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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