'Crucial time' for cloud gaming, which wants to change how you play

Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are ramping up offerings in cloud gaming, a platform that lets people enjoy high-quality games on any device. PHOTO: GOOGLE
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NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Imagine video gamers, untethered from their computers and consoles, playing crystal-clear versions of their favourite games anywhere.

They might traverse the futuristic world of the sci-fi shooter game Halo on their mobile phones while riding the subway, or dust off old MacBook computers and hop straight into the jungle of the battle arena game League of Legends.

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