#129; You are right.
There are three ways to get this demo:
1)Buy the magazine.
2)Download it (now) or wait until it is "officially" available.
3)Buy it on Amazon.
I think all preclude the others. Whatever your option for getting it hasn't changed just because it is available for download sooner. If you have broadband, like I do, you are going to download it whenever it is available (which I did). If you have dial-up, you may download it, but you will probably buy it, either from Amazon or buy the magazine.
If anything, it seems as though EA making it available to buy separately does a lot more to harm the magazine than being available for download, because they are targetting the same customer that would buy the magazine.
Anyway, the demo was nice. I will probably be buying this game, and that is all that EA cares about anyway (or should be). This comment was edited on Jan 2, 16:09.
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