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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1007d ago | opinion piece

Is Sony Afraid Of Cloud Gaming?

Forbes - Last summer Sony placed a big bet on cloud gaming with its purchase of GaiKai, an online-game streaming service for $380 million.

It was both a bold move and a bow to an inevitable future when video games will be streamed from the cloud to any device, just as Netflix streams movies and television shows today. While cloud gaming is only now starting to be offered to consumers, it will eventually grow big enough to threaten the market for consoles like the PlayStation. (PS3, PS4)

Just_The_Truth  +   1007d ago
"While cloud gaming is only now starting to be offered to consumers, it will eventually grow big enough to threaten the market for consoles like the PlayStation.".....,,,That 's why they paid 380 million for a cloud gaming service. This article is pointless.
Minato-Namikaze  +   1007d ago
Some people just dont use common sense, lol. So you have people that end up talking before they think
HammadTheBeast  +   1007d ago
Forbes has made so many anti-sony articles it's not even considered trolling anymore.
thereapersson  +   1007d ago
You know
For an organization that deals with intelligent business people, there sure are a lot of ignorant games industry-related articles that come out of Forbes. Maybe that is the problem; maybe Forbes should stick to what they're good at, because it isn't videogames.
Ducky  +   1007d ago
^ They're good at generating hits, which is what this article will do.

No different from their previous article which compared PS4 with PC.
Merrill  +   1007d ago
Bookmark all these sites with ridiculous articles regarding Sony's future and the PS4 and the day Microsoft announces the successor to the 360 these same sites will have articles praising everything Microsoft have shown and announced..
pandaboy  +   1007d ago
I have to agree. Forbes were even bitching about the lack of kinect on ps4 xD. No professional news website comes close to the hatred Forbes have demonstrated toward sony over the years.

There was even a time a few years back when they lied about ps3 sales to make the 360 look better. They are the lowest of the low.
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Enemy  +   1007d ago
Another website to vote down. Do yourselves the favor, peeps.
-GametimeUK-  +   1007d ago
They are clearly terrified of it. /s
wsoutlaw87  +   1007d ago
When cloud gaming gets bigger it will become like movie streaming where tons of companies do it. That will be a much harder market to compete in
thereapersson  +   1007d ago

Sony getting the jump-start on things will only help them in the long run.
wsoutlaw87  +   1007d ago
of coarse but theres still something to worry about
Donnieboi  +   1007d ago
Forbes has written more troll articles about the ps4 and Sony than any other "respected" news media publication. That M$ money is talking.
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doublejj  +   1007d ago
Why would Sony be afraid of Cloud Gaming? i don't understand the reason for this article.
poopsack  +   1007d ago
Its Forbes.
wsoutlaw87  +   1007d ago
it would be a much more competitive buisness
Hicken  +   1007d ago
In what way? As things currently stand, there's almost NO ONE in the cloud gaming business. Gaikai was one of the few in that industry; they're now owned by Sony. So what are they being afraid of, again?

You make about as much sense as this article does, honestly: none.
wsoutlaw87  +   1007d ago
lol yes right now there are none. Im talking about where they could be going. You think, stay with me here, that once the tech is out there and sony shows success with it, no one else would jump in. So in your mind one company shouldn't be worried in the movie streaming buisness just because they did it first. Try thinking and then decide if it makes sense. holy s fanboys really cant understand anything other than their company being the greatest for ever.
GribbleGrunger  +   1007d ago
'And the prize for the most conspicuous headline goes to ...'
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MYSTERIO360  +   1007d ago
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   1007d ago
Is Sony? Wtf , im afraid of cloud gaming... shit will lag like crazy on my 4mbps lol
xursz  +   1007d ago
I get 9.5mbps so I should be good. I think the ceo of gaikai said the majority of games should run well at or around 6mbps, but I'll believe it when I see it because honestly Onlive ran like crap on my connection.
GamersRulz  +   1007d ago
From the article:

"Instead of integrating cloud gaming into the new console, a disruptive move that could have changed the dynamics of the game industry, Sony is using GaiKai’s technology to allow gamers to try a game for free before they buy it and to play a game while it downloads. Other features of the PS4 let a gamer stream a friend’s game and stream games that were made for earlier versions of the console."


how come you say Sony didn't integrate Cloud gaming in your first sentense, then you follow up with list of PS4 features that is actually Cloud Gaming!!

looks like people at Forbes has no freaking idea of what Gaikai actually is! Wow...just wow

Isn't Gaikai an industry leader in Cloud Gaming? C'mon Forbes, at least make some sense when bashing a company you don't like.
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KwietStorm  +   1007d ago
Lol I can't do this anymore. We need a new term for "journalism."
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wsoutlaw87  +   1007d ago
the being able to play a game while it downloads is not a gaikai feature its the extra chip in the ps4 i believe. Im not sure why they would include that.
Tundra  +   1007d ago
More proof that forbes doesn't know what the hell they're talking about.
Summons75  +   1007d ago
NO, if they're smart they'll stay away from it because it's unreliable. Just look at the xbox and how cloud saves, SAVES not even streaming a game, keeps crashing and players loose their saves for an entire weekend. We should rely on cloud saving or gaming, as an option sure but nothing more.
xursz  +   1007d ago
Using xbox was a bad example. Sony has the same feature with Cloud saving and it works flawlessly and seamlessly. I think you could have used the example that Onlive sucked big time but from what's been said about Gaikai, even before Sony bought it, it seems like the real deal. Too bad I never had the chance to try it myself.
KwietStorm  +   1007d ago
"What am I gonna do just all of a sudden jump up n grind my feet on someone's couch like its somethin to do? cmon I got a little more sense than that."

"Yea I remember grinding my feet on his couch ...he rich he could buy a new couch."
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InTheLab  +   1007d ago
F*** yo couch. They shoulda neva gave you N****s money.
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brave27heart  +   1007d ago
In a week of shockingly bad articles this one stands head and shoulders above them all. Forbes, we crown you cocks of the internet.
kenshiro100  +   1007d ago
Pointless article is pointless.
DigitalRaptor  +   1007d ago
And this is really where it all begins... smh

Even Timon disapproves!
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strigoi814  +   1007d ago
They wont buy Gaikkai if they are...common sense!!!!
NateCole  +   1007d ago
Mainstream media complete ignorance regarding gaming.

Sony is afraid of could gaming so they buy the biggest and brightest could gaming company?. Am i in Bazzario World?.
just-joe  +   1007d ago
For those who don't know, this was written by a contributor of the site, not a staff member.It's like some guy who's a member of Destructoid writing an article.

As for cloud, people still want physical media.
Nyromith  +   1006d ago
I'm afraid of cloud gaming. No hardware, no software, just the DRM.
Instead of product without DRM it's DRM without the product.

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