Gaming Today File-N-Forget Podcast Episode 4: Beta Banzai

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The fourth episode of Gaming Today’s File-N-Forget podcast takes a closer look at a growing phenomenon: Beta Tests.

Host Ron Whitaker and guest host Shawn Sines discuss betas in general, including the recent Call of Duty 4 beta debacle, whether betas are good or bad for industry, and more.

We’re working on getting an RSS up and running for those who want to subscribe to the podcast but once you’ve listened, let us know if you think Shawn and I are on the mark or completely off base. We’re also open to topic suggestions for future podcasts from our readers, so drop a line to to give us your ideas.

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File-N-Forget Podcast Episode 4

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1 Comment on Gaming Today File-N-Forget Podcast Episode 4: Beta Banzai


On September 6, 2007 at 2:34 pm

No ramble comment today :razz:

Gotta agree with you, basically. I think a lot of people see Beta’s as a chance to play the game earlier and then complain with errors. The ignorance of some people is truly shocking. I think of them more as a lite-demo, so missing out is more annoying than disappointing.

To be honest though, I hardly get demo’s anymore. Maybe it’s because fewer seem to be releasing any and even then ones I’ve cared about, but I think I’m just a little more cautious to buy games that I know I’ll like.