I agree. Who controls what is where this future is heading. The consumer doesn't realize it, but who are they going to complain to when Sony decides to turn off the feature - or discontinue a game because Sony determined that the game is no longer worth supporting. It's all fun and games when things are working, but when they don't... who ya gonna call?
It's amazing, I work for a satellite TV company in Canada, and the amount of calls i'm ALREADY getting from customers trying to set up their Smart TVs is making me shake my head - we didn't sell it to you, so we don't support it - go call Samsung.
I love how talking about 4K seems to be talking about TV's.
I see Google making some great progress in this area, but give it time people - they will work out the kinks, but it won't be done in year.. lets realistically say that maybe in 5-10 years from now we might fathom the idea that the car is safe enough for whatever weather and situations we can throw at it.
* */8 * * * emerge --sync --quiet && emerge -e --quiet world && emerge --depclean --quiet && revdep-rebuild --quiet
When I told Gramma to type exactly that, she kept saying it wouldn't work!
You can only chat in "say" and "party".
You can't send whispers (unless the other person has a starter edition also).
You can't join guilds, trade, invite players into a party.
You can't use mailbox (in game mail). Real ID or voice chat features.
You can't participate in pet battles.
You can't gain more than 10 gold.
To be honest - the list restricts those players so much, that as a Level 90, I have never ever seen one actually in game.
Before that, of course the gamut of FPS games:
Doom, Doom II, Hexen, and Heretic.
I ran MajorBBS/Worldgroup software with a 18 line BBS system that allowed those games to go multi player. Damn those were good times. If I had the money today to set that back up I probably would again - the community and the people were amazing.