If Online Gaming is the Future, What Happens When the Cable Breaks?

Posted by | July 2, 2012

Everything gaming is moving online. Some games need to be online, like MMOs. Others use online servers for multiplayer, and a growing percentage of games need to reach out and DRM themselves before they’ll play. The sad truth is that going online isn’t always an option. What happens to your games when the internet goes away? Kotaku has the story.


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  1. Nelson Williams
    July 2, 2012 6:55 pm

    As a retro gamer, I don’t have this problem, yet. My NES works fine, and that Windows 95 machine in the back room still cranks out the DOS goodness. But those games are decades old. With all the DRM and online-only and online service multiplayer, it’s an open guess if the future will have retro gamers. Will Mass Effect 3 still run in twenty years? How much of your game collection is future-proof?

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