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What Can The Cloud Do For You?

CCC says: "One of the big buzzwords permeating the game industry, especially when talking about the next generation of consoles, is cloud technology. Microsoft in particular has been eager to tell us how “the power of the cloud” can be harnessed to make the Xbox One more powerful than its specs would suggest it is. Just what is the cloud, and is it actually a technology that is poised to revolutionize gaming? Let's take a no-bull look and see what cloud technology can actually do for the gamers who will be using the Xbox One and PlayStation 4."

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allformats1537d ago

Nothing. Nothing but cause me to lose my game when these companies decide to retire their servers, rending my game unplayable.

Oh, you know the cloud is only servers, right? Ah, I see.

FanOfRootBeer1537d ago

Game saves aren't directly related to Cloud computing. The primary use of Cloud is as an externally accessible means of offloading game computation in order to lessen the strain on a console. This lets developers go bigger with their games, because they get the raw processing power to handle it.

MysticStrummer1537d ago

"The primary use of Cloud is as an externally accessible means of offloading game computation in order to lessen the strain on a console."

Respawn says :

"Cloud doesn’t seem to actually mean anything anymore, or it has so many meanings that it’s useless as a marketing word."

"Let me explain this simply: when companies talk about their cloud, all they are saying is that they have a huge amount of servers ready to run whatever you need them to run. That’s all."

TheHybrid1537d ago

Major Nelson already made a statement saying they will not render your games unusable after servers shut down. Stop worrying about problems that you make up for yourself. If you don't want an Xbox, don't get one. I'll be getting an xb1 and a ps4 because I'm a real gamer....with a job.

dcj05241537d ago

Microsoft shutdown the original XBOX servers. That is why he is concerned.

MysticStrummer1537d ago

If shutting down the servers has no noticeable effect, then how powerful can the cloud possibly be?

If a game is still technically playable without the cloud, but suddenly has lessened AI, lighting, or whatever, how bad does the change have to be for MS to get hit with substantial backlash?

These are questions real gamers should be asking.

Godlovesgamers1535d ago

"I'll be getting an xb1 and a ps4 because I'm a real gamer....with a job."

Well I can't imagine you make enough to buy both consoles if you ride a donkey to work.

And what job was that again? Trolling N4G or bragging about yourself, or is it both?

Roper3161537d ago

Give me a contact high?

MasterCornholio1537d ago

Allow me to play games with Avatar quality graphics on my system.

/S

Motorola RAZR i

WeAreLegion1537d ago

It's great for backing up game saves, but computation will be a bit more difficult.

Cueil1537d ago

something that we'll likely see in 5-7 years really start to be used on non-mp only games