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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) to Buy Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai for $380 Million


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#21 of 23 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted February 16 2013 - 02:37 AM

The reason the PS2 and PS3 were backward compatible was because the previous gen's hardware was in the console itself. That also inflated the price of the newer console. I'm guessing this is a good way to lower the price of the PS4 without abandoning the PS3. Now, I'm wondering if there's a way to let people play games they already own. For example, put the PS3 disc in your PS4 and the streaming service allows you to play that PS3 game while the disc is in your console. I'd imagine this would also allow you to access all of your PSN/DLC/etc. content. Hopefully, this is the case because that would be wonderful. I wouldn't be surprised if this is offered as a bonus for people who subscribe to PS+, too.

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Posted May 07 2013 - 04:46 AM

This is one of the areas where Apple's Dictatorial style would be good on a console:



If you give options developers will mess it up and leave consumers confused.  If you make it mandatory then consumers know they can count on it.

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#23 of 23 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted May 07 2013 - 02:19 PM

I don't think that is a big deal, Sam.  And even if it is, it's FAR from a deal-breaker.  I don't know how much I'd be inclined to even use the Share service, anyway.  I think ustream and similar services are a bit exhibitionist/voyeurist and creepy)

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