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Do we even need game consoles? (Open_Tab Ep. 12)

Now that Sony is bringing its PlayStation games to Windows, should you even bother getting a dedicated game machine? We dive into whether the cloud is the future for consoles.

Now that the PlayStation Now streaming service is coming to Windows, could consoles end up losing out to the cloud?

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Can streaming services like PlayStation Now end the console war? Or will the battle between Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation consoles continue forevermore? The Open_Tab crew with special guests Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin dive into whether these machines could get displaced by the cloud.

Plus, we check out the Geckobot -- a green robot that when assembled can climb up walls, and concoct a signature CNET "Redball" cocktail for you to try.


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