David Perry continues his discussion on the future of Gaikai.
I'll believe it when I see it.
what the hell is a gaikai?
It's sort of like... Onlive, but without the need for a peripheral. You play the game off, what I believe is their servers, and onto your browser. I played a bit of Crysis 2, but my connection sucks, so I didn't get to play very long. There are a couple of other games you can play for like... 30 minutes or so.
Could gaming service that focuses on advertising via streaming demos rather than selling whole games.
He isnt wearing his bandana anymore...:(
http://www.gaikai.com/games check it out, it is kinda cool as of right now the games look like console games, some a bit better, but nowhere near even mid-range pc level quality. On Gaikai's Demo site I linked the resolution on the crysis 2 demo was the same a console, (well actually higher than the ps3 version), and did look a bit better than the 360 version, but it look like absolutew garbage compared to the version i own on pc running in true 1080p all max, not even counting the high res textures and dx11 patch. A high end pc destroys this, not to mention, there is still a slight lag occasionaly even with my 10mbs connection. The tech still needs work and the average internet speed of major countries needs to increase, but this is the future for casuals and many core/casuals as i like to call them.
Too bad you need a super mega internet connection to stream even a freakin' demo. It's ridiculous and this is why it will never become mainstream.
I will wait till sony/ms/ninty will do this cloud services on their platform...
You get to play awesome titles like "not available in your area".
The problem with these services is that an average hardcore gamer will probably use 200 GB per month worth of bandwidth while streaming games from a site like this. Its one of the reasons I will not buy any games from Onlive.
Too bad I won't own any of the games. I'll pass.
Gaikai still as alot to go.
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