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New On-Demand Gaming Platform Threatens to Kill Gaming PC Upgrades

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. DrPepper

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    Latency, bandwidth anyone ?


    its really Cloud computing, i dont belive in that yet.
    Infrastructure isnt there, and not in USA, we in norway got pretty good covered fiber connection to most of the population, with offers of 250 mbit.
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    This is true. a 100 bucks can make you a 1000 in less than 24 hours. I've done that and more. If I knew what I know now at 17 I would be retired.
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    Who does.

    My dad acts more childish than I do some days. :rolleyes:

    Anyway back on topic.

    I still cant see this working, say we get to the point that everyone has the internet fast enough to do this, even if we could stream a HD feed of a high enough res and combat the lag, we will prob have 3d in mainstream by then or some other tech that will render this useless.
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    latentcy would kill this.

    Then again if the physics, and the majority of the GPU work was done elsewhere, downscaled, and then sent out ot this, upscaled, AA and AF and finish the graphics it might.


    But wiat, it has to phone home, so it my be moraz spying!!!!
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    Spying! Didnt think of that. Damn now they will know if you back the camera into the corner and walk lara croft towards it! :D

    Mmmm, pretty pixels. :p
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    Well think about this press w on a keyboard and the server is in america so at best assuming that the ping is as low as possible it will need to compress send arrive decompress register it compress send recieve and decompress limited by the speed of light.
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    Like I said previously though, some of the great things about latest gen consoles and having a great gaming PC, is sitting there in awe at the detail that is being rendered in real time by that little box down by your feet.

    This will be not much more than an interactive film.
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    i cant wait to start playing games and have it pause to say (BUFFERING) in the top left corner! hahahahaha...i think this is a good idea but will idealy fail
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    It works in theory it works but then put internet latency into play, along with server load
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    I'd sooner cut my left nut sack off then give up my PC or gaming on it....I cant see this concept working for many reasons and the PC will remain dominant in the gaming world for some time to come, I'm sure of that.
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    Maybe it monitors your ping rate, and adjusts the gameplay to compensate for it, ever think of that?

    Say for instance, your ping is around 55ms (typical for me), and the signal compress/decompress takes 30ms (no farkin clue), the delay from input to output could be adjusted 85ms, and you'd be just fine. Provided both the itty bitty box, and the server itself monitor ping rates, it should be able to adjust on the fly and give near-perfect results. Considering the amount of load that would put on a processor (minimal, very minimal), it could be done.
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    I dont get how you could possibly make up for lag, it cant predict where you're going to go :confused:
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    Really, it's not so much the idea of there being more advanced networking tech out there. Heck, they may even actually be able to make this work under a heavy service load without issues and deliver it at a low cost.

    However, that said network providers are not going to take too kindly to people eating up their bandwith. There are some parts of the U.S., Canada, and even the European contries that have a hard-set data/bandwith cap on their connections. And I have a hard time swallowing the idea that these people are going to be able to provide the extreme amount of bandwith they would require to host a service across a userbase large enough to make it financially viable.

    Before I'll drink their punch I want them to share the numbers and prove that the end-user will not have to deal with the ire of their ISP for playing one too many rounds of Crysis each month. Until then this just sounds like a better organized version of the Phantom that is doomed to follow other start-up companies who have tried and inevitably failed.
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    That was what instantly came to mind when I saw this.

    I just can not see how they can make something like this work, knowing the limitations on bandwith and speed that some areas have, while competing with other consoles, streaming video, and other services that use the internet as well. And that's not even taking into account the kind of back-end they'll need to be able to host this since I seriously doubt they can host something like this on just a few T-3 lines.

    But, hey, if they succeed more people will get into PC gaming which is a good thing. But, sooner or later they will get tired of this fisher-price approach and will get a dedicated system especially when they see a stand-alone system can be purchased for a slightly larger investment and will be able to do more.
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    I think this thing would be better as an add on card within a pc. That way we get to keep our rigs and get the benefit of this thing.
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    For sure. Again, this would most certainly not be feasible in today's environment. That's a given. With the rapidity the industry changes though, it's not hard to believe in the possibility that things will work differently in the not too distant future. Bandwith capping seems like it will have to be eliminated, if not at least raised, that much seems certain. Everything is coming over the internet, your cap now will not be your cap in 5 years, that you can be sure of.

    This is certainly in the realm of feasibility soon, and it's really not even that much of a stretch from what we have now.
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    No lies my dad had this proposal of a very similar product back in 2005 and the consensus he received was that the internet was not capable of that kind of load and would not be for at least another 10 years so I'd be interested to see how far this goes!
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    phantom dl'd the game/software and then ran it but this is live real time streaming
    i sometimes have trouble streaming youtube! FFS:shadedshu

    there is nothing in that box its just like a network device with an output

    they are getting desperate they want to get rid of piracy thats all i can see from it
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    There will always be piracy

    You'll prob be able to mod the box or something.

    Much like all channels are sent via cable and satelitte and your subscription just determines which ones will be decrypted.
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    thats would be pointless they would only need to release the software because all it is an network device with an output to a tv, everything a pc already has!

    i prefer distribution systems like steam to this idea

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