A discussion into cloud gaming with personal opinions and foresights into the future and the applications it provides.
Nope... Maybe next, next gen but not next gen coming When the PS4/Xbox 720/Wii U all come out and establish themselfs on the market Cloud related things like OnLive will slowly die out. Fact is people like having a game they can hold in their hands...
While true, I think cloud gaming IS the next gen of gaming. Whether we like it or not, if companies don't have to spend more money on packaging or discs, they won't.
and in the end we won't have to spend money on expensive hardware. I always say Cloud Gaming is the future, though I usually get Dislikes about this. It's true. Just because you don't like the idea it's here to stay
Im in cloud gaming as long a i retain the rights to play for the game purchased even if my subscripcion to the service runs out, if not, then dont bother cos i wont be gaming in the future.
It's a lot more convenient that way. The Xbox 360 allow's cloud saves now? That's news to me.
@Cemelc Onlive already does what you just said. They don't have a subscription fee so your service won't run out and you'll keep your games. @Titanz Ps3 and Xbox360 both do cloud saves. It's very convenient.
I say NO for cloud gaming... but a big YES for cloud saves.
nope its next to worthless
Say that the next time your save gets corrupted.
yeah and thats why I have backup saves. But a save getting corrupted is rare. Very very very rare read the article they are talking about things like onlive. Onlive as of now is a failure. You will never be able to get someone who owns systems and buys games to use it
"yeah and thats why I have backup saves." Do you play mobile games? You cannot make back-up saves. So imagine playing Infinity Blade or many of the countless RPG games on the mobile platforms and your save gets deleted or corrupted. You're screwed because you cannot get them back. The cloud saves all of that grief and hassle. Just because you don't game on mobile platforms doesn't mean you're the only one in the world and everyone agrees with you.
Currupt saves arnt that rare, ive had dodgy saves on ps3 not many but ive had them. Just like the ps2. Cloud helps But i do agree with both of you, onlive is BEEP, but i think it may one day happen. But everyone need superfast broadband and they need huge super servers.
If you can't back up saves on a mobile then its a fault of the mobile's software. Backing up files is a very simple task which should be handled by most Operating Systems. If it doesn't let you back up a save file then there is a fail of the platform itself.
My lvl 40 Borderlands character save file got corrupted.. there will need to be a serious gaming draught for me to go back to that game >.> I was really pissed lol
Cloud gaming is here to stay. The casual market will eat it up because you can have inexpensive hardware and for only ten bucks you play on any platform of choice. Those who deny these odds are stuck in their own ideologies of hardcore gaming means you need a disk.
With pending issues regarding the network it would be VERY unwise to rely that much on it. The network can and will go down again. That's just how it goes and no one can stop it. Have an offline plan.
Me and my team are making a turn based strategy game that uses cloud. Hope we can get it on psn.
What do you guys in the US and UK consider fast broadband? I pull about 16 Mbps (2 MBps) which is average for Australian cities, would this be too slow?
I don't think cloud gaming will ever take off even if the conditions were perfect. It just does not make sense on why some people like to limit their consumer rights by investing in a service like this. Besides, you have to invest in an expensive internet service upgrade just to have this service function properly. Let's say for example you decide to make the expensive investment just to access the service, and then throughout the course of time you have invested thousands of dollars only in games alone from the service. Then after all you have invested in onlive throughout the years that eventually one day the onlive company decides it is time to close it's doors. After the thousands and thousands of dollars that you have invested what have you got to show for it after onlive shuts down for good? The only things that you will have to show for it is a defunct onlive console, onlive controller, and an expensive tab with nothing to hold in your hand as proof of a sound investment. Why would I want invest a big chunk of money in this "restrictive non-ownership of games" type of service when I could go out and rent a game, borrow a game from someone, or buy a physical copy of a game for a lot less cost. I mean you cant even keep a digital version of an onlive game on an hdd in case the service one day ceases to exist. And besides you can eventually get deals on games when they eventually drop in price which usually happens a while after a game has been released as far as physical media is concerned. This service is just a big waste of money and restricts consumer rights. Why on earth someone would invest in a service like this is beyond me. I am sorry but I just cant throw my money away at a restrictive, expensive, and worthless service like onlive.
I hope not. (@article)
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