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How do you feel about cloud-based gaming?

I love it 7 22.58%
 
I hate it 24 77.42%
 
Total:31

One of these days they’ll learn that the customers will decide where the market goes, not them.



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On one hand I don't really like consoles because it fuels stupid fanboys dismissing games for not being on their platform (as a matter of fact, the whole concept of exclusives is not ideal for a media that wants to be regarded as an artform imo), but on the other hand I think tying games to the internet is dangerous for preservation and overall an annoyance if your internet connection is not great. I feel like an ideal solution would be if all games were available for the PC in an easily accessable and legal way, so in the sense Microsoft is the one company people should be praising, but instead people critize them for making the Xbone "irrelevant".



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they said the same thing about PS3/360 generation too.... so yeah



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Nem said:
zygote said:

They always say this. No, next will be VR takeover and maybe one or two other types of quirky new gameplay options. VR tech will keep advancing and becoming more accessible for at least the next two or three generations.

Oh boy... some people just can't get the message. Let me put it like this: The PS Vita and the Wii U are more popular than PS VR. VR as a contraption in your head will NEVER work. VR may have potencial with hologram projectors, but spare me the screen on my face. We are very far from any VR takeover until those projectors can be made affordable.

We’ll see what comes down the pipeline, but I played Oculus for the first time a couple of weeks ago and minus the cords and double the resolution and that will be the future of gaming. That is the next landscape in video games.  I am almost certain that PS5 will be a primary VR system with “optional” TV output. As displays get lighter and conforming and wireless image streaming allows for lighter headsets we may end up with a very minimal setup as easy to slide on as a pair of glasses. The assumption that consoles are ending is an assumption that the existing format of games will remain consistent and has reached a limit. That just isn’t the case with VR coming into its adolescence. 



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Heared that before,
Cd where to die.
Lp's where to die.
Dvs's where to die.
Blue rays where to die.



 

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I personally like physical games. Streaming games means you always have to be online, you cannot play anywhere without an internet connection, and a lot of people still don’t have one that will stream last gen games. Microsoft tried an always online console and it didn’t really work.
Even if the quality of your internet was fine, as soon as their is a fault on the line, server issues etc, then you can no longer play.



zygote said:
Nem said:

Oh boy... some people just can't get the message. Let me put it like this: The PS Vita and the Wii U are more popular than PS VR. VR as a contraption in your head will NEVER work. VR may have potencial with hologram projectors, but spare me the screen on my face. We are very far from any VR takeover until those projectors can be made affordable.

We’ll see what comes down the pipeline, but I played Oculus for the first time a couple of weeks ago and minus the cords and double the resolution and that will be the future of gaming. That is the next landscape in video games.  I am almost certain that PS5 will be a primary VR system with “optional” TV output. As displays get lighter and conforming and wireless image streaming allows for lighter headsets we may end up with a very minimal setup as easy to slide on as a pair of glasses. The assumption that consoles are ending is an assumption that the existing format of games will remain consistent and has reached a limit. That just isn’t the case with VR coming into its adolescence. 

 

That sounds as inovative as the kinect bundle. Can't wait for the future!

I gather most people don’t want to enslave themselves to the whims of publishers so I doubt it. I’m not against game streaming services the same way as I’m not against Netflix, but only as an option because you’re just renting a game instead of owning anything. And renting something isn’t very durable. It’ll become a huge mess because everyone will have their own storefront, games will disappear from existence, publishers can add and remove whatever and you won’t be able to play a certain game when you actually want to. This already happens with RE7 Cloud Edition, which has a ‘window’ of playtime. For a hefty price I might add. If gaming’s future is that, and just that, I hope gaming dies. I really do. There’s enough stuff released up until now over the generations to play something ‘new’ every week for the rest of my life. I don’t need them, they need me.

All this doesn’t matter anyway though because this won’t happen, Ubisoft is wrong and besides, I doubt Nintendo and Sony would just say “Hey, let’s just have no business.”

Last edited by S.Peelman - on 08 June 2018

Depends on how low latency over internet can get in next 10 years, but he's probably right - streaming services are the future.