In a perfect world, the game companies would host their own demos as they are really just ads for their games. They've gotten used to others paying for their bandwidth, like Blue's, so don't expect them to pony up the cash. I'm betting they'll drop demos altogether before they host their own demos.
How true. Many patches for older games these days aren't even available on a publisher's site (or the link is bad). The only place to find many of these files is on gamer sites. I try to keep my games on my hard drive as long as possible (the file size for a 15-30MB game from 1997 is a drop in the bucket compared to a 500-700MB game from 2001) and, after a complete reinstall of my machine recently, I had quite a chore looking for patches on games that have been released only 2 years ago. This comment was edited on Jan 2, 22:35.