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Submitted by ThatCanadianGuy514 422d ago | article

How game streaming will change the way you play forever

It's actually quite a complex concept, including everything from Nvidia's upcoming portable games console - known as Project Shield - to the cloud-based GRID initiative, the GeForce Experience app on the PC and your Steam games library. It even includes PC graphics chips. Yeah, those hopelessly old-fashioned contraptions physically wired up to silly bits of board. Remember them? (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

ApolloTheBoss  +   422d ago
Can't wait to see how this turns out. Sony will revolutionize gaming or Microsoft will utterly destroy it. It will all depends on who comes out on top and I've got my money on Sony.
abzdine  +   422d ago
Gaikai tech seems so powerful, and combined to PS4 and Vita we can have some mindblowing social and game streaming techs. you can play a game with a friend without earning it is quite an impressive thing to me!
BABYLEG  +   422d ago
You don't even know how gaikai will work but Sony will revolutionize while Microsoft destroys? At least we know that the Xbox will have a good OS from day one. We won't have to wait 4 years for features
S2Killinit  +   422d ago
but we know that PS4 will have good games and xbox will have a few at the start and then give you the same games for the rest of the generation plus all that good OS you like so much plus a lot of applications you don't need and could get on your phone and PC.
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Ju  +   421d ago
Xbox has a good OS? And you base this on the fake presentation they gave us?

Watch this: http://video.wired.com/watc...

This is a live demo, not something staged. Note the comment of the chick at the end of the video. "It will improve"...lol

Live video is messed up, guide jumps like crazy, nothing runs smooth. MS is so far behind it's not even funny. But, hey, sure, they release this year, and then it'll work...

Take off the pink marketing goggles and somebody please start asking the tough questions.
wastedcells  +   421d ago
Microsoft and great os are rarely said in the pc world.
Tapioca Cold  +   422d ago
I hope u all realize this is going to cost you money. If you think this service will be free you re high.

In 3 weeks everyone is going to be complaining about psn. Wait and watch.
Supermax  +   422d ago
Great read and has a lot to do witness Sony and Microsoft marketing long term investments in the cloud.very soon your PC or console will not need to rely on the hardware in Italy the hard work will be done in the cloud,marketing the need to upgrade your PC or the life of your console a lot longer.
Supermax  +   422d ago
I've got my money on both and PC gameing,never count out one console maker for the other on competition is what leads to innovation in gameing.
extermin8or  +   422d ago
*sigh* the general internet is NOT FAST enough for most people to support this-it's all very nice to talk about what could/will be possible but the fact is very few people will actually be able to use the services discussed in the article :/
Supermax  +   422d ago
That's to bad for them,sigh
Dj7FairyTail  +   422d ago
It already have for me with Wii U Off-TV Play.
ThatsGaming  +   422d ago
I laugh at this stuff. Not because it is inaccurate or because it is bad...

But for it to work doesn't the client require an "always on" connection?

LOL. Isn't that the same thing gamers are knocking about X1? Aren't gamers completely revolting over it? Shows how marketing is really hooking people... You can't have always on to check DRM rights, but always on is great if you want to play games...
InspectorG  +   422d ago
because Gaikai would be the only way to play right? Its just another option... Its not a feasible feature to have as the only option for the same reason everyone has problems with X1... If Sony indicated that they everyone must use Gaikai, and obviously it is online only then they would have the same backlash.
ThatsGaming  +   422d ago
This article is about glorifying the cloud stuff on PS4. To take advantage of the cloud you have to be always on.

By the way MS has stated their console does not require always on connectivity so it is a red herring argument anyhow...

Major Nelson clearly states X1 is not an always on device in his chat after the X1 conference...

Link to Chat: http://majornelson.com/2013...

At the 4:14 mark he is asked about always on... And responds...

"Answer: No. It does not have to be always connected but it does require an internet connection."

That I know of every console requires an internet connection to do 90% of gamers want to do today.
S2Killinit  +   422d ago
xbox one will require the system to be connected to the internet at least once a day otherwise your games wont play.
ThatsGaming  +   421d ago
Link to MS's official quote stating this?
S2Killinit  +   421d ago
no link needed just do some research and find out. I'm not trying to lie to you if that is what you are implying. this is what MS said when they asked them if it needed to be 'always on.'
Here is a little part of the interview but go do some more research, you should be able to find out more.

Kotaku: If I’m playing a single player game, do I have to be online at least once per hour or something like that? Or can I go weeks and weeks?

Harrison: I believe it’s 24 hours.

Kotaku: I’d have to connect online once every day.

Harrison: Correct.

oh and here is the link thing
http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-...
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turnerdc  +   422d ago
I"m really curious as to how "spectating" works on the PS4. With OnLive it's rather simple. You're streaming the game so all you're doing is "tapping" into someone's stream. Being that PS4 is still a traditional console (uses discs and digital distribution) how would it accomplish this? Would your console be constantly uploading your video footage (streaming the game back to Sony through Gaikai)? That would require a decently fast upload connection. Would a separate stream (much like how OnLive has two streams running, your gaming stream and a concurrent separate spectating stream) be running in the background from Sony through Gaikai? Very interesting how they're tackling this. Regardless, like ThatsGaming stated above, you'll definitely need an "always on" connection to fully take advantage of the streaming capabilities. Required connection speed and bandwidth consumption are also a pretty big concern. Hopefully Sony explains all this stuff at E3.

EDIT: It could work like Twitch but like I suspected you need a decently fast internet connection. For 720p they recommend 3 - 4 Mbps up (which is unfortunate since I only have 1.5 - 2 Mbps up). Hopefully if it works similarly to this they're able to trim down the connection requirements.
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turnerdc  +   422d ago
Actually being that they've partnered with Ustream it probably does work more similarly to Twitch.TV and Ustream than OnLive (whereas it's constantly uploading your game play). Ustream also requires a decent upload speed though.

"For a medium quality stream, a minimum of 1.5Mbps upload bandwidth is required.

For higher quality and HD streams you'll want 4Mbps or greater upload speed."
Supermax  +   422d ago
Like u said before once both consoles are released you'll see how close they are to each other
H3ADWOUND81  +   422d ago
The future is bright, the future is ps4....
pandehz  +   422d ago
and ever
spartanlemur  +   422d ago
It'll revolutionise it by ending mod communities and ensuring that services like Gaikai have monopoly power over indie devs.
No revolution needed thankyou!

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