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The future of gaming: up the beanstalk and into the cloud

published 2635 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes ago posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2636 days, 5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Monday, April 05, 2010 9:12:54 PM GMT Monday, April 05, 2010 8:25:05 AM GMT

Many non-gamers and casual gamers who've heard the cloud computing hype might be surprised to learn that the cloud is actually changing the way we play games. From the ever-evolving Steam and Impulse to upcoming services like OnLive, the cloud has already had a serious impact on the games industry, and with a slew of new services on tap for later this year and next, that impact is slated to grow enormously. This shift to the cloud has implications far beyond the gaming experience—every aspect of the mult...

category: industry | clicked: 0 | | source: arstechnica.com | show counter code
tags: Cloud, cloud computing, cloud gaming, Online, OnLive, OTOY, piracy

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