IGN - Gaming Mainstays That'll be Gone in Ten Years

The future is now. Well, okay, not now, but it's slowly arriving in bits and pieces. Imagine with me, for a moment, what it'll look like when it's all said and done: your favourite characters in glorious 3D HD vitamin D TurboVision, excited whispers of PlayStation 5s and Xbox 1080s, and hopefully those hoverboards from Back to The Future. Sure sounds great, doesn't it? Now snap out of it, because your imagination is wrong. The future's barreling straight toward us and it's bulldozing everything you know and love. Here are just a few of the things you take for granted that – in 10 years or so – will probably be tossing back drinks in some rundown bar with Betamax, pagers, and, sniff, the Dreamcast.

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Drekken2922d ago

Hopefully IGN is one of these. :)

Pozzle2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

If single-player games ever become obsolete, then I'm quitting gaming.

Akiba962921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Looking at you BF3!!!!

Really though Battlefield 3 is an example of what sadly may come in the future. That is, awesome mulitplayer games with crappy, tacked on, and all around boring single player modes.

Montrealien2921d ago

I found the BF3 Single player game just fine. I guess I have a taste for tacked on, and all around boring single player modes.

Btw, to all you kiddies having their mind blown by this concept, including the ign guy who wrote this, Quake 3 came out almost 15 years ago, and this question was being asked also since it had zero single player game. People where writting in forums, and chat rooms and bulletin boards and to magazines on how insane it was to offer such a thing, and that this better not be the end of single player games. All the first BF games where like that also, ten years ago.

look at us now, 15 years later, and still fine. Single player games will not become obsolete. Mark my words.

So if in the last 15 years, we went from games who offered only multiplayer options, to games who offered great multiplaer options with decent tech demo'ish single player options, I guess I would call that progress.

_Aarix_2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

You wish.

ZippyZapper2921d ago

Resistance? Oh wait it's done already :D

SeraphimBlade2921d ago

Decent article, assuming you actually read the text. I'm hoping motion controls and annual sports series are gone by then as well.

DeadIIIRed2921d ago

Whats wrong with annual sports series?

SeraphimBlade2921d ago

A one-year production cycle just isn't practical. (look at AC:Revelation's lukewarm reception) I understand there's only so much you can do with how you play a sports game, but at this point, fans are pretty much paying $60 a year for a roster update, something that could be easily and inexpensively done via DLC, while next year's entry gets a full development cycle to really bring something new and impressive.

Then again, I'm baffled by sports fans in general, so maybe I'm just looking at it the wrong way.

DeadIIIRed2921d ago

Nearly all software is shipped with know issues. This isn't new and its actually taught in schools.

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