There was a rumour on another board about EA charging $5 for a demo.
Most people have written this off as pure greed but lets look at another angle.
Games are expensive and over-priced but wouldn't it be better to pay $5 for a demo rather than paying $80 or $90 (au) and be disappointed?
Demos used to be more prominent but today games are more expensive to make than ever before and piracy is bigger too.
Companies are reluctant to release demos because they fear that people won't pay for the full game.
Does anyone else think that a paid demo could be a good balance between giving players a chance to try the game and giving something back to the company?