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Microsoft: Streaming tech is 'limited'

Postby svd_grasshopper » 13 Jan 2010, 12:04

it will be regurgitated old cross platform games from ps3/360.

it wont have any ps3 or 360 exclusives... and just as importanly - no exclusives of its own.

pointless load of crap.
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Postby leefear1 » 13 Jan 2010, 13:17

svd_grasshopper wrote:it will be regurgitated old cross platform games from ps3/360.

it wont have any ps3 or 360 exclusives... and just as importanly - no exclusives of its own.

pointless load of crap.


For once I agree with you SVD!

I also do not believe that this technology can deliver it promises or even become a good business proposition.
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Postby tungst3n » 13 Jan 2010, 17:30

Single Player titles are going to be difficult to get right but what about muliplayer titles that need to get data to and from players, back to servers, analyse the code, send it back to the players and also render the rest of the game?

Streaming PC games that were coded for Keyboard and Mouse to be used on a gamepad?

No exclusives, no gaming if your ISP goes down for half an hour?

Crappy connections due to a: General slow connections, Poorly configured routers, ISP filtering high bandwidth traffic

I doubt this will work anytime soon for the UK. Korean players linked via Fibre in large skyscrappers averaging 100mbs connections may have a better chance.
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Postby bazzatuk » 13 Jan 2010, 18:43

It's been said by experts in digital compression, including the people responsible for the HD streaming tech introduced to YouTube last year, this cannot work.

The experts say that to deliver the experience these guys are promising they would have to have 10 years of advancement on everyone else.
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Postby Dave_25 » 13 Jan 2010, 19:29

"it will be regurgitated old cross platform games from ps3/360.

it wont have any ps3 or 360 exclusives... and just as importanly - no exclusives of its own.

pointless load of crap."

Really? It will be down to the devs/publishers to decide, not you.
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Postby willyton » 20 Jan 2010, 05:30

Its just improbable on the short term. Too many ISP's, too many configurations, too many devices for this stuff to work like it's supposed to and how they promise. Maybe in 10 years we could see this somehow working.
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