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A demo is nothing more than a glorified screen saver... DISCUSS!

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As the title states, a demo in its current form holds no more importance to the world of computers than a common screensaver does and is often erroneously seen as something more than a useless program that preserves your screen's immaculate state.

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BAN!
added on the 2010-03-23 16:00:37 by Sir Sir
Reminds me of this post.
added on the 2010-03-23 16:00:52 by D.Fox D.Fox
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:01:43 by okkie okkie
:) Let's be honest though. Technically, demos show off what programmers are able to do with either limited resources or within a limited space. It SHOULD be some sort of benchmark by which corporations decide who should be employed by their enterprise and thus be pumped with loads of capital. Despite that reality, it doesn't seem to hold any kind of importance in the eyes of anyone but the most downtrodden.
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:07:00 by NoahR NoahR
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:07:49 by decipher decipher
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:08:49 by andr00 andr00
TROLLS SHOULD BE EITHER *FUNNY* OR *BANNED*!
added on the 2010-03-23 16:12:30 by BarZoule BarZoule
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:13:33 by Defiance Defiance
BarZoule: Wouldn't pouët be pretty empty then?
Saga: it would be calm, peaceful, relaxing... ok, it could be boring.
added on the 2010-03-23 16:28:23 by BarZoule BarZoule
Cool things don't need justification- they're just cool.
added on the 2010-03-23 16:51:13 by sigflup sigflup
Well the GOOD demos like Hplus, Chimera, Hyperventilation, Super Luxus, Sea Robot of Love, Killer etc. are a combination of all disciplines combined to become something a little deeper than just some graphics fx. Personally I think a lot of demos suffer more from being a bit 'cheesy' than being unimpressive.
added on the 2010-03-23 16:52:00 by 4mat 4mat
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added on the 2010-03-23 16:53:26 by samurai samurai
For people not convinced on downloading the screensaver in my link. You really, really should...

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added on the 2010-03-23 17:03:28 by okkie okkie
Remember the 'Demo or die !' moto ? :p
added on the 2010-03-23 17:04:23 by Korguiq Korguiq
A screen saver is nothing more than a very shitty demo... FACT!
added on the 2010-03-23 17:06:04 by ted ted
@okkie: WTF?!
added on the 2010-03-23 17:11:45 by Optimus Optimus
What ted said.
Besides no one's really watching screensavers... and if I want to save my screen I turn it off. Think green ;)
added on the 2010-03-23 17:16:57 by xernobyl xernobyl
Optimus: flawless technology and dazzling content son! That's what these peeps bring yo ass!
added on the 2010-03-23 17:21:30 by okkie okkie
your mum is a glorified screensaver.
Yo dawg, I heard you like screensavers...
added on the 2010-03-23 17:27:41 by Korguiq Korguiq

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