GDC11: Gaikai arrives

US-cloud based gaming service Gaikai has gone live with a number of EA-published titles available for online play in time for GDC 2011.

Announced by company CEO and co-founder David Perry on his blog, open cloud trial versions of Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2, The Sims 3 and Second Life can now be played through various urls while the service is shown off at meetings in San Fransisco.

At the Game Developers Conference in our meetings we will show some really high-end, high-performance games running at 60hz with no work needing to be done by the publishers / developers,” Perry states.

We have it live and working in 12 countries across 24 data centers. Our main focus however is our Advertising strategy, where we can put any game anywhere on the web. Our objective has been to empower publishers and retailers to give gamers what they keep asking for.

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