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9:15 AM on 03.29.2014

Dumb Idiot Ideas: The Infinite Power of The Cloud

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. That's what the focus of this week's Dumb Idiot Ideas is the power of the cloud, and how it will change all of us as people.

Max Scoville


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11:00 PM on 01.28.2014

PlayStation Now beta invites are rolling out, uh, now

The PlayStation Now streaming services that will let you play PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games over the internet on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and other supported devices such as t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



PlayStation Now hands-on impressions photo
PlayStation Now hands-on impressions
by Dale North

Sony set up a media mixer today outside of CES to let us get a better look at PlayStation Now, their new streaming technology they announced this morning. The same games were available on the Vita and Bravia television demo stations: God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls.

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Sony's streaming game service is PlayStation Now photo
Sony's streaming game service is PlayStation Now
by Jordan Devore

Revealed by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House at CES 2014, the company's Gaikai-powered cloud gaming service is called PlayStation Now, and it's coming sooner than anticipated -- this summer in the United States.

Through this service, PS1, PS2, and PS3 games will be playable over the internet on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and also on devices like tablets, smartphones, and televisions. Even non-PlayStation devices will eventually support PS Now.

The service will allow users to rent on a per-game basis, or subscribe with a currently undisclosed plan. The beta program for PS Now is launching at the end of this month in the US. Pending the finer details and the actual experience, I'm eager to try this out.

PlayStation Now Streaming Game Service Coming this Summer [PlayStation Blog]

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12:30 PM on 01.07.2014

PlayStation Now really works!

I just had my first hands on with the newly announced PlayStation Now streaming service here at CES 2014, and I'm here to tell you that it seems to work beautifully.

Dale North

10:30 AM on 12.03.2013

Update for Nvidia Shield unlocks 1080p streaming

The Nvidia Shield, the little controller with a screen attached to it, just rolled out an update that lets it stream games in 1080p. Before this update, it could only stream games in 720p. This update also touch controls from...

Joshua Derocher

3:00 AM on 12.03.2013

DICE CEO ponders using cloud power to create clouds

In a recent Guardian interview, EA DICE head Patrick Söderlund talked about some of the new avenues cloud computing is opening for developers and posed the question, "what if we had servers where it pulls in just things ...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 12.02.2013

PS4 Gaikai streaming expected to launch in Q3 2014

Backwards compatibility may not matter very much to most consumers, but to people like me who have extensive libraries and only so much physical space in our media centers, support for older software is of great importance. W...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 11.08.2013

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 11.08.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 11.05.2013

Project Flare, Square Enix's cloud-based tech

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...

Dale North





5:15 PM on 09.27.2013

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming

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 ...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 09.23.2013

PlayStation game streaming could come to other devices

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 08.01.2013

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

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 ...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 07.03.2013

Sunset Overdrive has an offline single-player mode

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 ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 PM on 06.24.2013

Titanfall engineer on using the Xbox Live Cloud

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...

Steven Hansen