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Dan Amrich's Avatar + Posted by Dan Amrich on Jul 13, 2010 // Community Manager, Ubisoft

I love driving fast cars — and destroying them. Ever since the original Twisted Metal in 1995, I have always loved games that give me both wheels and weapons. I’ve never been much of a simulation guy, so while I can appreciate Gran Turismo’s beauty and stunning accuracy, I’m the type of gamer who can’t help but wonder why a rocket launcher doesn’t come standard.

Blur demo for PS3

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; 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.)

Blur demo for PS3Blur demo for PS3


I’ve been pretty vocal about my love of this game over at oneofswords.com. 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.

Blur demo for PS3: Power-ups

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 – I’m @OneOfSwords on Twitter. And know that I’m serious when I say I will see you on the track…

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+ Caladen on July 14th, 2010 at 12:25 pm said:

Interesting…but a little too late for me. My interest in the game has fadded. If the demo was released on the same day as the 360 ver,then I might have bought it. Now as it stands,the game looks just “Meh!”.


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    + Dan Amrich on July 14th, 2010 at 2:59 pm said:

    I’m still puzzled by this point of view, because a game does not have an expiration date. There are hundreds of people playing it online; I never have trouble finding a race on PS3.

    And if Blur is old…well, why do people play retro games? Because good games are good games whenever you play them, regardless of when they came out. I see it like that. I play games for the experiences they offer, not because I want to be seen playing the flavor of the month or something like that. For me it’s about entertainment, not status. Which is why I’m still playing the original Uncharted — doesn’t matter that I got it as a Greatest Hits title, it matters that I am enjoying it right now.


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+ CDubyahS on July 14th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

looks cute. im fan of SEGA Rally Revo, jumps and hard turns look similar


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+ Aerol901 on July 14th, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

I bought Modnation Racers at launch with the intention of picking up Blur later. Picking up Blur late last month showed me that I picked up the wrong game at launch. Blur is a GREAT game!

Modnation is plagued with issues, online cheating, long load times, seemingly missing features…Blur was a breath of fresh air. Loads fast, very nice graphics, licensed vehicles, several different single-player and multi-player modes…it doesn’t get much better.

Unlike Modnation, Blur multi-player levels actually mean something (other than a token number), and unlock new cars and mods. This really adds value to the multi-player experience, and keeps me coming back for more.

I absolutely LOVE Blur, and have more or less shelved Modnation Racers until they issue some sort of patch (if that ever happens).


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+ friend168 on July 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm said:

never usually like racing games, i did like motor-storm when i played it in my friends house a few times but not enough to go out and buy it. but i’ve been playing this game all day since them demo came out, and it’s great craic.

its a bit like motor-storm but with weapons. it’s a kinda pick up n play game when u can put it down whenever u like. in that way its a lil like a fighter the i play it, in terms of playing habits.

ill wait to see if its still fun when i play it with my friends on fri night when were locked :) if it pasts that test i’ll probably pick it up.


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+ friend168 on July 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm said:

oh, does anyone know if i get to keep the unlocks and ranking i have done so far if i buy and install the full game?


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+ ycole11 on July 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm said:

“I’m still puzzled by this point of view, because a game does not have an expiration date. There are hundreds of people playing it online; I never have trouble finding a race on PS3.”

Why are you puzzled? When it comes down to it there were three racing games that came out in a short period of time. Most players only planned on buying one. Two of the games had demos on the PSN, one didn’t. Yes some people took a risk, but many others decided to get one of the games that had a demo.

Now people are just going to wait until the nest wave of racers (Need For Speed, GT5, and Test Drive Unlimited 2)hence the too little too late statement.

Games don’t have expiration dates but at this point many people have already made their decision and that’s most likely going to last them until one of the new racers releases in the fall.


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+ ycole11 on July 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm said:

“I’m still puzzled by this point of view, because a game does not have an expiration date. There are hundreds of people playing it online; I never have trouble finding a race on PS3.”

Why are you puzzled? When it comes down to it there were three racing games that came out in a short period of time. Most players only planned on buying one. Two of the games had demos on the PSN, one didn’t. Yes some people took a risk, but many others decided to get one of the games that had a demo.

Now people are just going to wait until the nest wave of racers (Need For Speed, GT5, and Test Drive Unlimited 2) hence the too little too late statement.

Games don’t have expiration dates but at this point many people have already made their decision and that’s most likely going to last them until one of the new racers releases in the fall.


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+ buckethead13 on July 15th, 2010 at 10:04 am said:

Hey Dan, i dought you are still reading these posts, but i wanted to give my opinion. i really like this game and now plan on buying it. along with GT5,TDU2,DIRT3, ect. i love all types of racing games. and this is something new and refreshing. though i do HATE activision. i do like this game. all these people that are talkin smack about the game are completely stupid. the majoity are people just hatin on activision, never even trying the game. though its no sim, it si very fun for what it is.

THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU SHOULD PUT OUT DEMO’S BEFORE A GAME IS RELEASED. i would have bought this game if i knew it was this fun. but i was VERY sceptical. and the fact that i HATE activision didnt help. but if i had got the demo earlier than now i would have bought it in the first week.

SO PASS THIS ON. make sure demos are avalible for new IP’s. or they might get pushed under the rug in this economy.


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+ Caladen on July 15th, 2010 at 11:37 am said:

@ ycole11
Couldnt of said that better myself.


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+ rmx687 on July 15th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Wow, so you come on the blog namedropping Playstation franchises, when the PS3 was completely snubbed by a lack of multiplayer Beta and you figure coming in late to save it will work?

Hopefully you can take the message back to activision that when you crap all over part of your install base, you might just catch some yourself.


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+ iPuntBabies- on July 15th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

demo dont work! D:


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+ Caladen on July 15th, 2010 at 10:52 pm said:

Ok,after some thought. I tried to play the demo. I have to stress the word “Tried”. It didnt work. After I downloaded it. I only raced once. That was after nearly a hour of being disconected or host migration failures. In my honest opinion,this was the worst MP demo I have ever played. Do yourself or anyone else a favor. Just pass on this game. Your PS3 will thank you for it.


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+ DEADEYEZ on July 15th, 2010 at 11:06 pm said:

Wow this game is AMAZINGLY fun first of all but the demo seems to lose connection to players alot.I cant tell you how many times a room is full 20/20 and it ends up with 2 people or 8 people playing once it starts. I know if I purchase the game it would be for online only since its so much fun but meh with the server issues I think ill pass.


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+ udieilol on July 17th, 2010 at 1:27 pm said:

Played it and loved it. Getting it soon.


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+ alexkinn on July 17th, 2010 at 2:29 pm said:

lol I´ll kill to you by point hahaha. I am playing it. “This is kill to you”.


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+ Dragon2k on July 17th, 2010 at 3:10 pm said:

i’ve been trying to play this game since it got released on the psn on my ps3 but i always get “Can not connect to Blur severs, try again later” i went to my girlfriends house and downloaded the same demo on her ps3 and it works perfectly so i figured the servers were fixed, to my surprise when i went home to play it on my ps3 i got the same message over and over again no matter how long i waited. I also deleted the game and re-downloaded and i still get the same message. I play any other online games and they work perfectly, just not the demo. The time i did get to play it i did fall in love with it and will probably get it later on but if it doesn’t work on my ps3 then i guess i’ll give it to my girlfriend.


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+ KingDubin on July 17th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

Does anybody know if the rank will carry over into the full game?

Thanks!


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+ OniKitsuneX4 on July 19th, 2010 at 2:26 am said:

gave it the old college try,and i have to admit I did enjoy what I played,multiplayer was intense.


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+ Trueboricua on July 19th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

thanks to this Demo i bought the game and have not regret it at all! I stayed wanting more after reaching the level 10 cap. Its awesome. I Love BLUR! and Blizzard!


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+ Licantrox on July 19th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

I can’t stop playing the demo, there are few tracks and cars but I enjoy every race because it’s different everytime! Great game, I’m going to buy it!


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+ X_the_Genius on July 20th, 2010 at 8:37 pm said:

Demo doesn’t work. I heard good things but I can’t try it myself. The busted demo is only leading me to believe I am going to have the same issue if I were to buy it.


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+ animeboy366 on July 20th, 2010 at 10:17 pm said:

ok just want to say, i love the game … but after 2 days i couldn’t log into the servers anymore , i have the demo … is there a problem ? i couldn’t find any answers


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+ part001 on July 22nd, 2010 at 10:36 am said:

Can you use the demo save in the real game?…
If not thin why play it more than once.


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+ SPACE_4_RENT on July 28th, 2010 at 3:54 am said:

BLUR IS GREAT!!!!!!!! on the demo i am ranked 500th out of about 2 mill, In just 3 days of playing .please people see the light in this game. sleeper hit for real.


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+ Cardidon on July 29th, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

after playing the demo i rushed to get the full game love the game play i need friends that have it please help


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