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Discussion The dangers of cloud gaming that no one seems to realize

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aigomorla

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If you have to wait hours for a game to download, you most likely lack the bandwidth to play games from the cloud anyway.
This i agree with... as people on 1GB connections are seeing AAA title games downloaded and installed on a SSD in less time it took you to do dishes.

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TheELF

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This i agree with... as people on 1GB connections are seeing AAA title games downloaded and installed on a SSD in less time it took you to do dishes.
Dayum...how much does that cost?!
And how many places are there that support it?

Anyway, my point was more that with a better infrastructure you would get better latency and cloud gaming would need much less bandwidth so you could get by with a cheap connection that would still take long to download a game but would make cloud gaming doable.
If 1Gb connections become cheap I'm all with you.
 

aigomorla

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Dayum...how much does that cost?!
And how many places are there that support it?
Fiber is spreading across country, so a lot of major metro's have it.
I am on AT&T and have a yearly contract locked at 69.99 / mo for 1gb up and down.
 

KeithP

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If cloud gaming takes off AND becomes prevalent, it will put gamers at the mercy of cloud service providers.
No, gamers will not be "at the mercy of cloud service providers" because computer gaming and console gaming simply won't go away.

-KeithP
 

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