Titles
Releases
Tabloid
Tech
Media
Reviews
Gaming
Scene
Site
May 30, 2014, 09:30:03 PM
March 30, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
March 14, 2014, 12:04:35 PM
March 03, 2014, 05:01:25 PM
February 20, 2014, 03:33:45 AM
February 19, 2014, 09:58:27 AM
February 09, 2014, 02:21:56 AM
February 08, 2014, 06:54:07 AM
January 09, 2014, 04:09:44 AM
January 05, 2014, 12:47:38 AM
December 15, 2013, 05:07:49 PM
August 20, 2013, 01:05:40 PM
August 19, 2013, 07:25:22 PM
August 14, 2013, 11:12:26 PM
August 14, 2013, 01:56:52 AM
August 11, 2013, 10:43:12 PM
August 02, 2013, 11:13:32 AM
August 02, 2013, 10:41:22 AM
July 25, 2013, 02:12:33 PM
July 19, 2013, 08:09:21 PM
June 20, 2013, 02:16:40 AM
May 30, 2013, 11:02:03 PM
May 18, 2013, 05:27:05 PM
May 13, 2013, 11:36:36 AM
April 24, 2013, 12:29:28 PM
April 19, 2013, 02:15:52 AM
April 06, 2013, 01:26:32 PM
March 20, 2013, 03:59:07 AM
February 25, 2013, 11:31:27 AM
February 08, 2013, 08:44:48 PM
February 05, 2013, 02:48:23 AM
January 10, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
December 19, 2012, 06:08:44 PM
November 15, 2012, 09:21:27 PM
November 13, 2012, 04:56:54 PM
November 06, 2012, 10:54:44 PM
October 31, 2012, 05:56:01 PM
October 02, 2012, 01:07:56 PM
October 02, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
September 28, 2012, 07:14:55 PM
September 28, 2012, 07:11:17 PM
September 17, 2012, 11:49:10 AM
September 14, 2012, 01:12:16 PM
September 07, 2012, 05:28:44 AM
September 07, 2012, 05:06:29 AM
September 04, 2012, 07:18:29 AM
September 02, 2012, 11:20:16 AM
September 02, 2012, 05:11:54 AM
September 01, 2012, 05:25:59 PM
August 29, 2012, 09:22:00 AM
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: 1 [2]

Author Topic: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles  (Read 2897 times)

vsh-kb

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Reputation: +707/-28
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2120
  • dude
    • View Profile
Re: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 03:17:36 PM »
consoles won't die and definitely not in 10 years. the best chance for cloud gaming would be if they ran at the ISP. they could sell it as a feature on top of your normal internet connection. the biggest problem would be graphics. you could get 1080 or whatever but without some big changes in hardware and software you're probably going to get worse graphics than you do now. which would be fine for people who don't really play games but for those who went out to actually buy a console or a pc gaming machine it won't.
Logged
brought to you by carl's jr

vsh-kb

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Reputation: +707/-28
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2120
  • dude
    • View Profile
Re: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2010, 09:06:29 PM »
http://kotaku.com/5464820/facebook-gets-a-proper-3d-shooter

This is a browser shooter right? They say it's on facebook but that does not confirm if it's a download or software running in a browser. Graphics look pretty unimpressive for a downloaded local install game.
Logged
brought to you by carl's jr

JayRoe

  • Devil's Advocate
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Reputation: +7650/-37
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18351
  • Pater familias
    • View Profile
Re: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010, 01:48:11 PM »
Actually there's more than one. Cloud computing is much more efficient. When you buy a graphics card, it's going to collect dust 90% of the time, that doesn't happen in cloud computing.

You only need a tenth of the power to achieve the same gameplay experience in a cloud as you would if each gamer had to buy a separate setup.

Consider 1000 gamers each with a $1000 PC, the combined cost here is $1,000,000. In a cloud the price is equal to the max percentage of gamers online at any given time, so if no more than 10% are logged into the cloud at any time, the cost would be 10%.

Then there's also the factor of idle power even when you're playing. If gamers uses 50% on average of the GPU's capacity to run the game at a predefined framerate, that will cut the cost in half, lowering the cost to 5%.


Once you have the technology to do it, there's big money to be made in cloud computing. The question is, who's going to benefit from these huge savings.
Logged
I have a feeling that Frank is one of those kids whose mom tried to abort him in the womb with a dirty clothes hanger and failed, but not before poking him a few times through his soft, developing skull.

Bacon

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Reputation: +128/-126
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 318
    • View Profile
Re: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 11:32:20 PM »
The problem is still that the infrastructure doesn't support streaming high quality video to to the world. I don't see this changing within 10 years, not even 20 years. We are not talking about everyone needing 1gb connections... we are talking digging up most of the cables in the world to support this.
Logged

JayRoe

  • Devil's Advocate
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Reputation: +7650/-37
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18351
  • Pater familias
    • View Profile
Re: Square Enix Anticipating The Death of Consoles
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2010, 01:21:45 AM »
Not all products are meant for everyone. They don't need the whole world as customers, they just need enough to cover the expenditures. I'm sure whoever's backing this project considered the profitability beforehand.
Logged
I have a feeling that Frank is one of those kids whose mom tried to abort him in the womb with a dirty clothes hanger and failed, but not before poking him a few times through his soft, developing skull.
Pages: 1 [2]
« previous next »
 

Page created in 0.18 seconds with 20 queries.