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It's going to go nowhere.

Anyway, idiots like Rerez got it wrong again.




RJ_Sizzle said:
SpokenTruth said:
This is more likely for games on their Play Store rather than console based games.

Well, the thing that's got people eyebrows raised is that they hired Phil Harrison and the code name itself refers to being a "beast of a [streaming] service". Which makes people think they could be shooting for something higher than a mere Play store device that comes with a controller. It's all speculation for now, but they have enough in the bank to cause a real disruption to the current market. Is a Netflix-type console the beginning of the end? Because I figure Google is going to sell it... hard.

That would only work well if they were still pursuing their Google Fiber initiative.  Since they have backed off on that, I don't see them trying a console grade streaming service but more in line with their current game offerings.

Google started to enable app streaming via the search interface on their phones not too long ago.  This could be the next logical step.



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Ka-pi96 said:
ewww. Subcription streaming services for gaming are such a terrible idea. I hope it crashes and burns and bankrupts the whole company (hey, a bear can dream )!

Im with you there.



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This would work if we assumed the average US citizen didn’t pay extraordinary amounts for shitty internet which caps at 30 mbps but rarely reaches that.

A shame really, cause if we had something like Fiber or decent internet I’d enjoy such services



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Ka-pi96 said:
ewww. Subcription streaming services for gaming are such a terrible idea. I hope it crashes and burns and bankrupts the whole company (hey, a bear can dream )!

Both Sony and Microsoft are pushing for this too so, unless you have another hobby in mind, you'd better get use to it because it's going to happen.



Zones said:
flashfire926 said:
It's been 16 years since anyone entered/exited the console industry.

It would be refreshing to have a fourth player in the console space. After all, competition drives innovation.

Competition can also lead to drive out other companies.

Ask Sega.

That's a good thing. You have to stay competent to not get driven out. Sega made huge mistakes during late 90's that cost them their console business. Dream cast was huge step in the right direction, but it was too late by then.

 

With no competition, Sony could've gotten away with the bullshit they pulled at PS3 launch. Same with Xbox one in 2013.



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monocle_layton said:
This would work if we assumed the average US citizen didn’t pay extraordinary amounts for shitty internet which caps at 30 mbps but rarely reaches that.

A shame really, cause if we had something like Fiber or decent internet I’d enjoy such services

It's not just speed. Think of the data caps many people still have too!

I live in the UK where unlimited internet usage is fortunately the standard, but my last internet provider did have an optional cheaper data capped version, I worked it out that with my Netflix usage alone I'd be paying an extra £80 a month for that "cheaper" option than the unlimited usage one. So streaming gaming services would really suck for those who don't have a choice but to use capped internet, which I believe is still the case for many people in the US.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
Ka-pi96 said:
ewww. Subcription streaming services for gaming are such a terrible idea. I hope it crashes and burns and bankrupts the whole company (hey, a bear can dream )!

Both Sony and Microsoft are pushing for this too so, unless you have another hobby in mind, you'd better get use to it because it's going to happen.

Sony would be unfortunate. I couldn't care less what Microsoft do though.

And hey, if worst comes to worst there's always Steam which I'm pretty confident will always remain a proper download service



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