I mean cmon, think EA think.
EA considering charging for 'very long game demos' - Analyst
(Now imagine me giving a facepalm)
EA would release what he called "a very long game demo, along the lines of 2009's Battlefield 1943" through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network for $10 to $15.
Tell me what's the point of buying a demo? It doesn't matter how long it is, it's still a demo. And why would you want to buy a fucking demo? Demos are made so you would consider buying the game, so why would you buy a demo so you could consider buying the game? It makes no sense. Well maybe if you're a big fanboy...
"A full-blown packaged game would follow shortly after the release of the PDLC, bearing a full retail price," Pachter said.
Hey Pachter, now tell me, how doesn't THAT sound retarded? Who can't fucking wait some time, to get the full game, and if you can't, download the short and free Demo. If you know you're going to buy this game, why would you buy a fucking demo, that costs 1/4 of the game?
EA, come up with some good marketing ideas for once. A five-year-old could do a better job than you.
Also, if you buy a CD, you can sell it to someone, or give it to your fiends, or just break it and be satisfied. But that "very long demo" is worth nothing! You can't give it to your friends, you can't complete the game or use all the features and you can't sell it, and if you could, none would buy it, because they could just buy the full game by that time.
WAIT, download a free demo, buy a full game, fuck EA.