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


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


#2

“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!”


#3

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


#4

… 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.


#5

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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