In Regards to In-Store Game Demos

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There are few things in life that confound me as much as the ordeal you’re put through in order to play a demo in a store.

In theory, this should be an easy task.
You should be able to stroll in, pick up a controller, and demo a game. That sounds reasonable enough, right? So why is that every retailer has decided to make it a painful and uncomfortable experience for anyone who enters their store?

If you’ve been to a WalMart, Target, or Best Buy, then you probably know what I’m talking about. Sure, the actual process of being able to demo a game is simple. Assuming nobody else is at the kiosk, you just pick up the controller and select the game you want to try. However, the experience is almost never a pleasant one, and I’ll tell you why. Continue reading