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News Sony buys Gaikai for cloud gaming push

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 2 Jul 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. amirkomet

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    Always online single player, DRM. Check!

    Force Subscription to play any game. Check!

    Create Monopoly. Check!

    Controlling distribution channels. Check!

    No physical disc or box cost at retail. Check!

    Closed off and internal market for price fixing. Check!

    Charge 3rd party and independent developers to get in on the action. Check!

    Centralize power; get rid of Game Spot, Game, and Destroy 2nd hand market. Check!

    Collect activity data of customers. Check!

    False security. Check!
     
  3. DrTiCool

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    yep, one day it's gonna be clouds only
     
  4. ssj12

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    how can Sony afford this?
     
  5. alf-

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    Sony may be doing poorly as of late, but they still have a crap load of assets on hand.
     
  6. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    You seem to be missing some of the main benefits for Sony. Effectively any branded Playstation device from phones to TV's will be able to play the entire PS catalogue of games and you now have backwards compatibility built cheaply into every device.
     
  7. Christof_II

    Christof_II SNAAAAAAAKE!!!

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    indeed, this is more than likely pocket change for Sony.
    You have to remember that Sony also has serious assets in the Film and Music industries as well as all their high tech interests. the Playstation brand and SCE are but small parts of a massive super corporation
     
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