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Always On: How to game in the cloud

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Always On: How to game in the cloud

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Forget about game discs, cartridges, and maybe even consoles. Sharon Vaknin shows you the ins and outs of the new trend that is cloud gaming.

We -- gaming if you involves a console like a PS3 or computer and the software like a disc or cartridge. But what -- you could skip all that and stream your games to any device. -- cloud gaming league teams are streamed from a server tutored -- in real time. That means you'll never need any special hardware to play the games you love and -- the games are never stored on your computer or mobile device. Games save the settings and even updates all those things happen in the -- Let's take a look at one of the leaders in cloud gaming on live. After downloading the online software on your computer and mobile devices like this Android tablet you can instantly demo games or purchase and play a complete versions. Control happened on the screen and can -- about -- the sun news motions to a server somewhere. And back to my device it's surprisingly fast. Now he's on screen controls do take some getting used do so if you're game got a kind of person. Online does having universal controller that's compatible with a few hundred devices and some computer just. You can plug it into your computer or parent with your tablet over Bluetooth. It doesn't get why you sometimes but it's the next best thing -- a gaming console when you're on the go out. Sky high which -- open ocean in Japanese is also playing a -- games. But instead of offering full games can only offer is down mountains the idea about you can try -- game by playing it online before buying the full version. That's a big deal in the price of popular games -- usually start somewhere around fifty bucks. You can -- -- showcase some game demos on -- kinds website and play them on your computer. But that's -- -- isn't available for mobile devices just yet. Guys -- -- on live are two examples of platforms that bring high quality PC games you all of your devices and stream them to you on the fly one. -- company hasn't even the -- to drive gaming. And you -- one stop portal for dedicated gamers. Steve we just created by the company valve it lets you download full games but it uses a minimal DRM or digital rights management. So you can read -- -- game on multiple machines with steam installed. Mobile gaming midnight ES bout with Siemens mobile have you can chat with gamer friends and -- -- games on the go. So if you want PC games on any device and can kind of gaming a try but don't -- your console just yet. And you have any questions or comments hit me up on Twitter or always on at cnet.com.
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