Virtual Economies: Gaming In The Cloud Is Big Business

Virtual Economies: Gaming In The Cloud Is Big Business

Virtual Economies: Gaming In the Cloud Is Big Business A little while back, I did an article on how to make money as a professional, playing different types of cloud video games. The industry behind this phenomenon is growing at a geometric rate, with new events and tournaments popping up every year. Fortunately for those of us who do not have the time or skills to game professionally, that is not the only aspect of…

A Chronological History Of Cloud Gaming Down Through The Ages

A Chronological History Of Cloud Gaming Down Through The Ages

A Chronological History of Cloud Gaming Down Through the Ages Cloud video games, also known in this capacity as online games or MMOs (massively multiplayer online) have been steadily progressing in power and appeal since they first arrived in the 1970s. What was once solely a text-based experience, has grown into one sporting untold virtual worlds in many different genres. Have you ever wondered where the incredible cloud games we play today began? Let’s take…

Different Ways Net Neutrality Could Affect Cloud Gaming

Different Ways Net Neutrality Could Affect Cloud Gaming

Different Ways Net Neutrality Could Affect Cloud Gaming Net neutrality has been a hot button of controversy between the government, industry professionals and end users for some time now. Net neutrality is defined as “the principle that internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site or platform.” Basically, net neutrality claims that no matter what content you are accessing over the…

The Pros And Cons of Using Digital Rights Management With Video Games

The Pros And Cons of Using Digital Rights Management With Video Games

The Pros and Cons of Using Digital Rights Management With Video Games Digital rights management, also more commonly shortened to DRM, is defined as “a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale.” This is accomplished through the use of code inserted into the media, restricting access to only the person who has purchased it.…

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming

Free To Play: One Of The Hottest Gaming Formats For Cloud Gaming As cloud gaming comes into its own, something that most industry experts agree is coming down the pike in 2014, the search for the most effective way to market these games successfully becomes one of the most important activities around. Cloud gaming has effectively leveled the playing field, making the scramble for market share more important than ever before. One of the more…

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014 2014 is poised to become the year that cloud gaming truly came into its own. Recent headlines, such as the acquisition of Gakai by Sony and the partnership of Onlive and Steam, all show that the biggest names in the tech community are realizing just how powerful and attractive cloud gaming can be. Recently, we had the opportunity to pose some…

Onlive And Steam: A Marriage Between The Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming

Onlive And Steam: A Marriage Between The Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming

Onlive and Steam: A Marriage Between the Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming By now, virtually everyone has heard of the implosion of cloud-gaming pioneer, Onlive. The company that was once heralded as the final answer to cloud gaming was forced to file an assignment for the benefit of creditors, which would ultimately put them in the hands of investment firm, Lauder Partner. The reasons behind this meltdown are pretty easy to identify. Reports indicate…

Lag: Effective Solutions To The Most Common Obstacle In Cloud Gaming

Lag: Effective Solutions To The Most Common Obstacle In Cloud Gaming

Lag: Effective Solutions To The Most Common Obstacle In Cloud Gaming Have you ever been tooling around a virtual world, poised to strike an unwitting victim, when all of a sudden a delay in the game occurs that causes you to lose the kill? If so, you can count yourself as one of the untold millions that have experienced the bane of online gaming: lag. Lag, also known as latency, is usually defined as the…