September 28, 2020 by Tim

A future with a true game-streaming service sounds fantastic. I love the idea of leaving the hardware to a supercomputer somewhere, and beaming games directly to people’s TV with little additional hardware to upgrade/maintain. It’s a fantastic concept.

But it has, thus far, not worked on a mass scale. There are still bottlenecks in places these companies have no control over. And yet to my surprise, these companies keep looking at what’s come before, in all of its mediocre glory, and saying “Yeah, I’ll have me some of that.” 

Big companies pushing this concept against its boundaries are probably the only thing that will drive it to maybe eventually succeed on a universal level. But in the meantime… meh.

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