GameStop plans to start streaming games to tablets

Summary:GameStop is about to expand its digital presence with the announcement that the gaming retailer will start streaming content to tablets.

GameStop is about to expand its digital presence with the announcement that the gaming retailer will start streaming content to tablets.

GameStop recently acquired Spawn Labs, picking up its streaming technology in the process. Furthermore, GameStop's digital sales have grown astronomically (at least in comparison to physical sales) over the last year.

Thus, this news isn't a exactly a surprise, but rather an intriguing development. It only makes sense that GameStop would push getting games onto tablets (and other devices, likely smartphones), the new frontier of online and app-based gaming. Additionally, it looks like these games will be accessible using a cloud, thus games will (hopefully) be able to be accessed and continued from the same spot across multiple devices using the same account.

However, there are some catches: a subscription fee could be required along with limiting streaming access to accounts tethered to a GameStop's rewards points system. However, demos and trial periods are possibilites.

Would you be interested in streaming games to a tablet from GameStop, even with a subscription fee?

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Topics: Tablets, Hardware, iPhone


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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