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Evolution Of Gaming, A Future Of Lies

PS4 – The False Evolution Of Gaming.

This isn’t exactly intended to be an article, but rather a way to self medicate. To turn my frustrations into a form of poorly written journalism, if you can even classify this as being at all journalistic.

I’ve always been a fan of the gaming industry, and find the constant evolution of gaming technology to be a key part in our current technologically advanced world. I’d even go as far as to say that, without gaming, such innovations like the smartphone, tablet, high definition displays and possibly even personal computers, simply wouldn’t exist within our world, or would have transitioned to something totally different than what it is today. Imagine if the Xbox 360, the console that kicked off HD gaming, had never been released. The Xbox 360 was the very reason thousands of boys and girls everywhere bugged their parents for a high definition television, as without one, you just wouldn’t ever get the full effect. Now, if the Xbox 360 never existed, thousands of HDTV’s would still be sitting on store shelves, hindering the sales, and with it, the evolution of HD technology. This is actually something Sony has attempted to do once more with the introduction of 3D support on the PlayStation 3. They attempted to popularize the 3D craze, encouraging consumers to rush out and pick up a brand new 3D television for gaming-related use. Although Sony’s attempt did not go as well as they had planned, they still managed to introduce quite a few consumers to 3D technology, which has caused a chain of 3D advancement, from glasses-free displays (autostereoscopy) to 3DTVs that are compatible with inexpensive battery-free glasses. (polarized)

These things tend to go well above the heads of your average consumer. Essentially, people just want to buy the technology, and couldn’t care much about its’ origin. However, now that Sony is going to enter into the realm of cloud gaming, I feel more disappointment than I do glee. From now on, people will reference Sony when the subject of cloud gaming arises, rather than the actual company responsible for all of the cloud gaming innovations, if not the future of the industry as a whole. This company is none other than OnLive, the original cloud gaming provider. OnLive started their cloud platform all the way back in 2010, which is three years before the announcement of the PS4. The sheer amount of similarities between the OnLive platform and the cloud features of the PlayStation 4 are truly staggering, yet will likely be overlooked by the consumer bay at large. Even though this article is being written before the launch of the PS4, I can already hear the ignorant cries of those set out to defend the PS4 against anyone who dares to even mention the OnLive name. It is as if OnLive never truly existed, and it saddens me to even imagine a future where OnLive doesn’t get the recognition it so rightfully deserves.

Yet, that grim future is likely to be a reality. A world filled with biased lies and claims of wrongful innovation.

What is your take on the subject? Do you agree with the views expressed within this article, or do you see it as general hogwash? Let us know in the comments, and please remember to share this article with everyone you meet.

4 Comments

  1. Faisal Ilyas Khan

    well written article mr sidular and very true. that spectating function on ps4 they copied that from onlive also the game recording function brag clips etc to be more accurate gaikai copied it and is helping is ps4 by copying it. onlive was the first cloud gaming company in the western world but not the first cloud gaming company ever. it was the first one that went to more than one country. the first one was actually a company called g cluster. they provided their first cloud gaming service in 2005 in Cyprus. I have a link to the article http://uk.ask.com/wiki/G-cluster_Global_Corporation This is their official website http://www.g-cluster.com/eng/ they are meant to be launching their service in the US soon currently beta testing is going on. Their library has over 500 titles and they are also in a partnership with EA now aswell so battlefield series and fifa series will be coming to the platform. rumours are circulating that they will eventually buy out onlive and it will become part of them with them taking all of onlives employees and gary lauder becoming a co-owner. They have offices in japan, finland and france. This cloud gaming service launched this year in US but their games are meagre in contrast to onlive they only have 16 titles but I’m keeping tabs on them since they could develop. Here is the link http://www.ugamenow.com/#/landing. this is powered by another cloud gaming service called ubitus. This company ciinow is another cloud gaming company and they have announced a partnership with game in the UK and plan to launch their service soon and also in the US with hmv. This is their website http://www.ciinow.com/. I like onlive a lot. my favourite platform even though it does not have no way as many games as steam,psn or xbox live. I like the ui and social aspects of it. origin should make a partnership with onlive since EA titles will help onlive a lot. just waiting patiently for onlive fall news. In the meantime homefront multiplayer, bastion, red faction Armageddon, fear 3 and a ton of others will do me just fine. I hope we get ubsoft titles. I absolutely loved splinter cell conviction on onlive epic game and some guy saw me finish it aswell lol init and said congrats first time someone has seen me finish a game live special feeling. my onlive id is soldier2011 hope to see you online on onlive and hope onlive has good future since it rocks. sorry for the essay lol. now to some fragging in homefront.

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