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Submitted by AmayaAi 768d ago | opinion piece

Why Always-Online isn’t the future

Is Always-on: Progress or Useless?

Alex from NoobFeed doesn't see this future of gaming for a long while. The only way he sees this becoming the near future is if companies keep pushing it and we the gamers decide not to react. (GAME, Industry)

Knight_Crawler  +   768d ago
Why people stopped caring about this topic about 300 articles ago -_-
AmayaAi  +   768d ago
People won't stop crying about this until it stops.
PKKHaseo  +   768d ago
If you hadn't noticed Ubisoft came out and said a few days ago that people are ready for always on. So apparently 300+ articles against always-on isn't enough. And you should permanently care about bs like this or you're gonna get fcked over by the companies.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
The irony is that Ubisoft started this B.S. with Assassin's Creed 2 on PC and stopped using it after they were destroyed by the workarounds hackers came up with. For them to say people are ready for it suggests they will use it again, it also suggest that Ubisoft join the rest of the dumbass corporations that think anyone likes always-on.
edonus  +   768d ago
The truth is if the companies really want to go always online we the consumer cant stop them. Its part of the illusion people have that the customer has the power to determine an industry.

The reality is consumers only have the ability to select a leader in the industry... so if one is doing always online and the other isnt the consumer has influence by buying the product of the non always online company....

BUT.... If both companies come to a realization or similar thought process that if they both or all do always online it will make them more money and give them more control. The only option the consumer has is participate or not. Thats when all the chest thumping and rabble rousing crashes and burns.... because you theoretically should like gaming if you are doing it, and being always online doesnt stop you from gaming just changes your freedoms. So it boils down to enjoy something you like under guidelines set by the people that make them or dont enjoy them at all.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@edonus: Yes we can. If we don't buy any always-online games or always-online consoles, they'll lose money and have no choice but to remove that DRM.
MikeMyers  +   768d ago
Not if all publishers start implementing it. Sony has already adopted online passes so we are already half way there.
Donnieboi  +   768d ago
Yeah seriously, how many always-online articles can one make, and still come up with an original reason for why it's bad, in a way that the other 1 million articles before it haven't already thought of.

We get it. Always-Online doesn't benefit gamer's in any way. No, not one. So if 720 has it, then I won't buy 720. Now, let us move on.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
Look, if people stop voicing dislike for it, then the companies like EA or MS will take it that people are used to the idea and more accepting. It can never be stopped until they get it. No one wants it.
JBSleek  +   768d ago
It's the future. Possibly not the near future but the future non the less.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
Only if we let it be.
HammadTheBeast  +   768d ago
That was nice.
annus  +   768d ago
It really isn't. Everything is leaning more towards open source and giving the consumer what they want, not going the DRM and forcing the user into set pieces. The future of many games will be free, moddable games, and for that to occur the consoles are going to have to be opened up eventually.

Now think about this: An open source console where many games are free, that aren't plagued with DRM and always-online features, compared to a console that is completely locked down and swarmed with DRM. I know which one many people will go for.

There are ways to compete against piracy and hacking, always-online is not one of them.
stage88  +   768d ago
I won't buy an always online console. Simple as that.
And many more think the same.
Software_Lover  +   768d ago
And another one.
L0YD  +   768d ago
Need another article called "why should I stop making always online articles"
josephayal  +   768d ago
If it's offline, then I honestly imagine there will be LESS people online than if it wasn't always offline
Software_Lover  +   768d ago
LOL. I got it.
KrisButtar  +   768d ago
I hope these articles never stop and these companies get it through their skulls, its a bad move. I personally know a lot of people my job requires me to meet new people all the time and most of them are gamers, most don't have internet. Surely my area is not the only pocket in the world that has gamers without internet

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