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Submitted by fathoms 873d ago | opinion piece

No, I Don't Like Being Connected When Playing Campaigns

It seems the definition of "playing by yourself" has changed. Even when you're doing that, it seems you're not entirely "alone," per se. Annoying. (Culture)

Jdoki  +   873d ago
There's pro's and con's....

Pro's:
- Developers can collect game play data, analyse how gamers play, and use it to make better single player games in future
- They can more easily detect problems and imbalances and patch the game. it allows them to prioritise better
- They can reduce piracy (sort of, and depending on the platform)
- If done well it can add to the single player experience (see Demons Souls)

Con's:
- It's intrusive (being prompted to login every time, or sign up or activate a pass etc is annoying)
- It can be game breaking if an 'always on' connection is required (Diablo III)
- It can be distracting and immersion breaking
- It can be nefarious... What are they doing with our data!
- It's just a method to try and kill the used game market

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