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Sony to purchase Gaikai for $380 million

July 5th, 2012 by Al Keenan the Bald Gamer Dude Comments

On July 2nd Sony reached an agreement with Gaikai, a cloud game streaming service for $380million (£242 million).

Gaikai (Japanese for Open Ocean according to wiki) is an online cloud game streaming service.
For those who don’t know what this means it’s basically a type of on demand service (like Netflix for games) so instead of downloading the game to your system and using up all your disk space, the company keeps the game on their server and you stream it from them.
This move by Sony had been going through the rumour mill at E3 and has been lighting up the internet too.
As we all know Sony announced a £4 billion loss for the last fiscal year, is this too little too late or will it change the way we play games in the future?

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