Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are all working on the next generation of video gaming consoles, but there’s a spoiler on the horizon. Cloud gaming, that is, streaming games from the mind of the internet directly to the player’s media appliance, is a thing. It’s real, and can handle the powerful big-ticket games that lead the market. How will cloud gaming affect the traditional idea of a gaming console, and what does it mean for the big players? TechCrunch has the story.