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7-03-2009 @ 2:39PM
Well to be fair to Perry, he announced Gaikai immediately after OnLive went public with their service at GDC. Both services have been in development for a while, though there business models and underlying technology are different.Mike Schramm, you ought to take a look at Perry's blog post concerning the demo video (http://www.dperry.com/archives/news/dp_blog/gaikai_-_video/). He goes over some of the technical details of the video like the round trip distance to the server used in the demo (800miles), virtualization technology, bandwidth (about 1mbit for most of the demo), and more. That there are now multiple companies vieing to be the first to deliver a service like this, and the two most prominent are planning roll outs for this fall, I don't doubt we will see streaming WoW in the very near future.
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