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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
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5626 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jan 2014 at 6:45 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-15 07:31:22 AM  
3 votes:
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 07:26:01 AM  
3 votes:
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 07:15:13 AM  
3 votes:
I miss the old Computer Shopper.
2014-01-15 07:53:03 AM  
2 votes:

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 07:09:08 AM  
2 votes:
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 07:07:52 AM  
2 votes:
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 08:56:54 AM  
1 vote:

Tr0mBoNe: This thread is full of Luddites.


There is a difference between people who don't want the advances of technology, and those who believe that large companies are manipulating that technology for nefarious ends. I don't see the need for a wireless network in my home because is easy for me to run wires, and wireless performance doesn't match wired performance. That doesn't mean that I hate wireless or that I don't see that it works well for those that can't get wired.
2014-01-15 08:13:37 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:48:59 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:40:00 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:33:52 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:11:47 AM  
1 vote:

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 06:51:03 AM  
1 vote:
WTF? Get back to the Geek tab, subby.
2014-01-15 06:48:24 AM  
1 vote:
So, you play on the cloud eh? Evolved matrix like... just close your eyes and see it eh?
 
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