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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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33. Re: John Carmack on Cloud Gaming and RAGE Dedicated Servers Aug 15, 2010, 09:03 zadokallen
 
ASJD wrote on Aug 14, 2010, 22:00:
KilrathiAce wrote on Aug 14, 2010, 18:30:
are as out of touch with time as carmack is.

Wow, saying something like this comes off as extraordinarily stupid. When you think Carmack is out of touch, guess who's out of touch?

It's you.

Carmack & co has been kindly allowed to join the "executive bathroom" club. Freshman at this level, he`s displaying all the symptoms of soda- water-in-my-head syndrome spouting insane garbage like his above speech about cloud (9?)"gaming".
(With some PR coaching he`ll learn to be completely evasive/meaningless like true exec should be. In a way, I "prefer" Kotick`s : "Screw you, where`s mah money?!?" approach)

If you fail to observe this, sir, then you either didn`t live long enough/had your eyes closed/or have a key to this bathroom yourself.
Rather depressing...

 
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