Gamestop Introducing Cloud Gaming Service “Spawn” For Tablets and Connected TV’s – Launching Next Summer


Looks like Gamestop will be the newest company to jump head first into the cloud gaming scene, announcing today a new service called “Spawn,” launching sometime during the summer of next year. Gamestop’s president Tony Bartel revealed the news in a conference call yesterday saying,

“Based on consumer feedback, our success in selling mobile devices and the imminent launch of new consoles, we have decided to move our technology to a PC-based model. Customers tell us that they prefer to leverage cloud gaming to power their mobile occasions, and we are in active conversations with publishers and developers to leverage our patented game virtualization technology to deliver hundreds of games to PCs, tablets, and connected TVs. We expect to launch this new service in the summer of 2013.”

Spawn wont exactly work the same way as competitors like Onlive. Spawn will be different in that it wont virtualize and stream PC games primarily, instead streaming console titles, requiring separate consoles for each player with it’s own game. Keep in mind Gamestop’s will not be streaming console games to consoles, only “PCs, tablets, and connected TVs” in which Android tabs are a shoe-in.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  2. Xbox360 on PC? I’m in!

    Also that’s hell a lot of xboxes.

    1. All the warranty repairs

  3. I have trust issues with that company.

  4. Screw that. What they need to do is find away to get items in a timely fashion. I’ve had a damn Nexus 7 on reserve at my local GS for what will be a MONTH next Tuesday!

    1. Ah… That means you must have pre-ordered on July 31 week. Dude you screwed yourself over. I got my pre-order, made on July 17 week, on Aug. 07. The guy even said it would be there on Aug. 7th. too. You missed your chance. I hate to tell you like that.

      But from what it sounds, it seems like it takes a month for them to ship. I’m hoping for the best that you get it next week. I mean, GameStop did say it would take 3-4 weeks to ship. And if it isn’t here in 3, it’ll be 4. I hate the wait. Hope it gets to you soon.

      If it makes you feel better, I don’t have any “issues” with my tablet. No screen bull or any of that stuff. LoL!!

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