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Old 03-23-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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EA to charge $10-$15 for game DEMOS

Analyst: EA To Release Paid DLC Prior To Packaged Game Launche

The idea is that the game demo will be the first 3 or 4 hours of game play for about 10 or 15 bucks. Then when the game comes out, you have to pay FULL PRICE for the game. However, EA claims that this isn't charging for a demo... Go figure.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
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So don't play the demo.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:53 AM   #3
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It's surprising that in this day and age, EA is still alive and breathing, and even more, they're making absurd demands from their customers (which they regularly abuse).
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So do most game companies. Just look at MW2. Their so-called 'Stimulus Package' DLC costs $15 damn bucks.
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1943 was a success if you look at the amount of content it held and the price it went for.

The real issues is: do we want to pay $15 now and then $60 later for the same game? If all they do is release a portion of the game, say a few SP levels and one or two MP maps, typical for a demo, then no, I wouldn't do it. But lets say they do the $15 demo, which is actually the full game but with far less features than the finished product. And then, you can download custom maps and play your $15 demo until you get tired of the game and 6 months down the line, get the full version with completely new material, twenty MP maps and a shit-ton more eye candy.

Of course, custom maps isn't possible on PS3 (don't think it is on XBL, dunno though) so that isn't going to be their aim.

I sure as hell won't buy a standard demo; that is their marketing tool used to lure me in. Who in their right mind is going to start paying for advertisements meant to try to convince us the product is worth getting? Because that's basically what paying for a demo will be IF the demo mentioned is similar to the freebies you download on PSN, Steam, XBL, what have you.
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So do most game companies. Just look at MW2. Their so-called 'Stimulus Package' DLC costs $15 damn bucks.
DLC usually costs money. People fucking deserve it for continuing to fall for that shit.
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DLC usually costs money. People fucking deserve it for continuing to fall for that shit.
Yeah, and people spend way too much of video games in the first place. 60 bucks a pop... It's outrageous. Everyone just HAS to have the newest and greatest game out there. I still play CS 1.6. It may be completely out dated, but it still holds its value.
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