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    Death of the console era?

    I was just wondering what the general consensus was on this site.
    With the upcoming onlive platform for games, do you guys think that soon physical consoles and game disks will be redundant in a few years time?
    Does that mean the death of save modding and things like that, since a cloud service keeps all the data.
    The idea just seems strange to me, come release day to not pop open a new case for the first time and bash the CD in drive.



    What do you guys think?

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    Re: Death of the console era?

    the cloud service is just back up saves. it will never deliever console games like it does with steam on the pc. A pc gamer generally will have a great connection and therefore will be able to get along well with cloud gaming. But with not everyone who has a console has a great internet connection. This was actually brought up on x play the other day and that was their point and I have to agree. Just because you have a ps3 or xbox 360 doesnt mean you have the fastest internet. Remember the next gen discs will at least be double the size of at least the current blu ray disc size. I believe thats 50 gigs now dual layer so 100 gigs I would rather go buy the disc than download the game and play as it downloads.
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    Re: Death of the console era?

    I hope that games do not go into an online only download. I much prefer to have the disc as opposed to a digital file, especially with all the drm issues out there.

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    Re: Death of the console era?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkipp82 View Post
    the cloud service is just back up saves. it will never deliever console games like it does with steam on the pc. A pc gamer generally will have a great connection and therefore will be able to get along well with cloud gaming. But with not everyone who has a console has a great internet connection. This was actually brought up on x play the other day and that was their point and I have to agree. Just because you have a ps3 or xbox 360 doesnt mean you have the fastest internet. Remember the next gen discs will at least be double the size of at least the current blu ray disc size. I believe thats 50 gigs now dual layer so 100 gigs I would rather go buy the disc than download the game and play as it downloads.
    This, and Bandwidth is also another important part. There is till a large amount of countries that don't have the bandwidth allowance to be able to sit down and download a full game without it capping, little enough the speed to download it quickly.

    ALso people still love Hard copies as opposed to digital copies, they are always there and they work (Most of the time:P)
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