Want to play "World of Warcraft" through any browser on the go, even on your iPad? Well, a new service from the folks at Gaikai.com aims to make that possible. The company's CEO, video game industry veteran David Perry, claims to have seen such technology in action and posted a photo as evidence. If Gaikai does he what he claims, PC gamers may have wonderful world of travel gaming waiting in the not so distant future.
"Was walking through the office, saw this, thought you'd like to see," he noted. "Soon I'll be able to play 'WOW' with my Cornflakes!"
He and his company hope the service will make other games streamable as well.
"We're really interested to see what works well with streaming and will be trying just about every genre of game, on every device possible as we explore server-side computing," he explained. "This is 'World of Warcraft' streamed from a Gaikai server over regular Wifi."
Wifi sounds like a necessity at this point if such bandwidth-heavy activities as streaming "WoW" raids become widespread. The iPad 3G has been attracting attention for the last few days due to reports of Netflix and ABC's television app being blocked from the network. Extended trips through Azeroth probably won't be much more desirable, assuming bandwidth turns out to have been the chief concern in such limitations.
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