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A History Of Shareware, Demos And Covertapes

Back before YouTube and Twitch and always online DRM, developers needed more effective ways of marketing than just relying on word of mouth. This resulted in shareware, demos and demo discs, free slices of playable content that spawned one of the most interesting phases in the gaming.

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Nintendo vet Fils-Aime says leaked E3 2021 plans not “all that compelling”

Company’s former US boss hasn’t been blown away by the ESA’s vision for this year’s show.The former president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime has given his two cents on what is apparently planned for this year’s E3.Speaking to Danny Pena on Gamertag Radio – as spotted by VGC – the Nintendo vet said that what has been laid out in leaked plans for E3 2021 doesn’t sound that exciting. A report earlier this month said that this year’s LA trade show would be a digital-only show with streams from top-level publishers, as well as influencers and media partners.Event organiser…

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Steam Game Festival February edition kicks off today

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 17:07 GMT The winter Steam Game Festival kicks off today, giving you plenty of demos to try out.This is the first Steam Game Festival of the year, and it all starts at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm UK. The demos will be playable until February 9.You will be able to explore over 500 free game demos, watch developer livestreams, and chat with developers about the games they are making.Some of the demos include: Undying Unbound: World’s Apart Devastator Lust from Beyond Sands of Aura Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood Exophobia First Class…

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Sci-fi shooter Outriders announces new release date and free demo

As with oh so many games originally planned for 2020, Bulletstorm devs People Can Fly’s shooter Outriders has slipped into 2021. They’ve announced a new date now, a bit later than the February mark they’d previously mentioned. The good news is that they’ll be putting a free demo in players’ hands in February instead and launch will happen not too long after in April. (more…)

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The Game Devs of Color Expo presents developer talks and free demos this weekend

The fifth Game Devs of Color Expo kicks off this weekend with presentations by a number of different creators. Although the weekend of talks is a paid event, you can spot some developer interviews and free demos being hosted by the expo over on Steam in an event called Gradient Convergence. You’ve got from now until Monday, to try those out if you’re keen. (more…)