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New Android powered set-top box to feature subscription game client

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2011 16:43 User comments (8)

New Android powered set-top box to feature subscription game client Vestel, the company that just showed off their TV with a built-in BitTorrent client, will be selling an Android powered set-top box featuring a subscription game client.
The client will connect to an all-you-can-eat subscription service called GameTanium, provided by Exent. The games will run on Android smartphones and tablets as well as the set-top boxes.

It will even be possible to use another Android device as a game controller for the box.

"The point is to let consumers play wherever they want to be entertained," Exent CEO Zvi Levgoren told VentureBeat. "This is the next big domain for gaming entertainment."

He added, "We can take advantage of both the accelerometer and the touchscreen as controls for Android games," Levgoren said. "It is a very intuitive user experience that maintains the original game play and control."

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18.9.2011 16:48

wow

28.9.2011 22:59

Quote:

We can take advantage of both the accelerometer and the touchscreen as controls for Android games

FAIL...no one wants to use a touchscreen cell phone as a controller for a video game...they only do it because it is a bother to carry around a DS3.


39.9.2011 3:15

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:

We can take advantage of both the accelerometer and the touchscreen as controls for Android games

FAIL...no one wants to use a touchscreen cell phone as a controller for a video game...they only do it because it is a bother to carry around a DS3.

Very true! I got my phone hooked to TV so I could play Resident Evil 3 on PSX4DROID on TV screen, and while it looked even better than a PSX, I couldn't even get around without looking at the phone screen! making it pointless...


:/

49.9.2011 3:28

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:

We can take advantage of both the accelerometer and the touchscreen as controls for Android games

FAIL...no one wants to use a touchscreen cell phone as a controller for a video game...they only do it because it is a bother to carry around a DS3.

Very true! I got my phone hooked to TV so I could play Resident Evil 3 on PSX4DROID on TV screen, and while it looked even better than a PSX, I couldn't even get around without looking at the phone screen! making it pointless...

You can use a DS3 with most Android handsets.


59.9.2011 5:56

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Quote:

We can take advantage of both the accelerometer and the touchscreen as controls for Android games

FAIL...no one wants to use a touchscreen cell phone as a controller for a video game...they only do it because it is a bother to carry around a DS3.

Very true! I got my phone hooked to TV so I could play Resident Evil 3 on PSX4DROID on TV screen, and while it looked even better than a PSX, I couldn't even get around without looking at the phone screen! making it pointless...

You can use a DS3 with most Android handsets.
Yeah, but I don't have one...btw I am using hacked Android on my Samsung Wave. Still not perfect.

:/

69.9.2011 10:33

The Datel Wii wireless classic controller is ultimate controller to use on any android device period. Devices now even have the Wii IME connect already installed

I forgot to add it's also $52 shipped straight from Datel and can be used as one controller for the Wii with direct sync

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Sep 2011 @ 10:37

79.9.2011 10:48

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
The Datel Wii wireless classic controller is ultimate controller to use on any android device period. Devices now even have the Wii IME connect already installed

I forgot to add it's also $52 shipped straight from Datel and can be used as one controller for the Wii with direct sync
Does it have shoulder buttons for L1,L2 and R1 and R2??

:/

89.9.2011 16:11

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
The Datel Wii wireless classic controller is ultimate controller to use on any android device period. Devices now even have the Wii IME connect already installed

I forgot to add it's also $52 shipped straight from Datel and can be used as one controller for the Wii with direct sync
Does it have shoulder buttons for L1,L2 and R1 and R2??[/quote/


Yes there are 4 buttons on top that can be set as whatever you like plus the dual shock analogs are awesome then you have your 4 regular buttons, start, select, and a home button

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