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Gaikai – flash based streaming console gaming

There’s an interesting video up of Gaikai, the new venture from David Perry (the man behind Shiny Entertainment & games such as Earthwork Jim). It will apparently allow anyone with a fast enough connection to play a wide catalog of 3d console and PC games, without needing any fancy 3d hardware. The games are hosted on the Gaikai servers and apparently streamed to the player in real time via the Flash player.

Gaikai – Video Demo

It will be interesting to see how they work around various technical obstacles… getting Flash to work with various console controllers for one.

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