Iwata: Cloud gaming is not the future

#21squatch22Posted 2/2/2013 1:40:24 PM
lol@ the Iwata hate, all because this isnt Nintendos focus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4k5VzDBOcpM#t=35s
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#22Board_hunter567Posted 2/2/2013 1:43:12 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Of course he's going to say it's not the future, it'll remove hardware sales from Nintendo.

If Smart TVs adapt, what's stopping it from removing hardware sales from all consoles?
That's the distinction he's trying to make, that gaming consoles will still have a purpose.
#23Xeeh_BitzPosted 2/2/2013 1:43:34 PM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
He's not saying Cloud gaming is bad and should be ignored, quite the opposite. He's saying that the future shouldn't be focused on phasing out hardware and removing competition from the industry.


Of course he's going to say that, lol
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#24DemonDog666Posted 2/2/2013 1:45:04 PM
Wow he's right for once amazing lol.

But yeah cloud gaming isn't universally supportable and won't be for a very long time and even when it is it will still have so many drawbacks compared to what we use today, aside from a way to rent games digitally I don't see any worthwhile applications for it, and even something more like how games expire on psn+ would be better for that.
#25Final Fantasy2389Posted 2/2/2013 1:48:12 PM
So, kinda like Square's service where you can game in your browser and get "game time" by watching ads or paying for the game?

If so, while I like the concept, gaming for basically free (watching 1 minute ads every 20 minutes or so is nothing), it doesn't work fluidly.

Hardware > Cloud gaming.
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#26P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 2/2/2013 1:48:41 PM
GloryChaos posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Didn't they say the same thing about online play? LOL


Yeah. And that was Iwata too. Nintendo seems to accept that 3D isn't really a big deal with the 3ds anymore and that was something they pushed at first. I'm not sure if Iwata's judgement on new technology is sound.


Nintendo didn't say anything negative about Online either. They acknowledge it's importance and have been since the NES, they simply don't want local to be killed off and people to become isolated because of it. 3D is still a nice addition but it's not as big a key selling point as the software. That's why devs still look for ways to innovate with 3D but still worry about making the games good first and foremost.
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#27JackalPosted 2/2/2013 1:53:00 PM
Says the same drunk fool that announced that Nintendo would not support online gaming because no one wanted to play games online. Yet they kept on selling Game Cube modems.
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#28Board_hunter567Posted 2/2/2013 1:53:05 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
So pretty much, expect basic internet to be in every person's home for free soon.

How soon is soon though?

Final Fantasy2389 posted...
So, kinda like Square's service where you can game in your browser and get "game time" by watching ads or paying for the game?

If so, while I like the concept, gaming for basically free (watching 1 minute ads every 20 minutes or so is nothing), it doesn't work fluidly.

Hardware > Cloud gaming.

Is the content a streaming video, or is it something that's locally being stored on your PC?
#29DiscostewSMPosted 2/2/2013 1:57:12 PM
Considering that ISPs are trying to limit how much bandwidth customers get without paying an arm and a leg, I agree that cloud gaming is not the future.
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#30googlerPosted 2/2/2013 1:57:28 PM
Given the performance of Nintendo consoles, I dont think he's in any position to say what the "future" is. He should have cone out bad just said they don't have the tech/capabilities and/or dont want to pay or have the disposable income to hire a competent 3rd party to operate it for them