The VOTE: Are Always Online Games Benefiting or Ruining Gaming?

March 9, 2016 Written by Chandler Wood

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The VOTE allows you, the PSLS community, to cast your vote and determine once and for all which choice is definitively better. This is for all the marbles, and any other voting sort of analogies that you can think of. Feel free to discuss your choice in the comments below, but remember to keep it civil. We’ll have new votes every Wednesday, with results from the prior week posted at that time, so be sure to check back and make your voice heard. 

Last week I was checking out No Man’s Sky, so there wasn’t a VOTE, but the week before that we asked what Take-Two property you wanted to see at E3 this year. Red Dead Redemption was the clear winner at 46%. BioShock landed at 19%. Grand Theft Auto got a surprising 13%. Borderlands settled at a paltry 6%.  5% of you wanted some other property of theirs, and finally 10% want to just see them come up with a new IP.

This week the topic is always online games. With The Division and Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 both requiring connections to play(among a plethora of other games), it made us really curious what our readers think of developers requiring a connection to the internet to play. In some games it is the core element of the game, such as Battlefront or Garden Warfare 2, but others have made poor use of connecting a game that could otherwise be played entirely offline (I’m looking at you Need For Speed…). Are these always online games the future of the gaming industry, or are they a poison that is ruining a hobby we used to be able to enjoy without the internet?

Games are increasingly requiring an internet connection to play. Games like The Division, Destiny, and Plants vers… in PlayStation LifeStyle Polls on LockerDome

Check back during the week to see how your choice is stacking up. Have any suggestions for future polls? Email me, tweet me, or hit us up on Twitter @PSLifeStyle, and don’t forget to vote each Wednesday.