Next generation game advertising. Gaikai, currently in Open Beta - streams game demos across 12 countries. Offering consumers the opportunity to play demos, for free, in a browser. When the service launches it will also offer demos in Facebook. Gaikai also reduces the friction - no form filling, credit card details, downloads or installs delivers instant gaming to players and opens up a much wider audience for publishers.
I just tried the ME2 demo, and it was fantastic! Visually it seemed like playing it on a high-end pc rig (i was just playing on my Acer Aspire 7535) with almost no video cluttering. There was no delay from my input and the controls worked like it does work on a powerful gamer pc. This is a great Cloud gaming service, and i really look forward to be using it when it comes out :)
Dungeon Siege commented
Wow, what a concept... Thank God the technology is available or capable to provide Gaikai the ability to take game demos to the top. You guys at Gaikai are the best... TYTYTY for streaming the demos... I'm tired of demos on STEAM w/downloads...
Mads Mello commented
Tried Gaikai on my relatively low-bandwidth connection, but it ran smoothly :D I love the idea of never having to download and install a full game, and to be able to try them for a bit before making a purchase. Definitely deserves the prize for Best Cloud Innovation in 2010!
Hope could beat OnLive
Tried to run Gaikai beta test but servers went down so couldn't test :(
But Gaikai stream advertising is interesting business model :D
it's a Post Physical Storage Entertainment.
Used Gaikai , but only on Beta testing . Was really impressed with the capabilities of the service , despite , that I was playing via Wi-Fi and was located in Latvia . Had some mixed filling about the graphics , because I have an Xbox 360 a surely the graphics on that is much more higher that while streaming the game threw the Net. But let's say that you have only one Xbox at home , but someone else want's to play it as well , whit Gaikai now you can use your old PC or Laptop , not even carrying about your OS .(I have OSX so I am struggling with any games ) . But I liked to see such games like Crysis 2 working on that , and maybe some multiplayer would be nice to try to .