E3 2012: Samsung says, "To the cloud!"

by: Nathaniel -
If you own a 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series or up Smart TV in the United States, then you'll soon find yourself able to stream a mix of family-friendly and triple-A games (Are they mutually exclusive now?) right onto your TV via Samsung's new Samsung Cloud Gaming service.

Samsung will soon be accepting beta-test sign ups for those with Smart TVs is the United States.  Beyond that nugget of information, however, you're on your own because they're not telling us how you sign up for the beta-test.

For full details, follow the jump.  Stay tuned to Gaming Nexus for more news on the Samsung Cloud Gaming service.  Certain factions within Gaming Nexus are extremely fond of the concept of cloud gaming, so no doubt someone around here will pass anything we learn on to you, our loyal readers.
Samsung Set to Become a Major Force in the Video Game Industry
New ”Samsung Cloud Gaming” service to instantly stream state-of-the-art console quality games directly to consumers on 2012 Samsung Smart TVs 

LOS ANGELES – June 5, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, revealed today its cloud-based gaming service: “Samsung Cloud Gaming”. Samsung Cloud Gaming, developed in partnership with Gaikai, a leading cloud-based video game platform provider, will stream a mix of family-friendly and AAA video games directly to owners of 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series and up Smart TVs in the U.S.

Samsung Cloud Gaming gives Smart TV users instant access to some of the video game industry’s biggest titles, without any need to download, install or patch/update games. In under a minute, consumers can find and start playing some of the most popular game titles on the market.

“Samsung is excited to deliver this revolutionary gaming experience that takes advantage of all the benefits of cloud-computing, all on the central screen of the home—Samsung Smart TV,” said Kyung-shik Lee, Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “With Samsung Cloud Gaming, Samsung’s leadership in Smart Content and commitment to providing consumers with an innovative Home Entertainment experience is evident.

“We could not be more thrilled to be working with Samsung, the world’s leader in consumer electronics,” said David Perry, CEO of Gaikai Inc. “Samsung Cloud Gaming will greatly expand the reach of the best games our industry can provide, then make them just as accessible as movies, TV shows and music.”

Samsung will soon begin accepting sign-ups for the Beta Test of its Cloud Gaming service on Smart TVs in the United States.

Cloud-based gaming provides consumers with access to high-performance games on Samsung Smart TVs without the need or challenge of using a console or additional devices. This service will demonstrate how the concept of “Smart TV’s” becomes smarter as Samsung enables incredible new capabilities like this. Consumers who own a 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series and up with a good Internet connection will have access to “Samsung Cloud Gaming” directly through Samsung’s Smart Hub.  Consumers will be able to try the games for free and only pay for games they fall in love with, making it the most gamer-friendly service possible.

Gaikai will showcase Samsung Cloud Gaming with gamepad support running on Samsung Smart TV’s at E3 2012 in Los Angeles.
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