DVD's are dying…Streaming video is now the norm. What will be the catalyst to push video game hardware down into a watery grave?
I really hope streaming gaming becomes the norm. I like my hard copies thank you very much.
DVDs are dying, yes, but until you can stream the sort of stuff they've been packign on to a Blu Ray (God of War 3, Uncharted 2, inFamous) then I'll take my physical copies, please.
You can't sell video game steaming services to people that don't have video game streaming bandwidth. Really as simple as that.
in multi-player online lag me enough already. I can imagine how much more laggy it'll be when it's trying to stream the game too.
Yep, i mean seriously, my internet connection just couldnt handle Killzone 3 multiplayer on Full HD and maybe 3D.
This was a dumb article as Onlive has stop it's monthly subscription fee like a month ago. Do some research next time editor. Onlive is failing and investors already know it. Especially since you NEVER own the game. The games don't play in HD, they have 30 games, but the newest ones are the same price as a store hard copy. The Web Browser game Quake Live has been more successful than Onlive has.
when I buy a game I like to physically own it. Streaming gaming is nothing more than gaming with a fee on top of having to have an internet connection. Some gamers are just sheep who actually think digital download only is a step forward. Yea, it is -FOR THE DEVS AND PUBLISHERS CAUSE THEY CUT OUT THE MIDDLE MAN AND DON't REALLY HAVE TO SELL YOU THE GAME BUT INSTEAD SELL ACCESS TO IT. I honestly think these idiots who want this will ruin gaming
I won't buy a blu-ray unless it comes with the dvd combo. I only have blu-ray on the ps3, and I'm not about to let a 4 year old child handle an expensive console. He can have the dead format :)
The biggest issue with OnLive and services similar is that you have to pay for the game and the service. That's something that I personally will never do. Now...if they allow me to play $30 a month and I can have access to ALL of their games to essentially rent, then maybe we are onto something. I just don't like the idea of if I cancel their service I lose the games I so called "purchased".
Onlive....has no monthly fee.
Not everyone has a super fast broadband connection right now. I can't see this happening anytime soon.
I think the main difference between movies and video games is the frequency of use. People don't mind streaming movies as much because they're only interested in watching it once or twice, then move on. You might find that some people who love certain movies go out and buy the DVDs. Video games are meant to be used frequently. So when people buy games, they expect a physical proof of possession. Of course I think this is only a partial factor, if streaming works as a reliable system, it works, and people will jump on board.
Are they? Is it? Must be because I'm old fashioned (and old), but physical media, for movies and games, is the ONLY thing I'm interested in. Until I'm forced to do otherwise (by which time I'll probably be too old to care) that'll remain my choice.
I don't trust connections and connection speeds. I'll take physical media too, as long as I can.
internet connections arent strong enough
^ author just dont understand the lack of high speed inet connections... and the cost of them... within 5 miles of my house there are areas who still dont have DSL or cable... they have NO high speed internet.. also the cost issue. I prefer physical media and always opt to buy them when I have the choice
Their is no feeling of ownership. Hard copies > streaming (in terms of game) with movies streaming is great but if you want to own the movie than i would also want a hard copy.
THINK OF THE LAG!!!
My connection is good but it was only a few years ago when people didnt think you could stream movies in even 720P. Maybe in 20 years this will work better, but there are alot of people with consoles that are not connected to the internet.
I prefer hard copies as well as many others. The company that's really pushing this is M$ because they refuse to use blue-ray since it means they have to pay Sony royalties. OnLive might be a good way to rent games but I'll stick to reviews and demos and use my cash to buy the games I want.
just because they are sticking to DVD for 360, does not mean that the nextbox wont use blu ray. The next xbox and ps4 will use blu ray and digital downloads. Digital downloads are very different than streaming games.
Won't work unless cable companies get on board. I just got Netflix on my PS3 and went 10gigs($20) over my 60 gig limit in under 3 weeks. Going purely digital won't work unless cable companies give people a terabyte a month for nearly the same price they're paying now. But why would cable companies do that, it would make internet TV far too attractive and cost them their cable business. Physical media is here for a while longer.
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