KDDI launching cloud gaming service

sonicKDDI will launch GameNow, Japan’s first cloud gaming service, on its Cable TV networks powered by Ubitus on the “Smart TV Box” on March 1st.

GameNow turns the “Smart TV Box” into a powerful game console, bringing consumers an instant video gaming experience right from the box. Without the hassle of loading discs, downloads and installation times, consumers can play console-quality video games on demand, including blockbuster titles like Konami’s PES and Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog.

As an initial promotion, KDDI is offering all users two months free trial and the first 5,000 subscribers a gamepad for free.

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