Sony Buys Up Gaikai, Draws Its Tentacles Around Video Game Streaming

Posted by | July 2, 2012

Gaikai has recently perfected a powerful video game streaming technology, allowing players to run recent games like Bulletstorm directly from their web browsers. Sony, perhaps in an uncharacteristic act of vision and foresight, has set themselves to buy up Gaikai for many hundreds of millions of dollars. This move would position Sony in a commanding lead toward the future of online gaming. The Wall Street Journal has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 2, 2012 5:15 pm

    Gee, let’s see. I could try out that demo over there, which takes three hours to download. Or, I could try this game over here, which plays right away in my browser. Hmm, I wonder which is gonna get played? That’s the power of streaming video games. Or, you know, making an MMO that runs at FPS speed and doesn’t have security problems because nada nothing is over on the player’s machine. Just some thoughts.

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