Normally, we don't post entire news stories relating to the arrival of a demo (unless it's for some super huge game).

However, this particular arrival is important because it's one of the very first examples of a PlayStation Plus perk. You signed up for extra content, discounts, and exclusive first rights to a variety of things, including demos. Well, here's a "for instance:" the playable demo for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will be available for Plus members only starting Tuesday, July 20. This Plus exclusivity will run for one week; as of July 27, the demo will be live for everyone to sample. As we're a little new to the whole Plus thing, the PlayStation Blog explains how the automatic downloading works; this feature must be on in order to receive the demo if you're a Plus subscriber. You can enable this option on your PS3 quite easily but just in case, feel free to read through the instructions at the blog; it also reminds you the auto-download looks for content while the machine is off .

So anyway, next week, feel free to give this gritty, over-the-top action game a shot…if, that is, you've already ponied up for the Plus membership.

Related Game(s): Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I might try this demo when it comes out for the regular folks, but I never finished the first one. It was partially broken, but not nearly as bad as people say.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

There's another reason right now if you like Hulu. PlayStation Plus users have the chance for an early invitation to join Hulu Plus. No other console has it, and only PlayStation Plus subscribers have access to the early invite. Whenever it launches fully, it'll be available to all, but as Sony promised, PlayStation Plus grants early access to some things, and this is one of them.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Do you have to pay for Hulu plus as well?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Yes, you have to Pay Hulu's Hulu Plus subscription just as you would with any method of accessing it. The actual application to access Hulu's service and playback Hulu content on the PS3 appears to be free free, but for now exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

If you download the Hulu Plus application you'll have to get an invitation from Hulu to join. This is pretty much as easy as starting the Hulu Plus application for the first time and signing up. Once you are invited and pay your subscription fee to Hulu, you can access their content.

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

Well as much as I am interested in plus, this game demo I wouldn't have cared if I had to wait or not.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

So far there isn't anything I need from Plus so I'm passing.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Same here…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

kraygen
kraygen
11 years ago

On the flip side, I added up all the free stuff already available to plus members and altho I might not want all of it, there is currently over $80 worth of stuff for free to plus members.

Considering you can get 15 months for $49.99, even if you were to take the dynamic themes and avatars for free you would be saving money, not to mention the ps1 games or psn games.

I have a feeling that eventually I will go ahead and get it, there is way more free stuff than I ever expected, just so happens the first month has very little I want, altho there is still enough to more than make up the $4 that that month would cost if you split it up monthly.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I loved the 1st K&L, & that crazy lunatic!

But I've been forever stuck for months & months right at the construction site where that quarry loader dump truck is trying to run his daughter down.

I've constantly unloaded at that SOB driver with everything I've got & seems I can never break the damned windshield or drivers window no matter what I frigging do.

I even went back and replayed that part 3 times last week, still to no avail

"AAAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH"
ARGGGG

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

Thats exactly where my mate got stuck and that's exactly the reaction he had too
I remember him constantly going on about it.

It sounds like a bug in the game or something, is there not a guide or walkthrough on the net explaining how to get passed that bit?


Last edited by ed_winchester on 7/17/2010 2:57:39 AM

kevyd09
kevyd09
11 years ago

i also got stuck on this bit but the secret is you have to shoot out the side window on his door to kill the driver!! it took a few goes but when ya do it its plain sailing from there on in

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

I am with you Bikersaint, but I am pretty excited about the Demo. Apparently the Gaming Media is saying the game is vastly improved and I cannot wait, I am probably one of the only guys to have it preordered in my area.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I had to play that part about 30 times before I hit the driver, there's really only a split second where it will work. After that I was so sick of the game I shelfed it… again. I should try it again some day but I hate picking up again after its been on the shelf for a year. I never wanna do that one part again though.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Collateral was on TNT tonight, it's gonna be weird to see Jamie Foxx as Lynch.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

Hey that's nice. I actually enjoyed the first one, so I can't wait to give the demo a try.

___________
___________
11 years ago

WTF you have to have the auto download feature on?
when is sony going to learn not everyone who has a ps3 lives in Japan with unlimited download usages?
im already miffed at them, the stupid thing was set to on as default my ps3 turned on this morning and now i have to last 14 days with 500MBs otherwise im going to get charged 1 dollar per MB i go over and my internet will get trimmed to dial up speeds.
thanks sony you will be getting a hefty bill in about 14 days, enjoy!

kevyd09
kevyd09
11 years ago

why dont you go to sony about your needless and mindless rants? i come here to enjoy the articles and peoples comments and you are as depressing as heavy rain at a funfare!!

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

"_________________", you should live in Singapore, here there are no extra charges or caps… my 2mbit connection costs me $14.99 for unlimited downloads… crazy huh?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

___________
___________
11 years ago

jesus christ!
15 bucks for unlimited downloads?
im really unlucky, i could get ADSL2+ for 50 a month with 150GBs download usage with allot of companies but i cant do that because there is not enough copper in the lines under my house so im stuck with cable! 🙁
problem with that is telstra owns the cable, so they can charge what ever they want for it, so theres no competition driving prices down.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

The default setting for Automatic Downloads is "off". That was the first thing I checked after I got PS+.

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

So does this mean if you dont have the 'auto download' thing switched on you cant just download it from the store?

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

this is from the playstation blog site:

"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.

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

i ended up getting plus and sometimes i end up forcing the ps3 to check for updates. i will go change the time it should look to the current time. turn it off and wait for it to turn back off. the best part is if i dont wait for it to turn back off and just use it again, the game updates are downloaded in the background.


Last edited by frylock25 on 7/17/2010 4:55:21 AM

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

"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. "

thank god… i am still leery of the automatic download feature because, i don't want the system to download a bunch of stuff i don't want… at least it will be in the store on the 20th when it updates…

but, other than that pointless (IMO) automatic download, playstation plus has been pretty cool… and i look forward to checking out "dog days" because, it's a title i am watching from afar… it could be good…


Last edited by bOnEs on 7/17/2010 12:27:51 PM

mike rlz
mike rlz
11 years ago

Wow a whole week, and only for $50. Pass. What happened to patience? Still, Plus has its perks. Enjoy subscribers.

Thinker
Thinker
11 years ago

I have PlayStation Plus (the 12+3 months package). Guess I get a demo early. Not sure if I'm interested in K&L2 though.