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Submitted by ShadowKingpin 858d ago | article

Gaikai & The Future Of Console Gaming

"As Sony mentioned at the PlayStation 4 event last Wednesday, console gaming is transitioning from singular usage to a multitude of usages. The first major change in consoles was online gameplay, but how did internet-based gaming start?" (Gaikai, Mobile, Next-Gen, PS4, Sony, Tech)

tweet75  +   858d ago
this means in the future we wont have to worry about storage space which has always been a headache with the current generation on all consoles
classic200  +   858d ago
Cloud gaming will not remove the existence of downloading a game, the faster the internet becomes then the faster it is to download a game to your own system and play it. Gaikai will always be a rental system because you cannot sell someone something that is in the clouds lol.

Onlive lets you own the game for 2 to 3 years I think and then you have to rebuy it, they call it full pass I think.
In that situation your like renting it for couple years, but downloading will still remain. PS4 can download a game and you can play the the few parts of the game that is already on your machine while its downloading. That my friend is awesome
The_Infected  +   858d ago
Yea Gaikai also allows you to play the game as soon as it starts a download which is the alternative to streaming the game. It's instant play either way. So it's a win win situation.
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Joe913  +   858d ago
The FCC wants 1gbps in every state by 2015 so this can happen in two years. Really don't matter to me though I'm in Kansas should have Google fiber in a year.

http://www.broadbandworldfo...
Omar91  +   858d ago
I have a question regarding the downloading while playing feature. Would it be similar to how you watch a video on youtube and having it buffer? Meaning while we are playing a demo for example, would it stop at the part that its still downloading?

Just curious
Azmatik  +   858d ago
I would immagine its like how world of warcraft does it. The game can download but some gfx are missing but depending on what ur looking at the game dls that part the fastest get my drift and a bit laggier but if ur downloading a singleplayer game i can guess it wont rlly be lagy or missing gfx
SkullBlade169  +   858d ago
I personally want nothing to do with cloud gaming, I'd rather have the actual game with me, if that means a copy on a disc or a hard drive it doesn't matter, but being at the mercy of varying Internet speeds at any time, and crappy video + audio compression as well as input lag does not really appeal to me.
first1NFANTRY  +   858d ago
i agree with you but if all those issues can be avoided then you must admit the technology is quite impressive.
SkullBlade169  +   858d ago
Well, what I said is mostly based on how things are right now.

In the future it will probably become a lot better to use and more capable. I think I would still rather own the machine that's actually running the game still though.

It is impressive, but I don't really think it's for me right now.
princejb134  +   858d ago
I agree
I rather have disk content
Some Internet providers even cap the users bandwidth

What will those people do
There are also many places around the world that are still using dial up
Azmatik  +   858d ago
I think alot of ppl are misunderstanding when u buy a game like off psn you still own the game its just you can start streaming right from the start nothing wrong with that. Lmao sorry i had to laugh about the dial-up comments my question is what have the ppl with dial-up been doing for the past 8 years? Ps3 cant even use dial-up so your points and whining are very invalid.
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classic200  +   858d ago
Cloud gaming is just a rental or demonstration system for games you don't really want to own. It can never stop downloads.
darx  +   858d ago
I can't see cloud gaming taking off.
The_Infected  +   858d ago
You don't represent reality. It will take off slowly but surely.
ShadowKingpin  +   858d ago
Once the internet is more accessible to everyone and the speeds are better, I'm sure it will take off.
tweet75  +   858d ago
there should always be an option to game even when the internet is down
Awesome-Xanto  +   858d ago
I really think sometimes people don't look at the big picture. While some of you may have good internet in your area, the average person does not. The internet is also getting worse, and bandwidth caps are now the new norm... while games continue to push 50GB and will likely be larger next gen. The reality of the situation is these publishers want to push this technology because it can effectively kill piracy, but the average consumer should not want it because it really takes away consumer rights that we currently enjoy with physical games. Gaming is expanding faster than the internet can keep up, effectively meaning that physical media will be for the foreseeable future the best way to deliver games.

The FCC may want 1gbps in every state by 2015... but just because the FCC "wants" it doesn't mean it will happen. I would not get your hopes up for it.

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