TheSixthAxis.com propose a simple thought experiment: Imagine owning a PS3 and never going online from launch. Would it ruin the console, or would it still be enjoyable?
Another issue to think about, playability through firmware. Not all games come with the required FW in order to play them, so playability of certain games may not be possible, and cause some real problems...
You could still download the latest firmware(nearly 200 mb) on PC(doesn't require a good connection at all) and set it up to transfer on a flash drive/ your phone/ PSP/ 3DS/ nearly anything whatever you have. I have friends who have never went online with their PS3, not out of choice, but because of where they live. No decent internet service providers=not good enough internet to even sign in to PSN.
You stole my reply! All updates are available on the internet and can be dloaded from your local library onto a flashdrive. You don't even have to have internet.
@thorstein But if you don't have internet, how do you download the updates on your PC... without internets? Eh... EH?
@Enigma_2099 Friend's house maybe? I used to download my PSN games at my friend's house before I got HughesNet(2008), now Gen 4. Even now the with much larger data limit, it is still very limiting. You could also bum off your neighbor's unsecure line.
@ Enigma... "from your local library" You then place them "onto a flashdrive." Did my reply not fully appear? I know that n4g had gone through some updates so maybe it didn't appear correctly for you.
It was a JOKE. Turn off your "uppity" settings.
I thought the eh... EH and misspelling of internetz was the clue.
I think i can, when i bought my ps3, i didn't know that it had online functionality, until 2010 xD
I always wondered what the friends section was for but at least, i started online gaming with MGO, i think that makes up for it
I miss mgo-_-. I hope Kojima mentions it at GDC next week when he shows more of mgs ground zeroes. Also, MGO was my 2nd ever online console game, and it is the best experience I ever had online...
"I think i can, when i bought my ps3, i didn't know that it had online functionality, until 2010 xD" that's one hell of a fail.
@Donnieboi Same here, i wish Kojima reveals MGO3 and reveal the true identity of Moby Dick studio MGO is my first online experience and yet my favorite, starhawk is my second favorite
It WILL be enjoyable. As A person who own a PS3 and never had online for around 1 1/2 years. I had LittleBigPlanet, GTA4, inFAMOUS, Naruto Storm. All those games I could have never had online and still to this day have fun with it. But online is the way to go, online functionality pretty much define this generation.
Personally I think it would have been fine. I never played PS2 or Xbox online, only really ever played PC online. America's Army was my thing. With PS3 I wasn't really "interested" in jumping online until I got involved with RFOM. I was always more single player oriented, and if it didn't have online I bet that focus from developers would still exist. Instead of tacked on multiplayer. However with how broken games release these days, I don't think it'd be as "enjoyable." Imagine being stuck with Skyrim's buggy mess, or other broken games. There would be no day one patches to fix them. And we would never get trophies or other updates. Plus some games get single player DLC that I enjoy.
I agree, i'm an old school gamer and i feel some of the best games i've played were not online going back to the nintendo, snes, genesis, turbografx16, to the 1st playstation... Now it seems people will refuse to buy a game unless it has multiplayer in it...damn, shame. ...also i might add that my internet has been down for the past 15 hrs... I would have been very disgruntled if i couldn't play tomb raider because i HAD to be online for it.
Don't they put the firmware updates on newer games? I know nintendo did that with the Wii. You would try to play a new game and it would force an update on you first. And Microsoft did it with the 360 with at least one of their updates, when they modified the disc format a little to make more space on the disc usable.
If you mean starting today cut off the internet then hell no. If i had never played a ps3 or a 360 & didnt know the difference i could for maybe a month or two then my curisoity would get the better of me!
Yea cause I dont go online with it already.
No online but free games, I see no problem whatsoever.
in a matter of face ive got a 360 and a ps3 and i havnt gone online... once or twice in pc but true gaming experience lies in single player campaign... online just has a fun factor
The answer is no, games (it seems like) are constantly receiving updates, which can only be accessed via an online connection. Even if a gamer didn't need to (or wasn't prompted to) update a game, imagine if said gamer had a game (Skyrim) that was filled with glitches. The only way to "correct" (I use the term losely) them would be via a game patch, which can only be accessed online. These two scenarios are at the forefront of not being online with a PS3, the second of which, is as serious as it gets from not being online with a PS3. There is of course, other "conveniences" (more along the lines of entertainment than necessity) a gamer may find themselves wanting, such as playing demos of games, (long gone are the days of PS Jampacks/Underground disc) which I'd say is an efficient way to gauge said games. It's possible to play/use the PS3, without being online, but a gamer will be deprived of the full experience of using the PS3, an experience that also includes online connectivity.
From a security standpoint it's not only possible, but presently existent. Sometimes when you purchase a new game it includes mandatory OS updates that won't let you play the game until you agree to install them. From a game play perspective it may not be as easy since games require constant updates. Then again this sort of trend wouldn't exist if publishers/developers didn't put so much pressure on their employees to push a game out before it's ready to ship. F*ck profit, make a reliable product and get accolades for it instead in order to drive sales.
I notice that a lot of the games that I have purchased for my PS3 have been primarily for the single player experiences. RPG and action games are usually at the top of my list, so i think I WOULD have been fine. But, times have changed and while I don't play online much, I'm used to a lot of the features that have been brought about this generation due to connecting the console online. Not sure I could completely go back now.
I had mine for around 2 years without internet, got demos firmware etc from Official PS Magazine and new games.
yes. a dude I know, does it. has no desire to go online.
I only really use online for littlebigplanet, modnation racers levels, and updates. otherwise i just use my ps3 for single player games. I tend to get bored of online games.
I use the internet on my ps3 quite heavily. Whether it's online multiplayer, downloading from the browser, or streaming from a from a service. I'm in too deep to go cold turkey. lol
I have had my PS3 since launch day and it has never been on the internet. I hope PS4 games can also be played solo. I won't be connecting that to the internet either.
Yup. I buy mostly games that are heavy on the singleplayer anyway. Multiplayer, online play is fun, but I could live without it. I did all last gen, after all. And the gen before that. And the one before that, too.
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