Back during a time where Demos were on Demo Discs. Faceless Gaming explores a throwback of publications that provided Demo Discs.
Beware. "Your connection is not private" Android warning. So, I won't be clicking through. Anyway... Remember? I still have them. A snapshot of what the games may play like in the final. Some games never released but there was a demo. Some full games like Sega Swirl were on the demo disc. Back when trying something didn't possibly cost a monthly fee and you could save a few dollars. Oh. And great mags to read through. Memories.
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Me, I still have all my PS1 demo discs. I eventually bought a bunch of games from them too, after beating the demos multiple times.
I still have the original Amiga CDTV demo disk
Oh man, I remember playing wing commander on CD32 lol
Yea today's kids will never know the struggle. All you could do was play the same dang stage over and over again till you could make it to blockbuster and rent a full game for a few days lol
Oh the memories, got lucky day1 for resident Evil at blockbusters me and my m8 didnt have the money so hid the copy and ran back to mum and dads for some cash haha.
I subscribed to Official Playstation magazine from issue 18 until they stopped. I don't remember what happened to all the discs after we moved.
Had a subscription to PTOM as well. Good times.
Remember them fondly. Would get one with my 'Playstation: The Official Magazine' subscription from time to time. The good old days before social media ruined game journalism.
I do because I was using the swap method on PSX to launch games from CD-Rs. Good times.
Fun side note: the premier issue of OXM came with a demo disc that had no games. Just video trailers for upcoming titles and a few short interviews. It was so disappointing for a brand new system. Adding to it, you needed that stupid DVD add on to play the videos on your actual Xbox. Felt like a massive waste of money at the time. Fast forward 20 years and that stupid disc is probably one of the most expensive/valuable titles on the system. Last priced it at ~$125.
Me. I also remember the awesome Sega Saturn Demo Discs.
" Play your games in the 21st century and leave the rest of the world behind!" https://youtu.be/IQI33js8bJ...
Those were awesome and a great way to help make a determination if you liked the game. I miss stuff like that.
Who remembers Xbox and PlayStation demo disc? The same ppl who still remember Old PC shareware, Or PlayStation 1 demo disc, Sega Saturn Choice cut and PC games offered in cereal boxes.
I do and the tapes from the speccy/c64 mags too
and amstrad cpc64 played spanner man on a demo cassette, liitle plumber game going up and down levels using ladders to turn off the leaks so you dont drown.
Yep, great times back then, never had an Amstrad myself.
I loved the PS demo discs . I didn’t buy original Xbox right away because I had a gaming PC and all of the games on Xbox were already on PC for the most part so I didn’t pay attention or notice the demo discs they offered I did use it as an emulator at one point but I hated the controller .
Fond memories of going to the newsagents to see if my copy of the monthly magazines was in to read and play the demos, gutted when they hadnt shown up yet.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater Warehouse Demo Disc....That was a great one when it was given out.
I remember putting hours into certain demos. For some reason the Xenogears demo popped into my head. I don't remember why, but it stuck out to me, got me to buy the game. Which was great, even if I was too young to really appreciate it. I really need to replay that game. Parasite Eve was great too.
I was a big collector of gaming magazines as a kid, had a heap of them all kept in plastic sleeves....that weren't sealed, lol, they were all destroyed by rain leaking into the storage shed, all those years of collecting gone, I could have cried, such a shame as I'd loved to have had a look through them now at age 43. The demo discs were great, I remember being blown away by the playstation Trex demo, like woah man that's amazing! Good times.
Those were amazing times. Those demos had great content for what they offered. And some of those demos turned into some of my favorite games of all time.
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