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NHL 08 demo skates its way onto the XBLM

Fellow Canadians and ice hockey fans around the globe hurry on over to the XBLM for a special treat. Available right now on the Marketplace is a demo for the soon to be released hockey extravaganza that is NHL 08. The demo is a slim 593MBs, is available to most of the world for download and features some hot Anaheim Ducks versus Ottawa Senators ice hockey action. The game ships September 11th, so give this demo a try before you commit to a purchase and weigh in on whether or not you think this year's NHL installment lives up to your expectations. Drop the puck already and play!

Achievement lists for a bunch of retail and XBLA titles


Over at Xbox 360 Achievements, there are a slew of new Achievements listed for retail and arcade games alike. They have Two Worlds, Skate, which came straight from EA, Fatal Inertia, NHL 08, & Medal of Honor: Airborne. On the XBLA side of things, there is the cheaper of the two Arcade games that came out today, Space Giraffe, Fatal Fury Special and we're especially happy to see Sonic 2 make it there as well. A cool little reveal about Sonic 2 is that it will have online multiplayer, derived from the splitscreen multiplayer found in the Genesis version. So, those are plenty of lists for you to examine for your next target of 1000 or 200 Gamerscore.

Retail:
Read: Two Worlds
Read: skate.
Read: Fatal Inertia
Read: NHL 08
Read: Medal of Honor: Airborne

XBLA:
Read: Space Giraffe
Read: Fatal Fury Special
Read: Sonic 2

Eric Staal featured on NHL 08 box art


IGN revealed that Carolina Hurricanes center, Eric Staal, will be the next player on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 08. Staal was honored to have been selected by EA Sports, and says he played NHL 07 regularly. Staal played a huge part in the Hurricanes' Stanley Cup victory in the 2006 season, having accumulated 28 points in the Playoffs. The fact that they had to beat the hometown team of a particular blogger to acquire the Cup won't deter us from giving the game its fair shake.



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