GameString Adrenalin turns your Google TV into a game streamer, will WoW your couch (video)
byTim Stevens||October 31st 2010 at 5:15pmOctober 31st 2010 5:15 pm
We like the Google TV, we really do, we just think it needs another few months in the oven before it's really going to rock anyone's world. It won't just be Google that makes or breaks it, though, and innovative uses like GameString Adrenalin are certainly going to help. That site offers what it calls "Personal Cloud Gaming," letting you stream the output from seemingly any game on your PC to a browser, where it can be played on a number of devices. Chrome within the Google TV is just one of them, but given how something like a Revue comes with a keyboard and is usually attached to a big display it seems like a good choice. We can't be sure what the lag is like when playing in this way, but the video embedded below does make it look pretty snappy -- though hopefully the service doesn't force you to listen to the same classic Prodigy that trailer does. Right now the service is in free beta, so have at it at the source link.
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GameString Adrenalin Fires Up World of Warcraft for the Google TV
VANCOUVER, BC - Oct 28th, 2010- AfterCAD is pleased to announce that the very first game of Blizzard's World of Warcraft has been played on the new Google TV, using the GameString Adrenalin™. service.
"Using GameString Adrenalin, you can now play high quality game titles using the new Google TV." said Chris Boothroyd, CEO of Aftercad. "The Google TV is pretty cool and we thought it could also serve as a great game console for people who would want to play games they already have on the big screen right along side all of the other great content available on the Google TV. Now you can have it all!"
Aftercad has recently expanded its 3D web publishing efforts to include GameString.com for game developers and Renderjam v2 for CAD and GIS 3D broadcasting and remote access. As cloud computing continues its assimilation of other verticals, developers are looking to cash in on the new cloud gaming methods being touted by the current crop of cloud gaming services. The technology used by Aftercad GameString is different than other cloud gaming efforts and delivers the ability to leverage the full power of Flash or HTML5 on the client's computer or mobile device. This improves game performance and offers Game Publishers more options when designing and deploying games for the web.
"World of Warcraft is a popular game here with the staff at Aftercad so we felt it was appropriate that it should be the first 3D game played on the Google TV." said Boothroyd. "It works really well and you can watch the YouTube Video here":
"Our GameString technology represents the next generation in cloud gaming as it doesn't rely on downloads, plugins, java or obscure codecs to work. 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. For Game Publishers looking to leverage the cloud to spice up the production values for Flash based social games, it is clear our approach is the way of the future and the way to go."
To sign up for the GameString Adrenalin Beta, point your browser to adrenalin.gamestring.com
AfterCAD is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions that enable the viewing and publishing of complex 3D over the web. AfterCAD's technology allows organizations to publish, share, annotate and manage 3D data for Digital Prototyping, Manufacturing, Building Information Modeling and Gaming.
For more information, visit http://www.aftercad.com