David Perry's new OnLive competitor could apparently be possible on the PS3 if Sony allows it.
But IT WONT WORK so it doesn't matter, sadly.
Why won't it work? It really needs minimal effort on Sony's part for this to work, as it plays games through a video stream. Doesn't require too much RAM or 3D acceleration which means it will easily work, if Sony want it to work.
I don't know about if it will work or not, but while viewing the video I had many hiccups alone.... Ever watched a youtube video and constantly get incosistent frame rates? Occassional freezes.... yeah! Not my ideal gaming experience. I'm hopeful and we will see....
yeah but it won't be the big blockbuster games, since they require huge files. plus these games will already be taxing your network connection as it is with having to stream assets on the fly, so how will they perform once you have to send even more data while gaming against other players? they'll probably be arcade games (like Kongregate), but it really eliminates the purpose of having a hard drive. imho, just login to Kongregate it's pretty happening over there, and it's the same concept.
@1.4 - It requires minimal HDD space cos it is essentially a video stream. Also the games he shows in the demo are pretty high calibre, i.e. not just arcade titles.
no thatw wouldnt happen. MS wouldnt let these epople put MS exclusives on the 360. it would be like ntflix on 360 not having any sony pictures movies
I'm still on a 1.5mpbs connection..and to see more and more stuff like this, it makes me kinda sad. High bandwidth is expensive in my area.. He said Mario Kart 64 takes a little less than 1 mbps..that leaves about .5 mbps for the other 3 people in my house =/
playing pc games on a ps3 would be cool as it supports mouse and keyboard and yet it has a web browser also i say sony should allow it
I might not be so good for Sony as this might reduce game sales ... but then - should they care? Sony will still sell all their impressive PS3 exclusives... on the other hand Activision might stop supporting the PS3, but PS3 will get all the 360 exclusives that are also released on the PC :) Halo on the PS3.... ohhh yea... Microsoft is gonna be livid
Sony should release a firmware update that further supports the web browser before this happens. It works fine but for me at least it still freezes from time to time. And I'd love to be able to fully use all the aspects of facebook and youtube and the like.... and stay permanently logged in to n4g on my ps3 as well.
If we can play PC games on the Playstation 3.. Then that means we can play Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 on the Playstation 3. LOL.
I'm still very suspicious of the whole gaming on demand idea. It may sound good, but I don't see how it can work on a large scale.
you are right... all the demos we have seen seem to be one person playing over the service... but with a million users hitting the service, its gonna be a challenge even with extensive grids. I am extremely impressed with the bandwidth usage though... 1 to 2 MBps (including audio) through out... Also interesting is the fact here in the US atleast 1 ISP (comcast) is restricting the bandwidth usage to 250 GB per month (includes upload and download)... Could be a major snag for the service ! Edit : Nobody is talking about lag ! wouldnt it be a serious issue ??
Time Warner was also going to introduce bandwidth cap but after a huge uproar they went back against it. But I remember a while ago Comcast was using Sandive to disrupt people's upload speed. The US cable ISPs are so messed up that in order for services like onLive to work is to fix the cable industry first.
yay for the 20GB download limit cap most people have around where I live!
It would be very interesting if it went ahead. Sony should consider it as the 360 will have their own version soon. IIt would give people a choice to use DD or disks. and when games become rare they can use this service.
SONY ALLOW IT. NOW!!!!
Starcraft 2! With ps3 mouse and keyboard compatibilities it will be a perfect experience :)
ask Activision and Blizzard. knowing Activision they wont allow it till they see a PS3 price cut, as for Blizzard, that's another story. I Still think the PC is good for an RTS, but we will see what happens in the future with the inclusion of Motion controls on a console.
I'd play the superior PC versions of Alan Wake and SC: Conviction on PS3 :D
Technically Namco's already doing it with their game center, so why not someone else?
I'd js play PC games on it too =P But isn't this cloud computing? as in...Playstation Cloud?!?!?
Haha, nice one Perry, do it! We all know you like Sony systems...go for it!
Only way this comes to the PS3 is with Sony buying up the company. No way would they just "partner" on something as big as this.
Does that mean we can play PC games on my PS3? If that works,it will be awesome coz I don't need to wait for L4D and Splinter Cell to be ported to PS3 in order to play them on my PS3.
Splinter Cell Conviction, Alan Wake, Gears, Mass Effect all playable in the superior PC versions on the PS3? Allow it and the 360 is done! Period.
yeah, now that would be an instant 'I win' button for the PS3.
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