On-Live - a new gaming service

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  1. Justintiime

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    lag and older games and medium graphics settings
     
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    I like having a shelf full of discs.

    That's how I decide what I want to play.
     
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    This service is not for gamers. It has no point. Why would anyone with an Xbox360, PS3, or PC bother with this?
     
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    its basically for people who have a crappy pc/netbook and no other systems
     
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    as said earlier, welcome to a year ago. youre better off with steam if youre a real gamer.
     
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    I think the fundamental flaw with the whole thing is that anyone who can afford the broadband connection required to run on-line probably already has a decent gaming computer or they can easily afford one.

    I think cloud-computing is obviously the direction that gaming will end up, since it's far more economical and efficient, but internet connections need to have more bandwidth and be more reliable before I jump on the band wagon.
     
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    I disagree. How is cloud-computing anymore efficient and economical than an Xbox360 Arcade and digital distribution?

    But when you get to the point of the internet having enough bandwidth, the games will require even more bandwidth. OnLive runs compressed games at 720p. Metal Gear Solid 4, in its current state, wouldn't be possible with OnLive. Also, when the bandwidth consumed starts to increase exponentially, service providers are just going to start charging by the gigabyte. It's going to cost you real money every extended gaming session.
     
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    Then said bitch niggas need to upgrade. You can get a decent PC to run those crap games for $500 or so.
     
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    I was also thinking it could be good for mac and linux snobs, finally some games!1:rofl:
     
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    Cause with cloud-computing, not everyone has to buy a high-power and complicated gaming device like a ps3 or 360, you just need something capable of connecting to a central processor. Instead of everyone buying the latest hardware, physical upgrades are done at a single location and everyone connected benefits. This means that resources and money aren't focused on millions of individual units but on central hardware.

    A 360 arcade, even though it's relatively inexpensive to the consumer, is still a pretty complicated device and it takes a lot of resources to build one.


    I'm mostly talking about efficient an economical in terms of the resources and energy required to build all this stuff, not necessarily in terms of how many dollars it costs you or me.
     

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