Company in the cloud
Is there too much latency, as Brown claims? OnLive's Steve Perlman has described end-to-end lag as under 80ms, usually in the region of 35-40ms. This should be perfectly acceptable and almost unnoticeable, yet users, even those with high-speed connections, still complain of lag issues and say they rarely measure latencies better than 150ms.
Users can now upload 'brag clips' direct to YouTube
Latency will be a concern for all cloud gaming services until very high speed broadband lines become commonplace, but it's less of an issue for the demo-centric Gaikai than it is for OnLive's full play offering. OnLive has its eye firmly fixed on the time when any player's broadband is up to snuff, not only to kill latency but to allow play in full HD and up. But Gaikai, by dealing with what the internet can deliver now, has an opportunity to get gamers used to the idea before evolving into a full cloud gaming system at a time when its customers aren't going to be disappointed.
Speed is crucial, and if latency concerns can be overcome, cloud-computing could have as big a part to play in the future of gaming, as e-books have for reading, and MP3 and H.264 for video. We've come a long way since WildTangent started charging for games played over the cloud. Its successors, like OnLive and Gaikai, may not kill off the console or the gaming PC, but as internet speeds inevitably increase, they could turn console gaming into a minority interest.
Gaikai can be played in a browser
One thing is for sure though: the ability to put your feet up at 3am and instantly play a game you've just seen advertised is right around the corner. Cloud gaming has arrived, and the games biz might never be the same again. ®
WTF is... cloud gaming?
if it's 3AM
and I can't sleep I usually find a quick hand-shandy will do the trick.
dont feed the troll
For the record I'm glad you spent 699 hours being thoroughly entertained and engaged at the same time, rather than spending the time doing truly antisocial behaviours.
as for the troll, its nice for you to categorise the time spent as being "wasted in achieving fuck all"
much like your post then, and I'd imagine there are many more like it, which I'm assuming is you providing ample hot air to vent your frustration at the fact that you have no way of controlling how "productive" someone is in a manner of their choosing.
Which nicely sums up your rant....you've wasted it and achieved fuck all.
If my internet connection dies, one of the best things to do is play some games.
Resolution downgrade ...
I never run a game below 1920 x 1200 pixels and that's standard for PC gamers these days, many run at far higher resolutions. Please explain then the attraction of 720p?
You're not from around here, are you boy...?