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  • Rens11 7 Jan 2014 17:45:06 1,814 posts
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    Announced at CES 2014 able to stream PS, PS2 and PS3 games to PS4 and Vita as well as gadgets including phones, tablets and TV's over the PSN network. Last of Us playable on Bravia tv's at CES 2014

    Closed beta to begin January 2014 (America)

    Edited by Rens11 at 19:03:12 07-01-2014
  • andijames 7 Jan 2014 18:11:40 2,894 posts
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    Somebody better get out the Vizzini bat sign.. this will cover the backwards compatibility he's been moaning about!

    Gaikai shows its face at last :)
  • Deleted user 7 January 2014 18:16:54
    Woo. Exciting stuff.

    I wonder if they'll build it into PS+ somehow.
  • fletch7100 7 Jan 2014 18:19:56 8,372 posts
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    Not buying Last of Us until it's on the PS+ "freebie" list
  • Flying_Pig 7 Jan 2014 18:30:06 16,272 posts
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    Yay \o/
  • Rens11 7 Jan 2014 18:55:51 1,814 posts
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    Surprised the beta is so soon hopefully means it will launch within the year
  • SolidSCB 7 Jan 2014 19:00:43 11,424 posts
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    We'll see it in the UK around 2017 then yeah?
  • Deleted user 7 January 2014 19:04:51
    They've done well to keep this quiet.  They must have been planning this since they bought Gaikai.  Before even.
  • Rens11 7 Jan 2014 19:07:39 1,814 posts
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    Hands on with last of us!
  • mrpon 7 Jan 2014 19:16:46 35,401 posts
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    /slobber
  • DarmokJalad 7 Jan 2014 19:19:06 63,703 posts
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    Wait wait wait, does this mean I can play some PS4 games on my vita without having to buy a ps4? Just a suscripion?
  • mrpon 7 Jan 2014 19:20:57 35,401 posts
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    No Razz
  • monkman76 7 Jan 2014 19:21:36 14,930 posts
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    @Razz PS1, 2 and 3 but not 4 I don't think.
  • Moot_Point 7 Jan 2014 19:24:50 5,530 posts
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    Rens11 wrote:
    Surprised the beta is so soon hopefully means it will launch within the year
    Wasn't Sony meant to be launching this service in the first quarter?
  • DarmokJalad 7 Jan 2014 19:25:32 63,703 posts
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    @monkman76 Cheers. That's still very impressive. If the price is right, I'm all over it.
  • nickthegun 7 Jan 2014 19:26:13 78,566 posts
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    fletch7100 wrote:
    Not buying Last of Us until it's on the PS+ "freebie" list
    oooookaaaayy
  • mothercruncher 7 Jan 2014 19:29:16 16,487 posts
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    Shirley they need an AMAZING slogan ala Microsoft's "All in one, Xbox One."

    Blam, Thwack, Kapow, Playstation Now!

    Or something about T'Pau.
  • Rens11 7 Jan 2014 19:35:25 1,814 posts
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    @Moot_Point

    Yeah but did anyone honestly expect them to deliver something as promising so soon? I was expecting delay after delay. We will see soon though hopefully
  • thedaveeyres 7 Jan 2014 19:39:20 13,891 posts
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    fletch7100 wrote:
    Not buying Last of Us until it's on the PS+ "freebie" list
    It's not even worth it then.
  • EMarkM 7 Jan 2014 19:46:23 4,480 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    Blam, Thwack, Kapow, Playstation Now!

    Or something about T'Pau.
    :D
  • Ultrasoundwave 7 Jan 2014 20:49:33 5,899 posts
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    The dream situation to come out of this?

    Streaming GTA V and The Last of Us, upscaled, on my PS4.

    Cant help thinking it won't be that simple though......
  • Carlo 7 Jan 2014 20:57:16 20,591 posts
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    Stream ps3 and ps2 games from my ps3 (launch model) to my ps4 and vita?

    Or have I misread this

    Edited by Carlo at 20:57:46 07-01-2014
  • Deleted user 7 January 2014 20:57:46
    This sounds good, but I wonder about the cost and how many games it will feature...
  • FanBoysSuck 7 Jan 2014 21:02:46 1,649 posts
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    "Gameplay was very responsive and completely lag free. Sony told us that a Gaikai server from down the hall was running the game."

    This sounds great and everything but I've got a feeling Sony won't be setting up servers at the end of the street for everyone. I'm staying cautiously optimistic on this one.
  • Flying_Pig 7 Jan 2014 21:17:31 16,272 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Stream ps3 and ps2 games from my ps3 (launch model) to my ps4 and vita?

    Or have I misread this
    It's all done via remote servers as a rental/subscription service like NetFlix
  • Deleted user 7 January 2014 21:30:27
    andijames wrote:
    Somebody better get out the Vizzini bat sign.. this will cover the backwards compatibility he's been moaning about!

    Gaikai shows its face at last :)
    @andijames

    How?

    Even assuming it released in the UK tomorrow, why would I be happy to pay a perpetual subscription for things I already physically own and have hardware that is powerful enough to freely emulate a Ps3 locally; called a Ps3 or PS4?

    Given how creepy Andy House looks and sounds when he's certainly not “wowing” me, I'm seriously considering trading both my PS4 and Vita, and just stick with the PS3/WiiU and buying a 3DS. The hardware side of Sony's business is still amazing, but the people and strategy behind the incompatible peripherals/hardware decisions, publishing, subscription and network aspect of Ps4 gaming is everything I loathed about Sega's Dreamcast and Microsoft's Xbox. And I hate the new pad compared to the DS3. I'm pretty sure they've already lost me as a customer, I'm probably just waiting for something else to make me act on that feeling.
  • Psychotext 7 Jan 2014 22:10:46 65,469 posts
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    FanBoysSuck wrote:
    This sounds great and everything but I've got a feeling Sony won't be setting up servers at the end of the street for everyone.
    No way, really?

    It'll be the same as it was. Fine for those who don't really notice lag / compression, annoying for those that do.
  • mrpon 7 Jan 2014 22:21:11 35,401 posts
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    So what are peoples cost estimations on this? Free to PS+ users to stream any PS1/2/3 game? A monthly sub ala Netflix? Or an additional annual cost, another £40 say?
  • Flying_Pig 7 Jan 2014 22:29:26 16,272 posts
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    @mrpon - suggestion is it'll be a rental model or subscription one. Say £8 a month, unlimited access? £4 to rent a game?

    I don't think Sony'll directly link it to PS+, but I wonder if Plus subscribers will get a discount...?
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