Telecom seeks trialists for 'Netflix-like' ondemand gaming service

Free audio stream, including stories that are padlocked on our site. Listen on any device, anywhere. Updated twice daily. The audio stream takes several seconds to start on Android devices.

Launch Radio player

Telecom is seeking trialists for an on-demand gaming service called Aircade

Telecom Digital Ventures, the Telecom innovation and incubator unit, has completed internal technical tests on Aircade, a cloud-based platform that allows users to access and play quality video games anywhere, anytime, similar to streaming services like Spotify or Netflix, the company says.

A public trial is now open for registration as Telecom Digital Ventures looks to New Zealanders of all ages to help put the service through its paces and provide feedback on the experience.

If the trial is successful, Aircade could revolutionise gaming for price-conscious players and button-bashing families who want to enjoy quality titles without spending hundreds of dollars, or even thousands, on a high-end console or gaming rig, Telecom says.

In fact all trialists need to get into the game is a PC or Mac, and a good broadband connection with plenty of data on tap.


This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7489 -0.0054 -0.72%
AUD 0.9804 0.0044 0.45%
EUR 0.6932 0.0000 0.00%
GBP 0.5067 -0.0003 -0.06%
HKD 5.8076 -0.0415 -0.71%
JPY 90.0620 0.1000 0.11%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1198.2 -6.000 2015-03-27T00:
Oil Brent 56.4 2.710 2015-03-27T00:
Oil Nymex 48.9 -2.560 2015-03-27T00:
Silver Index 17.1 -0.071 2015-03-27T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5854.2 5854.2 5854.2 -0.56%
NASDAQ 4921.8 4948.5 4891.2 1.15%
DAX 11927.1 12090.1 11868.3 1.83%
DJI 17727.5 18008.6 17712.7 1.49%
FTSE 6855.0 6914.6 6855.0 0.53%
HKSE 24727.5 24949.3 24486.2 1.51%
NI225 19295.2 19474.1 19285.6 0.65%