Edge: "Among many of the prophesies on future of the videogames industry is its eventual transition to the cloud. If games are run virtually, it means that gamers don't need to physically own software. David Perry, chief creative officer at Acclaim Entertainment, likens it to the arcade where people were willing to pay to play on hardware they could never afford.
People don't care if they own a physical copy of Texas Hold 'Em on Facebook, but there's a problem with moving more complicated games directly to the cloud. It requires a really fast Internet connection and better broadband penetration. Perry expects that is at least five years away."