AT&T to Pursue Gaming Network for Android Users
AT&T has said that it plans to offer a mobile, social gaming platform for users of its Android smartphones. AT&T is partnering with a company called OpenFeint, which has 65 million registered users and more than 4,500 games in its catalog. OpenFeint offers users the ability to post scores in addition to live chats during multiplayer games. The platform competes with Apple's Game Center and boasts 15,000 registered developers. An AT&T spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal, "The net-net here is that we want developers to build more connected games for our customers." AT&T didn't say when the gaming platform might launch, nor which devices would be compatible with it.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.
YouTube Gaming Hits the Start Button
Google today fully launched its stand-alone YouTube Gaming site. The site features dedicated search algorithms so results focus on games.
Google Debuts YouTube Gaming
Google today unveiled YouTube Gaming, a dedicated video service that will focus on gamers. The site will have its own search algorithms so results focus on games.
Google Pushing Play Games 2.0 and Associated Dev Tools
Google today made Play Games 2.0 available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. The updated gaming center provides an entirely new profile interface and has otherwise been redesigned.
Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch
Sony today announced a new partnership with Twitch that will let select Xperia smartphones broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Twitch has allowed Android devices to view gameplay before, Sony's Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4v smartphones, and the Xperia Z4 Tablet can now push Android games to Twitch live.
wow, for a second
The idea isn't bad, but they should have brought in carrier partners, if not in the US (which they should) then go international.
I assume this isn't going to add to network problems?
You would think the better PR move would be to announce improvements and changes to their network.