Has any established gaming platform that has ever existed (except for maybe the super early ones) made game-collecting a thing? Trying to play every game on a console is a silly and pointless fools errand -- yeah you could do it, but there's no inherent value. At least to me, it seems like the value-add for a system like this is to effortlessly play games with your friends, and then maybe to check out some console exclusives that represent interesting gameplay. Who in their target market wakes up and says to themselves "I need to play every game ever released for this new platform"? They're doing lifestyle segment marketing already, hence the smiling clean-cut millenials sitting and enjoying quality time together, they're encouraging me to want to be like those people, but then I read the line and instantly asked myself "why would I want to do that".
Just seems like the marketing team took the wrong turn on the road to being different. Maybe I'm totally wrong, and I'm just one data point, but also, maybe it's that that line that was awkward.
[EDIT] - On second thought, my original post was badly phrased. It's not the "weakest tagline I've ever heard", it just seems to massively NOT fit the context/platform/product.
It's a shame because it used to be really awesome. In the early days you didn't even have to register for an account, just boot up the webpage on your phone and enter the code on the big screen.
It's fun but thing is, paying 5$ a month is too much for the fun I got from it. It would be better if it worked like Jackbox with a single higher fee.
Why they don't reserve your session based on a cookie or something like that is completely beyond me. Hell, even the phone going to sleep in most cases is enough to bump you out of the game.
Basically, why not have a QR code in addition to the URL displayed?
This will not replace console gaming, this won't even a good alternative to the casual party games you can run on most smart TVs these days.
It's an interesting idea but the availability of established and better alternative on the market just won't allow it to establish itself.
Like what? The only similar game I know is Jackbox Party games and it certainly won't run on any smart tv, you need a proper computer/console to run it.
Plus you have plenty of various social and card games on the Android TV Google Play store.
Any phone with BT can be used as a controller for an Android TV which can run more games than this platform.
There are also plenty of apps that allow you to use your phone as a controller to a PC/MAC and even another phone (the latter is Android only afaik but it also could potentially work on iOS).
The biggest problem is always content, split screen games aren’t really a thing which means that AirConsole has to subsidize game development which is why the library is so poor since they do that they essentially subsidize much more established platforms for them it’s not only a hard race to compete in to begin with but also one where they actively support the competition.
Game recommendations anyone?
Obviously the performance is bad for games requiring quick response times but with that said there are a couple of ones you would think wouldn't work with the delay/lag but actually work fine (racing games). The best games are the party games though.
If we're talking about trademark infringement, then this is not even close (it's impossible to confuse the two products). If we're talking about being nice: if you had to avoid every single established name of every single minor product in every single country in the world... you would have no names left. All new products would have to make up gibberish names.
I appreciate that for some reason this device is "mainstream" in your eyes and should have some extra special protection, but that's not the way international agreements on trademarks work -- for a reason.