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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    Finding the ROMs is the key thing. Emulators can easily be solved - look at OpenEmu on Mac or RetroArch or Retropie. From the sounds of their business plans they are trying to move away from something where downloading is possible.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    Well, more convenient in some cases. It’s less convenient than local emulation: - when you are playing an action game which has timing criticality - if the Internet connection is variable - for example in a hotel - if you have no Internet connection - for example on a plane or train All of these things could be avoided with a system where you download a (restricted) game file and ran a local emulator. You could make that very convenient, just as Netflix is now, but I suspect the difficulty would be licensing the emulators and proving that the game files would expire when the subscription did.
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    XIII Remake, Winter 2019

    It was good - well, as much as I could play of it. I seem to remember the controls were unconfigurable and the opposite to what I was used to in some way.
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    The one thing it has going for it is that it is (trying to be) legal.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    They really grate.
  6. I jumped the first time a taxi landed on my head. It reminded me of some of the Mario platformers where a new idea is introduced, used, and then never seen again. I mainly cited that as one of the few levels where you have to steer around obstacles; good to hear the handling improves. I have the sequel to play as well.
  7. I've been playing Danger Zone over the past week or so and really enjoying it. However occasionally the car handling model is a bit iffy - it works well while you're heading in one direction but on a level like that one where taxis fall from the sky and you have to avoid them, it feels a bit unrealistic. Is the car handling model different for Dangerous Driving?
  8. There is an extra (optional) dungeon in the DX version that relies on you being able to distinguish the colours of blocks.
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    They are noo entries.
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    #TeamSword indeed
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    XBOX gamepass and Xbox app coming to switch?

    A hardwired connection doesn't play that well with the Switch ...
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    XBOX gamepass and Xbox app coming to switch?

    It really depends on the game. You will never have a satisfying game of Street Fighter IV using a streaming service. Input lag must be measured in single-digit ms for that to work. It plays differently over the Internet, but the netcode works overtime to adjust and predict what's going to happen to smooth over this as much as possible. Something like Civ VI is much better, of course - no need for fast reactions, but input lag can mean you have to be more careful about the way it controls. The download speeds for connections are a red herring, as long as you're not looking to stream in 8K. Bear in mind that average speeds in each country are generally weighted downwards by people who only have an ADSL connection to check Facebook occasionally, and gamers are more likely to have 50 Mbps or above. That is plenty to download the video stream. What is more important is the round-trip latency, and the service reliability. Dropped packers can cause havoc. As @mushashi says above, the only way you will get around the first of these is build data centres very close to all gamers, and restrict multiplayer games to opponents who are joined to the same data centre. One of the aims of 5G is ultra-low latency, and yes, signals over radiowaves do travel faster than over fibre, but it's a marginal difference.
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    Nintendo Switch

    It came out in 2002.

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