While 2014 gave rise to a fair amount of positive gaming trends, it also had a noticeable share of gaming industry stumbles.
While I agree with the author, I don't think those trends are going anywhere, sadly.
The list is about 75% of what I hated about 2014, especially the whole fiasco about AC Unity and how they wanted people to pay an additional $99+ on top of $60 for a broken mess just to offer a free game later. The "always online" I can see as a tool to help with bugs/glitches and to verify people are paying for legit copies of games; however outside those reasons I don't see the point, especially if someone is on a limited internet connection. I'm not talking about games that rely on online; I'm talking games that have an offline mode.
I agree with all of these and could add a bunch more. I doubt any of them will go away either :/
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.