Update: The demo is now up! Go to the UFC 2010 community web page to get your key!
Earlier this month, THQ announced that anyone who registered on UFC Undisputed 2010's community web site would be given a key redeemable for early access to the UFC 2010 demo on April 29th. The demo would then become available to the public on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network shortly after.
Keys were supposed to be distributed to community members this morning, but due to an overwhelming surge of traffic, the site's forums were forced to shut down. A little later, THQ said on their official Facebook page that keys would begin being distributed in the evening (PDT).
According to the official Facebook page for UFC Undisputed 2010:
"Thanks for your interest in the demo. We haven't started distributing the demo keys just yet. The key giveaways will begin on Thursday evening (Pacific Time). We will officially announce it on the Community as well as here on Facebook once the codes become available."
Many gamers did not take the news well and vented their frustration in the comment section. Before reading some of the more colorful ones, please keep the following in consideration.
1.) This is a Facebook page that can be viewed by the public. Presumably, none of these posters are hiding behind the guise of anonymity and are using their real names.
2.) The demo is absolutely free. While it's understandable to complain when World of Warcraft's servers crash or Xbox Live isn't working because you're paying for a service, THQ is charging absolutely nothing to gain EARLY access to the demo.
3.) Every single time something major is released to download on the Internet, it's inevitable that there are complications. Betas, content patches, demos --if it's something that a ton of people want, it's almost guaranteed that there will be some delays before everything is working smoothly. Ever try playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on launch day?
4.) The community site THQ is advertising is designed to be an intergral component of UFC 2010's online multiplayer experience.
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