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Game streaming in beta on Ouya, Lego Batman 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction available

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Posted on May 1, 2014 AT 11:51am

Playcast Media’s cloud gaming service is now in beta on Ouya, with Lego Batman 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction up and playable, the company announced.

“Playcast bridges the visual computation and content gap between Ouya and the consoles,” CEO Guy de Beer said in a press statement. “In this beta, we will be employing for the first time the power of a public cloud system, and a set of technologies that is set to overcome the limitations of streaming over the open Internet. Initial results have been very encouraging, and we hope to expand the program soon.”

According to Playcast, their OnLive and PlayStation Now–like game-streaming service already has a long list of publishing partners signed up, including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Konami, Warner Bros., 2K Games, Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Capcom, Codemasters, Disney Interactive, Sega, Atari, THQ (not sure how…), “and a lost list of indie studios.”

Although, to be perfectly frank, I find any company’s whose website description is “It works. It makes money” and whose official website contains image of raining money a little unsavory. But multiple reports have pointed out that Playcast’s services continue to do well in Europe, so. Don’t knock it before you try it, I s’pose. That is, if you even own an Ouya.

We here at EGM do, so we’ll investigate the beta on the Android-powered machine later.

Source: Playcast Media

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
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