Well, Cox is already introducing it (read here): an extra $15USD/month to "guarantee" less lag, jitter & ping spikes... & it will only take effect on the connection for online gaming (so apparently it isn't even just a speed boost, but rather "optimization" of your connection).This is the major factors to consider, Game streaming requires zero to low commitment to hardware and a huge requirement for high speed internet. PC gaming requires a huge commitment hardware and zero to low requirement for high speed internet.
I think there are 2 important considerations that can sway this in either direction.
Net Neutrality might determine the speed at which your internet traffic flows and which company's pipeline is faster than another.
You Internet provider, will they add data caps, charge high prices when you use large amounts of data, provide high bandwidth internet at reasonable prices, create high bandwidth internet in locations that currently are under represented.
If I had to guess, I predict the Internet providers are going to get greedy and game streaming, along with mass-market 4K video streaming is not going to become main stream. Game streaming services are going to focus on mainstream titles and ignore the indie game titles where a lot of innovation is occurring.
And of course, they primarily focused this argument on supposedly low sales of Crysis, a game that EA announced had sold over a million copies a little over a month later. It's possible that those were copies sold to retailers, since these would have been mainly physical copies at a time when many were starting to transition to online distribution, as the game didn't come to Steam until the following year, but it seems like worldwide sales for the game were likely decent enough.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.videogamer.com/amp/features/pc-gaming-is-dead
I'd look for something older but 12 years will do
Game streaming will likely become more common as internet connections improve, but I don't see PC gamers jumping ship en masse for game streaming anytime soon. If anything, it seems like console or smartphone gamers would be more prone to trying game streaming services....As for Stadia, it's yet another game streaming service, which have been around for years, and have never really caught on, and in some cases have gone out of business, leaving their customers without their games, or even save files. The biggest issues with streaming games tend to be latency and image quality, which can both be pretty poor relative to playing games natively. Maybe google can do better than the other companies that have failed in the past, due their large number of server locations and resources, but I wouldn't count on the experience being as good as playing games on even a lower-end gaming PC. Unless you live right near an urban center where they have servers, expect input lag to be poor. Also expect 1080p gaming to probably look more like 720p in motion.
Most hardcore gamers will have both consoles and PC. PC for the graphics and consoles for the exclusives. You got to applaud Sony on the quality of their exclusives. I gave up and bought a PS4 just for the exclusives.Jon Peddie Research says that 20 million PC gamers will switch to some form of console or TV-based gaming by 2022.
Millions To Shift From PC To Console Gaming By 2022, Says Research : Read more
The motivation is...an article needed to be written.Really what is the motivation for stupid so called analyst to put up crap like this?
Not every player (console or otherwise) bases their game selections strictly on how "amazing" or "good enough" the graphics are -- if that were the case, Minecraft wouldn't be so popular. Besides, PC graphics get "better and better" at the same rate as console graphics -- & in same cases, actually improve much more quickly, as a majority of console games get locked at 60 FPS or less no matter the resolution. 60FPS@1080p isn't going to look as good as 120FPS@1080p.I already switched over a decade or so ago and never looked back. No need. Consol graphics and performance are absolutely amazing and they are good enough and only getting better and better.
I feel sorry for people who have to keep dumping money into a system to play games it’s so foolish and wasteful to waste 300 to $600 on a video card every few yrs 😂
I buy a console, play the snot out of it until the new ones come out and then get a new one and that’s what every 6 to 10 years?
Plus I can just download a game and start playing no driver updates no audio cutting out no stuttering no BS just full on gaming
Closed systems are far better to play games on then open systems that’s why I hate PC gaming— too much <mod edit>
I'm using a 2009 cpu (phenom x4) with a 2014 ssd & gpu (750ti)... I'll probably replace the system this year, more due to it starting to be unreliable than incapable. I need a pc for work anyway so it's as easy to financially justify adding a GPU to the PC as a console to the TV, even if I didn't already have a collection or have family competing for the TV. Anyone know of a current console costing about what a 570 does that has a comparable range and quality of games?I think a lot of people overestimate how often a PC needs upgrade anyways, atleast for 1080p60fps gaming. Which is the most normal resolution.
Feel you, the CPU in my desktop is a fx-6300, and it have run mostly fine (though with a newer graphiic card), gonna upgrade the CPU/etc this year. Though have mostly been playing on a gaming laptop since I haven't had the space to take the desktop with me (also nice with the ease of transport)I
I'm using a 2009 cpu (phenom x4) with a 2014 ssd & gpu (750ti)... I'll probably replace the system this year, more due to it starting to be unreliable than incapable. I need a pc for work anyway so it's as easy to financially justify adding a GPU to the PC as a console to the TV, even if I didn't already have a collection or have family competing for the TV. Anyone know of a current console costing about what a 570 does that has a comparable range and quality of games?
Isn't GPU prices on it's way down to a more reasonable level? and that's also only if you are talking about the mid-to-high level GPUs. The lower ones isn't that impacted, and it's not necessary with a new or mid+ GPU anymore (at 1080p). Like my laptops 1060 is running quite nicely on 1440p (not maxed, but still nicely), and I honestly can't see a reason to upgrade except for better graphics and the fun of upgrading.I think JPR's conclusion is correct, but some of their reasons are not. First, Moore's Law hasn't been a thing on PC in a long time. A resurgent AMD finally pushed CPU technology and performance forward -- not some law turned marketing BS. Second, game streaming is constrained by ISPs. Relatively few gamers may use products in that space before ISPs start looking to get extra money. Game streaming is self-limiting due to infrastructure limitations and operator greed.
JPR seems to be right on the money when it comes to high GPU prices. Nvidia is insane. It is much more economical to buy a console than a new GPU, and why bother with the GPU when the PC games are mostly console ports? Adding insult to injury: most PC games are now live services that lack the customization, flexibility, and user content (includes mods) that made PC gaming so great compared to console titles. We now have PC live service games like Grand Theft Auto where you're expected to dump tons of real money into Shark Cards to legitimately purchase in-game content rather than engaging in the game's namesake thievery! Cheat in a game all about illicit acts -- get banned. What is this insanity?!
I think JPR missed out on "decline of MOBA games." MOBAs don't translate well to controllers. The more MOBAs around, the more PC gamers there will be. FPS games translate to controllers much better -- BR games can readily make the jump to consoles. Why pay the Nvidia and Intel taxes when you can just get a PS4 or Switch?
But I will give you another view - buy a console for those 300$ and after few years buy a lot of games for 300$ at discount! No chasing for hardware! Heh how about that?...
2. High GPU Prices Could Negatively Affect PC Gaming
Thats why there are multiple cards with different prices, so u can buy the card u can afford. If u buy card with 300$ and couple of years later buy card with 300$ again and get better performance, where is the problem?
= Dose not make me want to switch to console.
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