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Demo Derby

Demo Derby: Official PlayStation Magazine: Disc 79

Get your hot tips and cool moves here first. Don't wait!

The past and the present collide as Giant Bomb digs into the dark world of old demo discs.

Feb. 14 2017

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Drew

Posted by: Jason

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Thanks duders!

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I love hot tips and cool moves.

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I'm here for the hot tips!

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Awesome. I'm ready for quality GBW content. Demo Derby is one of my favorite features on the site. Demo disks are a pretty cool memory I have from the PS1, PS2, and Dreamcast era.

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New Demo Derby, new Home Game, didn't even have to use my AK... today's a good day.

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First Danless Demo Derby. I hope he comes back for another one in the future.

But Brad is an awesome replacement, for sure!

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Socom and ffxi the 2 games that destroyed my life

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I'm excited for this video, but whose PS3 is this? Why are their recently installed games The Simpsons Arcade Game, Stacking, and that bad version of Tetris? What a weird selection of titles. They should do a feature where they just boot up an old console and play the last few arcade/PSN games loaded up on that console.

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Yay!

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Well, this guy fucking rules.
Well, this guy fucking rules.

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Socom II was my online game of choice in my teenage years.... Good times.

Also hurry up and GTFU

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YESSSSSS

It's been far too much time between episodes, but I'm sure it will be worth it.

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:D away we goooooo

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This might be my favorite series on Giant Bomb.

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With this game, technology has been seized, and a new pinnacle has been reached.

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Stylish Lame Action ™

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Man, I liked Lament of Innocence. It was like Devil May Cry except I didn't suck at it, plus Castlevania stuff.

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@krizstof said:

Stylish Lame Action ™

Man that comment made me laugh.

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Braaddd!!!

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GIMMIE ALL THE COOL MOVES YOU GOT

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The Chaindive music was dope.

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Drew with an amazing UHF reference. Well played sir.

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Giant Bomb for president you guys!

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There is a lot of quidditch lore in HP and there is also a standalone book about the history of quidditch. I'm really looking forward to the inevitable quidditch movie.

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Well, this guy fucking rules.
Well, this guy fucking rules.

Between him and Sakaguchi, Square really had the mustache game on lock, didn't they?

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I love it when Jeff mentions Blitzball! <3 <3 <3

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A passing tutorial !!!!!!

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@bigsocrates said:

I'm excited for this video, but whose PS3 is this? Why are their recently installed games The Simpsons Arcade Game, Stacking, and that bad version of Tetris? What a weird selection of titles. They should do a feature where they just boot up an old console and play the last few arcade/PSN games loaded up on that console.

Maybe just something collecting dust in the Gamespot offices, seeing how it's one of the launch models that can run PS2 discs.

Also I was way more hyped for this than Yakuza part 2. Pretty good disc, but it kinda lacked the charm (and "charm") of the PS1 era discs. Brad's a good fit.

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Oh, and "Harry Potter is TALKING TO ME! Mom!" had me in tears.

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As someone who watched a full let's play of LoI, it actually seems to be a decent game, at least compared to the horrors of the other castlevanias. The exploration of the castle is most similar to the Igavania style of gameplay (abeit much more linear), the combat can be fun with the right skills, and there's enough variation to make up for the game. Not exactly Vinnyvania material, but I could see people liking it.

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What was the PS1 firefighter game that looked kind of cartoony?

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I miss the late 90s-00s era of groovy ass jazz that felt like it was in every non-RPG outta Japan.

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I'm glad that they kept running with a 3 man team for these.

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Is that Stacy Keach narrating?

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@vierastalo: Hell yeah! I had the demo and always wanted it.

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While watching this video I would like to thank the Giant Bomb windows store app which let me watch this and be able to crop out the black bars on my secondary 4:3 monitor.

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There was a whole feature on that Starsky and Hutch tips girl on a previous demo disk wasn't there. Something like what it's really like to be a game tester???

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Bah, I think Jeff skipped over the Quidditch World Cup trailer, shame, it's actually pretty cool.

The game wasn't bad either, albeit shallow.

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@vierastalo: Hell yeah! I had the demo and always wanted it.

I begged my mom to get me the full game because that demo was so good.

It was not a good game.

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Final Fantasy XI has redefined the RPG genre

RPG has changed.

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Happy Brads finally getting to experience the magic known as Demo Derby!

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I want to see their beautiful faces while they watch :(

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Jonesing for more of these.

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I miss the late 90s-00s era of groovy ass jazz that felt like it was in every non-RPG outta Japan.

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How the fuck does @jeff know about Tim Bits?

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Jeff's remark about rune rings is great. I never thought about that before!

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I'm still playing FFXI! 13 years and counting.