The Impact of Cloud Servers on Gaming

Having moved everything from Microsoft Office, music management and entire operating systems onto the cloud, it’s not surprising that this would be a possibility that the gaming industry would look to for in its constant mission for smoother game play and easier game access. Recent titles have already gone onto the cloud on part-time basis-some Xbox games use the Xbox live cloud dedicated servers, and artificial intelligence in games like Forza 5 and Titanfall also use the cloud. Here’s a quick look at cloud involvement in gaming, and where it’s headed. Distribution and Availability Online gaming is gaining traction, with rising Esports coverage for games like Starcraft and League of Legends, and the market expected to hit $11 billion by next year. The cloud takes this to a whole new level by also lowering barriers to publication, allowing developers to release titles without waiting for larger scale print and digital distribution channels. Games like DayZ may even be released before they’re ready, acting as something of an official beta. With the cloud, processing can also scale according to real-time demand, making it easier for games with see-sawing popularity to capitalize on their fan bases. Smaller teams can now also access multiplayer option at an affordable scale through the cloud. The…

How to Choose Which Consoles to Use for the Games on Your Site

When you are running a gaming website, you might find yourself faced with the problem of which gaming consoles you should be using to record and display your gaming. There are some really great games on all of the consoles and it can be difficult to choose which one you should be using most often. Of course, it can all depend on the sorts of games you are planning on playing and what it is that you want to give to your viewers. But when you find yourself with that difficult decision of which console you should be using for your next bout of gaming, here is a little bit of advice to help you figure out which console you should be using. Exclusives Of course, if there are exclusive games on certain consoles and that is the game that you want to be playing then it really is a no-brainer to choose which console you should be using. What you need to consider is whether or not you want to focus on the exclusives for just that one console or if you want to put forth the money to get another console as well and be able to play the exclusive content there too. It can be a difficult…

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