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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


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 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


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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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


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


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


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


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


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


Watch ads to earn playtime on Square Enix's cloud service

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,  makes it poss...   read


OnLive: Games, products, and services to remain available

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 Friday's flood of...   read


OnLive reportedly filing for bankruptcy (Update)

[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 OnLive staff wi...   read


Roku boxes get cloud gaming in Big Fish partnership

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. They've become ...   read

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