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Fanswag: Unlock Time Trial in Mirror's Edge demo [update]

Update: All the Time Trial codes have been awarded and emails have been sent notifying the winners. Thanks for entering!

With today's XBLM release of the Mirror's Edge demo we've been hearing generally positive impressions from fanboys across the globe. Though, along with the praise, we've also been hearing a fair amount of whining in regards to the demo's Time Trial mode thanks to it kinda being unplayable. See, the crew over at EA locked the Mirror's Edge demo's Time Trial mode, making it available only to those who pre-ordered the game and received a code to unlock it. Tricky EA ... tricky.

But you'll be pleased to know that your fanboy whining hasn't gone unheard, because the EA crew just over 25 codes that'll unlock the demo's Time Trial mode. No pre-ordering necessary! So, we're giving away 25 codes to 25 random fanboys who enter this giveaway. If you win, you'll be emailed a code to unlock the Mirror's Edge demo's Time Trial mode and be able to compare your speedy messenger moves to other Live gamers thanks to the mode's leaderboard. This giveaway wraps up Saturday afternoon, so get your entry in NOW!
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what kind of footwear you'd wear if you were a rooftop messenger. Would you rock tennis shoes? Cowboy boots? Maybe some high heels?
  • Only one comment per person. Posters of multiple comments will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Saturday, November 1st at 1:00PM eastern. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • On Saturday, we'll pick twenty-five winners via a random drawing.
  • Twenty-five winners will be emailed a code to unlock the Time Trial mode in the Mirror's Edge demo.
  • Complete giveaway rules can be found here

EA boss says to expect more Mercenaries

According to EA boss John Riccitiello the Mercenaries series will see another installment. During an earnings call, Riccitiello confirmed that Mercenaries will join Dead Space and the upcoming Mirror's Edge as continuing franchises for the mega-publisher along with Will Wright's latest, Spore.

Released in late August, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames has sold 1.9 million units across four platforms. Riccitiello made the announcement when asked if EA's recent releases were considered "sequelable" by the publisher -- who has posted a $310 million loss for its second quarter fiscal release. The EA CEO also stated that each of the mentioned titles were not likely to see annual releases.

[via Kotaku]

Mirror's Edge demo vaults onto Marketplace (lands on feet)

Do you have any of "those" friends? You know the ones. The ones that still think that video games are exclusively the domain of kindergartners, and anyone who plays them beyond grade school is a mentally stunted weirdo? If so, we suggest heartily that you show them the Mirror's Edge demo that just landed on Marketplace. If they're able to take in the beautiful, visceral visuals and still walk away unimpressed, we suggest you try again. Only the second time, you should play whilst wearing a smoking jacket and sipping on a glass of cognac, preferably while sitting in a wingback leather chair. If that doesn't work ... well, you don't need "those" kinds of friends.

Mirror's Edge demo leaps onto the XBLM this Fri.

To heck with its rumored November 6th release, because EA just announced that the long awaited Mirror's Edge demo will be releasing to the Xbox Live Marketplace this Friday, October 31st (BOO!) Yes sir, come Friday you'll finally get the chance to live out your childhood career dreams and become one badass female messenger. Joy!

The Mirror's Edge demo will include the entire prologue, a brief tutorial and a chuck of the game's single player campaign. Additionally, those who pre-ordered the game will be able to use their special code to unlock the demo's time trial mode. Who knows, if the demo turns out to be golden we may demand a trilogy without a need to play the retail version. Yeah ... our hopes are high.

Gallery: Mirror's Edge

[Via Joystiq]

Video: Faith's animated run story

Continuing EA's exploration of her origins, the latest Mirrors' Edge "Run Story Trailer" shows us how Faith perfected her acrobatic skills and how she learned the ways of the messenger. The Mirror's Edge animated trailer (after the break) also shows us that flashlights are not an effective tool for taking down an enemy from a long range and that Faith isn't able to smile. Ever.

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DICE planning Mirror's Edge as a trilogy

Talking with AusGamers, Mirror's Edge senior producer Owen O'Brien acknowledged EA and DICE's plans to continue the Mirror's Edge franchise and shows interest in developing a level editor for future sequels.

"The story we're telling at the moment is kind of a trilogy, a three-story arc," said O'Brien, "there's a lot of scope to take the story in different directions, or maybe tell someone else's story." Though, O'Brien makes it very clear that Mirror's Edge, this first installment, will solely focus on Faith and her "experiences in the world." Good times.

All said, we don't know if talking trilogy is worthy of excitement or praise, not just yet. We have a demo to try out next month and the game's retail release to play through. Then, if all goes well, we say bring on more messenger bag running sequels.

[Via Eurogamer]

Agile Mirror's Edge achievements revealed

The MGC crew just sent word that all 1000 Gamerscore worth of Mirror's Edge achievements have been revealed and most all are acrobatic in nature.

The achievements (viewable after the jump) include the standard mission completion and combat mix, but also include a handful of "Speedrun" and movement string achievements. We can already tell that earning 1000 Gamerscore will not be a given all because of the 80GS "Test of Faith" achievement that is only unlocked once you "complete the game without shooting an enemy." That's asking a lot from fanboys who have spent years and years finely tuning their headshot skills.

Rumor: Mirror's Edge demo releasing Nov. 6th

According to the Mirror's Edge pre-order page over on, the long promised Mirror's Edge demo will release to the XBLM on Thursday, November 6th. Which, if true, would be in line with EA releasing a demo prior to the game's retail release on the 11th. So, we say bank on November 6th being the release, because the only reason we're slapping a rumor tag on this is because EA hasn't officially confirmed it yet. We can't wait!

[Thanks, thw]

Origins of Faith: Trailer outlines the beginnings of Mirror's Edge

A flash-based trailer showcasing one of the most impressive looking titles to hit this holiday? OK, EA we'll bite. In a society seemingly ripped from the pages (in concept) from a George Orwell novel, Mirror's Edge is the story of a world where citizens are trained and controlled. After a failed resistance the city has grown sterile and without emotion but now a new group leaps from rooftop-to-rooftop in search of freedom from control. How does Mirror's Edge rank on your holiday buying list?

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$130 Mirror's Edge includes Timbuk2 messenger bag

Quick. Grab your wallet, remove a crisp $100 bill and light it on fire. Actually, don't. But if you were reaching for that Benjamin, this edition of Mirror's Edge might be for you. Deciding that the $150 edition of Dead Space wasn't enough for the holiday, EA has signed on with bag maker Timbuk2 to offer and exclusive Mirror's Edge branded messenger bag with the game for a collective total of $130.

Sure, it's much nicer than GameStop's pre-order bag but do you really need that $130 strapped to your sholder when so many great games are hitting by years end? Well, if you do need it we guess it could be worse ... at least it isn't priced at Timbuk200 dollars! Amirite?

Video: Mirror's Edge proof of concept footage

Today, EA released an interesting Mirror's Edge video showing off what the game looked like before it became, well ... a game. This new "Proof of Concept" trailer was one that was created to test to overall concept and serve as a benchmark for what they wanted to achieve in Mirror's Edge. Like we said, the footage is rough around the edges and done way before Faith was chosen to be the main character, so don't be alarmed by the chracter's manly arms. Enjoy the show!

Mirror's Edge jumps, rolls, lands on November 11

Earlier in the week PC gamers were treated to an alarming rumor that Mirror's Edge wouldn't deliver the goods until 2009, today the good and bad news has been revealed to all. Console gamers are getting some alone time with Faith, first. Today Electronic Arts announced that the Unreal Engine 3 powered parkour-simulator from DICE will be delivered on November 11 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 while PC gamers will get the title later this winter.

EA also revealed that a demo of the tutorial stage, also known as the stage featured at E3 and PAX, and a scene from the single-player campaign will be made available. As an added bonus, those who pre-order the game after September 26 will receive a code to unlock the Time Trial mode within the demo. We're jumping for excitement ... and to hurdle ourselves over this red staircase.

[via Joystiq]

Video: Jumping Mirror's Edge gameplay

Fresh from the Games Convention comes new Mirror's Edge gameplay footage depicting a few solid minutes of action packed running, jumping, diving and climbing. The first "Energy Plant" gameplay video (embedded above) shows off some rather sexy moves and acrobatic sequences all ending in a watery slip-n-slide. The second video (after the break) is a bit less exciting and kinda shows what happens when your jumping skills aren't up to par. It's Mirror's Edge video goodness, now go watch.

[Via Game Stooge]

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Fallout 3, Electronic Arts clean up at Game Critics E3 Awards

Fallout 3 from Bethesda Softworks nabbed the coveted Game of the Show award today from Game Critics -- a panel of judges comprised of editors from various online/offline publications (including Joystiq's own Chris Grant). Fallout 3 also took home the award for Best RPG at the show.

Electronic Arts brought home 5 awards including Best Action/Adventure game for Dead Space and Best Original Game for Mirror's Edge. The Xbox 360 platform was at the top of the award count with 8 for the console, including a Best Action Game win for Gears of War 2.

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Video: Five minutes of Mirror's Edge

Embedded after the break is 316 seconds of in-game footage from DICE's Mirror's Edge that was demoed during E3. And while this isn't super new news, this is the first time we had a chance to view Faith's impressive five minute adventure and we figured we'd share it with those who haven't had a chance to view it either. There's plenty of jumping, sliding, enemy kicking and color coded obstacles to take in, so make your way to the break and complete your Mirror's Edge video viewing. If you don't watch the footage then Faith will be sad. You don't want to make Faith sad, now ... do you?

[Via NeoGAF]

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