GameSpot announced it is giving players the ability to instantly demo games directly from a GameSpot review, resulting in a try-before-you-buy experience.  Powered by OnLive, the on-demand, instant-play demos give gamers access to over 100 games and are playable within seconds, merging the process of learning about a game with the experience of actually playing it.  In addition, GameSpot video content such as game reviews and in-depth interviews will be included in the OnLive platform, providing OnLive users with a trusted point of view as they go through their own discovery process. The enhancements are part of OnLive’s continuing efforts to provide players with an advanced gaming platform seamlessly integrated into their overall gaming experience.

“For as long as video games have existed, consumers have sought out information that helps them make smart purchases and get the most out of their gaming experience,” said Simon Whitcombe, Vice President, Games, CBS Interactive. “Now, the next big innovation is here: merging the editorial with the experiential. By making demos available from our review pages, GameSpot is now the ultimate one-stop destination for gamers to read reviews, news, watch videos, and actually try out the latest games.”

“By integrating OnLive-powered instant game demos, GameSpot has deepened its user experience and further distinguished itself as a premiere gaming destination,” said OnLive Vice President of Games John Spinale. “We streamline the process of sampling a game, making it an integral part of discovery and evaluation by the GameSpot reader—not a disjointed one that forces the customer to go down to the store or wait several hours for something to download to their hard drive.”

OnLive game demos are available now on GameSpot instantly, without any downloads or credit card data.

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