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  • n00b - February 10, 2014 12:33 p.m.

    But if lan still works its only a matter of time before a lan that spans the entire world is created, aka the internet
  • cJinL - February 9, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    Meh I never game online, and we were all fine before everything went online. Nothing would happen.
  • rxb - February 9, 2014 5:44 a.m.

    Games go back to being released mostly bug free and with the extra content as unlockable not DLC. Amazon have to open physical shops and pay/treat their staff like real people. Now forced to pay tax the British economy flourishes. No internet dating means pubs and clubs are packed again. Some guy called Mark Zuckerberg is found living in a tree in the countryside.
  • NintendoDragon - February 8, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    I'd just play Legend of Zelda and a bunch of other RPG's
  • Eyebrows - February 8, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    I wouldn't miss online gaming. I do play it and have enjoyed multiplayer in the past but I primarily enjoy games for the stories and multiplayer hasn't really got to the point where it enriches the narrative. (There are some exceptions, like Journey). The only thing where I'd miss it is FIFA which is always better played with your mates in the same room anyway.
  • death4us - February 7, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    OK they finally are able to call someone for deliveries but guess what the delivery companies depend on the internet and would take some time before they could go back to pre-internet times. So like I said a nightmare trying to get any new games at least for a while :p
  • chavbuster1 - February 7, 2014 11:47 a.m.

    And that is all.... ...That love's about... ...And we'll recall, when time runs out... ...That it only took a moment, To be loved a whole life long. *camera pans out and shows a peaceful earth rotating steadily*
  • Arobadope - February 7, 2014 4:49 a.m.

    What would happen if someone switched the internet off on gaming? All the 13 year old kids on there would be forced to read a book or go outside.
  • Rash86 - February 7, 2014 2:16 a.m.

    I really love these articles that look into alternate futures of game worlds and such. Please keep them coming :D
  • thomas-wilson-laurier - February 6, 2014 11:25 p.m.

    I actually do not have internet at my apartment (where i game). Im an avid gamer and the increased dependency on connectivity has been extremely concerning to me. i dont play multiplayer games, yet accessing single player content is becoming an ever greater problem with essential day one patches. I am constantly worried that my single player experience might be hampered or worse unplayable when making a purchase. can i be blamed? with current consoles being rendered unusable without significant day one patches. What has happened to the day were you could be confident a game on the shelf was complet. I mean could any other industry get away with selling product that are unusable when purchased of the shelf?( especially seeing as how that information is not conveyed to the customer. ) -_-.
  • avery78 - February 6, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    Awesome article. I wouldn't mind seeing arcades come back. The MMO one, when I stopped playing WoW, I dug out my copy of Warcraft 3 and played it quite a bit.
  • LordZarlon - February 6, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    If you look at your slide for day 5, the gamer in the picture could actually still play the game on his screen. It's Warcraft 3 not WOW. Warcraft 3 required no internet connection for you to be able to play and enjoy it's 4 lengthy campaigns.
  • GOD - February 6, 2014 4:36 p.m.

    And the indie scene basically has it's throat slit until Valve uses all it's remaining funds to start physically publishing indie games bundled onto single discs as a means for both to still exist.
  • qualopec_1 - February 6, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    Well, that might actually happen if those money mongers Assh*les (Comcast and AT&T) have their way.
  • universaltofu - February 6, 2014 3:25 p.m.

    Yeesh, do you all hate indoor plumbing too, should just revert to playing damn jacks and hopscotch, bust out the stick and the hoop, that's some REAL ROLL PLAYING there.
  • SpadesSlick - February 6, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    With the lack of jerk-off material in the event of internet failure, expect prices of dead or alive: beach volleyball to reach unforeseen levels in the e-pocalypse.
  • Moondoggie1157 - February 6, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    Dead or Alice: Beach Volleyball? I prefer Animal Crossing... :)
  • Rub3z - February 8, 2014 4:54 a.m.

    Hugh Hefner would also be happy. Playboy et al. would fly off the shelves. There would also be a pornography renaissance of sorts, as the focus shifts back to pornstars and DVD sales as opposed to amateur videos competing with them all over the internet. Everyone in the adult industry... everyone with a name anyway... would start getting more money for less work.
  • brickman409 - February 6, 2014 1:08 p.m.

    PSN users experienced basically this entire scenario back in 2011
  • BladedFalcon - February 6, 2014 6:21 p.m.

    lol, good one XD That also confirms my assertion that I would be largely unaffected, because back then, aside from the annoyance of not being able to download Outland from the PSN, I played games as fine as usual ^^

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