|By Roger Strukhoff||
|March 2, 2011 12:00 PM EST||
Spoon, a Seattle-based virtualization and Cloud Computing company specializing in letting users launch desktop apps via a plug-in but with no further installs, has launched its Spoon Cloud Gaming service, a free service that delivers on-demand desktop games.
More than 200 titles were offered at launch, including Jewel Quest and Farm Frenzy as well as the massively multiplayer game Second Life.
Gaming seems to be a natural fit with Cloud Computing's elasticity. Company Founder and CEO Kenji Obata is making this theory real, noting that Spoon is "(bringing) virtualization to the gaming community," adding that the company's approach is to use "a hybrid of remote and local computing resources, reducing bandwidth requirements while ensuring smooth, uninterrupted game play."
Sounds like a trend to me.
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