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Specifically, is it possible for a desktop with a decent graphics card (say suitable for Eve Online combat at laptop resolution), to provide remote play to a laptop on wifi or 4G?

I took a run at this about a decade ago but found VNC delivered a black rectangle for any OpenGL.

Have things changed? I've noted the PS3 can serve some games to a vita, but I've not tried it.

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Lag is a worry - but finding fast wifi is a different question. – spdegabrielle Feb 9 '14 at 10:00
Indeed this might be fun just round the house on WIFI. – spdegabrielle Feb 9 '14 at 10:09
BTW the wii-u has almost no can use the game pad in the next room if you are lucky. – spdegabrielle Feb 9 '14 at 10:10
FWIW the laptop involved is a late 2009 15'MBP with integrated graphics that are not suitable for gaming. – spdegabrielle Feb 9 '14 at 10:26
Is there a way to make the question 'community' editable? I don't care for the points. – spdegabrielle Feb 9 '14 at 10:28

I believe this is possible using a software based solution, and not only from your PC / Mac but from your tablet / phone.

See my answer here:

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