Waste of ******* MONEY!!!

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At first I was wondering why people highlighted a certain part from the original post, but then I realized it was the asterisks doing their magic and turning the text to bold. :lol:
 
You don’t need to play online, you just need an internet connection.
To some people, this is interchangeable as they simply dont want to be forced to have their console connected to the internet for the whole time.
How do you even watch tv without an internet connection?
To me it is actually the opposite.
Especially because of 4k movies I really dont wish to watch any low quality stream over the web, nothing beats a disc.
But for games as there is no difference at all I prefer to have them digitally for the sole reason of not needing to change discs for different games, and I dont mind the occasional lost game when licenses have run out of business.
 
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To some people, this is interchangeable as they simply dont want to be forced to have their console connected to the internet for the whole time.

To me it is actually the opposite.
Especially because of 4k movies I really dont wish to watch any low quality stream over the web, nothing beats a disc.
But for games as there is no difference at all I prefer to have them digitally for the sole reason of not needing to change discs for different games, and I dont mind the occasional lost game when licenses have run out of business.
Have to admit i find movies to be an abridged and subsequently inferior format. That said, netflix’s 4k sub is pretty good. Also, the upscaling on my lg g3 72” is pretty good, and ive soent plenty of time working with refrence monitors and have great color acuity for a man(men tend to have lesser acuity than women, cones and such). My only real complaint is espn+ gets a bit juddery with hockey.
 
Its 2023..

How do you even watch tv without an internet connection?
That's a worrying attitude wildly adopted by the West.

Online connectivity should be a facility to aid/assist with day-to-day life and productivity and not be a method of gatekeeping or even worse, a modern form of backmail & weaponisation.

If our operating systems on laptops, PC & smartphone do not need to be online to enable you to perform offline tasks, there is no excuse for a video game to lock out 95% of it's functionality where atleast 50% of it's features and content is in single player mode.
 
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That's a worrying attitude wildly adopted by the West.

Online connectivity should be a facility to aid/assist with day-to-day life and productivity and not be a method of gatekeeping or even worse, a modern form of backmail & weaponisation.

If our operating systems on laptops, PC & smartphone do not need to be online to enable you to perform offline tasks, there is no excuse for a video game to lock out 95% of it's functionality where atleast 50% of it's features and content is in single player mode.
I’d wager that lockout is due to a long history of people sploiting and hacking their way through games.

Also, my iPhones a 💩 when not connected.

Its a map, a jukebox, a note taker, and a news feed. Pretty much all of those things require connectivity. You could argue the note thing but honestly taking notes with a computer sucks. If it didn’t replicate to the cloud and all of my other devices i would pad and paper it all day. In fact, with things i worry about corporate people i work with stealing i do the real work on a pad and paper because they’re vampires and will steal it if given a window.
 
Pretty sure that’s also the case in virtually every racing game ever. Certainly the vast majority.
Most Sim oriented games on the market let you select what you want. Its certainly the other way around in that regard.

Though in arcade games that's a different story.
 
I’d wager that lockout is due to a long history of people sploiting and hacking their way through games.

Also, my iPhones a 💩 when not connected.

Its a map, a jukebox, a note taker, and a news feed. Pretty much all of those things require connectivity. You could argue the note thing but honestly taking notes with a computer sucks. If it didn’t replicate to the cloud and all of my other devices i would pad and paper it all day. In fact, with things i worry about corporate people i work with stealing i do the real work on a pad and paper because they’re vampires and will steal it if given a window.
I can only speculate why Sony want the GT7 user base to be online, I suspect it is primarily for data harvesting, which then feeds towards the commercial decision making (i.e are enough people still playing GT7 in 2023, 24, 25 before we can justify investment of the next title?) and for marketing purposes that we all know large corporations such as Sony love.

On that point of cloud based tools (including that on iphones) ... most commercialised productivity and entertainment apps/platforms have offline support i.e offline grace period, cached drive, the ability to download music/video in advance which is handy in realistic scenarios such as avoidance of 4G/5G data costs when on the move, no wifi, in the event of a power cut etc ...
 
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From when I had played this year's ago when my Nephew2 were 5 and 7, and now 23 and 25, we could pick and choose whatever course we wanted and cars we wanted. I spent $59 dollars on this piece if ** game that we can't do that with on PS4. What a dam joke you people are that , I have to play online to only be able to access all the tracks. ******. Wont wast me money on any more of your worthless games!!!!
Bore off!
 
I have taken the liberty to highlight your grammatical and spelling errors.

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According to your profile, the joke clearly is on the USA Department of Education and US taxpayers if you attended public school.
Yes. I can never take anyone seriously if they can't even make (demonstrate) basic coherent language.

EDIT: Alright, jokes back on me now haha. Well Played.
 
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Its 2023..

How do you even watch tv without an internet connection?
For me it’s the OTA channels. Where I live we get around 60-70 channels free that come in as long as you have a decent digital antenna placed properly, though I only really watch about 35 of them. Almost half of these come in HD as well, mainly the likes of FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC and the movie channels. My tv does a solid job at upscaling as well. As for the others that only show older syndicated shows, I don’t mind watching them in the lower resolution they were at the time they were in production.
I think I spent like $50 on my digital antenna about 5 years ago and it doesn’t even require a power supply or have ability for internet connection, though without the power supply for the amplifier we only get about 25 channels.

Two of my TVs have Google tv or whatever it’s called, and yes, that does require internet to watch just like all the streaming subscription services do.
 
Yes. I can never take anyone seriously if they can't even make basic coherent language.
I can't take anyone seriously who spends on average a minimum of 60 minutes of real life time perusing a site that's dedicated to video games that transport you into a make believe world. (instinctively looks in the reflection of my computer screen as I type this and takes notice of the 40 year old man that's staring back - before pressing "post reply" and walking away in shame)
 
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For me it’s the OTA channels. Where I live we get around 60-70 channels free that come in as long as you have a decent digital antenna placed properly, though I only really watch about 35 of them. Almost half of these come in HD as well, mainly the likes of FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC and the movie channels. My tv does a solid job at upscaling as well. As for the others that only show older syndicated shows, I don’t mind watching them in the lower resolution they were at the time they were in production.
I think I spent like $50 on my digital antenna about 5 years ago and it doesn’t even require a power supply or have ability for internet connection, though without the power supply for the amplifier we only get about 25 channels.

Two of my TVs have Google tv or whatever it’s called, and yes, that does require internet to watch just like all the streaming subscription services do.
I prefer watching a series from start to finish then moving on. The idea of watching whats on, instead of pushing play when i have time, doesn’t make much sense to me. Even with sports. Often, i’m about an hour late and the ability to start from the beginning, is fantastic.

Honestly, i lost faith in the whole broadcast ecosystem a few years back. Local news is trash and frankly, i’d rather read it. Glad it works for ya but cable and the antenna seem like barnacles lately.
 
@Bas18029 since no one else seems to suggest this may I offer GT Sport as an alternative? Currently still requires an internet connection but is going to be unlocked for offline play once the servers shut down in and of January if it follows the pattern of other games. You'll be able to get it dirt cheap and it'll play really well. The tuning and single player isn't great but there's lots of options available once you're there.
 
if it follows the pattern of other games.
You are suggesting a game that currently requires online connection on a hunch of it following some other games - while some other games once the servers are down are closed just as well?
 
No it's not fully justified. He thought he could use all cars in all tracks right from the start, when it has never been the case for any Gran Turismo game, and its usually not the case for most other racing games either
I think it's the "simulator" in the title that makes ppl think this way.
I mean, if a pilot gets into a simulator he doesn't expect to have to unlock an airport before beeing able to land there;-)

I have no idea, how other games marketed as simulators handle this. MS flight simulator for example, do you have to unlock planes/airports there or is everything available right from the start?
 
You are suggesting a game that currently requires online connection on a hunch of it following some other games - while some other games once the servers are down are closed just as well?
I would call my hunch pretty solid. Especially with some statements in the past from PD regarding this happening and from over-hearing it from people who have contact with PD telling others that it's the promise. At the least it would be wise to have a lookout if you can get the game for next to nothing now or close to shut down time. With the ever growing requirement for always online it could be the closest option to what OP wants.
 
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