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  • varchild2010 varchild2010 Mar 18, 2012 9:13 PM Flag

    Why CLOUD gaming doesn't work

    10) Compatibility) Bit of a stretch but worth including as my FINAL "Why CLOUD Gaming Doesn't Work" argument.

    Ok..here goes...

    Back when Playstation 3 was brand new and was around a 40GB system, Sony made the system backwards comaptible to Sony Playstation 2 games.

    The Sony PS2 afterall is backwards compatible to PS1.

    Xbox 360 backwards compatible to XBOX.

    What happens in CLOUD GAMING?

    Sure you can produce hardware that runs an older generation CLOUD gaming. Not disputing that.

    But that ends up being as far as your hardware can take you.

    In the world of "NO DISC DRIVE" console system, CLOUD gaming.... You can take all of your Physical Games you bought from the current generation and flush them down the toilet.

    No DISC drive....then NO WAY....NO HOW...you'll ever be able to play your video games you bought physically. *yikes*

    Not unless you see a system in place to give you the ability to retrieve your old video games as CLOUD only games now.

    But....Good luck with that...

    http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/28701473/is-playstation-vita-backwards-compatible-to-psp-games

    "

    great news for the PS fans! Vita ftw.

    Wait, isn't it bad news? You'd have to re-buy PSP games if you wanted to play them on the new system.

    Play the games you have on UMD on your PSP, buy/keep playing any digital PSP games on your Vita. That's the best you can get, unless you will be willing to re-buy all your UMD games off the PSN-Store. "

    *No wonder the 3DS is outselling the PS VITA globally by the truck load*

 
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