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Title: Hijacked by Game Demo Software
Posted: July 18, 2009 (06:07 PM)
I just had my computer hijacked by a Battlestations Pacific demo. I downloaded the demo to see if I would like the game. I didn't like it all that much so after about ten minutes of playing I decided to stop playing. I exited and the game went into a cinematic ad, where it played about 30 seconds of game footage with various messages on the screen about the game. At first I didn't know what was going on, when I figured it out I decided to esc out. But guess what? I couldn't get out of it. The company hijacked my computer for their additional sales pitch and then did not let me esc out of the cinematic. I was already not that interested in their game, but now I definitely will not buy it. I realize that a demo is essentially an ad for the game, but isn't that enough? What genius decided that an additional cinematic after you leave the game was warranted? And what exactly were they thinking in not letting you esc out of it? These are rhetorical questions because it was probably not a decision made by a gamer but by a corporate advertisement type. Listen up fellas, that kind of stuff is more of an irritant than a good marketing scheme. I don't play too many demos, so I suppose this tactic has been used before. That doesn't change how irritating it is to have your time wasted by such schemes. At the end of the day the ad did the exact opposite for which it was intended. Take note demo developers. Leave the cheesey hijackings and stick with selling the actual game play in the demo.
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Recent Contributions

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Type: Review
Game: The Witcher (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 12, 2009 (03:34 AM)
Interesting, this game is nothing if not interesting. In so many ways the game is just enough different from all the rest of the RPGs to be considered quite good, in other ways interesting is quite odd indeed.

Type: Review
Game: Sins of a Solar Empire (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 12, 2009 (03:23 AM)
This is a pretty darn good game. But it's just shy of being a great game. In fact it has improved my opinion of the RTS genre. I've had three RTS games that have really impressed me. The first of course is Age of Empires, I remember being very excited in my very first play of that game, the second was Company of Heroes, and this is the third. Interestingly it is the departures from the latest standard RTS fare that have re-ignited my interest in this form of PC gaming. Namely, it doesn't exactly...
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Type: Review
Game: Mount & Blade (Miscellaneous)
Posted: July 12, 2009 (03:04 AM)
I ran across this game about a year ago on another game website. I noticed it was made a few years ago and it was a bit of an "Indie" hit. while it intrigued me I didn't want to pay for what was reviewed as an "almost but not quite" type of game. A couple months ago I tried the Demo.
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