Play for Free trend (not free-to-play)

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by power, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. dmandn

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    What he said!
     
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    not the same thing, demo's were normally cut down versions that had no specific limits around time (other than being timed not being restricted to a set weekend).
     
  3. metamorphosis

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    I think it's a good model, the main investment is download amount and time for most people, once that's locked in it's a fairly easy thing to just buy the game after-the-fact.
     
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    Personally I hope it pushes developers to create a game that catches you and keeps you there. Sick of buying a game (as demos are pretty much non-existent prior to release now...early access doesn't count) only to find its outright crap, unfinished or incredibly short.

    I remember buying the old computer magazines that came with demos on the attached CDs. Playing the demo and wanting to buy the game once I finished it.
    The memories of the original GTA and Diablo are flooding back.

    I can see why people illegally download games these days. It shouldn't be a gamble as to weather you actually really wanted the game. It should be genuine from your own 1st experience, not rendered clips on TV ads or a blog that is willing to blindly take money to write for the devs or has a set opinion on the dev and bases their critique with a biased view.

    Anywho, im for it.
     
  5. AvatarEK

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    There's some games I would never have even considered except that a free weekend has come up and I've picked it up.

    I discovered today that Origin had titanfall on a free weekend, which I'd wanted to check out, but hadn't really thought of buying. It's normally $80, but now it's 65% off with that free weekend. I say "weekend", but it came up in the middle of the week. Between the fact I didn't notice it because I rarely open Origin, the download time, and the fact that 65% off $80 is still a little under $30, I'm probably going to give it a miss anyway.

    Then there's free to play games which I pick up because, hey, free, and then find they are good enough that I think they are worth giving the devs a bit of $$ to get a little more out of it.
     

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