<Electric-Spock> wrote on Jun 7, 2011, 18:42:
I really wish game developers and a platform like Steam would implement some sort of renting/trial feature. Let’s say you pay $10.00 and the game is unlocked for 10 days or so. When the trial ends you have the option to buy the game at full retail price minus the $10.00 you already threw down.
Maybe this sounds silly to some, but I wouldn't mind droppin' 10 bucks down to evaluate. I know I would definitely try a few more games out that I would usually just pass over. At least it would be fair for the consumer. With all these marketing techniques and flashy trailers, and the lack of PC demo's these days, it's like rolling the dice. And I’m not a gambling man.
Hey I'd love that since I prefer single player, I'd finish single player in 10 days for $10 then move on to something else. That would be GREAT for duke nukem, I'd beat it on launch day for $10 (about what I'm willing to pay for that game anyway) and move on.
Pretty sure thats why they don't do that, tons of people play new games for short periods then move on, basically its the cult of the new. In consoles it works out decently since selling a new game back to gamestop is worth probably half the new price at a guess (sorry I've never sold back anything to them).