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Coming Tuesday to PSN: Kane & Lynch Demo for PS3

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We’ve got exciting news for PlayStation Plus members! On Tuesday, July 20, an exclusive demo of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will be available for automatic delivery to your PlayStation 3 system, just for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The demo is available exclusively to PlayStation Plus members for one week on the PlayStation Store — both by automatic download and from the storefront.

The demo will be available to all PlayStation Store users on Tuesday, July 27.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

IMPORTANT: To receive the automatic download, make sure to turn on the “Automatic Download” feature in the “Settings –> “System Settings” menu on the XMB. You can select a timeframe (2-hour interval) you want the PS3 system to check for available downloads.

Auto Download for PlayStation Plus

Here are some things to know:

  • You must be an active PlayStation Plus subscriber to enjoy the convenience of automatic downloads (which also delivers firmware updates and game patches).
  • If you turn on the Automatic Download feature before Monday, July 19, expect to have the Kane & Lynch demo pushed to your system July 20th or 21st. during the timeframe you designate in your settings.
  • If you turn on the feature between July 20 – 27, you can expect to have the demo pushed to your system within 24 hours, during the timeframe you designate in your setting.
  • You’ll get the demo more quickly if your PS3 is not turned on during the timeframe you designate to check for updates, because the auto download feature of PlayStation Plus looks for content while your PS3 system is turned off.
  • The demo will also be published to the PlayStation Plus section of PlayStation Store during our weekly store publish on Tuesday 7/20. Again, this will be available only for PlayStation Plus members.
  • Here’s how it works. The Automatic Download feature:
    • turns on your PS3 system every 48 hours (during the timeframe you designate)
    • checks for content
    • downloads anything available to your PS3
    • shuts off your PS3 system
  • If your system is on during the timeframe you designate to check for updates, your PS3 will check for updates after it is turned off, during its next designated timeframe. This will likely be 24 – 48 hours later.
  • If you already have the demo on your system, PlayStation Plus will not push the demo to your system. (This is true even if you get the demo and then delete it.)
  • If you haven’t subscribed to PlayStation Plus, there is a 12-month package available for $49.99 and a 3-month package for $17.99. If you purchase the 12-month package now, you get a bonus three months for no additional charge.
  • Visit the PlayStation Plus section of PlayStation Store to see the great discounts and free games that are being offered in PS Plus.

Here’s some info on the demo:

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter that redefines the way you experience gaming, delivering an unmatched sense of realism and intensity. The demo includes relentless action in single player and online multiplayer. Play as psychopath Lynch, wanted by the entire underworld and on the run in the backstreets and rooftops of Shanghai. And play Fragile Alliance, the acclaimed multiplayer heist game based on greed, betrayal & revenge, now extended with more risk and more rewards. Get in, steal the loot, and get out in 4 minutes, but trust no one.

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Skv007 said:

July 16th, 10:05 am

Good stuff!
Glad to be a PS+ member!

Kirkpad said:

July 16th, 10:06 am

How much space do we need available to have the “push” work?

rbanke said:

July 16th, 10:09 am

I have had the automatic update option turned on since the day PS+ came out, only once has it actually updated anything. Since then I have done 13 different updates to games.

I know its still new but there should be more options associated with the automatic downloads feature. We should be able to opt in/out of updates, demos, video content separately not all or none.

Also it would be nice if there was some more information on exactly how it works & what it’s intended to do. All the info about it so far has been vague like ‘oh i THINK it updates the last 10 games’, please some exact information.

KidCommando said:

July 16th, 10:11 am

Sounds good to me!

Was a little apprehensive about purchasing Plus, but I have been pleasantly suprised so far. Really looking forward to the future of the Plus service and what other goodies will come our way.

rbanke said:

July 16th, 10:11 am

I should also mention I have 130gb free space, so thats not the problem.

gamepro300 said:

July 16th, 10:12 am

Automatic updates work wonders. It updated LIttlebigplanet and wipeout HD for me :)

Kirkpad said:

July 16th, 10:13 am

Also, if my PS3 goes to look for content at 4AM on the 20th will it be there? I might as well just download it myself when the store updates if that’s the case.

I really hope that these special recommendations are pushed BEFORE the store posts it, otherwise it’s a useless feature. Any PSN loyalist that bought PS+ watches for the store to update every Tuesday.

How will this push feature help if we still have to download demos manually from the store if we want to play them as soon as they release? All I’m saying is, the demo should be on my PS3 when I get up the late-morning of Tuesday. I don’t like hearing: “expect to have the Kane & Lynch demo pushed to your system July 20th or 21st”.

Thanks though, I guess you’re working out the dents.

Frulond said:

July 16th, 10:14 am


x_JoSplash_x said:

July 16th, 10:15 am

Sweet. One question. When it says that the system will download videos that you recommend, why hasnt mine. Is it just my system or has no one had any videos downloaded. This seems to be a really great feature, but whats the point if you dont recommend anything. Other than that, I really love PlayStation Plus, Ive nearly got my $50 worth already, and we havent even reached the second month since its been out. SWEET!

Canuck4Life said:

July 16th, 10:16 am

@2 (KirkPad): I believe it’s a 5GB minimum in order for auto downloading to work.

miva2 said:

July 16th, 10:16 am

PS+ is really worth it’s money. especially with LBP thrown in.
I would also like to see more options about the automatic downloads/updates. with a limited bandwidth/month I can’t afford to download everything i don’t really need.
My playstation magaine comes with a demo disc every month so i don’t bother downloading demos but i’d like to use the auto-update function.
Glad to see cool stuff for plus, keep doing that :)

Kirkpad said:

July 16th, 10:22 am

@10 Well, I wish someone would actually say that. When you turn it on it doesn’t mention it. And neither does this post.

I didn’t realize I was addressing Grace Chen either.

DragonNutz said:

July 16th, 10:24 am

I really like the idea of the auto downloads. Only problem is I never turn my system off. When I’m not playing games, watching movies or listening to music I’m Folding@Home. So does the system not download at all while my PS3 is on? I know that I have had to update 2 or 3 games manually when I started them. If I have advanced notice, like this blog post has given, then I guess it’s no problem to turn my system off. I just don’t want to keep turning it off every night.

By the way, @miva2, how do you get demo discs with your Playstation Mag. I used to get them in-store but apparently they don’t do that anymore, and I have never gotten them with a subscription.

polo155 said:

July 16th, 10:30 am

@9 i bought a couple movies and rented via psp when i was out one nite, left in it download to put it on ps3 later..when i got home and went to psn it wasnt there i checked my videos aand walaaaaaaa there they were, and i wwas happy..pressed play and bazed a phatty!

Nightmare142 said:

July 16th, 10:31 am

Any word on a cloud system for plus subscribers? oh and why can i only use automatic download on 1 PS3? (This is because i have 2 PS3’s 1 in my game room and 1 in my living room)

ZAANOS said:

July 16th, 10:32 am

Hmm very cool PS Plus early demo. Good thing I’m a +. I’ve been looking forward to playing K&L2. The game looks fantastic, the Multiplayer videos are intense.

mywhitenoise said:

July 16th, 10:33 am

Im not a PSPlus member, but is there a way to make “Automatic Downloads” ONLY download patches and firmware updates? I don’t want crappy demos like this clogging my download history or hard drive space.

Microshock said:

July 16th, 10:40 am

I’m a PS Plus member but this seems like a silly move to screw normal PSN members.

It just sounds you took the normal demo you were gonna get anyway and made it exclusive to us for a week so we felt more special.

polo155 said:

July 16th, 10:41 am

what i am curious about is: Does the disk of a game have to be in the ps3 to be patched automatically?

ShadowRider555 said:

July 16th, 10:46 am

i want to be a ps+ but dont have the money

Uar2bePWNDagain said:

July 16th, 10:47 am

I have a question:
Will this also be on the Europe PS+ ? We in Europe only get content every month, while you in US get weekly :(

Uar2bePWNDagain said:

July 16th, 10:48 am

@ 21 Nevermind that, I see it’s also on the European blog now.

TanlgeRidge said:

July 16th, 10:49 am

Loving the PS+ system. I’m not a huge content consumer on the PSN normally, but now that I’m invested in it I am much more inclined to take advantage of sales, sneak previews and other exclusive content. Thanks Sony for such a cool service.

TheAlbraskan said:

July 16th, 10:52 am

Demo only available to subscribed PS+ members? I don’t like where this is going at all….

LokeSTL said:

July 16th, 10:56 am


Please let Jeff know that the Share switch has not been flipped. The ideas are still only going through a few at a time. Nothing has changed in the speed of ideas showing up. Thanks!

KidCommando said:

July 16th, 10:58 am

@24 – TheAlbraskan

It is only for a week. It will be available to everyone the following week.

that-acmilan-guy said:

July 16th, 11:02 am

I would like to say, thank u grace for finally telling us how automatic downloads actually works!

JetSetFuture said:

July 16th, 11:03 am

Awesome! Loooking forward to a “dog day afternoon.”

Transient said:

July 16th, 11:10 am

Too bad those of us waiting for their Qore sub to expire can’t get in on this. Well I guess they can, but who wants to pay for something twice?

OnesOwnGrief said:

July 16th, 11:15 am

Wasn’t expecting this but oh well. I’m a + Subscriber anyways.

Permafry_42 said:

July 16th, 11:19 am

does autodownload work if you use folding@home over night?

SolidPlisken said:

July 16th, 11:20 am

what type of demo is it? multiplayer or single?

Muppetpope said:

July 16th, 11:26 am

meh not really all that exciting. didnt play the first one and this game isnt even on my radar. and auto download needs to be specific. i dont want unwanted demos shoved onto my system. firmware and game updates would do nicely. so far i dont regret my plus purchase

atone1382 said:

July 16th, 11:27 am

These is pretty sweet. Looks like I’m gonna have to do some data management though, my puny 60g is just about full to the rim. If I am gonna need at least 5g free to get the auto download option available. Ah well, I wish my external drive storage device would come sooner, staring at this 320g replacement drive is killing me.

awsome_robot said:

July 16th, 11:27 am

Don’t get me wrong, I emjoy being a ps+ member, but having to say I get an exclusive demo of K&L2 is not the type of stuff to brag about. Obviously I’ll try it, but my expectations are so low after the first game that I’m not holding my breath that this game will be that much better.

TheGuardianFID said:

July 16th, 11:28 am

Nice, PS+ membership FTW!!! Am I being paid for this??? 8P 8)

NoobHunter91 said:

July 16th, 11:31 am


Todd_Bridges said:

July 16th, 11:41 am

Playstation + just keeps getting better and better! Thanks Sony

Steema said:

July 16th, 11:46 am

Auto download and push updates are intended for when you are not available to do them yourself or if you dont want to spend time to update your title when given the option on start up. It will update the games you play that need an update, if the title has not been played before you enabled the auto download Im sure it wont do the actual update. The feature is actually going to be more useful as time goes by, its not something you should expect instant use out of. Why do I feel like the only gamer who understands the industry at times?

r-nice said:

July 16th, 11:48 am

LOL @ Comment 35

Didn’t this come out already on 360?

bball230 said:

July 16th, 11:52 am

I dont think the Auto Downloads feature has worked for me @ all I have it turned on. and recently got Uncharted 2. It didnt auto download anything. (yes i waited for the time slot etc) so i went and did it manually.

guitain said:

July 16th, 11:59 am

Kane & Lynch 2 demo? Sounds sweet! I’m sure IO Interactive have learned from their mistakes from the last time, for example the cover-system and Eidos firing people for poor reasons…

If the cover system works and the aiming has been revamped to be less realistic and more game-able, then I am definitely in, and a demo could show me these exact things!

OnesOwnGrief said:

July 16th, 12:08 pm

Now that I think about it, is this the first game thats being pushed to consoles for Automatic Download? Also, I wonder whats the most likely choice of an early beta for Plus Subcribers.

SoopaMan2K said:

July 16th, 12:27 pm

What time you guys think I should set it too? Also, to the people saying the feature doesn’t work for them…

The feature works perfectly. If your games are already up to date, then why would it work? I have re-downloaed Fat Princess to get ready for the DLC and when I turned on my PS3 to get the DLC, the system(Before XMB) told me that it already downloaded the FP update. It will work.

Just have to figure a good time frame for this demo.

S-E-G said:

July 16th, 12:27 pm

i hope Canada will be getting exclusive plus content before i put a sledge hammer through it

hjason1 said:

July 16th, 12:38 pm

another bad game. k&L isn’t good at all i know the sequal won’t be aswell.
So far nothing to make me a member of ps+.
I hope you make it better soon.


July 16th, 12:43 pm


Ramses_13 said:

July 16th, 12:53 pm

Kayne and Lynch 1 was horrible, the company that made it actually paid reviewers to say the game was good.

SoopaMan2K said:

July 16th, 1:03 pm

@46 and 48

I agree that the first K&L was an ok game(not horrible), but I’ve played the demo already and it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the first! They learned from their mistake. I’m just downloading the PS3 version to see if there’s any graphical difference, but I’m getting this game for PS3 reguardless.

DNAgent said:

July 16th, 1:05 pm

There is 2 problems with this…

1. It’s a sequel to a mediocre game (it makes me wonder when a Vampire Rain sequel will happen)

2. It comes out about a week or so before Mafia 2.

Why would I get a sequel to a terrible game when I could pick up Mafia 2 instead? Mafia 2 will have much more replay value and it will have exclusive content (for the PS3 version anyways).

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