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Online gaming software (Important Question)

lillojohnlillojohn Member Posts: 10

Hello gamers, I'm doing some market research and I wanted to know what you would think of a online gaming dekstop. This is more for the people that have a cheap computer. 

With the service you will remotely get acces to a real gaming dekstop (anywhere).

Example: You have to go to your uncle for some reason and he has an old computer. With the service you can still play the games you want, without lag.

The online gaming dekstop have a:

intel Core i7-3770k 

Geforce GTX 660 ti 

16GB RAM 1600mhz

Please answer these questions

Would you use this kind of service?

How much would you pay for an hour?

How much would you pay for a monthly subscription?

Comments

  • MuppetierMuppetier Member UncommonPosts: 279
    I would use a service such as On Live if my broadband was up to it.
  • ReklawReklaw Member UncommonPosts: 6,495
    Originally posted by Muppetier
    I would use a service such as On Live if my broadband was up to it.

    Agree, while On Live has failed to an extend is not because their product/services didn't work, they where just somewhat to early to promote such a product with today's internet connections being different anywhere. Untill fiber catches up to be commonly used everywhere, obviously after fiber they might come something even better, but it will defenitly broaden the gamers intrest towards product/services like On Live and other company's that may offer similar services.

    You will not cut it with just a high end machine on the other end unless you hook it up on a more then cappable server system.

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,098
    If you're not on the same LAN as your customers, you'll probably never be able to compete with even a $500 budget gaming laptop.  Internet bandwidth will get better in the future, but so will $500 laptops.
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Member UncommonPosts: 4,775
    Originally posted by lillojohn

    Hello gamers, I'm doing some market research and I wanted to know what you would think of a online gaming dekstop. This is more for the people that have a cheap computer. 

    With the service you will remotely get acces to a real gaming dekstop (anywhere).

    Example: You have to go to your uncle for some reason and he has an old computer. With the service you can still play the games you want, without lag.

    The online gaming dekstop have a:

    intel Core i7-3770k 

    Geforce GTX 660 ti 

    16GB RAM 1600mhz

    Please answer these questions

    Would you use this kind of service?

    How much would you pay for an hour?

    How much would you pay for a monthly subscription?

    As others have pointed out Onlive is already offering such a service and have already done the research so check them out and you will get an idea. 

    Personally with the exact thing you are talking about I could already do at home with already existing software for free. 

    Secondly streaming gaming is being worked on by Microsoft and Sony currently, both have purchased companies that offer this kind of service. 

     

    So... 

  • lillojohnlillojohn Member Posts: 10

    Onlive doesn't support mmorpgs. I don't want to limit it to only games, but other software like adobe after effects, photoshop. Some PC can't handle that.

    Can you tell me what software?

  • ReklawReklaw Member UncommonPosts: 6,495
    Originally posted by lillojohn

    Onlive doesn't support mmorpgs. I don't want to limit it to only games, but other software like adobe after effects, photoshop. Some PC can't handle that.

    Can you tell me what software?

    You got licensing agreements with those company's you want to share their software?

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Member UncommonPosts: 4,775
    Originally posted by lillojohn

    Onlive doesn't support mmorpgs. I don't want to limit it to only games, but other software like adobe after effects, photoshop. Some PC can't handle that.

    Can you tell me what software?

    http://desktop.onlive.com/

    Onlive offers both, cloud based gaming as well as cloud based computing. 

    Microsoft purchased a company similar to Onlive as did Sony to do cloud based gaming. 

    Onlive is expanding it's gaming selection and allows users to stream from their desktop to any device for gaming including tablets and such. 

    Splashtop and other software allows me to connect to my computer at home and play my games over wifi as well as broadband and such. 

     

    Right now I use my tablet to do 3D modeling on my PC from pretty much anywhere that has internet service when I'm not at home and see something I want to do a 3D model of. 

     

    I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I'm simply saying large companies are already working on this sort of thing as well as other companies already offering this sort of thing. 

    Right now most of it is geared towards people that already own a high end rig so that they can utilize it when using lower end PC's and tablets that are designed to be portable. 

    The technology behind it is growing at a rapid pace. 

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_gaming

    That link there will give you more information on cloud gaming, who's already distributing, who's working on it, etc. 

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

    Cloud computing is essentially the same thing but has a more general purpose. 

     

     

  • EleazarosEleazaros Member UncommonPosts: 206

    What you're describing sounds like the old "screen scraper" approach - or what was called a "terminal server" - something like Citrix but aimed at gaming.

    All that is transmitted are the graphics to the client while all the work is done at the terminal end.

    Not a bad idea but, as others point out, there are services of this nature out there already and they aren't used so much for this.

    When games aren't willing to pay $15 a month for their gaming, such a service would need to be fairly low cost as well as highly targeted towards a specific market that would be willing to pay a bit.

    Such a market isn't your typical gamer but more a traveling professional without their "home gaming rig" available yet the ability to still access the interent at high speeds.

    Again, not your typical gamer but a more high-end professional style individual so asking here probably won't get you many responses vs some chat forum on a site like linkedIn.

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