Xfinity Games beta: Surprise, Comcast and EA can’t solve streaming games services

photo: Ars Technica

If Comcast is controlling the pipeline for its games service (which avoids the Wi-Fi issues of other streaming services thanks to the X1’s direct wall plug), it’s doing a lousy job so far during the beta. We’re already losing precision thanks to these inexact controls where moves don’t trigger until our gesture has finished. Now we have a whole half-second delay—the worst delay of any modern game-streaming service we’ve tested, if only by a hair or two—to account for, as well? Thanks but no thanks. – Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica