The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Answers?
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud: Magical
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Disorganized
A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

The developments that have come together to create a modern world has come from some surprising places. We cannot imagine a world where we could not go on line and reserve airline tickets, make dinner arrangements, or even buy a book from Amazon. Did you realize that the technology and protocols that make e-commerce possible were first developed by and for the on-line pornography business?

It is easy to understand that some of the earliest interfaces between computers and the non-technical general public was through video games. In 1952, A.S. Douglas did his PhD at Cambridge on EDSAC vacuum-tube computer by creating the first graphical computer game, a version of Tic Tac Toe called “Noughts And Crosses”. The very first video game was Tennis For Two, played on an oscilloscope at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The first real computer game was Space War, which was developed in 1962 at MIT. Later versions of Tennis for Two and Space War would become truly important parts of AtNoughts-And-Crossesari Computers.

The video game industry has grown to generate more than $25 billion per annum. The lion’s share of this development has been for gaming consoles, which provides far from the best gaming experience. A gaming console is just a computer, even though its architecture and interface are different from a traditional desktop. Like any other computing situation, the biggest weakness of the gaming console has always been keeping it fed with up to date software. Cloud Gaming is a relatively cheap alternative to the constant need to feed a console.

Cloud Gaming may be one of the easiest cloud concepts for the non-IT users to understand. Anyone who has played a game through their Facebook account has had a cloud game experience. With cloud gaming, not only is the software handled in the cloud, but the records of the gaming experience are recorded and archived there.

Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games seem like the most natural fit for cloud gaming, but any type of game that is played on a console or with local software can be found through a cloud gaming service. The area of greatest potential for cloud gaming is the freedom of interface options. For those who simply must replicate the console experience, thin-client type devices are available which are basically a console without a disk slot. The disk is replaced by a connection to the Internet.

Games can also be played on any desktop or laptop computer that is connected to the ‘net. Smartphones and tablets are already popular gaming platforms as cloud- connectivity significantly increases the potential sophistication of gaming on mobile devices, although the experience may be limited by the speed of the users data connection.

By Peter Knight

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Popular Archives

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable?

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable?

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable? Wearable tech is taking over the world, and in that sense, it’s already fashionable. As we noted last week, the sector is expected to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $70+ billion in 2024. But what about ‘high-fashion’? The catwalks and runways of London, Paris, and Milan? Can…

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some of the exciting…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. So much, in fact, that you’re probably getting sick of hearing about it. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about big data via The Visual Capitalist: Big Data got its start in the…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Recent

Accounting Firms And Data Security

Accounting Firms And Data Security

Accounting Firms And Data Security With the growth of cloud computing, social media, and SaaS, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides in the cloud. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an opportunity to work anytime and anywhere with increased flexibility.…

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm? There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the Internet of Things over the past couple of years as more companies are taking an active and aggressive interest. IBM for example has recently decided to invest $3 Billion over the next 4 years. “Our knowledge of…

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation These are the days of miracle and wonder. I’ve been leading a small, global research team at the Tau Institute for the past few years to examine the dynamics of IT adoption in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We’ve developed several indices that show how well these nations are doing on a relative basis. We ranked the nations…

Technology Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7 200px-KPMG

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

CloudTweaks Comic Library

Advertising