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Demo Derby

Demo Derby: Official Xbox Magazine 040

Now, instead of doing your demo discs outside, you can do it from the comfort of your own living room.

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

May. 13 2015

Cast: Jeff, Drew, Dan

Posted by: Jason

167 Comments

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Ya!

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Oh no NOT THUG 2!

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I absolutely love Demo Derby. Its both hilarious and informative!

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Love that Jeff is now doing Dsquared every time, the three man weave is great.

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WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS. I aint sleeping tonight

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This has become my favorite feature of the site. Dan and Jason were great hires. Now I have something to watch/listen to while I clean the office :D

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Drew... Thank you for selected inverted aim...

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The Punisher game on PC had an uncensored patch that removed filters and added in a bunch of content that had to be removed to get the M rating.

It wasn't just filters, there were finishing moves and interrogations that were altered.

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I'm so glad they have reverence for Mercenaries, it was one of my favorite games ever.

God, it's so good. It just had such a huge variety of airstrikes and military vehicle for you to dick around with, and the missions and mission variety were awesome.

There was one particular mission that had you engaging in a massive tank battle among some ruined buildings and it was so cool. Tackling the deck of cards bounties was also awesome because you could take them alive for a bigger reward.

Man, I wish Mercs 2 had been good. I gotta go dig out my copy of Mercs 1 and play it now.

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Punisher! That game was great. Although I'm a bit biased being a big Punisher fan.

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I haven't watched this yet but I see that the video is tied to Burnout 3: Takedown, and that's basically one of the best games ever.

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Suddenly, nachoboss.

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@bigevil1987: I rented that game to play through it like 5 times when I was 15 and didnt know anything about the Punisher. The environmental kills were awesome

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I remember vividly boiling these disks in water when they didn't work to get them to work. Amazingly, it worked most of the time.

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Been awhile since one of these it's about time.

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"Fuck SRS" - Dan Ryckert

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YES

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Drew Scanlon... Always so polite. Even when murderin' fools he's using formal Korean.

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Dan seems extremely annoying to play games with. He's constantly trying to steer Drew's game session.

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Oh hell yeah, been waitin' for another one of these.

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I was one of the few who played Stranger's Wrath to completion, and this demo disc was what made me buy it at release. Jeff is right, it's a really cool game, and it still looks good.

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Demo Derby > MGS

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Man all of this early 2000's is setting off my nostalgia receptors.

Also that's probably Ryan's account from the XBoxalypse, huh? Cool that it's still on there.

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Awwww yeah

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NACHOBOSS HAUNTS FROM BEYOND VIA A DEMO DISC

of fucking course he would, the crazy bastard.

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Edited By mithhunter55

switches weapons, then asks how to switch weapons.

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I remember this exact disc very distinctly.

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Burnout 3 was so good! Too bad it couldn't be played on DD.

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Awesome, I've been really craving a new Demo Derby for a couple of weeks now. :D

Burnout 3 is my favourite Burnout, and probably my favourite racer of all time. Burnout Revenge is also a great game, I just don't like it quite as much. Always felt bad that I never liked Paradise, but I just never took to it as much as I tried.

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oh man, i remember the whole car babe gimmick of SRS

Also, i'm currently playing stranger's wrath on my phone and it is an amazing nostalgia trip

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A new dimel derba??!? Me fav feature.

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@avenged22: Yeah, he get's a little bit too excited sometimes. I don't blame him, Mercenaries is a fantastic game.

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@castiel said:

Demo Derby > MGS

Boo.

Gamefly is only okay if you don't have a local renting spot. Otherwise it's too expensive for the 2 games you get a month. Shipping both ways takes forever and you're rarely going to get a game you want. It's mostly stuff from the very bottom of your list.

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Sweet did not see this coming :D also good to see Jeff is now a member of the Demo Derby Team!!

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Edited By Pfhor
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Well first you need to understand that there's "boxes".

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Demo Derby has become one of my favorite features on the site. Keep it up, guys!

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Unreal Championship 2 was amazing. They did the near impossible and balanced FPS with third person combat (via the ability to lock on and dash, something some SK and Japanese games would get into years later). It was really good.

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Burnout 3 was a revelation. I had never played a Burnout before, but when the first video dropped and you saw a car get wrecked in slowmo I knew I had to have it. The bizarre, terror bombing sub-game was amazing and strange as well, especially when all the other cars were forced to run full steam into the explosion - brakes don't exist in the Burnout universe.

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Man, Mercenaries was such a cool game. I wouldn't mind seeing Drew play more of it.

Mechassault 2! I loved those games, played so much splitscreen coop.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is one of the best co-op games I've played. It's so good, you guys.

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Dan constantly destroys his own credibility. Instead of saying he hates Napoleon Dynamite, he should be like Jeff and say, "Yes, that is a good movie, but I don't like the pop culture memes it spawned." I mean, it featured a man wearing American flag pants doing martial arts. Maybe that just hits so close to home that Dan feels the movie was actually a parody based on his real life.

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So... I only recently saw that first Spongebob movie. That Mindy character is voiced by Scarlet Johannson? And I think the game version is too...

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Wow, nachoboss. Seeing that again was weird.

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That spongebob didn't quite sound like the real Tom Kenny.

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Yes!

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That Punisher demo was super underwhelming for such a ridiculous game.