Verizon is testing a Netflix-style gaming service that features the latest hits


We’re fast approaching the moment when expensive hardware will no longer be the deciding factor in which video games you can and can’t play. And it looks like Verizon wants to be one of the first contenders aiming to disrupt an entrenched market.

Leaked emails and images indicate that the company has reached the alpha testing stage for a new service called Verizon Gaming. The Netflix-style interface would allow users to select the tile for the game they want and start playing, based on what we’ve seen.

The report comes from The Verge, which confirms via leaked materials that the service is already up and running (for participating testers) on the Nvidia Shield set-top box. Additional documentation suggests that one goal is to bring Verizon Gaming to Android smartphones. Read more…

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