Sony has reportedly to made a deal to allow PSOne and PS2 games to be streamed to the PlayStation 3 over the cloud.The console already offers some original PlayStation games for purchase though the PlayStation Store, but this move could make the entire back catalogue available for online play.Geek.com reckons Sony has made a deal with existing cloud gaming platform Galkai, which will be confirmed at E3 next week.The move would finally allow PS3 owners to play PS2 games on the console, albeit through an app rather than just loading their old discs. You’d have to think that a PS Vita app would follow too.Pay to play… againThe deal is likely to see a monthly subscription fee to access the back catalogue, rather than paying for individual titles as gamers currently do on the PlayStation Store.This does, of course, raise the issue of gamers having to pay the same game twice, if they wish to play old PS2 games on the current generation console.
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How the Rural-Urban Divide Plays Out on Digital Platforms
It is one thing for entrepreneurs, whether urban or rural, to create and operate an online store, as some digital platforms have made it relatively easy to manage an e-store – even by using just a smartphone.
Thailand’s internet economy to hit US$53 billion in 2025
New users in Southeast Asia are coming online at a blistering pace, adding 40M new Internet users this year alone compared to 100M between 2015 and 2019 and 70% of the region’s population is now online.
Southeast Asia’s Internet sectors continue to see strong growth, hitting $100 billion in 2020, and are on track to cross $300 billion by 2025 stated a report by Google, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and business consultants Bain & Co.
Southeast Asia’s internet economy hits $100 billion
The two pacesetters in the region are Indonesia and Vietnam, which lead the pack with growth rates in excess of 40% a year.
The internet economies in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines are growing by between 20% and 30% annually, with no signs of slowing down, according to Google and Temasek multi-year research program.
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