The 32-bit era of video game systems introduced a new concept to gamers that opted to pick up the CD-ROM based Sony PlayStation or the Sega Saturn: Demo discs. These discs would occasionally be included as a pack-in with the game systems, but magazines specifically and officially dedicated to the hardware would come with a monthly demo disc. For players, this was a fantastic way to decide if the game the magazine was promoting was worth checking out. While I didn’t need a demo disc for Metal Gear Solid to convince me to buy the full game, that didn’t stop me from picking one up. Join me, as I talk about my memories playing the Metal Gear Solid demo for the first time.

Mike Mertes Mike Mertes (84 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"