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

Betas Have Replaced Demos Now, So What Does That Mean?
From N4G - February 8, 2018

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

"...I remember when demos were on discs for the PlayStation 1. Its 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 FighterZand 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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