'Verizon Gaming' cloud-based games service coming soon to Android

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/11/verizon-gaming-soon-on-and.html

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“This trial is primarily focused on performance,” the Verizon Gaming team recently wrote in an email to participants. “At a later date, when we advance the product, our library will consist of most or all of the top games you are familiar with — but at this early stage we’re working on the engine and its parts.”

…said the engineers.

“Wrong,” said the marketing team. “Performance be damned, revenue now!”


So with all the net neutrality shenanigans, will non Verizon gaming platforms encounter speed bumps to reinforce the superior experience of a walled garden?

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… Ok.

Only. Just that.

Don’t most of those games involve a controller of some sort? That’s not something typically bundled with a phone.

This right here.
It’s an obvious step in the data cap play.
Step 1 - Implement data caps
Step 2 - Introduce vastly inferior competing services
Step 3 - Exempt your services from the cap

Only problem is these services are so terrible that people still won’t use them, caps be damned - see Verizon’s go90 video service as an example.

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