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Submitted by Foolsjoker 1145d ago | opinion piece

Daily Reaction: What Do PS3 Games on Mobile, PC and TV Really Mean?

As news regarding Sony’s future plans on how they are planning to use their recently acquired Cloud service Gaikai emerges, the Daily Reaction duo of Dan Oravasaari and Sebastian Moss weigh up the issue. Having spoken about Gaikai before, we discuss just what it means for Sony to open up their IPs across new platforms, and the future of their products as a whole. (Android, Gaikai, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Next-Gen, PC, PS3)

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doctorstrange  +   1145d ago
My ISP getting annoyed that I'm downloading too much again.
kingPoS  +   1145d ago
They should expect it!!! especially since alot of services are now within the digital realm.
knifefight  +   1145d ago
One step closer to PlayStation 9.
aquamala  +   1145d ago
It means you don't need you a PS3 to play ps3 games, it's the end of powerful consoles
izumo_lee  +   1145d ago
It is just a way for Sony to expand their Playstation brand to more people other than the hardcore fans. To have their IPs as recognizable as Mario or Halo or Angry Birds even.

The Playstation brand is becoming the main focal point for Sony, no longer are their TVs being the companies main focus which is the right way to go for them at this point.
kingPoS  +   1145d ago
It's strange... I try to think of Sony without a connection to video games, and... I can't! It's like trying to picture Nintendo manufacturing hdtv sets or mobile phones. lol
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doctorstrange  +   1145d ago
They used to make playing cards
wages of sin  +   1145d ago
It proves that everyone cheering this but has bashed Microsoft in the past for 360 exclusives on PC for example, is a hypocrite.
one2thr  +   1145d ago
Not even close... Seeing that Windows and Xbox are both owned by MS...
It would make sense to have MS exclusive titles exclusive to MS hardware...
lodossrage  +   1145d ago
Don't try to explain it to him. It's not worth it, seriously lol
Yodagamer  +   1145d ago
If it goes well it could hurt sony's console business since they wouldn't need to sell consoles to play their games, but it would also increase their gaming sales, which could make up for it.
doctorstrange  +   1145d ago
Yeah, the console sales aren't where the profits are... generally the losses.
hkgamer  +   1145d ago
for sony to reach a bigger audience, they need to look at those potential consumers and figure out what they want from the service.
think about vod services at the moment, in the uk it is very new and most people still watch from tv/sattelites. for vod services to work they need to be more innovative, have more advertisements for freemium members, etc...
if i were sony i would:
-have advertisements like tv/youtube to maintain a stable revenue stream.
-freemium members get to trial certain games like onlive
-subscription members get free games every so often for a limited time, one game can be put on a list so that you could keep it until you want to put a different game on it. think about how tv series work, they are available on tv for a short time then get taken off air to boost dvd boxset sales,
-watch other people play live, similar to twitch tv but without the need of having to use capture cards, etc.. having a chatroom &audio chat/commentary to keep it more interactive.
-watching people live means that a bunch of friends can share a room and watch one person play and chat together. having a player switch button would encourage friends to take turn, similar to how people used to pass the controller to the next person.
-make exclusive games suitable for a cloud service, basically episodic content that releases weekly or monthly similar to how tv series work, this basically encourages people to check every week to see if a new episode is out, more people using gaikai means more revenue from ads, older episodes are taken off to encourage people to purchase the game.

i think that sony needs to turn gaikai into a interactive tv channel, obviously it could be a big risk but if this works it could technically change the way we game forever.
the idea of being able to watch people play adds the social aspect and encourages otherpeopleto buy games. it could also be used for people when they get stuck at certain points. i remember my friends use to call me brcause they are stuck at a game, if i was able to see what he was doing then i can explain easier what to do, or maybe if i was given control over the game then i can play that section for him.
another great example would be using the same scenario. my friend is stuck so he mesages me using gaikai, i am out of the house but recieve a message on my gaikai android app, i click on it and be able to stream his game.

the more i think about it the more i believe that cloud is the future for most countries. normal consoles would still exist but i see that fading away.

for all the disagrees i get can you please explain to me what you dislike about my comment. i really do want to see the negative comments so i would understand more.
kingPoS  +   1145d ago
I can defiantly see that as a possibility to use Gaikai as an open interactive platform. They already have music, video, and game services... why not use Gaikai to enhance them or even interweave them together.
Bowzabub  +   1145d ago
Intelligent post. +1
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Pillsbury1  +   1145d ago
Long live play unlimited.
Bowzabub  +   1145d ago
Next step..Sony partners with Google for infrastructure. The PS4 will be a TV. Bookmark it!
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SOULJER  +   1145d ago
If they let gaikai put all there exclusives on PC. I think it would be like shooting yourself in the face. Why buy a PS4. F-IT I hope they do it. I can tell my children. I was there when this company F-UP their game division. It was mass suicide. Real tragic.
GraveLord  +   1145d ago
Doesn't really mean much. Cloud Gaming isn't really accessible to the mainstream. Bandwidth caps and low DSL speeds will keep it from taking off. It's nice alternative if you have the requirements though.
taquito  +   1144d ago
sony finally realizing, people will be playing uncharted 3 and killzone 3 on pc in a couple years in 1080p with 8x anti aliasing whether they want them to or not, the entire ps2 library has been available for play on pc since 2007, and near perfect for all games since 2008, now, in 2012, my wifes crappy laptop runs ps2 games in higher resolutions than the ps3 does.....

sony is going with the old "if you can't beat them, join them" mantra, might as well make some money off it.

totally stoked to see uncharted 3 without all the jaggies and low res textures at 60 flawless frames like games are meant to be played!

the sad thing is, there probably is NOT going to be a ps4, the ps3 "is" the ps4......OR you can play all the games on pc which will look and run FAR better as always.
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