Perry announces Gaikai, OnLive rival

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 2 April 2009 09:02 GMT

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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 work on PC and Mac.

“Our solution is arguably better than anything OnLive has – they’re never going to be able to beat us on this,” said Perry in an exclusive interview published today.

“They have to download 1Mb and install it on your computer. What does that mean? It means that everyone in schools, or any kind of uptight or professional business location is not going to be able to download some random game via the internet and install it.”

There’s an interview here.

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