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Submitted by kraideral 270d ago | opinion piece

Cloud Gaming – Console of the Future

An average user may remember the times when gaming experience used to depend on hardware equipment one owned. With the development of cloud computing technology, many things have changed in the tech world, including gaming. As the cloud matures, more and more gaming providers decide to shift their infrastructure to this platform and provide millions of users worldwide with an easy access to bandwidth-heavy games and applications from virtually any device. (Gaikai, OnLive, Tech)

GentlemenRUs  +   270d ago
I have yet to see any game use the cloud to max out textures or graphics... I think we might be like 10-20 years off that.
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Mike134nl  +   270d ago
we are not that far of it's not like it will grow incremental bot more exponential. I like new interesting tech if it will work it will but only question is when will it really work well on a mass scale.
P0werVR  +   270d ago
Wow, your so dull!

If anything it's much closer than that. I'd expect on the first release of Microsoft's first party studios utilizing Azure. Then from their on out after catching on will then explode because of innovative uses.

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Funny how this article doesn't consider Azure or Xbox One being designed architecturally for cloud computing.And only mentions Nvida's grid
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corvusmd  +   270d ago
Well considering that both MS and Sony have server companies that they are going to use to stream whole games, and this has already been used to play Halo 4 on a phone with less latency than most multiplayer games... I'd say that it's definitely possible, especially if it starts as just a complementary source for disc based games doing computations that aren't immediately necessary. Judging by the fact that MS has already spent billions in investing in this idea, and they know A LOT more about it than I do...and every developer that has worked with it has nothing but praise...I'd say it's definitely one of the keys to the future if not the MAIN one.
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LonChaneyTV  +   270d ago
If Microsoft wanted to they could raise the standards for Cloud usage early. I don't see why not. the original XB raised the standards for online gaming back in 2001.
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P0werVR  +   270d ago
Sad in how people don't want to consider ANY Microsoft advancements to the industry. It's as if they've been doing evil on it and not give respect to what it has done in connecting gamers together. And now it's taking that to a whole other level they want to down play it by arguing specs.
joseph1111  +   270d ago
Microsoft and Sony get to prove its worth over the next year. Let's see what happens!
Deividas  +   270d ago
I do think that Cloud gaming will be much more involved in the future, but I dont think its gonna be anytime soon. I mean I know the Xbox One is bragging about it but I just dont see it happening in this coming generation of consoles. Maybe the next it will be much more involved but even then it wont be 100% cloud gaming, it will play a bigger part but right now, I just dont see it.
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slapedurmomsace  +   270d ago
The moment my system relies on the internet to play games, is the moment I become a full time PC gamer. I will in no way shape or form rely on the internet for my gaming. I don't mind leaning on it, even leaning heavily, relying..no.
Scatpants  +   270d ago
This will be great once everyone has Google Fiber. Onlive didn't look that great to me and I have fairly decent internet.
sovietsoldier  +   270d ago
if cloud gaming can do something as simple as lower pings for fps games or quicker matchmaking then its a win in my book even if it does nothing else.

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