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CLOUD GAMING COMES TO INTERNET TV...

Phantom Entertainment Lapboard Wireless Gaming Keyboard & Laser Mouse Combo Midnight Black

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Cloud Gaming comes to Internet TV

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JOHN_L Manufacturer Nov 08, 2010 01:19 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Google TV gets Cloud Gaming

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/blog-post/1866006/google-tv-cloud-gaming

World of Warcraft on Google TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxRvAyeyJZA&feature=player_embedded

Some great links to show how Internet TV will bring Gaming to the flat screen tv & living room. Another great reason to look at purchasing the Phantom Lapboard.

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2264344

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David_C Nov 08, 2010 01:25 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I don't mean to be rude, but this is your 3rd topic since yesterday promoting your keyboard...

anyway, I'm at work right now and I'll check out those articles when I get home

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Defiant010 Vip Member Nov 08, 2010 01:28 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Cloud gaming from a professional service with massive bandwidth? Ok sure.

Cloud gaming hosted from your own home with 1 Mb/s or less upload? I don't think so unless they have some magic going on.

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-=Maximum=- Nov 08, 2010 01:37 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Agree, doesn't look very professional promoting/spamming like that...

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JOHN_L Manufacturer Nov 08, 2010 02:05 PM Reply | Bookmark
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NCIX has put considerable resources into the research and procurement of the Phantom Lapboard. I am a vendor and fully identified as so chose to post information consumers may want to know directly relating to my product. The industry is changing fast, all the TV manufacturers will by making Connected TVs by the end of 2011. The Connected Home is here.

If I wanted to get abused I would be posting on Reddit But seriously if you don't like what I am posting just move to a new topic or close ur browser. We are all guests here of NCIX.

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Alter3d Reality Alter3d Reality Moderator Nov 08, 2010 02:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Modded for spam. Seriously, you already started a top-level post about your product yesterday -- you could have posted this under there. Also, basically none of your posts across the 4 threads you've contributed to have been anything more substantive than links to product reviews. This isn't promoting your product, it's spamming crap that we could have found ourselves on Google if we were actually interested in your product.

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{--M--} Nov 08, 2010 03:19 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Cloud gaming may be perfectly fine for games like WoW, but try doing the same thing with FPS games. Not going to happen. 100ms latency client-to-server is fine when the server's job is only to process and provide the multiplayer data, but if the server also serves the graphics, you effectively end up with 100ms of mouse/keyboard/controller lag. Ouch.

Some people make it sound like cloud gaming is the future and will eliminate completely the need for powerful hardware on the user end - well I would argue that the future is not quite like that. At least not until they manage to run FTTH absolutely everywhere (including smaller communities) and reduce pings to only the time it takes for signals to physically travel from point A to point B.

My perspective: cloud-based gaming will only ever appeal to infrequent casual gamers.

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Stiles Moderator Nov 08, 2010 03:50 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I dont need new posts on the front page filled with this keyboard advertising.

One thread is great! 4 or 5, not so much :)

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JOHN_L Manufacturer Nov 08, 2010 04:27 PM Reply | Bookmark
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No problem Stiles, will do going forward. Just pls also step in when someone posts a DO NOT BUY post on an item when they never purchased or used it and only referencing some old company news from almost 10 years ago.

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Yoinkerman Yoinkerman Nov 08, 2010 05:16 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I for one like the idea of playing games on my tv in another room, or playing at my friends house who doesn't have a beefy gaming computer. Thanks for the post.

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Greg * NCIX.com Greg * NCIX.com NCIX.com Staff Nov 08, 2010 05:25 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Regardless of the keyboard itself, gaming via GoggleTV is an interesting topic for the forum anyways.

I wonder how much bandwidth it will end up taking for in-house play.

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John Craig Nov 08, 2010 07:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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In Canada, we have usage based internet. You can look it up online.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/10/28/crtc-usage-based-billing-internet.html

Please take that into consideration when you talk about anything that requires bandwidth in Canada.

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[BF2] DigitalNinja Nov 08, 2010 08:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Personally, you will never find me playing games or using cloud for anything at all. If I want to play PC games I will play them at my computer, if I want to play games on my TV I have a PS3 for that.

And honestly, a owner of a company asking someone to please exit their browser when they don't agree with something is a little immature. So is asking people to correct others when they have a complaint about your product, I was considering this for an HTPC but seeing how you act on the forums, I will not be buying anything labeled Phantom.

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Hydroponica Nov 09, 2010 07:09 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I'm confused, if I wanteded to play PC games on my LCD Tv, then why wouldn't I just use an HDMI or DVI cable, hook it to my tv and use my existing wireless mouse and keyboard....

Oh wait, I already do that...I'm so confused right now...

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Defiant010 Vip Member Nov 09, 2010 07:14 AM Reply | Bookmark
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You would need a very long cable to connect it to a tv in another city, which is what this concept is all about.

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{--M--} Nov 09, 2010 03:51 PM Reply | Bookmark
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There's a few reasons I am opposed to cloud gaming/computing (other than the ping/bandwidth/always-connected issue):

From a software developer/publisher point of view, cloud computing is the ultimate form of DRM; the end user has zero access or control over the code and data.

Cloud computing enables game/software publishers to offer game/software on a subscription basis, even for games and software which would otherwise require no internet connection.

The dream of big corporations is that one day cloud computing will take over entirely. Home "computers" will be nothing more than a monitor with an internet connection and a bunch of ports for peripherals. These devices would have no local form of data storage, all your data will be on servers over the internet with no way to transfer this data to a local storage device. They will be able to track your every move, deliver advertisements will no way to block them, and implement usage-based billing more than ever before.

Don't get me wrong, cloud gaming does have advantages, such as being able to play your games anywhere there is a sufficient connection, without the need for computer hardware. However, it's only a matter of time before someone starts making their games "cloud only", in the eventual pursuit of the above goal.

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Messages about Phantom Entertainment Lapboard Wireless Gaming Keyboard & Laser Mouse Combo Midnight Black

Quality of this for playing games (shawn_r- Dec 04, 10, 18 Replies)
Ahhh ..... slanting surfaces ..... its 2006 .... (The Wizard- Nov 29, 10, 4 Replies)
Why to buy the Phantom Lapboard? (JOHN_L- Nov 25, 10, 14 Replies)
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