Verizon is reportedly working on a video game streaming service

Feb 4, 2013
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It appears the next big battleground for gaming might be in the streaming world.
Yet another major company, Verizon, is reportedly launching a game-streaming service of its own to presumably compete against what could be similar offerings from companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, and others.

According to The Verge, Verizon is launching a game-streaming service called .... Verizon Gaming.
The platform is reportedly already being alpha-tested with the Nvidia Shield device. In the future, it'll be rolled out for Android smartphones, according to the report. It'll support an Xbox One controller paired wirelessly with the Shield or Android device, apparently.

More than 135 games are currently up and running with the current testing phase, including Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption II, God of War, Battlefield V, and and many others.
The current testing period is focused on making the experience as smooth as possible, the report said.

There is no word yet on a release date or pricing for Verizon Gaming; as mentioned, it sounds like it's still very early days for the platform.

Credit: GameSpot
Source: Verge
Mar 9, 2014
The good thing about there being too many companies getting in on the streaming services means some real fierce competition driving the quality up and the prices down. There isn't room in the market for everyone but whoever is left at the end of the initial battle will be offering what promising be a great service. I look forward to watching the giants battle it out to the death!