Samsung to let you play games and Skype on its latest Smart TVs
Samsung has announced that it will be showing off new content for its Smart TVs at the IFA show in Berlin next month. The company will be debuting a number of game titles as well as Skype video chat with HD support and group chat. How the move will affect Google's Android TV efforts announced earlier this year is still unclear, but for casual gamers Samsung's move may appease minimalists who don't want to connect another box or tablet or phone to their living room setup.
Though the move may negate the need to connect your phone or tablet to a Samsung HDTV to get your gaming groove on, you still can use Samsung's Galaxy devices as a game controller as well as the company's Gamepad and Smart Control.
The game titles that will debut on Samsung Smart TV Games Panel include:
Need for Speed Most Wanted – one of the most popular racing games on the market, released by EA, and boasts fast speed, crisp graphics and true-to-life scenarios.
Real Football 2014 – a football simulation game from Gameloft, featuring improved graphics and animations, while offering users the ability to create, play and manage football players and teams.
Golf Star – a true-to-life golf experience from Com2us that features realistic graphics, techniques from golf pros and a simulation powered by real physics-based gameplay.
Is Samsung's Smart TV's new content enough to make you want to skip a casual game box or even Android TV in your living room? Hardcore gamers who use a Playstation or Xbox will likely still want to keep those consoles plugged into Samsung's new TVs though.