March 6, 2018 - Written By Manny Reyes Amazon has acquired cloud-based gaming platform company GameSparks for an undisclosed amount in a move to help developers create games in a live setting, among other services. GameSparks announced that it is officially joining Amazon and will be working to further expand the services for game developers moving forward. As part of the deal, Amazon will be providing a wide variety of cloud-based services built by GameSparks to game developers and publishers in various areas such as multiplayer, live game operations, meta-game and economies, infrastructure, and core platform-as-a-service.GameSparks has a broad scope of supported platforms, which include MacOS, Windows, Xbox, Steam, and many more. It is also built on multiple platforms such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services. Combined with Amazon’s own resources, GameSparks will be offering solutions designed to help developers build features including leaderboards, … [Read more...] about Amazon Acquires GameSparks, A Cloud-Based Gaming Platform
The name Zeus seems to be one of the most frequently used in the last few days in the phone world. The reason for this is not a sudden interest in the Greek mythology, but rather the fact that this is the rumored codename of the new Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone.After we showed you what is the supposed image of the intriguing-looking device, now one more interesting but unconfirmed piece of information is available. According to the rumour, the Playstation Phone's gaming platform is called Z-System and is more of a software for the phone rather than a hardware part of the handset. All these facts sound logical since Sony Ericsson holds the trademark for the term and it is approved by the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property in a filling category associated with "software for interacting or playing with electronic video games."You can see the supposed specs of the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone on our website, but a quick glance reveals that it is rumoured to support one of the … [Read more...] about The new Playstation Phone’s gaming platform is called Z-System?
Google is reportedly working on its own cloud-gaming platform, called Yeti, and an all-new games console to go with it.The Information claims that Yeti will be a subscription-based streaming service, although we're not yet sure whether the games will be PC versions or streamed Android gaming titles, like you can get through rival cloud gaming platform Hatch.Apparently, Yeti has been in development for a couple of years at least, although Google purchased Android gaming company Green Throttle Games in 2014, so that might have been part of even earlier plans.Cloud gaming is available elsewhere, with Nvidia offering Nvidia GeForce Now on its Shield TV box and tablet devices. Sony also offers PlayStation Now on its consoles, and there are other platforms available around the globe.It hasn't been hugely successful to date, however, with some, such as OnLive, struggling to acquire significant amount of subscribers. Indeed, OnLive went bust and its own hardware left defunct.Will a Google … [Read more...] about Google working on own games console and cloud gaming platform, “Yeti”
Hatch, a mobile cloud gaming platform available for Android devices, has come to the UK and Ireland. And because it is in beta form at present, you can play fully games with no in-app purchases from more than 100 developers and publishers.It is available to download on Google Play now and is currently ad-supported so there are no charges. In future, there will be a subscription option available too.Hatch is sort-of a mobile gaming equivalent of Netflix or Spotify. It works by streaming mobile games to your handset or tablet rather than installing them individually. You play games just as if they were housed on your device, but over the internet instead.Your control commands go to the Hatch servers while streamed video of the gameplay is sent to you. Latency is very low, so you shouldn't notice that the games are stored in the cloud.One benefit to the system is that you only have to install the one application - Hatch itself - so don't need to up up stacks of storage. However, it does … [Read more...] about Hatch is a cloud gaming platform for your Android phone, and currently free
Telegram, the messenger application that promises users end-to-end encryption, has just been updated with a new feature that will allow fans to play games within their chats. The announcement mentions the addition of a new bot-powered Gaming Platform, so you can use bots to play games, which are complete with graphics and sound.For the time being, there are 30 games that you can play within Telegram chats, but hundreds more are expected to arrive in the coming months. In order to start playing games, you must interact with their bot directly, or using the inline mode by typing “@gamee” in a group and choosing a game to start playing with your friends.Obviously, you can play these games solo, but if you find one that you think you're better at, you can definitely challenge your friends from other chats by sharing it with them. According to Telegram, the new Gaming Platform saves high scores for every game played in every chat, so you check out how you and your friends are … [Read more...] about Telegram launches bot-powered Gaming Platform, so you can play inside your chats