Future Tense: A Beta Way?

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ShadowDragoonFTW

I agree wholeheartedly with that last statement. Try-before-you-buy is a great way to get your product out there, get it known, let the users see what they're missing.

 Honestly, I'm no advocate of software piracy, but I will admit that I do it on occasion. The internet world is just too full of hype and payed-out reviewers and everything else. You can't trust what one person says over another, because everyone's views are subjective. One group of people on one site will love a video game, and another group on another site will hate it. Why? They have differing tastes. That's just how the world works.

 I try to read, I try to do research, but when it comes right down to it, I don't know if a game is worth spending my money on until I actually try it. You can't rely on "demos" of games either, because they rarely last longer than fifteen minutes, and don't give you a real taste of what the game feels like. Give me the first two hours' worth of time on an RPG. Give me an hour on an action game. Let me see what I'll really be able to do. Then let me decide if I like it.

 But, in the real world, that just doesn't happen. I often download games to try them out. It's time-consuming, I always have the chance of getting a nasty virus, and it's supporting something I'm not particularly fond of. But, I have to do it if I want to test the game and see if I like it. If I hate it or don't really get into it? I just delete it and forget about it. But, if I really like the game... well, I already have it, so what's the harm in just playing it? That's how I see it, though I loath that I think that way. Something's gotta change, and frankly, I think it's with the other side to fix it. 

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D3lt4

"It has marvelous 3D graphics, terrific sound effects,"

From what I saw the sounds have been recycled and the graphics suck.... I know I know.... Its star craft and its 3d! finally! but the graphics are quite horrible. 

 

"That disclaimer aside, I will say that so far Starcraft II is everything
I hoped it would be. "

Which is a lot of the same old nothing really new? Sounds great. But!!!!! They do have a marketplace for maps now, which is awesome we can get charged for what was once free!

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geared

I'm glad someone else thinks the same as me. The game feels exactly like sc1, but with a graphical boost. all those late game units will rarely be used, unless you and your opponent just builds without attacking. My friend, who was all gung-ho in buying sc2, tried the beta key I gave him and he didn't like it too. I'm glad to help him save $150+ (for trilogy).

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whr4usa

StarDock officially mentioned finally

thank you mps (:

lol.

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Metonymy

Trent Reznor did quake, the music was 100% original.

Bobby Prince did Doom, it was all remakes of heavy metal songs.

This is not just a detail, it's important. Both of these people are great artists and deserve proper recognition.

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zepontiff

I didn't know they painted.

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