wait for a couple of days the downloads are damn slow.
edit demo details via IGN
Crackdown on crime. Microsoft's hefty (1.3 gig) demo of Crackdown is now available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace for Gold members. The demo features the full city available in the retail release, coming February 20, but comes with a time limit.
In single-player, gamers have one hour to explore Pacific City and quickly power up their character. The upgrade system has been sped-up for the demo, so expect to leap tall buildings within the hour. You can toss cars, shoot crooks and explore the city for 60 minutes. Once your time is up, you can restart the demo, but your skills flatline and you must rebuild your character once again.
In co-op, you and a friend (or handsome stranger), explore Pacific City together. Once you've leveled up your abilities twice, a 30-minute timer begins. It's not clear why the timing rules for the demo differ between single-player and co-op, but either way, you have a decent amount of time to enjoy what Crackdown has to offer.
Silver members can download the Crackdown demo next week. Everyone can play Crackdown without a time limit (and with a ticket into the Halo 3 beta) on February 20.
After assuring gamers that EVERY copy of RealTime Worlds' Crackdown will have an invitation to participate in the Halo 3 beta test, Microsoft has released a little clarification regarding said beta invite in said game. Apparently, only the initial shipment of Crackdown will include the Halo 3 beta invite.
According to a post made by CPaladino on GamerscoreBlog, "The initial shipment of Crackdown at retail will include access to the Halo 3 beta. The 'initial shipment' is pretty huge, so there will be enough to go around."
There you go folks. Initial shipment. Remember those words and make sure you grab a copy when Crackdown launches on February 20 if you want to make it into the Halo 3 beta. Hey, even if you don't get the Beta invite, at least you still have a great game on your hands.
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Assuredly, some of you who will be excited about putting your brand new copies of Crackdown into your Xbox 360s next week. (And why shouldn't you be? We just called it one of the best games of the year, with or without the Halo 3 beta.) You might be a little surprised, then, when you'll be asked to download an immediate software update.
"But I just took the game out of the plastic!" you might say.
Yes, we know.
According to an article at IGN, issues with matchmaking, as well as a few minor stuttering problems that occasionally occur in co-op will be corrected with this latest patch. Says Microsoft:
"The update will help ensure a more smooth and seamless cooperative gameplay experience for Crackdown fans everywhere."
A game that's patched right out of the box? These are strange times we live in.
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