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Could You Own A PS3 Without Ever Going Online With It?

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?

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yewles11230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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...

wolokowoh1230d ago

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.

thorstein1230d ago

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.

Enigma_20991230d ago

@thorstein

But if you don't have internet, how do you download the updates on your PC... without internets? Eh... EH?

wolokowoh1229d ago

@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.

thorstein1229d ago

@ 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.

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Enigma_20991229d ago

It was a JOKE. Turn off your "uppity" settings.

Enigma_20991228d ago

I thought the eh... EH and misspelling of internetz was the clue.

fsfsxii1230d ago

I think i can, when i bought my ps3, i didn't know that it had online functionality, until 2010 xD

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fsfsxii1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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

Donnieboi1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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...

ziggurcat1230d ago

"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.

fsfsxii1230d ago

@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

Y_51501230d ago

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.

Soldierone1230d ago

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.

optimus1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

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.

UnHoly_One1230d ago

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.

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