Quoted from solarvalue:
Oh, believe me, it's a very live horse that is developing and growing. People are developing new games right now on the P3 using Internet connectivity in different ways. In bingopodcast's new game Ranger in the Ruins, "when you lose a game, if your P3 is connected to the Internet, some 'ghost' data will be written, which can then allow you to appear within another's game". Internet connectivity brings a whole host of new interactive gameplay options and they are not all about competing. Players on different machines could work together, for example, in an online co-op game. It would be a little close-minded to dismiss all the fun and interesting possibilities because you are worried that someone is going to cheat against you in an online tournament.
Ahem, yawn. Was playing rfm online for scores a decade ago. As for your data being written to anothers, the gaming industry is well ahead of you.
You say closed minded. I look at is it has already been done. It ignores why I play pinball in the first place. They don't have to cheat. Their game simply doesn't play the same. If you are new enough not to grasp that concept then stop talking about things you don't understand.