BF2 Demo Exclusive?

Battlefield Nation has word from a video interview with producer Scott Evans saying the Battlefield 2 demo, planned for release this Friday (story) will have an as-yet undefined period of exclusivity on GameSpot's GameCenter service: "Yeah, you guys are gonna have an exclusive period on the demo where you have to go to GameCenter to get it." These exclusives are sometimes actually in essence just premieres.
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Well, you cheap bastards can whine about fileplanet all you want, but I actually enjoy not having to hunt down files, sign up for 50,000 websites just to get files, downloading from sites with bandwidth throttled down to modem speeds, etc.

You know, I have downloaded probably several hundred gigs worth of demos, patches, whatever kind of free content over the years. I think, at MOST, I have ever had to look for about five minutes to find a server that's not full, and that didn't have decent download speed.

I get my WoW patches hassle free

Man, that is just great. You pay a little extra to get your patches for a game that you've already paid 50 bucks for, AND are paying 15 bucks a month for, completely hassle free.

If it's such a hassle to get patches for a game that you're paying out your ass for, shouldn't you be complaining at Blizzard for this?

Hey, I can see forking over some money for use of bandwith and for getting max speed downloads etc, (it still amazes me that so many sites just offer up downloads for free) but I love how people who have such an account bleat like they're sitting on the Internet's holy grail, and pretend that the rest of us are grubbing in the dirt.

I get my content just as easily as you do. You're really not in any way superior to me. *shrug*

As for the exclusivity deal, it's just stupid, but they know that all gamers, like good little monkeys, will buy the game anyways.
If they told you you could only have the demo if you fisted yourself, you'd either :
A) Fist yourself
B) Swear to never buy this game, only to fork over your money as soon as it was available.
Admit it.

None of you is going to let this game lie because of this exclusivity bullshit, and yet doing that is really the ONLY way to ever get a publisher to notice. By making it be known with your wallet.

In the end, it's not really worth getting all that antagonized over. I'm sure everyone will be playing BF2 by Saturday.

Creston

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