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[//build 2014/Youtube] Microsoft Cloud Gaming Prototype (you definitely wanna see this)

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Long story short, in the video they demonstrate how Cloud Computing can help PC/XBOX games in performing extremely large physics calculations on the back end, resulting in no performance loss compared to performing these operations client-side.

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What do you guys think?
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Cloud computing is just a lame attempt to foil pirates.
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My complaint about any cloud based streaming involvement with gaming is always going to be that a reliance on it is going to make everything suck for anyone with terrible internet service (whether that means a slow or inconsistent connection). The benefit is cool, but I don't want to see internet free gaming becoming even less possible.

Also, it seems like a stupid way to cover something up, but I felt like they never really showed the whole picture of the building blowing up on the cloud connected machine. I know in the first computer, the fps dropped even when he wasn't showing the building, but in theory the second one could be designed to not actually compute anything that isn't shown, right?
I'm not saying that that's what this guy did, it would probably be too difficult to pull off convincingly, I just thought that was funny.
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This was obviously setup to happen that way. Define a "high-end system"

Outside of that it is pretty cool doing that in the cloud, but I want all the computation done on my system.
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I wish they said if it was using gpu accelerated physics or not. Probably not in order to make it seem like the cloud is so much better though.
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This was obviously setup to happen that way. Define a "high-end system"

Outside of that it is pretty cool doing that in the cloud, but I want all the computation done on my system.

My thoughts exactly.

Of course, if this could be implemented without increasing the internet connectivity requirements, then I don't see how this could be a bad thing.
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The cloud is the future of all computing tasks. It is only a matter of time before this technology becomes advanced enough and I personally cannot wait.
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The cloud is the future of all computing tasks. It is only a matter of time before this technology becomes advanced enough and I personally cannot wait.

Not sure if serious....

It is also a single point of failure (in most cases). There is also a lot of unencrypted data traveling from your computer to "the cloud" and vice-versa (depending on the situation of course). You can have your cloud good sir. tongue.gif
    
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Is it possible to make this just be a SERVICE? I mean in the settings you can click cloud if you cant max out or have trouble running the game for more FPS.
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I have a feeling that their cloud server was on a LAN. There just is no way real time physics calculations can be done with 50ms+ ping. If they are...then that is a much more interesting topic than the what they are talking about and it is positively wasted on gaming.
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