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Gaikai Shack Up With LG For Cloud Gaming TVs

Matt Gardner
Cloud gaming, Gaikai, LG, Streaming games

Gaikai Shack Up With LG For Cloud Gaming TVs

Cloud gaming service Gaikai has announced a partnership with electronics manufacturer LG in a move that will see streaming games directly integrated into LG's future televisions.

"Thanks to the Internet, you can watch the latest movies and listen to the latest music practically anywhere," added David Perry, CEO of Gaikai, "but until today, to play the biggest blockbuster video games, every household has had to buy and set up expensive video game console hardware.

"That's all about to change and pioneers in the space can build direct digital relationships with their end consumers."

Well it's certainly possible, OnLive has proven that, although it's also cast an ill light on our patchy domestic internet situation too. LG are happy, though, which isn't surprising seeing as this gives their equipment a shiny, new USP, one that's perfectly built for the future.

"We care passionately about delivering the best content and most premium experiences possible for our valued customers", said Taeg Il Cho, VP of TV product planning group at LG Electronics, "The ability to have award winning games that run on much more powerful hardware in the cloud than today's PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, made this a must-have feature for our televisions and future devices".

No word on controllers, so we've fired off an enquiry to Gaikai asking whether there'll be a dedicated setup or the potential for third party support. Gaikai will be demonstrating the tech at CES today.

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