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Forza 5 & the cloud

Forza 5 only 1080p, 60fps because of the Xbox One cloud


Man talks about cloud
Nov 08
When asked why Forza 5 was billed as, "only possible on the Xbox One," Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt explained, "we could have done cloud-powered opponents last generation, but we would have had to have done all ... read
Xbox One

The network isn't there yet for Xbox One cloud streaming


Prior experiments were exactly that: experiments
Nov 08
In late September, word got out that Microsoft was testing cloud streaming of Halo 4 to Windows Phone and PC. Speaking about this internal prototype with Polygon, Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert... read

Project Flare, Square Enix's cloud-based tech


They're partnering with Ubisoft to kick it off
Nov 05
Square Enix's move into cloud gaming is called Project Flare. It's not cloud games, though -- it's more about the technology running the games. They announced that they're working with companies such as Ubisoft to explore the... read
Microsoft

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming


Halo on your PC?
Sep 27
From the sound of it, there will soon be no escape streaming games. Sony will use Gaikai to stream PlayStation 3 games to PS4, there's also the PS Vita TV, and similar functionality is planned for Steam users who purchase or ... read
Cloud gaming

PlayStation game streaming could come to other devices


From PCs to tablets to televisions
Sep 23
Sony has already touched on its intention to launch a streaming service next year in North America through Gaikai that will allow PlayStation 3 titles to be streamed to PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PS Vita TV. Perhaps not the ... read
Forza 5

Forza 5 developer: 'Xbox One cloud offers 600% more AI'


Turn 10 talks about the challenges of next-gen development
Aug 01
Forza 5 is coming later this year on the Xbox One, and if it's even half as good as promised, it'll probably be a treat for racing fans. Developer Turn 10 recently spoke to OXM about the development process, and mostly chose ... read
Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive has an offline single-player mode


That's Insomniac's intent, anyway
Jul 03
While we've only really seen a conceptual trailer for the eye-catching Sunset Overdrive, I'm hopeful this will be a return to form for developer Insomniac Games. It's post-apocalyptic, but not in the usual drab way. Speaking ... read
Titanfall & Xbox Cloud

Titanfall engineer on using the Xbox Live Cloud


Man yells about cloud
Jun 24
Microsoft has been pushing the "infinite power of the cloud" hard with its Xbox One, perhaps partially to make up for the technological advantage held by Sony's PS4 specs, or maybe just for the sake of buzzwords. If they repe... read
Xbox One servers

MS spending $700M on servers because the cloud demands it


Apparently Iowa is a hotbed for this sort of thing
Jun 24
Microsoft has promised 300,000 servers dedicated to supporting Xbox Live on the Xbox One, and it looks like Iowa will be the home to a sizable chunk of them. Of course, it won't come cheap. Microsoft is putting almost $700 mi... read

Blow: Microsoft's lying about Xbox One cloud power


Jonathan Blow disputes the cloud's infinite power
May 27
Microsoft has been making a big deal about the "infinite power of the cloud," claiming it'll make the Xbox One more powerful, with enhanced, superior games. Jonathan Blow, the man behind Braid and The Witness, disagrees, goin... read
TERA

Start playing TERA: Rising sooner with data streaming


Partnership with Happy Cloud announced
Apr 03
On-demand cloud gaming provider Happy Cloud and En Masse Entertainment have teamed up to offer faster access to TERA: Rising. Players can now check out the free-to-play MMORPG without going through the typical installation pr... read
Unity + Sony

Sony partners with Unity for PS4, Vita, cloud, and more


Bring on the games
Mar 21
A new strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment and Unity means we're going to be seeing a lot more of the popular game engine on PlayStation hardware. Beyond the current support for PlayStation 3, this arrang... read
Everything Everywhere

PS4 has cloud-based backwards compatibility


PS1, PS2, PS3 games on PS4
Feb 20
Backwards compatibility of some kind has always been a feature of PlayStation platforms since the PS2. The PS2 could play PS1 games and for a solid chunk of time the PS3 could play both PS2 and PS1 games. The PS4 is set to ha... read
Sony Event

Gaikai CEO announces instant streaming through the PS4


PlayStation Event, New York, 02/20/13
Feb 20
David Perry, CEO of Gaikai, and winner of the "sharpest suit of the night" award, took the stage tonight to give us some more news on the PlayStation 4. Perry boasts that through the power of Gaikai, the PlayStation Network w... read

WSJ says that next PlayStation will stream PS3 games


Using Gaikai tech
Feb 15
Whatever this next PlayStation system is will stream PS3 games via Gaikai technology, says a WSJ source (subscription required). Remember when Sony bought Gaikai? This is what they were planning, it seems. Backwards... read

Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming


Face, cloud gaming
Feb 07
Valve's Gabe Newell gave us his thoughts on cloud gaming this morning at his D.I.C.E. Summit keynote, saying that he's a skeptic of the technology. While he backs in-home streaming as a solution for getting PC games on living... read

Nintendo: Cloud gaming is not the future


Iwated poo-poos the idea of a cloud-based tomorrow
Feb 05
Those no-good kids, with their hula hoops and their clouds. Back in my day, there was only one Cloud in gaming, and he carried a sword twice his height like a real man does. New technology confuses and angers me, and you bett... read

CES: Nvidia shows off its cloud gaming hardware, GRID


Here's what the company's back-end hardware looks like
Jan 07
Can you tell it's CES week? In addition to Nvidia's Project SHIELD handheld, the company has shared further details on its cloud gaming initiative. While they aren't releasing a product that consumers will be able to directly... read

Dragon Quest X on Wii U will use cloud saves


Don't worry about storage space
Dec 05
Worried about storage space? Don't be. The latest Nintendo Direct tells us that Dragon Quest X will use the cloud to hold saves for this MMO, according to Inside Games. So, no messing with silly external USB storage, especially for those that have the 8GB standard Wii U system. A new Japanese trailer also surfaced from this morning's event. It looks beautiful! Enjoy. read

OnLive cloud gaming service built into LG television sets


Streaming gaming, no consoles needed
Nov 15
LG and OnLive announced this morning that the LG Smart TV with Google TV built in will now see integration from OnLive's streaming gaming service. This means instant cloud gaming, straight from the television, ... read

Coreonline, a new cloud gaming service announced by Square Enix this morning, puts HD games in your browser, letting you play console games in your PC. A combination of Google and Square Enix tech, developed by Hapti.co, &nbs... read feature

OnLive: Games, products, and services to remain available


Aug 20
One of the concerns people rightfully have with digital distribution services is whether or not they will retain their purchases if the company overseeing the platform closes. That was one of my first thoughts upon hearing Fr... read

OnLive reportedly filing for bankruptcy (Update)


Aug 17
[Update 2: The restructured OnLive has issued a press release which offers insight into what happened and how those changes will affect the business going forward.] [Update: Engadget reports that "at least 50 percent" of the ... read

Roku boxes get cloud gaming in Big Fish partnership


Jul 26
Do you have one of those nifty Roku streaming internet boxes? I have two as they're amazing little things. I just bought my dad one for Father's Day, too. They're cheap and insanely useful, and I can't recommend them enough. ... read

Here come the fanboys! Link vs. Cloud in a Death Battle


Jul 13
Uh oh. The latest episode of ScrewAttack's dream fight series, Death Battle, has just been uploaded. Today's combatants are Link from the Zelda series and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. It's all in good fun, but given the participants this time around... well... I don't expect it to end well. FFVII can be a touchy subject, God damn. DEATH BATTLE! - Link VS Cloud [ScrewAttack] read

Big news tonight as Sony Computer Entertainment has announced their impending acquisition of the cloud-based gaming start-up, Gaikai. The announcement comes two weeks after rumors began circulating that Gaikai was seekin... read feature

Gaikai is looking for a buyer, wants $500 million


Jun 22
Rumors started circulating before E3 that Sony was looking to buy Gaikai, the cloud-based streaming game service. That...didn't happen. The start-up is looking to be bought up, though. CNN Money says that the company has alre... read

OnLive has a Civ V/Gods & Kings bundle for $29.99


Jun 20
If renting licenses to streaming games until a cloud-based firm goes out of business is your thing, and you're a Civ fan, today is your lucky day. For a limited time, you can "buy" Sid Meier's Civilization V with the newly re... read

E3: Samsung slides under Gaikai's bedsheets


Jun 05
It looks as if LG isn't the only electronics provider getting chummy with Gaikai as Samsung announced today that some of their TVs will also incorporate cloud gaming.The Samsung LED 7000 series and up will all allow owners to... read

Sources have indicated to GamesIndustry International that Sony has made a deal with Gaikai to offer first- and third-party PlayStation and PS2 games on PS3 via streaming. Presumably, we'll hear the official details about thi... read feature

Rumor: Sony to announce cloud partnership at E3


May 25
There is quite a bit of buzz going around about how Sony could be announcing a cloud gaming deal with one of the bigger cloud services. VG247 expects that we'll hear full details on a partnership with either Gaikai ... read

Gaikai to offer Hawken prior to its full launch


May 15
This probably goes without saying, but, December isn't exactly right around the corner. As such, the wait for Hawken has and continues to be a test of my patience. Cloud gaming service Gaikai has reached an agreement with Met... read






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