Sony drops OnLive support in Blu-ray player in wake of Gaikai purchase
Sony is now in competition with OnLive
Can't wait to see what Sony does with Gaikai. They can use it for other stuff too like for streaming movies, television shows, and music as well. Oh the possibilities. Edit: @ NYC I wonder if those alternate accounts will show up today? Yesterday, you should've seen them (nothing but icon-less accounts in the comment section repeating the same thing ("Gaikai is stupid and worthless" "My internet is too slow, I use AOL.", etc.)
Those people are just butt hurt because Sony is prepared for the future of gaming/entertainment....I bet the same people who have no issue with downloading stuff from itunes and watching movies on nexflix are bitching about cloud gaming...
Not a surprise at all lol, what I really want to see IF they'll go ahead and allow demos of exclusive games from their gaming systems to be streamed to any compatible device, it could be a great way to promote their games, still being the only way to play the full games on the respective system, people would want to make a purchase
Sony has been at the forefront of every major format change. Every time they were proclaimed to be wrong and every single time they launched a console they brought the de facto new standard to the table. This is just another case of Sony leading the pack on serving the gamer with the latest technology. I can't wait to see where Sony is going to take this.
AOL? people still use that shit?? i thought AOL went the way of the DoDo bird.
@sikbeta Agreed.. something I mentioned some time ago! http://n4g.com/news/1003520... "Also if Sony exclusive game 'demos' are available for all to try, then that may prompt more people to go buy a PS3 and indeed the game in order to play it fully!" @morganfell Agree with you too.. "PS1 brought us CD's etc PS2 brought us DVD's etc PS3 brought us Blu-Ray's etc Sony have a history of pushing boundaries with their consoles which will also benefit their other interests i.e. Film (Format), Music (Format/HW) etc.."
Sony isn't going to give their competition a free platform to sell on?!?!?!?!?! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The nextgen start when Sony say so. j/k
I love how so many people are lapping up cloud gaming all of a sudden. N4G, oh how you amuse me.
Im sure sony have purchased gaikai for the IP's which it can use with the ps4. Its a little late in the ps3 life cycle to try and adopt new technology and apply it to an infrastructure on the ps3 which cannot add X chat, so how can anyone expect cloud gaming to get on the ps3? Maybe a basic version could make it on the ps3, but im sure its going to be used for the ps4 since I dont think many gamers will be able to fully utilise cloud gaming due to internet speeds etc..
Onlive vs Gaikai
I wanna see ps4 demos from my Ps3
Why Sony? Onlive actually has full pledged games while your service are demos? At least could of waited.
I thought they had full games... My bad. Gaikai always had plans to offer full games. There's no doubt Sony will offer full games for a certain price plan. They have a huge back catalogue of games.
Gaikai (Japanese for "open ocean") is a cloud-based gaming service that allows users to play high-end PC and console games via the cloud and instantly DEMO games and applications from a webpage or internet-connected device. At the END of the DEMO, the customer is given the option to PURCHASE the game or product from a local retailer, online store or direct-to-drive download service. So you can demo a game and then given the option to actually buy the game thus not streaming the game in its entirety.
@JBSleek "Gaikai (Japanese for "open ocean") is a cloud-based gaming service that allows users to play high-end PC and console games via the cloud and instantly DEMO games and applications from a webpage or internet-connected device." its says you can play high end pc and console games "AND" isntantly demo games and applications lol. keyword is and, meaning can do both. Plus with Sony making a huge number of games go digital with Gaikai now under their control I'm sure it will be doing the same.
Great this sounds like another war like blu-ray vs hd-dvd
Yes and Sony will prevail again.
Which of the two has been considered better: Onlive or Gaikai? Could someone explain please?
Gaikai will be much better performance wise since a deal was already set for Nvidia to build the service its own custom gpu
Onlive has actually games that can be played in their fullness and has a better catalog of games. Gaikai is a demo service that streams at a much easier pace and is said to be better latency wise.
But now Gaikai will have GOD OF WARRRRR!!!!!!!!
I prefer OnLive as a service. You can buy games or subscribe to a playpack. Gaikai's main focus was game demos. Both will only work as well as your internet connection allows it, but OnLive has lower internet requirements and can be used on smartphones and ipads. It's cool to actually be able to watch your friends play, and to record the last 10 seconds of gameplay. Gaikai is a good fit for Sony. I hope OnLive will be able to succeed with greater competition.
here is a face-off by Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... But there is no clear winner. Gakai is faster but plays at an inconsistent frame-rate of 30 with superior image quality. While OnLive is slower but plays at 60 frames with worse image quality.
Can't wait to see games pull out of Gaikai due to contract with other platforms or having been funded by them. let see how many game remain. should be fun.
this is gonna be fucking epic
The disk drive still has a massive part to play, sony wouldn't dare push digital distribution only on their next home console. There are still a lot of people (including myself) who would rather purchase a hard copy.
i seriously wish they wouldve bought onlive instead :( i already use onlive & the ps3 is my system of choice (but i do have all current systems, except for a 3ds which i plan on getting eventually) it wouldve been so convenient
gaikai and OnLive do not do the same thing. gaikai streams game demos to web browsers. OnLive has been selling games for years on their own platform, playable on macs, PCs, tablets, phones, and TVs via their own hardware. This includes it's own social network, voice chat, and features like Arena and spectating that are not available on any other platform.
Just gave Gaikai a spin for the first time today. seems to work really well. far better than I had anticipated. Hopefully they can improve the presents. feels strange gaming in 720p on my PC
me 2,i played crysis 2 and it was great just took me 1min without any regstiration
good.. samsung is much better than visio & lg
This problly sounds foolish but what is gaikai and onlive and what do they do?
They charge you a subscription and then make you pay for the game separately but you never own a disk so can't lend it to a friend or trade it in (and subsidise a purchase of a new game) if you've finished it.
Meh, cloud gaming just means less control over the product you've bought. Not interested.
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