Bij Gamecenter hebben ze een interview over Powerplay gehad, Powerplay is het samenwerkingsverband tussen de gameindustrie (paar naampjes: Valve,Epic, Bioware, Relic, Volition, Looking Glass, Red Storm Entertainment, Ensemble Studios,Bungie, Dynamix, Gas Powered Games, Raven Software, Nihilistic, and Jellyvision ) en Cisco, het duurste bedrijf ter wereld dat de routers maakt waarop het internet draait. Hier is eerst wat achtergrond voor je het interview leest.First, some background. If you ask a gamer with a dial-up connection what his or her biggest gripe is about playing games online, without question the answer will be lag. Since the Internet's inception, it has quickly become the source for entertainment for millions of users. But the Internet wasn't conceived for entertainment. Routers were designed and optimized for business applications and email, not for the massive amounts of packets sent back and forth that games require. In an effort to make the Internet more viable for gameplay, Valve and Internet giant Cisco (which recently eclipsed Microsoft to become the world's most valuable company) got together to form PowerPlay, a set of protocols and deployment standards designed for gaming. Valve and Cisco are hoping that PowerPlay will become an open industry standard. Users who have a PowerPlay-enabled system will have dramatically improved gameplay. Issues players had with lag, packet loss and jerky gameplay will be greatly reduced. Laten we hopen dat deze standaard er snel komt....

Voor meer info, lees het interview.