Gaikai to partner with

Tuesday, 21st June 2011 14:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen

VentureBeat‘s reporting that Gaikai will partner with US retailer Walmart and its website

Users will be able to click on a link on the Walmart website to play a game’s demo, like Dead Space 2, for free with the cloud service.

“Over the next 12 months, when people see a video game on TV and want to try it out, they can be sure the fastest way will be on Walmart’s website,” said Gaikai creator Dave Perry.

“It’s an exciting time and you’ll see more sites around the world doing these stealth launches with us.”

Gaikai will be paid for the amount of minutes a user plays a game using the service, as part of the deal between retailers.

It’s the latest development in a battle between Gaikai and OnLive in a period where the cloud has been a big talking point since E3.



  1. Christopher Jack

    I think Gaikai has a better idea for video game streaming than OnLive. Video game streaming just doesn’t make for the perfect experience but demoing a game the exact way you would watch a youtube trailer seems like genius.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    “The Future.”

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I can see the aplication here, but D. Perry is going in the wrong direction.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    I hope to see Gaikai partner with the likes of Steam, Gamestop & Game, fuck downloading 1gb demos. Would also be excellent if either/both Sony & Microsoft adapted it, or made their own demo streaming service for PSN or XBL respectively.

    #4 4 years ago

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