darkness were released. Those looking for new gamerpics will find picture packs available for Battlestar Galactica and Mass Effect (pictured), the latter of which is free.

More content will be added each day of the Bringing It Home promo, which ends on September 29.

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Discussion

105 comments
aRE-you-AFraid
aRE-you-AFraid

FEAR is really good, but won't sell the system like Gears or R6 will.

payback_56
payback_56

No, I dont think FEAR will drive system sales, the game is good, but i was dissapointed, they didnt seem to change anything from the pc version, and the graphics did not look as crisp as on pc ( i have an upgraded pc, but still the graphics seemed light for a 360 game) Also, I downloaded the demo on the pc before I bought the game on the pc, and the demo on 360 is like the same exact demo, they could have changed somthing in the game, I mean they should not make a whole new game for 360, but they can change it up a litte...

_Sam_
_Sam_

I like the game

GrimBee
GrimBee

fear is an OK game. Its not a great game at all. But it is a GOOD game. I just dont think getting a 360 is worth the price of this game. Im getting a 360 for.. gears of war, sonic the hedgehog and dead rising... and the possibility of MORE titles like resi 5 and gta 4 on the way.. The reason im not getting a ps3, is because the ratio of price to games isnt as good as the 360s for me. Because the 360 has most of the ps3's games thus far, and im not entirely interested in $600 for mgs4 and virtua fighter 5.. oh yeah, i forgot the Extra $100 for those games too.. (maybe more). FEAR is a good game, but i wish these ports would be cheaper, like they are on the pc right now. Its silly porting a game over at full price when its on another platform for like HALF the price. Its all well and good having these pc ports on the 360.. but i just think it should stay away from them as being full priced games. thats all.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

I'm REALLY disappointed with this demo. The graphics pale in comparison to the PC version... the lighting effects in the 360 version are like 50% of what they are on my PC, not to mention the fact that the demo is short. Eh, I didn't like the game that much the FIRST go 'round, so I'll wait patiently for HL2 to come out.

Markoboy09
Markoboy09

Man.... I can't wait to get my hand on this game!!! AHH!!!

Dinghy_Dog
Dinghy_Dog

I'm not rebuying this. I have the PC version and it runs just fine for me

terrabreak13
terrabreak13

Very good demo even though it gave me motion sickness. That creepy girl scared the crap out of me I had to bust a couple shots at her. The graphics is decent but the concept is cool.

AdMordem
AdMordem

been waiting a long time to play this... glad i didnt spend $3000+ on a pc to do it (thats in Aus $$). so for 1000 for 360 and vip pack and couple of games and 1000 for 12 games..... think im ahead>??>

wenbin09
wenbin09

i wish more demo have been available!!

trentn13
trentn13

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trentn13
trentn13

it scared me but after posting that i see some of you saying you couldnt sleep...wow thats kinda sad...prolly wont buy it now cause it got me a tad bit spooked but just because of the combination of the dude jumping out of the disappearing door and then tad bit scared by the girl on the blood ceiling..not too bad though

2TrickedOut
2TrickedOut

Sweeeet!! Great game can't wait for it to come out. My pc can't handle this game. gotta love the 360!

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

Just like Call of duty 2,Fear looks better plays better with a pad and is going to be awesome great demo Better then the PC H e l l ! Y e a h ! Now for the Call of duty 3 demo cant wait YEAH!!!!

samekila
samekila

Now I know what I have been missing since my PC sucks I cant play fear on it. I love this game cant wait for it to come out

noodles12345678
noodles12345678

plays better on the pc, much more fast paced like it was designed to be, at least on the multiplayer side of things. not trying to bash the 360 i like the system and all, i just dont like games that were designed for pc and ported to console and vice versa

romaink
romaink

Wow! Great stuff! but now, I can't sleep tonight.

niteowl74
niteowl74

Thanx archie you stole my rant. lol I played the oxm demo a month ago and was serously dissapointed with the lack of control options. Well no sale there, rental first.

archiebutt
archiebutt

Oh, man, it's right handed only. No Southpaw - me no can play. Sux.

grave_rob
grave_rob

i'm stoked. downloading that badboy right now...

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Played the OXM demo already. Keep em comin though......................

DatDude08
DatDude08

I love the demo, the end really makes me want to get the game. It still needs some work, but its a demo so w/e. It gave me the chills, but didnt really scare me.

awarriorofgamin
awarriorofgamin

battlestar galactica GAME? when did this happen that show pwns n00bs

SPARTAN120
SPARTAN120

dang now i aint gonna sleep tonight. DAMN YOU F.E.A.R!!! i love it

moocow21
moocow21

I think the demo is really cool.. the graphics are great, and the controls work really well (although I wish I had M/kb).. it's pretty creepy too.

mynamesdenvrmax
mynamesdenvrmax

....still waiting for my xbox to come knocking at the door...repaired.....doesnt look good....

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

FEAR kinda too freaky for me, I didn't get scaried, but I got the chrills. I hate those.

ElementalFire
ElementalFire

Bungie says there's going to be something big this X06... I can hardly wait.

march15th
march15th

i was gonna post something about how i was gonna download it now, but then i thot how lame it would be of me to do so. so i didn't.

usedtype
usedtype

To really play FEAR, follow these simple points: 1. Play only at night. 2. Play in the dark. 3. Play alone. Trust me, if you do this, the game is 10x scarier AND funner.

gagan21
gagan21

cool, i ll download it today

grouser22001
grouser22001

Man that sucks!!! all iam playin is fear extraction point add on demo right now!! on my computer. i wish i had a 360, poop.....

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Ooo, well have a nice day, folks... I've got something I need to DL.

jj4
jj4

I want a multiplayer FEAR Demo

danxxx
danxxx

THE DEMO WAS SHORT BUT FUN AND SCARY THAT LIL GIRL ALMOST MAKE ME WET MY PANTS..... I WAS SHOOTING AT HER ALL THE TIME

Zemus
Zemus

Played the demo a Month ago from OXM. Same demo as the PC version. Good demo for those who havn't played it yet

gertish
gertish

Woot sauce, gonna DL

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

WOOOT!!!! O wait its the game F.E.A.R thats been out on the Pc for over a year now, whats the big deal anyway crappy control is cool or something?