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Sony Discuss the Playstation TV Micro Console Release, the Remote Play Revolution Begins…

At this week’s E3 conference Sny added a little detail to their plans for the amazing Playstation TV micro console and media device, also known as the Vita TV in Japan.

Under the hard plastic shell the PS TV contains the brains of a PS Vita handheld. The quad core ARM CPU, powerful GPU and great sound make this one of the most powerful micro consoles on the market.

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Game Streaming, the Secret to Gaming in the Not Too Distant Future…

Let’s just get this one point out of the way early, the key to next generation gaming is Game Streaming. The only real question is when. Whether connected to a cloud service or a local PC the chances are in the not too distant future the machine you are playing a game on won’t be the one rendering the frames.

While game streaming technology has been bubbling away and developing for a number of years it is only now that the technology is ready for prime time. Services are already appearing from Sony and Nvidia but Valve’s is also preparing to launch its own assault on our living rooms, their primary weapon being the Steam Machines that include game streaming functionality.

Amongst all of this progress Microsoft have been decidedly quiet on the subject of game streaming with either the Xbox One, PC’s or tablets. Are they that far behind the 8 ball?

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PlayStation Now, Gaming Clouds powered by the Mega PS3…

The future of gaming is Now, PlayStation Now. Sony’s cloud based gaming service PlayStation Now is that future according to Sony in any case. It may seem like pie in the sky stuff until you consider the recently released details.

Powering the Now cloud will be custom silicon that manages to cram 8 PS3’s onto a single sliver of silicon. Silicon that will not only be driving PS3 games to the latest generation PS4 but will also see PS3 games delivered to Bravia TV’s, PS Vita, tablets and other partner devices.

With silicon at the ready Sony Now is in testing, the services beta period is expected to last through the first quarter of 2014.

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