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29. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 2, 2013, 11:54 Beamer
 
killer_roach wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 21:43:
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 14:38:
This is PR - pushed by MS obviously - to try and get people to see the "benefits" of being always online. And it's a load of horseshit. Even on DSL whenever I connected to anything online for MS' network my ping as always 150-250ms. So how the fuck is their cloud going to help my game with that sort of latency? Those cockbags may not be lying outright but they're certainly being disingenuous by not telling the whole truth.

Yeah, exactly. It's not that it's doing that much more for AI calculations, it's just that it gives the game that many more data points from which the AI can process from. It does improve the system, sure, but how they word it makes it sound like it's providing some sort of performance boost, which it isn't. In fact, depending on how it's coded, it could likely make the whole thing slower.

I'd be shocked to hear it do anything more than data points and ghosting.
In theory, what he's saying is possible. You could free up 10%-20% of current CPU time by putting AI in the cloud. And, in theory, you could get 600% AI calculations that way.
But in theory, the Virtual Boy was a good idea. In theory, Gaiku could replace gaming as we know it. In theory, Zynga has some good ideas...
 
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