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Tech podcast: PlayStation Move and Onlive gaming

Future gaming, on-demand movies and yellow pixels

Sony PlayStation Move motion controllers

Games consoles are in the spotlight in this week’s Which? tech podcast, as Matthew Bath and Melanie Dowding take a look at the future of motion gaming with the Sony PlayStation Move controller.

And will we even need to buy console games in the future? Onlive gaming promises to stream HD games from ‘the Cloud’ to your TV, PC or mobile over your broadband connection, doing away with a games console and discs.

Instead, the future could involve on-demand gaming, where a remote server does all the intensive processing, and streams the compressed video direct to your PC. We discuss whether subscription-based gaming can replace owning a physical copy of the latest games. 

On-demand movies on Sony and Samsung TVs

There’s also news of new video-on-demand services which could signal the end of renting DVDs or Blu-ray discs. LoveFilm’s latest subscription package offers direct-to-TV movie streaming to web-connected Sony and Samsung LCD and plasma screens. 

And having seen Sharp’s new Quattron TVs in action, we share details of the yellow pixels that the manufacturer claims introduce never-before-seen colours to the TV experience.

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