Gaikai cloud-based gaming

Gaikai is currently in beta mode, but it is already capable of letting gamers have a go at a wide range of games and software for free, including Eve Online, Mario Kart, World of Warcraft and Photoshop – all you need is a browser as well as Flash support. Hmm, sounds like Quake Live in some aspects, eh? Well, without the need to install any software, we’re guessing that Gaikai and OnLive are pretty similar being cloud-based gaming services, as long as you have a decent broadband connection, you are good to go. Gaikai’s top executive claims that it does come with a more palatable marketing strategy though since the company aims to work closely with game publishers. We do wonder what the monthly subscription fee would be like, but it sure beats upgrading your machine all too often!

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