Originally Posted by JesusFMA
My feelings exactly. I think demos should be for two things.
1) Showcase and build up product interest.
2) Give people a chance to try before they buy.
If a demo is released with all kinds of restrictions and degrading features over time that would really be a poor way to showcase a let someone try a product. If the next time you go test drive a vehicle power and the steering stopped and the radio slowly turned off you probably wouldn't want to buy a car when you got back to the lot. That's a far out example but it relates the same concept with the game demos.
Demo's are pretty limited as is, why would you want to limit them even more. Because people play demo's forever? That's a lame excuse. If someone's picking up a PSP or PS3 there is a pretty good chance they have money to buy a game from time a time.
This kind of stuff and way of thinking makes me think of "greed". Why do people need to be burdened with all kinds of limits on demos? Sony had a good thing going with free online play and PSN access. If you give people what they want, they'll love you for it. If you start screwing em over with grand idea's like this you're going to have less happy people.
With this kind of corporate attitude, I hope even more the PS3 is hacked open and laid bare. Maybe someone who's all upset over locked down feature limited demos can then figure out a way to unlock them to their max potential so people can play forever.
~Lame Patent Sony, Very Lame~