IPTV set-top box manufacturer Amino made a first recently, when it showed a live demo of G-Cluster streaming games played in high definition via its AmiNET130 STB. The G-Cluster service has been around in Japan for a while, it runs all the processing on a server, while the audio and video streams back to the user, but this is the first time its shown the technology used in HD. Resident Evil 4
and Sensible Soccer
aren't quite as detailed as Call of Duty
or Gears of War
, but with enough bandwidth, it might not be long before we don't have to buy a disc or download a game at all.