Spawn Labs, a startup launching today at TechCrunch50, wants to do for console gaming what the Slingbox did for TV. With their Spawn HD-720 box, users can remotely connect to a console via their laptop.
In other words, if you want to play a game on your console remotely, you can connect to your system by downloading the Spawn Player application on your computer. The box transmits a 720p picture over the connection and allows you to control the game with "an input device of your choosing." The box works with all of the major consoles and is available starting today at $US199. The only problem is that until the majority of our games are loaded on console hard drives, it would mean that we would be confined to one game while travelling. Still, its an intriguing idea. Would it be something you could use? [Spawn Labs via TechCrunch]