I agree bricks and mortar is dying but where else will wives, mothers and girlfriends buy presents for their gamers.
My wife wont surprise me with an online purchase at Christmas, etc, and supermarkets have limited mainstream stock.
[In Plymouth there are still 3 "Game" stores and a "Gamestation" on the main high street. This is probably their biggest problem financially]
I was going to point out the exact same thing... Plymouth isn't massive and yet they have 3 stores within a mile of each other.
Many parents/partners used to rely on stores like this for getting presents, I worked in Game in my earlier years and we often got parents and bemused girlfriends asking for help on what to buy, which is something you can't do in Tesco...
I'm getting a different issue with this terminal. There is a bouncer staring straight at it and shoots me half way through each hack. No way to knock him out that I have found without his bouncer friends coming after me...
I have so much love for Carmageddon.I remember when i was like 15 or something and i got the demo for Carmadeggon, there was just 1 car you could drive and something like a 3 minute timer but otherwise a whole city level to mess around in.. well the whole game was pretty much built with plain text .ini files. The demo timer was something like "Demo timelimit: 300" i just deleted that line and suddenly had unlimited time in the demo.. so i changed the name of my car in the ini to an ai car and suddenly i was driving the other cars :P that ended up being a pretty damn full featured demo once i opened it up.. Anyway i went on to buy and love all the games, loved getting into the .ini files and modding to my hearts content as well. I'm hoping the new game will allow a little of that as well.. at the very least it better come out on pc :P whatever, still excited!
Ha!!! I remember doing this too!!!
Also, the Unreal tournament original demo was basically the full game with less maps, but you could just add custom maps to the folder and play online!