giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com January 18, 2019


Amazon Planning a Game-Streaming Service

13 January 2019, 07:13 | Megan Pierce

Amazon's next big thing could be game streaming

Amazon's next big thing could be game streaming

Details are scant at the moment, but it's fair to assume the online retailer wants to create a Netflix-style on-demand platform for playing video games. The company has not publicly discussed its game streaming service at this time, however, and appears to have a lot of work ahead of it.

Suffice it to say that video game streaming is likely the next step in gaming, and with as huge a company as Amazon joining the ranks, expect the industry to hit full throttle. 'Streaming services represent a potentially significant shift in the games business by, in some cases, eliminating the need for players to purchase expensive hardware, such as consoles or PCs, to run the most elaborate titles, ' according to The Information. Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the most profitable businesses being run by Amazon, is the leader in providing cloud services to individuals and organizations. This may have been what Amazon had in mind all along when it acquired Twitch, and then later purchased GameSparks, a cloud outfit in the United Kingdom that builds and deploys gaming backends. The Information believes that the service could launch sometime next year, and if that's true, we may hear more about it soon. Reporters, however, have spotted job listings relevant to this effort, such as this one for a Lead Cross-Platform Game Engineer. Amazon has plenty of experience streaming video and music, and it has a bigger presence in gaming than you might expect.

When Perlman jumped into game streaming over a decade ago, it was possible to play games by connecting to remote servers, but it never reached a mass market. Alternatively, Amazon could include the service as part of its Prime program. Based on the leak, the Verizon Gaming service is already up and running on NVIDIA Shield devices with plans allegedly in place to expand it to Android smartphones.

Andy Murray to retire as 4th-highest earner in tennis history
That title belongs to Novak Djokovic , who barnstormed his way through the second half of 2018, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. It's a great experience for me to play in one of his last grand slams against him so I want to enjoy the experience".


Winter Storm WARNING Issued for Our Area
Snowfall of 2-3 inches in most mountain areas with pockets getting over 3 inches. For Sunday rain will be in the forecast for most of the day with highs near 40°.


All you need to track any phone’s location is a small bribe
Motherboard first reported how bounty hunters were selling access to the real-time information for only a few hundred dollars. Verizon also said it terminated its relationship with Zumigo , a data aggregator named in the Motherboard report.


Amazon has yet to confirm any news, and no release date or pricing has been announced.

Google has also jumped into the race to develop a gaming service that transcends the home console, dubbed Project Stream.



Other News

Trending Now

Congress workers protest against ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, vandalise Kolkata theatre
Congress workers protested and raised slogans at Inox cinema hall at the Quest Mall in Kolkata on Friday over the same issue. Reportedly, it was "incorrect representations" of facts that led them to protest.

Ex-Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn Charged with Breach of Trust
Prosecutors say Ghosn shifted personal foreign exchange contracts with potential losses of about 16 million dollars onto Nissan. The Japanese automaker filed the complaint "on the basis of Ghosn's misuse of a significant amount of the company's funds".

NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement
The 9 a.m. hour, hosted by Kelly, shot up 10 percent in viewers the month after her exit, according to Nielsen numbers . Ratings were lackluster on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly " and for her morning talk show, " Megyn Kelly Today ".

Aviation workers say government shutdown 'needlessly risks' safety in the skies
Since then, hundreds of TSA workers from at least four major airports have called out sick, CNN reported . Terminal G is the slowest concourse at the airport, with about 12 planes a day flying out after 1pm.

Government shutdown halts food facility inspections, 'puts our food supply at risk'
In a statement, the agency said it will continue operations as permitted by law. Gottlieb said the FDA's goal is to handle the most important inspections.

‘Nobody is Winning’: Trump Gov’t Shutdown Now Longest Ever in US
Trump has told advisers he believes the fight for the wall, even if he never gets money for it, is a political win for him. Among Democrats, just 7 per cent say the situation amounts to a crisis, and 52 per cent say conditions are serious.

Bernie Sanders apologizes to female campaign staff who experienced harassment
The Vermont senator's campaign committee, Friends of Bernie Sanders , said Becker "would not be a part of any future campaigns". Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, has been accused of forcibly kissing a younger female subordinate during the campaign.

Man charged with kidnap and murder day after Jayme Closs, 13, found
On Friday, Fitzgerald said it is believed Patterson was out looking for Jayme when law enforcement came into contact with him. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday.

Woman Wakes Up Unable To Hear Men's Voices
According to the Daily Mail , she made the discovery after she woke up one morning and couldn't hear her boyfriend talking. It sounds unbelievable but a rare condition called Low-Frequency Hearing Loss cuts off deeper sounds.

Meghan Markle's Half-Brother Arrested for DUI
In the podcast " Royals " hosted by Rebecca Hyde and Angela Mollard, the latter criticized Markle's "tricky relatives". The hosts of the podcast also gave their opinion on how Prince Harry's wife can deal with her family's ongoing feud.