I'm a FilePlanet subscriber.
I subscribe because I like being able to get just about any file I need for a game in an instant at high speeds. I used to keep files I needed often (UT bonus packs, CS patches, custom maps for games, etc.) on a seperate hard drive and would plug that into whatever new PC i recently built so I could grab the files from there with no need to download.
Now however, that 80GB hard drive is full. With so many games out and that fact that I play most of them, it's getting tedious to update files on that drive such as when a new full install version comes out for DC or CS or something.
So one day I decided to subscribe to FP. There wasn't one file I needed that I couldn't find. I decided to scrap that hard drive and use it as an mp3 drive.
FilePlanet offers me the service I need. However, I do disagree with these exclusives. I do not think demos and betas should be offered to the gaming community for a price. Like most people have said, you can just wait for it, but I think we all know the gaming community is ravenous and needs to devour the latest thing the moment it comes out. We are all up on the latest technologies, we tweak our PCs, edit registries, edit files, all to get the best performance and best experience for these things that are 'just a game'.
There is a solution though. What if there were a community setup like FilePlanet where gamers could upload files, add links, add news, and basically all contribute to a single database that could be accessed by everyone? Where gamers could get the files they want instantly, for free, with no wait queue, and most importantly BLAZINGLY fast (faster than FilePlanet)?
So what if this site already existed? What if they promised not to charge you money, but hoped all gamers would realize to run such a site as it grew would require serious money due to bandwidth issues, and decided to donate a few bucks here and there to keep things ad free and free to all?
Well, the site exists. It's about a month old, and these are the ideas we have for it. So spread the word. Upload your files, add your news, monitor your servers and your buddies regardless of what game they are playing all from an easily customizable webpage. Make it yours. http://www.gamingasylum.net
I strongly urge you to read the very first piece of news at the bottom of the page. http://www.gamingasylum.net
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