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Ever wanted to play new PC games on the highest settings without spending the cash required for a high-end gaming rig? If Gaikai’s cloud based videogame service works as promised, the need for expensive computer components may be a problem of the past. The games run on Gaikai servers, and the audio and video is then streamed to you while you play them through your web browser.
A recent announcement for a multi-year licensing agreement with Electronic Arts suggests that there will be no shortage of titles for Gaikai’s upcoming service, which will support a number of big EA franchises, including The Sims, Battlefield: Bad Company, Dragon Age series, Mass Effect series, Medal of Honor series, and Need for Speed.
Above: Imagine playing The Sims 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, or Mass Effect 2 without an expensive gaming rig
“EA has some of the most important franchises in the video game industry, and we're excited to be able to use our streaming technology to help new audiences discover these amazing properties. We are also excited to be powering a cutting-edge digital strategy with EA developers", said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc.
Jun 21, 2010
World of Warcraft streams on the iPad. No signs of leakage detected
Image shows World of Warcraft streaming on the iPad via a Gaikai server