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26. Re: Beta Testing is for the company Dec 8, 2003, 17:12 Jedi Master
Ya know, in the "old days" of the mid-90's or so beta testers DID get free copies of games. I'm not sure when the companies gave up this practice, but it seems to me to be a pretty cheap thing for them to do.
By the point the game comes out, the testers aren't going to play the SP game too much anymore (if it's a scripted FPS, that is--driving games, RPGs, flying games, they offer more replayability).
I'd venture to say less than half the public beta testers for a given game will actually buy it, so they don't have to actually GIVE them a game, just let them order it from their website or whatever if they want for free.

The Jedi Master

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