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LudicrousSpeed said:
Still waiting to see how the XSX is not a traditional console. Please explain, should be an entertaining read.

They're talking out of their ass. That's what certain individuals do best. Anyway, I think Lewis' comment sums this thread up the best. 



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No.



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I don't. I like my collection of cases also I fear a fracture like netflix generated with dozen of streaming services.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

I want it as an option, not the only method. The closest thing to this would be GeForce Now as far as I can tell.

See my biggest worry is what happens if the service dies. Lets say Valve says they are shutting down steam in a month. Well what I am going to do is buying a few hard drives and download all my games. Then through other means assuming Valve doesn't provide one, I will be able to play those games while having my progression be saved.

But lets say Google announces that they are shutting down Stadia in a month. What can I do? Nothing. My progression is fucked, I have no access to any of the files. My money is gone. Games as a service like Xcloud and PSNow helps the idea a bit since you are paying a subscription fee instead of actually buying the game so if they decide to cancel it, then it will hurt your wallet less but the loss of progression is still a problem. (Heck, since they allow downloads of games, I don't even think it is a problem)

That's why I like something like GeForce Now. You own the game on steam and GeForce now simply allows you to have the benefits of cloud. So if Nvidia shuts it down, you don't really lose anything other than an optional way to play the game.



             

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This still a thing? Pretty much at this point Cloud gaming is a convenient option, not a replacement. And it’ll stay like that for some time.



 

 

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zero129 said:
sales2099 said:

I’ll say it again. He said streaming will never be as responsive as traditional gaming. He said 10 years +. I can’t stress enough he said + because nobody can predict an industry that far later. 10 years later he can easily say another 10 + years. Your whole argument is null and void because you not only took a quote out of context but you neglected another where he admitted it’s just a convenience.  

Of course Series X will be expensive, nobody is disagreeing with you. That’s the premium gamer console and Lockhart is the mass market console. Why won’t you acknowledge the existence of Lockhart?

It’s kinda hilarious you STILL don’t understand what GP is. It merely changes your buying habits from buying outright to a sub model. Like me dropping cable and get Netflix. Except here I can still buy games outright. That’s the point...it’s all options. Nothing is replacing anything. 

Stay on topic....it’s your thread. It’s about people wanting to use cloud gaming. This isn’t about Series X or Game Pass. 

Whats also funny is how this thread is about cloud gaming yet out of Sony and MS only Sony has a cloud gaming service fully released since Xcloud is still in beta but Goopy keeps going on about how bad it is for MS.

Similar things happened in the past. XBO was labeled "TV, TV, TV" when Sony actually had their own TV service (PlayStation Vue). Xbox 360 was called the "Shooter box" when Sony had more shooters.

If the next Xbox pushed VR or light bars on the controller or something, it would instantly become a negative.*

It's just how these things work.

*Fun fact: The XBO controller actually has a kind of light bar but you just can't see it. It uses infrared for Kinect.



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super_etecoon said:
d21lewis said:
Me? No.

But then I didn't want digital downloads and now that's all I want. What I'm saying is that current gamers, including myself don't want it. We want to collect our games (even a digital collection, in my case). But, just like movies, there will come a time where streaming is the majority.

At 43 years old, I've seen so many things come and go that I thought would be here forever. I don't count anything out anymore.

I can whole heartedly agree with this statement in full.  I love my digital downloads on my Switch.  The fact that I can flip on the fly between 5 or 6 games that I'm playing at any given time is just so appealing and freeing.  And likewise I wouldn't have ever wanted such a thing in previous generations.

Also...when do you turn 44?  We're just about the same age.

How does sharing those games with other people work out for you one the Switch?  Sorry we have 3 switches in the house and Nintendo's digital policy is rubbish.  Carts are the only way to go so everyone can play on their own switch with their own account.  Sony does it so much better.  I make the downstairs PS4 my main and I play on the one in my office.  I buy all the content and everyone can use it with that set-up. 

On the by and by I am also 43.



The_Yoda said:
super_etecoon said:

I can whole heartedly agree with this statement in full.  I love my digital downloads on my Switch.  The fact that I can flip on the fly between 5 or 6 games that I'm playing at any given time is just so appealing and freeing.  And likewise I wouldn't have ever wanted such a thing in previous generations.

Also...when do you turn 44?  We're just about the same age.

How does sharing those games with other people work out for you one the Switch?  Sorry we have 3 switches in the house and Nintendo's digital policy is rubbish.  Carts are the only way to go so everyone can play on their own switch with their own account.  Sony does it so much better.  I make the downstairs PS4 my main and I play on the one in my office.  I buy all the content and everyone can use it with that set-up. 

On the by and by I am also 43.

And as long as the second and third playstation aren't trying to play the game from the same account within 30min from each other you can really have the main always playing, and one of the other two also always playing your digital games. And really since most people won't be playing the same game at the same time on the same house without playing together the physical option is still better =]



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
The_Yoda said:

How does sharing those games with other people work out for you one the Switch?  Sorry we have 3 switches in the house and Nintendo's digital policy is rubbish.  Carts are the only way to go so everyone can play on their own switch with their own account.  Sony does it so much better.  I make the downstairs PS4 my main and I play on the one in my office.  I buy all the content and everyone can use it with that set-up. 

On the by and by I am also 43.

And as long as the second and third playstation aren't trying to play the game from the same account within 30min from each other you can really have the main always playing, and one of the other two also always playing your digital games. And really since most people won't be playing the same game at the same time on the same house without playing together the physical option is still better =]

3 Switches in the house and just 2 PS4's.  Everyone in the house has their own PSN account but I'm the only one that pays for Plus. The NES was my second console and I really like Nintendo but their version of Digital is not Family friendly.  If we 3 of us wanted to play Splatoon2 together I would have to spend $180 on top of the $900 we already spent on Switch consoles (lol it seems $120 is where I draw the line since I do have 2 Spla2oon carts). Anywho, Love Nintendo but Sony's digital policy is so much friendlier.  Enough off topic from me.

On topic - 10mB download max on the best of days living out in the country so Cloud Gaming would only work for me on turn based games and the like where the extra lag wouldn't drive me bonkers.