Some companies allow gamers to stream and play games on the go, such as NVIDIA and Steam via their respective streaming technologies while companies like Gaikai gives gamers the chance to play games without the need for a fast PC – though a quick broadband connection is required.Â Gaikai has come up with innovative technology, and its service wasÂ embedded inside Facebook back inÂ 2012Â leading toÂ games that could be streamed to Facebook directly.Â In the same year, Gaikai games began to be streamed to Wikipad tablets.
Similar to GAIKAI, NVIDIA have also made it possible to have games streamed to your tablet or another remote system. NVIDIA GRID utilizes the companies GPU technologies to offer cloud-basedÂ 3D rendering, to stream games or other 3D applications to PCs or tablets. With a fast internet connection, Steam can enable games to be played anywhere in the family home, by way of in-home streaming. This is made possible through a high-end gaming PC being used as a conduit to other devices situated in the home.
Watching Others Play Games Is Increasing In Popularity
In The 21st CenturyÂ One of the most important factors in the popularity of game streaming is fibre optic broadband. With speed being of the essence concerning playing games, the faster the connection the better. Indeed, the things that are possible now, because of fast connections, would be bewildering to the internet user of just over a decade ago.Â Statistics in the autumn of 2013 showed that, for UK gamers, a PC or laptop only came third regarding devices used for gaming. Also, a PC or laptop only amounted to a quarter of all gaming traffic in total. Xbox was top (35%) of the pile, followed by Playstation (30%). While a tablet or phone tied with wii on 5%. The three most popular games were Call of Duty, then DOTAÂ 2, with World of Warcraft in third place.