Taking gaming into the 'cloud'

For anyone involved with the technology industry, the phrase "cloud computing" has been hard to escape recently.

The central idea behind it is for users, be they people or companies, to put information and programs into giant data centres that they access via the web.

While many firms touting cloud technologies for businesses and individuals have got start-up funding, some feel that the cloud may also be the way forward for the gaming industry.

When processor-intensive graphic rendering is done in the cloud and streamed to a home computer, gamers could play the latest and greatest games whether they had a powerful machine or not.

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