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Demo Derby: Official Xbox Magazine 052

Nov. 8th 2016

Everything about the mid-2000s was extreme. From the hotswaps to the paintball-themed music videos.

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Demo Derby

5 Seasons • 30 Episodes

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

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A Demo Derby is exactly what I need right now to distract from... stresses.

Thanks Giant Bomb!

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Show me the past through your green-tinted goggles

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The timing of this couldn't be better.

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Chris Evans as...Human Torch. *gets handed piece of paper* I mean Captain America.

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Thank you Demo Derby for distracting me from our inevitable demise

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Does whoever is picking the discs really like the number 52?

Demo Derby: Official Xbox Magazine 052

Demo Derby: Official PlayStation Magazine: Disc 52

Demo Derby: Official Xbox Magazine (Australia) 052

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Does the new player just lack a full-screen option on iOS, or is it just me?

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This is just what the doctor prescribed to cure my election night jitters. Thanks Giant Bomb!

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Man, the new player doesn't work with the PS4. That's a major bummer. Tomorrow morning, PC it is...

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Man, I loved that King Kong game.. I played it on Gamecube and then bought it again for 360!

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The country is going up in flames but let me just watch this video of an obscure 10-year old OG Xbox demo disk real quick.

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Ash vs Evil Dead is great and the second season is still ongoing

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I mean, I already voted, it's out of my hands for the time being. The only 2 options now are the panic game or the distraction game. And I do enjoy a Demo Derby...

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@quarters: yuuuuup for me too, ps4 is my only option for streaming video so thats pretty unfortunate. If this is actually a thing I guess that means no more GB videos for me besides what is on youtube.....

EDIT: Wii U to the rescue! You can still click the download button on the wiiU and it'll start playing the video. Funny how much better the wiiU's internet browser is compared to the ps4 in pretty much every way. Forgot how smooth that thing works.

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I need you now Demo Derby. Reality is too much to bare right now.

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Flash only? It totally sucks the battery out of my laptop and makes my fans spin at 100%...

EDIT: I clicked the Beta button on a different video and now this one works fine in HTML5 :D

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Man I love that Xbox dashboard noise.

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Said talking dinosaur scene from Jurassic Park 3.

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This is a pretty damn famous song; this was in a Call of Duty trailer! -- Dan Ryckert

(Chrome suggests "Trickery" as a spelling correction to Ryckert. Seems appropriate!)

Booth babes, "Did we mention the cosplay girls?" and "desperately courting the Japanese market" isn't exactly the best look for Xbox.

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Thank you Giant Bomb. I really need this.

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Meh, sort of a weak effort for a demo disc. See the XB360 video was okay, but everything else on that disc was junk. Slight embarrassing booth girl and cosplay ogling is something we won't miss any time soon.

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Duda ba da ba dubba da ba baa dubba ba du daaa

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They talk about Perfect Dark Zero like Kasavin didn't RAVE about it.

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I love it any time Jeff starts a sentence "Fame Douglas..."

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I don't do drugs, but for some reason it makes me happy that Jeff knows what 2C-T-7 is.

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Re beta video player, when I put it to full screen then exit full screen, it stays at a very large size that breaks the rest of the page's scripting.

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I remember thinking that Full Auto was really really good looking. Boy howdy have times changed.

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huh. you know what dan. im gonna say well done. during the serious sam 2 song asking if its prodigy
i kinda laughed to myself but then at around 41:20 it sorta kinda reminded me of there song called no good. it does not sound like the song but its still not a bad comparison for some of the parts of the song
so again well done dan

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Yeahhhh this is exactly what we need now. I just wanna bunker up with Giant Bomb and forget the world outside forever.

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If you're like Dan and haven't played Amped 3 you should probably at least watch this quick look because oh my god.

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Please play amped 3 for us.. i've never seen it but i think i want to buy it now.

ps^^ thanks JJBsterling

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Oh man, as someone who has played a lot of Warframe, seeing that Dark Sector footage is super weird.

I always new that a bunch of Warframe assets came from Dark Sector prototypes, but I never realised just how much of it was identical. The protagonist in the Excalibur warframe, the Grineer enemies, the Aklato pistols, and the Burston rifle as well as other stuff like the Liset ship, and that lotus emblem are all exactly identical in Warframe.

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jeff with the ill CDR/CBB/LA improv references

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Well, I need to fill around 4 years of content. This is a good start.

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@drewbert: Quick correction, even though you somewhat corrected yourself during the Call of Duty 2 demo: "Panzershrek" means "armour-terror", (not "tank-terror"); "panzer" in the WWII connotation was shorthand for Panzerkampfwagen (armoured war vehicle). The German "Panther" tank was a type of tank, (from 1943-1945) but not all German WWII tanks were "Panthers".

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The return of Drew's NZ accent! I think it got even worse!

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@mvhvtmv said:

Oh man, as someone who has played a lot of Warframe, seeing that Dark Sector footage is super weird.

I always new that a bunch of Warframe assets came from Dark Sector prototypes, but I never realised just how much of it was identical. The protagonist in the Excalibur warframe, the Grineer enemies, the Aklato pistols, and the Burston rifle as well as other stuff like the Liset ship, and that lotus emblem are all exactly identical in Warframe.

Yup. It's cool to see that. The game back then was supposedly a stealth action game and it looked much more story focused and linear.

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If you're going to more of these Official ... Magazine joints you should try to get Fran Reyes on for one of them. She's cool and it would be interesting for Jeff not to be the oldest person in the room for once.

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The Lost World has Pete Postlethwaite as a big game hunter. The Lost World is alright in my book.

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thank you for this, during my time of need