I have an unwarranted fondness for digital distribution, allow me to summarise.
I like to own things, and having disks and shit is nice – but having a hard drive packed with games is nicer – I prefer to navigate the XMB rather than the living room.
So how do I react when potentially given the opportunity to forgo a physical console? Sceptical, and a little scared.
I’m referring of course to OnLive, which might as well be called the future. This is cloud gaming – no need for a console or gaming PC in front of you, simply log on to OnLive and their machines do all the work, and stream the audio/visual to you. Xbox, PS3, Mac, PC – doesn’t matter. Pick a game from whatever platform and play it on your low spec PC or television.
It sounds good if not a little fanciful, but I’ll reserve my judgement until I see it in action and see what they expect to charge for the service.
Now for news that inspired this post’s title, I’m happy to say some of my dreams came true this morning.
It’s not official yet, but the original Call of Duty is coming to PSN and Xbox Live. Nostalgia ahoy, I’d had some amazing time with that game and I can’t wait for the excuse to jump back into some multiplayer action.
I’ll admit I am a little concerned how the game will fare without a keyboard and mouse, and considering the scoped Mosin Nagant was my weapon of choice and I rolled with the handle Vasily Zaitsev, I may have trouble returning to my prior awesomeness – sniping with an analogue stick is a skill I’m yet to master.