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Turn 10: Xbox One Cloud Power Beefs Up Forza 5 AI By "600%"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
Tags:
Cloud Computing, Drivatar, Forza 5, Turn 10 Studios

Turn 10: Xbox One Cloud Power Beefs Up Forza 5 AI By "600%"

Xbox One's cloud computing potential has been one of the most confusing and fiercely-debated features of the upcoming entertainment system. Though latency issues mean that we almost certainly won't see GFX or lighting processing offloaded to Microsoft's server farms in the foreseeable future, Turn 10 Studios believes that Forza 5 will benefit from significantly improved AI thanks to its 'Drivatars' being handled server-side.

Which, in turn, frees up processing power for shinier visuals. Apparently.

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OnLive Launching Windows 7 Desktop App This Week

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Cloud Computing, Cloud gaming, OnLive, OnLive Desktop App, Windows 7

OnLive Launching Windows 7 Desktop App This Week

OnLive took CES by storm yesterday, announcing the release of their free OnLive Desktop app, which will roll out across iPads initially to be followed soon after by Android devices, PCs, Macs and TVs. OnLive Desktop will hit the App Storeon Thursday in the US, with the UK following suit shortly afterwards.

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Cloud-based Gaming An Eventuality, States John Carmack

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
Cloud Computing, Games news, id Software, John Carmack

john carmack in space

Here at Dealspwn we have a strong admiration for the gaming pioneer that is John Carmack, in fact Jon has even written him a heart-felt poem for the main man in the past. When he talks, we listen, and once again Carmack has dropped some pearls of wisdom for us to contemplate over, this time regarding his theories on the direction the industry will be taking in the future.

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Playstation Plus Members Get Cloud Saving Service!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Cloud Computing, Games news, PS3 Games news, PSN, Save files, Sony

playstation plus

Well at least this explains the server downtime. PSN is currently down for the count, but Sony has revealed that they're taking the opportunity to add an impressive new feature for Playstation Plus subscribers.

Cloud saving, no less. We've got the full details below.

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Remote Gaming: What Azure Might Mean For Gamers

Author:
John McLaggan
Category:
Features
Tags:
Cloud Computing, Features

Cloud

As Microsoft Launch Their First Cloud Platform, Is Gaming Next?

Last week Microsoft officially launched their cloud computing platform known as Azure, which has been available as a free Community Technology Preview since October 2008. With processor manufacturers stuffing more and more cores into their processors, and cheap low power 3G connected netbooks, cloud computing is becoming more widespread. In the games market, the likes of Sony with the PSP Go and Valve's Steam are trying to convince us we no longer need physical media - but could cloud gaming mean the end of the home console as we know it?

What is the cloud?

Cloud-COmputing

The main concept behind cloud computing is to take data, applications and processing away from the local PC and move them to a remote system. This gives users access to their data, applications and even in some cases a higher performance regardless of what PC or even smartphone they're connecting from.

For example, conventionally to work on a Word document you would need Microsoft Word or similar installed, and the file would probably be stored on a local hard drive. Then when you wanted to send it, you'd need to upload or email it somewhere. However, with Microsoft's upcoming Office Web Apps or Google's Googledocs you can create and edit the documents through your web browser without needing any Office application installed and can let other people send the file by simply sending them a link.

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