Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Online FPS trials/demos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Online FPS trials/demos.

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I have been wondering.. Why dont high profile games like MW2, black ops, and bc2 have trials or steam-like free weekend online events where people could experience the gameplay online? These days with game prices reaching $60 for almost any new games, im sure some people including me would be wary to drop 60 bucks on something they never played or are not sure how it will run on their computer.

personally, games like left 4 dead 1 and 2, and borderlands, i bought just because of the free weekend events they had. they were the deciding point. I am sure that game sales would go up if people were able to have a taste of the online experience. every game ive ever bought i either played a demo or a trial, or have had to find a friend who owned it to try ( which i did with MW2).
People are forced to pirate single player versions of games to see how it runs or if the gameplay is even fun. companies would make more money and someone lessen piracy if they had trials.
a simple way to do it, especially with steam, would be to let users install bad company 2 for instance and it would deactivate after a day or two or whatever the trial period was.
i dont get it...
you wouldnt buy a car without ever test driving it right?
post #2 of 21
One word:

Activision.
Gud
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E3-1240 v3 ASRock H87 Pro4 Sapphire HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X (comes w/ free noise) KHX1866C9D3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Basic Asus VN279QLB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ozone Strike Battle (Browns) Corsair CS750M Antec P280 Logitech G100s 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed (old version) Creative SB X-Fi Fatal1ty 
  hide details  
Reply
Gud
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E3-1240 v3 ASRock H87 Pro4 Sapphire HD 7970 GHz Vapor-X (comes w/ free noise) KHX1866C9D3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Basic Asus VN279QLB 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ozone Strike Battle (Browns) Corsair CS750M Antec P280 Logitech G100s 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed (old version) Creative SB X-Fi Fatal1ty 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 21
one quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trull View Post
One word:

Activision.
i notice this too. you dont see demos etc like we used to
every game used to have a demo
Big Black Box
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-4770k asus sabertooth z87 GTX 680 16gig corsair vengeance red 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gig crucial m500 ssd,120gig corsair ssd ,1TB... corsair h80i Win7 64bit Hanns-G hz281 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
corsair vengeance k70 Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF X Razer deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Vespula SB Recon 3D  
  hide details  
Reply
Big Black Box
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-4770k asus sabertooth z87 GTX 680 16gig corsair vengeance red 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gig crucial m500 ssd,120gig corsair ssd ,1TB... corsair h80i Win7 64bit Hanns-G hz281 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
corsair vengeance k70 Corsair HX850 Cooler Master HAF X Razer deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Vespula SB Recon 3D  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 21
Because if you show someone how bad it is before they pay for it, they wont pay for it...
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
Codex Gigas
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 930 Asus P6 X58D xfx 5870 MSI 5870 Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Xms3 8gb WD Caviar blue Western Digital RE3 Western Digital RE 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
5 120mm Cooler master R4 Blade Master Windows 7 ultimate 64bit Viewsonic VX2233WM Viewsonic VX2239WM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2239WM Razer Lycosa Mirror 650w Antec Truepower New Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech Mx620 Laser Desk Logitech x-530 Creative Xfi Titanium HD 
OtherOther
Logitech G-27 Saitek x-52 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 21
BC2 had 1 month of open beta, cost $50 at launch, was $20 6 months later and was $7 during the last steam sales.

edit: your car analogy doesn't work.
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well you purchase both things and play/drive them. Nice to try before you buy
post #7 of 21
MW2 has had a lot of free weekends actually.
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by thiru View Post
BC2 had 1 month of open beta, cost $50 at launch, was $20 6 months later and was $7 during the last steam sales.

edit: your car analogy doesn't work.
His car analogy works just fine dude. How does it not work?

What your gonna go buy a 2011 BMW M3 and not test drive it and see how it feels before you throw down $80k grand on a car? Dude his analogy works just fine, maybe not for your brain. But a smart person would.

Quote:
Because if you show someone how bad it is before they pay for it, they wont pay for it...
This pretty much sums it up, plus you can't really "demo" a COD game, since it center is MP, so free weekends ya, plus maybe a SP demo.

But really COD has a huge chunk to do with it, CoD makes millions, don't need a demo, other dev's follow suit. Oh and I wouldn't call the BC2 beta a demo, it wasn't really a beta either. Because the finish game was the beta... So its like we got a free month to play 1 map before release type thing. Call it w/e.
Edited by kilrbe3 - 1/7/11 at 11:55am
Stinger Be3
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Z68 EVGA GTX 570HD  GSkill Ripsaw 8gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB Blue 6gb SATA - Crucial M4 64GB SSD DVD RW+R H212 Evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2343BWX 2048x1152 Razer BF3 Keyboard CORSAIR 1000HX CoolerMaster HAF932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Army Mousepad audio technica ATH-700x 
  hide details  
Reply
Stinger Be3
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Z68 EVGA GTX 570HD  GSkill Ripsaw 8gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB Blue 6gb SATA - Crucial M4 64GB SSD DVD RW+R H212 Evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2343BWX 2048x1152 Razer BF3 Keyboard CORSAIR 1000HX CoolerMaster HAF932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Army Mousepad audio technica ATH-700x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
His car analogy works just fine dude. How does it not work?

What your gonna go buy a 2011 BMW M3 and not test drive it and see how it feels before you throw down $80k grand on a car? Dude his analogy works just fine, maybe not for your brain. But a smart person would.

This pretty much sums it up, plus you can't really "demo" a COD game, since it center is MP, so free weekends ya, plus maybe a SP demo.

But really COD has a huge chunk to do with it, CoD makes millions, don't need a demo, other dev's follow suit.
For one, a game costs at most $60. A car is an investment. Do I really need to get into details?
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
Omicron Lyrae
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X3 720 BE @3.6 Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Sapphire HD5770 V2 OCZ 2x2GB Gold DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Sony Lightscribe DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64-bit AOC F22+ 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cherry Scissor Switch Flat Keyboard OCZ StealthXstream 600W Cooler Master Elite 334 Microsoft Sidewinder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by thiru View Post
For one, a game costs at most $60. A car is an investment. Do I really need to get into details?
So you have money to throw away on every game at $60 a pop and not worry how it feels or plays?

Because thats what you just said to me.


A car as an investment. Um dude, you missed the general idea/principle. TEST DRIVE, BEFORE YOU BUY.

You can't re-sell MW2 or Blops on PC without selling a steam account with it. So YA EVEN MORE IN GAMES, TRY BEFORE YOU BUY..
Stinger Be3
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Z68 EVGA GTX 570HD  GSkill Ripsaw 8gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB Blue 6gb SATA - Crucial M4 64GB SSD DVD RW+R H212 Evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2343BWX 2048x1152 Razer BF3 Keyboard CORSAIR 1000HX CoolerMaster HAF932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Army Mousepad audio technica ATH-700x 
  hide details  
Reply
Stinger Be3
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Z68 EVGA GTX 570HD  GSkill Ripsaw 8gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 500GB Blue 6gb SATA - Crucial M4 64GB SSD DVD RW+R H212 Evo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 2343BWX 2048x1152 Razer BF3 Keyboard CORSAIR 1000HX CoolerMaster HAF932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Army Mousepad audio technica ATH-700x 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Online FPS trials/demos.