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LG is to build the Gaikai cloud gaming platform into future LG smart TVs.

All LG Cinema 3D TVs launched in 2012 will support Gaikai, a service the manufacturer claims runs on a "much more powerful hardware in the cloud than today's PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360" consoles. LG's TVs need no additional hardware and will run the service directly through their smart TV UI.

Gaikai's main rival, OnLive, this week announced a similar deal with Google. OnLive's cloud gaming service will be integrated into Google TV.

In 2010, Panasonic struck a deal with Ubisoft to bring specially developed titles to its IPTV platform, VieraCast.

As more and more manufacturers adopt a similar approach, it's hard to ignore the possibility that the dawn of the traditional consoles' demise is indeed upon us. ®

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