Submitted by jujubee88 719d ago | opinion piece

Sony and Gaikai Will Stomp All Over AT&T's Video Game Service

Equities: AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) are exploring the possibility of delivering high-end video games to their subscribers. (Gaikai, Industry, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tech)

GribbleGrunger  +   720d ago
Well that's a little to early to call. I'd say it's going to be successful, but how successful... who knows? We don't even know what Sony are going to offer with it. Darn it! A positive article and I can't agree with it.
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gaffyh  +   719d ago
Sony has experience in the gaming arena, whereas these cable companies don't, so I can see why the article is saying this. The main thing that any sort of games service or console needs is support from developers, and Sony has amazing first party, and good third party support, so whatever they launch would have a step up on the competition. I would also say the same about MS, but their first party is not so good right now.
Neko_Mega  +   719d ago
That an isn't AT&T on that list of worst company s to?

AT&T has been full of themselves, Sony knows what they are doing and will have no problem being AT&T.
sikbeta  +   719d ago
Sony has experience in gaming, but not so much in the digital space, they bought Gaikai and lets see the results first before claiming a winner.
longcat  +   719d ago
Dont you try to confuse me with your logic and common sense.

Let another pointless online war begin!!!!
morganfell  +   719d ago
Sony is off to a decent start. They have Gaikai, they are doing a better job than the other console manufacturers of pushing digital content to buyers as well as freebies. And PlayStation gamers buy more digital content as well. Sony is doing more for cross platform play than the other two hardware companies and unlike AT&T they have dedicated gaming devices. As has been known Sony is also developing PlayStation Certification for tablets and laptops to which they just added Sharp, HTC, and Fujitsu.
TheDivine  +   719d ago
True but cable compnies have a much bigger base. Virtually everyone has cable and imagine how many will decide to grab a game on demand here and there (non gamers). Now imagine being able to buy 720/ps4 launch games right off your cable box instead of paying 400 for the console. Thats the big thing there. They dont need to be gaming companies, they are multimedia and you can get tv/web/games all in one place with no expensive hardware. Imagine Charted paying for exclusive COD map packs and dlc a month early. They could do that instead of exclusives and own the market minus us core gamers who buy every console for one or two good exclusives. The market is going to experience a monumental shift in the way games are sold, played, and delivered. Im excited to see what happens to be honest. It may wind up as a glorified rental service which is fine by me. Only time will tell.
greenpowerz  +   719d ago
Common sense
The story description is the rebuttal to the story title.

The description makes a strong case against the claim in the title.

You don't need to read the article the description and title nullified the actual article.

These companies already have substantial infrastructure and immense market penetration.
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zeal0us  +   720d ago
ATT should just stick to phone/internet service.
RivetCityGhoul  +   720d ago
they can't even do that right, thats why verizon stomps them all the time
Blankman85  +   720d ago
Meh. That's my reaction to cable companies doing gaming. Immo stick with my 360 and PS3 for my gaming needs.
ziggurcat  +   719d ago
uh oh, a sony success article... cue the dozens of sony doom articles in 3.... 2.... 1....
jujubee88  +   719d ago
There was already one a long the lines of that when I submitted this. lol
telekeneticmantis  +   719d ago
Where's the proof?
Sony hasn't even brought GaiKai to the Vita, and console that could use the service. PC games on your vita is very tempting for a hardcore crowd.
telekeneticmantis  +   719d ago
So they own L4D
for PC and they use Remote play to get it on the VITA? That's pretty close to what I'm hoping for.
jujubee88  +   719d ago
Dude. Just wait.
Godmars290  +   719d ago
My chief concern is that this will only lead to the further dissolution of creative as well as finical resources in gaming.

The growth of the iOS gaming market has only lead to cheap/quick title production while big budget console gaming becomes more of no risk/rehash zone.
Dlacy13g  +   719d ago
I honestly would have thought this would have come much sooner. The internet providers are prime for this kind of service and the likes of an Onlive only re-affirm it as a future coming soon.
sandman224  +   719d ago
If they want me to do a mandatory download then do me a favor and make the game pretty and make sure it stays at 30fps. I'm refuring to consoles. If ibis oft can do that I'll be happy to install a game ill even let you have 10 gb to use. Just make the game great.
DivineAssault  +   719d ago
I agree with this.. Whatever knowledge sony is lacking in the digital space, gaikai will resolve.. Sony & Gaikai combined will destroy att&t before they have a chance.. I know i wouldnt even consider going with att&t for a gaming service or any service for that matter.. But if i did decide to go streaming for games, it will definitely be on sonys
Gamer-Z  +   719d ago
Good read. I agree that At&t has no clue as to what they are getting themselves into, they would certainly fail if they were to enter the battle arena that is the Video Game Industry.
kingPoS  +   719d ago
Is it me or are other conglomerates wanting a piece of the pie.
Who've thought video games would become such a viable market 15 years ago. lol
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