Friday, September 13, 2013

Can you play games on a smart Television

Ongoing its rule of integrating basically the whole thing into itself, the Smart TV has a restricted number of games, available as downloadable apps, for the playing delight.


Now, the times of downloading ‘Tekken Vs. Street Fighter’ or the latest ‘Resident Evil’ directly to your Smart tv are a long way away indeed, which means you’ll still need your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii for the time being. In addition, none of the games available (with the possible exemption of the massively addictive ‘Angry Birds’) will match the gaming skill already available in your consoles, but that does not signify that the selection of games available on your TV are in any way limited. You can find sim games, puzzle games, card games and lots more besides. Once again, Smart TV is making immense improvements to a versed area of TV (as anyone who ever enjoyed the old ‘Teletext’ games will attest).


An additional much-maligned form of entertainment frequently patrolled by the ‘fun police’ is video games (see our first post for details). Which began using a simple mistake, one stating that video games were exclusively for kids.


Now, this wasn’t firstly accurate but it is not true today, but there is an era where consoles and peripherals were principally aimed at children and young teenagers. Then obviously, the cultural watchdogs backlashed against games in much a similar way they did against movies in the 70’s, music by the 60’s and comic books in the 50’s.


For that General gamer knows implicitly that some games are created with adults in mind (these are usually the ones that possess the title spelt out in blood, or the choices to gut hookers for additional points) whilst some are made for children (it has a hint if nobody actually tries to kill you over the course of the game and you may finish it in a matter of hours) just like movies, books and everything else it is possible to imagine, most are catered for. The games you will find on your Smart TV are typically pretty innocent plus the wonderful thing about downloadable apps is, if you’ve any problem at all with lurid game content available, then basically do not download it.


Right next, let us have a look at some of those games you are able to download on your Smart TV (NOTE: Please do be aware that not all games are compatible with all models, so the games discussed below are just a selection that I find fascinating. If you’re after a particular game for your Smart TV, ensure you purchase a TV that can actually play it).


‘Texas Holdem’ is a poker sim that permits you to play games of virtual poker, either alongside the computer or your friends. So far as I know, no real money changes hands in TH, but it’s advisable to double ensure before you bet your mortgage (even if you have a straight flush). One more game that is great fun to experience with mates is ‘Dynamic Bowling’. DB is another simulation that allows you to, yep, you guessed it, go bowling. This game can be played alone or with friends. My advice would be to practice at home after which dazzle your mates by bowling a perfect game. ‘Bejewelled 2’ is a sequel to that admired ‘Bejewelled’ a game title that has enthralled and addicted my very own father for about 3 years now. Bejewelled (which I won’t break right down to initials for clear reasons!) is addictive, stimulating, challenging and, particularly, enjoyable.


So there you go. I’m sure that, when the months and years go on, an excellent many other gaming apps will be added to Smart TV’s choices. Watch this space!



Can you play games on a smart Television