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Game Demos

Discussion in 'Games' started by Tom, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. I like demos and buy many games from them

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  2. I like free stuff and thats enough

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  3. I buy games blindly

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  4. I read reviews and buy from them

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  5. Downloading demos is stealing

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  6. All the good ones are too big!

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  7. I don't play games

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  8. other - post

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  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I love game demos because since I started demoing(sp?) I buy less felgercarb and more games that I really like. I was wondering what everyone here thought about demos?

    I hate buying a game and finding out I don't like it or it won't play on my system!
    I also hate that my favorite games won't play on my system anymore
    Redline
    and
    Acclaim's Machines
     
  2. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Demo's are a convenient way to finding out just how good or bad a game is.

    That said, a lot of pc games get optimised after release by patches, so the demo, unless also updated, will not represent the finished game. An example of this is apparently Arma, I played the demo and it was a slideshow and clunky. After a few patches it works a lot better now. I have put off purchasing the game to play with my clan online mainly due to that demo. The company behind the game have lost a lot of sales by not producing a demo that works out of the box, so to speak.
     
  3. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    demos are a great way to see what a game is like
     
  4. DogMeat

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    Demos are great for games im on the fence about.

    I bought the newest superman game based on the demo alone, and I was happy with my choice.
     
  5. xgmx

    xgmx Guest

    I buy games based on the excellence system.
     

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