FUEL Demo Now on Xbox Live
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You know, as recently as yesterday I was thinking to myself ... what's up with the lack of demos recently? I put two and two together and realised that the short fall of games might have something to do with it, but today Codemasters released a demo for their recent open world, off-road racer, FUEL, which totally through my realisation out the window. A demo we were told wasn't possible. Well it sure looks like anything is possible when it comes to reinvigorating sales, right?
The demo offers one race and one challenge from the full game, as well as the chance to try out the free ride in a small section of the wastelands. It'll weigh in at around 1.13GB so clear those old demos out, and we've even got a demo launch trailer to show you. I know! Even demos are getting launch trailers these days as well. What next? An announcement trailer ... oh wait, they already do that!


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Comment #1 by CallumF73
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 05:51:57 AM
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Yay, well I wanted this game but reviews bad and I was waiting for demo. Hoorah

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Comment #2 by aA HARRY Zz
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 05:55:07 AM
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Comment #3 by PsychoSawyer
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 05:58:08 AM
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hmmm i thought this had bin out a bit

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Comment #4 by Edable Giraffe
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:01:15 AM
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It has been out a bit, i'm guessing the bad reviews led to less than impressive sales numbers, so they're trying to get people with a demo. It might work, i'm downloading it and if it's good i'll buy it, which i never would have done without the demo.

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Comment #5 by JT Gregory
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:04:11 AM
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err a little latte lol i already played the game

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Comment #6 by shaitanpt
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:13:38 AM
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hope it get's my interest on this game back up!

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Comment #7 by Harry Lloyd
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:20:22 AM
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Gold exclusive for now.

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Comment #8 by Skidillydoo
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:29:26 AM
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this game is fundamentally flawed. if you like "driving games" this isnt for you. If you like free-roam then maybe this is what you want.

The driving is terrible, handling of the quadbikes and dirt bikes are absolutely horrific, and more often than not the vehicles stall when going up any sort of challenging gradiant. coming from an owner of both a mx400 and rm250 offroad vehicles, i can honestly say that both the quad bikes and motocross bikes and climb some very steep gradiants. This game, even with the most powerful versions of these vehicles struggle to clumb steep hills offroad.

Oh, not too mention them "invincible" twigs that will send your vehicle flying.

Last but not least, Rubber Band A.I. Need i say more? I had very high expectations for this game, i was really looking

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Comment #9 by ShinAkuma
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:39:05 AM
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Double meh

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Comment #10 by l.maciver
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 06:49:39 AM
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i like this game, keeps me amused when i goes dark...
i didnt care for bad reviews or flaws, its just something that you play. mind you ive playd a few crap games and still liked them, like velvet assassin.

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Comment #11 by Snake Eyes1499
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 07:14:23 AM
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This game is actually awesome ignore the few random bad reviews

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Comment #12 by Lightning4747
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 07:25:01 AM
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I'll download this right now, and dont take your idea of the game from SkidillyDoo because he also said that Call of Duty was "utter crap" meaning he has awful taste in games and also sucks at them.

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Comment #13 by Music Man SUB
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 07:31:49 AM
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Better late than never...
I'll give it a try, but my first impression wasn't very good although I love racing games.. so we'll see

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Comment #14 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:01:41 AM
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It's hard to believe that Codemasters would put out a bad racing game. DIRT and GRID are awesome. I them both. Just for the tornado in the background, this game looks sick. I'm going to dl the demo tonight. I was waiting for them to make a Quad / Dirtbike racer.

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Comment #15 by Barry619
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:12:52 AM
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@11 "Few random bad reviews" ? What, i haven't seen one review anywhere that said this game was actually good.

Personally i was getting hyped for this game, then read all the negative reviews, a demo failed to appear so i lost all interest, but I'll give it a go now.

As I've said in many posts on many websites, a demo is the best marketing a company can get, the only good reason not to release a demo before / on release of the game is if you now the game your putting out is awful and would actually put people off buying it.

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Comment #16 by ferrara316
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:14:55 AM
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just another example of when bad games release demos AFTER the game has already been released..

I have this game and will be selling it soon once i 1k it.

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Comment #17 by o0IScOTTI0o
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:36:50 AM
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@15 Probably why they didn't release a gears 2 demo

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Comment #18 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:46:15 AM
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@15 same i was so hyped for this game then watched a gameplay video which looked terrible. Then there was all the bad reviews... Then i checked out what other games the makers of this game made and i think was just Wall-E and Ratatouille lol, i am not even gonna bother with the demo.

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Comment #19 by Edable Giraffe
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 08:56:36 AM
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Ok, i've played the demo and i agree with the bad reviews.. This game is a bad racer.. It didn't interest me in the slightest.

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Comment #20 by Nerotic Shadows
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 09:25:42 AM
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Wow, this game's getting some abuse. It might not be as slick as Burnout or Midnight Club, but I've got it and really like it, I'd definatley still reccomend it.

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Comment #21 by Younggun077
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 09:28:04 AM
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this game is shit no 1 should buy/rent our download the demo =]

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Comment #22 by Zabuza
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 09:29:56 AM
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i would download the demo but i havn't got gold membership. i hope it will come out on the Playstation store soon so i can try it

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Comment #23 by xV II Z II O Nx
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 12:21:23 PM
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Yeah i already spent to ,uch time on this i got my 1000 and traded it back i love racers and this game pissed me off lol its ok for an hour then turns bad and extremely boring

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Comment #24 by neodante1330
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 02:01:35 PM
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everyone needs to stop reading reviews cause thats what they think.I love this game.There is so many places to go and mountains to climb I could not stop playing it.Every game you play is flayed to a point but that should not stop you from trying the game out.The racing is fun and i like being able to go off road and go where i want to go and not being restricted to a course.Everyone should just try the game and perhaps they will get surprised that its better then most people say it is.

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Comment #25 by exe67
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 02:14:12 PM
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Webb, I found another typo...
I seem to do this for all your posts... (not just yours, everybody elses' too)
"Through" in the 4th line should be "threw."

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Comment #26 by Sniper07LHS
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 02:32:08 PM
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its a good game. reviews are bad for this game. hey have you seen the reviews for the transformers revenge of the fallen movie?? they say the movie is horrible...COMPLETE OPPOSITE!!! the movie is awesome!!!

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Comment #27 by DwayneDays
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 04:05:42 PM
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@26 actually transformers was 2 and a half hours of complete garbage

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Comment #28 by bonzo
Friday, July 10, 2009 @ 04:52:34 AM
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a very crap game

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Comment #29 by blitz7287
Friday, July 10, 2009 @ 06:20:29 AM
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Game is Awesome.

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US June 02, 2009
Europe June 05, 2009

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