December 13th 2013 5:05 pm PT

Try the Dead Rising 3 demo and you could win a copy of the game

Dead Rising 3
A demo for Dead Rising 3 is now available for Xbox One owners.

Download it and give it a try this weekend because I have 5 copies of the game to give away.

How can you win one?

All you need to do is download and play the demo, then leave a comment below (don’t @ reply me on Twitter) and tell me your favorite way to take zombies out.  What is your preferred weapon, weapon combo or vehicle of destruction?
Or using “Xbox, Record That” and show the coolest thing you’ve done in the game, upload it to SkyDrive and drop the link in the comments.  On Monday I’ll choose five random winners and send them a code for a digital copy of the full game.

Have fun and good luck!


The rules: Deadline to enter is 9:00 pm PT on Monday December 16th 2013. 5 randomly selected winner will be notified by e-mail or Twitter. One entry per person. Read this if you have questions about the Disqus commenting system. Contest is open to all regions where the Dead Rising 3 demo is available.

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include your Twitter information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you won.
You currently can not add demos to your Xbox One download queue from or SmartGlass.
You’ll need to start the download from your console.

Update: If you are one of the following commenters, please check the email associated with your Disqus account…you won :)

Winner 1
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Winner 3
Winner 4
Winner 5





Contests, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Rawah Muaygil

    Using the Lightsaber !! “An elegant weapon for a more civilized age” My twitter account is @rawah7

  • Rafael Lemos

    Love the steamroller and katana.
    Fast & stylish

  • Jason Lambert

    Running them over with Steamroller! Maximum carnage!

  • RawrCola

    Using my controller.

  • Fing0

    I accidentally threw the Sledge-saw and was impressed to see it slice a zombie nearly in 2!

  • Antonio Hill

    Favorite weapon is grim reaper favorite vehicle is shockdozer

  • Ty Cage Warren

    I loved the saber shot.

  • Mick Lane

    Ultimate Shout by a long way!! Multikill Frenzy :-)

  • AJ

    Steam Roller is my preferred vehicle. Gets the job done and its too funny rolling over groups at a time


    Steam roller to make some delicious zombie stew. Twitter: amidulla1

  • Pulse

    Mine has to be by throwing the sledge-saw, cutting the zombies in half. Nothing is better than seeing a zombie get sliced in two by a giant flying saw. (Twitter @Its_My_ImPulse)

  • Master ChiefZ08

    SledgeSaw for close-quarters and Steam Roller for Ultimate Zombie Carnage!!!
    Good Luck everyone and Happy Holidays d^_^b

  • Phil Harris

    Had a lot of fun with the demo. I really enjoyed the Sledge Saw weapon combination, as I’m sure everyone did. My favorite way to take out some zombies was with it and well…the lawnmower I found. Zombie yard work is never done. Here’s a quick clip of it.

  • digitalink

    Like many others, I have to go with the Steam Roller. twitter @digitaIink

  • Chris Howk

    I loved the steam roller!!!

  • Mark Johnson


  • Anthony B

    @XBL_Neurotoxic my fave way to kill has to be driving til the vehicle is about to explode and then jumpin out in the middle of a huge crowd of zombies and it blowing up and killing them

  • dave

    The ultimate reaper is the business.

  • Kaden Green

    Gotta be the katana!! Nothing more satisfying that slicing a zombie in half!! @KBGreen_24

  • Will

    The sledge saw is pretty darn cool.

  • One Eye

    The vehicles are the best part of this game. Rolling around with the armored car with the turret and blades on the side was friggin’ sweet.

  • Jamie Jones

    Why does it seem like I’m the only one who can’t play? I uninstalled and reinstalled 5 times rebooted Xbox one. Done everything I can think of!

    • Jamie Jones

      Should have kept the 360…..9 years…..really 10 but can’t play when your in the Desert.

  • emotionz

    I like to use the sledgesaw and also the steam roller

  • ZeRoLiMiT

    best way to kill zombies is by throwing a flare and gathering all up and then throw a granade or bomb!!! kabooom!!!

  • Santos LeBron III

    Chopping them down with the Sledgesaw

  • Joshman

    Don’t need any weapons, just go at them bare handed and toss ‘em about.

  • BlinkFandango

    Love running over zombies in a good old American muscle car.
    Twitter handle: @blinkfandango

  • Tony White

    seeing the hordes of zombies made me giggle with excitement, mowing over them with a steam roller made it epic

  • Kyle Begeman

    There is nothing more terrifying yet overly satisfying than a Teddy Bear with guns! Count me in for that!

  • Justin Whiteside

    Grabbing an axe and doing the spin move to kill them, or splitting them in half. @JstTheWhiteside

  • livlif2fullest

    My favorite was the Fire Ultimate Reaper! I love that you can combine 2 items and then add a 3rd to make it even more deadly!

  • shari4todd

    The muscle car was awesome, speeding through the streets plowing through the zombies until the car explodes sending limbs a flying!

  • John Hough

    haha, I loved swinging the exhaust pipe like a baseball bat and crushing some zombie skulls

  • DaWhiteBrotha

    The katana. Nothing better slaying zombies ninja style!

  • Prwn

    Anything that cuts zombies in pieces. The best vehicle was the armored car with the giant shotgun mounted on top.

  • David Ortega

    Sledgesaw baby!

  • Nr96

    The sledge saw right away felt so fluid. I smashed about five zombies before sawing a zombie in half then throwing it into 3 other zombies slicing them in half! I can see myself having to much fun trying to perfect that combo.

  • kudasauce

    Bare knuckles baby!

  • Androphene

    Shotgun fingers

  • Nr96

    The Sledge-saw was an incredibly fluid weapon right away. I smashed about 5 zombies before slicing two in half then throwing in to kill another 3 zombies netting my first 10 kills in the game! I can see myself perfecting this combo and using it to devastate zombies.

  • Tony White

    My Twitter is @DishevldPeasant if I should be lucky enough to win

  • Paul Marchbanks

    The steamroller!

  • Major Nelson

    Closing thread now. I’ll be choosing random winners and will post the names once I get in touch with them.