Posted by: L1H | July 1, 2009

System Requirements: None

I found this video demonstration of Gaikai on Raph Koster’s site here.

Essentially this technology makes the concept of a software “platform” an after-thought (other than your browser): the end user is simply streamed a game, software, whatever, directly to their computer from a host server.  You “interact” with the software as if it were installed on your computer.

This video is compelling, but you have to wonder how it preforms in “the trenches”.

However, even a small disconnect between input commands and game-play can rip you right out of a game, but I have to admit things look promising.

Imagine being able to play a AAA new title with beefy system requirements on a lower end net-book? 

This is mind blowing; I’ve heard about this tech this past E3, but seeing this demo really has me interested.  

What do you think?

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  1. Whoa! Very cool, very interesting. Of course, being the kind of guy that likes to have the CDs for all his games, the first thing I wondered was if they’d sell an “end user” version of the tech. I want to access my game collection from anywhere, not just the games that they’ve managed to get licensed.


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