The competitive bliss that is Rockstar’s “Table Tennis” is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace, courtesy of a free 528MB download. But don’t start talking smack yet — the demo allows for one- and two-player games offline, but you can’t engage each other on Live. You also get a couple of playable pros and the setting is the Chinese National Table Tennis Auditorium.
If you’re an Xbox 360 owner, “Table Tennis” is a must-experience. As a sports title, it’s engaging enough, but it also serves as something of a preview of what Rockstar games could look like in the next generation. As GameSpot and others have pointed out, “Table Tennis” uses the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine, or RAGE (appropriate, no?), which is what “GTA IV” is going to use.
If you want a little more info, you can check out the review I wrote for LANG.