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Dave Perry pulls Gaikai game streaming service demo from E3 2009 [Update]

Several days ago, the folks at OnLive revealed they wouldn't be showing their upcoming game streaming service at E3 2009. The reason? "More than anything, E3 is a retail-oriented conference, both for retail platforms and retail publishers, and OnLive is neither." However, game design veteran Dave Perry had already announced that his rival game streaming service, with the awkward name Gaikai, would be demoed at E3 2009. Indeed Big Download had scheduled a meeting time to see the demo during the show next week.

Now it appears that Gaikai won't be making an appearance at E3 either. According to an email note from the company's PR spokesperson that was sent to Big Download, "Unfortunately David is going to have to postpone all E3 interviews relating to Gaikai - until various patent filings are complete. He had hoped that they would be finalised prior to E3 however, it's now apparent this is not going to be possible." So it seems that the much touted future of playing PC games won't be showing up at E3 in any form.

Update: Perry has updated his Twitter page with word that while Gaikai won't be shown to the press at E3 next week he will be showing the tech to prospective game publishers behind closed doors.

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