The best in PC gaming finally arrives for your tablet
If you’re ready to play big-name triple-A PC games on a mobile tablet, gaming companies WikiPad and OnLive have you covered.
Using game-streaming technologies from OnLive’s CloudLift service, the Wikipad 7 will allow you to play full high-end PC games, both single and multiplayer from any digital download service like Steam. The service will extend to the just announced Wikipad Gamevice controller, which will give you the same controller system for Apple’s iPad mini, letting you play games you never thought you’d be able to on a smaller mobile device.
The Wikipad 7 is a drop-in game controller and tablet optimized for games that provides buttons to gamers on the go, letting you focus on the gameplay without your fingers getting in the way.
OnLive is a download/streaming video game service that lets you play a ton of different PC games on a variety of devices, like the Mac, PC, and now tablets. CloudLift is a $8 per month beta service that streams games like Batman: Arkham City, Metro: Last Light, and F1 Formula Racing — games that used to require a high-end PC — right to your device of choice.
That you can now use the mobile Wikipad 7 Android tablet, and soon the iPad mini, to play these games is a very big deal.
The CloudLift service is available now on the Wikipad 7 device, itself a $200 gaming-optimized and fully-functional tablet, and will hopefully come to the iPad compatible Gamevice controller device by this holiday season.