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Submitted by mmike855 1736d ago | podcast

DVG Show 11: Streaming: The Future of Gaming?

From the editors at www.digitalvideogamer.com

"After a dark day when Blockbuster announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, where will we go for game rentals? Plus, PSP 2 is in developer hands, Microsoft lacks enthusiasm in recent Kinect videos, Resistance 3 screenshots leaked and irrestistable, and will streaming game services take over?" (Culture, Dev, Industry, Kinect, Microsoft, Mobile, Next-Gen, PS3, PSP, Resistance 3, Retro, Wii, Xbox 360)

Baltis  +   1737d ago
Who needs Blockbuster? Well, I guess the thousands they employed. That'd be a good place to start. Anyone who sees Blockbuster going under a good thing is an idiot. It shows all the weaknesses America is infected with. A weak economy. A weak president. A weak foreign policy. Blockbuster going out of business is bad news. And I hate physical media. I am all for digital distribution, but I know most people are not and most people cannot take the stand behind it. This world is headed into a dark place.
mmike855  +   1737d ago
I agree
I essentially grew up at a Blockbuster, and in this podcast we discuss what we are left with when it comes to renting games. It is terrible that all of those people employed are now without work, and I wish Blockbuster had made the right choices to stay competitive in the rental industry. It was a very dark day when they announced they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
darthv72  +   1735d ago
ironic...
i recall it was blockbuster that had a helping hand in bluray winning the format war. They were only offering bluray movies as the HD format. No HDDVD.

Their policies on x number of day rentals I believe was their undoing. The fees and what not if it was the slightest bit late.

Streaming movies are nice and they tried their hand at that with...i cant remember the name but it was an early competitor to netflix streaming.

They could turn things around if they partnered up with redbox. That is a service that is growing fast.
rockleex  +   1735d ago
Blockbuster should have caught on to what Netflix was doing...
Long ago when they still had a chance.

Anyways, streaming for the future of gaming? Ask OnLive.
PimpHandHappy  +   1737d ago
@baltis
Blockbuster going under=This world heading into a dark place

lol

what a EMO
BillOreilly  +   1735d ago
AMEN
Silly Mammo  +   1735d ago
@Baltis
Go hang out with your teabagger fox news watching friends and leave your sad, misinformed political views off of a gaming board!
Zinc  +   1735d ago
Misinformed? Please, explain.
Silly Mammo  +   1735d ago
I would, but wouldn't that go against the statement I made above about leaving political statements off of gaming boards?
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Zinc  +   1735d ago
I suppose, but you already did that with, and I quote, "Go hang out with your teabagger fox news watching friends and leave your sad, misinformed political views off of a gaming board!". That initial comment is laced with political ideology.

Keep in mind, I just want you to explain why you think he is a Fox News watcher or a teabagger (which, I assume, is a derogatory reference to the Tea Party movement).

I myself can identify with some of what the Tea Party expounds and I have no problem stating that boldly.

Also, if you think that we are not in difficult and potentially crippling times, I would say you are not paying attention to the policies that have been coming out of both the Left and the Right for the past 70 years.
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Droid Control  +   1736d ago
They should have worked a deal with M$
to make their movies available for download in the UK on the Xbox LIVE marketplace.

The UK has no netflix or alternative...
Stealth20k  +   1735d ago
streaming games wont take over ever
darthv72  +   1735d ago
i dont know
It all depends on the name associated with it. If we are talking MS saying streaming games then the obvious majority would respond in protest. However, recently Intel was demoing something that involved cloud computing and streaming of games to a client and it was very impressive.

So I ask you, if it is backed by Intel would the feelings toward it be the same as if it is backed by MS?
darren_poolies  +   1735d ago
I use LoveFilm for my game rentals so I'm safe with my rentals. But it is a real shame that Blockbuster has went bankrupt, I used my local Blockbuster all the time until the fees got a little bit too expensive and I started using LoveFilm. Still I loved the Blockbuster store, it was nice to just go in and wonder around.
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