There are two important cloud gaming services right now: OnLive and Gaikai. And it seems that Sony wants to integrate both of them into their current and future products.
First, it looks like Sony plans to include support for the OnLive cloud gaming service in their upcoming Google TV set top box, memorably named NSZ-GS7. The features of Sony’s set top box will hopefully justify its $200 pricetag, considering that the Vizio Co-Star Google TV is due to arrive for $100, also with OnLive integration.
Sony is making an even bigger move in the cloud gaming space with the just announced acquisition of Gaikai, OnLive’s main competitor, for $380 [...]
Hardcore gamers are most likely aware that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, takes place in Las Vegas this week, therefore we’re being bombarded with gaming-related news from left and right. In fact, Samsung decided it’s time to become a “major force in the video game industry” and released a press release to announce its Samsung Cloud Gaming project developed in partnership with Gaikai.
Before you ask, Samsung Cloud Gaming will be available only to 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series Smart TV owners, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see the South Korean company adapt it for other devices and even Android use at some point in the [...]