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Google Moves Further Into Video Games With New Streaming Service

Google has launched a preview of an service that lets users play video games streamed over the internet to Chrome browsers, according to this report from ZDNet. The service–some details of which we reported in February–is the latest sign that Google is serious about entering the video game market after several years of rumored projects that never came to fruition. 

It is still unclear if Google will rely on Chrome as the basis for its video game strategy or whether it will develop custom hardware, such as game controllers, that could help the company carve out more of a presence in the living room. But the launch of the preview shows that Google feels it has tackled the considerable technological hurdles of video game-streaming and is gearing up to compete with commercial video game-streaming services from Nvidia and Sony.

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