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Betas Have Replaced Demos Now, So What Does That Mean?

"...I remember when demos were on discs for the PlayStation 1. It’s how I got into Tekken 3, one of my favorite games of its generation, sparking my love for the series. There were two characters in that demo, Eddy and Xiayou, and two game modes, versus and arcade, both of which only allowed a limited number of rounds. ...

Over the past few months, two highly anticipated games released betas: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Star Wars Battlefront II. Between them, the beta releases for the two games managed to showcase the good, the bad, and the ugly of the transition from demos to betas."

Punished Backlog writer Sam Moore gives his take on the modern gaming era in which betas have, for better or for worse, replaced demos.

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PhoenixUp254d ago

Single player games still get demos

Sciurus_vulgaris253d ago

Or are demos pretending to be betas?

Cmv38253d ago

What ever they call themselves, I treat them the same. I use them to help my decision on a potential game purchase.

franwex253d ago (Edited 253d ago )

It means that after the game is released you cannot try it out without buying or renting.

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