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For the longest time, PCs and consoles were the only two options available to gamers. The PC was a platform of complete freedom and the avid PC gamers relished the chance to use the latest hardware to play the latest games. Others preferred the simplicity of consoles; although never on the cutting edge, consoles never needed upgrading and made it easy to game from the comfort of the living room.

Two years ago, a new technology emerged that promised to combine the merits of consoles and PCs. Known as cloud gaming, it was the latest step in the general trend of virtualizing resources in large data centers and serving them up to users on demand via the web. With cloud gaming, instead of running a game locally, a gamer's keystrokes would be sent to the cloud where they are interpreted, the game frame rendered, and the result sent back as streaming video. Because all the heavy lifting is done in the cloud, the player would get to play all the latest games without ever having to worry about their hardware.

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So would you need actual hardware to play games with this tech?
I still prefer my gtx570 powerd PC biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by H60Ninja View Post

So would you need actual hardware to play games with this tech?
I still prefer my gtx570 powerd PC biggrin.gif

This. The fun for many PC gamers is the computer itself, not only the games. A computer enthusiast won't suddenly become a cloud enthusiast.
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On paper, looks impressive. If its really that good then I may someday try cloud gaming.
    
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This. The fun for many PC gamers is the computer itself, not only the games. A computer enthusiast won't suddenly become a cloud enthusiast.

However, this could be good for power users who want desktop-like gaming with the portability of mobile devices. If somehow this tech allows for syncing of game data between your desktop game and its cloud counterpart, then it would be very awesome.
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No thanks, just means you still don't really own something you buy, and I don't like that.
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post #7 of 32
If their numbers are factual, looks like they have made some real headway on reducing latency. This seems promising for cloud based gaming indeed.
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post #8 of 32
Not ideal for everyone and not everyone got the connection for it. Many of us still on 3Mbps at $60 monthly. Blame the ISP.
So for now Cloud gaming is worthless for those who are stuck with such high fee internet with 25gb CAP.

I really hope ISP can open this up because they will be limiting the market and the other side of the world move along.
 
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All this latency talk is neat and all but what about bandwidth? Doesn't a 19x12 monitor have something like 15 Gb/s requirement?
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All this latency talk is neat and all but what about bandwidth? Doesn't a 19x12 monitor have something like 15 Gb/s requirement?

Compression does wonderful things tongue.gif Of course, they'll have to balance bandwidth, quality, and compression performance. With that said, I still have my doubts about cloud gaming even with a rather decent ping like 25ms.
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