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Juiced 2 and FlatOut 360 demos

Jostling for attention.

Do you have an Xbox 360? Do you like racing around in cars? Then you've come to the right place! Well, you've come to a news item talking about the right place. Because the right place is Xbox Live Marketplace, where demos of Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage await.

Juiced 2's the bigger at 1.3GB, while FlatOut's ready to gobble up 750MB. The former's down for release in mid-September, aiming to build on the mod-heavy racing trends of the first game with lots of racing, drifting and betting (the first game allowed you to "pimp out" your car and then wager it in races). FlatOut, meanwhile, is already available, with its particular brand of Burnout-baiting action winning plaudits.

Elsewhere, Xbox Live watcher (and director of programming) Mr Major Nelson reports that our German friends can enjoy a special localised Blacksite teaser trailer, where all the aliens are all replaced by Care Bears and the big spaghetti octopus thing on the bridge is a flannel with a kitten on it. For all that and the truth, be German and download it.