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Report: Microsoft building game-streaming tech, 'Arcadia'

Microsoft has job openings within a new cloud-based Operating Systems Group, and one of the listings says the project is called "Arcadia." ZDNet reports that Arcadia is a new streaming system built on the Azure cloud and is poised to replace Microsoft's Rio game-streaming tech. Arcadia will stream ...

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Square Enix unveils cloud gaming business Shinra Technologies

Square Enix announced its aim to deliver "revolutionary" cloud-based gaming with Shinra Technologies, a newly launched subsidiary helmed by Yoichi Wada, the former president of the Japanese publisher. Cutely named after the company in Final Fantasy 7, Shinra's goal is to "change the game industry e...

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Joystiq Deals: iDrive offers a year of 1TB cloud storage

Thanks to fires, floods and other acts of a random universe, it's just not safe keeping all your important documents on your home computer. This is where iDrive comes in: Instead of storing all of your photos, tax documents and steamy love letters at home, you can instead send it all to the cloud f...

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Rumor: Microsoft testing browser-connected Xbox games

In the future, you may not need a big black box with Xbox branding to play Xbox games, according to tech news blog Neowin; the site reports that Microsoft is currently testing the ability for users of an as-of-yet-unannounced service to play Xbox games via their web browser. If details are accurate...

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Sonic Adventure, La-Mulana feature in Japanese TV streaming service

Japanese cable company KDDI is set to roll out an Android app-based cloud service that will stream games from Sega, Konami, and other publishers to J:Com and JCN subscribers, Engadget reports. The Ubitus-developed GameNow service, which is compatible with an upcoming lineup of Toshiba Smart TVs ...

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Report: Razer unveils cloud save support for PC games

Gaming peripheral maker Razer has added a new feature to its GameBooster software suite that allows users to store their PC game saves in the cloud, according to IGN. While still in beta, Razer's Save Game Manager supports "over 2,000 existing PC titles," while also allowing players to manually ...

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Microsoft adds achievements to renamed Xbox cloud service OneDrive

Microsoft has officially changed the name of its cloud service SkyDrive to "OneDrive." The Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Xbox One-compatible service will also receive a monthly payment plan option in addition to a new referral program that offers up to 15 GB of additional space when invi...

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Rumor: PS1 and PS2 emulation coming to PS4, won't use cloud streaming

PlayStation and PS2 backward compatibility may soon be coming to the PlayStation 4, a source close to Sony told Eurogamer this week. Notably, the source stated that backward-compatible PSOne and PS2 games would be stored locally on PlayStation 4 consoles and recreated via emulation. The claim ru...

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Amazon 'AppStream' service allows devs to stream games from the cloud

Amazon announced the upcoming introduction of AppStream, a service that delivers high-performance games and other applications via Amazon Web Services cloud streaming. Essentially offering developers the ability to "build complex applications that run from simple devices," AppStream aids in repr...

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Cerny on cloud gaming: Some genres perform better than others

PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny addressed the console's Gaikai-powered cloud gaming capabilities in a recent interview with IGN, explaining that certain genres may be more conducive to streamed gameplay than others due to latency. "It is just a part of that cloud gaming technology that t...

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