Submitted by paybackprahl 1101d ago | opinion piece

OnLive is coming to OUYA, can Sony strike back with Gaikai?

PSU writes: "OnLive and Gaikai are without a doubt the two biggest players in the streaming space, so OUYA's partnership with the former is something of a direct affront to Sony. The situation is made more complicated by the fact that Sony has yet to elaborate on what their acquisition of Gaikai actually means - will we be able to stream full PS3 games on our home console? How about streaming to Vita? And what impact will Gaikai have on the next generation of PlayStation?

Sony needs to provide these answers and more to prevent OUYA's announcement from totally stealing its thunder." (Android, Gaikai, OnLive, Ouya, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

Psycho_PS3Truthh  +   1101d ago
Sony will strike down anything within its path like lightning from heaven, Ouya combining with onlive will not even touch a hair on the PS3 console, in fact if the new PS3 is sold for $99 or $150 I am certain that ouya will perish from the corner of the earth it arrives from.
nukeitall  +   1101d ago
I don't think anyone even cares about cloud gaming so it doesn't matter what devices it is on!
samson-1  +   1101d ago
Not yet but that could change.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1101d ago
We will see. Since google just launched there (1GB/s) internet & tv service in Kansas 2days ago.. If this grows then cloud gaming will be here in a few years.

Gaikai on pc only need 8mb/s


They plan to spread across the country in 2013.

you could download a blu ray move in 1 minute.

also I like onlive better now.. Why? Onlive wants you to buy once play everywhere.

Sony wants you to buy a sony box and play on sony devices.

That is like buying a netflix box to play netflix movies. Even MS will go everywhere..

Seems only xbox is expanding..
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Hanuman  +   1101d ago
Please visit Gaikai's site. Play Crysis 2 or the witcher 2 and you'll get exited. The quality is very good and the demo's I've tried had some screen-tear issues but no big lagging problems. I'm loving it.. My laptop's GPU sucks balls but through Gaikai it's possible to play new high end games like the witcher and Crysis in beatiful quality. It's absolutaly a service that has potential for future use. I'm exited...
nukeitall  +   1101d ago

I have played both OnLive and Gaikai, and neither is that great. Artifacts on fast moving scenes and laggy experience is pretty abound on my 18mpbs connection in California.

I do agree though that on laptops that is GPU bound it might make sense, but the opportunity to have a fast connection seems to be pretty few and far between for me.

I think with the issues, and the inherent limitation it will not take off.

I said it before, and so far it is already moving in that direction is the fact that we will get more intelligent installers that streams the assets to you. Why bother with high data rate and laggy connection with video, when you can just stream the actual assets. See MS Office 2013 for example of this awesome technology.

We are getting to the point where more horsepower results in minimal increased experience if any.
paybackprahl  +   1101d ago
Good to hear from you, Psycho :)
samson-1  +   1101d ago
are you a bot?
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1101d ago
So in other word closed platforms and corporations ftw?

That is what I got from your speech.. It's amazing what marketing can do to our perspective.
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ALLWRONG  +   1101d ago
Sony hasn't done that great of a job striking down anything this gen. Onlive is still here and getting bigger by the year.
Wikkid666  +   1101d ago
Looks like 360 Metro dash
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joab777  +   1101d ago
It's not what this Ouya can do to Sony...it's what this ideas and trend will do to gaming in general. It's a big deal to have a cheap console that can b hacked and used to make games. Online is icing on the cake that moves the Ouya a little closer to this gens consoles right now. But, if this gets popular, maybe Ouya two boasts much better specs. It is a concept that b dangerous.
ChunkyLover53  +   1101d ago
Weren't those two companies already competing against each other before any merging or buying? Its not like these companies just sprang up overnight. Gamer's didn't seem to care for either one. I've never met a single person who has either service.
clearelite  +   1101d ago
Same. I don't think I've heard a single person talk about either service in real life. Some of these articles also seem like attempts to create hype, give "cloud" gaming credibility, and make it seem more viable. It may be affective to some extent, as some people(on n4g anyway) are taking "cloud" gaming services seriously all of a sudden. It's a nice marketing word, but most still remain uninterested.
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Ducky  +   1101d ago
Gaikai and OnLive weren't really competing... and they haven't really competed yet either, nor do we know if they even will be competing.

Gaikai only offered demos and was used by publishers to let people quickly try their game without having to download a large file.

OnLive on the other hand, has acted more like a digital retailer that lets you stream your games. You can still use the service to play trials of games for free if you want, but it wasn't as widespreak as gaikai's demos.
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JBSleek  +   1101d ago
Why would Sony even respond? Onlive has it's own micro console and is on other devices so why do they choose to respond now? It makes no sense and they aren't going to compete with Onlive due to Onlive having third party support and Gaikai being exclusive.

This article is giving much praise to Ouya yet t hasn't come out yet and Onlive isn't the game breaker of the system as it anyway.
Unexpecta  +   1101d ago
I can see OnLive only working to the advantage of the OUYA showcasing game demo's, before a person makes a purchase. With only 8GB of internal storage in the console, you can't have big games, so I guess the option is to stream it. Still, OnLive coming to OUYA is pretty surprising. A great way to get people interested and perhaps throw more cash at them! Also, Sony has no business with OUYA.

Sony's up there, OUYA's down there. Just like the big three.
josephayal  +   1101d ago
$99 OUYA console WILL be successful
will it be able to compete with the next generation of hardware ... the console will be able to play next gen GAMES like COD,AC,Borderlands etc etc.... Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, may be getting new serious competitor... FOR JUST $99 USD (damn nice price) Nintendo,sony and Microsoft should all be worried about Ouya
adorie  +   1101d ago
where's the games? cause Onlive is not going to cut it.

Sony and Microsoft both have an immense backing, have been around longer and have more acknowledgement, they also have the financial muscle to throw exclusivity around.

I don't see how anyone should be worried about anything, other than Ouya people worrying about how they will br expanding before becoming a true competitor to the current, established pillars of gaming.
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Hufandpuf  +   1101d ago
That awkward moment where no one was talking about cloud gaming a few weeks ago...
TronEOL  +   1101d ago
I don't think Sony even has OUYA on their radar.

If anything, they'll probably be happy it's out for the hope that those trying to hack the PS3 will just move over to the much easier to fiddle with "OUYA". Since OUYA is pretty much meant for those who wanted an open platform, and it's meant for hackers, or game developers.

Sony's competition is still Microsoft and Nintendo. OUYA can live next to them without a problem, at least while it's still small.
adorie  +   1101d ago
I can get behind this comment.
ginsunuva  +   1101d ago
Onlive had their own console but no one said anything. Onlive is on all android devices now but no one says anything. Of course it's on Ouya. Onlive is already on android and Ouya is android device.
Ck1x  +   1101d ago
Ouya's not even a real console at this point in time! Sony has been in the game for generations and is a multi-billion dollar corporation. The would be Ouya machine is collecting start-up capital to get things rolling... So they have some millions saved up currently! One holiday marketing push would wipe that budget out completely before they even get started. If this system is ever released, I think it will be geared more towards homebrew, hobbist indie type games but nothing mainstream...
Dlacy13g  +   1101d ago
Lets recap... Onlive a service that has struggled to cement its spot in mainstream gaming is teaming up with an unproven app console that has less than 100,000 preordered units. That partnership isnt saving Onlive its just another hardware unit that can run...i.e. connect to onlive like pc. Ouya still needs to show its more than an app box for android.

Sony doesnt need to respond to shit.
jairusmonillas  +   1101d ago
You know what's funny? speak to me again in 2013. PS4 and xbox 720 are all around the news, Ouya will be.. oh what's that again? oh right. Forgotten.
turnerdc  +   1099d ago
You know what's funny? The fact that you think you can predict the future.
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