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Gaikai's Walmart Deal

A new Walmart Gamecenter Page offers online game sales, and will soon offer streaming game demos courtesy of Gaikai, the cloud-based gaming startup founded by Dave Perry. VentureBeat spoke with Perry about this development, and learned how it works:

With Gaikai, users can play any game through a web browser, without downloading anything. If the userís connection speed isnít fast enough, Gaikai doesnít make an offer to play the game. That way, users wonít have a bad experience.

ďOver the next 12 months, when people see a video game on TV and want to try it out, they can be sure the fastest way will be on Walmartís website,Ē Perry said. ĒItís an exciting time and youíll see more sites around the world doing these stealth launches with us.Ē

Under the deal with retailers, Gaikai gets paid for the number of minutes a user plays the streamed game. Perry said that Gaikai is in talks with 20 game publishers to enable them to reach Gaikaiís web site distributors. It already has a deal with Electronic Arts to stream its games.

7. Re: Gaikai's Walmart Deal Jun 21, 2011, 15:16 Mastaba
You do understand that this particular Walmart webpage has existed long before this announcement and that the Gaikai streaming effort via Walmart's page has not started yet, right?  
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