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Good Things About Online Only Games

Discussion in 'PC Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Sep 9, 2017.

By GaryOPA on Sep 9, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    The games we play today changed a lot from what we used to play, let’s say, ten years ago.

    Video games have evolved and it seems we are entering the era of online only games that require you to have an internet connection even if you don’t necessarily want to play online against others but prefer single player campaigns. But how do old-school gamers deal with this situation? We’ll go through the pros and cons of this type of games and see.

    Being dependent of an Internet connection

    For old-school players, it might make no sense that you need to be connected to the internet even for playing in a single player campaign of a shooter, for example. However, along with the development of platforms such as Steam that is the most used around the world, games have evolved. And running them via Steam, apart from the inconvenience of needing a stable internet connection – which is not such a big issue in present day when the internet is spreading faster than ever – you get a lot of advantages too.

    Even if you’re in a remote area and can’t get access to an internet connection, most of the games that require you to connect to the internet even for offline play will only request this when you launch the game. And since mobile network providers give users access to gigabytes of internet data, you can simply create a hot-spot with your phone and use that to load the game. Afterwards, if you’re also a fan of gambling, you can quickly check some casino tips before disconnecting and enjoying the game in single player mode with no issues.


    Good sides of online only games

    Now that the major drawback of such games has been solved, it’s time to look on the bright side. And there is a lot of good stuff that comes out of running games via an online platform. The first one that comes to mind is that you will have all your favorite games in one place and it is way easier to launch them when you want to play. Secondly, being connected all the time means that you get updates first-hand and thus enjoy a better gaming experience. Some online games, like betsson casino, constantly send updates of terms and conditions and game library to players. That sort of thing is very useful and it simply cannot be denied.


    Updates do not necessarily mean new content or expansion packs to the original game but also bug fixes and little tweaks that can really make the difference. Another plus that online games have is that you have a better chance of being protected from cheaters when you play offline. Platforms like Steam have an anti-cheat module built-in and that makes gaming a lot fairer.

    So there you have it, the way games have evolved is undeniably in favor of the true gamers and the ones that are ready to embrace the future. Soon enough we won’t even need a computer to play our favorite online games.
    Last edited: May 23, 2018


Discussion in 'PC Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Sep 9, 2017.

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      AlbedoAtoned Loyal Member

      Jul 13, 2011
      Actually, most games on steam don't even require you to be online at time of launch. Most of them use steam's DRM which requires you to long in or be online like once every month or so. For the most part it isn't an inconvenience. The games that go further, such as the ones that require denuvo most of the time only require you to be online if it updates. Sometimes though the system is a bit wonky and some people find their games deactivated outside of these conditions. And of course, even if they were in the minority, still doesn't justify requiring the internet to play a single player game, since people have already long cracked even denuvo's drm for piracy, so really all the drm does is inconvenience legitimate customers, even if only slightly like proponents argue.

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