Gaikai to Power Cloud Gaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs

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QuadraQ

At the moment OnLive > Gaikai. Also LG TV's > Samsung TV's (barely). The good news is competition.

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Ledoubleu

Samsung would definitely have to address their Smart TV hub software. As is it's always sluggish and there is considerable lag from remote keypress to screen response.

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homie23mj

So this sounds like Gaikai is trying to do what Netflix has done with the Video Streaming. There is defiantly a demand and I believe that them partnering with Samsung is a good way to get confidence built and attract investors for upcoming demands. I am interested in it, if it takes off you can consider console and Game fly dead.

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Peanut Fox

No way. That would imply that this could deliver a similar experience that could be found on PSN or Live, and I don't think that will be the case.

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Valor958

You might be surprised by Gaikai if you haven't tried them already. I tried them out with a demo of Mass Effect 2 a while back and it ran pretty smoothly on good graphics settings. I was pleasantly surprised, but they may still have a way to go. Going mainstream with this type of service requires an entirely new level of system backbone than they started with. I'm optimistic about this working out, but there are certain downsides to this too... could be another excuse to raise game prices since people can effectively 'rent' PC games now.

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Peanut Fox

I would like to be able to use this with local streaming. Straight from my gaming rig in another room to my T.V. would be pretty cool. Maybe this is what the Steam box COULD be.

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illusionslayer

You seem to have missed the point of Gaikai and nVidia's new GRID tech.

The point is for them to render your games and stream you games that you might otherwise be incapable of playing.

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Valor958

Gaikai is a pretty good service, and once they completely address their bandwidth issues it will be what they said they wanted to be. I actually have a decent history with Gaikai and have seen them grow, but they're still not quite there. I'd be interested to see how the handle the growth they're aiming at too. They're looking at piping an entirely new level of streaming content than they are used to right now. I'd wonder if they can even handle it.

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