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Bethesda: RAGE Demo Doubtful

Bethesda PR VP Pete Hines tells VG247 that it is unlikely we will get a playable demo for RAGE, id Software's upcoming first-person shooter. "Itís something we look at for every game and we do it where possible and where appropriate,Ē Hines told them today. "But to be perfectly honest, from a technical standpoint, it isnít always possible. I donít see a demo for RAGE on the cards." He adds: "I guess itís not a zero percent chance, but itís somewhere down on that end of the spectrum." This represents a significant change for id, who were acquired by Bethesda parent Zenimax in 2009, as all their games through QUAKE were released as shareware, and every one of their games since QUAKE II have had playable demos.

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45. Re: Bethesda: RAGE Demo Doubtful Jan 22, 2011, 23:15 Sempai
Dunkirk wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 10:09:
Good grief! I can't believe the level of vitriol I'm seeing here. Video games are a great value for entertainment. Even at $50, the cost per hour of video gaming is virtually nothing compared to almost any other form of entertainment I can think of. So what if you buy a stinker now or then. Shoot, by the time you figure out you don't like a game, you've probably already played it for 2 or 3 hours. That alone would make it worth at least some money.

Maybe it's just me, but I have a good sense of what I'd like. I threw some money at the indy's during the Steam sales and the Humble Bundles, but I knew I wouldn't care for those games. I just thought it would be cool to support them. Sure enough, I don't really like most (almost all) of them, but I spent time playing around with them before I could tell, and that's worth something. In general, I've only given up and not finished a handful of games over the past 15 years because I didn't like them. I'd say the gamble has averaged out and paid off. For every one I didn't finish, I've played 5 through a dozen times.

You don't think you'd like it? Fine. Don't buy it. But NOT buying it REGARDLESS of whether you think you'd like it, BECAUSE there's no demo? Please. I think you're taking your $50 entertainment budget a little too seriously.

And i think you should lay that crack pipe down.
It's great you enjoy blowing a $50 spot on shit and not think twice about it.

You win the internets.
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