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7-03-2009 @ 1:17PM
From what I understand, The game is being rendered on a virtual machine on a server with more ram and processing power than the average home computer has.With that the only information what would have to be transfered is a live video stream and the users input.So theoretically you could turn the games settings all the way up and it wouldn't affect the games performance. All you would have to worry about is adjusting the quality of the stream.The user input looked like it needs some work though. I noticed that when he tried to move the camera while playing WoW, the web app was not able to lock his cursor in place. Meaning if you tried to move it too far your cursor would fall out of the app and you would briefly loose control of the game. Also note that when he tried to interact with the npc nothing happened so he quickly closed out of the game to cover it up.Even though it looks like it has some issues, it IS only in beta. So there is a good chance the bugs will be ironed out before the service is released.It will probably be best suited for users with low end computers or people who want to try games before they buy them.
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