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Comcast Offering EA Games Via Their New X1 Set Top
by Karl Bode 06:40PM Wednesday Aug 28 2013
Comcast appears to be adding a new wrinkle to the company's X1 set top box: games. Jeff Baumgartner at Multichannel News has noticed that Comcast is testing a new service that will use EA's Origin game service to stream games to the X1. While the Xfinity iPad app description page insists the service offers "console quality games," we're probably talking about more casual fare, the likes of which won't have Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony losing sleep anytime soon. Comcast says their X1 is currently in around 53% of markets, and the company is working on their X2 platform which will add cloud-storage to the mix.

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newview
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The spawn of Satan

Be afraid ... be very afraid

tshirt
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The lines are getting blurry...

...TWC lets you use xbox as an STB and the X1 allows gaming on an STB.

Lone Wolf
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Horoscopes and Facebook

I wish they would let me delete these 2 apps from my X1 box. We don't use either of them.

But we might play games if they were free.

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Re: Horoscopes and Facebook

use your computer, several free "starter bundles" at the origins site right now. (real basic games)
Barovelli

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Two WCA Add Up To?

Comcast and EA, I bet Consumerist.com has a good story to say about two companies that are winners of it's Worst Company in America award getting together.

newview
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Re: Two WCA Add Up To?

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Two of the most-reviled companies in America — cable colossus Comcast and gaming Goliath Electronic Arts — appear to be working together, presumably to figure out a way to nickel-and-dime customers and then provide them horrible customer service, via a new gaming system that serves up “console-quality” games through Comcast’s set-top boxes.
»consumerist.com/2013/08/28/worst···top-box/

Darknessfall
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Cloud Gaming

Maybe it'll use cloud gaming? Is it possible to do with STBs?

Metatron2008
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Freemium comes to the comcrap!

Now you can overpay while you overpay!
me1212

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Yo dawg...

They heard you liked overpaying, so they put comcrap with the xbone