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…

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