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Comcast May Partner With Electronic Arts To Stream Games To Your Cable Box

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    Comcast may partner with Electronic Arts to stream games to your cable box | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Sean Hollister - May 2, 2014

    -- Comcast customers may soon be able to play games like Madden and Plants vs. Zombies on their TV sets without a game console in sight. Reuters reports that Comcast and Electronic Arts are nearing a deal to stream games much like on-demand movies, after testing for two years in secret.


    According to the report, the service might be limited to Comcast customers using the company's premium X1 cable box interface, which already offers a selection of apps and on-demand movie titles. Following a deal, that service would start with casual and family games, with the possibility of adding action games and first-person shooters, according to the publication's five anonymous sources. Specific games haven't been decided. Customers will use tablets as their game controllers, according to Reuters.


    While the service could compete for the likes of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo video game consoles — in addition to other game-capable set-top-boxes like Amazon's Fire TV — it might also be a bet on the future of video game delivery.


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