• @Mojojojo1993
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    610 months ago

    If. And this is the biggest if in history. But if Netflix and other streaming sites had the bandwidth and computing power to take on Nvidia.

    Fuck. Just new era of Gaming. If you could stream games to Netflix Disney apple whatever. Play games on tvs everywhere. That would be an enormous change. I doubt it would happen as Nvidia is still struggling to get games on its service as devs just refuse.

    But hopefully with a shake up we the consumers can finally get a bit of price parity.

    Stop locking games behind consoles or overpriced gaming rigs. Far more competition in the gaming world would be epic.

    Plus you could rock up anywhere with a controller in hand. Sign in and play to your hearts content.

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    • Crozekiel
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      910 months ago

      The problem is we’ve already kinda seen what that brings to the industry through mobile gaming, and it’s been universally terribly not just for mobile but for the entire gaming industry.

      I dunno, maybe this would be different, but to me it is just another test-bed of innovating new ways to dick down the consumers that will eventually spread to the rest of the world again.

    • Echo Dot
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      What’s in it for the developers?

      It works for the streaming tv because they pay for the content but as far as I understand it with the games they want to just give you a cut rather than a straight purchase price.

      If they just buy some 10,000 licences off me for X amount of money that would be fine. But when they’re like, oh you’ll get 70% of the profit your game makes at $0.30 per hour of play, developers are less interested.

      It’s not the technology, it’s the deals.

      • @Mojojojo1993
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        110 months ago

        Similar system for GeForce now. You buy game and subscribe to GeForce. Both get in on the deal. It’s not cheaper but it’s convenient.

        Maybe if Netflix did a deal to cut game prices to $25 bucks.

        You are right that devs would never go for current Netflix platform. Netflix wins and devs lose.

    • @Changetheview
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      110 months ago

      The technical challenges are real and there’s definitely some time before it goes mainstream, but it seems almost inevitable for this to be the future of gaming.

      Streaming movies was once thought unrealistic. Subscription music used to be a fringe product. Even online gaming through consoles/PCs has gone through tremendous change.

      Like all the other streaming products, the creators are the ones positioned to get the short end of the stick. Hopefully that can be avoided.

      • @Mojojojo1993
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        210 months ago

        Oh I don’t know about that. Money will stop innovation. It always does. Microsoft and Sony don’t want their cash ciw being split up.

        If they stop companies from locking it. That would be barely something

        • @Changetheview
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          Money is the key and I agree it will take some massive disruption to overcome the current state… But just because someone holds the cash now, doesn’t mean they always will. History teaches that lesson over and over again, especially with new technology.

          Uber vs taxi monopolies. Netflix vs Blockbuster. Apple vs BlackBerry.

          • @Mojojojo1993
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            210 months ago

            You aren’t wrong. But usually the changes moves one conglomerate to another.