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NewsPoster Jun 11, 2013 07:58 AM
LG adds GameNow streaming gaming service to new smart TV range in US
LG is adding cloud gaming to its latest smart <a href="" rel='nofollow'>televisions</a> in the United States, thanks to an agreement with Ubitus. In a similar manner to how <a href=" ion/" rel='nofollow'>OnLive</a> and <a href=" re.consoles/" rel='nofollow'>Gaikai</a> operate, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>GameNow</a> allows various games to be rendered on company servers and streamed to the TV over the Internet, rather than being downloaded and installed onto local storage. <br />
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While it eliminates the need to buy a separate game console or set-top box, GameNow will still require extra hardware in order to actually play games. The LA7900, LA8600, and LA9600 smart TVs will need the F310, F510, F710, or Rumble-Pad2 game controllers from Logitech, or the Joytron Rumble Power or the Joytron Rumble Power 2. <br />
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The games being offered through the service are said to be "triple-A" quality, with <em>Street Fighter X Tekken</em> and <em>Batman: Arkham City</em> being given as examples, and users will have a 30-minute free trial of each title before making any purchases. <br />
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The GameNow service itself is free at present, but it is expected to change over to a subscription or "game pack" model in the near future, with pricing yet to be determined.
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