Last night, Sony announced it's purchasing Gaikai, a service that lets you stream video games in a similar way to OnLive--servers stream video games to an electronic device as you send controller movements back to those servers. Kotaku has a thoughtful article on what this means for the future of games (hint: probably no more physical games and consoles). Check it out.
The problem is that it would require a stable internet connection, which a lot of people don't have. I know with my ISP, I would never be able to get rid of my colsole.
Not cool. I shouldn't require the internet to play games. Quit trying to force me into it.
Having reliable internet fast enough to maintain HD graphics at good frame rates (not to mention future resolutions like 4k) will be a big enough problem but add to that data caps and you would essentially penalize heavy gamers who would otherwise be buying the games on disc. When everyone has fiber to their homes with no data limits I'll agree with this thought.
more likely this will be a feature on the ps4, sign in, play online...on ur us4....modern consoles are just pc's with controllers. hell u can even dual boot some of the older ps3 systems with linux. full functioning computer just add keyboard n mouse
It will be a TAD on feature to nextgen consoles. Much like how the upload savegames online and other services. Eventually one day if it rains mainstream popularity they could just use the consoles as a set-top box anyway much like TV On Demand works. Meaning that no more hardware updates since better graphics are generated at the streamers end.
somehow i feel that this will bring the end of the gaming industry. Zero Privacy. Zero Assurance that games will be saved if the internet goes down. and Zero Assurance of someone hacking your System. i love online gaming but theirs a time for playing online and a time for single player gaming. this would take away the concept of physical hardware. lucky i still have my ps2 thats still kicking strong after 10 years.
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Nobody is forcing you to play on an internet required gaming system. If you don't want to use it, then don't. Those of us who would like to use it can, and if you can't or don't want to then its too bad for you.
When people like you complain about new services/features/consols that don't fit YOUR needs you ruin it for everyone else who wants to use said feature.
tl;dr Nobody is forcing you, stop complaining
Wow, no more physical games and consoles!?!?! That’s just totally unbelievable.
I remember a time where you could take a similar adventure, an live the same stories and feelings of accomplishment, all without physical games or consoles. I think they called it "reading", from these things that used to be known as "books".
But I guess there's no comparison when you're faced with choosing something between like Call of Duty then Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
If I can draw, I'd illustrate a cartoon of a grandfather playing Call of Duty while his young grandson sleeps in bed and just watches. Instant classic.
This idea would be extremly useful but only in a futuristic setting when wherever you go you had perfect highspeed internet, with no data caps, and no internet hackers. But since the worlds not perfect this idea is just a dream.
Ill admit ive thought of a similar idea taking the bus to shcool one time. I thought if i put a camera and had some way to push the buttons on my xbox controller i could stream it to my phone. But as i was thinking it i knew it would be far to ridiculus
They should have already thought of this, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it, but there HAS to be some kind of delay between when a player takes some kind of action and when the game program responds to that action, and the delay HAS to be longer when the game is played over the internet as opposed to playing on a local machine. That internet delay, even if it is just a fraction of a second, could be enough to get you killed (in the game), and could become a big frustration.
Hmm, seems Sony is removing the station from the play. So if our play is remote, then wouldn't it actually be foreplay?
And if we have to pay for foreplay, isn't that prostitution?
Now if Sony again gets hacked and recieves a virus, how will the user get a vacination for this type of prostitution?
Yes, it is better to wear a console, prior to any home game playing, I think.;)
Holy infinite lag time batman!
Im not sure if anyone else remembers but when I was in grade school, living in Las Vegas, Nv. there was something called SegaChannel. It was a monthly subscription service through the cable company. I believe they had at least 30 games to choose from each month. Granted there were connection issues and down days because of old wiring that was being upgraded.
I think if they had that back in the mid 90's then it isn't too far of a stretch to do something like that nowadays.
To me that is like that racket called Steam, a download manager. When you buy a game, you can't download it but only through a download manger, who charges you to use there service, then if you need any upgrades or patches for the game, you have to pay for them extra also.
Microsoft started that non-sense, with Flight, so if you want any extras or upgrades you have to pay through Steam. I will not buy any games from Microsoft, if they can't handle their own downloads.
Then Steam puts a lot of logs in your computer, so they know everything you are doing, I caught 8 logs they downloaded in my computer, and it took over my Vista download manger, and when I deleted Steam and all there LOGS,they also made my Vista download manger in active. I had to go back 2 days for another start point, to get it back.
If you buy any future games, make sure you don't have to go through a extra Down load manger I think steam is located in some foreign country, not in the US.
I am glad I kept all my old DOS and windows 98 games, they are great to play now with a 23"monitor. I even kept my windows 98 computer to play them on.
However Microsoft Flight Simulator games from FS98-Flightsim 10 works fine on my Vista, plus a lot of free downloads you can get on the net.
What really worried me was the extra logs they put on my computer, and them being a foreign country!
So, will the console be covered under my health insurance?
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@parad0x: Have you seen any new gbc games out lately? Or anything new for the Atari? Systems come and go and so do the games they come with. If this works for you then great. But I would say for the majority o the gaming community that we have enough problems with ddos, hackers, modders, and the weather as it is. I personally would hate to have to download and buy games from the Internet. Mostly because my home network isnt the best and At&t arnt really helping with it. I already find it anoying to have to buy points for dlc but to imagine the actual game itself.
Besides does anybody think aboun the effect on whatever this is going to be located on? We all know you can't play a game out of thin air where's it going to go? Whether its a CPU or new console, it's going to give people with less space on their hard drives more grief to deal with. Just saying.
When this does come out though many people will be upset. and on the bright side microsoft may not make the same thing.
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