The search engine giant Google has made it to headlines with once again with its new gaming application called Google Play Games. This is the new application that will be completely dedicated for the social gaming service. This new application was revealed by the Google officials at an event in San Francisco. At this event the Search Engine giant made many announcements and launches. If we look at the new launches made by Google at this event, the search engine launched their new Tablet device into the market under the batch name of Nexus 7. The Google official also announced the roll out of new operating system Jelly Bean 4.3. This will be the new version and will be incorporating many features like restricted profiles, new Bluetooth software application, and many other features.
The new Google Play Games application will be available in the new Nexus 7 tablet, and this application can also be spotted at Google Play Store. The new application allows the users to browse through their previously played games, and the users can also keep a track of games played by their friends on Google Plus. This new application also allows the users to check for the new achievements of their friends in the game and can keep a close track on them. This new application has the provision to invite new players and friends in multi player games.
Though, most of these features are available in the individual games but the new application accumulates all social gaming features under one umbrella, giving better access and information to the users. Google arch rival also have similar set of features in Apple Game Center, where it keep tracjk of all the games that the user has played and it also records all the achievements and levels scored by the user. There are other companies like Microsoft who offer this service to its users through Xbox Live social gaming services, and Amazon offers this service through Game Circle.
OnLive gaming service is one of the popular online gaming service in the United States, and this gaming service provider has recently entered the UK market. OnLive has launched Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, which is compatible with PC, MAC and Android tablets. This controller is slowly garnering huge popularity in the UK market and it comes with a price tag of £40. Universal OnLive Wireless Controller has a compact design, and the games can be remotely streamed on the Mac, PC, or Android tablet. Though this application is still, not available over Apple devices, as the smartphone giant is still garnering consensus from their company experts over the inclusion of this application in Appstore. The officials are waiting or a formal approval from the smartphone giant Apple Inc, once they receive the approval this application will also be available over Apple devices, and the Apple users can take advantage of OnLive services. If we look at the architecture the games are present on the remote system, and the users have to download them on to their local machine in order to play the games. When the user connects to the internet the games are streamed onto light software client who is present on the local machine.
The company officials also stated that that the quality of the games is very good and the users must have a good and high speed internet connection in order to enjoy seamless gaming experience. The company official also stated that the users must have an internet connection with 5Mbps, for high quality gaming experience over Macbook Air or an Android Tablet device. Apart from that controller device OnLive has a neat little TV box called the OnLive Game System, which enables the user to connect this device to their television sets and enjoy gaming using Xbox controller. Company officials also added that it is a better system, because some games that are available on the internet require gaming capabilities like Xbox controller in order to enjoy the games, as it might not be suitable to play this games using a computer keyboard. Some people prefer playing with the keyboard, but you can have real fun using a controller. People who have both can swap controls to a controller or if they are tired of using controllers they shift back to keyboard and continue playing the game. This controller also comes with additional playback buttons like eject, play, and stop. According to experts Microsoft’ s Xbox controllers are more delicate and light weighted controllers but OnLive controller is sturdy, heavy and well built. The controller can be charged either by AA batteries or it comes with a rechargeable battery, which gets charged when it is connected to a power out through USB chord. OnLive controller is connected wirelessly to the device all the user has to be to connect the dongle to the system and switch on the controller device. We have to wait and watch how this new device will fare in the global market.
The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has been in the electronics business for quite some period. They have been pioneering the consumer electronics like televisions and music system for decades. Apart from this the Japanese consumer electronics manufacturers has also specialized in developing gaming consoles. The Japanese maker started their journey in gaming consoles by introducing their fist PlayStation gaming console. This device garnered huge popularity, and after receiving immense response for their devices the Japanese maker has introduced many iteration of their PlayStation gaming consoles. These devices were introduced in the market in different shapes and sizes. Sony PlayStation 3 Slim was the slimmest gaming consoles that were introduced in the global market by the Japanese game console maker. According to the company officials this device comes with many advanced features, and also the design of this gaming device is very slender which makes this device more attractive. The price of this new device is also very less in comparison to their predecessors. According to some experts this more compact and slender than Sony PlayStation 3, and also it is very silent in comparison to their predecessors. This device comes with a price tag of £250 in UK market, which according to the company officials and market experts much cheaper in comparison to PlayStation 3. Though this new device is less bulky, but some critics have revealed that its body looks very cheap in comparison to previous versions. Sony PlayStation 3 Slim does not carry the rich look as its predecessors do, and also it is incompatible with universal remote controls.
Some market experts revealed that, Sony has been dominating gaming consoles segment for quite some time, and this Japanese console maker has also dethroned gaming consoles giant Nintendo, with their fabulous Play Station, models, and also this company has given tough time to the software giant Microsoft, who have also pitched in their gaming consoles in the global market. But with launch of PlayStation 3 Sony lost its dominance in the gaming console market, as this device carried a huge price tag of £300, but later after looking at the market response the Japanese maker has dropped the price of this gaming console slightly. Later to regain the lost momentum in the market the Japanese maker has introduced this slender version gaming console in the market. If we look at the design and form factor of this new device, it is slightly thinner and narrower in comparison to the Original PS3. Sony also has made many changes to the design structure, and included different kind of buttons in this slender master piece. They have preferred to stick to matt finish device over glossy texture. Some experts also added that, the look and feel of this new game console is far better than Xbox 360 from Microsoft. Sony PlayStation Slim comes with Blu-ray support, which supports H.264, MPEG-2, AVCHD, DivX and WMV formats, this PlayStation device also supports MP3 and WMA audio files. Apart from this there are many other features that his device has to offer to its users.