The other day on the youtube, I was forced to realize that gaming companies kind of don't want me to own games, but rather access them through streaming play in a rental-like setup. And I'd be more sad if I still had any time to play games.
I also confirmed that I can't stand the Nerdist anchor wusserface Chobot.
Hey! Listen! Listen! Hey! Hey listen! Hey! Hey!
I really wanted to like her as a gal in a field full of Bro-dudes, but try as I might, she drives me friggin nuts. Like she's trying waaaay to hard to be quirky. Sorry Ms. Chobot. Maybe if you'd just tone it down a bit, relax. But I've already admitted that I'm not gaming's key target anymore. So....
(edit... the bulk of this post was written over a week ago. Jessica Chobot's been on vacation. I saw new video of her after she got back. She seemed 15% less grating. Nerdist is obviously reading my FB posts, and takes my opinions seriously. That's what it means, right? Right?)
Hush, Joseph. Or I'll cut you.
Ahem.. back to the notion of a netflix-style future for mainstream gaming...
I DON'T WANNA RENT AND STREAM A GAME IN 3 MONTH.CHUNKS, I MIGHT NOT GET TO EVEN TRY IT IN THAT TIME!
Just ask the Mass Effect trilogy downloads I got cheap like a month or two ago... I've managed to play about an hour of it so far.
I'm gonna go cuddle my copy of Final Fantasy 1 still in the original packaging.
Lil display hangar tag thing and everything, like all the NES games had. Wanna see? Ehh, it's waaaay over there.. Maybe later.
This one isn't mine. Mine isn't in one of these dingus 'VGA' collector cases. This sucker here? Costs over 400 bucks on EBAY. Mine is in similar condition. I don't have the VGA rating/case, but this guy doesn't have the lil plastic hangar thing, from the looks of it.
I can imagine a world where we're expected to be subscribed to movies, and to a music service, and to a gaming service, owning NONE of our favorites but merely permitted to access them, as long as we keep paying monthly, and the companies keep them available.
It would be just too bad if the service discontinues the item. Or discontinues it's entire service.
Fear the cloud.
The cloud wants to latch onto your neck and drink till ya die.