I'm posting this because there has been an influx of new members, not just from this site but all over the web, sending me messages, begging me to send them unreleased or beta versions of games.
Guess what : We owe you nothing.
I, and many others,work my ass off to be able to preserve games. Not your loose definition of preserve that just has you downloading my files, bitching about them, and never playing them. But actually preserve them. I am getting my Master's in Library Science, I've talked with more librarians about digital preservation than you.
Better yet, you want all this stuff for free? Things that I worked my ass off and spent hundred and sometimes thousands of dollars to get. I am kind enough to give you video of it, for free. High quality, HD video that takes hundreds of dollars worth of equipment to make. Video that people, like yourself, copies, and then tries to make money off of.
Sorry, but that isn't happening. Some people do release things for free occasionally. So do I. But I, and many others, are not in the position to lose thousands of dollars just to satisfy your urge for consumption. If you want to spend the money, and release things for free, I always welcome it, and I appreciate everyone who does so.
But in the mean time, giving away things that have value, things that I have put money into, isn't going to put food on my table. Nor is it going to buy me a car. Do I need these things now? Nope, not yet. But should I need to sell some equipment, I would like it to retain the value as near as I can. And despite what you may thing, releasing games for free online absolutely destroys the value. And with the development market still reaching all-time lows, Ill need every penny I can get. Do I hope to make a profit on any of these items? No. But I am not going to shoot myself in the foot and piss away money for someone who can't even play most of the games that I collect.
So back to what I said at the beginning : We owe you nothing. No games. No video. No screenshots. No text about a game. Support those that put their hard earned money and time into getting these games, throw them a penny, throw them your support, but the second you make demands, I guarantee you that some game will go into 'hoarding' mode, and while it will be preserved, you will absolutely never see it.