The Butterfly Grid.
May 9, 2002 1:34 PM   Subscribe

The Butterfly Grid. A gaming platform using open-source software to connect far-flung computers and millions of players, bypassing the Internet. (More from Reuters.)
posted by liam (5 comments total)

 
Sounds sweet, but c'mon: "The Butterfly Grid?" I'm sure that name will instantly fire up the imagination of millions of hardcore 733t gamers everywhere.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:42 PM on May 9, 2002


According to the lead link, it still uses the internet.
posted by NortonDC at 1:51 PM on May 9, 2002


I should have written "bypassing Internet traffic".
posted by liam at 2:07 PM on May 9, 2002


Ah.

There's been some scuttlebutt connecting this to Sony's plans for the PS3. Way speculative, though.

...wishing I was going to this year's E3...
posted by NortonDC at 2:16 PM on May 9, 2002


It doesn't bypass the Internet, and it doesn't bypass Internet traffic. What it does bypass is the bottleneck of a single centrally-located server for all online users.
posted by anser at 7:59 PM on May 9, 2002


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