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d21lewis said:

HollyGamer said:

Sony is Goku because Sony is the main character of Video gaming Industry LOL 

I'd say Nintendo is Goku because everyone thinks Goku is awesome even though he loses all the time and sometimes dies. I'd say Sony is Mr. Satan. They showed up late, most people love them, and, as far as everyone knows, they are invincible.

Problem is Mr. Satan is only talk and no power, while Nintendo isn't near being powerful enough to be Goku. At most kid goku when the series where more comical.



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dx11332sega said:
Pemalite said:
This actually makes allot of sense for Sony... Rather than invest Billions in building-out an expensive cloud service that will only be used by their gaming division... Leverage one of the big Three's (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) efforts instead who have done the hard work.

The cloud isn't getting any smaller... Plus this should relieve some pressures on their slower Playstation Network too.

I wondering with this partnership, how will azure help PSnow in it's current state ? Will Sony shut it down then relaunch it the next day as 4k and extremely stable with little latency or will azure take over and replace psnow ? With Sony I'm not sure if it's wise to have 2 streaming services if azure the better for it's streaming and psnow lacking ? Heh, I'm abit curious how this turns? ^^

They have 2 servers for a transition period. Theres no guarentee that ps3 games will run off the azure servers rather than the ps3 based current servers.

HollyGamer said:
twintail said:

Its called business. There's nothing mind boggling about it

I just want to know how Sony ended with Microsoft and why Microsoft agree , and what else does both gained beside the one that mentioned . From all possibilities and outcome , Microsoft could just reject because they trying to release their own cloud gaming service.

Because it's a big news, and considered as an event that affecting gaming era and history, as simple gamer, observer, gaming veteran,    i just curious. 

I assume MS just offered a better deal than either Amazon or Google. And it doesn't make sense for MS to just reject it. Companies amd business is hardly that petty. MS would just be saying no to money.

This news is just big because it means big things for PS Now, potentially, and because others see some xbox vs ps in this, which doesn't exist for this deal.



I don't see any serious gamer going with Google. Their platform will end up like Google+.  So this isn't a response to that bs.  It's Sony teaming up with MS allowing Sony access to Azure servers and both companies going together into image senaors and AI.  Sure Google might be perceived as a threat but how many smartphone gamers even have a PC or laptop that they are interested in gaming on?  I assume very few.  Those of us that have gaming PCs don't give a shit about streaming games. 

This whole streaming is the future is like VR.  Shit won't be mainstream for a long time.  Nintendo actually could benefit from it more than any other company since they have lower spec machines to begin with allowing 3rd party AAA games that normally wouldn't port over on the system.

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 17 May 2019

Wow, so Sony bent the knee when it comes to the cloud. Isn’t there new leadership at Sony? Seems they’re going through an overhaul of some dated stances on things. 

Hope this means improved PSN speeds and PS Now performance.



LudicrousSpeed said:

Wow, so Sony bent the knee when it comes to the cloud. Isn’t there new leadership at Sony? Seems they’re going through an overhaul of some dated stances on things. 

Hope this means improved PSN speeds and PS Now performance.

Getting a partnership deal with MS for using their massive Azure server base probably is better than spending millions if not billions on a huge server infrastructure.  I'm sure they have some servers but not nearly as much as MS and who knows maybe they rent server from AWS for PSN rather than having their own.  Not sure about their server infrastructure but its peanuts compared to AWS or Azure.



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LudicrousSpeed said:

Wow, so Sony bent the knee when it comes to the cloud. Isn’t there new leadership at Sony? Seems they’re going through an overhaul of some dated stances on things. 

Hope this means improved PSN speeds and PS Now performance.

Wow Microsoft allowed Sony to used their Azure server , When it comes to the cloud Microsoft bent the knee to money. 



RolStoppable said:
Perhaps both companies are so scared of Google that they decided to team up.

So now there's gonna be a second Stadia? -_-



I am not sure if MS is worried about Stadia compared to their own initiative. Why Google is a big boy in the Cloud services space they are not even third but forth while MS is #2 and Amazon still the king. MS has been working longer in this space and they have also worked longer on implementing their gaming services to Azure. If anything this is just a mutual agreement where MS can leverage Sony tech savvy especially if you think about their AR/VR devices and getting their AI system in place to work better with their hardware while Sony can definitely leverage MS expertise in their Cloud infrastructure and the work they have progress implementing gaming services with Azure.



Well I really don't like this either way because Cloud Gaming takes away the consumers' ownership of their games.

I don't wanna play certain games, only for them to be unavailable a few years later because the company discontinued it's service.



Rumors between Nintendo and Microsoft and now this...

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noun [ C ] UK ​ /kɑːˈtel/ US ​ /kɑːrˈtel/

a group of similar independent companies who join together to control prices and limit competition"

Just saying