Subscriber Midnight II Demo

Midnight Club II Multiplayer Demo Preview on FilePlanet as one of their subscriber exclusive dealies. The 175 MB download features one level, three cars, and four gameplay modes from Rockstar's street racing game.
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Jul 13, 2003, 21:21
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Jul 13, 2003, 21:21
 
played it for a few minutes and shift deleted this sucka

Well, I learned something today. (Shift-Del)
Thank you.

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Jul 12, 2003, 21:28
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Jul 12, 2003, 21:28
 
Kinda sad when you have to warez a demo, lol.

~Halo

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Jul 12, 2003, 14:39
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Jul 12, 2003, 14:39
 
See, Zaccix, that's a respectable refute of fileplanet's "exclusives" program. Just by reading the comments section here, you can see that it really irritates those that don't subscribe. Thats completely understandable if people now say "oh, well, now I'm not going to buy your stupid game". I don't know how many really follow through with that, though. Most people eventually get over it once it becomes public.

I know some people that DID join FP for the planetside beta, and the E&B beta a while back. I personally joined because I wanted to try E&B-- quite frankly the dumbest beta, and thus, the dumbest reason to join. However, once I saw what I was REALLY getting for my money, I quickly subscribed for a full year--


See, I'm the type of guy who loves mods and extra maps and whatnot for games. THIS is where fileplanet truly shines. They archive hordes of mods for popular games (FPS, RTS, whatever). I found some excellent quake3 and BF1942 mods there, and I didn't have to look very far to find them, nor wait to get them. I recently downloaded some WC3 content as well.

I still submit that if you're THAT heavily into gaming, you can't beat fileplanet with a free service.
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 12:18
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 12:18
Jul 12, 2003, 12:18
 
Although, you do already pay to have limited access to them if you do pay for your ISP service. FilePlanet is a limited enhancement over that service...

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Jul 12, 2003, 12:13
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Jul 12, 2003, 12:13
 Quboid
 
I'll agree with that too. What is a demo? It's a demonstration - what's the point if most people can't get it? It will open up quickly enough but I'd think the PR damage would outweight the gain R* gets, which I can't imagine being very much as I can't see Fileplanet getting many new subscribers from their exclusives.

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Jul 12, 2003, 11:57
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Jul 12, 2003, 11:57
 
You can pay to take the bus to work, or you can walk. Thing is, walking's healthier for you, if slower.

This demo will most likely be released as a free version in the next few days. FilePlanet "subscriber-exclusives" do only two things: make files available to those who are willing to pay to have a first look, and damage a publisher's rep with their intended audience.

It'd be nice to see a big community grow around MC2, but releasing demos like this is like putting a big brick wall in front of your potential customers.

A demo is meant to give people a taste of a game, potentially leading them to buy it, and who apart from the most dedicated (or foolish, depending on where you stand) are gonna go through the hassle and cost of subscribing to FilePlanet to try this demo, given that they haven't already? Granted, they'll then get access to plenty of other "exclusives", but that's beside the point.

FilePlanet isn't really to blame, though. Rockstar could've said "No, we want a wide-open demo release from the start to allow as many people as possible to try MC2, and to start our relationship with the community on the right foot". Instead, they chose the other path, and I now wonder whether they want to see an MC2 community at all.

Stuff like this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.


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Jul 12, 2003, 11:51
Quboid
 
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Jul 12, 2003, 11:51
 Quboid
 
Yep, galewind, that's exactly the same reason I'm a subscriber. The exclusives are nice 1/4 of the time, utterly irrelevent most of the time (as are the mag subscriptions as I'm outside the U.S.).

Isn't the expression "I couldn't care less"?, as in the amount that you care could not be any lower? I see a few people use it without the n't and it doesn't seem to make sense...

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Jul 12, 2003, 10:25
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Jul 12, 2003, 10:25
 
Well, I'll say the same thing I always say.

Fileplanet has the biggest archive of gaming files I've seen, free or not. I'm paying for easy indexing of all gaming files, movies, etc, with no wait time and extremely fast download. No other site offers all of this for free. Not 3dgamers, not cnet... no one. Am I throwing my money away for convenience? Sure.

But I also pay $40a month for my internet access, because the service is BETTER than what I would have if I chose a free internet provider like Juno or Netzero. I think it's somewhat hypocritical to complain to people about paying for what you can get for free, ESPECIALLY when you're forking out $40 a month, and I'm only forking out $7 (unless of course you're conveniently attached to a OC3 somehow).

Anyhow, the perks like early demos and the 2-year subscription to Stuff mag are just icing on the cake. I pay for convenience. In fact, most of the time I look at those exclusives and just laugh because there's no reason for me to download some of them. I could care less about MC2.

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Midnight Club 2 Roxxors
Jul 12, 2003, 09:52
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Jul 12, 2003, 09:52
 
Probably one of my favorite racing games, MC2 is a pretty damn fine arcade racer. The graphics are pretty good, but the best part of the game is the online play.

Unlike other games in the past and NFS series, the online play in MC2 is nearly lagless and very playable. Problem with it, if you are cheap, is that it is broadband only. Doesn't matter to me, I have cable.

There is also the track editor where you pick one of the three cities and place checkpoints around the city to create the race. That is replayability.

But NFS Underground will probably kill it, since it has real cars, real parts, and you can tune up your cars. In MC2, you just pick a car and go.

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Jul 12, 2003, 07:22
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Jul 12, 2003, 07:22
 
This game is poo anyways, i downloaded played it for a few minutes and shift deleted this sucka.
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Jul 12, 2003, 06:38
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Jul 12, 2003, 06:38
 
Bah, fuck Fileplanet.

ANy "subscribeer special" download they have is put up on bittorrent on the same day as fileplanet subscribers get it, because one or two people are cool enough to seed it.

who needs lame-ass fileplanet when there's bittorrent?

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Jul 12, 2003, 04:49
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Jul 12, 2003, 04:49
 
Actually, no. You still have to search, and you can still get bad links.

Its $7 a month, a Wendy's meal. If you feel like searching for files all night, by all means do it. They have just about every single file, demo, patch, driver, or anything else you want. I value my time more than spending 15 minutes trying to find a working link.

About the servers slowing down, I didnt get that problem. It has never gone any less than my full cable speed. If something comes out I want, I go to Fileplanet, get it, and forget about it. Easy as that. To me thats worth $7 a month.

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Jul 12, 2003, 04:14
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Jul 12, 2003, 04:14
 
10 links which all fail, and wind up settling for a 20k download speed.

Bittorrent, so really your only paying to get it a few days earlier. The hunt for a decent link is not a issue anymore.


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Jul 12, 2003, 03:58
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Jul 12, 2003, 03:58
 
I downloaded this demo....and I have to say it was decent. Nothing hardly groundshaking, or even as inventive as GTA 3 or Vice City. But R-Star just knows how to make a plain fun and engrossing game. My only gripe is that this thing is not nearly as technical as the Need For Speed series of games, and probably won't hold ground compared to NFS Underground (correct me on the name, if necessary).

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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 03:16
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 03:16
Jul 12, 2003, 03:16
 
Fileplanet subscriber links go downhill, too. When Planetside went up there recently, I couldn't get anything faster than 30 KB/s until they doubled their server count. Then it went up to 100 and crawled back down to about 60.

HL2 video downloaded from free FP server at full bore, almost 200KB/s. Subscriber servers, however, were throttled so that everyone got a halfway-decent DL speed. Fileplanet is nice, but large, popular files--what you'd use it for the most--don't come nearly as fast as you'd think on the subcriber version. You're by no means going to get your full DL speed on the big, popular files.

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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 02:45
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 02:45
Jul 12, 2003, 02:45
 
I would rather just pay for my ADHD meds and wait.


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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 02:39
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 02:39
Jul 12, 2003, 02:39
 
I would rather hit the x's on the popup windows.. that's free

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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 01:45
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Re: I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 01:45
Jul 12, 2003, 01:45
 
Um, you arent paying for a demo. You are paying to not have to wait for anything. They host everything you need, movies for all consoles, patches, screen savers, drivers, anything. It costs money to do so, if you dont want to pay a measly $7 a month to never have to wait, and get very fast speeds for anything that comes out, then dont. But then dont cry when something huge comes out and you try 10 links which all fail, and wind up settling for a 20k download speed.

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I'm never going to pay for demos.
Jul 12, 2003, 01:04
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I'm never going to pay for demos. Jul 12, 2003, 01:04
Jul 12, 2003, 01:04
 
Nope, still not willing to pay money to play free demos. Not even if it was Doom3demotest.

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Jul 12, 2003, 00:41
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Jul 12, 2003, 00:41
 
This game is...just...not worth it. It's got the Rockstar shine of "Why can't I stop playing this", but it's more of a "Beating myself over the head with this Rockstar club hurts like hell, but I can't seem to stop" than a "I want to have this game's children" feeling.

The engine is OK, the gameplay is OK, the CG movies are well-rendered but embarassing (with the exception of the second-to-last French two-gal cutscene)...but it's just not something you'd think GTA3/VC veterans would have produced. As a rival to, say, Daytona USA, it's the shiznit, yo, but when I can honestly say I had more fun with Vice City's street races than in this entire game, it's a sad sad statement.

Not that it's BAAAAAD...

...It's a 'good' arcadey racer, but from Rockstar, I would really have expected better.

And anybody who pays $50 for it, can you send some of your money-to-burn my way? Best suggestion I can give is to wait until it hits $25 or less in the value bins, 'cause there it'll give you a good run for your cash.

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