1. Post #1
    Half Life 2: Call of Duty meets Minecraft

    February 2012
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    http://www.shacknews.com/article/73260/no-plans-for-max-payne-3-demo
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  2. Post #2
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    March 2006
    3,256 Posts
    Didn't expect a demo, but disappointed nonetheless. I miss demos.
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  3. Post #3
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    spekter's Avatar
    January 2006
    10,050 Posts
    They showed one playable at PAX so I don't really understand why. Then again it's Rockstar so I can't say I'm all that disappointed.
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  4. Post #4
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    booster's Avatar
    July 2006
    20,998 Posts
    A demo? In 2012?

    Doesn't exist.
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  5. Post #5
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    Raidyr's Avatar
    February 2007
    23,488 Posts
    Rockstar never does demos. This is not a surprise.
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  6. Post #6
    ~ pissing excellence ~
    Fingers!!!'s Avatar
    May 2005
    2,834 Posts
    Completely expected and acceptable. This is rockstar after all, if you want to play it, just buy it, it's meant to be good.
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    March 2009
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    Completely expected and acceptable. This is rockstar after all, if you want to play it, just buy it, it's meant to be good.
    While I agree Rockstar do make good games you can't just disregard them not making a demo entirely and say 'just buy the game, it will be good'

    Shit don't work like that son.
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  8. Post #8
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    Fingers!!!'s Avatar
    May 2005
    2,834 Posts
    While I agree Rockstar do make good games you can't just disregard them not making a demo entirely and say 'just buy the game, it will be good'

    Shit don't work like that son.
    What about Valve titles? They're usually pretty good and we all know it.
    EA releases demos after demos and hey, those are some pretty shitty games, you don't even need to play the demos to figure that out.
    If there's a developer I can entrust my money with, it's either Rockstar or Valve.
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  9. Post #9
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    September 2009
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    I DEMAND BLOOD.
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  10. Post #10
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,863 Posts
    Aww, why not? This is the kind of game where the controls and gameplay are so important to the overall quality of the product that you can almost tell how good the game is from a 40 minute demo.

    I trust Rockstar, but this doesn't bode well for its quality.

  11. Post #11
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,795 Posts
    It features some pretty different mechanics from previous Max Payne games, not to mention it has a locale shift.

    I'd definitely want to try it first before buying it.
    Hell, the first 2 games had demos.
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  12. Post #12
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    June 2010
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    Rockstar never does demos. This is not a surprise.
    No-one ever does demos these days.

    And companies wonder why people pirate before a potential buy. So they can see if it runs well and if they like the gameplay.
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    Raidyr's Avatar
    February 2007
    23,488 Posts
    No-one ever does demos these days.

    And companies wonder why people pirate before a potential buy. So they can see if it runs well and if they like the gameplay.
    Rockstar specifically has never done demos.
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    April 2008
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    Aww, why not? This is the kind of game where the controls and gameplay are so important to the overall quality of the product that you can almost tell how good the game is from a 40 minute demo.

    I trust Rockstar, but this doesn't bode well for its quality.
    More a question of why should they rather than why shouldn't they

  15. Post #15
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    May 2008
    6,484 Posts
    It features some pretty different mechanics from previous Max Payne games, not to mention it has a locale shift.

    I'd definitely want to try it first before buying it.
    Hell, the first 2 games had demos.
    Like what? It looks pretty much the same but with some neat enhancements. The core gameplay seems identical.

  16. Post #16
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    August 2006
    6,965 Posts
    I don't think there has ever been a Rockstar game I haven't enjoyed. Yes even the table tennis game (I rented it on Gamefly once, don't judge me)

  17. Post #17
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    March 2006
    3,256 Posts
    More a question of why should they rather than why shouldn't they
    So PC players can figure out how well it will actually run, instead of having to look at the system requirements and assuming from them.
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  18. Post #18
    Fabulous!
    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    More a question of why should they rather than why shouldn't they
    Because not everyone likes to buy a 'cat in a bag', especially those with a tight budged.

    The only solution for that consumer is to pirate the game first, and that give the publisher a reason to whine about piracy being a reason for bad sales of their shitty game (see Bulletstorm 2).
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  19. Post #19
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,174 Posts
    Demos for videogames should be as standard as trailers for movies.

    I mean it only makes sense and could possibly reduce the number of people pirating it to evaluate whether the game is worth its money or not. A good amount will still want a "neutral" impression instead of a level designed to show off only the best bits, but it would be a small step forward and it would benefit honest customers as well.
    For now I guess Betas for multiplayer games are as much as we get. Even closed ones for people theat preorder aren't a bad development.
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    Fabulous!
    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    Like what? It looks pretty much the same but with some neat enhancements. The core gameplay seems identical.
    What you consider to be 'enhancements' might be a deal breaker to others, see CS 1.6 and CS Source for example.
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  21. Post #21
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
    The_Marine's Avatar
    August 2008
    8,795 Posts
    Rockstar specifically has never done demos.
    They did with the original GTA 1 & 2.

    Like what? It looks pretty much the same but with some neat enhancements. The core gameplay seems identical.
    The cover system seems a pretty drastic addition.
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    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,863 Posts
    Like what? It looks pretty much the same but with some neat enhancements. The core gameplay seems identical.
    The weapon management / duel wielding system is completely different.
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  23. Post #23
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    All my friends pirate like theres no tomorrow, but thats because they don't work and have no money.
    The ones that do have money always ask me how a game is and if I know anything about it and if they deem it nice, they buy it.

    Demos are a dying breed unfortunately.
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  24. Post #24
    DasMatze's Avatar
    December 2007
    1,792 Posts
    I can understand this decision when it comes to open-world-games like GTA or Midnight Club (even though it's not impossible (Just Cause 1 and 2 had demos) but that's not the case with MP3.
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  25. Post #25
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    May 2005
    15,666 Posts
    The weapon management / duel wielding system is completely different.
    Yeah, it's an upgrade of it. Same thing with the cover system.

  26. Post #26
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,863 Posts
    Yeah, it's an upgrade of it. Same thing with the cover system.
    I'm not saying the change is worse, i'm saying it significantly alters the core gameplay, so it needs playing to see how well it works.

    Edited:

    Remember the outcry over Deus Ex: Human Revolution's cover system until people actually played it and realised it was alright?
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  27. Post #27
    Emi Waifu 2011 <3
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    November 2010
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    Guess i have to get my demo from somewhere else before i buy it.
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  28. Post #28
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    simkas's Avatar
    May 2005
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    You might wanna rephrase or snip that, IMoo

  29. Post #29
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,863 Posts
    You might wanna rephrase or snip that, IMoo
    Playing it round a friend's house?
    Renting it?
    Borrowing it from a friend?
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  30. Post #30
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    simkas's Avatar
    May 2005
    15,666 Posts
    Playing it round a friend's house?
    Renting it?
    Borrowing it from a friend?
    His post was different before.
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  31. Post #31
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    November 2007
    777 Posts
    So they're rebooting a series that they didn't originally develop and they think it's a good idea not to provide a demo? Makes me kinda worried, you'd think they'd release one to reassure people.

  32. Post #32
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    simkas's Avatar
    May 2005
    15,666 Posts
    So they're rebooting a series that they didn't originally develop and they think it's a good idea not to provide a demo? Makes me kinda worried, you'd think they'd release one to reassure people.
    I think the original devs coming and saying "yes this is awesome" is enough reassuring.
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  33. Post #33
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    So they're rebooting a series that they didn't originally develop and they think it's a good idea not to provide a demo? Makes me kinda worried, you'd think they'd release one to reassure people.
    at this point Rockstar's track record is its own reassurance.
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  34. Post #34
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    October 2007
    21,841 Posts
    I won't be buying another Rockstar game until I get Read Dead Redemption on the PC.

    So, in other words, I won't be buying another Rockstar game ever again.
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  35. Post #35
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    I won't be buying another Rockstar game until I get Read Dead Redemption on the PC.

    So, in other words, I won't be buying another Rockstar game ever again.
    your loss, hah.
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  36. Post #36
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    October 2007
    21,841 Posts
    I never said I won't be playing them.
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  37. Post #37
    OFFICIAL DEAN of MAX PAYNE
    Dennab
    July 2009
    9,002 Posts
    It features some pretty different mechanics from previous Max Payne games, not to mention it has a locale shift.

    I'd definitely want to try it first before buying it.
    Hell, the first 2 games had demos.
    Not really. Cover is optional and Rockstar recommends you don't use it. The zoom-in thing is also optional, but is useful nevertheless. Nearly all previews of the game reports that it plays identically to the first two except way better.

    Edited:

    I won't be buying another Rockstar game until I get Read Dead Redemption on the PC.

    So, in other words, I won't be buying another Rockstar game ever again.
    That's very mature.
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  38. Post #38
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    September 2007
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    I won't be buying another Rockstar game until I get Read Dead Redemption on the PC.

    So, in other words, I won't be buying another Rockstar game ever again.
    gta 5 is going to be so good :)
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  39. Post #39
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    July 2006
    3,308 Posts
    I won't be buying another Rockstar game until I get Read Dead Redemption on the PC.

    So, in other words, I won't be buying another Rockstar game ever again.
    That's like going on a hunger strike and then being surrounded by people eating delicious food.

  40. Post #40
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    September 2005
    2,783 Posts
    AW MAN.

    Even if it was a disconnected, tiny 5x5 room with a few badguys I would have liked to try it out...

    Edited:

    I never said I won't be playing them.


    You are a jerk.
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