Abiding its rule of integrating almost the whole thing into itself, the Smart TV also has a limited number of games, obtainable as downloadable apps, for the playing delight.
Now, the days of downloading ‘Tekken Vs. Street Fighter’ or the latest ‘Resident Evil’ on to your TV are some distance away indeed, which means you’ll still require your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii for the time being. Additionally, none of those games available (with the likely exception of the massively addictive ‘Angry Birds’) will equal the gaming skill already on offer in your consoles, but that does not signify that the selection of games available on your TV come in any way incomplete. You will find sim games, puzzle games, card games and plenty more also. Again, Smart TV is making huge enhancements to the capable area of TV (as anyone who ever loved the old ‘Teletext’ games will confirm).
An additional much-maligned type of amusement frequently patrolled by the ‘fun police’ is console games (see our first article for details). Which began with a simple misunderstanding, one stating that console games were exclusively for children.
Now, this was not initially true and it is not true today, but there is an era where consoles and peripherals were principally geared towards kids and juvenile teenagers. Then naturally, the cultural watchdogs backlashed against games in much a similar way they did against movies within the 70’s, music by the 60’s and comic books in the 50’s.
For our Hardcore gamer knows implicitly that a number of games are designed with adults in mind (these usually are the ones that have the title spelt out in blood, or the choices to disembowel hookers for additional points) whilst some are made for children (its a hint if nobody actually tries to kill you over the course of the game and you’ll finish it in a matter of hours) exactly like movies, books and anything else it is possible to imagine, most are catered for. The games you will find in your Smart TV are typically pretty simple plus the great thing about downloadable apps is, if you have any difficulty whatsoever with lurid game content available, then basically don’t download it.
Right then, let’s have a look at some of the games you can download on your Smart TV (NOTE: Please do remember that not all games are compatible with all models, so the games discussed below are just a selection that I find fascinating. In case you’re after a particular game for the Smart TV, be sure you buy a TV that can actually play it).
‘Texas Holdem’ is a poker sim that allows you to play games of virtual poker, either alongside the computer or your friends. So far as I know, no actual money changes hands in TH, but it’s advisable to double check that before you bet your mortgage (even though you have a straight flush). One more game that’s great fun to experience with friends is ‘Dynamic Bowling’. DB is another simulation that allows you to, yep, you guessed it, go bowling. This game could be played alone or with friends. My guidance is to practice in the home and dazzle your friends by bowling a perfect game. ‘Bejewelled 2’ is the sequel to the admired ‘Bejewelled’ a game title that has enthralled and addicted my very own father for about 3 years now. Bejewelled (which I won’t break down to initials for obvious reasons!) is addictive, stimulating, challenging and, especially, enjoyable.
So here you go. I’m sure that, as the months and years go on, an incredible many other gaming apps might be added to the Smart TV’s choices. Watch this space!
What are the video games offered to play on the Smart Television