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FiXT February 23, 2011 11:59 AM

Keeping Yourself Entertained as EA Launches Game Demos for PC Gamers
With demos noticeably absent in the lead up to the launch of some of 2010 biggest titles, EA appears to be one of the last few publishers that believes in using game demos as a part of their advertising campaign for popular PC games.While Activision may have snubbed the computer crowd, three of the most anticipated titles of the first quarter; Drag... [ Read full article ]

SugarJ February 23, 2011 12:51 PM

I'm a firm believer in demos and "try before you buy". I can walk into any FS or BB and try out 360 or PS3 games, or download demos for most new console releases, and I think publishers would be well advised to make PC demos more accessible. I think they would probably sell more copies of their games.

Perineum February 23, 2011 12:57 PM

I definitely agree. There are so many games that I thought were good that sucked when actually playing.

Arinoth February 23, 2011 01:18 PM

I agree, i am tired of not being able to demo/test out a game to get the feel of it on the pc before making that all important purchase. Hopefully this will lead to more demos for pc gamers in the future by other companies

tri5cui7 February 23, 2011 01:19 PM

It's funny because as you see a decline in demos available for the pc you see a dramatic increase with XBox360 and the other consoles over the past few years.

Ryeguy151 February 23, 2011 02:22 PM

While I am a fan of some demo's, cases like the Brutal Legend Demo that was nothing like the actual game have lead me to be wary and wait for reviews.

Polygon February 23, 2011 02:23 PM

You can also download the dragon age 2 demo on steam, I did it last night and I'm gonna play now :)

Kenjuta February 23, 2011 03:58 PM

and with UBB internet downloadable demo will be a thing of the past :censored:

ipaine February 23, 2011 07:16 PM

I also agree, bring on the demos. Now I have not gotten the DA2 one as I'll wait until I get my step-up all sorted and then just buy it since I am already planning on getting it.

Fudd Rucker February 23, 2011 08:14 PM

The lack of demos really does suck given the way games are now a days. There are quite a few games out tehre Id love to play, but refuse to shell out 70$+ on them and it ends up being total crap or having crap DRM *cough* Red Alert 3.

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