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(Tech and Gadget News)   In perhaps its dying gasp, PCWorld picks the most anticipated games of 2014, still anticipating titles on PCs or consoles while hopelessly denying the gathering Cloud storm   (techandgadgetnews.com) divider line 96
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2014-01-15 06:48:24 AM
So, you play on the cloud eh? Evolved matrix like... just close your eyes and see it eh?
 
2014-01-15 06:51:03 AM
WTF? Get back to the Geek tab, subby.
 
2014-01-15 06:51:26 AM
With net neutrality dead, kiss the cloud goodbye........
 
2014-01-15 06:55:03 AM

holybull99: With net neutrality dead, kiss the cloud goodbye........


It's still there. You're just not allowed in anymore, peasant.
 
2014-01-15 07:07:36 AM

eggrolls: holybull99: With net neutrality dead, kiss the cloud goodbye........

It's still there. You're just not allowed in anymore, peasant.


You are allowed in, but only to consume, consume, consume. All push content.
 
2014-01-15 07:07:42 AM
FTA: "The conclusion of International CES 2014 earlier this month pretty much confirmed that the gaming console is dying (much like the desktop PC) and that Cloud Computing is the future of gameplay."


so, pretty much the opposite of what subby indicated.... so the usual subby fail.
 
2014-01-15 07:07:52 AM
WTF did I just read? Some guy speculates that PC and console gaming is dying, shows absolutely nothing to support the claim, then highlights some upcoming PC/console titles? Subby, your blog sucks.
 
2014-01-15 07:08:47 AM

Mirandized: eggrolls: holybull99: With net neutrality dead, kiss the cloud goodbye........

It's still there. You're just not allowed in anymore, peasant.

You are allowed in, but only to consume, consume, consume. All push content.


and don't forget to give what little information you used to be able to keep private... that is the price of admission.
 
2014-01-15 07:09:08 AM
In the future, no one will own anything. You'll only pay for the right to use stuff. And the cloud can giveth and the cloud can taketh away.
 
2014-01-15 07:09:33 AM
I guess what everyone here is doing is yelling at clouds?
 
2014-01-15 07:10:14 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: Mirandized: eggrolls: holybull99: With net neutrality dead, kiss the cloud goodbye........

It's still there. You're just not allowed in anymore, peasant.

You are allowed in, but only to consume, consume, consume. All push content.

and don't forget to give what little information you used to be able to keep private... that is the price of admission.


Something something data caps.
 
2014-01-15 07:11:47 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: FTA: "The conclusion of International CES 2014 earlier this month pretty much confirmed that the gaming console is dying (much like the desktop PC) and that Cloud Computing is the future of gameplay."


so, pretty much the opposite of what subby indicated.... so the usual subby fail.


I must need more coffee, because I thought what subby was saying was exactly what you included in quotation marks.
 
2014-01-15 07:15:13 AM
I miss the old Computer Shopper.
 
2014-01-15 07:20:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I miss the old Computer Shopper.


Go into a store, buy a disk, load it up and play.
No internet, no dropping out, no multiple logins to play.
My game, I paid for it!
 
2014-01-15 07:22:21 AM
None of those titles looked remotely interesting to me.

/Re-playing Fallout 2 and Baldur's Gate enhanced editions
 
2014-01-15 07:22:59 AM

The Muthaship: HindiDiscoMonster: FTA: "The conclusion of International CES 2014 earlier this month pretty much confirmed that the gaming console is dying (much like the desktop PC) and that Cloud Computing is the future of gameplay."


so, pretty much the opposite of what subby indicated.... so the usual subby fail.

I must need more coffee, because I thought what subby was saying was exactly what you included in quotation marks.


It would seem as though subby was in agreement with the writer of TFA.
 
2014-01-15 07:23:59 AM
The Stick of Truth

I'm holding out hope, but I have my doubts. Considering it has been trapped in developer hell since it missed the original ship date in 2012, there's a good chance it's going to suck.
 
2014-01-15 07:26:01 AM
future machines doing more than play games.

Cloud Computing is the future of gameplay.


Wow I hope the dying desktop pc market is replaced by some kind of device industry that allows us to access the cloud. Maybe a device that sits on a table or an entertainment center. They'll have to be able to process data, so they'll definitely have a processor.. and storage on some kind of local drive would significantly speed up gameplay (incredibly important for enjoyment) and reduce lag for the people who don't have the greatest connections (and now thanks to the questionable status of net neutrality, lower bandwidth usage). This brand new frontier of devices that totally aren't personal computers is going to be great...

/drugs are bad kids
//and so are blogs.
 
2014-01-15 07:27:00 AM
Fark off with the cloud.
 
2014-01-15 07:27:32 AM
Wtf is cloud gaming?
 
2014-01-15 07:31:22 AM
What irritates me is that the "cloud" is just a ignorant marketing euphemism for ...


wait for it...


THE INTERNET!!!111


And as marketing it is working.
 
2014-01-15 07:31:53 AM
Ah yes, the fabulous world of re-branding.
The Cloud is new and fresh! The Cloud!

It's not new. We've had it from the start.  It's called a network.
It's not a special network, it's just a regular plain network.
I'm not sure who's benefiting from the renaming, but hey, more power to 'em.

/refuse to change my title to Senior Cloud Engineer.
 
2014-01-15 07:32:20 AM
Does TFA's author realize that the so-called cloud is accessed by PCs, tablets and gaming consoles, or does he already live in the science fiction world of Matrix-style brain implants and personality uploading?   I'm guessing from the poorly written and cited article that, no, he actually doesn't.
 
2014-01-15 07:32:29 AM
NOT everyone has HiSpeed internet access! I don't Stream anything or use any Cloud or any of that stuff with my PC or Laptop. 3MB is my download speed and that's it. MY TV is on Dish but only the downstairs one, The one TV in the front bedroom I hardly ever use still has Rabbit Ears!
 
2014-01-15 07:32:41 AM

Elegy: The Stick of Truth

I'm holding out hope, but I have my doubts. Considering it has been trapped in developer hell since it missed the original ship date in 2012, there's a good chance it's going to suck.


This had more to do with the parent company going bankrupt than the development team itself. Parker and Stone always put out a quality product.
 
2014-01-15 07:33:52 AM
You know who else predicted the death of gaming consoles? Me, back in the 80s-90s when the home computer craze took off. Every house suddenly had C64s, and Ataris, and Apples, and IBMs, and Amigas, and TRS-80s.

Then, some upstart company released a cart-based gaming console. "Those died with the 2600s and Colecovisions and Intellivisions!" said I. "Everyone has home computers now! What idiot would want a system that only plays videogames?"

That system was the NES.

/still eat crow about it
//current article is just as full of crap
 
2014-01-15 07:40:00 AM
I used to be a PC gamer. Awesome flight sims with instruction manuals like a phone book, fun RTSes, great tactical sims....but that day has passed.

I think the last PC game I played was Star Craft 2. (Though I do need to fire up Heart of the Swarm). But the draconian copy protection has driven me to consoles. The graphics are just as good, no software configuration, play games on a large screen TV, no copy protection, and you can sell or trade the games when done.

I was getting tired of getting locked out of games I owned because it stopped communicating with a server in the middle of a SP campaign, or because I wiped my HD and reinstalled too many (3) times.

Now I love my old PC games. Wing Commander, Total War Medival 2, Ultima 7, Master of Orion. I can always go back and play those games. But what happens when a company shuts down their copy protection server 5 years from now? You'll never be able to play the game again.

With consoles (so far anways) I can still play my games 20 years from now. My old NES games work. My N64 stills plays games as well as my PS2 and 3.

Fark digital distrobution. I'll take a hard copy any day.
 
2014-01-15 07:44:30 AM
renesantacruz.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-15 07:44:48 AM
You'll have to pry my green screen when you take it from my cold, dead hands.

/Get off my lawn!
 
2014-01-15 07:46:29 AM
This thread is full of Luddites.
 
2014-01-15 07:48:59 AM
Jesus H Christ. Author needs to go drink a bottle of antifreeze.

I feel the same way about "the cloud" that a certain well-known technology troll felt about space and 3D printing.
 
2014-01-15 07:49:49 AM

MythDragon: I used to be a PC gamer. Awesome flight sims with instruction manuals like a phone book, fun RTSes, great tactical sims....but that day has passed.

I think the last PC game I played was Star Craft 2. (Though I do need to fire up Heart of the Swarm). But the draconian copy protection has driven me to consoles. The graphics are just as good, no software configuration, play games on a large screen TV, no copy protection, and you can sell or trade the games when done.

I was getting tired of getting locked out of games I owned because it stopped communicating with a server in the middle of a SP campaign, or because I wiped my HD and reinstalled too many (3) times.

Now I love my old PC games. Wing Commander, Total War Medival 2, Ultima 7, Master of Orion. I can always go back and play those games. But what happens when a company shuts down their copy protection server 5 years from now? You'll never be able to play the game again.

With consoles (so far anways) I can still play my games 20 years from now. My old NES games work. My N64 stills plays games as well as my PS2 and 3.

Fark digital distrobution. I'll take a hard copy any day.


Sounds like you have no idea what you are talking about. According to people like you, PC gaming died 10 years ago. Still alive, still strong, still twice as good as anything a console can do. When TV resolution is upped as standard, when consoles can make use of mouse, keyboard, and the latest powerful graphics cards, maybe they will have a chance. But that will always be behind a PC any way. Consoles are for little kids with no gaming needs but pew pew pew sounds. By the way, PCs can easily connect to TVs if that is your thing. Wireless mouse/keyboard, and you have a gaming rig that blows any console away.

Copy protection server? What the hell are you talking about? Do you know how rare that is?
 
2014-01-15 07:52:31 AM

Tr0mBoNe: This thread is full of Luddites.


Luddites?

www.darktowercompendium.com
 
2014-01-15 07:53:03 AM

MythDragon: I used to be a PC gamer. Awesome flight sims with instruction manuals like a phone book, fun RTSes, great tactical sims....but that day has passed.

I think the last PC game I played was Star Craft 2. (Though I do need to fire up Heart of the Swarm). But the draconian copy protection has driven me to consoles. The graphics are just as good, no software configuration, play games on a large screen TV, no copy protection, and you can sell or trade the games when done.

I was getting tired of getting locked out of games I owned because it stopped communicating with a server in the middle of a SP campaign, or because I wiped my HD and reinstalled too many (3) times.

Now I love my old PC games. Wing Commander, Total War Medival 2, Ultima 7, Master of Orion. I can always go back and play those games. But what happens when a company shuts down their copy protection server 5 years from now? You'll never be able to play the game again.

With consoles (so far anways) I can still play my games 20 years from now. My old NES games work. My N64 stills plays games as well as my PS2 and 3.

Fark digital distrobution. I'll take a hard copy any day.


You should look into GOG. They are a using a digital download model that mirrors using discs and they are 100% DRM free.
 
2014-01-15 07:53:15 AM

mutterfark: Tr0mBoNe: This thread is full of Luddites.

Luddites?

[www.darktowercompendium.com image 647x500]


That is the most accurate depiction of a Fark thread ever.
 
2014-01-15 07:53:33 AM
Go drunk subby, you're home.

Thunderpipes: MythDragon: I used to be a PC gamer. Awesome flight sims with instruction manuals like a phone book, fun RTSes, great tactical sims....but that day has passed.

I think the last PC game I played was Star Craft 2. (Though I do need to fire up Heart of the Swarm). But the draconian copy protection has driven me to consoles. The graphics are just as good, no software configuration, play games on a large screen TV, no copy protection, and you can sell or trade the games when done.

I was getting tired of getting locked out of games I owned because it stopped communicating with a server in the middle of a SP campaign, or because I wiped my HD and reinstalled too many (3) times.

Now I love my old PC games. Wing Commander, Total War Medival 2, Ultima 7, Master of Orion. I can always go back and play those games. But what happens when a company shuts down their copy protection server 5 years from now? You'll never be able to play the game again.

With consoles (so far anways) I can still play my games 20 years from now. My old NES games work. My N64 stills plays games as well as my PS2 and 3.

Fark digital distrobution. I'll take a hard copy any day.

Sounds like you have no idea what you are talking about. According to people like you, PC gaming died 10 years ago. Still alive, still strong, still twice as good as anything a console can do. When TV resolution is upped as standard, when consoles can make use of mouse, keyboard, and the latest powerful graphics cards, maybe they will have a chance. But that will always be behind a PC any way. Consoles are for little kids with no gaming needs but pew pew pew sounds. By the way, PCs can easily connect to TVs if that is your thing. Wireless mouse/keyboard, and you have a gaming rig that blows any console away.

Copy protection server? What the hell are you talking about? Do you know how rare that is?


You two are going to have beautiful babies.
 
2014-01-15 07:55:16 AM

Lapdance: NOT everyone has HiSpeed internet access! I don't Stream anything or use any Cloud or any of that stuff with my PC or Laptop. 3MB is my download speed and that's it. MY TV is on Dish but only the downstairs one, The one TV in the front bedroom I hardly ever use still has Rabbit Ears!


You and your Luddite brethren will be excluded from our digital Paradise. Enjoy the rest of your meager, meaningless existence.

/3BM down, 768K up
//Living in the sticks FTW
 
2014-01-15 07:56:05 AM
/3BM

BM? no, MB
Where IS that coffee?
 
2014-01-15 07:56:56 AM

foo monkey: Parker and Stone always put out a quality product.


You never played the very first South Park game did you?
 
2014-01-15 08:00:37 AM
if the cloud solutions provide remote processing power so that i can use a turrible old tablet to play a full & modern version of something like civ (and not just a shiatty cut down version), sure, i would do that.

i am guessing that cloud just means online only clusterfarks like simcity or social media type craplets.

/currently playing xcom on glorious master pc version. yeah, there is a console version, but it dont do texmod and you cant edit defaultgamecore.ini to allow snipers to use the standard assault rifle
 
2014-01-15 08:03:01 AM
The lack of net neutrality might tick enough people off to ignore the cloud completely and go back to running programs on their systems natively on their machine.

Don't use the cloud and never intend to. If I buy content I want a copy if it. Not merely access to it.
 
2014-01-15 08:06:28 AM

Tr0mBoNe: This thread is full of Luddites.


Indeed. We need a club.

/ still plays civ2
 
2014-01-15 08:09:29 AM

Mirandized: What irritates me is that the "cloud" is just a ignorant marketing euphemism for ...


wait for it...


THE INTERNET!!!111


And as marketing it is working.


Wait until you start hearing about "the fog."
 
2014-01-15 08:10:20 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I miss the old Computer Shopper.


You and me both. Built my very first computer from its glorious pages.
 
2014-01-15 08:13:37 AM
If anything is hurting PC gaming right now it's early access releases and DLC.  Nothing like making people pay $50 for an unfinished game, and then pay another $20 for "DLC" that should have been in the original release.
 
2014-01-15 08:13:57 AM
ok, it smells like old people up in here.
 
2014-01-15 08:15:35 AM

legion_of_doo: ok, it smells like old people up in here.


That's probably your diaper.
 
2014-01-15 08:16:18 AM

Thunderpipes: MythDragon: I used to be a PC gamer. Awesome flight sims with instruction manuals like a phone book, fun RTSes, great tactical sims....but that day has passed.

I think the last PC game I played was Star Craft 2. (Though I do need to fire up Heart of the Swarm). But the draconian copy protection has driven me to consoles. The graphics are just as good, no software configuration, play games on a large screen TV, no copy protection, and you can sell or trade the games when done.

I was getting tired of getting locked out of games I owned because it stopped communicating with a server in the middle of a SP campaign, or because I wiped my HD and reinstalled too many (3) times.

Now I love my old PC games. Wing Commander, Total War Medival 2, Ultima 7, Master of Orion. I can always go back and play those games. But what happens when a company shuts down their copy protection server 5 years from now? You'll never be able to play the game again.

With consoles (so far anways) I can still play my games 20 years from now. My old NES games work. My N64 stills plays games as well as my PS2 and 3.

Fark digital distrobution. I'll take a hard copy any day.

Sounds like you have no idea what you are talking about. According to people like you, PC gaming died 10 years ago. Still alive, still strong, still twice as good as anything a console can do. When TV resolution is upped as standard, when consoles can make use of mouse, keyboard, and the latest powerful graphics cards, maybe they will have a chance. But that will always be behind a PC any way. Consoles are for little kids with no gaming needs but pew pew pew sounds. By the way, PCs can easily connect to TVs if that is your thing. Wireless mouse/keyboard, and you have a gaming rig that blows any console away.

Copy protection server? What the hell are you talking about? Do you know how rare that is?


What the article writer might be alluding to is something like OnLive.  However, OnLive was a huge fail because 80-100ms network latency (even if you can get that) ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH.
 
2014-01-15 08:17:10 AM

The Muthaship: HindiDiscoMonster: FTA: "The conclusion of International CES 2014 earlier this month pretty much confirmed that the gaming console is dying (much like the desktop PC) and that Cloud Computing is the future of gameplay."


so, pretty much the opposite of what subby indicated.... so the usual subby fail.

I must need more coffee, because I thought what subby was saying was exactly what you included in quotation marks.


there is always more room for coffee... esp. espresso..... yummmm
 
2014-01-15 08:19:00 AM

Lapdance: NOT everyone has HiSpeed internet access! I don't Stream anything or use any Cloud or any of that stuff with my PC or Laptop. 3MB is my download speed and that's it. MY TV is on Dish but only the downstairs one, The one TV in the front bedroom I hardly ever use still has Rabbit Ears!


you forgot "/posted on the cloud"
 
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