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John Carmack on Cloud Gaming and RAGE Dedicated Servers

Shacknews has some tidbits from a QuakeCon post-keynote Q&A with John Carmack. The id Software technical director expresses interest in cloud gaming, saying there are problems like draconian DRM schemes it will solve, and that a lot of people will end up playing games using the cloud model. He also expresses puzzlement over the issue being made over dedicated server support, but backs off from the couple of indications that RAGE would not have dedicated server support, saying this is still undecided, but adding he "expects it will be possible [to run a dedicated server] for Rage."

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4. Re: John Carmack on Cloud Gaming and RAGE Dedicated Servers Aug 14, 2010, 14:59 DrEvil
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Aug 14, 2010, 14:45:
John of all people should understand that dedicated servers are a technological advantage over peer-to-peering. There's no ifs, ands or buts (or butts) about it; you have dedicated servers, you can have a game that relies less on client-side prediction and gives the players a more authentic experience based on what everyone in-game is actually doing, with less of the outcome reliant on luck.

I'm positive he understands that. I believe what he's referring to here is *user-run* dedicated servers.

I could see him possibly not understanding that since he's probably never been in the group of people that run one for their friends or take pride in running one for the community.
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