StreamMyGame now available, play PC games on your PS3
With consoles becoming more and more powerful, it seems logical that console owners should be able to share in the PC gaming experience by being able to play PC games on their systems. This long hoped for feature has now become a reality for PS3 owners following the release of StreamMyGame.com.
The software provided by this website is one that will convert the audio and video portions of the PC game and convert it into a "Game Stream." Once converted, the information will be sent over the user's home network to a second computer, PS3, or Linux-based device, to then be able to view as well as play the game with the StreamMyGame player.
StreamMyGame acts as a media server and is available to just about anybody with a PC running Windows XP or Vista, and will be compatible with all PC titles based on Microsoft's DirectX8, DirectX9 and DirectX10 (including the highly acclaimed Crysis). The resolutions are also scalable all the way up to "Super HDTV" (3200 x 2400).
"Playing the latest PC game on the PS3 is now a reality at HD resolution and fast frame-rates," commented CEO Richard Faria.
"I have a PS3 in my living room and PC in my office and my two kids both have old PCs in their bedrooms. Now we can play games anywhere around the home. StreamMyGame's technology networks the power of a main PC so it can be used to play high end games on other PCs, PS3s and Linux devices."
Later this spring, StreamMyGame will be allowing users to play their games over broadband networks that are "sufficiently capable" that would allow their PC games to be available to them over "Remote Play." This feature adds yet another notch on the PS3’s exclusive features, which other systems just aren't capable of producing.