July 13, 2010 // 5:20 pm
- Activision's Social Media Manager Dan Amrich
has announced that beginning today the Blur multiplayer PS3 demo is live on PlayStation Network.
To quote: Today, the PlayStation 3 demo of Blur
became available in the PlayStation Store – and you know what comes standard?
Pools of lightning bolts, explosive mines, bursts of nitro speed, and big glowing red balls of homing-missile danger. This is the kind of arcade-style combat racing that gets my motor running.
Oh, and the mileage is excellent – I've been playing Blur
for weeks now and I'm still not bored.
The Blur multiplayer demo gives you a pretty sizeable chunk of what the game has to offer. A dozen real-world cars, including I'll-never-own-it-but-I-can-drool rides like the Lotus Exige Cup 260 and Ford GT.
Six tracks in two gameplay modes and seven mods that let you tweak the game mechanics to match your style of play all eight of the chaotic power-ups, and the ability to boast about your skills to friends on the PlayStation Network with a single button press. (The full retail version also lets you brag on Facebook and Twitter.)
I have hosted PS3 Blur gameplay nights
on multiple continents, and have more in the works. I shared some of my personal Blur strategies
for success (and people used them against me).
I even had Gareth Wilson
, lead designer from developer Bizarre Creations, on my podcast
to explain some of the choices that went into the game and wound up getting him to reveal a key to success that I've been personally milking all the way to the finish line.
If you haven't tried Blur yet, it's understandable - heaven knows there are plenty of options when it comes to quality PS3 racing games. But the demo's free for the taking as of today, so check it out and let me know if you feel what I feel when you play it. And know that I'm serious when I say I will see you on the track...