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Submitted by dedicatedtogamers 1745d ago | opinion piece

DTG: PSN Outage Proves Cloud Gaming Is Not The Future

The cause of PSN’s problems has yet to be officially announced, although there are plenty of theories. Some blame the hackers. Others blame disgruntled Sony employees, 200 of which were given the axe from Sony’s online division at the end of March this year. Whatever the reason, PSN was brought to its knees. That means no multiplayer, no downloads, and no demos. Nothing. Hey, but at least Netflix still works. Still, that doesn’t give customers much confidence in a digital library when the network can be brought down without warning. (Industry, PS3, PSP, Sony, Tag Invalid)

SasanovaS1987  +   1745d ago
first outage in 5 years, and due to it being hacked now makes it nonfuture proof?

quit writing articles, ur making the gaming journalism and industry look bad
BloodyNapkin  +   1745d ago
The problem is people do not understand what cloud is exactly for. It is not to replace your harddrive saves. It is there for a backup and the main reason is i can go to a friends house and sign into his PS3 and have access to all my saves. People like to make stuff into more then what it is.
Wardog1368  +   1745d ago
Your explanation of cloud is only one use of a "cloud". What the journalist is referring to is something like Onlive where you don't even download the game or run it. You're just playing a feed from the onlive servers.
PatchowPietro  +   1745d ago
LOL BloodyNapkin your totally off!
badz149  +   1745d ago
o really now?
it fails once and now it's no longer worth spending time and money for? thank god the world is not filled with this kind of stupidity or else we would be living in the world with no advancement!

for example the 360 RRoD and the PS3 YLoD...and once those happen, they are not worth spending for and have no future anymore? see how stupid that sounds?

shit happens, deal with it but judging the future of cloud storage based on what happens with PSN is pure STUPIDITY especially when cloud saving for PS+ is still only for backups! the idea is still great no matter what you think about it! to be able to load your saves wherever you are without your own machine is the way to go IMO! just stop with the whining and baseless claim. you're not in the help of the situation at all!
leogets  +   1745d ago
you have very valid points mr article man. the future is gay if games go download only. u think hackers are bad now. give it a few years itll get soooo much worse. nothings hack proof. at least not yet. and to be honest people always find a way. im just waitin on some nerd to hack a nuculear missle base and end the world..
KwietStorm  +   1745d ago
"The future is gay.."

Why do people talk like this?
BeckyLikesChocolate  +   1745d ago
cloud is useless to me but some are just so happy about it. to each their own. and when retail packaging ceases ill stop gaming. sorry, but i like to own my purchases
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Ser  +   1745d ago
Agreed!
a_squirrel  +   1745d ago
I'll point out that IF the physical is lost or destroyed, damaged, etc, you're screwed.

I like virtual because I can use it multiple times at once :)
BloodyNapkin  +   1745d ago
ROFL.....some people.
Reborn  +   1745d ago
I don't see discs disappearing for a long time. I just see more advancements occurring, but not it fading. This isn't just about Sony, but its a general observation. In its current state, it just isnt practical to have digital release only.

Sure, giving the option is always welcomed. But removing that would have its consequences, all things considered.
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badkolo  +   1745d ago
rubbish, songs are digital, easy to get and quick, and you still can go buy them on cd in the store, yes on CD for the love of god.

So while digital is a great option now and in the future and it will only expand and get better there will always be the need to have the hardcopy in some fashion.
SpLinT  +   1745d ago
whatever.. cloud , no cloud. i dont give a shit. Just make good games
PatchowPietro  +   1745d ago
It doesn't mean its not the future, it means it has a flaw.
BlmThug  +   1745d ago
Thing with cloud I hate is I dont own the game, whoever I bought it from does, so if they shutdown or their servers are hacked/damaged then I cant play the game or worse its lost forever furthermore my DL Speed is Very Fast but most people dont, they have slow connections and game sizes are increasing

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