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The Club demo on PSN

Plus Snakeball, Stardust demos.

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? That's a shame. But Sony was looking out for you - sneaking a 1.7GB-shaped demo of The Club under the celebratory bristles of the PlayStation Network tree with the sort of festive love and care glaringly absent from other elements of this boringly appointed sentence.

You lot have been getting your teeth into it already, with uiruki summing up Bizarre Creations' first attempt at a shoot-'em-up as "a driving game mixed in with Tony Hawk-style trickery" in feel. "Technically, it is excellent. The graphics are extremely solid and pretty, with the PS3 never missing a beat at 30fps. Perhaps a little jaggy, but very clear," he adds, saving me some work. "I not like this game at all," NatAttack offers in a cutting riposte.

The full version of The Club is due out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 8th February, and there's a bundle of previews, videos and other assorted attention-grabbers on its gamepage.

Also on PlayStation Network over the only week off we ever get was a Super Stardust HD demo, giving you the opportunity to find out whether you agree with Rich Leadbetter that it's "an absolute star, the jewel in the crown of the PlayStation Store and quite possibly the best purists' shooter to appear on console since the legendary Geometry Wars". He was very cross that it didn't make it into the Top 50, you know.

Finally, the PSN update also included a demo of another downloadable game, Snakeball, which Dan Whitehead quite liked, revealing that yes it is a bit like the mobile phone game.

Seeing as tomorrow is Thursday, expect more PSN update news in the near future. Everyday Shooter plz.