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post #91 of 139
Perhaps they'll also make it so you can rent a PC at extortionate prices, circumventing the achievement and pride of owning/building the real thing.

Sounds like the future will be awesome.


Really, what dolts in these companies do they employ?
post #92 of 139
I'm all for it as long as it isn't meant to be a future replacement for PC gaming. If it just to complement it, for those that can't afford the proper equipment and/or are more on the go and would like them on mobile then I have no qualms with it. I think that is what they are intending for its market, being they would be cutting off their own hand as a GPU manufacturer and all. If it is about choice, then hooray, you can't fault that.

If they plan on eventual replacement, then no thanks. I don't see that happening anytime soon for several reasons, but latency being the top one. Not much you can do about the speed of light limitations and lag would be a killer for any games other than slow paced types. I just fear this is going to come back to bite them in the rear if it does take off. I can see it eating a lot of their desktop GPU sales up if it ever got that big. Though they would make up that revenue with the new Sky GPU's I suppose. Either way, as long as we still get a choice and it doesn't affect true PC gaming or desktop GPU advances, I have no problem with it.
post #93 of 139
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Originally Posted by Strat79 View Post

I'm all for it as long as it isn't meant to be a future replacement for PC gaming. If it just to complement it, for those that can't afford the proper equipment and/or are more on the go and would like them on mobile then I have no qualms with it. I think that is what they are intending for its market, being they would be cutting off their own hand as a GPU manufacturer and all. If it is about choice, then hooray, you can't fault that.

If they plan on eventual replacement, then no thanks. I don't see that happening anytime soon for several reasons, but latency being the top one. Not much you can do about the speed of light limitations and lag would be a killer for any games other than slow paced types. I just fear this is going to come back to bite them in the rear if it does take off. I can see it eating a lot of their desktop GPU sales up if it ever got that big. Though they would make up that revenue with the new Sky GPU's I suppose. Either way, as long as we still get a choice and it doesn't affect true PC gaming or desktop GPU advances, I have no problem with it.

If it is a replacement, the only internet we get here is ATT Xtreme; only 6MBPS tops. I can't open OnLive!
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No, just no. I wont use the cloud, PERIOD. Not for data storage and definitely not for gaming. What are they smoking over at AMD? rolleyes.gif
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No, just no. I wont use the cloud, PERIOD. Not for data storage and definitely not for gaming. What are they smoking over at AMD? rolleyes.gif

Do you host your own email server?
    
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Do you host your own email server?

I'm pretty sure he meant porn collections.

I wouldn't trust cloud services with important data unless if you have them encrypted and stored in other locations as well.
post #97 of 139
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Ulgh...

What ever happened to the good ole days of Physical Media, and Collecting games...

The same place the "heart and soul" went;
To the devil, for more profit.

No seriously.
Games and gaming started losing something years ago.
I never noticed at the time,
but hindsight sees all my disapointments with gaming lining up with that activity.

That, and the DLC era.
a.k.a. what's become parts of the game you pay extra to unlock.
Funny how the cost of extra content used to be beating the game and stuff...

Alternate costumes must be designer now or somethin', huh...?
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Not very surprising considering AMD will be able to focus more on B2B outlets with higher margins if not quantity of sales catered to businesses who plan to offer cloud gaming services. There's so much more to this, it will be very interesting to see the outcome. Regardless i'm sure there will still be a market for us who still choose to build our systems smile.gif After all we already are a minor niche market...
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post #100 of 139
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I will NEVER... EVER... put up with such a horrible idea. Cloud saves are alright since they're a form of backup (provided I can have local saves as well), but cloud gaming gets a NO! from me. What happens to mods after cloud gaming becomes the norm? What about lifetime ownership of content? They cease to exist for cloud-only games. Cloud: the ultimate DRM in which you lose ownership and freedom over your content.

Agreed.
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