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Microsoft streaming service codenamed Rio

Further reports of Microsoft’s rumoured streaming games service have surfaced, suggesting it’s currently being called Rio.

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Streaming Games Service headlines

  • Xbox games demo shows streaming from cloud to PC, mobile - rumour

    Microsoft showed off a new games streaming service at an internal meeting this week, according to anonymous reports, showing off Xbox 360 games played on PC and mobile.

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  • GameStop's console streaming service canned

    During GameStop’s quarterly earnings call yesterday, the company revealed it has reduced the scope of its streaming games service, Gamasutra reports. Built on technology acquired from Spawn Labs and Stardock, the cloud-based gaming package will now be restricted to PCs, tablets and IP-capable TVs. The service is still expected to go live this year, and […]

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  • Games Industry must be prepared for digital future, says Wada

    Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said that the games industry must be prepared for the eventual switch to digital distribution and streaming services as consoles games “won’t exist” someday. “In ten years’ time a lot of what we call ‘console games’ won’t exist,” he told MCV. “Somewhere around 2005 the console manufacturers’ strategy shifted. […]

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  • AT&T has plans for its own streaming game service

    Like Verizon, AT&T has plans to offer games via a digital download service. The company’s executive director of gaming, Glenn Broderick, has said that with cloud computing expected to “take off in the next 5-10 years”, AT&T wants to offer the same sort of streaming game service that OnLive is planning. “The way we look […]

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