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PlayStation Now

Sony's streaming game service is PlayStation Now

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 ser...   read

 
 
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PS Now hands-on

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.   read

 
 
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Shield 1080p streaming

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 Android games ...   read

 
 



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DICE tech

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 as simple as w...   read

 
 
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PS4

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. With PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Forza 5 & the cloud
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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 the infrastruct...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

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 Penello noted ...   read

 
 
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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 potential of c...   read

 
 



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Microsoft

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 build a SteamOS...   read

 
 
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Cloud gaming

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 ideal method of...   read

 
 
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Forza 5

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 to focus on one...   read

 
 
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Sunset Overdrive

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 to Game Informe...   read

 
 


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Titanfall & Xbox Cloud

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 repeat the "infinit...   read

 
 
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Xbox One servers

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

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 million into the ...   read

 
 
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Blow: Microsoft's lying about Xbox One cloud power

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, going so far as to ...   read

 
 
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TERA

Start playing TERA: Rising sooner with data streaming

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 process. The tech...   read

 
 
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Unity + Sony

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

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 arrangement includes ...   read

 
 
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Everything Everywhere

PS4 has cloud-based backwards compatibility

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 have that, too, b...   read

 
 
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Sony Event

Gaikai CEO announces instant streaming through the PS4

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 will feature the...   read

 
 
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WSJ says that next PlayStation will stream PS3 games

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 compatibility....   read

 
 
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Gabe Newell is a skeptic of cloud gaming

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 room televisio...   read

 
 
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Nintendo: Cloud gaming is not the future

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 better believe Nint...   read

 
 
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CES: Nvidia shows off its cloud gaming hardware, GRID

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 use themselves...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest X on Wii U will use cloud saves

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 t...   read

 
 
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OnLive cloud gaming service built into LG television sets

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, with no console...   read

 
 
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