CLOUD GAMING on your Internet connected telly just got a step closer with Blizzard's World of Warcraft (WoW) coming to Google TV.
Taking gaming out of the PC and console markets and onto set-top boxes has been in the works for a few years. However, we've not had a cloud delivery service or set-top boxes capable of gaming. Now there's good news for MMORPG fans that a cloud system called Gamestring Adrenalin can pump WoW through Google TV.
The Gamestring Adrenalin service was developed by Aftercad and the company claimed it's possible to waste a million hours playing WoW through Google TV. The remote play technology allows punters to install the Gamestring Adrenalin host server on your PC. Once installed, gamers can play and share gaming on a Google TV. The service even allows punters to share gaming over mobile devices like tablets and Android mobiles.
"Our GameString technology represents the next generation in cloud gaming as it doesn't rely on downloads, plugins, Java or obscure codecs to work," said Aftercad CEO Chris Boothroyd.
"The proof is in the fact it works with the Google TV right out of the box while other cloud gaming services will have to write an app to run it on," he added.
Aftercad has posted a video of WoW running on Google TV using its Gamestring Adrenalin service. The company also reckons you'll be able to play StarCraft 2, Civilisation 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Fallout: New Vegas, Mafia 2, Bioshock Infinite and Duke Nukem Forever. µ
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