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What is Cloud Gaming?

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment


Cloud gaming, also called gaming on demand, is a type of online gaming that allows direct and on-demand streaming of games onto a computer through the use of a thin client, in which the actual game is stored on the game company’s server and is streamed directly to computers accessing the server through the client. This allows access to games without the need of a console and largely makes the capability of the user’s computer unimportant, as the server is the system that is running the processing needs. The controls and button presses from the user are transmitted directly to the server, where they are recorded, and the server then sends back the game’s response to the input controls. This process works swiftly, with “less than a millisecond of lag, allowing for an almost seamless gaming experience.” Furthermore, a low-level internet connection will also work with the server connection, with only a “DSL connection of 1.5 mbps” needed for a standard-definition television.

source: Cloud gaming – Wikipedia

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