NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2006 – Verizon and Intel Corporation have collaborated to enable consumers to play popular PC games on their television sets through IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology-based PCs, making the games more enjoyable and accessible than ever before.
The companies will also market a version of PlayLinc, a new game messenger that provides a faster and more entertaining way to enjoy multiplayer games online. PlayLinc, which is free, provides a variety of features, including free private servers, VoIP integration and the ability for players to track when their friends are online and ready to join a game.
“We’re creating a graphics-rich, ‘big-screen’ game-playing experience for the entire family,” said Colson Hillier, director of new product development for Verizon. “The games that families now enjoy on their PCs will become larger than life, more fun to play and accessible in virtually every room of the house, through linkages between a family’s PC and their TV. This is an extension of Verizon’s commitment to provide customers with the content and service they want, whenever they want it, and however they want to receive it.”