Why Losing Activision and Bethesda Is a Major Blow to NVIDIA's Streaming Ambitions

| March 4, 2020

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How did this happen? To understand, you need to know how NVIDIA's video-game streaming service works. Video game fans are used to console and PC gaming where games are usually purchased once and then played on specific hardware: Xbox games for Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox, PlayStation games for Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation, and PC games on (of course) a PC. To play on a different type of machine, customers usually have to purchase the game again. This model informed Stadia's cloud gaming economy, which requires customers to purchase games if they want to play them on Stadia.

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New Doom VR Mod Releasing Soon For Oculus Quest

Article | May 4, 2020

The release will feature 5 sets of VR weapons and a launcher that will allow you to mix and match different Doom mods with ease. There’s support for smooth locomotion and teleport movement options, plus you’ll be able to switch between a couple of different walking speeds for the former. The person behind the mod is DrBeef, who has previously completed a number of well-known Quest ports and VR projects. He was behind the Lambda1VR mod for Oculus Quest, as well as QuakeQuest and many others.

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3 Myths of the Cloud Vs. Console Gaming War

Article | May 4, 2020

In today's world, where companies from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to Alphabet are jumping into cloud gaming with both feet, is this the end of the traditional console? In a word, no. Mobile gaming has been a fast-growing part of the gaming market, yet it didn't spell the end of traditional consoles. In the same way, cloud gaming services may take a portion of the market, but they won't take over the industry, as some analysts assume.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Article | May 4, 2020

Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight service, allowing xCloud testers to try the service on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the first time we’ve seen a cloud game streaming service appear on iOS since the days of OnLive — and OnLive’s iOS app wound up in limbo when Apple didn’t approve it. Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now are still not available on Apple’s devices, either, and neither company has been able to tell us when that might change.

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Six Things Blockchain Can Do For Gaming

Article | May 4, 2020

Since their foundation in the 1970s and 80s, video games have moved from fringe interest to a major media staple. The industry has enjoyed huge revenues from dedicated fans, especially over the past few months, and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gaming is also an industry renowned for its commitment to innovation, adopting technological developments and spawning a fair few of its own. Chief amongst technological developments over the last decade has been blockchain technology, the new system of trading and ownership built on transparency and decentralization, the standard-bearer of which is the digital currency.

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