“Bricked” Could this be in gaming’s future? – MUD2MMO

This week we look at technology, planned obsolescence, and taurens as we explore your devices being forcbricibly “bricked”.

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5 Comments on "“Bricked” Could this be in gaming’s future? – MUD2MMO"

Another great episode, dude. Though there’s more to this issue than one might think. You state that some people prefer using the old systems and methods, which is why they refuse to change. That’s just a small reason why legacy software and hardware are kept around. The main reason people want to keep old stuff is because that old stuff has no replacement. For example, I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have to keep Windows 7 because most of my software I run cannot run on Windows 8 or 10. Not only that, but buying new software that is… Read more »

Oh man… I remember a friend of mine wanted to hack his Wii and install homebrew on it and he ended up bricking it due to a power outage that happened at his place while he was hacking it. Now it turns on and shows a garbled message in place of the safety warning which makes it a $250 brick.

To play Devil’s Advocate, there is a good reason that many games and pieces of hardware are abandoned and killed like that. The primary reason being: server costs and lack of gain. After a set amount of time, companies just stop making money off of games. No more sales, most users moved on to the next installment, and are possibly several installments down the line. Maybe the series has long since ended and the company cannot afford to put money towards powering and maintaining servers for something they see no capital from. One of my favorite games ever, Monster Hunter… Read more »

I honestly really do worry about this like, wasn’t there a thing where the silent hill demo just got scrubbed off of consoles not too long ago? They are already using the ability to do it and I do not trust them enough to think they won’t with actual games I paid for. I still buy a lot of physical games despite it being obnoxious as fuck because I just do not trust companies.


I am so sick of companies acting like the goblins from Harry Potter.