After the next console generation "do we need boxes anymore?"

That's what OnLive executive producer Tom Dubois asks, a bigwig of the cloud-platform gaming service that's running in the United States.

Xbox 360 and PS3 are "refreshing now" with Kinect and Move, and we'll get "another box" from each, but what after that? Consoles 'constrain'.

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Ambivalent_3019d ago

Basically agree with the article.

Quagmire3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

I always figured the high-tech generation of gaming of the future to simply run games wirlessly off of controller straight to the tvs, without the need for a clunky box. Would make taking your gaming system a breeze too.

And game cartridges could be small and fit clip into the controller port, or could be cloud/downloadable.

nickjkl3019d ago

yep to bad the gpus and cpus will be way less powerful than anything modern

to cut back on heat

ChronoJoe3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

90% of the world are still on standard broadband services (or lower), so Onlive type services aren't a good idea, right now. In my opinion.

wicko3019d ago

100% agree, and even if you had a connection worth using this service on, it would still be stupid to use it because it's compressed to hell, image quality just can't match a local version.

Not to mention, as new consoles come out, they'll support higher resolutions, making it even more difficult to send a high quality image, and broadband services will still be playing catch up.

edgeofblade3019d ago

Some people are thankful to be playing the game at all.

wicko3019d ago

I don't think OnLive is going to be for those people. It won't be cheap to have a connection that can handle this nor will subscriptions be cheap..

Terarmzar3019d ago

But i love looking at my consoles (60GB Ps3, such a Beauty)
in fact i have a shell to it in my room too lol

kevnb3019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )

consoles will die eventually, games will just be service based and accesible on multiple open source type devices.

kevnb3019d ago

and on pc its already 50% dd. Retail likes console gaming better right now, but they are ruining the market for themselves with used game sales.

jashmister3019d ago

and Australian retail is ruining it for themselves with charging double the price of the American.

SolidSystem3019d ago

but its still cheaper than buying new right? thats all that matters.

every time someone chooses used over new is our developers who make the games we love loosing money.

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