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KingofTrolls said:
DélioPT said:
Anyone knows if there's a way if you can stream from PC to TV? I'd rather play on TV.

PS Now kinda supports TV natively, imo? 

OP - git gud. Hoveever, I still think all of this will be just a fad that faded, but it will be nice when it lasts.

I did not know that. 
I'll try to see how that works out.

Thanks.



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KingofTrolls said:
DélioPT said:
Anyone knows if there's a way if you can stream from PC to TV? I'd rather play on TV.

PS Now kinda supports TV natively, imo? 

OP - git gud. Hoveever, I still think all of this will be just a fad that faded, but it will be nice when it lasts.

It won't last...... it simply isn't a viable business model. Basically for it to be viable you will need hundreds of millions of subscribers. 

Particularly so because unlike movies which have multiple revenue streams or phases, games have just one. 

Its a nice extra to have, and a great way to et people into the door f your ecosystem but it will not be a replacement for traditional game playing.



Intrinsic said:

Its a nice extra to have, and a great way to et people into the door f your ecosystem but it will not be a replacement for traditional game playing.

My thinking exactly. 



Intrinsic said: 
Azzanation said:

So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?

OK.... I am just gonna say it, you are biased. 

 

Sure... even after i said ill be a customer to the service if its ever available to me haha. What ever think.

Intrinsic said:

I am not a fan of hyperbole and I think its too early to claim PSnow is anything......

But, right now...... PSnow IS the netflix of gaming. In the very same way netflix started off smaller than it is now and slowly spread int multiple territories. Like Playstation' netflix only had a service at some point and as they grew the infrastructure came too.

PSNow is like netflix in its early years and right now its the best and widest reaching game streaming service on the market. And thats just the truth. MS could start their own service and become the gold standard of game streaming.... but that service doest exist yet. PSNow does.

Haha ok than, PSNow is the Netflix in Gaming in your eyes, its funny i never heard this before until MS announced they want to be the Netflix of gaming. In fact i Remember many saying PSNow was crap, something Netflix never had bad reputation of.



Azzanation said:

Haha ok than, PSNow is the Netflix in Gaming in your eyes, its funny i never heard this before until MS announced they want to be the Netflix of gaming. In fact i Remember many saying PSNow was crap, something Netflix never had bad reputation of.

And I am sure you never heard those that said PSnow is good.

But it being good or not is not the issue here.

We arent all sheep. It doesn't matter what you "heard" or who said it.... try and use your own head and think for yourself.

What MS meant by likening gamepass to the netflix of gaming is with regards t a business model not a brand. They are talking abut you paying a monthly service fee that allows you access to digital library of games that you can then go onto stream on any number of devices. And all you will need is an app. Just like what netflix does for movies.

Now regardless of what you want to believe or not, or how good you think it is or isn't. Sony has been doing EXACTLY that with PSnow since 2014. A good solid 3 years before MS started GamePass. Sony is also in more territories and has a larger library of games. I don't know anything about netflix of gaming... which sounds more to me like pure PR bullshit attention grabbing speak anyways: but if anyone as f this time can make that claim of the two of them.... its not MS.

And you wonder why I say you are biased.

MS may very well go n to do a much better job at game streaming than sony..... but as at right now, sony isn't just ahead of them and better and has achieved a larger market penetration..... they had been ding what you and MS seem t have just discovered recently. 

Lets call a spade a spade.



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Intrinsic said:
And people talk about MS like they are inventing sony has been doing for the past 4 years or so.

Nobody is acting like MS invented it nor should we act like Sony did.

If anything, MS's service seems to have more potential if they're going to launch new games on it, make it work on phones, etc.



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Lafiel said:
Netflix afaik is still losing money with 130m subscribers and needs 190m .. Sony/MS/whoever tries a similar model probably needs to run profitable with a faaar smaller subscriber count, as gaming is certainly more niche than watching shows/movies.

I read Netflix spent like 12 billion producing content just last year. To the contrary, MS boasted in 2013 when they were going to invest a single billion in games. See the spending difference there?

More importantly, the Xbox and PlayStation brand aren't relying on just subscription services alone. That's simply part of their revenue, most of their profits on software is from sales.

However, if these Netflix style subscription service like Gamepass and PS Now do have a few million subscribers, that may actually help fund new games. People assumed Xbox software sales would tank if Gamepass gave people access to new games, but that didn't happen. So Gamepass is actually generating more revenue than sales alone.



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Intrinsic said:

And I am sure you never heard those that said PSnow is good.

But it being good or not is not the issue here.

We arent all sheep. It doesn't matter what you "heard" or who said it.... try and use your own head and think for yourself.

What MS meant by likening gamepass to the netflix of gaming is with regards t a business model not a brand. They are talking abut you paying a monthly service fee that allows you access to digital library of games that you can then go onto stream on any number of devices. And all you will need is an app. Just like what netflix does for movies.

Now regardless of what you want to believe or not, or how good you think it is or isn't. Sony has been doing EXACTLY that with PSnow since 2014. A good solid 3 years before MS started GamePass. Sony is also in more territories and has a larger library of games. I don't know anything about netflix of gaming... which sounds more to me like pure PR bullshit attention grabbing speak anyways: but if anyone as f this time can make that claim of the two of them.... its not MS.

And you wonder why I say you are biased.

MS may very well go n to do a much better job at game streaming than sony..... but as at right now, sony isn't just ahead of them and better and has achieved a larger market penetration..... they had been ding what you and MS seem t have just discovered recently. 

Lets call a spade a spade.

Your problem is you are basing this on "Who's doing it first" rather than who's actually going to do it right.

But just for giggles, What do you think MS were doing with the original intentions of the X1. All Digital console, always online, DRM, Game sharing etc. Don't feed me this BS that Sony thought of this first, its been in the mindsets of MS and many other brands for many years before Sony started PSNow. Did you choose to ignore MS's slogan of "The Power of the Cloud" I heard that back before this gen even started. Sony brought Gaikai for $380m awhile back, and Sony are able to get into Streaming earlier due to there smaller network in Gaikai.

You can say I am bias, good for you. I am looking at the companies as a whole. MS has been building a world wide Cloud Streaming service for many years that has cost MS over $30billion (Half of what Sony is worth) just in Azure Cloud. That isn't something they planned overnight.. that's something they were doing before this generation even started. 

Sony's PSNow is doing okay, and the profits are looking great for Sony, good on them, BUT Netflix of Gaming? Well I might agree with you if I can actually gain access to it, something iv been waiting years for and there's no sign this is coming any time soon either. But as it stands right now, its a average Streaming service with limited accessibilities but is definitely playable.

Why I agree with MS and there claims is based on there services and network, it actually makes sense when you look into there history through out the years. That's been there plan all along and they have a network that can take the world by storm if done right, not some of the world which is what PSNow is doing. 



Replicant said:
Azzanation said:

So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?

In the thread about Microsoft wanting xCloud to be the Netflix for gaming, your response was: "No surprise here. When a mega corp like MS aim for it, I wont be suprised they will get it."

But in this thread about PS Now (you know the streaming service that has actually launched and is now expanding to include 20 countries in total), your response is: "So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?"

I know you like your Xbox but c'mon.

Not only that, but how do you as a hardcore gamer who spends a lot of time on a video game forum entirely about video game news, not know that Playstation Now is available outside of Europe? I mean, what????? I don't even use the service and I know just from having a PS4 that it's available in the U.S., they advertise it all the time! LMAO! 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Replicant said:

In the thread about Microsoft wanting xCloud to be the Netflix for gaming, your response was: "No surprise here. When a mega corp like MS aim for it, I wont be suprised they will get it."

But in this thread about PS Now (you know the streaming service that has actually launched and is now expanding to include 20 countries in total), your response is: "So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?"

I know you like your Xbox but c'mon.

Not only that, but how do you as a hardcore gamer who spends a lot of time on a video game forum entirely about video game news, not know that Playstation Now is available outside of Europe? I mean, what????? I don't even use the service and I know just from having a PS4 that it's available in the U.S., they advertise it all the time! LMAO! 

Yeah big doo doo there. Ps now is in regions all over the world and is expending every year. I hope Sony accelerate the improvement at an even faster rate before next gen.