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NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming

NVIDIA announces NVIDIA GRID, their own entry into the cloud computing area, saying they are "building on a unique legacy in gaming graphics and graphic performance to lead the way" in this area pioneered by Gaikai and OnLive. This page has further details, claiming their implementation will allow more concurrent users per server, lower latency, and better game content. Here's an overview: "NVIDIA GRID leverages some of this same technology to render and stream games from the cloud, with thousands of engineers dedicated to creating the ultimate system for service operators. Think of it as a gaming supercomputer in the cloud, built by NVIDIA."

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30. Re: NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming Jan 7, 2013, 19:14 coolkev99
 
This is all a bunch of nonsense. You can blame all the casuals playing Angry birds on iDevices for this.

Obviously Nvidia is hedging the death of the PC (like microsoft) and investing in other forms of gaming/display technologies. Whats ironic is that most of the folks who would spend money on a discrete video card (or high-end console) wouldn't touch the steamy turd that is streaming games. OH yes, I've played Onlive.. its actually extremely cool tech... but horrid to look at, and laggy. In the era of "HD" it is anything but.

So just as the Wii brought on copycat and alternative (and lousy) controllers. The cell phones and mobile are bringing alternative and copycat (lousy) graphics to users without the needed hardware expense.

 
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