Posts tagged online streaming
Move Over OnLive & Gaikai. A New Cloud-Based Gaming Provider Emerges.

 

 

Betamax versus VHS, VideoCD (VCD) versus DVD, HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray – the noted format wars of old have all arisen through a combination of technological and sociological factors. The ‘Videotape Wars’ of the 70’s was driven by companies’ hopes to find a standardised media format for recording TV. The dawn of the digital video era was contested between the cost-effective VCD and the superior quality of the DVD, while the transition to high-definition played host to the one of the fiercest format wars in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray’s tussle for supremacy. Now, we think we’ve found the cloud-gaming equivalent. 

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HMV Joins The Digital Age With On-Demand Service. Are They Too Late?

HMV today marks its move into the digital marketplace with its appropriately-named on-demand rental service ‘HMV On-Demand’. From the iTunes Store to the Android Marketplace, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM Player to Blinkbox, it’d be fair to say that online movie rental services are far from in short supply.

 

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