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Posts tagged “gaikai”

TERA Is Free For 30 Minutes In Your Browser

TERA is using the grainy magic of Gaikai's cloud gaming service to bring us all the first thirty minutes of the - admittedly very pretty - fantasy MMO. Yes, it's free and (depending on connection speed) an instant thing to try out. I'm not convinced that streaming like this is the future of gaming, but it might just be the future of demos, especially when…

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Huh: Hawken Gets A Live-Action Trailer.

Well, I wasn't expecting thing: Adhesive games' Hawken, the incredible-looking mecha-deathmatch that we've spent the past few months pining for, has got a live-action trailer, completed with grizzled-warrior voice over. You can watch it below. I'm assuming this big-budget manner of trailering is down to Hawken's big deal, which is to appear first on cloud-gaming service, Gaikai. Hawken will be free-to-play, and its going to…

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Feature: Whither, weather?

Nvidia On Cloud As The Future Of PC Gaming

Clouds are fluffy. They can take the shape of just about anything, too: bunnies, cars, lion kings - you name it. Oh, and they block the sun, which has been known to beam horrific, disfiguring burns down from the sky. Yet, in spite of those rather admirable qualities, we hardly ever notice them unless they're about to open fire (read: water) on our outdoor fun…

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Gaikai Lets You Shoot A Man In The Face On Facebook

I'm writing this in one tab as a tractor is idling away in another, and it's not even a webgame: right now I have Farming Simulator 2011 running on Facebook, via Gaikai. That's kind of neat. The cloud-streaming service is hosting seven demos of PC games, with five available in Europe and (Magicka, Sniper - Ghost Warrior, The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, Orcs…

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Feature: In Space No-one Can Hear You Stream

Head In The Cloud: Dave Perry Disrupts

Dave Perry is the sometime creator of MDK and now CEO of Gaikai, the streaming game provider. He thinks his tech is going to take over PC Gaming; because he's got his hands on one of those Molyneux Inc. Reality Distortion Fields, he's VERY persuasive. We caught up with him at the superbly-stimulating Cloud Gaming Summit in London to talk about Gaikai, inspiration in game…

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Crysis 2, Witcher 2, FIFA 12 In Yer Browser

This is probably old news to you, but it's new news to me and my ancient Egyptian ancestors told me during my hypnotherapy that the entire universe is just a figment of my imagination, therefore I can post it if I please and if you moan it's only because I'm imagining someone moaning. Cloud gaming tech Gaikai has been offering streaming demos of various games…

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Demonstrably Unhelpful: Sims 3 Demo

Today we are faced with a series of questions. How is it possible to convince even more people to buy The Sims 3? Who would be targeted in such a drive? People who are still clinging to the arguably more complete and less buggy Sims 2, where they can already own pets? What about the cynics and naysayers, can they be convinced? What is the…

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Storm Clouds: Gaikai Boasts Tech Prowess

Cloud Gaming company Gaikai are making it known that they've got their eyes on the prize. Speaking to Reuters, CEO Dave Perry spoke about the service's superiority to those clunky old console things, and argued that the speediness of his tech made up for latency issues: "Gaikai’s servers are running at 60 fps. We’re using modern hardware and not five-year-old hardware.” Take that, old hardware.…

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RPS Asks: Cloud Gaming = PC Gaming?

Pay attention, students - here's your homework for today. Cloud gaming services such as OnLive and Gaikai: discuss. They're on the rise, and approaching the point where they're not just a fascinating gimmick but a viable way of playing high-end games at reasonable graphical quality. But what do they mean for PC gaming? Indeed, can they be considered PC gaming? And most of all -…

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Gaikai’s Cloud Gaming Service Condenses

So Dave Perry's cloud-based online gaming service, Gaikai, has launched. Well, sort of. Peculiarly, the site is currently pitched as "online advertising network", and seems to neglect selling the idea to us gamers, opting instead for enticing their commercial clients. There are ways to get in there and try the service, however, as explained on Perry's blog (scroll down a bit). Test games include Mass…

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Watch Dave Perry Talk Gaikai

What a terrible name, for a games on demand thinger. Anyway, below there's 17-minutes of footage of the Shiny-one talking about Gaikai, his latest project, courtesy of all-seeing news-tube VG247. In it he reveals that the service is looking at a launch in California in "the first quarter of 2010", with a beta test proceeding it. All being profitable at that point, they'll roll out…

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