Online Gaming: exposedEditorial
- 3:23 A.M.
David returns from a three week Diablo-induced coma packing an exposé detailing the twisted underbelly of online gaming.
Ever since Sega decided to include a 56k modem as part of the Dreamcast hardware, the gaming media has been buzzing with the potential for online console gaming. "Play against real people anytime you want!" they say. "You get the whole screen to yourself, and you can play against more than four people!" It sounds really great until you start looking at the technology and reality behind online gaming. I'll admit that I haven't tried online gaming on a console yet. All of my experience in this comes from playing endless sessions of Team Fortress Classic and Diablo 2 on my PC. Still, the fundamentals are the same. With that out of the way, I'm going to present to you, in my opinion, the three biggest problems with online gaming.Read more...