GameStop has been buying up companies recently in order to diversify its business. Basing most of its growth on used games has caused the actual gaming industry to dislike dealing the company, and internet delivery systems like Steam is bypassing retail altogether. So what do they do? Stream games to tablets.
There isn’t a lot of detail for the announcement, but it’s going to be “cloud gaming” services, like OnLive, which basically renders games in the server side and streams interactive video to you on any device. This makes a lot of sense, since tablets trade CPU power for increased battery life, but can play back video well since it’s just a giant screen. [Phonedog via PCWorld]