Gaikai - Game Demos, Any Device, No Downloads

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Gaikai Video Game Advertising Network | Play Video Games Online

    They have a demo for Mass Effect 2 (wait a few seconds and a pop-up will appear). It's a cloud based online demo system. No downloads, no installs, no plug-ins, nothing. Apparently works on any device.

    I tried this out today. I have a super fast connection at work and it ran as if it was on my own machine. However, on a slower connection, it's near unplayable. But this is pretty damn impressive stuff.
     
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    I hadn't even heard of this before.
    Sounds cool.
     
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    Joe, have you tried OnLIVE?

    Is it comparable technology?
     
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    I haven't tried OnLive. However, various tech media is saying this is basically the same thing, but for demos. Plus it works right in your browser window without having to buy any hardware or anything. Plus, it's free and will supposedly work on everything from computers to cell phones.

    I played Mass Effect 2's demo for like 20 minutes before clocking in at work this morning and it worked without any hiccups. Again, super fast internet here. Funnily enough, the marketing tool that it is made me want to guy buy ME2 for PS3.
     
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    :lol 

    It's a great game :) 
     

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