Gaming's future 'on the network'

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thoughts?

    A genuine view of the future, or some industry bigwigs sitting in a room talking about crap? I for one would resist the move to network gaming, I like having my games on a solid media.

    But maybe the day is coming when my grandkids wonder what those shiny discs are that grampa weeps over.
     
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    There will be a gaming box in your house for the next 10 years or so, probably beyond. I don't think gaming has reached the kind of penetration for this business model to work nor is the bandwidth there.

    If we ever hit a one console business then this is the next logical step, but I don't see either happening for a good while yet.
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Heh. Maybe by that point kids will download game experiences directly into their heads via fibre optic.

    "OMG! I remember playing Super Mario Brothers: The Lost Levels all the way through on one sitting and not dying once ever! Grampa? Why are you crying?"
     
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