AMD hopes the future of PC gaming is in the cloud

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.

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Bimkoblerutso1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

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.

Software_Lover1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )


unchartedxplorer1913d ago

Not while some people are are still stuck with dial-up.

kevnb1913d ago

PC gamers with dial up? Ya alright then.

FantasyStar1913d ago

I see his point. Most people outside of metro areas are lucky to get ADSL speeds.

iamgoatman1913d ago

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.

Obamanationn1913d ago

its called Steam ... cloud is just another fancy word to say the Internet

LightofDarkness1913d ago

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.

SilentNegotiator1913d ago

You're confusing "cloud" and "DRM"

Software_Lover1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

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.

SilentNegotiator1913d ago

It helps that they don't actually worry about the service running well or at all for a lot of the time.

SilentNegotiator1913d ago

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.

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