Video Games without Guzzling Gigabytes soon

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    Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their mobile devices without guzzling gigabytes -- thanks to a new tool developed by US researchers.

    Video games without Guzzling Gigabytes soon

    Named "Kahawai" after the Hawaiian word for stream, the tool delivers graphics and gameplay on par with conventional cloud-gaming setups for a fraction of the bandwidth, said the researchers from Duke University and Microsoft Research.

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    "That is a huge win, especially if your cellphone plan has a data cap," said one of the researchers Landon Cox from Duke University.

    "You will be able to play a lot longer," Cox added.

    Video games without Guzzling Gigabytes soon

    Similar to video streaming services like Netflix, cloud gaming lets gamers stream high-end video games from the Web anywhere, any time, on any device. Under cloud gaming, it doesn't matter whether a smartphone or tablet meets the game's minimum system requirements.

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    Cloud gaming has its drawbacks, though. For one, transmitting high-resolution graphics and audio fast enough for smooth gameplay can eat up a lot of data quickly.

    To reduce the amount of data that remote servers have to send during a game, the new technology relies on a technique called "collaborative rendering".

    The researchers integrated Kahawai into the software behind Doom 3, a futuristic first-person shooter game about a space marine struggling to stay alive on Mars. Compared with conventional cloud gaming setups, Kahawai delivered the same visual quality while using one-sixth of the bandwidth.

    The researchers presented the new technology recently at the 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys) in Florence, Italy.

    Source: IANS

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