Through the PR speak and technical language, one thing was abundantly clear at AMD’s press conference at GDC 2013, electronics giant wants to push the next-generation of gaming to the cloud.
What's depressing about this is that companies want you to think that it's for convenience and security... ...but it's actually just a way to restrict our already pathetic consumer rights even further, and more easily fragment their games into more profitable, microtransaction/DLC-heavy models. And it will not stop, I guarantee it, no matter how much piss and vinegar is stirred up online.
Not while some people are are still stuck with dial-up.
PC gamers with dial up? Ya alright then.
I see his point. Most people outside of metro areas are lucky to get ADSL speeds.
Been a PC gamer for years, only had an ADSL connection since July of last year (2Mbps), before that it was 56k Dial-Up. Broadband coverage is still pretty horrendous here in the UK.
its called Steam ... cloud is just another fancy word to say the Internet
No, they mean SaaS or software as a service. This is what people generally mean when they refer to cloud computing and delivering software over the cloud.
You're confusing "cloud" and "DRM"
Its all about profit margins. Everything will eventually be in the cloud. More overhead and upkeep, but a helluva lot less money spent on logistics. After a while, marketing budgets will be cheaper. Marketing will be on a more personable level, through your cell phone or email. We are our own worse enemy. We all want our 401k's to grow right? We are digging our own graves.
It helps that they don't actually worry about the service running well or at all for a lot of the time.
Ew, no. Publishers already screw us so hard, imagine what they would do with the power of you not even having the data on your own computer.
When gaming is only streamable it will be time for me to find a new thing to do with my time.
I'm glad people are starting to realize this, or what it entails. If I can't play MY game without an internet connection or buy a physical copy, they can go #@$% off.
Unless internet speeds evolve, i dont see this taking off just yet.. Its going to start nx gen but wont be in full effect for quite some time
like your games with input lag? streaming is for you
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