Spawn HD-720 allows console games to be played from a network-connected computer
by Mark R
Spawn Labs has put out a new device called the HD-720, a device that can give a gamer the ability to play their Xbox 360, Xbox, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Gamecube console video games (no support for Wii, apparently) from a network-connected computer, just like sitting in front of their console-connected computer.
Whoa, hold up. Are you saying that someone has invented a device that allows me to play console games on a computer? All I can say is: it’s about time. Hit the jump to find out what the Spawn HD-720 can do.
* When at home, if someone else is watching the TV to which the game console is attached, the gamer can go to a different room in the house and play from a computer across their home network.
* When at home, a gamer can play a game on their console and TV, while one or more friends play together in the same multi-player game session from their homes on a computer across the Internet.
* When traveling, gamers can play games anywhere with a broadband Internet connection.
* When at home, a gamer can invite friends to watch live game play, in real-time across the Internet.
* Whether at home or on the road, the gamer can capture video clips of a game play session to watch and share with others.
You realize what this means, don’t you? It means if my wife wants to watch Grey’s Anatomy, and I just want to get my game on, then I can just go to my computer and play while she watches Mc-stinkin’-Dreamy.
Also, I can invite my friend to play with me from his computer from a distance. He doesn’t even have to come over to play anymore. I can also capture video footage of my gameplay as an added bonus.
The Spawn HD-720 is available now for $199.95, with additional external Spawn Gamepad Adapters for other remote players for $39.95 each.