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Submitted by IraqCombatVet 245d ago | opinion piece

How PlayStation Now sets PS4 apart from Xbox One

Are you excited for PlayStation Now? Even though it's not the answer to PS4 backwards compatibility it could be a game changer for Sony.

What is PlayStation 4 explores in detail how PlayStation Now works with devices and what advantages it gives PS4 over the Xbox One. (PS4)

Spurg  +   246d ago
Not really...what's stopping Ms from doing it as well.

http://www.theverge.com/201...
mewhy32  +   246d ago
Thats a good point. However, they're not doing it and Sony is. That's the difference.
Spurg  +   246d ago
Yeah because Ms just decided to stream Halo 4 on a device just for the sake of it.
MasterCornholio  +   245d ago
Microsoft will do it but the question is when?

And until they do that's another feature that the PS4 will have that's not avaible on the Xbox One. Like streaming via twitch (for now).
iamnsuperman  +   245d ago
The big question is when. It's one thing being able to stream one game to a device, it's a totally different thing having a service beta testing at the end of the month with releasing on a big scale in the summer. For all we know Microsoft could be years away from a sellable service (there is a lot more than just streaming a game when it comes to a service like this).
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mochachino  +   246d ago
A gaming, TV, and movie service would be incredible. May as well throw music in there as well.

Hopefully Sony is finally leveraging their vast media and entertainment resources into something innovative and cohesive.

There's no reason why they couldn't have been Netflix.
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DigitalRaptor  +   246d ago
The way it appears, Sony has said less about cloud gaming, and done more before Microsoft did. Their foray into providing consumers with hands on benefits begins later this month.

That is going to have quite some lasting perception unless MS comes out and shows what their cloud is all about, because that seemed like a major selling point for their new console.
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miyamoto  +   245d ago
more walk than talk,eh?

actually Sony used the power of the cloud as far as i know early as Uncharted 2

its amazing how the PlayStation has risen from the most belittled brand inside Sony Corp to one of its most enduring brands today and perhaps Sony's saving grace.

very interesting

ps3 was the ugly duckling too that turns out to be a beautiful magnificent gaming swan song for the 7th gen

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
- Steve Jobs
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DivineAssault  +   246d ago
Sony is evolving pretty well.. Im liking the great changes they made so far.. No longer arrogant & unfocused.. Now theyre seeing the big picture & are starting to make great changes that benefit its customers
BG11579  +   245d ago
Sony did learn from the previous mistakes with the PS3, but none could expect it would be this much.
Right now, I like where they are going.
S2Killinit  +   245d ago
i would like to play GTA V on my PS4. I missed it when it came out and then got my PS4 and didn't get around it
Goku781  +   245d ago
Playstation Now makes Xbox Live look like PBS with a subscribition bill. PBS has great programming too, but would you really wanna pay for it?
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Grimhammer00  +   245d ago
It's interesting. I believe MS was certainly rushed to compete by PS4 announcement. This applies to MS cloud service for xbone. I've still to see what MS cloud service does that dedicated servers haven't been doing for ages.

Sony however are actually attempting to take what ONlive attempted and making it work.

The issue no one considers is the amount of data consumption this service will need. I know most plans in Canada won't work well with a service that can blow 60gbs in a nightly game session!

I'm a ps4 only guy now. Barely use my ps3.
I'm excited for this service. But I have no need for it now. I've played every ps3 game I wanted to try.
With exception of a few titles coming this summer.
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