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7:09 PM on 02.15.2013

WSJ says that next PlayStation will stream PS3 games

Whatever this next PlayStation system is will stream PS3 games via Gaikai technology, says a WSJ source (subscription required). Remember when Sony bought Gaikai? This is what they were planning, it seems. Backwards...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 10.12.2012

The DTOID Show: Darkstalkers, Serious Sam, Rockstar & BL2

Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show was a whopper! Of NEWS! Yes. A bunch of stuff is coming to XBLA, PSN, and Steam (such as Serious Sam 3: BFE, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and Toejam & Earl) and Borderlands 2...

Max Scoville

11:15 PM on 07.02.2012

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed, Gaikai, Ni No Kuni

Hey guys! Tara and I are back from the scorched wasteland of Southern California, where we were for VidCon. I'd like to thank you guys for putting up for Friday's canned rehash episode. I promise we don't do any more of thos...

Max Scoville



Sony acquiring Gaikai, plans new cloud streaming service photo
Sony acquiring Gaikai, plans new cloud streaming service
by Conrad Zimmerman

Big news tonight as Sony Computer Entertainment has announced their impending acquisition of the cloud-based gaming start-up, Gaikai. The announcement comes two weeks after rumors began circulating that Gaikai was seeking a buyer and a press release states the price of the acquisition at roughly $380 million. Unsurprisingly, Sony plans to utilize Gaikai's resources and experience in the development of a new cloud gaming service.

Gaikai has been showing off their tech and talking up cloud gaming as the future for several years now. I've been rather impressed by what they were accomplishing with browser-based streaming and of the few companies really pushing at this frontier now, they're the ones I expected to make the most impact.

It seems that Sony would agree. Expectations of a PlayStation 4 which runs entirely off the cloud should be non-existent (though I have faith in the power of the internet to make that happen). It does provide some indication as to how seriously Sony may take cloud gaming, possibly positioning to beat the competition to the punch in rolling such features out on their systems. 

So, is it an exciting future yet?

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10:45 AM on 06.22.2012

Gaikai is looking for a buyer, wants $500 million

Rumors started circulating before E3 that Sony was looking to buy Gaikai, the cloud-based streaming game service. That...didn't happen. The start-up is looking to be bought up, though. CNN Money says that the company has alre...

Dale North

4:25 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Samsung slides under Gaikai's bedsheets

It looks as if LG isn't the only electronics provider getting chummy with Gaikai as Samsung announced today that some of their TVs will also incorporate cloud gaming.The Samsung LED 7000 series and up will all allow owners to...

Victoria Medina



Report: Sony turning to Gaikai for backward compatibility photo
Report: Sony turning to Gaikai for backward compatibility
by Jordan Devore

Sources have indicated to GamesIndustry International that Sony has made a deal with Gaikai to offer first- and third-party PlayStation and PS2 games on PS3 via streaming. Presumably, we'll hear the official details about this next week during E3, assuming it's the real thing.

While backward compatibility is a feature some of us are certainly adamant about, I don't know that cloud gaming is quite there yet in terms of picture quality and latency, although NVIDIA would probably disagree. Perhaps that's a sacrifice worth taking in order to play our favorite older-gen games on modern hardware.

Sony brings backwards compatibility to PlayStation with Gaikai deal [GamesIndustry International]

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6:30 PM on 05.15.2012

Gaikai to offer Hawken prior to its full launch

This probably goes without saying, but, December isn't exactly right around the corner. As such, the wait for Hawken has and continues to be a test of my patience. Cloud gaming service Gaikai has reached an agreement with Met...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 04.06.2012

Try the Mass Effect 3 demo on Gaikai

Gaikai, a PC game streaming service similar to OnLive, has just launched a Mass Effect 3 demo for your perusal. If you haven't tried Gaikai yet, it's basically an online cloud based demo service that allows you to buy the gam...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 03.08.2012

LOTR Online and D&D Online going cloud streaming

First it was the move to free-to-play that brought throngs of new players to both The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online in the past. What's there left to do? Well, cloud streaming, of course! Starting...

Brett Zeidler

1:00 PM on 01.13.2012

CES: LG televisions with streaming cloud gaming built in

At CES 2012 television maker LG showed a prototype set that is capable of playing games from the cloud, with no other hardware required. Simply plug in a controller to your TV and play games in HD. The future is now. Almost. ...

Dale North





3:00 PM on 07.05.2011

Gaikai signs agreement with Capcom for streaming service

Cloud-based streaming service Gaikai has announced that they've signed an agreement with Capcom Entertainment  Gaikai’s service will will now power future Capcom titles, which means Capcom games inside we...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 06.22.2011

Gaikai to stream games to Walmart's game website

Gaikai has signed on to supply streaming game services to Walmart's new Game Center website. Games Industry says that this site allows gamers to test out games like Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 straight from their browser. ...

Dale North