Cloud Gaming and the Next-Gen Console

Posted by | July 8, 2012

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.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 8, 2012 12:30 pm

    There’s also the part where if you’re streaming games from the cloud, what happens to physical media? Or the stores which sell physical media? Or the used market that trades in physical media? Or old-school games that are no longer supported by their makers?

    A lot of questions in this cloud gaming thing.

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