The Steam Link for Android and iOS is set to be released next week.
Steam is primarily intended as way to download and play games on a computer. Eventually, Valve made it possible to stream games to a TV over a local network.
Now, PC games will be playable on mobile phones and tablets soon thanks to the Steam Link App. Available for iOS and Android, the free app is set to be released next week.
According to Valve, the developer of the Steam, Steam Link allows gamers to stream PC games from their Steam library to their devices. The phone or tablet has to be connected to a 5 GHz wireless network or a wired Ethernet connection. The app also supports Apple TV, Android TV, Steam Controller and MFi controllers.
The Steam Link app is not actually new. It was already available as a service attached to a set-top box through Samsung smart TVs. This time however, it will be available to everyone who has access to a mobile device for free.
Valve also announced a second app set to be released “later this summer”. Called the Steam Video app, it allows you watch the movies and shows sold by Steam on your iOS or Android device. This can be done over both WiFi or LTE. Additionally, users are also able to download videos to watch offline.
There are these childhood games that deserve to be remade on mobile. We wish to have these games that we enjoyed during our childhood be available on Android and iOS.
Gaming is one thing most of us enjoyed during our childhood. Through the years, some of us even continue to do so. It may be on gaming consoles or smartphones.
Let us look back and see what games we enjoyed during our childhood deserve to be remade on mobile.
Super Mario Brothers
The game with the famous plumbers was first released by Nintendo 32 years ago. Super Mario Brothers is one game most of us would have played. This was a successor to the Mario Bros, which was released back in 1983. Players must control Mario, or his brother Luigi, to overcome various obstacles in different environments in the Mushroom Kingdom. The ultimate goal is to save the princess from the evil kidnapper Bowser.
Road Rash is a classic motorcycle racing game released by Electronic Arts (EA) back in 1991. The player has to win illegal street races which tend to get violent. The game became so popular that EA decided to turn it into a series. This gave much income for the company for years. Road Rash first debuted on the Sega Genesis console and over the next few years made its way on to other systems as well.
Nintendo got into the smartphone gaming space recently, with games like Pokemon Go and Mario. The games have seen a lot of downloads and positive reception till now. But still, many people want to bring back the original Pokemon games like the Red and Blue to the mobile platforms.
Pac-man is considered to be one of the classics and remains to be popular up until now. This is an arcade game developed and released by Namco Bandai back in 1980. It is so popular that on May 2010, Google created an interactive playable doodle of the game for its homepage. The players have to navigate Pac-Man through a maze filled with dots. Pac-Man must eat all the dots and while doing so, there are four ghosts hunting Pac-Man while he finishes the objective.
Contra is a run and gun action arcade game. The gaming world was taken by a storm, back in 1987, with the release of Contra. This game was developed and published by Konami. The game was so popular that it went on to spawn 10 sequels over the years.
We truly miss these childhood games. Games which made us enjoy childhood. Simple and uncomplicated though these games may have been, but we had fun with it. Thus they deserve to be remade on mobile. So children of today’s generation may experience the fun that we experienced before.