cloud gaming

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First OnLive, now Stadia: Cloud Gaming has been rejected by the market twice – it’s time to let it go

Billions of megacorp cash and Stadia still couldn’t mount a serious challenge to consoles launching in an era of chip shortages, pandemics, and recessions. It’s an odd full-circle moment for me that the least surprising bombshell news of all time – Stadia’s unceremonious cancellation – lands just a week out from EGX. The Eurogamer Expo (as it was still called back then) of 2011 was more or less the start of my career in games coverage, and it started when I managed to get an interview with OnLive’s Senior Vice President John Spinale, a smooth-talking American businessman of the kind…

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Samsung’s Odyssey Ark monitor wants to kill your gaming PC

Samsung have made a lot of great gaming monitors over the years, and they’ve also been making steady inroads into the realm of cloud gaming through their ongoing partnership with Microsoft. Until now, most of their cloud ambitions have been neatly contained in the console space, but today Samsung have unveiled their latest cloud-enabled PC monitors, presumably in the hope that the combination of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Stadia, Utomik and Amazon Luna services inside their integrated Samsung Gaming Hubs will be enough to convince folks to part with their towers once and for all. Read more

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Don’t Let Halo Infinite Make You Forget About The Great New Game Pass Additions

It’s hard to believe, I know, but there are other games coming to Xbox that don’t start with Halo and end with Infinite. Over the next two weeks, Microsoft will add 10 more games to Xbox Game Pass. Here’s what’s struck me: I’ve been watching these rollouts like a hawk for several years. For the first time I can recall, every forthcoming addition will be available via Xbox Cloud Gaming: November 16November 17November 18November 23November 30The platform’s push into cloud gaming has been clear for some time, with Xbox head Phil Spencer working overtime recently to create buzz. Yesterday, an…

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VG247’s Definitely Not a Podcast Video Chat #2 – Cloud gaming, game movies, Kojima’s Xbox game, and more

By Tom Orry 2 July 2021 20:20 GMT As per last week, we are back once again to have a little chat about the week that was in video games. We still don’t have this setup as a “proper” podcast, but a podcast is what this essentially is. Look out for a full podcast launch in the near future, where hopefully the show will have an actual name, plus musical jingles and things to make you think we’re a professional outlet and not a bunch of people in casual clothes broadcasting out of bedrooms.Watch on YouTubeBut, this is not that…

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Microsoft is reportedly testing 1080p streaming for Xbox Game Pass cloud games

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 11:04 GMT Microsoft is testing a higher resolution streaming solution for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service Cloud Gaming, previously known as xCloud, ahead of a larger upgrade to the service later in the year.According to a new WindowsCentral report, an unnamed (but ‘trusted) game developer source recently shared an image of Hellblade running via xCloud which revealed that the resolution of the streamed game was 1080p – a big improvement from the restricted 720p that’s been available via the service up until now.Most mobile handsets operate at a resolution of at least…

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Facebook’s dedicated game streaming service, Facebook Gaming, is now live in the US

Facebook Gaming has gone live today, allowing users to play a series of games without downloading any apps in a bid to take on other gaming services like Google Stadia.Five free-to-play mobile games have been made free-to-play via the Facebook Gaming service, though at the moment you can only play these titles in the US.  If you’re keen to give Zuckerberg’s latest experiment a try, you will need to have either an Android device or a PC and access to the Facebook Gaming app.You can play popular titles like Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s…

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Amazon announce cloud gaming service Luna

Of course Amazon is launching a cloud gaming service. How did I not see this coming? Amazon Luna is the company’s upcoming service for playing games on most of your favorite screens via subscription packages to different libraries. They’ve opened applications to the early access version of the service currently available in mainland United States. (more…)

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Apple patent for cloud gaming surfaces online

An Apple patent for a device focused on cloud gaming recently appeared online. The news comes from a spot by Patently Apple, where a report on what the device is supposed to do was recently published. According to said report, the Apple patent was filed on February 6, 2020, but was only officially published this week.It’s called “Enabling Interactive Service for Cloud Rendering Gaming in 5G Systems,” and is reportedly designed to facilitate gaming on demand in a similar way to contemporary streaming services across other entertainment mediums.“The game is stored, executed, and rendered on a remote server and the…