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Sony’s Acquisition of Gaikai to Nourish Vita and Enrich PlayStation

"Sony's recent purchase of Gaikai has claimed numerous headlines throughout the media as the future of cloud gaming for Vita, PS3, and the PlayStation 4 has unraveled in front of the industry. Once an open cloud gaming platform that delivered full video games, will now join Sony Computer Entertainment to offer experiences that were once impossible to ensure their customers receive the most innovative technology available."

-TheGamerAccess.com (Gaikai, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony)

tmanmushroom  +   748d ago
Sony is beginning to play some big moves!
-Mika-  +   748d ago
Ya im really proud of sony. They aren't following anymore. They're leading.
gokuss122002  +   747d ago
@mika when were they following? (not rhetorical)
WeskerChildReborned  +   747d ago
Sony has certainly stepped up their game.
Convas  +   748d ago
The only thing I want "enriched" is my Trey HDD with my golden oldies like Spyro and Crash Bandicoot.

Make it happen Sony!!
The_Infected  +   748d ago
C'mon how about a few PS4 games streamed to PS3 to test out:) maybe just stream us the whole game if you want! All the possibilities are now endless...
SkullBlade169  +   747d ago
I'm not big on cloud gaming. I tried OnLive on my PC and it looked like ass compared to running the game natively.

I think it's a good supplement to native gaming, but running EVERYTHING through the cloud is a dumb idea in my opinion.

Possibly a entry level cheap Playstation console that runs everything via cloud with a subscription fee, but I personally want to keep things running on my own machine so I would rather shell out the money for a machine that just runs all the games itself.

It'd be nice to have it as an option, but I just hope that it won't be the only way to game on future consoles.
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chasegarcia  +   747d ago
Onlive is awesome for electronics not powerful to run graphical intensive games. I know sometimes the internet is slow to stream games in hd without lag, but with time it will get better.
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SkullBlade169  +   747d ago
Well it was the actual graphical quality that bugged me.

The forced low resolution and video compression made it look not so good compared to actually running it on my PC.

But yeah, that's not what it's designed for. :P

I would actually find OnLive pretty useful for streaming games to my laptop (well, if I had one...). I only have a desktop computer which I game on, which is why I don't find it very useful.

I can see why it would be useful for other users though.
Brownghost  +   747d ago
even with my connection of 20mb/s i still get so much screen tearing
Denethor_II  +   747d ago
Not just the graphics, but also framerate.
clearelite  +   747d ago
I agree. I would use it mostly for demos myself. I like to have accees to my digital property even if the internet is down etc. I see a lot of hype from online journalists about cloud this and that, almost as if they are deliberately trying to market it. Some of the same people who were saying handheld gaming was in the decline when the opposite is true. Handheld gaming is more popular than ever and the 3ds smashed the ds sales record one of the best selling electronic devices of all time.
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daggertoes83  +   747d ago
yea yea pretty words but i have not seen it yet. Im too excited about this, lets hurry it up.
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Hicken  +   747d ago
Just don't make it the primary way of gaming, and I'll accept it. It's great as a supplement, but there are too many problems with trying to make clod gaming the main way to game.
SegaKnuckles86  +   747d ago
There is nothing to worry about. The majority don't have the internet capable to support cloud gaming and even if they did I doubt it will make the impact internet journalists say it would. If anything, cloud gaming will go the way of Netflix, and that sure didn't replaced DVD or BluRay video.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   747d ago
Netflix didn't kill Dvd and blu ray true. However it did put a big ass dent in cable customers. Lots of people like me see benefit in netflix/hulu/etc... its not going to wipe out a console yet but it will most certainly add to what they can offer.
DebateMaster  +   747d ago
Nobody said they were trying to make cloud gaming the main way to game. They're making an alterate way to game.
WeskerChildReborned  +   747d ago
Wondering if they will add Gaikai to their next console or current one.
Qrphe  +   747d ago
I'm sure it depends more on demand. If cloud becomes popular tomorrow they'll work to put it on PS3s, if it's something they expect to grow tremendously next gen then PS4 it is.

Same thing happened with the Move, although they had been developing it for years, they didn't implement until the Wii proved it could work.
xyxzor  +   747d ago
Sony can't wait for people to show them things can work, they need to do it themselves. Only way they can get back on their feet is to innovate. This is a good start IMO.
gokuss122002  +   747d ago
My hope is both:
Utilize streaming features such as video playback i.e. netflix, in addition to allowing (ps+)users to watch other play games live; even without owning the game i.e. spectator's mode. Imagine being able to watch someone on your friend's list play the latest game, and being able to converse with them as well... beats the heck out of watching videos on youtube to see if a game is good. I'd like to see things like this on ps3/vita; crossplay as well (or should I say "crossview" ROFL).

Get all the kinks out before trying any major moves... and then ps4: streaming ps3 games *faints*
jjb1981  +   747d ago
Vita support from gaikai is the key. I want a whole ps1, 2 & 3 library streamed to my vita!
SpinalRemains138  +   747d ago
It would be simply amazing to be able to stream anything to Vita.

I would sit and stream Blaster Master immediately. Maybe some Zaxxon or some Medieval. There's just so many classics.

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