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“Download this demo”
Don’t tell me what to do.
is Xbox One ever going to get Demos? (this isn’t related to Zoo Tycoon as i know that has a demo, i’m on about all the other games with no demos)
Zoo Tycoon demo has been available on Xbox One for days now – but I agree, we need more. It’s a shame that “all games are digital” also means “we now can’t force demos as a requirement for all digital games” too.
Fifa 14 and NBA have demo as well, just type “demo” in the search engine of the games section.
How did you find it? When I Bing’d Demos which is somehow the only way to find them, I only found NBA and Fifa
It also sucks that once you remove a demo on X1 you cannot hide it from My Games and Apps
What? Where is the demo for Zoo Tycoon? I don’t see it. In fact the only demo I’ve seen is for NBK Live 14.
Bing it on X1, its there. A secret. Because they dont believe in demos anymore. BUT WE NEED DEMOS DAMMIT!
I love this game, played the demo on my Xbox One but the price is ridiculous. I am not paying £49.99 for Zoo Tycoon. I got the full version of Killer Instinct for £31.99 and Powerstar Golf for £14.99 – why is Zoo Tycoon so expensive digitally? Even in stores I can’t find it cheaper than £40.
It’s great fun but not worth the price.
How long has the demo been out in Europe? The marketplace says 11/30. How comes I can download it already? <- (not a Gold user)
ps4 destroying the ONE in sales…I would love to be in the board rooms at MS and hear the thrashing the
hardware design team must be receiving….My Opinion?..they effed up…why would you make a console harder to program for and with less power than the competition?
I would love to know who signed off on this…
If you don’t like the consoles, why are you here?
I love XBOX…but I don’t live in XBOX fairy land where everything is whipped cream and dried butterfly wings…
If you loved Xbox you would know that ever since the original Xbox launched they have been going for an all in one box for your living room. They have mostly achieved this with the X1. Whether or not this comes back to bite them remains to be seen but they have accomplished their vision from when they first got into this business.
headlines is what brings sales…..and all ONES headlines focus on less power, PS4 wins, etc…..while I applaud their initiative, I think it was wrong to not include the most powerful gaming machine in their ALL IN ONE vision…
The only people who watch the headlines are the “hardcore” gamers. The headlines are only on gaming sites. Parents buying for their kids and casual gamers who far outnumber us don’t see these headlines. They will go in the store, see the PS4 out of stock, see an X1 on stock that they can talk to and it will run their TV and they will buy it.
“whipped cream and dried butterfly wings”
That is actually kinda disturbing
Well, nothing is perfect for ANY company or any product. Plus, stop being like most of todays “youth” and think that you need instant gratification for everything. Plenty of things will be added and fixed as time goes on.
You do know that the ps3 didn’t have trophies at launch right? You do know that most of the great features that the ps3 and 360 have now weren’t added to the systems YEARS after launching right?
Thanks Nick..I am glad to think like todays youth…considering I am 59…play xbox and race RC cars…Question Authority?..you bet…question business practices?..you bet..
not looking for instant gratification….calling out BIG companies that make the wrong moves with obvious proof in sales results and forum complaints….
Everyone was all over MS for a business practice they did not like….but seem perfectly happy to purchase a half baked product that seems like a down grade in usability from the old one……
Serious question here, do you have reflex issues when playing shooters?
Haha actually xbox one beat ps4 in sales this week in north America with all the black friday stuff going on. Stop being such a troll.
Proof? Of course, earlier on you were fellating off of Major Nelson like the pimply-faced, pretend-I-have-a-girlfriend illin’ dude you are.
Pretty obvious why. PS4s are sold out everywhere but not the Xbox Ones. Of course they would win Black Friday.
well…it´s the proof you wanted though.
The success of both Xbox consoles can be “largely attributed” to limited
availability of the PS4, Infoscout said. Discounts on the Xbox 360 at
Walmart also likely helped boost numbers
Yeah but the 360 was counted separately. Xbox one had 30% sales and the 360 had another 30%
a few seconds ago−
Really? I’m genuinely interested in how old you are to say something like that. Like it’s actually sad that you have to speak this way to make yourself feel better… . anyway here’s the proof though I don’t even know why I’m bothering
www . vg247 . com . vg247 . com /2013/12/02/xbox-one-won-black-friday-sales-rush-says-analyst/
“The firm also predicts that Xbox 360 outsold PS4 over the weekend”.
Who the hell is still buying Xbox 360s like 9 years on specially with next gen systems out.
Haha yeah well while I personally wouldn’t bother, the back catalog of games on the 360 is great and Microsoft will be supporting the 360 for another few years but I think the big reason was that you could get a 360 for 99 bucks during black Friday sales. I can see the value of it.
I’m sure you’ve made some nice personal videos for your bros on Xbox One, eh Ivan and Mr. Hall?
You’re a sad, sad man. I mean how hard is it to speak like a normal, respectful human being? Please grow up.
You’re a massive Xbot. You deserve no respect, Mitchell, especially since you fellate men online. Disgusting.
pimply faced and felltate… those two words are in almost every post you make. I love trolltards like yourself. So obvious. Just wondering, are you the latest incarnation of the 200 user account troll that got booted several times already? Loser.
Yeah, the truth hurts, eh Peck?
Just to be clear, no im a gamer. I’ve enjoyed my ps3 a ton this past generation, though I always prefered the 360 more for 3rd party games. I think the xbox one is absolutely amazing. I’ve had one since midnight day one and its great. I absolutely plan on buying a ps4 sometime next year for their great exclusives as I’ve always done. I prefer the xbox brand simply because it’s my personal favorite. If that makes me an “xbot” then whatever as for the rest of your comment, well you’re just an immature, disrespectful idiot.
Lol…whats your problem?
the backlog i pretty bad when compared to ps3… I can’t see why people are buying 360s atm, there aren’t many “hidden gems” for the system, unless all those people have never had a 360 before…
That’s just silly. Xbox has a great back catalog of games, , not to mention 95% of 3rd party games looked and played better on the 360.
Like what? after about 2009 the exclusives on 360 stopped coming. and the multiplatform games were just as good on ps3. the big name titles on consoles are on ps3 now, last of us, uncharted, little big planet, god of war etc.
plus there are hidden gems like fat princess, tokyo jungle, and the dozens of JRPGs that made it over to the west.
the only big titles on 360 are gears and halo, and the only hidden gems are older titles like tales of vesperia and banjo kazooie nuts and bolts, the 360 had lot of games for the first few years of existence but stopped half way through.
He’s a troll, just downvote and flag and watch his worthless posts disappear.
I just don’t understand why some people are so disrespectful and hateful for absolutely no reason. its so hard to have a conversation with someone who has a different opinion on here because instead of having a respectful debate they feel the need to just be complete a$$holes anyway whatever you’re right!
They have nothing better to do, obviously he’s waiting for his mom to toss his lunch down the stairs. Just flag, ignore and move on. It’s just like the people that have 10 accounts and troll under all of them, it cracks me up people have that kind of time lol.
So I should be a suck up like you, Peck?
Haha yeah you’re totally right dude, not even sure why they visit this site in the first place . So sad. . Anyway thanks for the advice! ! I’m definitely gonna take it.
your daughter must be so proud
if you follow that articles source it looks BS to me.
cod4 sold more than last of us? more than Killzone shadow fall? no way.
Black ops 1 sold more than FiFA 14? no way.
Are you serious dude ? ? of course cod sold better than the last of uus lol and without a shadow of a doubt it sold better than killzone lmao. Wow.
are you blind? read what wrote.
cod4, as in, not ghosts, not MW3, not MW2, not black ops 2, not black ops 1, Not world at war…..we are talking COD4 sold more than Killzone shadow fall? I doubt it. I’m sorry but I highly doubt more than a handful of people bought COD4.
Is that the only line you have? “pimply-faced” … derp. Why are you even here? Nobody here likes you
ps4 has pretty much been sold out since it released.
every store I went to was sold out of ps4s but had wii-us and xbones left. not surprising xbones sold more when they had more supply.
That’s kind of a weird argument. So you’re saying if a person went to the store to buy a ps4 and it was sold out they just decide to say screw it and get an xbox instead? xbox has been pretty much sold out since release as well dude. so you’re saying you go from store to store surveying them as to whether they’re sold out of each console or not? lol seems legit
100 people go to the store for a next gen console
50 want xbox 50 want ps4
ps4 sold out
they go home
Headlines “xbox sold more than ps4″
so no it’s not a weird argument. that store would have been reporting 50 xbone sales but 0 ps4 sales. link up all the stores in the US and there you go xbone sold more.
and I’m sure SOME people got xbone because ps4 was sold out, but that number would be small. but no stock = less sales for any short term numbers.
Sony fanboy logic goes a little something like this.. . xbox one sells more than ps4 it’s due to stock shortages of ps4. . Ps4 outsells xbox one its due to ps4 being better. . Lol sad
I doubt that the average consumer cares which console is easier to code for, and Xbox One’s architecture is much less esoteric than PS3’s was. Furthermore, Xbox One and PS4 don’t really have very different architectures, both use x86 APUs. The only major difference is that Xbox One also has an ESRAM cache.
Also, last I heard Xbox One is doing quite well in sales.
the problem is 32mb of esram is barely enough for 1 1080p frame. which is why most games on xbone are 720p.
That 32MBs of eSRAM has the bandwidth to fill itself every .2 milliseconds. That’s 83 times the bandwidth it needs to handle 1080p at 60 FPS. Not that memory really works that way, the point of a cache is to reduce overall memory access time not be a dedicated frame buffer.
Where do you get this idea anyway? PS4 doesn’t have any eSRAM and it’s games are generally at higher resolution regardless. It’s no great mystery as to why either: PS4 has a somewhat more powerful APU and its RAM is optimized for vector problems (ie graphics).
“ps4 destroying the ONE in sales”
Nope, although it is selling more it isn’t really a landslide.
“I would love to be in the board rooms at MS and hear the thrashing the
hardware design team must be receiving”
You know what? Me too…
“My Opinion?..they effed up”
“why would you make a console harder to program for and with less power than the competition?”
Competition? As in Wii U or PS4? Specify please.
“I would love to know who signed off on this…”
Oh, I’ll tell you, Microsoft. It clearly is stated on the box.
roozbeh, again, is proud to fellate Microsoft to appease his bros like the uneducated little boy he is. He has more pimples on his face than years lived.
Why is that, because he is answering some sonydrones stupid post on an Xbox related site? Nice lol…
Fastharry is anything but a Sonydrone, He is many things but not a Sonydrone.
you tell ‘em..The PS2 was the last Sony product I own…xbox all the way…
Hey dude I agree the xbox one is harder to program for at this point, but it’s simply because the os is so complex. It doesn’t have anything to do with the architecture of the hardware like the sony ps3 of last gen which is a good thing because Microsoft have some of the best software programmers on the planet so over the next year or so they will improve all of that with firmware updates! The xbox one hasn’t begun to reach its full potential dude! But it will
Nice site BTW.
Tell me more…
it kinda is a landslide. if sony TIES in the US and UK, sony would have won out big time since the rest of EU and japan are pro sony.
but sony is WINNING in the UK, and most likely winning in the US as well, the rest of the EU and japan is going to be insane.
I’m not sure what you constitute as winning. Both consoles sold record numbers of units and both consoles are poised to capture an even larger audience than last generation. The competition has just started heating up and it will be up to Sony and Microsoft to court potential buyers with content and then when the consumer purchases the console, getting them to purchase the said content. Very few “normal people” are going to be spending half a grand on a device that plays Netflix and COD a little bit better than their perfectly good 360 or PS3, even if it is in 1080p.
I mean until we get more detailed release numbers I don’t exactly know. But considering MS hit 1 million and Sony did as well in America, I think they hit 1.7 Million considering Europe.
So no it isn’t a landslide, but a clear although slight lead.
The guy who was forced to resign and join Zynga, that’s who! LOL
Major is MS going to make it easier to find demos on the XOne? Also a way to hide deleted things from My Games & Apps would be awesome!!
This demo is incredible and I’m looking forward to getting this game.
Hey Larry, I just wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request on xbox live. Its an honor dude, you are a true gamer and an awesome guy. You’re straight up and tell it like it is. I’ve been following you for years. I hate that my gamer score is only 25000 it makes it look like I’ve only been with the xbox brand for a few years which totally isn’t the case. . I had a crazy ex girlfriend who knew how much I love gaming and got into my old account that I had since 2006 and locked me out of it hahah crazy story but true. Awh well I’ve been building this one up for just under 2 years now and I’m gettin back up there. Xbox nation!
I think you were better off tweeting this
Yeah probably, I just know Larry reads the comments on his blog as well
Are you sure he added you back and you’re not just a follower? He still appears in your friends list even if you’re only following I believe.
Yep I’m sure. I was just following him up until yesterday when he accepted my friend request.
Did you get a notification saying he accepted? I’m still only on his followers list I think.
Yep sure did!
If he is added everyone it might take a while lol. he only has 15,000 followers
Haha wow! Now I feel privileged. . That’s awesome.
its out for Xbox One too… why the lack of X1 info on this site lol
Probably because X1 demos are so darn hard to find. And also remove from your my games list after you delete them
Would love more info on X1 here now like for demos and most played on xbox live X1 on the list. an maybe get e to do some xbox 1 101s because some stuff is so hard to do or find
No sale until I see some baby goats.
BABY GOATS OR GTFO
And where is Zoo Tycoon DEMO for Xbox One?
There is no demo’s and trials on Xbox One at all! ZERO! Why?
I am not buying game if they do not have demo to try.
I would agree with you, except there is a demo for the Xbox One. It’s just secret. Say “Xbox One Bing Zoo Tycoon” and you’ll see it.
It’s hidden good! Even if you say “Xbox Bing Demos” or type demos into bing search it doesn’t even appear.
It’s so annoying that Demos aren’t just in the store on X1
Actually just say “XBOX Bing demos” and it’ll show all the demos currently available, which unfortunately is only 4 at the moment.
Not for me it doesn’t. I only get Fifa 14 / NBK and Kinect Sport Rivals. I had to actually say “Xbox Bing Zoo Tycoon” to get that demo to show up.
Weird. It showed up for me when I said “demo” at it. At least you got it.
This BING not working for me. BING does not find anything most times.
And even then this is not correct way to show me demos.
The demo should have been launched with the game. That said, this game is FANTASTIC! Much better than old Zoo Tycoons. Much better than Kinectimals. I bought it last night on Xbox One.
Aren’t they just adorable?
im planning to buy it too, will certainly try the demo. I buy it for my kid to interect and watch the animal, but also some part of me like every type of “tycoon” and sim city game. :O) so my kid is giving me a nice excuse
I ordered it for my daughter for Xmas, looks pretty interesting lol. I’ll check out the demo for sure.
Guys, its not really a kids game. It’s a Tycoon game. There’s finances. Kids CAN have fun with it, sure, but only an adult or teen would able to get the most most out of the game. For kids, something like Skylanders would be better (though at 36, I admit I play that too!)
And unlike other tycoons, it doesn’t get boring after a while.
I think we can call it some sort of guilty pleasure
Oh I know that, it’s just that I have so many games to get through atm that I will play it at some point I like these types of games too.
If you have this game on X1 and want to do the Friend achievements, add me.
Any one else shocked about Paul Walker dying?
I dare anyone to dislike this
Off topic, pimple boy.
As if you care.
If I say “XBONE SUX” will that get you to leave me alone.
No, just use Clearasil or something on your pimples.
Like take a look at the things you post man. I’m being serious here. Is there something wrong in your life that’s making you act out this way? Has your wife left you? Lose your job? Friends don’t call you anymore? I know life can be tough dude, but taking it out on others isn’t the answer. You just end up looking like a complete jerk. . I mean you can dislike the xbox all you want that’s just your opinion but there’s no reason you have to call people down and use homophobic insults. Trust me, life will get better for you. If you’re still living in your parents basement I’m sure you’ll get past it. Just a bump in the road bud.
Again, just report all of his posts and stop replying to him. He’s the one with the pimples sitting in his moms basement, broke and board getting a rise out of everyone with his useless dribble. Just ignore.
Yea really shocked, he seemed like a great guy. I enjoyed the Fast and Furious movies so hopefully I can still enjoy them even though he isn’t going to be in them anymore.
Soldiers die every day and don’t get that much attention. He’s just a person that acts so what.Today could be our last No one thinks it will be and then bamm , I’d worry more about that
An average of 1.8 People die each second.
We mourn those we know, not every person in the world. Unless we live paranoid and depressed for the rest of out lives
His death was quite ironic.
sad to me. i love racing cars and i know the dangers but it is still very sad. he was a cool dude.
Really? You’re talking about Paul Walker in the Zoo Tycoon blog post? Way to keep it topical.
“You’re talking about Paul Walker in the Zoo Tycoon demo blog post?”
Half the comment section is talking about the Xbox one. Guess their being topical too.
will check if x1 demo exist.
no x1 demo? thanx for the love.
say “Xbox Bing” then “Show me game demos”
then you see demos on xbox one
Unless you’re in New Zealand – in which case the Xbox will just sit there doing sweet s*** all.
It is there under Top Games and has been since last week, that was was where I found it.
I find it really droll how the bros here down vote anything that constitutes the naked truth. Just proves who truly is being “immature” around here.
Actually no. . You get downvoted because you act like a total clown calling people down that you don’t agree with. . Try contributing to the conversation with something worthwhile and drop the insults and you might not get as many down votes
So I should act like you do?
Is that what I said? Just don’t act like a jackass man. You can have a different opinion than someone but you don’t have to insult them because of it. It is possible to have a conversation with someone without calling them names you know.
Your blind loyalty to Microsoft is very disturbing, Mitchell. You seemingly put your trust in the hands of a bunch of multi-millionaires who care very little about you other than what’s inside your wallets. Xbox One is an all-in-one entertainment center first, a video game console second. People who post here are second rate citizens now. You’re not their main focus; you never were. People here blindly believe everything these suits say. It’s sad how many delusional men post here.
More hypocritical is you didn’t punish Microsoft in anyway for their policies and you blindly bought their console only because you didn’t want to let your e-friends down. You have no self-control and can’t make a decision for yourself. If you think Microsoft cares about their customers, you’re wrong unless you have no issues talking to people from India who stole jobs from Americans who needed to support a family,
Also, the way you nuzzled up to Major Nelson is shameful considering you’re a grown man. He’s a millionaire, you’re not. You will never be in his league.
I wouldn’t want to be friends with anybody here. I doubt anybody here likes anybody else.
Down voting people for their honest views represents a sad indictment of our society. Lying, backstabbing and dishonesty is acceptable for a society on the way to ruin due to vice, greed and sin. Maybe some of you need to think about that before turning in tonight.
Xbox One is an American console; made for Americans. Not much of a reason for any other country to embrace it as we will never get the full range of apps you’ll have. Waste of money in my honest opinion if you’re not American.
Lol yeah I assumed there might be something wrong with you but now I’m sure of it. Scary. Blind loyalty? What in God’s name are you talking about,I’ve already told you I also own sonys consoles. . haha I’m not blindly loyal to anything other than family. . It’s a gaming system dude, , it’s not some important life choice lol. I like the xbox,so I bought one . Haha you say I put my trust in their hands like I’m trusting them to raise my child or something. I use the thing to play video games and watch movies on dude lmao I don’t exactly have to trust them with my life. . You are scary invested in this. . I have no illusions about any billion dollar company caring about me lol but obviously you think otherwise.. . That’s pretty weird dude. Nuzzled up to him? ? I think he’s a cool dude and I have respect for him, , I’m quite aware him and I aren’t going to be best buddies. Haha you’ve got a mad hate on for society there eh? ? That’s pretty creepy I’m not gonna lie. Please don’t blow up any buildings tonight dude. . I really think you should go talk to someone..professionally. .
Your grammar is very poor.
You are a sad man. I really feel bad for you, no joking whatsoever. I really hope you get the help you need. take care man. Bye
Enjoy playing 720p Call Of Duty with snot-nosed kids and casuals and trying to convince others that wasting $499 on an underpowered entertainment machine is justified, Mitchell.
lol did anyone ever prove something by pulling out that “your grammar” thing lol.
Hahaha not only that he totally just ended his argument with “I win” I busted out laughing when I saw that.
I still win, Mitchell because I’m playing 1080p Call Of Duty and paid only $399 to do so. Of course, you’re the one who jerks off to Microsoft but is too embarrassed to admit it. Understandable in your case.
lol didn’t read
the downvotes are because you are the worst kind of a playstation fanboy, go away. You belong to IGN comment section!!
…given by the worst kind of Xbox fanboy; the one who thinks he still matters when it comes to the Xbox One demographic. You no longer matter to MS, Ivan. You’re the last market they cater to now. Accept it. You bought a machine catered to casuals yet people like you and UNSCleric think you’re hardcore. Hardcore video gamers play PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Wii U. Wannabes like you and UNSCleric play Xbox One. You’re now both casual video gamers in my opinion. So is Mitchell Hall. Live with it.
I like to play video games, Mr. Ghattas. If am I a hardcore gamer?I don´t know and I don´t care. I simply like to have fun and play good games.
plus I´m wondering why you care about this, once it´s pretty clear for me that y won´t buy a Xbox One. Makes me wonder you are here just to troll.
Unless…oh, nevermind. Enjoy playing whatever console, pc you chose. No more to say!
What about the Xbox One demo?
Bing “Demo”, you’ll get this one, FIFA and NBA. (X1)
Go to the top games section and it is there. That was where I found it before the Major announced the availability here, as I had it downloaded last week.
about the demos if anyone is still interessed, I also found them in Store-Games-Top games right now!
Anyways, MS needs to update UI asap. A suggestion: go to xboxfeedbackdotcom to share your thoughts about general improvements on Xbox One.
i tested the demo. and i got mixed feeling after only an hour of play (so maybe i need to invest more). Customisation level is limited, you cannot place stuff where you want them, you are told where and what you can put.
The load time was surprisingly slow on the xbox one
When you want to edit something placed, you have to scroll into multiple menu level
the menu are counter intuitive in a way, they are ennoying to navigate, often when you just want to back 1 level, it back you all out so you have to digg again in multiple menu level
the notification for things that need attention come at a speed that it doesn’t let you really enjoy what you are doing, you are just rushing things and you need to mostly work in the “fly by” view instead of walking and watching and actually enjoying the zoo.
that being said, it still fun,the graphic are very nice, the animal choice is various, the challenge/campain seems fun, it seems complex enough to enjoy even more hardcore playing. The interaction with animal are quite but repetitive, it really drag all the attention of my kid. will test again tomorow =)
MS- grid 2 demo. Sony -grid 2 game free .Ms – fight many robots free, sony- borderlands 2 free
Multiple Sclerosis gives games?
That about what Microsoft has become