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Originally Posted by Sanders54 View Post
I remember the old days when I subscribed to PC magazines and got a dvd full of demos each month... hold me occupied for a while
You still do in some of the magazines I buy. They're not exactly mainstream games though, they tend to be indie game demos.
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With modern PC graphics being what they are, its almost impossible to produce a demo on PC that shows off anything prudent considering that most are just poorly ported console titles. If anything is true here it's the fact that PC games aren't made anymore. The consoles have taken the industry away, and with that everything PC gamers benefited from.
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I will say that a lack of demos has prevented me from broadening my horizon. I spend a lot on computer games but they are the games that I have a pretty good feeling I will like. For example, I have wanted to play dragon age for a while, but I'm really just not sure.
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Maybe they should think this instead: "If we make the demo, people who enjoy it will buy the full thing"
true, I remember playing the hell out of the old command and conquer demo's, still bought the game
    
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u must not know what a demo is. and why the hell would u torrent a demo anyway? thats just stupidity, and when you torrent, thats not trying, its stealing. get a dictionary
Oh no you didn't....

Why not torrent a demo? What if the publisher released it as a torrent in orer to take the strain off their ow servers? Do you just think torrents are only for illegal stuff? My god.

And perhaps YOU should get a dictionary. It's copyright infringement. Not stealing.
    
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post #46 of 62
Demos only increase sales if the demo is good, which normally correlates with the quality of the game.
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u must not know what a demo is. and why the hell would u torrent a demo anyway? thats just stupidity, and when you torrent, thats not trying, its stealing. get a dictionary
You must not be very bright... I'll leave it at that.
    
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post #48 of 62
If they're releasing a demo for consoles, there should be no excuse not releasing one for the pc.
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post #49 of 62
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Oh no you didn't....

Why not torrent a demo? What if the publisher released it as a torrent in orer to take the strain off their ow servers? Do you just think torrents are only for illegal stuff? My god.

And perhaps YOU should get a dictionary. It's copyright infringement. Not stealing.
LOL you downloading the full versoin of a game you didn't pay for is stealing. if you sold it that is copy right infringement. LOL
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You must not be very bright... I'll leave it at that.
yeah and if you cant back up your post then i'll leave it at that.
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