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.
Why people stopped caring about this topic about 300 articles ago -_-
People won't stop crying about this until it stops.
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.
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: 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.
Not if all publishers start implementing it. Sony has already adopted online passes so we are already half way there.
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.
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.
It's the future. Possibly not the near future but the future non the less.
Only if we let it be.
That was nice.
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.
I won't buy an always online console. Simple as that. And many more think the same.
And another one.
Need another article called "why should I stop making always online articles"
If it's offline, then I honestly imagine there will be LESS people online than if it wasn't always offline
LOL. I got it.
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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