LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics (LG) and Ubitus Inc., a worldwide technology leader in cloud gaming solutions, today announced at E3 that GameNow™ cloud gaming service will be available in the latest lineup of LG Smart TVs. Customers who purchase a new LG Smart TV model in the United States can start enjoying a rich library of AAA and massively multiplayer online (MMO) titles right away.
GameNow turns LG Smart TV into a powerful game console, bringing consumers the video gaming experience previously unavailable on home TV units before. Without the hassle of loading discs, time-consuming downloads and long installation times, consumers can now play console-quality video games on demand, including blockbuster titles such as Street Fighter X Tekken and Batman: Arkham City that usually require high-end hardware to play.
"LG is constantly striving to bring consumers the best home entertainment experience possible directly through LG Smart TVs," said Richard Choi, senior vice president of the Smart Business Center at LG Electronics. "By utilizing GameNow gaming technology powered by Ubitus in our latest Smart TV lineup, our customers can enjoy blockbuster video games on demand without purchasing a dedicated gaming console."
"We are thrilled to team up with LG to make cloud gaming an integral part of the new consumer TV experience," said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus. "We believe consumers will be amazed at how effortless it is to enjoy console-quality games directly and instantly on their LG Smart TVs. Select, click and ready to play, just like the way they've been enjoying video-on-demand services."
A free beta trial of the GameNow service for high-end LG Smart TVs is now available at LG Smart World. The full GameNow service for the entire 2013 LG Smart TV lineup will be launched in the near future. For more information, please visit www.lg.com/us/smart-tvs and www.ugamenow.com.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 offices around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.
About Ubitus Inc.
Ubitus Inc., the technology leader in deploying cloud-enabled rich media services, offers innovative cloud computing solutions for device manufacturers, wired/wireless communication service providers, telecommunication operators and digital content developers. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company now has over 200 employees and offices in United States, Japan, Korea and China.
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