Chinese company Tencent announces new streaming console

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  1. endoverend
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    Tencent, the Chinese company which owns Riot Games, has announced a new PC-console hybrid in the form of the Tencent Games Platform. It supposedly will run on a sixth-generation Intel chip, and its architecture will be based on Windows 10. In "TGP Box Mode", it downloads or streams PC games directly to the console. It is unknown how much it will cost, or if it is ever coming to the West, but it's an interesting foray into the game streaming industry.

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  2. Pecrow

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    Wot?
     
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    Does it cost Ten cents?
     
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    I'd probably only ever buy it if it did cost 10 cents.
     
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    the console will be a fail
     
  6. cearp

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    in the west sure but maybe not in china
     
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    I'm curious as to the differences between this and the similar products on the market. Surely there has to be something.
     
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    I am as well because we only have a few tech specs at this point. Although I think the true streaming element is what is supposed to be the kicker here. I don't know if there's another popular streaming console on the market.
     
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    But what's the point of streaming the games anyway? It's not like the Nvidia Shield where at least you have portability. It's no different than a second PC at this point.
     
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    I'm reminded of OnLive.
     
  12. Ericzander

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    I can't think of very many reasons either. Maybe if your PC is too far away from your TV you might want to stream it?

    Personally I just need a HDMI cord and I can do basically anything I want.
     
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    OnLive had you streaming the video from a server hundreds/thousands of miles away (iirc). With this, you'll probably be streaming from a couple dozen feet away at most.
    Exactly. A 50' HDMI cable costs less than this...
     
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    in china not many people have dedicated games devices/consoles, most people play games on their phones.
    not saying this thing will be popular in china, but, i'm certain it will be more popular there than comparing it to hypothetically coming to the west, where one could argue that games consoles are already in basically every house.

    not so many games are even in chinese. vita has quite a lot though, so the situation definately is changing. many vita games are translated from japanese to chinese first.
    isn't nintendo even translating pokemon sun and moon into chinese too?
    once you get past the piracy, china is great for companies because there are so many people, so it makes sense that this streaming console thing is trying to get in before the big ms/nintendo/sony try even harder and put more money into the chinese market. (my opinion at least)

    -- but the fact this is for pc games is a bit weird... :)
     
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    This, uh, is a thing?
    It sounds like it is not exactly a true Steam machine thing, but more for streaming? Like the Steam streamer box Steam themselves made a while ago?
    Am I missing the point or something..?
     
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    Will it be made available outside of China?
     
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    tencent is a copy cat!

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    In China, even android box that connected to TV can be a "gaming console". Should not expect any creative idea from tencent. Like the name, tencent is cheap.
     
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    did they not learn anything from the OnLive?
     
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    even in the west, 'ouya' lol...
     
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    I am interested to see what it has to offer, Riot being behind it means it at least has a lot of financial backing.

    I bet it will outsell the Wii U at the very least. :tpi: