For a smart, thorough take on Sony's rumoured deal with a cloud gaming service, try this one from Digital Foundry.
In particular, there's something to the idea of Sony adding built-in video games to its TV sets by partnering with one of these cloud services given, as Digital Foundry also says, Gaikai is going to do just that with LG and its smart TVs.
Could Sony's deal include something like its PlayStation-branded 3D television? A PlayStation-branded TV set with integrated game streaming? Who can say?*
*Everyone, in five days, following the Sony E3 conference.
I know this is off topic, but....DAT GLARE...Is it the camera or is it just that glaring? I'm not even sure which image is from the monitor and which image is a reflection.
It's only a matter of time, and technology is finally getting to a point where it's becoming semi-viable. If it doesn't happen now, it will in a few years.
Let me get this straight: A regular television with access to a service like Onlive? If this is accurate, it mMakes sense, honestly, since you're already bundling services like Netflix and Pandora with new televisions.
This is a good idea, it would allow the gamer to have additional hard drive space on their TV and could also spread out the market to have pre bundled TV sets EG. The EA sports pack that comes with all the major EA sports games for that year, or an RPG set with major RPGs bundled preinstalled
I already think this will be the ultimate future of gaming. It's a logical transition that the television will become a stand alone box that does everything. I just don't expect to see it in any practical form for another 10 years.
@endorbr That might just be the ultimate in system competition. Instead of consoles a gamer would have to buy multiple TV sets. Although i'm almost 100% sure that a law would be passed making that illegal. Additionally even hardcore games would be baffled at the idea of having multiple TV sets just for gaming
@Harkonnen84 I actually think it will be more likely that you'll have one TV set that does everything. Gaming consoles will give way to cloud based digital services and we won't have any need for extraneous boxes because all content will be digital streamed to your TV.
@endorbr When i think about it more, its most likely that it will come down to TV brands than anything. Buy a Samsung and get 15% off Sony games for 2 years with contract. If anything being more like a cell phone service. Alternative buy the new microsoft TV and get 5 free microsoft games!