Cloud Gaming

Microsoft’s DeLorean enables Cloud Gaming’s alternate timelines

Microsoft’s DeLorean enables Cloud Gaming’s alternate timelines

What in the world is that supposed to mean? Cloud Gaming means we’re playing a game that’s hosted on a server halfway around the country. A team including the University of Michigan, Microsoft Research, and Siberian Federal University have created a system that sets several timelines ahead of your next gaming move.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller and a magnetically-attaching SHIELD Cover, the whole collection of which we're having a peek at here.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Hands-on: Cross-platform Gaming Fully Pumped

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Hands-on: Cross-platform Gaming Fully Pumped

While there’s no shortage of slates on the market today, NVIDIA believes that there’s plenty of room for a specialty tablet. Their gaming tablet goes by a name similar to NVIDIA SHIELD, their handheld Android-based gaming device. This is NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, and it’s ready to roll with their NVIDIA SHIELD Controller.

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Android TV gaming controller spotted

Android TV gaming controller spotted

Android TV wants to be your living room portal for all things media. From watching movies and TV to Android gaming, Google wants you glued to their version of what media consumption should be. At I/O, gaming was a very strong angle for Google during the Android TV portion of the show. Now we might have our first look at the game controller for Android TV.

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Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Tropico 5 hits OnLive for any-device streaming

Supposing you’re a fan of SIM City - and have never heard of Tropico - today you’re in for a rather strange treat. The folks at OnLive have brought on Tropico 5 to their streaming service, making the game not only available anywhere you’ve got the internet, but on any device that can run OnLive as well. That includes Mac OS X devices, iOS, and Android too!

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Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

If NVIDIA SHIELD didn’t convince you that streaming a game from your high-powered PC to a slightly smaller PC was amazing, Steam’s vision might. Released just today out of Beta, Steam In-Home Streaming allows you to play any game you own on Steam on one computer as long as you’ve got a computer with the right requirements on and connected to the same network.

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PlayStation Now Beta for PS4 starts tomorrow

PlayStation Now Beta for PS4 starts tomorrow

This week Sony will begin rolling out PlayStation Now to select users of the PlayStation 4. This service includes the ability to play select PS3 games - and now PS4 games - as well as movies, TV shows, and music to devices capable of working with PS Now.

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OnLive cloud gaming collection expands, subscriptions chopped

OnLive cloud gaming collection expands, subscriptions chopped

A new collection of games have arrived this week with the OnLive service CloudLift. This system allows you to play a number of games that you’ve already purchased from OnLive and with Steam on any device you like, online, just so long as it has the OnLive app. We’ve tested games like Mortal Kombat with this system in the past and are having a peek at the new titles today.

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Remote GameStream Review with NVIDIA SHIELD

Remote GameStream Review with NVIDIA SHIELD

It’s not often that we review the services of a device we’ve reviewed in the past, but the opening of the gates NVIDIA is providing here in the SHIELD, we must. When NVIDIA SHIELD was first introduced, the service that would eventually be called GameStream showed how we might mirror PC games to a handheld gaming system, and control them with that system too. Here a year and four months later, we get to see this service work outside of our own home internet network.

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Xbox Live is down: it’s not just Titanfall

Xbox Live is down: it’s not just Titanfall

This afternoon alerts have been sent out to users of the game Titanfall for Xbox One and PC. This alert shows that Xbox Live members and those playing Titanfall through Origin are having a tough time connecting to games - the whole lot is connected through one system, as it were, working with Windows Azure.

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Titanfall Xbox 360 release detailed

Titanfall Xbox 360 release detailed

The final first-wave version of Titanfall is nearly here. It’s been confirmed and re-confirmed several times at this point, finally landing on the 8th of April, and today those responsible for its development are speaking up. What we’re to understand this week is that the final presentation is really a looker - despite technical limitations.

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Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

Titanfall Matchmaking v2 released as BUILD 2014 sings Azure praises

This week at BUILD 2014, representatives of Microsoft’s cloud computing technology Azure spoke up on the launch and continued serving of Titanfall. The game’s sessions are all hosted on the cloud - over 100,000 Azure virtual machines were being used on launch day. Also hosted in the cloud - as the entire game is there, as it were - is matchmaking, now hitting its second version, live today.

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