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06-05-12, 09:00 PM
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/4261874/image001_large.png Cloud gaming services are a natural fit for smart TVs, and now two of the top TV manufacturers will be competing to see who can implement it best. Samsung has just announced a partnership with streaming game service Gaikai. "Samsung Cloud Gaming" will be available to users of Samsung's 2012 LED 7000 line or anything better; they'll be able to see the tool from the TV hub and demo or purchase games to play. Cloud Gaming will begin accepting beta users "soon" in the US, though we're not sure when the service will launch or what kind of selection will be available. While talking with us earlier, Gaikai executive David Perry touted (http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/31/3054710/gaikai-tour-samsung-tv-david-perry-interview-cloud-gaming-youtube) Samsung's position as a leading manufacturer, saying that "there isn't a bigger deal to do in cloud gaming."

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