PlayStation Now is a glimpse at the future of gaming for a price
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“Honey, can you turn off Netflix? I’m trying to play Twisted Metal.”
In my life, I never thought I’d utter those words. But that’s the future, according to PlayStation Now that’s the name for Sony’s streaming games service that launched this week in open beta on PlayStation 4. The “Netflix for games” truly is the future of gaming but that future comes with a whole new vocabulary of gripes and concerns, all of which will be familiar to anyone who uses Netflix.
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service that lets you rent games by the hour, day, week, or month. There is no processing done locally on a game console or computer; you’re essentially streaming the game from a server far away, with your button presses passing from the…