THE CLOUD

Will cloud-based gaming kill off gaming PCs? We ask Gaikai's David Perry

Owen Hill at

David Perry is a cloud-based gaming evangelist, as well as the man behind MDK, Earthworm Jim and Enter the Matrix. Sony are big fans of his; they just bought his cloud-based gaming service, Gaikai, for a $380 million.

Gaikai lets you stream games via your browser which are actually running on remote PCs elsewhere in the world. As long as your device can handle basic video, and your connection is good enough, you can play high-end games on extremely modest PCs, consoles, or even standalone TVs.


OnLive launches in the UK, pricing and games line-up revealed

Tom Senior at

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The cloud gaming service OnLive launches in the UK today. OnLive deploys advanced techno-magic that lets you play games hosted on powerful remote servers. Footage of your actions can be streamed to your PC, TV or iPad.

You can sign up for free at OnLive.co.uk and play 30 minute demos of many of the 150 launch games to test the service out. The starting lineup includes recent releases like Space Marine, Dirt 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with a big back catalogue that includes a range of titles, from Assassin's Creed 2 to World of Goo. Check out full list of available games on the OnLive site. See the co-founder and CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman demoing the service in the video above.