PS3 Owners Will Get To Try Out The Open Beta Of PlayStation Now Streaming Service

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PS3 Owners Will Get To Try Out The Open Beta Of PlayStation Now Streaming Service

Briefly: Starting today, PS3 owners will get the chance to try out the open beta of PlayStation Now streaming service. God of War: Ascension, inFAMOUS, and the recently released Ultra Street Fighter IV will be joining the 150 or so games currently in the PlayStation Now catalogue.

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  • Well, at least the article was about twice the length of most ‘briefly’ articles.

    Should I even bother opening the link or will it be for US owners only atm?

    • You can sign up “to receive notification when the service is available for your specific PlayStation™Now compatible device in your area.”

      But the link is then http://us.playstation.com/psnowbeta/ , so I’m not particularly hopeful…

      EDIT: Please enter correct Zip code in following format XXXXX or XXXXX-XXXX. is not a good sign.

    • It’ll be the same as the US: if they have data centres close enough to you it’ll work fine. If not, then it will suck.

      Bandwidth is unlikely to be a problem (assuming you can stream video from e.g. YouTube or Twitch at an acceptable resolution). Latency is what makes or breaks a service like this, and that’s why the servers need to be close by so your button presses are acted on in a reasonable amount of time.

        • Right. If they ever plan to offer this service here, it would require new infrastructure located in this country. And possibly in multiple data centres around Australia: Perth to Sydney latency might start to get uncomfortable.

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