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Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.
Gaikai is announcing today it has signed up another partner — Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment — for its game-streaming business where it embeds instantly playable game demos in the web sites of its publishing partners.
Gaikai, the game streaming company, has kept a low profile recently, but a quick survey of the web shows that the company has scored some big deals with online retailers. Among those that have quietly adopted Gaikai are BestBuy.com, YouTube, Capcom and Ubisoft in its online UbiShop, VentureBeat has learned.
Game-streaming startup Gaikai said today it has raised $30 million in a third round of funding.
Game-streaming startup Gaikai has scored a major deal to stream high-quality video games for Walmart.com, the online division of the world’s biggest retailer, VentureBeat has learned. If the new way of selling games works out, it could mean a big step forward in digital game distribution.