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Posted by pandaeskimo

Would love to give this a try.

Posted by BadNews

I want it, too bad I have to wait for a subscription plan. Still excited to record and upload clips of some of my old favorite games and catch up on games I missed.

Edited by spinoir

So do you actually download the games or is it crappy compressed streamed video with input lag like onlive?

Posted by StoffInator

@spinoir: They are streamed. But it works very well.

Posted by ultrapeanut

I am super interested in trying this. Then again, I also liked Gametap and OnLive, so my standards are not super high.

Edited by HurricaneIvan29

@stoffinator: I tried it at a friends house, PSN said he had an "ideal" connection for it, the latency made the games unbearable. I'm talking at least .5sec delay.

I also can not imagine Sony moving past Beta with the service like this. I just don't see how you can ever have a service like this be playable unless you download portions of the game during loading or the such instead of straight stream.

Edited by croon

@hurricaneivan29: The point of the whole thing is to play old games because the PS4 isn't backwards compatible. Even if you were to download portions of the game you wouldn't be able to use the machine to play them. It is streamed and will always be streamed, unless they start to software emulate PS3 games on the PS4.... which I don't see happening in any reality.

Posted by Karkarov

I will be happy to give it a try. It all depends on the network on their side. As long as they keep it to 100-300 ms delay it will be fine.

Posted by DarkbeatDK

She beat him in Street Fighter with Poison... You know what that means...

Posted by HerbieBug

Streaming games is not going to work in a satisfactory way until the internet infrastructure improves. This probably will work fine in Japan and parts of Europe, but North America is going to be crappy.

Posted by White

I would much prefer news on a worldwide release of this service.

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Posted by HurricaneIvan29

@croon said:

@hurricaneivan29: The point of the whole thing is to play old games because the PS4 isn't backwards compatible. Even if you were to download portions of the game you wouldn't be able to use the machine to play them. It is streamed and will always be streamed, unless they start to software emulate PS3 games on the PS4.... which I don't see happening in any reality.

I didn't say anything about the point of the service; what I said was the latency currently makes the games unplayable and I can't imagine Sony releasing the service the way it is now. I don't know if that was just an isolated issue at my friends house or what, but PSN said his connection was "ideal."

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

I should get into dancing while I play video games.