"I get a number of gaming magazines from free subscription deals, but mostly they stay in the bathroom for a day or so before being pitched. Most of the stories and reviews and news in them I've read weeks ago, and the few features that are worth reading are scanned the second they hit someone's hand, with bullets points sent to every gaming blog on the planet. Sure, EGM may land some nice exclusives, but since the big reveals can be found online for free the same day the magazine ships out, who is still buying them? Even Penny Arcade has started making jokes about how useless gaming magazines can be. The problem is that sometimes these magazines can contain demos we want to play, so what then? The Official Xbox Magazine has an idea: they will simply offer the disc's content on Xbox Live, for 200 points. That's $2.50 in non-monopoly money. I find this...disturbing."