Do you still own any demo discs?

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#1 Speeny
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I don't anymore. But they're pretty nostalgic in my opinion. When I did, they were mainly for the PS2 that I got from different gaming-related magazines I think.

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#2 DEVILinIRON
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Yup. I have one from my PSVR. I haven't even tried it.

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All regions of the original version of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (in Europe I've read is a much harder game) came with a demo disc for Monster Hunter, I assume to spread awareness of this up-and-coming IP. Consisted of four quests and a hidden extra. I still have my copy to this day.

MH was already out in my region but if used, the save from the demo gave a few extra items for your playthrough. Plus it was a safe way for me to get my friends into the game without giving away my main copy.

*Side note to all those people I read "Capcom finally started giving free DLC with MH:W" Please! they've done Online Event content since the first game; that's 2004! And have done so with every instalment since_

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#4  Edited By Dolezuhe
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I have a MDK2 demo added to CD-Action magazine <3

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#5 jcrame10
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I have the PS Underground Christmas demo disc with TRIII, Crash, Bomberman World, Brave Fencer Musashi and some other games. Including that Project Wormhole. Also has some developer interviews with Naughty Dog and Stewart Copeland from The Police wrote the music for the Spyro trilogy

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#6 VFighter
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I have a ton of ps1, ps2, Dreamcast and Xbox demo disc still. I used to always send in those warranty cards that older games came with and would get a lot of neat stuff because of it. Demo disc, vhs advertisements (which I got rid of sadly), paper advertisements, etc. I also used to get a lot of demo disc from magazines from the dreamcast and Xboxs official magazines.

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#7 Archangel3371
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Yeah I have a bunch of them. Mostly for the PS2 with a few Xbox ones. I got them from magazines from back in the day.

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#8 pyro1245
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I used to collect the PS1 demo discs from magazines. Those were always a trip. I had most of them.

I wonder what happened to them..... At some point (probably between 2006 and 2010 when I was at college) I lost a ton of video game stuff and I have no idea how. Mihgt have rotted away in the attic or my parents threw them away. Who knows.

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I only have God of War 2 PS2 Demo I got from Gamestop when I pre-order it many years ago.

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I have 2 both for dreamcast from the official magazine. One has ready to rumble, sonic adventure and rayman 2. The other has blue stinger, virtual tennis and a couple of others.

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#11  Edited By Renegade_Fury
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For the Saturn, I have SEGA Saturn Choice Cuts and Panzer Dragoon Playable Preview, both came with the system, plus SEGA Screams Volume 1 which was mailed to me as a bonus with Virtua Fighter Remix. For the Dreamcast, I have SEGA Dreamcast Generator Volume 1 which was also a pack-in. The only other non-pc game demo disc I recall having is a copy of Darkwatch for the Xbox that came with a magazine I randomly picked up at the grocery store.

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#12 warmblur
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Unfortunately not.

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#13 omegaMaster
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I used to have loads of demo discs from Playstation 1 and 2 magazines. A lot of of them were binned in the end. Now I only have the PS1 demo disc that came with the console, and maybe one or two demo discs from PlayStation magazines.

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#14  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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Yes, couple of old pczone disks in the cupboard upstairs with demons for "Sin", "Wargasm" etc...

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#15 judaspete
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I think I still have one for Dreamcast with MDK2 and DoA2.

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#16 Instamixes
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Nope, I don't own any of them. But they are pretty good l like to have some of those.

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#17  Edited By Fractured_Veil
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Unfortunately, all my demo discs got filed in the garbage with my old NES cartridges.

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#18  Edited By Yams1980
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In the 90s i got the PC gamer magazine and each month they'd give a free demo CD disc with several games on it. This was huge for me since I only had slow dial up and the amount of demos you could jam onto a CD was crazy for the 90s.

I still have a lot of those demo CDs. My favourite was the demo for Jagged Alliance, i probably played that demo level through 20+ times before I finally got the game. Also discovered Magic Carpet 2, Day of the Tentacle and Sam and Max on one of those, just amazing. I would likely never have even bought them if it wasn't for the demos.

Its too bad these days not many games offer small little demos you can download now. If you have the bandwidth i guess you can just download them and refund them if they suck. But for my crap internet, if they'd make a small 1gb demo of a game i'd likely try it out, any bigger and I can't waste the bandwidth. Lots of games offer a free weekend to try out or something, but you have to download the whole game, that would take me over a week to download a 20+ gb game.

Magazines are dead now but it would have been great if PC gamer did that and offered bluray discs with demos each month, but big corporations just assume everyone has fibre internet even though this isn't the case in reality.