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Here’s How Cloud-based Gaming Threatening the Survival of Traditional Consoles

One of the major benefits of Cloud-based gaming service is that the same game can be made available on multiple platforms and one can play any game on any device which it supports at any location

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Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects. Pixabay

BY MD WAQUAR HAIDER 

The arrival of Cloud-based game streaming services like Apple Arcade, Google Stadia, and the upcoming Microsoft XCloud is all set to change the way people play games, thus threatening the very survival of the traditional gaming industry ruled by consoles like Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation.

Cloud-based gaming is the new live-streaming trend after music and video. One big advantage of cloud gaming over the traditional one is the lower cost of setup which can be played on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even TV.

A key advantage is that gaming enthusiasts can play with multiple players across multiple platforms with ease. The players are also introduced to leading world gaming championships such as Fortnite World Cup, Intel Extreme Masters and many more.

“Cloud gaming has become the future of the gaming industry; it could kill the traditional console. The advantage of cloud gaming is that players would not rely on discs or need to download video games to play on high-powered PCs or gaming consoles such as Xbox or PlayStation,” Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, India, Middle-East and SAARC, NETGEAR, told IANS.

India may see a $370 million gaming market by 2020, growing at more than 50 percent year-on-year (YoY).

According to market research firm Newzoo, there are more than 2.5 billion gamers across the world now. Combined, they will spend $152.1 billion on games in 2019.

Revenues generated by the console segment will reach $61.1 billion in 2022, increasing by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 9.7 percent.

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FILE – Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia, at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., March 19, 2019. VOA

With the increase in sizes of mobile display screens, better Internet speed, and high-quality gaming routers, the gamer will enjoy frustration-free online and Cloud gaming by reducing lag and latency spikes.

“Internet and networking gadgets’ advancement such as dual-band gigabit routers have also made decent contributions to Cloud-based gaming support. According to recent studies, the Cloud-based gaming market is set to grow to $8 billion in the year 2025 from $1 billion,” said John Dong, Director, Tenda India, a leading provider of networking devices.

Three known tech giants — Apple, Google, and Microsoft — are primarily pushing the limits to capture the Cloud-based video game subscription market.

Apple in September launched its subscription gaming service, Apple Arcade. The service, which is available for Rs 99 in India, works on iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and Mac systems. It allows up to six family members to share the same subscription for one monthly fee.

Taking on Apple Arcade, Google launched its gaming subscription service Google Stadia in November with 22 games on board.

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Simultaneously, Tech giant Microsoft has finally launched Project xCloud game streaming service preview for Xbox users in the US, the UK, and Korea.

Cloud allows users to play high-end games on low-end consoles which is cheaper for gaming companies, as they only pay for bandwidth actually used by their traffic.

One of the major benefits of a Cloud-based gaming service is that the same game can be made available on multiple platforms and one can play any game on any device which it supports at any location. (IANS)

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Australia Takes Gaming Industry on a Whole Different Level

Australian gaming platforms, including top online real money casinos for Australian players, have to follow simple rules now

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The voluntary nature of this Gaming initiative is something that most country’s governments would not be able to achieve. Pixabay

Australian government will introduce a new policy about the self-exclusion platform. Last week, Prime Minister of Australia noted that the government is working on official papers currently. Prime Minister Morrison said that it would be a new word in the Gaming industry. Australia is the first to introduce self-exclusion from gambling websites.

The voluntary process that may affect positively on the gaming industry

If someone can’t control himself and they are putting last pennies on Gambling, then it would be better to give him a rest. That’s precisely the main plan of the Australian government. In the next few weeks, the government will introduce Australian citizens with a new idea. As we already know, the program includes a voluntary process for citizens to exclude themselves from online gambling websites.

Australian gaming platforms, including top online real money casinos for Australian players, have to follow simple rules. Australian based platform should create a self-exclusion system where the registered users can take a break from Gambling.

24 billion Australian dollars on Gambling

Do you know that according to official data from the government, Australians gamble 24 billion dollars every year? If we take a look at the per-capita basis, then Australians are the biggest spenders on Gambling. According to the latest official data, on average, one Australian is spending up to 1,300.00 Australian dollars.

A new initiative for Australian could be life-changing.

Minister of Families and Social Services said that the new initiative would be another motivation for Australians. Ruston noted that it’s a voluntary act, and no one is obliged to obey it. Ruston’s logic is simple – if you take a little time from Gambling, it won’t hurt your long-term life plans. The self-exclusion initiative is precisely a perfect getaway for people who want to take a short rest from the gaming industry. As you may know, the gaming industry is trendy in Australia. Keep in mind that Australian platforms are popular not only nationwide but also worldwide.

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Australian government will introduce a new policy about the self-exclusion platform. Last week, Prime Minister of Australia noted that the government is working on official papers currently. Prime Minister Morrison said that it would be a new word in the Gaming industry. Pixabay

There have been many movements in Australia with one goal – to help online gamblers in Australia. The government decided to answer the changes most civilly. The voluntary nature of this initiative is something that most country’s governments would not be able to achieve.

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Self-exclusion should work on Australian platforms

As we know, the government’s new policy could only be related to Australian platforms. If a casino or online betting website is based in Australia, then the company has to create a self-exclusion system for registered users. The Australian government has no legal sovereignty to take similar actions on foreign online gambling platforms.