When a company sucks it's customers into thinking a demo is a beta test
One of the most anticipated releases of (now 2nd quarter 2012) this year is Diablo 3 by Blizzard Entertainment. And they have their customers and fans in a tizzy to get beta 'keys' to play the pre-release. Except there is one problem (actually a lot of problems). First when you've killed the Skeleton King fter 5 hours of playing, it's over. An old TV style overlay appears on your screen for 5 seconds announcing "You've beaten the Diablo 3 Beta". And the game brings you back to your starting point with no other missions available.
So I noticed a bug, emailed Blizzard support, and they mailed back
We are currently not providing tech support for Diablo 3 but that may change in the future
They scammed everyone. It's a fucking demo, it isn't a proper beta at all. I've demoed nearly a dozen PC games in the past 20 years.
1. Ahhhh, marketing! It's the same shit, different day.
I think of poor Ralphie, sending away for his Little Orphan Annie decoder, waiting for weeks before it finally arrives. After getting the message from the radio program, we see our hero hiding in the bathroom, decoding his secret message, while his little brother pleads to be let in so he can pee, only to learn that the secret message is "Drink More OVALTINE!"
11. So, in your opinion, Apple ads should be like drug ads...
...where a whole list of disclaimers appears at the end of the ad in 2-point type?
Go to Apple's website and it's pretty obvious that Siri is Beta.
But why do you get worked-up about this? It's not like you're ever going to buy an iPhone! And as I said, something like 94% of the iPhone 4s actual customers are either "very satisfied" or "completely satisfied".
13. I have played the trial version a couple times
as I just can't bring myself to pay a monthly for a game.
WoW is okay, but it doesn't do for me the same as Diablo. I think (like with many other games similar) it's all that walking around that drives me nuts. Some older Nintendo games did that too - 300000 hours of play! but you walk around like a doofus finding your quests for 280000 of those hours.
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