During 2012’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Xbox caused a hush of silent awe followed by an outburst of joyous applause upon announcing the release of their companion application SmartGlass available for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, Android (version 4.0 and above) and Windows Server 2012. This application connects with the Xbox 360 and grants for more active entertainment, allowing mobile devices to serve as second screens as well as gaming controls. In order to fully enjoy online games such as Halo 4, it is recommended that your server speed be 1gbps unmetered and if its not, you had better do some online research and find a host that can get you saddled in and ready for this ground-breaking source of gaming entertainment.
One operating system, multiple devices
Don’t you hate it when you are about to conquer a level in a game that you have been working on for hours, perhaps days, when suddenly you have to leave home? Thanks to SmartGlass those days are gone, as now people can take their game with them on their Android smart phone. This is thanks to the application that married your Xbox, Internet connection, and portable device. In fact, SmartGlass has been so widely received that other companies are in a mad dash to create their own versions. For example, Nintendo felt the need to man-up. In an article published by Tech News World, the author stresses that Microsoft is going to face some competition in this multiple screen approach on the core platform, as Nintendo looks to roll out its next-generation video game console, the Wii U. According to the article, the device will incorporate a controller that is actually a mini-tablet that functions as a gamepad, game sensor and even a portable game machine. The article stresses that, although it is still too early to see if the gamming world will take to it, the Wii U could suffer from being too limited in that it is just a gaming control, whereas Microsoft appears to be working a broader strategy.
It is clear that SmartGlass will surely usher in an exciting new era of gaming technology that is sure to create a massive wave and powerful surge in greater technology demands. And what with the popularity of online gaming, rest assure you will need the latest and greatest service with Internet speeds and online servers. This could very well prove to be as huge as the technology surge was when, long ago, we said fair well to the 8-bits Atari and hello to the Nintendo 16-bits gaming console back in the dark ages when online gaming wasn’t even a concept yet.
The gaming future looks brighter than ever
With the advent of SmartGlass, bets are on the table that technology powerhouses will be racing to innovate their servers and Internet tools to meet the increasing needs of online gamers everywhere. As gaming technology and adaptability increases, higher speeds with better range will be a must. Check your specs, and if you think you might be on the fence between the lands of “then” and “now”, you had better make the needed upgrades.