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  • Mass Effect 2 looks like it runs rather well on a netbook when using Gaikai

    Want to know how Gaikai works or how it will run a game like Mass Effect 2 on a netbook with a “single core Atom CPU”? Engadget has you covered.

  • Gaikai enters open beta with 11,000 invites

    David Perry’s confirmed that Cloud gaming service Gaikai has now entered open beta, with an initial round of 11,000 invites having been already sent out.

  • Perry: “Major” US games site wants to host Gaikai closed beta

    David Perry, founder of Gaikai, has said he is close to landing a deal with a “major” US gaming site which wants to host the North American beta for the cloud service.

  • David Perry: Gaikai already feature complete, will be out of beta in “mid-December”

    OnLive’s been going through some growing pains, but awkward teenager or not, it’s still available for all to try. Its main competitor Gaikai, however, has definitely subscribed to the mantra of “slow and steady wins the race.” When, though, will it finally cross the finish line? Speaking with VG247 during an interview at GDC Online […]

  • Gaikai takes shot at OnLive, beta servers now live in Italy, Japan

    Gaikai’s closed beta servers are now live in Italy and Japan, according to the service’s creator, Dave Perry.

  • THQ and others feel Cloud gaming is the future

    THQ CEO Brian Farrell is a proponent of Cloud gaming, and believes it has the potential to lower the “entry barrier” into gaming for consumers who don’t wish to spend the cash on a console.

  • Gaikai signs EA, moves into 2011

    Gaikai has announced it’s struck a multi-year deal with EA to include some of its more popular PC titles when the service launches.

  • WoW shown running on iPad via Gaikai

    Got about $500 to spend of an iPad? Get World of Warcraft for it.

  • OnLive subscription service will draw customers to Gaikai, says Perry

    David Perry has said that OnLive’s pricing model will cause gamers to flock to his free cloud service, Gaikai.

  • Perry’s Gaikai service raises $5 million VC

    Big Dave Perry’s Gaikai game service has raised $5 million in venture capital funding, according to a US SEC filing uncovered by Gamasutra. According to the doc, Mitch Lasky, a former Activision exec and current partner at tech-investment firm Benchmark Capital, is a contributor.

  • Xbox Live boss: Cloud gaming won’t overtake consoles any time soon

    European Xbox Live boss Jerry Johnson has seen what streaming videogame services like OnLive and Gaikai have to offer, but – despite their potential ability to send his main moneymaker packing – he’s not too worried. “Streaming technology is something that the industry is betting on longer term… right now I don’t believe that technology […]

  • Gaikai works – video proof from Germany

    IGN’s just posted a video of Keza MacDonald playing WoW and Mario Kart through Gaikai. Watch it after the break. It works. No doubt. There it is: working. As MacDonald says in the WoW bit, the lag is “hardly noticeable”. The footage was filmed in Germany; the server’s in Holland. It was confirmed this morning […]

  • Gaikai closed beta to launch in Europe “later this month”

    Dave Perry’s Cloud-based Gaikai system is to get a closed beta in Europe this month. “Over 30,000 people have already signed up to help test and many came from Europe, they were really bummed that they would be left out of our launch plans,” said Perry, speaking in a statement you can find after the […]

  • Perry says extra Gaikai servers will be “ready to go” as needed

    David Perry has said that should servers for Gaikai reach maximum capacity, more will be waiting in the wings just in case. This would help keep costs down, bypass the need to create more servers in a rush, and forgo being swamped with backlog. “We only buy them based on demand. Why does that work? […]

  • Playcast beats OnLive and Gaikai to the punch… kinda

    Playcast Media System is launching a large-scale pilot of its streaming game service today, which pulls audio and visual data from offsite computers in a way similar to OnLive and Gaikai. So, have the two big names been one-upped? Well, not exactly. See, Playcast’s service is only launching in Israel — for now. The service […]

  • Perry: GaiKai isn’t for the hardcore, wants new audience

    Dave Perry has said that cloud gaming service GaiKai isn’t not aimed at the hardcore market at all but he’s hoping to bring the wow-factor to the non-gamer. “GaiKai is not built for hardcore gamers – those are the guys that want HD, 60 frames per second, who are happy to sit for an hour […]

  • Video interview – Perry on Gaikai, service for Q1 2010 launch after closed beta

    Cloud gaming service Gaikai is aiming for launch in early 2010 after a closed beta, creator David Perry told VG247 at Develop in Brighton today. “If it all goes to plan we’re looking at the first quarter of 2010, and there’ll be a closed beta before that,” he said. “As of last night we have […]

  • David Perry says that gaming should be more convenient

    David Perry says that gaming should be more convenient for players and the limitless power of cloud computing could help consumers get games easier and eventually lead to less clutter on shelves at home. “Facebook is a really good example of how data ownership is changing,” Perry told attendees at Develop. “People don’t really care […]

  • Gaikai running WoW, Mario Kart, Spore, more in Firefox – first video

    Here we go! Dave Perry’s released a long video of his Cloud gaming app Gaikai in action, showing World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Mario Kart 64, Spore and others playing in a normal Firefox browser with apparently no plug-ins or downloads necessary. Watch it after the break, and stay with it right to the end. […]

  • Gaikai demo pulled from E3

    David Perry’s abandoned plans to showcase Cloud gaming service Gaikai at E3, according to BigDownload. The OnLive competitor has been yanked from the event thanks to patent issues. “Unfortunately David is going to have to postpone all E3 interviews relating to Gaikai – until various patent filings are complete,” said a PR rep in statement. […]

  • Perry announces Gaikai, OnLive rival

    David Perry’s confirmed a name for his Cloud gaming service, which is to be called Gaikai. The Acclaim boss has told GI he believes his take on console-less gaming will win out over OnLive thanks to the fact there’s no need for a browser plug-in the play its games. OnLive requires a 1Mb download to […]