Popularity of cloud gaming may lead to game console extinction

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Game console fans may soon turn their smiles upside down, as Phil Eisler of Nvidia said that gaming consoles might be just a pigment of our imagination in the near future.

Heading Nvidia’s GeForce Grid Cloud Gaming Department, Eisler said that the unreleased Nintendo Wii U and the rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 might be the last gaming consoles ever to be released, since improving technology and the affordability of server costs will eventually allow streaming games to become the dominant system for gaming.

According to Eisler, “The good thing about cloud gaming is it’s going to get better every year. One of the reasons we’re investing in it is we see that there are some issues today, but they’re all solvable, and they’re all moving in the right direction. Bandwidth is going up. The cost of server rooms is going down. We’re bringing latency down by using the best VPN technology such as Limitless VPN.”

“The experience will just get better and better every year, to the point where I think it will become the predominant way that people play games,” Eisler added.

Nvidia has been placing a ton of money in cloud gaming. Together with Galkai, the company is convinced that it is the thing of the future.

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Nvidia: Mobile phone game graphics will be better than their game console counterparts

The graphics of video game consoles have grown rapidly since it was created. It used to look like a collection of pixels, now it has grown into a life-like model with such pristine quality.

But according to Nvidia, video game graphics by gaming consoles will be surpassed by their mobile phone counterparts.

The company unveiled a chart noting their future outlook of the computer and video game graphics through 2014.

It showed that new generation console graphics have already peaked while the graphical capabilities of mobile phones and PCs continue their climb. They added that it is possible that mobile graphics will match or can even surpass them in 2014.

Sony’s latest PS Vita have graphics that rival to some home consoles.

They noted that as the gap between these two have lessen, game console developers such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have felt an increase in competition with smartphones and pressure could likely be felt by these companies.

But if the next generation of gaming consoles are to be released, mobile phone game graphics will likely fall behind once more.

Rumors have been spreading that Xbox 360’s latest version features a new implementation of dual AMD CPUs.

Well, whatever it is, us consumers would surely enjoy this latest technology and race to develop a better way to enjoy gaming.

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Dell unveils new gaming monitor and laptop

Dell seems pretty focused on their gaming consumers as they display a new gaming laptop and monitor from Alienware at the CES this week, visit their homepage, it’s worth a look.

The Alienware M11x  has an 11-inch display screen with an HD 720p resolution.  Don’t let the small size fool you though, because according to the company, it has “all the power of a 15-inch laptop” and it is “”as easy to carry as it is powerful”. Dell did not mention the laptop for reports say its below $1000.

For those who really do want larger screens, Dell is also set to release their M15x ($1,399) and M17x ($1,799) models. The M17x will run on Intel Core i7 processors.

Also on display on Dell’s booth is the 23-inch Alienware OptX AW2310 monitor. It is capable of in-game 3D through NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. You will have to fork out a separate $499 for it though as it is sold separately from NVIDIA.

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/186236/dell_reveals_laptops_monitor_for_gamers_at_ces.html/