News Atari Partners With Antstream Arcade for VCS Retro Games

Giroro

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Let's forget for a second how utterly insane it is to buy a dedicated box and pay $100 a year for access to an (incomplete?!) library of atari 2600 games.

The first question I think they need to answer is: what is the point of streaming games with a smaller file size than a single frame of video.
 

GetSmart

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Most of those retro 8-bit computer games' binaries are typically less than 64Kbytes in size. Thus what was the point in streaming anyway. Also the latency (and reaction time) for these games would be much higher on streaming than running locally. For retro games, latency is pretty important. Co-incidentally Antstream is also crowdfunded.
 

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