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E3 2012: Gaikai denies Sony takeover deal

Gaikai boss David Perry has denied that his company is in talks with Sony over either a streaming games deal or a takeover. MCV reported last week that Sony was close to agreeing a buyout of a streaming games firm. Gaikai then appeared to become the front-runner after issuing a …

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Perry to receive Legend honour at Develop Awards

Earthworm Jim creator and Gaikai visionary David Perry is to be honoured with the Development Legend award at the July 11th Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Perry will receive the award for the impact he has made on the games industry during his three decades in the business. Having previously created …

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Katy Perry teams up with The Sims

EA has announced a collaboration with Katy Perry which will see the music star appear in future DLC and ad campaigns. The publisher says Perry will work closely with The Sims Studio to help create in-game accessories, clothing, hairstyles and furniture. She will also appear in TV ads, online promotions …

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"Pre-owned is pushing devs into digital"

Game publishing and development firms are finding sanctuary in digital distribution platforms because boxed retail is dependent on pre-owned sales schemes, industry veteran David Perry has said. Speaking today at the Cloud Gaming Europe event in London, Perry said companies like Gamestop are getting so good at selling used games, …

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FEATURE: Heads in the cloud

Cloud gaming is on the horizon – but what does it mean for the industry? Top bosses frompublishing and retail forecast what trends we can expect to see as the technology catches on… The following is extracted from a a new report looking at the viability of cloud gaming from …

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Perry warns of Steam danger

Industry veteran and Gaikai founder Dave Perry has warned that while Valve’s Steam network is obviously a very appealing proposition for publishers, companies should be careful about handing over their digital futures to the digital retail powerhouse. When you outsource your digital strategy you are giving away your customers,” he …

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Gaikai grabs $5m in funding

A filing with the US’ Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that upcoming cloud gaming service Gaikai has received $5m in investment. The document also revealed that the business, backed by veteran designer Dave Perry, has former EA and Jamdat exec and current Benchmark Capital investment guru Mitch Lasky on …

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The Gadget Show does the App Store

The vicious commercial battleground that is the Apple App Store is to get a high-profile airing on British TV tonight as Five’s The Gadget Show engages in a spot of App war. Presenters Jason Bradbury and Suzi Perry will both set out to make a successful iPhone application, with the …

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Wii could do damage with Gaikai

David Perry has revealed he is eager to see the cloud-computing service Gaikai available on consoles, and thinks Nintendo would benefit from the service in particular. In a Develop Blog Post – which looks at the genesis of the Gaikai model – the Perry explained, What I would love to …

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Perry predicts death of physical media

Physical media is at the sunset of its lifespan. Eventually, all games will be based online. That was the view of industry veteran, and Gaikai founder, David Perry. Perry was speaking at an opening keynote at the fourth annual Develop Conference in Brighton, UK. In an address entitled Embracing the …

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