Dan does a technical and logistical teardown of the possible implementations of Microsoft’s cloud for the Xbox One.
This is an awesome vid and explanation of "cloud computing." The vid puts "cloud computing," lamens terms and I think gamers really needed this. He almost sounded like Mark Cerny, with his explination.
I feel dumber having watched this. What a fanboy douche!
People need to stop getting their "facts" from random idiot bloggers.. But let's all call it fact.. Some douche puts something online and suddenly they're experts when they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground..
@ babadivad & n4rc Can you guys please explain how cloud computing works then? Since it's a fanboy blogger explaining things that others have said in a lot of techno jargon. I am just saying the guy gives a good explanation of what cloud computing is. Nobody is saying the cloud isn't real. What I am still failing to see is how cloud computing is going to help gaming as it stands right now. In order to take advantage of the cloud wouldn't gamers have to be connected to the internet? And with this wouldn't gamers have to have a super high bandwidth, which most companies do not support/have the infrastructure currently to support?
Yes.. You obviously need the internet to utilize it.. You can freely read up on how games such as forza and sunset overdrive plan on using it so far.. The fact is.. Most games announced won't use it.. Its a new option for developers.. The applications are varied and diverse.. Its just a matter of how Devs choose to use it.. Bandwidth isn't a issue.. To put it simply.. Its doing all the math and sending the results rather then have your console burn its own resources.. Anyone know how demos or kill cams work? They are small files that contain coordinates and instructions to be used with a local engine on your machine.. Its not like they need to contain textures or audio, that's all on your end already.. But they have already stated its not required to be connected to the net to play games.. Unless they are sold as online only.. In other games, it will provide complementary features
Then here is my thing if not all developers are going to use it. Then why approach M$'s announcement of cloud computing like we were about to see the coming of the next messiah. And bandwidth will always be an issue if my ISP doesn't have the ability to ping the M$ database fast enough the computations are going to be horrible. The cloud was announced like it was going to compensate for the lack of power of the console. When not all gamers on the platform will not be able to take advantage of it. If developers will use it they have to take in account that all consumers wont be able to use this. Don't you think?
this was a very good video. you broke down the BS of the cloud in the most simplest form. the dev who push this cloud BS are also blinding gamer. I am glad someone called it as it is....
You mean called it as you wanted to see it? Hate to break it to you, but the cloud is very real.. Tech leaders tend to not spend billions of dollars on things that don't work.. But nope.. This random moron on...gigaboots.com...k... Says its bs.. So it must be! Let's all ignore the respected developers telling you it works and its awesome.. Pretty sad..
I've always looked at gamers as people who like to push the technology envelope. I thought they appreciated new and inventive methods of delivering gaming experiences. With the launch of the XBOX One and PS4, it seems that I was very wrong. Most people have decided to stand behind their "Fanboyism" and hate on things they haven't had a chance to see for themselves. Did these same people hate on cellphone manufactures when they started putting cameras in the phone because, they already owned a camera? What was the point of adding a camera to a phone, right? Do these same people shut off their data services on their smartphones because they don't want to be always connected? I'm surprised that gamers would hate on technology because they have an issue with a certain company. Don't buy their products, that is your choice as a consumer. Talking about cloud computing being dumb, or impossible, or a bunch of marketing BS seems to show ignorance to future possibilities. Did you hate the scenes in the Iron Man movies where Stark uses gestures to control his tech? Should he not talk to Jarvis cause voice control is dumb? Come on guys, let the companies come up with technology that moves us forward. Let's see where it takes us, or, do you only play your Atari 2600?
I think most of us want M$ to explain how all this is going to work. M$ is very tight lipped. There is difference between something tangible like adding a camera to a phone and saying something is going to increase the performance of something. Me I am just a curious techie guy, not a fanboy I just want to find out how it's actually supposed to work. Not just sucking up a few hints about something and calling it "awesome or crap." I was the same way when Sony announced the Cell.
I totally agree with you. I think MS has done a terrible job with delivering their message. My comment was geared toward the pattern I'm seeing in posts everywhere, where people are hating on advances in technology without really knowing all the details. I'm with you, MS needs to do a much better job getting their message out to gamers and show how the cloud will improve our gaming experience. That will give us the tangibility we all need. The phone comment was more about the hatred people are showing related to Kinect. It seems a lot of people are cynical about how the technology is being used, and in general, with anything that may advance our gaming experiences. At any rate, I'm a techie guy like you and definitely not a fanboy of any console. I own them all and will buy the new ones as well. I love the advances each new generation brings and can't wait for the new consoles!
No one really knows how the azure cloud is gonna work with the system. But we will come November. This guy obviously a fanboy
@TheDoctor714 being tight lipped is probably best. The way the console was is going everytime M$ says something Sony comes and tries to trumph it. Then Sony fanboys go nuts.
That's the problem Sony has pretty much put all their cards on the table. M$ did a great job with the 360 announcements and explanations. The consumer didn't feel out of touch with the product. As a "gamer", no as a consumer, I feel out of touch with the XBone so far. I hope this will change, or this console cycle I will stick with just one console and not get both a Sony & M$ product. Everytime M$ says something they shoot themselves in the foot Sony doesn't have to say anything.
Actually, being tight lipped is the LAST thing that MS should be doing at this point. That has been the issue. They either don't speak or misspeak each time that information is needed. They really need to take a humble sales approach...forget the grandiose promises and just be clear about what can be done and how. Right now there is just too much confusion on their part. Half of the time it feels like THEY don't even know what to say. As for Sony, it's a "war". If the "enemy" provides ammunition, then you take aim and you shoot it. That's just good business.
Not only is this video not fanboy FUD (like one would expect) but The Digital Foundry's article written about this same thing backs up everything said here. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... I think the real fanboys are the one's screaming about how biased the video is and having no real information to back it up. Just because the bandwidth isn't an issue in some cases doesn't mean the latency problem goes away.
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