LG touts tellies with cloud-gaming capabilities
While OnLive gets into GoogleTV
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. ®
Imagine you have to buy a "blue" TV to watch channel X, and a "red" TV to watch channel Y. Think that'd work?
Why do TV companies think creating lots of tiny little niches is a good idea? It'll just mean that the vast majority of their potential customers will ignore those niches.
10% of a standard that works on every single TV will be worth a hell of a lot more than 100% of a niche that is only available on 10% of TVs.
when the tv dies do you lose your games? or just buy the box to play the games?
im not sure consoles will die off as some people arent internet connected with them
how is the lag? i cant image it being a good platform for FPS (not that consoles are good at FPS i guess)